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Beatle George Harrison's sitar auctioned for $62,500

September 28, 2017 - 11:54pm
The instrument was used by Harrison during the recording of the Beatles song Norwegian Wood.
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Hugh Hefner bought crypt next to Marilyn Monroe

September 28, 2017 - 11:48pm
Fans praise Hugh Hefner for buying the crypt next to Marilyn Monroe, but critics brand him "creepy".
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Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals breast cancer diagnosis

September 28, 2017 - 9:34pm
The award-winning US actress says she has become "the one" in eight women who get breast cancer.
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Tsunami drives species 'army' across Pacific to US coast

September 28, 2017 - 8:44pm
Hundreds of Japanese species have been found on US coasts, swept there by the deadly 2011 tsunami.
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Iraq's treasures

September 28, 2017 - 8:16pm
As fighters are pushed back, exciting new discoveries are being made.
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Imperfect economics

September 28, 2017 - 7:59pm
In his new book, Jean Dreze argues for progressive economists who can learn from those on the ground.
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Carrying the shopping can improve strength in over-65s, say experts

September 28, 2017 - 6:55pm
Physiotherapists say everybody should build strength exercises into their everyday lives.
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Twitter's Russia briefings 'inadequate' - US senators

September 28, 2017 - 6:53pm
US senators criticise Twitter's stance on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
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The last time Mount Agung erupted

September 28, 2017 - 6:18pm
Survivors of the 1963 Bali volcano eruption find themselves waiting for it to erupt again.
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'Gold in those hills'

September 28, 2017 - 4:49pm
A long-ago buried and forgotten silent film archive has become a new work of art.
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'Mona Lisa nude sketch' found in France

September 28, 2017 - 4:45pm
A curator suggests the charcoal drawing may be a sketch Leonardo da Vinci made for his masterpiece.
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Rohingya dying in dangerous crossings

September 28, 2017 - 4:37pm
In two days, about 2,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh by boat, fleeing violence in Myanmar.
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'Ignoring the problem'

September 28, 2017 - 4:24pm
A BBC investigation uncovers evidence that UN officials avoided pressing Myanmar on Rohingya rights.
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Rohingya crisis: UN chief warns of 'humanitarian nightmare'

September 28, 2017 - 4:04pm
The Rohingya crisis is "the world's fastest-developing refugee emergency", the UN chief says.
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Shot US congressman: 'Miracles happen'

September 28, 2017 - 3:51pm
Congressman Steve Scalise calls his recovery after being shot in June a "miracle" in his first address back on the House floor.
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US health secretary apologises for private plane travel

September 28, 2017 - 3:50pm
Tom Price says he will reimburse taxpayers a day after the president hinted he could be sacked.
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Signal loss: Why Puerto Rico is suffering in silence

September 28, 2017 - 3:27pm
People are hunting for phone signals so they can finally reassure friends and family they are safe.
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Female Saudi drivers 'will reduce crashes'

September 28, 2017 - 2:33pm
But the Saudi interior minister did not explain why more drivers on the road would reduce accidents.
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Puerto Rico: Trump lifts shipping ban for storm-hit island

September 28, 2017 - 1:46pm
The US territory is struggling with fuel, water and medical shortages a week after Hurricane Maria.
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Inspiration or looting?

September 28, 2017 - 12:57pm
Blankets from Lesotho are at the centre of controversy in the fashion world, as BBC Africa's Mayeni Jones reports.
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