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India monsoon floods 'kill more than 300' in Kerala

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Officials say the flooding in Kerala state is now the worst in a century, with more than 320 killed.

India monsoon: Rescue operation in Kerala flooding

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Hundreds of troops have been rescuing trapped residents in Kerala, including a pregnant woman.

'I met my IS captor on a German street'

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A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by IS tells of her horror at meeting her captor in a German street.

Aretha Franklin: Stevie Wonder on last meeting with soul singer

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The musician says it was emotional for him to visit Aretha Franklin a few days before she died.

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Tesla investors spooked by revelations in emotional interview

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In an "emotional" newspaper interview, Elon Musk also said he takes a sedative to help him sleep.


Texting is not an acceptable way of writing will, French court rules

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A claim by a French woman that her late son left her some of his estate by text message is rejected.


Serena Williams, motherhood and Instagram pressure


The tennis star revealed, like millions of others, she caved to pressure to look perfect online.


Washington bridge plunge teenager 'asked for a push'

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A teen who pushed her friend off a 60ft-tall (18m) bridge is facing charges after her friend was hurt.

Imran Khan confirmed as Pakistan prime minister

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After more than 20 years on the political sidelines, the former cricket star is elected as PM.


Colorado father denied bail as wife and daughters' bodies are 'found'

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The father appears in court two days after pleading for the return of his wife and daughters on TV.


How coffee in LA sparked diplomatic row

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The welcome given to Taiwan's president at a bakery in LA led to calls in China for a boycott.


US ex-security chiefs back John Brennan in Donald Trump war on words

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Ex-intelligence leaders protest after former CIA chief's security clearance is revoked.


China 'training for strikes' on US targets

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The Pentagon's annual report to Congress warns of Chinese military ambitions in the Pacific.


Williams learned before Konta loss that half-sister's killer now free

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Serena Williams says she discovered her half-sister's killer had been released on parole just minutes before suffering the worst defeat of her career.


US military parade ordered by Trump postponed 'to 2019'

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The Pentagon says the proposed Veterans Day weekend has been put off for at least a year.


Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

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Moderate carbohydrate consumption is best for health and longevity, researchers say.


NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students

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The New York medical school will fund all students, due to fears of graduates' "overwhelming" debt.


Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'

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Employees have written to the firm criticising its plans to launch a 'censored Chinese search service'.


'The soul of the spirit of God'

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The 'Queen of Soul' has died aged 76 and tributes from friends, musicians and politicians have been pouring in.


Aretha Franklin: Tributes flow in for Queen of Soul

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The preacher's daughter who became an American soul music legend has died at the age of 76.

Thursday, Aug 16

Pope Francis on side of victims of 'predator' priests in US

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This comes after US officials found that 301 priests abused over 1,000 children in Pennsylvania.

Aretha Franklin, 'Queen of Soul', dies aged 76

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The singer, known for hits like Respect and Think, has died aged 76, after a battle with cancer.

Genoa bridge collapse: 'Miracle escape' stories emerge

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A man was plucked from a van hanging in the wreckage of the bridge but his companion died.

Trump's 'dirty war' on media draws editorials in 300 US outlets

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Co-ordinated editorials appear in US media outlets to highlight the importance of a free press.

Wednesday, Aug 15

Trump ends ex-CIA head John Brennan's security access

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The US president accuses John Brennan, an outspoken critic, of "erratic conduct and behaviour".

Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

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Italy's prime minister says it will last 12 months, and promises €5m to the Liguria region.

Italy bridge: Rescuers search for survivors in Genoa

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Rescuers vow round the clock efforts to locate survivors of the disaster in which at least 37 died.

Kelechi Okafor: 'I'm not hiding my white boyfriend'

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Black rights activist Kelechi Okafor has come under fire for having a white partner - here she defends her choice.

Tuesday, Aug 14

Pennsylvania priests 'abused thousands of children'

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A grand jury report found top Pennsylvania Catholic officials covered up child sex abuse for 70 years.

Italy bridge: Dozens feared dead in Genoa as motorway collapses

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A big section of motorway plunges to the ground in Genoa taking many vehicles with it.

Trump campaign takes legal action against ex-aide Omarosa

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The Trump campaign says she broke a 2016 confidentiality agreement - as her tell-all book tour goes on.

Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences

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Searches take place in Birmingham and Nottingham as a man is held after a crash outside Parliament.

Monday, Aug 13

Omarosa Manigault Newman: Former aide taped 'Trump phone call'

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Omarosa Manigault Newman's recording suggests the US president did not know she had been fired.

Turkey accuses US of 'stab in back' as currency woes persist

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Moves to ease Turkey's economic woes fail to stop market turmoil as Turkey's row with US deepens.

Syria war: Arms depot blast in Idlib province kills 67

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More than 50 civilians were killed by the explosion in Idlib, which caused two buildings to collapse.

Jakarta: Fastest-sinking city in the world

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With frequent floods, sinking markets and engulfed homes, by 2050 parts of Jakarta will be underwater.

Sunday, Aug 12

Children pulled from rubble after deadly Syria blast

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Video believed to be of the flattened building in Idlib province shows children being rescued.

Man who stole Seattle plane had clearance

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A 29-year-old who took and crashed a 76-seat passenger plane was a fully accredited airline employee.

Watch: Solar probe launches successfully

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Nasa's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft has taken off on its mission to "touch the Sun".

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

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The US space agency launches a probe that aims to travel closer to the Sun than ever before.