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KFC shuts more stores in chicken chaos  
Hundreds of the chicken chain's UK outlets remain shut following "issues" with new delivery firm DHL.  

Thousands cancel Oxfam donations over Haiti scandal  
MPs will hold a full inquiry into sexual misconduct in the aid sector, as Oxfam says 26 new cases are reported.  

Winter Olympics: Day-by-day guide to Pyeongchang 2018  
The Britons, the medals, the highlights - everything you need to know about every day of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.  

Post-Brexit UK won't be like Mad Max, says David Davis  
The Brexit secretary promises the UK will maintain high standards and regulations outside the EU.  

Gita: State of emergency as storm hits New Zealand  
The storm, which caused widespread damage in Tonga and Fiji last week, has now hit New Zealand.  

Kidnap case model Chloe Ayling revisits where she was held  
Model Chloe Ayling revisits the place she was allegedly held after being lured to Milan.  

Alex Hales: England ODI opener to play only white-ball cricket for Nottinghamshire  
Nottinghamshire's England ODI opener Alex Hales is to follow Adil Rashid's lead and give up red-ball cricket.  

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe  
There was a four-fold increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.  

FA Cup: Wigan to investigate pitch invasion after Manchester City tie  
Chairman David Sharpe says Wigan will review the pitch invasion after their FA Cup win over Manchester City, as police say two arrests were made outside the ground.  

Phil Neville names Anita Asante in first England women squad  
England women head coach Phil Neville names Chelsea's Anita Asante in his first squad for the SheBelieves Cup next month.  

Liu Wen: China supermodel's new year message sparks row  
Liu Wen was accused of betraying her Chinese heritage by wishing fans a happy "Lunar New Year".  

Little Mix singer criticised for wearing dreads  
Jesy Nelson has been accused of cultural borrowing after unveiling a dreadlock hairstyle on Instagram.  

Six Nations 2018: Dan Biggar, Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny in Wales team  
Dan Biggar returns at fly-half for Wales against Ireland in a team showing three changes from the Six Nations defeat by England.  

Mother pleads guilty to murder of seven-week-old son  
Hannah Turtle admits suffocating her baby boy James, after changing her plea midway through her trial.  

Winter Olympics: Elise Christie's hopes over after 1,000m disqualification  
Briton Elise Christie's hopes of winning a medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics are over after she is disqualified in her 1,000m short track heat.  

Should we burn or bury waste plastic?  
Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge disposing of its plastic waste.  

The Russian guns for hire dying in Syria  
A grieving mother sheds some light on Russia's secret mercenary war in Syria.  

'Hero' fireman rescues woman after volcano-crater fall  
John Conway was on holiday in Bali when the woman fell 40m from a viewing platform on an active volcano.  

Winter Olympics: Elise Christie disqualified from short track 1000m heat  
Great Britain's Elise Christie is disqualified, despite finishing second, in her short track speed skating 1,000m heat, ending a miserable Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.  

'Upskirting' should be criminal offence, campaigners say  
Campaigners say a law change in England and Wales would make it easier for police to take action.  

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: Is this the greatest Olympic 'love story' ever told?  
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have won two Olympic titles and broken all records - but all anyone is asking is: "Are they going to kiss?"  

Syria war: Scores of civilians killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes  
More than 100 people may have been killed in the Damascus area of the Eastern Ghouta.  

Mitsutoki Shigeta: 'Baby factory' dad wins paternity rights  
The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers.  

Damian Green says Kate Maltby incident was not inappropriate  
Damian Green doesn't think he acted inappropriately towards journalist Kate Maltby  

Winter Olympics: GB curling teams record big wins to move closer to semi-finals  
Great Britain's curling teams record great wins to take huge steps towards the Winter Olympic semi-finals in Pyeongchang.  

FA Cup: Wigan win over Manchester City better than 2013 final - Kevin Kilbane  
Wigan's fifth-round win over Manchester City is a bigger shock than their 2013 FA Cup final victory, says Kevin Kilbane.  

Thai survival training: Drinking cobra blood in the jungle  
US and South Korean soldiers learn essential jungle survival skills in Thailand.  

Winter Olympics: GB's Penny Coomes & Nick Buckland miss out on a top-10 finish  
Great Britain's Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland miss out on a top-10 ice dance placing on day 11 of the Winter Olympics.  

