In 1956, confidante Emily Hale donated the letters, written to her by author and poet T S Eliot, under an agreement they wouldn't be opened until 50 years after either of their deaths and after the latter.
Scientists James Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz won the accolade for ground-breaking work in astronomy that increased the understanding of our place in the universe.
US President Trump appoints Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, for new role after firing his hawkish aide John Bolton.
The University of Cambridge will conduct a two-year academic study into how it benefited from the Atlantic slave trade. It is the latest turn in the ongoing debate over how institutions should face their demons.
America's relationship to Islam goes back to the early 1800s, when Muslim slaves fought for their freedom — and there are lessons in it for America today.
Austrian society is increasingly polarised politically and socially.
Richard Falk, a prominent international law expert, perceives Israel as an entity that embodies colonial statecraft despite the end of colonialism following World War I.
Tehran prosecutor's office rejected appeals of a US citizen, two Iranian-Americans and a US resident from Lebanon who had been convicted on spying charges.
Damage from Hurricane Harvey could put it among the top five most costly US storms ever. Estimates for the damage could go up.
UN Under-Secretary General Rima Khalaf said the agency's report "clearly and frankly concludes that Israel is a racist state that has established an apartheid system that persecutes the Palestinian people."
China is nominally a communist country. But its political elite are some of the richest people in the world's second biggest economy.
Congressional report faulted the military for not providing required deployment for the US compound in Benghazi, State Department officials and the CIA for failing to properly evaluate the threat.
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