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Florida shooting: Should US gun raffles be cancelled?

February 19, 2018 - 10:10am
Fundraisers defend AR-15 giveaway in the wake of last week's Florida high school shooting.
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Beijing trials pay-per-ride scheme for lift passengers

February 19, 2018 - 9:56am
China's capital city is trialling a scheme that asks people to pay to ride up and down in lifts.
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Basque-speaking footballers told they could be sent off

February 19, 2018 - 9:53am
A referee threatens to send off players if they speak Basque in a fifth-tier match, according to reports in Spain.
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Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Court frees 475 suspects

February 19, 2018 - 8:50am
Twin brothers are finally free after waiting for a Nigerian court to hear their case since 2010.
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Israel-Poland spat: Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Tel Aviv

February 19, 2018 - 8:22am
It comes after Israel condemned Poland's PM for saying Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust.
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Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects 'physically threatened' witnesses

February 19, 2018 - 8:07am
The charity has for the first time published a 2011 report on sexual misconduct claims in Haiti.
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Gaza women's TV channel blocked by Hamas

February 19, 2018 - 7:46am
The channel's managers deny the Islamist group's claim that it did not have a broadcasting licence.
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Winter Olympics: Alexander Krushelnitsky subject of anti-doping case

February 19, 2018 - 7:33am
An anti-doping case is opened against Russian medal-winning curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, says the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
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'No shoes or socks' to stop India students from exam cheating

February 19, 2018 - 7:23am
The measure is meant to stop students from sneaking notes into the exam hall, officials said.
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Facebook to seek verification by post for election ads

February 19, 2018 - 6:53am
People wishing to take out ads naming political candidates will be sent a verification code in the post.
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Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage

February 19, 2018 - 6:50am
Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom.
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Stink bugs threaten New Zealand car imports

February 19, 2018 - 6:19am
Cargo ships are being turned away in New Zealand over fears for country's biosecurity.
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Indians who 'abused witches' arrested by police

February 19, 2018 - 6:19am
The two women had their hair forcibly shaved off and were stripped naked and paraded through the village.
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Mexico special agents found dead after cartel kidnapping

February 19, 2018 - 6:13am
The two officers were seized by armed men thought to belong to the Jalisco New Generation cartel.
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Winter Olympics: Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures 'nightmare' as dress comes undone

February 19, 2018 - 6:03am
French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures her "worst nightmare" as her dress comes undone during a short dance routine.
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Russia Dagestan shooting: Five women killed in attack on churchgoers

February 19, 2018 - 5:16am
Worshippers leaving an evening church service in Dagestan were fired upon by a gunman.
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Reality Check: How does renting a home in the UK compare?

February 19, 2018 - 4:48am
Home ownership among young people has plummeted. What protections do UK tenants have and what responsibilities do they face?
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BBC starts Igbo and Yoruba services in Nigeria

February 19, 2018 - 3:04am
The World Service launches online and social media in Igbo and Yoruba for audiences in Nigeria.
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Autism: Scientists take 'first steps' towards biological test

February 19, 2018 - 2:45am
Differences were found in blood proteins between children with and without autism, a study says.
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Avalanche in French Alps kills father and daughter

February 19, 2018 - 2:39am
The man, 43, and his 11-year-old daughter were skiing in an area at risk at the Val d'Isère resort.
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