Biden signs tax, health and climate bill into law

BBC World News - August 17, 2022 - 07:01
The president hails the $700bn (£579bn) bill as the "final piece" of his long-stalled domestic agenda.
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Tokyo’s beloved Nakagin Capsule Tower could be rebuilt

Japan Business News - August 17, 2022 - 06:05
The rights to rebuild Japan’s iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower – currently in the middle of demolition – are being auctioned off, and they include a metaverse and real-life version. (thespaces.com)
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Lebanese man who held bank staff hostage to access savings released

BBC World News - August 17, 2022 - 04:15
Many Lebanese praised Bassam Hussein after he took hostages in an attempt to access his savings.
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Mariah Carey 'Queen of Christmas' trademark attempt prompts backlash

BBC World News - August 17, 2022 - 03:43
The singer's attempt to trademark the title causes a dispute with other Christmas-associated stars.
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Liz Cheney: Republican Trump critic faces election battle in Wyoming

BBC World News - August 17, 2022 - 03:01
Liz Cheney's top challenger was picked by Donald Trump, illustrating the competing sides of the party.
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German driver who killed five in Trier sentenced to life

BBC World News - August 17, 2022 - 02:36
A nine-week old baby was among those killed in the attack, which police described as deliberate.
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'Every day we live our lives in fear' under Taliban rule

BBC World News - August 17, 2022 - 02:09
A lack of freedom and human rights are affecting Afghan women’s mental health, an activist says.
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Polio vaccine in Pakistan: Two policemen guarding vaccinators shot dead

BBC World News - August 16, 2022 - 21:25
Gunmen kill police guarding a vaccination team in the latest local incident of anti-vaccine violence.
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Estonia begins removing Soviet-era war monuments

BBC World News - August 16, 2022 - 20:54
The government says it wants to remove a source of tension in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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Airports in Japan crowded with people returning from holiday

Japan Travel News - August 16, 2022 - 19:52
Tokyo's Haneda Airport is bustling with travelers who spent the "bon" holidays at their hometowns or tourist destinations. (NHK)
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Turkey-Greece migrants: 38 people found stranded on tiny, unnamed island

BBC World News - August 16, 2022 - 19:26
The people including a pregnant woman and seven children are thought to have been stuck since mid-July.
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US 'must contest' Chinese missiles over Taiwan, says admiral

BBC World News - August 16, 2022 - 19:20
Firing missiles over Taiwan is a "gorilla in the room" that must be challenged, a top US commander says.
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New Zealand: Human remains found in suitcase bought at auction

BBC World News - August 16, 2022 - 18:04
A family in New Zealand made the grisly discovery upon unpacking their haul at their home.
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Kenya election result: William Ruto victory hailed amid result dispute

BBC World News - August 16, 2022 - 17:14
Foreign leaders congratulate the president-elect but backers of Raila Odinga question the result.
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Ukraine war: Explosions rock Russian base in Ukraine's Crimea

BBC World News - August 16, 2022 - 16:50
The base is hit by blasts a week after a Ukrainian attack on another military airbase in Crimea.
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Five men held in Ukraine deny being mercenaries

BBC World News - August 16, 2022 - 14:40
One of the Britons, John Harding, could be sentenced to death by the Russian-backed court.
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Body found in world's highest battlefield 38 years on

BBC World News - August 16, 2022 - 14:09
Chandrashekhar Harbola went missing in the Siachen glacier - the world's highest battlefield.
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Scott Morrison: Ex-Australia PM held five additional portfolios, Albanese says

BBC World News - August 16, 2022 - 14:08
PM Albanese says Mr Morrison held five extra portfolios but the ex-PM said he acted "in good faith".
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Liz Cheney: Trump’s nemesis faces Republican day of reckoning

BBC World News - August 16, 2022 - 12:19
Wyoming Republicans decide on Tuesday if Liz Cheney is a defender of the constitution or a "swamp rat".
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Sacheen Littlefeather: Oscars apologises to actress after 50 years

BBC World News - August 16, 2022 - 10:53
Sacheen Littlefeather rejected the award on Marlon Brando's behalf over representation in film.
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