Winter Olympics: Cassie Sharpe wins women's ski halfpipe, as Marie Martinod takes silver  
Marie Martinod says her silver medal sends an inspirational message, as Cassie Sharpe wins the women's ski halfpipe final in Pyeongchang.  

Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig  
The bands of leather are "probably the only known surviving examples" of their kind.  

Winter Olympics 2018: Watch halfpipe skier's painful crash  
Watch Swiss skier Joel Gisler's crash as he lands on the lip of the halfpipe in the men's qualification round at the Winter Olympics.  

The Papers: Corbyn's Cold War files and chaos in KFC  
Tuesday's papers cover pressure on Jeremy Corbyn over Cold War files, KFC's lack of chicken and strikes at universities.  

Winter Olympics 2018: The Canadian pair set new world record to win gold in the free dance  
Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir held their nerve to become Olympic ice dance champions for a second time.  

25 things you absolutely need to know about Top Gear's 25th series  
LeBlanc, Harris and Reid are back.  

Is it too late to save local newspapers?  
With more than 200 regional papers having closed since 2005, the government has launched a review of the industry.  

Skateboarding like a girl: 'You should not be intimidated'  
Nine-year-old Lola is about to unleash her secret weapon at a skateboarding competition.  

Mexico theme park offers illegal migrant experience  
The trip is designed to warn people about the dangers of illegal crossings, say the owners.  

10 David Brents - and more on the way...  
The Office is to get an Indian spin-off - we take a look at the different versions of Ricky Gervais's hit sitcom.  

Have the Winter Olympics repaired North-South Korea relations?  
Warm words have raised expectations of improved relations between the two countries.  

Jeffrey Kong: Singapore's Lego brick artist  
Jeffrey Kong creates objects using Lego. He says it can be used as a form of self-expression  

How lasers and robo-feeders are transforming fish farming  
Fish farming is big business and producers are adopting new technologies to expand and cut costs.  

Do male strip dancers feel objectified?  
Where does the #MeToo movement leave male strip dancers? Newsnight's Emily Maitlis finds out.  

Photographer Stephen Wilkes shows day to night in one image  
Photographer Stephen Wilkes melds more than 1,000 pictures of a scene into a single image.  

FA Cup: Fabian Delph red card - MOTD pundits discuss Manchester City defender's sending off  
Gary Lineker asks BBC Match of the Day pundits Alan Shearer, Roberto Martinez and Joleon Lescott if Anthony Taylor's decision to send off Fabian Delph was correct.  

Barry Bennell sentencing: Victims speak of ruined lives  
Victims of Barry Bennell tell Liverpool Crown Court how his abuse devastated their lives.  

Maternity leave: 'I was made redundant on first day back'  
As a poll finds "worrying attitudes" among employers, three mums tell the BBC about their experiences.  

Playlist: Rowan's redemption, super coach & dramatic dead heat  
Watch the best of the action from day 10 of the Winter Olympics as Britain's Rowan Cheshire qualifies for the halfpipe final.  

Skins: How the TV series produced so much British talent  
Daniel Kaluuya is the latest actor to join the Skins hall of fame after winning the EE Bafta Rising Star award.  

LFW: Walking condom dress and a colourful Cara Delevingne  
London Fashion Week highlights so far include yeti feet, balloon ensembles and a walking condom dress.  

Berlusconi tells BBC reporter: 'No one will marry you'  
The former Italian prime minister hopes to lead the next coalition government but is still as outspoken as ever.  

Four years of training to fall at the start line  
Watch Poland's Artur Nogal slip having just left the start line in the men's 500m speed-skating event in Pyeongchang.  

Tuition fees: Five myths busted  
From escaping your student loan by moving abroad to whether it affects your chance of getting a mortgage.  

Chippendales: 'We don't feel objectified'  
Chippendales dance captain discusses groping, objectification and the enjoyment of stripping.  

Reality Check: How does renting a home in the UK compare?  
Home ownership among young people has plummeted. What protections do UK tenants have and what responsibilities do they face?  

Shannon Matthews: The unravelling of the truth  
Ten years on since the kidnapping hoax, has the full story been revealed?  

'I took my wife's name - and then the hassle began'  
Two men describe the difficulties they experienced when they took their wife's last name.  

