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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
BBC world news
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:54:39 GMT
The Pentagon's annual report to Congress warns of Chinese military ambitions in the Pacific.
Imran Khan confirmed as Pakistan prime minister
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:26:39 GMT
After more than 20 years on the political sidelines, the former cricket star is elected as PM.
China, Taiwan and a bakery: How a coffee sparked a diplomatic row
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:25:03 GMT
The welcome given to Taiwan's president at a bakery in LA led to calls in China for a boycott.
US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:43:26 GMT
The US is demanding that Turkey release a detained US pastor or face further economic measures.
India monsoon floods 'kill more than 300' in Kerala
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:28:44 GMT
Officials say the flooding in the state of Kerala is the worst in a century, with more than 320 killed.
Asian Games: Indonesia police kill dozens in criminal crackdown
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:50:03 GMT
Amnesty International condemns the killing of petty criminals in Indonesia ahead of the Games.
'Save trees when roasting Eid sheep' in Niger
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:26:49 GMT
Authorities in Niger want Muslim celebrants to use coal instead of firewood at next week's festival.
US ex-security chiefs back John Brennan in Donald Trump war on words
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:21:40 GMT
Ex-intelligence leaders protest after former CIA chief's security clearance is revoked.
Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:37:54 GMT
An Australian 16-year-old is in court following a series of intrusions into Apple's internal network.
Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep'
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:09:16 GMT
Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, a study says.
Artist's Aboriginal portraits back in Tasmania after 170 years
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:46:14 GMT
Thomas Bock's paintings go on display in Australia for the first time, stirring up complex emotions.
Alicia, Beyonce and other global stars who worshipped Aretha Franklin
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:41:41 GMT
The world's biggest musical artists have been paying tribute to the legendary Detroit singer.
India monsoon: Rescue operation in Kerala flooding
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:04:29 GMT
Hundreds of troops have been rescuing trapped residents in Kerala, including a pregnant woman.
Genoa bridge: 'I was under the bridge when it collapsed'
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:35:14 GMT
Most of Luciano Goccia's truck was crushed, except for the driver's seat he was in.
Aretha Franklin: Tributes to the 'Queen of Soul'
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:04:41 GMT
The 'Queen of Soul' has died aged 76 and tributes from friends, musicians and politicians have been pouring in.
Aretha Franklin: In her own words
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:19:20 GMT
The "Queen of Soul" has died in Detroit at the age of 76. The BBC looks back at a selection of her interviews.
Fishing for coins in the Ganges river to survive
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:22:07 GMT
Meet the men who fish for coins for a living in the Ganges, one of India's largest rivers.
Nipple baths, climbing walls and raining dollar bills
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:59:50 GMT
A California ad agency has tried to come up with a creative way of addressing women's issues.
'Your word against God's': Survivors of Pennsylvania clerical abuse
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:02:40 GMT
Heartrending testimony by survivors of alleged abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania.
Pretty Woman gets mixed reviews on Broadway
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:36:12 GMT
The romantic comedy hit is now on Broadway but some are calling it a big mistake. Big. Huge.
Elon Musk was 'not on weed' when tweeting about taking Tesla private
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:15:51 GMT
The Tesla founder says it seemed like "better karma" to offer $420 to take the car maker private.
South Korean capital gets 'first deaf taxi drivers'
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:31:30 GMT
A local start-up is hoping to break the stigma of having hearing-impaired drivers on the roads.
Hong Kong 'cardboard granny' has case overturned
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:03:32 GMT
A woman was fined in July for temporarily placing a bag of cardboard on the ground.
Waiting list for avocado trees amid NZ crime wave
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:49:28 GMT
Nurseries struggle to keep up with demand as organised crime blamed for flourishing black market in the fruit.
Aretha Franklin: The sound of the civil rights movement
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:57:59 GMT
Her songs became the anthems of the civil rights movement, but Aretha Franklin herself was equally involved.
The world's first floating farm making waves in Rotterdam
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:20:35 GMT
An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.
Teachers donate 100 sick days to colleague with cancer
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:00:25 GMT
When Florida teacher John Goodman ran out of sick leave during chemotherapy, colleagues came to his aid.
Has #MeToo divided women?
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:43:26 GMT
The global movement has created an unprecedented wave of activism, but has it also caused division?
Reality Check: Why is President Trump creating a space force?
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:40:26 GMT
The US says the space environment has become "crowded and adversarial".
The last Blockbuster: 'I'm proud that we've survived'
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:01:19 GMT
Online streaming has crushed Blockbuster and its last store is a reminder of a not-so-distant past.
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