Excitement building in the US over coast-to-coast solar eclipse

Excitement building in the US over coast-to-coast solar eclipse

Thousands, possibly millions, of people will travel to experience a total solar eclipse on Monday across the United States. Rooms in both hotels and private homes are scarce in the 100-kilometre-wide band dubbed the "zone of totality" where the moon will pass entirely in front of the sun and block it out almost completely.
A rare natural spectacle: A total eclipse of the sun

A rare natural spectacle: A total eclipse of the sun

The countdown is under way. Millions of Americans anxiously await the day the sun turns dark, with the total solar eclipse on August 21 expected to be visible in 14 US states - from Oregon in the north-west to South Carolina in the south-east.
Indian media hit back at 'racist' Chinese video amid border tensions

Indian media hit back at 'racist' Chinese video amid border tensions

A video published on China's state-run media with derogatory depictions of Indians has provoked accusations of racism in India.
Bannon says Trump administration rivals are 'wetting themselves'

Bannon says Trump administration rivals are 'wetting themselves'

White House advisor Steve Bannon took a swing at rivals in the Trump administration, telling a liberal magazine in a rare interview that officials who do not want to take a hard line on China are "wetting themselves."
Trump revived an old 'pigs blood' myth in response to the Barcelona attack

Trump revived an old 'pigs blood' myth in response to the Barcelona attack

President retells discredited story about a general shooting Muslims with pig blood-soaked bullets.
UN seeks funds as South Sudanese refugees in Uganda surpass 1 million

UN seeks funds as South Sudanese refugees in Uganda surpass 1 million

Uganda has now taken in more than 1 million people who have fled the conflict in South Sudan, but funds to aid the refugees are running low, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Thursday.
Ronaldo and Messi lead the shortlist for FIFA men's best player award

Ronaldo and Messi lead the shortlist for FIFA men's best player award

Ronaldo helped Real to a historic defence of their Champions League title and the Spanish domestic title.
Denied an abortion, a raped 10-year-old Indian girl delivers her baby

Denied an abortion, a raped 10-year-old Indian girl delivers her baby

Indian law prohibits medical termination of pregnancies after 20 weeks except when the mother's life is at risk.
Parliament to 'consider' silencing of Big Ben after complaints

Parliament to 'consider' silencing of Big Ben after complaints

The British Parliament will "consider" how long the chimes of London's iconic Big Ben should be silenced during years of restoration work after concerns were raised "by a number of MPs."
Hong Kong democracy leaders face jail as government reviews sentences

Hong Kong democracy leaders face jail as government reviews sentences

Three student leaders who were last year convicted for their roles in the 2014 Hong Kong pro-democracy "Umbrella" protests could be sentenced to jail as an appeals court reviews their sentences.
Japan's Princess Mako, boyfriend to announce engagement in September

Japan's Princess Mako, boyfriend to announce engagement in September

Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, and her boyfriend Kei Komuro will publicly announce their engagement on September.
Vietnam reports nearly 800 children drowned in first half of 2017

Vietnam reports nearly 800 children drowned in first half of 2017

Nearly 800 Vietnamese children drowned in the first six months of 2017.
Barcelona humbled as Real Madrid win Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate

Barcelona humbled as Real Madrid win Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate

Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu to win the Spanish Super Cup 5-1 on aggregate.
Emojis, trolls and WWIII: 5 questions put to Merkel from YouTubers

Emojis, trolls and WWIII: 5 questions put to Merkel from YouTubers

Given the chance, what would young YouTube viewers ask German Chancellor Angela Merkel?
Yingluck verdict to dictate Thailand's political future

Yingluck verdict to dictate Thailand's political future

As the verdict nears for Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the country's political situation has become more tense than at any time since the military seized power three years ago.
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