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— (Anna) Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) American diplomat, writer, US First Lady


World News From BBC

'Repeat attack' at Jerusalem Gay Pride 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:56:39 GMT 
    Six people are stabbed at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem and police arrest an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man they say attacked marchers in 2005.

Plane debris to be sent to France 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:17:55 GMT 
    Debris found on an Indian Ocean island is to be sent to France to determine if it is from the missing airliner MH370, Malaysia's PM says.

IMF wary of third Greek bailout 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:29:44 GMT 
    The International Monetary Fund is wary of any financial contribution to a third Greek bailout and is unlikely to provide funds at the first stage.

Taliban pick Mullah Omar's successor 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:53:54 GMT 
    The Taliban appoint a successor to Mullah Omar and confirm that the veteran leader has died, as reported earlier by the Afghan government.

US inquiry into African lion killer 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:54:54 GMT 
    US officials launch an investigation into the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe but say they have been unable to reach the American involved.

Finn puts England on brink of win 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:03:04 GMT 
    Steven Finn takes 5-45 to reduce Australia to 168-7 in their second innings on the second day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Top Gear: Ex-hosts sign Amazon deal 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:49:06 GMT 
    Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming service.

Rebel flags found at US black church 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:28:33 GMT 
    Police say two white males were behind the placing of four Confederate flags outside a church near the Martin Luther King Jr Center in Atlanta.

Ohio police officer denies murder 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:02:23 GMT 
    A police officer who killed an unarmed black man during a traffic stop pleads not guilty to murder, as his bond is set at $1m.

Soldiers guard El Salvador buses 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:23:11 GMT 
    El Salvador provides security escorts for buses forced to observe a strike called by criminal gangs, after several drivers were killed.

China ex-general in corruption probe 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:02:37 GMT 
    Former high-ranking Chinese army figure Guo Boxiong is expelled from the Communist Party amid corruption allegations.

Plea for help over Calais crisis 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:34:24 GMT 
    Police and social services in the UK say there are seeking urgent support as the Calais migrant crisis continues.

VIDEO: One night by the Calais security fence 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:28:17 GMT 
    The BBC's Paul Adams spends one night with some of the migrants trying to gain access to the rail tracks that run through the Channel Tunnel.

VIDEO: Inside Calais migrant camp 'village' 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:39:00 GMT 
    The makeshift migrant camp in Calais is now equipped with a school room, a canteen, and its shelters are becoming more permanent. Christian Fraser looks around.

VIDEO: MH370 relative torn over debris find 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:24:07 GMT 
    Jacquita Gonzales, wife of MH370 passenger Patrick, is torn over whether to believe that plane debris found in Reunion is from the missing airliner.
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'Repeat attack' at Jerusalem Gay Pride  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:56:39 GMT
Plane debris to be sent to France  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:17:55 GMT
IMF wary of third Greek bailout  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:29:44 GMT
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