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Thursday, March 22, 2018
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Trump announces $50bn in China tariffs
The White House argues that China encourages the theft or transfer of intellectual property.
Trump's top Russia probe lawyer resigns
John Dowd is reported to have concluded that Mr Trump was increasingly ignoring his advice.
Ukraine arrests pilot hero Savchenko over 'coup plot'
Ex-helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko does not deny conspiring against Ukraine's government.
Kenya payout for mother made to deliver on hospital floor
A mother was awarded $25,000 after nurses left her to deliver her baby in public on a hospital floor.
Facebook data: What the social media giant knows about you
Downloading your Facebook data is dead easy - and very revealing, as Newsbeat's De'Graft Mensah found out.
Uber self-driving crash: Footage shows moment before impact
Police release footage of the moments leading up to a crash involving a self-driving car in Arizona.
Nicolas Sarkozy: French ex-president says funding probe is 'hell'
The ex-president is being probed over claims he received illegal campaign funds from Libya's Gaddafi.
Syria war: First rebels to leave defeated Eastern Ghouta town
The Ahrar al-Sham group has agreed an evacuation deal with troops besieging the Eastern Ghouta.
EU and six other countries exempted from US metals tariffs
The US trade representative says the import duties have been "paused" while further talks take place.
Miss Venezuela to close temporarily over corruption claims
The contest is to close pending an investigation into claims of sexual and financial impropriety.
Dapchi kidnap: Nigerian father's pain as daughter flies to Abuja
Hours after returning from Boko Haram's capture in northern Nigeria, Dapchi school girls were separated from their parents to meet the President.
Dutch referendum: Spy tapping powers 'rejected'
The "no" vote is marginally ahead with most results counted, as new spying powers split the country.
Dutch parliament halted as man jumps from public gallery
Shock among lawmakers as an individual is injured after leaping from a height of several metres.
UK passports 'to be made in France after Brexit'
The existing UK manufacturer says it will be replaced by a Franco-Dutch one after Brexit.
Skating Lake Baikal, the world's deepest lake
Skaters describe taking to the ice on Lake Baikal in Siberia.
The Pink House: The last abortion clinic in Mississippi
Life inside the only abortion clinic in the state with the toughest restrictions in the United States.
Meet SoFi - the soft robot fish developed by MIT
Scientists hope a robotic fish will guide aquatic life and help clean up pollution in the ocean.
Curiosity rover: 2,000 days on Mars
The Nasa robot this week celebrates 2,000 martian days investigating the surface of the Red Planet.
Ghana computer teacher's chalkboard Microsoft Word inspires
Meet the Ghanaian teacher who went viral thanks to his chalkboard version of Microsoft Word.
Iran officials mocked for buying foreign products
After the Iran Supreme Leader urges local purchases, officials are mocked for using foreign products.
Puerto Rico still in the dark six months after hurricane
Six months after Hurricanes Maria and Irma, many in Puerto Rico are still going to school and looking after the elderly in the dark.
South Korea to shut off computers to stop people working late
The initiative in South Korea's local government aims to stop a "culture of working overtime".
The sisters rebuilding Mosul University's library
Farah and Rafal are restoring Mosul University's library after the Islamic State group destroyed it.
Fighting for freedom after killing her abusive ex
Gloria Chochi is serving six years in prison in Spain for murder. She is now pinning her hopes of seeing her son on a rare pardon.
The community of 2,000 people with 151 cases of sex crime
In the small community of Tysfjord in northern Norway, sexual abuse was rife for decades. How come it was never stopped?
Was Israel prepared to kill a journalist to get to Arafat?
Israeli assassins trailed a reporter to a meeting with the PLO head to kill him, it is claimed.
Dapchi girls: Freed Nigerian girls tell of kidnap ordeal
What the Dapchi schoolgirls have said about their time in the hands of Boko Haram militants.
The vivacious fighter shaped by the favela
Marielle Franco was shot dead on 14 March but her sister hopes her legacy will live on.
Joseph Mifsud: The mystery professor behind Trump Russia inquiry
A Maltese professor, the "selfie king" of the diplomatic circuit, has played a key part in the Russia inquiry.
Cynthia Nixon and 10 other celebrities who entered politics
Including Katie Price, Glenda Jackson... and Donald Trump.
Cambridge Analytica: The data firm's global influence
The data firm facing questions over its work practices has operated all over the world.
Wanted: Robot wrangler. No experience required.
As we build more robots, more people will be needed to manage them, and they may not all be advanced engineers.
Kim Wilde on aliens and pop comeback
The 80s pop star describes seeing a UFO in her back garden, and reveals how that inspired her album.
South Africa and the fable of the missing Guptas
The tale of how the Gupta family wormed its way into the heart of South Africa - and then vanished.
Entrepreneurs tackling racial inequality
Black Brazilians face higher levels of unemployment, lower salaries and get fewer managerial jobs.
China PR 0-6 Wales
Gareth Bale scores a hat-trick to become Wales' record goalscorer as Ryan Giggs starts his managerial reign with a comfortable victory over China.
England 58 all out: Trevor Bayliss says players like 'deer in headlights'
Head coach Trevor Bayliss says England's players were like "deer in headlights" as they were bowled out for 58 by New Zealand.
Australian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton & Sebastian Vettel play down race for fifth title
Four-time world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are each bidding for a fifth in 2018, but both insist improvement is their main aim.
Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss says 'people with brains' understand team in transition
Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho says people with "a brain" and "common sense" appreciate the Red Devils are in a period of transition.
China Cup: China 0-6 Wales - highlights
Watch highlights as Gareth Bale scores a hat-trick to become Wales's record goalscorer, during their convincing 6-0 win over China in the China Cup.
Football chiefs urged to investigate alleged historical racial abuse of players
Football chiefs are being urged to investigate the full scale of alleged historical racial abuse of players.
'Everybody thinks it's only boys who join gangs'
Nequela Whittaker was once a feared gang leader in south London - now she tries to stop other young girls from taking that path.
Who were my parents - and why was I left on a hillside to die?
In 1937 a nine-month-old girl was found hidden in a bush on the South Downs, with her hands tied. She has always wanted to know why.
Where are the UK's youngest and oldest city populations?
Cities are often thought of as places for the young, but that's not always the case.
In Syria's Eastern Ghouta, a doctor's battle: 'We will stay until the end'
As the Syrian government tightens its noose around the enclave, medical staff describe working in "hell on earth".

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