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France to let wolf population grow despite farmers' fears

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 6:18pm
The government wants the number to rise from 360 to 500 by 2023 but farmers are unhappy.
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Do male strip dancers feel objectified?

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 5:34pm
Where does the #MeToo movement leave male strip dancers? Newsnight's Emily Maitlis finds out.
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Afrin offensive: Turkey warns Syria against helping Kurds

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
It would be a "disaster" if troops were sent to back Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, Ankara says.
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Florida school shooting: Trump 'supportive' of better gun background checks

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 4:34pm
There are growing calls for gun control reform after 17 people died in a Florida school shooting.
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Iran: Three police officers die in clashes with dervishes

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 3:01pm
Three policemen were hit and killed by a bus during a protest at a police station in Tehran.
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Latvian central bank boss released on bail

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 2:39pm
The Baltic state's anti-corruption agency suspects Ilmars Rimsevics of seeking a €100,000 bribe.
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Runaway cow escapes slaughterhouse to live on Polish island

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 1:59pm
The animal was on its way to the slaughterhouse when it rammed a gate and swam to an island.
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More arrests in $1.8bn Punjab National Bank scam

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 1:04pm
Several Punjab National Bank workers have been detained in connection with India's biggest fraud.
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Major Russian mafia trial opens in Spain

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 12:18pm
A Russian MP and 17 others go on trial in Madrid accused of mafia money-laundering.
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Terracotta theft: Chinese anger over stolen warrior thumb

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 11:14am
A US man took a selfie with the 2,000-year-old terracotta warrior statue before stealing its thumb.
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Russian 'burning church' art engulfed in controversy

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 11:11am
A Russian art project in the shape of a burning gothic building prompts a heated debate on art and religion.
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Berlusconi's handshake advice for BBC reporter

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 11:04am
The former Italian prime minister hopes to lead the next coalition government but is still as outspoken as ever.
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JJ Redick: NBA star apologises after 'racist' video outrage

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 10:25am
NBA basketball player JJ Redick apologises after online accusations of using a derogatory term.
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Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines plane

BBC News - February 19, 2018 - 10:11am
Officials contradict earlier reports from local government that the wreckage had been found.
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Florida shooting: Should US gun raffles be cancelled?

BBC News - 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

BBC News - 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

BBC News - 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

BBC News - 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

BBC News - 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

BBC News - 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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