Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ancient China

"Patience, Grasshopper..."

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BBC World News

  • Russians bid farewell to Nemtsov
  • Thousands of Russians bid farewell to murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov as his funeral took place in the capital Moscow.
  • Obama seeks long Iran nuclear freeze
  • The US president says Iran should freeze nuclear activity for 10 years, ahead of a controversial Washington speech by Israel's prime minister.
  • Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries
  • Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.
  • India's Maharashtra state bans beef
  • The Indian president approves a bill which bans the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef in the western state of Maharashtra.
  • $80m for Sierra Leone to fight Ebola
  • The International Monetary Fund says Sierra Leone is to receive more than $80m (£52m) immediately to help the country overcome the Ebola outbreak.
  • 'Cloudy' drug halts US execution
  • The execution of the first woman in Georgia in 70 years is postponed because the drug that was to be used appeared "cloudy", US officials say.