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Barnaby Joyce: Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM to resign

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After his affair raised damaging questions, Barnaby Joyce says he will quit as Australia's deputy PM.

Florida school shooting: Armed officer 'did not confront killer'

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An armed officer stood outside the building as the shooting took place, Florida officials say.

Trump-Russia: New charges for Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

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Mr Manafort and Mr Gates allegedly conspired to hide more than $30m from tax officials.

Syria war: Children struggle to survive in Eastern Ghouta

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This is the cost of five days of relentless air strikes for children in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

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The £10-a-game poker player who won $2.6m


Caravan salesman John Hesp plays poker once a month, so it was a huge shock when he went to Las Vegas and won a small fortune.

The trouble knowing how much screen time is 'too much'


Concerns about time spent online are commonplace, but knowing how much is 'OK' is difficult.

Africa's week in pictures: 16-22 February 2018

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A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.


Syria war: Russia says no agreement on ceasefire resolution

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The Eastern Ghouta comes under continuing bombardment as the UN Security Council meets in New York.


Neanderthals were capable of making art

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Contrary to the traditional view of them as brutes, it turns out that Neanderthals enjoyed making art.


Charity boss Justin Forsyth resigns from Unicef

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Justin Forsyth resigns from Unicef after allegations about his behaviour while at Save the Children.

Harry and Meghan letter sent to palace 'race hate crime'

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The package sent to St James's Palace is being investigated by counter terror police.

Gun control advocates 'exploiting' tragedy

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The head of America's powerful gun lobby says Democrats are putting politics ahead of school safety.

Migration figures: Highest number of EU nationals leaving UK in a decade

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About 130,000 EU citizens emigrated from the UK in the year to September, but a higher number arrived.


Seychelles protects an area 'as big as Britain' in Indian Ocean

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A novel deal with donors including Leonardo DiCaprio turned public debt into conservation funding.


Saudi Arabia to invest $64bn in entertainment

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The conservative kingdom promises thousands of Western-style events, include Cirque de Soleil.

World's longest glass bridge visited by thousands daily

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Chinese tourists celebrate the new lunar year by walking across the world's longest glass bridge.


Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

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Donald Trump says teachers trained to carry concealed guns could stop school shootings.

Euro 2016: Russian arrested over England fan attack

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He is wanted for a serious attack on an England fan during Euro 2016 and may face 15 years in jail.


Fear of war looms over Syria neighbours, Iran says

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Iran's deputy foreign minister dismisses warnings about its presence in Syria as "propaganda".


Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea's General Kim Yong-chol to attend

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Kim Yong-Chol, a high-ranking official, is thought to have masterminded several attacks on South Korea.

Thursday, Feb 22

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

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Scientists hail "good news for patients" as analysis finds 21 drugs reduce symptoms of depression.

Venezuela's Maduro wants 'mega-election' amid opposition boycott

Nicolás Maduro calls for more elections to be added to April's vote amid an opposition boycott.

Wednesday, Feb 21

Florida shooting survivors rally for gun control

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A youth-led campaign for gun control born out of Florida's school shooting stages its first protest.

Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99

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During a 60-year career, Graham became one of the best-known preachers of the 20th Century.

Gita: Ex-cyclone brings damage and flooding to New Zealand

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Up to 1,000 people remain stranded after massive floods hit the South Island's Golden Bay.

Syria war: '250 killed' in Eastern Ghouta bombardment

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The death toll from two days of government bombing in the Eastern Ghouta is said to be 250.

Tuesday, Feb 20

Trump pushes for ban on gun 'bump stocks'

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The White House also says it is open to an age limit for people buying AR-15-type assault rifles.

Syria war: Pro-government forces enter Kurdish-held Afrin

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Militiamen enter the Kurdish-held border area, prompting Turkish troops to fire "warning shots".

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

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There was a four-fold increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.

Syria war: Scores of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

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More than 100 people may have been killed in the Damascus area of the Eastern Ghouta.

Monday, Feb 19

Florida school shooting: Trump 'supportive' of better gun background checks

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There are growing calls for gun control reform after 17 people died in a Florida school shooting.

Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines plane

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Officials contradict earlier reports from local government that the wreckage had been found.

Anti-doping case opened against medal-winning Russian curler

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An anti-doping case is opened against Russian medal-winning curler Alexander Krushelnitsky, says the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Oxfam Haiti scandal: Suspects 'physically threatened' witnesses

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The charity has for the first time published a 2011 report on sexual misconduct claims in Haiti.

Sunday, Feb 18

Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

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Young survivors of Wednesday's school massacre demand it be a "turning point" on gun control.

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board feared dead

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Aseman Airlines retracts a statement which said definitively that all 66 people aboard had died.

Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'dangerous Iranian tiger'

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Israel's PM launches a stinging attack on Iran, brandishing a piece of a drone downed over Israel.

Florida school shooting: Trump links FBI's missteps to Russia investigation

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The US president says the agency is "spending too much time trying to prove" Russia-Trump ties.