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

 

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Alps co-pilot 'had suicide treatment' 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:37:22 GMT 
    Co-pilot of crashed Germanwings jet, Andreas Lubitz, had treatment for suicidal tendencies before he gained his licence, investigators say.


Nigeria vote 'too close to call' 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:01:24 GMT 
    Initial results from Nigeria's election show little separating the two main candidates for the presidency, with full results due on Tuesday.


One dead after shooting at NSA 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:30:05 GMT 
    Two people are being treated for injuries after an incident at the headquarters of the NSA outside of Washington.


Indiana to 'clarify' religion law 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:25:04 GMT 
    Republicans in the US state of Indiana say they will amend a controversial "religious freedom" law, as accusations grow that it permits businesses to discriminate against gays.


African comedian replaces Jon Stewart 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:33:24 GMT 
    Comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, it is announced.


Cameron launches election campaign 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:53:36 GMT 
    David Cameron says he wants to complete the job of "turning the country around" as the election officially gets under way and other leaders hit the campaign trail.


Dozens dead near Yemen refugee camp 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:47:55 GMT 
    At least 40 people have died in a blast near a refugee camp in western Yemen, aid workers say, but officials deny Saudi air strikes were the cause.


Iran nuclear talks near key deadline 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:57:22 GMT 
    Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.


MH17 appeal for Buk missile witnesses 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:08:00 GMT 
    A team investigating the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine appeals to witnesses who saw a Buk missile launcher in the area.


Boston bombing prosecution rests 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:58:03 GMT 
    The prosecution in the Boston Marathon bombing trial rests its case against defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with 30 counts related to the attack.


Silk Road agents charged with theft 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:04:28 GMT 
    Two former US agents are charged with stealing digital currency that came into their possession during an investigation into the notorious marketplace.


UN to investigate ex-chief's death 
  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:56:35 GMT 
    A UN panel is to start investigating the mysterious 1961 death in a plane crash of its former Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold in Zambia.


VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal' 
  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:40:51 GMT 
    Jean Sebastien Beaud from the mountain police, who arrived at the French Alps site soon after the plane crash, describes the scene as "surreal".


VIDEO: Does your pet have 'separation anxiety'? 
  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:39:26 GMT 
    Vets are warning that a growing number of dogs and other pets are suffering from separation anxiety as peoples' working habits change.


VIDEO: China warning over global warming 
  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:24:45 GMT 
    The head of China's weather bureau warns that the country faces serious problems as a result of climate change.
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