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Mother Teresa India charity 'sold babies'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The charity runs homes for unmarried pregnant women A woman working at Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand has been arrested for allegedly selling a 14-day-old baby. Two other women employees from the centre have been detained and are being questioned about other […]

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'Melting road' damages cars in Australia

Image copyright David Anthony / Tablelander Image caption The tar damaged vehicle tyres, bumper bars and panels Melting bitumen has forced drivers in Australia to abandon their vehicles after the tyres became coated with tar. Up to 50 motorists may be entitled to compensation over the incident in Queensland on Tuesday, reports said. “I have […]

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Who can stop India WhatsApp lynchings?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many Indians are first exposed to the internet through low-cost smartphones India’s government has asked messaging service WhatsApp to act urgently to halt the spread of “irresponsible and explosive messages” on its platform after a spate of deadly attacks. But will it have any effect, asks the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera. […]

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The deaf protest that gripped America

In 1988 students at the world’s only university for the deaf occupied the campus in protest at the board’s decision to appoint a hearing president. Gallaudet University was established in Washington DC in 1864 but it had never had a deaf president. Then 30 years ago students barricaded the campus and forced the board of […]