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Brain disease affects 99% of NFL players, finds research

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 18:02 UTC

All but one former National Football League player in the research were found to have brain disease.

Can Muslim politicians survive in today's US?

 Al Jazeera English - 25 July 2017, 17:44 UTC

US voters seem to fail to see past the faith of Muslim American politicians, regardless of candidates' background.

Libyan rivals agree on nationwide ceasefire

 Al Jazeera English - 25 July 2017, 17:38 UTC

Fayez Serraj and Khalifa Haftar commit to refrain use of armed forces except for fight against 'terrorist' groups.

Toronto Film Festival: Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie and Emma Stone to show films

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 17:19 UTC

Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie and Emma Stone are showing their films at the Canadian film festival.

Libya crisis: Rival governments commit to ceasefire

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 17:10 UTC

The rivals also express commitment to holding elections in efforts hailed by France as "historic".

Trump to decide Attorney General Jeff Sessions's fate 'soon'

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 16:53 UTC

Pressure builds on top US prosecutor Jeff Sessions, whom the president labelled "very weak".

Egypt jails scores for life over 2011 protests

 Al Jazeera English - 25 July 2017, 16:32 UTC

Defendants were charged with rioting, vandalism and attacking police during protests in December 2011.

Netflix to air Simpsons' creator Matt Groening's new show

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 16:14 UTC

His new adult animated comedy fantasy series Disenchantment will premiere in 2018.

CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

 CNN US News - 25 July 2017, 16:07 UTC

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 110 brains of 111 deceased former NFL players that were donated to Boston University's CTE Research Center, according to a study released Tuesday by JAMA.

Baby killer whale, the last to be born at SeaWorld, dies

 CNN US News - 25 July 2017, 16:04 UTC

A three-month old killer whale, the last to be born in captivity at SeaWorld, died Monday after serious health problems, including what's likely to be pneumonia, according to the park.

Palestine envoy to UN: Al-Aqsa crisis at tipping point

 Al Jazeera English - 25 July 2017, 15:46 UTC

Riyad Mansour urges Security Council to protect Palestinians and their holy sites from Israel's 'destructive agenda'.

Rights group Memorial names 'disappeared' Chechens

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 15:33 UTC

Thirteen Chechens are feared to have been shot secretly in detention, rights group Memorial says.

US Navy fires warning shots at Iranian ship in Gulf

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 15:31 UTC

The USS Thunderbolt was approached by an Iranian vessel in the Gulf, US officials say.

Florida teen wins $26,000 a year for life off $1 scratch-off

 CNN US News - 25 July 2017, 15:31 UTC

A one dollar investment is all it took for an 18-year-old Florida woman to win a set salary for life.

Fact-checking site Snopes gets lifeline

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 15:24 UTC

Snopes.com has raised $500,000 in 24 hours after calling for help online.

Heavy lift

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 14:56 UTC

When Coss Marte went to prison for drug dealing, he decided to turn his life around.

Former drug dealer opens gym staffed by ex-cons

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 14:56 UTC

When Coss Marte went to prison for drug dealing, he decided to turn his life around.

Last SeaWorld orca born in captivity dies 'of pneumonia'

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 14:49 UTC

Kyara had been ill since last week and probably died of pneumonia, the company said.

Russia issues warning as US sanction vote looms

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 14:44 UTC

Moscow says fresh measures would plant a "dangerous mine" under bilateral relations.

Turkish police detain dozens for wearing a T-shirt

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 14:44 UTC

Authorities suspect people are signalling support for an attempted coup with their clothing.

Erdogan: Era of bowing to Western pressure is over

 Al Jazeera English - 25 July 2017, 14:37 UTC

Turkish president accuses West of manipulating his country, saying he will not back down in feud with Germany.

Egypt: No compromise in dispute with Qatar

 Al Jazeera English - 25 July 2017, 14:32 UTC

Foreign Minister tells EU's Mogherini that Qatar must accept in full demands by Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

TV guest quits show over request to speak Ukrainian

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 14:15 UTC

Should Ukrainian TV keep people from speaking Russian on it? One guest's actions have sparked a debate.

Musk and Zuckerberg clash over future of AI

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 14:12 UTC

Musk has hit back at comments that his doomsday view of AI is irresponsible.

Life on the streets: Where faith, violence collide

 CNN US News - 25 July 2017, 14:01 UTC

It was the second time in three days that Willa Jones had heard gunshots. The first ones had taken her brother's life.

