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BC-What We're Talking About 1230 GMT

BC-What We're Talking About 1230 GMT

A selection of AP offerings that are especially good reads, shareable, consumer-friendly, or likely to generate talk or buzz:

SEAFOOD FROM SLAVES - Hundreds of fishermen rescued from Indonesian island as government probes slavery revealed by AP. SENT: 1,050 words, 16 photos.

FRANCE-PLANE CRASH - French investigators: Co-pilot repeatedly accelerated plane as he drove it down into Alps. SENT: 540 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

OBAMA-IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS - Obama's pursuit of Iranian nuclear deal now subject to gauntlet of American politics. SENT: 840 words, photos, video. With mainbar IRAN-NUCLEAR TALKS and related coverage, all developing.

US-MISSING SAILOR FOUND - Man reported missing at sea for more than 2 months back on land; reunites with family. SENT: 480 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developments uncertain.

DEATH ROW INMATE-ALABAMA - Alabama inmate who fought to prove innocence to be released after 30 years on death row. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 1900 GMT. Inmate expected to be released at 1430 GMT.

US-UNIVERSITIES-RACISM - Oklahoma fraternity racial incident just one of many as campuses grapple with lingering racism. SENT: 980 words, photos.

PHILIPPINES-CRUCIFIXIONS - Half dozen Filipino devotees nailed to crosses in Good Friday rites are frowned upon by church. SENT: 360 words, photos.

FRANCE-SKINNY MODELS - France's lower house of Parliament has approved a measure that would make it a crime to use anorexic models. SENT: 130 words.

FRANCE-ATTACKS-COVERAGE - Hostages, families sue French TV over coverage of terrorist attack on Paris kosher market. SENT: 310 words.

JORDAN-BONES AND DRONES - At ancient Jordan cemetery, drone photography offers rare glimpse into looting of antiquities. SENT: 810 words, photos

JAPAN-DISASTER BUSINESS - Disaster expo shows off flourishing Japan industry dedicated to coping with catastrophe. SENT: 900 words, photos.

CAMBODIA-FAST&FURIOUS CAMPAIGN - Cambodian cinema puts brakes on 'Furious 7' competition calling on drivers to show their speed. SENT: 200 words.

RUSSIA-BURGLAR'S NOTE - A burglar in Siberia breaks into house, leaves his photo, note of apology. SENT: 130 words.




INDONESIA SEAFOOD FROM SLAVES (16 photos sent, with text noted above)




RELIGION-GAY RIGHTS -- This week's controversies in Indiana and Arkansas will not be the last in the fight over legal protections for people and organizations with religious objections to gay marriage. The quest for religious exemptions to recognizing the unions, which started more than a decade ago, is a priority of every major religious group that teaches marriage should remain between a man and a woman. What may change after the uproar in Indiana is strategy.

POLL-POLICE VIOLENCE - Whites in the United States approve of police violence -- including hitting or striking people -- in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics, a major American trend survey says. 600 words by 1900 GMT.

Updated : 2021-09-21 01:58 GMT+08:00