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—Carl Sagan (b. 1934) American astronomer noted for research for extraterrestrial life

 

World News From BBC

Netanyahu in Israel coalition deal  Thu, 07 May 2015 00:05:31 GMT
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu agrees an 11th-hour deal to form a new coalition government, seven weeks after winning the general election. 
UK goes to polls in general election  Wed, 06 May 2015 22:56:03 GMT
Millions of people are set to cast their votes in the UK general election with council seats across England also up for grabs. 
Canada votes to expand spy powers  Thu, 07 May 2015 01:01:09 GMT
Canada's lawmakers back a new Anti-Terror Act, dramatically expanding the powers of the country's spy agency. 
'Last of US-German Moon team' dies  Thu, 07 May 2015 01:12:32 GMT
Oscar Holderer, believed to be the last member of the post-WW2 German team whose rocket took US astronauts to the Moon, dies at 95. 
Yemen asks UN to back ground force  Wed, 06 May 2015 23:55:58 GMT
Yemen urges the UN to authorise the use of foreign ground forces to drive back Houthi rebels, as fighting intensifies in the city of Aden. 
Spacecraft 'to fall back on Friday'  Wed, 06 May 2015 21:05:57 GMT
A Russian spacecraft that has been out of control since launching last week will fall back to Earth and burn up on Friday, scientists say. 
Spanish domestic football suspended  Wed, 06 May 2015 20:02:12 GMT
The Spanish football federation suspends all end-of-season games amid disputes with the government, including over TV rights. 
Lusitania sinking to be marked  Thu, 07 May 2015 01:03:32 GMT
The centenary of the sinking of the British ship Lusitania, which led to the deaths of about 1,200 people, is to be commemorated later. 
'Rogue police force' uncovered in US  Wed, 06 May 2015 21:49:28 GMT
Three members of the so-called Masonic Fraternal Police Department are charged with impersonating law enforcement officers in California. 
US Aids fight urged by Elton John  Wed, 06 May 2015 22:39:14 GMT
Sir Elton John tells a US Senate panel Aids could be eradicated in his lifetime, but only if the US government continues funding the fight. 
Denmark's security chief resigns  Wed, 06 May 2015 21:33:08 GMT
Danish spy agency head Jens Madsen resigns, hours before the release of a report into February's fatal shootings in Copenhagen by an Islamist. 
Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies  Wed, 06 May 2015 17:02:26 GMT
Hot Chocolate lead singer Errol Brown has died aged 71, his manager confirms. 
VIDEO: Pizza order rescues US hostage  Wed, 06 May 2015 18:24:29 GMT
A woman in Central Florida used an online pizza order to send a distress signal while being held hostage by her knife-wielding boyfriend. 
VIDEO: US-Cuba ferry services to begin  Wed, 06 May 2015 18:58:42 GMT
Authorities in the US approve passenger ferry services between Florida and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years. 
VIDEO: Reaction to Salman Khan sentence  Wed, 06 May 2015 19:09:58 GMT
The BBC gets reaction from people in Mumbai to the sentencing of Bollywood star Salman Khan to five years in prison.