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17 Aug 2022   
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Darius Danesh: Pop idol and West End star dies aged 41
The Scottish singer came third on Pop Idol behind Will Young and Gareth Gates in 2002. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 3:37am 

-China sets sanctions on Taiwan figures to punish US, island
-EU says mulling Iran response to 'final' nuclear text
-Rohingya demand security as UN rights chief visits Bangladesh camps
-UN ready to visit Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant together with International Atomic Energy Agency
-Palestinian hunger striker to appeal to Israel's high court

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Olympic Rugby Gold Medalist Ellia Green Transitions To Male And Finds It 'Liberating'
I just knew it was going to be the most liberating feeling when I had that surgery and to be in the body I knew I had to be, the Australian Olympic star said. 
© 2022 2:07am 

Cristiano Ronaldo: Man Utd could let striker leave in transfer window
Manchester United could let Cristiano Ronaldo leave Old Trafford during the current transfer window amid concerns about how the striker's mood is affecting morale in the camp. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 1:37am 

US 'must contest' Chinese missiles over Taiwan, says admiral
Firing missiles over Taiwan is a "gorilla in the room" that must be challenged, a top US commander says. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 1:37am 

Human remains found in suitcase bought at auction
A family in New Zealand made the grisly discovery upon unpacking their haul at their home. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 1:37am 

Polio vaccine in Pakistan: Two policemen guarding vaccinators shot dead
Gunmen kill police guarding a vaccination team in the latest local incident of anti-vaccine violence. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 1:37am 

Turkey-Greece migrants: 38 people found stranded on tiny, unnamed island
The group - including a pregnant woman and seven children - have been stuck since mid-July. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 1:37am 

-Spotify prompts some users to record reaction podcasts to playlists
-VLC-developer VideoLan says India blocking site endangers its own citizens
-Google's third bet from its Africa Investment Fund is in logistics company Lori Systems
-Amazon sale slashes the price of Kindle Kids and Fire Kids tablets
-YC-backed Arc, a digital bank for 'high-growth' SaaS startups, lands $20M Series A
-A leaked email shows a big reorganization is under way for Amazon's physical stores business
-Guesty books $170M to double down on property management tools for Airbnb and other rental platforms
-Polestar will release a production version of its O2 concept convertible in 2026
-Meta launches Horizon Worlds in France and Spain
-Walmart+ members will soon get Paramount+ streaming as part of their subscription
-Holocaust activist seems to talk to guests at her funeral

Coronation Street actor Duggie Brown dies aged 82
The actor and comedian also starred in shows including Last of the Summer Wine and The Comedians. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 0:03am 

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It's like Airbnb but for renting your pool to strangers. Things don't always go as planned
Chris, a homeowner in Des Moines, was surprised when a woman he didn't know recently pulled into his driveway and asked if he could move his vehicles. She believed she had booked his pool for the night after someone had wrongfully listed it on a platform devoted to renting out private swimming pools. Within minutes of her showing up, he said, a few other cars arrived. 
© 2022 CNN 2:32am 

-Iraq's finance minister resigns over political crisis
-Switzerland, Uzbekistan sign deal on return of Karimova cash

JK Rowling in 'betrayal' row with authors' society chair Joanne Harris
JK Rowling says Joanne Harris failed to defend authors on gender identity issues, which she denies. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 1:44am 

England v South Africa: Ben Stokes says tourists are 'doing a lot of talking'
England captain Ben Stokes says South Africa "seem to be doing a lot of talking" before the first Test at Lord's begins on Wednesday. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 1:37am 

Darwin Nunez: Will Liverpool striker learn from horror home debut?
As home debuts go, it couldn't have gone much worse for 85m Liverpool signing Darwin Nunez, but Jurgen Klopp believes he will benefit from the harsh lesson. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 1:37am 

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Estonia begins removing Soviet-era war monuments
The government says it wants to remove a source of tension after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 1:37am 

Kenya election 2022: Raila Odinga rejects William Ruto's victory
Raila Odinga, who came second in the presidential election, says the process was a travesty. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 1:37am 

Ukraine war: Russia blames sabotage for new Crimea blasts
An arms depot is hit a week after an apparent Ukrainian attack on another military base in Crimea. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 1:37am 

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-Upskilling platform GrowthSpace secures $25M to grow its global business
-How Snipd is using AI to 'unlock knowledge' in podcasts
-India shipping logistics giant Shipyaari exposed customer data

Holocaust activist seems to talk to guests at her funeral
Conversational video tech allowed the late Marina Smith to answer mourners' questions via recordings. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 0:27am 

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