Florida school shooting: A killer comes to 'paradise'  
Students re-live Wednesday's shooting in Florida - and demand tougher gun laws from their government.  

The playboy who got away with $242m – using ‘black magic’  
How Foutanga Babani Sissoko pulled off one of the most audacious confidence tricks of all time.  

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Dozens of Russian casualties in Syria battle, Russian ministry says  
Russia confirms "several dozen" Russians were killed or wounded in a recent battle in Syria.  

Syria war: Fresh strikes on besieged Eastern Ghouta kill dozens  
The government continues to bombard the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, a day after 120 people died.  

Thousands cancel Oxfam donations over Haiti scandal  
MPs will hold a full inquiry into sexual misconduct in the aid sector, as Oxfam says 26 new cases are reported.  

Gita: State of emergency as storm hits New Zealand  
The storm, which caused widespread damage in Tonga and Fiji last week, has now hit New Zealand.  

Iran plane crash wreckage 'found on mountain'  
Iranian state TV airs footage that it says shows the plane, which went down with 66 people on board.  

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe  
There was a four-fold increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.  

Liu Wen: China supermodel's new year message sparks row  
Liu Wen was accused of betraying her Chinese heritage by wishing fans a happy "Lunar New Year".  

Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug  
Messages containing a letter from India's Telugu language caused devices to crash.  

The Russian guns for hire dying in Syria  
A grieving mother sheds some light on Russia's secret mercenary war in Syria.  

Kazakhstan changes its alphabet - again  
President issues decree doing away with much-maligned apostrophes introduced last year.  

Catalan politician Anna Gabriel defies court summons  
Anna Gabriel says she is staying abroad as she does not think she will get a a fair trial in Spain.  

The ex-strongman who has divided Peru for decades  
Why former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's controversial career divided a nation.  

Mitsutoki Shigeta: 'Baby factory' dad wins paternity rights  
The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers.  

Peru's ex-President Fujimori ordered to stand trial again  
A court says the ex-president's recent pardon will not count in a case involving six dead farmers.  

Thai survival training: Drinking cobra blood in the jungle  
US and South Korean soldiers learn essential jungle survival skills in Thailand.  

Winter Olympics: Canada's Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir ice dance champions for second time  
Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hold their nerve to become Olympic ice dance champions for a second time.  

Falluja: Meet Issa Saer, mayor of ruined Iraqi city  
Falluja was ruined in the battle against the Islamic State group - meet the mayor picking up the pieces.  

Winter Olympics: Elizabeth Swaney the 'best' and worst' Olympian  
Elizabeth Swaney made it to the Olympics via a loophole; hilarious and inspirational or just unfair?  

Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people  
Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people, crushing five homes in the night.  

Australian tax staff told to report 'long lunch' colleagues  
The Australian Taxation Office orders workers to monitor others for inefficient behaviour.  

Family member of crashed Iranian plane 'begged to send a chopper'  
Relatives of passengers on board the missing plane that crashed in Iran are questioning the rescue efforts. All 66 people on the flight are feared dead.  

Mexico theme park offers illegal migrant experience  
The trip is designed to warn people about the dangers of illegal crossings, say the owners.  

How the sitcom has spread, as India does a version  
The Office is to get an Indian spin-off - we take a look at the different versions of Ricky Gervais's hit sitcom.  

Bringing solar power to a remote community in the Himalayas  
A team of engineers trek into the remote region to bring a community electricity for the first time.  

What the Olympics might mean for the Koreas  
Warm words have raised expectations of improved relations between the two countries.  

Jeffrey Kong: Singapore's Lego brick artist  
Jeffrey Kong creates objects using Lego. He says it can be used as a form of self-expression  

Lasers and robo-feeders scale up fish farming  
Fish farming is big business and producers are adopting new technologies to expand and cut costs.  

Russian 'burning church' art engulfed in controversy  
A Russian art project in the shape of a burning gothic building prompts a heated debate on art and religion.  

Florida shooting: Should US gun raffles be cancelled?  
Fundraisers defend AR-15 giveaway in the wake of last week's Florida high school shooting.  

Beijing trials pay-per-ride scheme for lift passengers  
China's capital city is trialling a scheme that asks people to pay to ride up and down in lifts.  

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