Can nudity crack Hollywood's double standard?

 CNN US News - 25 July 2017, 13:55 UTC

"Insecure" and "Girls Trip" both have diverse writers' that call out female institutional barriers like nudity, writes RaVal Davis.

Trump savages 'very weak' Attorney General Jeff Sessions

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 13:41 UTC

The president's latest onslaught comes amid reports he is considering firing Jeff Sessions.

'James Bond' movie announced, but no word on who will star

 CNN US News - 25 July 2017, 13:33 UTC

A new James Bond film will hit theaters in 2019, but it's not clear yet who will play the debonair spy in the franchise's latest movie.

Treatment zeroes HIV transmission risk

 CNN US News - 25 July 2017, 12:56 UTC

The evidence is in and the message is clear: When someone is HIV positive, adherence to antiretroviral drugs can pretty much zero their chance of spreading the infection to others during sex.

France appeal over 'virulent' Riviera and Corsica fires

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 12:45 UTC

It wants more EU water bombers to fight blazes in Corsica and across the south-east coast.

President Trump addresses Boy Scouts

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 12:34 UTC

They got a speech to remember at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.

Jerusalem cameras 'more dangerous than metal detectors'

 Al Jazeera English - 25 July 2017, 12:32 UTC

Palestinians vow to continue protests against the installation of surveillance cameras at al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Third Australian politician hit by dual citizenship row

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 12:14 UTC

Matthew Canavan quits as resources minister after learning he may also have Italian citizenship.

Digital palette

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 11:30 UTC

Pat Hines says he could "just never connect" with more sophisticated programs.

Painting by pixel

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 11:30 UTC

Pat Hines says he could "just never connect" with more sophisticated programs.

Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 11:28 UTC

But Muslim leaders tell worshippers to keep boycotting the site, after uproar over the apparatus.

Week's weather: From extreme heat to deadly floods

 Al Jazeera English - 25 July 2017, 11:25 UTC

From wildfires, drought and heatwaves to extreme rainfall, the summer has been brutal in many parts of the world.

Qatar: Ending blockade should precede dialogue

 Al Jazeera English - 25 July 2017, 11:15 UTC

Qatar's defence minister warns of legal action if the four Arab nations do not end siege that is in its second month.

Coast Guard gives notice: Missile launch expected in Alaska

 CNN US News - 25 July 2017, 11:12 UTC

A missile launch from a Kodiak, Alaska, facility is expected this weekend, according to the US Coast Guard.

Trump boy scout Jamboree speech angers parents

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 11:02 UTC

Some threaten to pull boys out of the organisation after a highly politicised address.

Alice Cooper finds Warhol artwork after decades rolled up in storage

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 11:02 UTC

Alice Cooper had forgotten about the $10m artwork, which was found tucked away with tour equipment.

Saudi-led group blacklists 18 individuals, groups

 Al Jazeera English - 25 July 2017, 10:48 UTC

Additions to 'terror list' include nine groups from Libya and Yemen, and nine Qataris, Yemenis and Kuwaitis.

India's all-women police fighting sexual harassment

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 10:45 UTC

Female officers trained in martial arts patrol the streets of Jaipur to rein in sexual violence.

'Men will be scared' of all-woman police in India

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 10:45 UTC

Female officers trained in martial arts patrol the streets of Jaipur to rein in sexual violence.

Switzerland chainsaw attack: Manhunt becomes international

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 10:07 UTC

A man is still on the run after five people were wounded in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen.

HIV-prevention ring a hit with teen girls

 BBC US and Canada - 25 July 2017, 09:58 UTC

A vaginal ring, which cuts HIV infections by 56%, is proving popular with teenage girls, scientists say.

Spanish deal to tackle gender-based violence

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 09:41 UTC

Two hundred measures are agreed to protect women and children from gender-based abuse.

Japanese woman dies from tick disease after cat bite

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 09:14 UTC

It is thought this could be the first animal-to-human transmission of the disease.

India's President Ram Nath Kovind takes oath

 Al Jazeera English - 25 July 2017, 09:11 UTC

Kovind said he will use his position to improve the situation of Dalits, a community once known as 'untouchables'.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics get song and dance treatment

 BBC World News - 25 July 2017, 09:08 UTC

The organisers of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo find a novel way to drum up support.