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—Bill Maher Comedian, commentator


World News From BBC

Cilla Black 'knew she was dying' 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:23:30 GMT 
    Pop star and TV presenter Cilla Black was ailing and "willed herself to die", according to a long-time friend who was her first manager.

Mission accomplished at US box office 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:58:49 GMT 
    Tom Cruise motors to the top of the US box office with Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

Empire State hosts wildlife display 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:21:17 GMT 
    Images of endangered animals are flashed across the Empire State Building in New York to highlight the issue of potential mass extinction.

Poll to find UK's favourite insect 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 02:46:51 GMT 
    An online poll is launched by the Royal Society of Biology to find the UK's favourite insect.

Pancreatic cancer urine test hope 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:08:12 GMT 
    A simple urine test which could detect pancreatic cancer much earlier than at present is developed by scientists.

Ebola vaccine results 'remarkable' 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:13 GMT 
    A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection in a pioneering trial described as a "potential game-changer".

Zero tolerance to doping, says IOC 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:40:06 GMT 
    The International Olympic Committee will act with "zero tolerance" if claims of doping in athletics are proven.

Peaty storms to World 100m gold 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:51:11 GMT 
    Britain's Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold at the World Swimming Championships in Russia.

Terror on the beach 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMT 
    Thirty-eight people were killed by a gunman at the Tunisian resort of Sousse. Here survivors tell their story.

A tourist in the land of the ayatollahs 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:18:35 GMT 
    Iran hasn't presented an inviting face to the outside world over the last few decades, but the UK Foreign Office now says it's fine to visit - so what's it like?

Boko Haram leader absent from video 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:33:05 GMT 
    Nigerian militants release a new video with Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau again failing to appear, fuelling speculation about his fate.

Burundi leader in vengeance warning 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:03:23 GMT 
    Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza warns against vengeance and urges calm following the assassination of a senior general on Sunday

MH370 investigators meet in Paris 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:28:26 GMT 
    Malaysian officials meet French investigators in Paris before tests are carried out on a wing part suspected of being from missing flight MH370.

More than 100 killed in India floods 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:22:06 GMT 
    Heavy monsoon rains in India kill more than 100 people in the past week and force tens of thousands of people to take shelter in relief camps, India's home ministry has said.

Kos volunteers close migrant project 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:28:26 GMT 
    A volunteer group on the Greek island of Kos that was feeding nearly 1,000 migrants a day says it is forced to close after running out of time and money.
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