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—Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-68) African-American reverend, civil rights leader

 

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'No closure' for Pistorius family 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:07:36 GMT 
    Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing.


Ebola-hit nations get key supplies 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:55:50 GMT 
    Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.


Man walks again after transplant 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:31:50 GMT 
    A paralysed Polish man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.


Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised' 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:38:30 GMT 
    A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.


Designer Oscar de la Renta dies 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:11:48 GMT 
    Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.


Fresh fighting in key Syrian town 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:30:58 GMT 
    Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.


Hong Kong officials to meet students 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:27:40 GMT 
    Hong Kong officials are to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week.


Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:26:44 GMT 
    Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.


Total boss dies in Moscow air crash 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:01:35 GMT 
    Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died when his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.


Child 'killed every five minutes' 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:43:36 GMT 
    A child is killed by violence every five minutes in the world, a leading charity says, calling for new targets to end all forms of child abuse by 2030.


Bodies of seven women found in US 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:19:43 GMT 
    A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.


Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:29:45 GMT 
    An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.


VIDEO: Big league for gamers in Seoul 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:21:47 GMT 
    Tens of thousands of fans turn out to watch competitors play each other at the League of Legends World Championship in Seoul, South Korea.


VIDEO: Halal lipstick launches in India 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:49:00 GMT 
    Religious women in India who want to wear make-up no longer have to struggle to find products that suit their faith.


VIDEO: Women break mass skydive record 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:21:05 GMT 
    The record for the largest all-female skydive formation has been broken by 117 women in California.
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