First person cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, dies

First person cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, dies

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the Berlin patient, pictured in 2012 The first person cured of HIV - Timothy Ray Brown - has died from cancer. Mr Brown, who was also known as "the Berlin patient", was given a bone marrow transplant from a donor who was naturally…
Attenborough warns leaders over extinction crisis

Attenborough warns leaders over extinction crisis

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Sir David said world leaders had a chance to make a difference Sir David Attenborough has called on world leaders to do more to protect nature.He made his plea as 65 heads of state and government, including the UK's, signed a global pledge to reverse losses in the natural…
Helen Reddy: Australian singer of feminist anthem I Am Woman dies

Helen Reddy: Australian singer of feminist anthem I Am Woman dies

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Publishedduration10 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionHelen Reddy shot to fame in the 1970sHelen Reddy, the Australian singer behind feminist anthem I Am Woman, has died aged 78.Reddy died on Tuesday in Los Angeles, her family said in a statement on Facebook. Her children Traci Donat and Jordan Sommers described her as a "wonderful mother, grandmother,…
Uber secures right to continue operating in London

Uber secures right to continue operating in London

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Image copyright Reuters Uber has secured its right to continue operating in London after a judge upheld its appeal against Transport for London (TfL).The ride-hailing giant will be granted a new licence to work in the capital, nearly a year after TfL rejected its application over safety concerns.It ends uncertainty for the 45,000 drivers who…
Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Russia offers to host Nagorno-Karabakh peace talks

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Russia offers to host Nagorno-Karabakh peace talks

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Publishedduration49 minutes agoimage copyrightEPAimage captionIt is the worst fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh since a 1994 ceasefireRussia has offered to host talks on ending the fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenian forces in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made the offer in calls to both governments, his office said - adding that he had urged…
Armenia says its fighter jet ‘shot down by Turkey’

Armenia says its fighter jet ‘shot down by Turkey’

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Publishedduration9 minutes agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionTurkey, which has F-16s, is openly backing Azerbaijan in the conflict over Nagorgno-KarabakhArmenia says one of its fighter jets was shot down by a Turkey jet, in a major escalation of a conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.The Armenian foreign ministry said the pilot of the Soviet-made SU-25 died after being…
‘You’re an opera singer? But you’re not white…’

‘You’re an opera singer? But you’re not white…’

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Emmanuel "Onry" Henreid is one of the few black opera singers in the north-western United States.In June, he and Portland State University student Madisen Hallberg went viral for their impromptu duet of the national anthem - a moment of racial unity during the Black Lives Matter protests.But Onry's story sheds light on persisting inequalities in…
Biden and Harris release tax returns ahead of debate

Biden and Harris release tax returns ahead of debate

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The tax returns were filed just hours ahead of the first presidential debate US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has released his tax returns just hours ahead of the first debate with President Donald Trump. Mr Biden and his wife Jill paid nearly $288,000 (£224,000) in income tax last year,…
Who is Yara Shahidi, Disney’s new Tinkerbell?

Who is Yara Shahidi, Disney’s new Tinkerbell?

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Yara Shahidi is as well known for her political activism as she is for her acting US actress Yara Shahidi has been cast as Tinkerbell in Disney's new live-action Peter Pan film.The forthcoming movie, called Peter Pan and Wendy, will also star Jude Law as villain Captain Hook.It is…
Covid updates: Death toll from global pandemic crosses one million

Covid updates: Death toll from global pandemic crosses one million

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SummaryThe world's coronavirus death toll crosses one million, with the US, Brazil and India making up nearly half of the total, according to Johns Hopkins UniversityThe UN secretary general calls it a "mind-numbing" figure and "an agonising milestone".But the number is likely to be much higher as testing rates in many countries remain low, with…