Inter-caste and Inter-faith Couples On the Run in India

Most Indian families still prefer marriages arranged within their religion and caste. Marriages outside these rigid boundaries have often led to violent consequences, including “honour” killings. But some young Indians are still willing to defy their families and communities for love, reports the BBC’s Divya Arya.

Mixed Britannia #1: 1910-1939

The previously untold history of Britain’s mixed-race community and the many love stories that created it. In the first of this three-part series, George Alagiah tells the story of romance in the First World War between female workers and foreign seamen, the street riots it led to, and how Britain just escaped laws preventing mixed marriage and the excesses of race science.

Mixed Britannia #2: 1940-1965

Mixed Britannia #3: 1965-2011

BBC Series, 2014

Call to investigate James Brown’s death after murder claims

More than a dozen people have called for a new inquiry into the death of soul and funk legend James Brown, in a major CNN investigation that hears allegations that he and wife Adrienne Brown were murdered.

June Whitfield: Ab Fab cast attend beloved co-star’s funeral

Dame June Whitfield’s funeral has been held in West Sussex, with many of her friends and co-stars in attendance.

Absolutely Fabulous actress Jennifer Saunders was among them, as was Joanna Lumley, who said the service was “touching beyond words”.

WIKIPEDIA: The Cowsills

The real-life squeaky-clean pop-group The Partridge Family was based upon.

The Cowsills are an American singing group from Newport, Rhode Island, six siblings noted for performing professionally and singing harmonies at an early age, later with their mother.

The band was formed in the spring of 1965 by brothers Bill, Bob, and Barry Cowsill; with their brother John joining shortly thereafter. Originally Bill and Bob played guitar and Barry played the drums. When John learned to play drums and joined the band, Barry began playing bass. After their initial success, the brothers were joined by their siblings Susan and Paul along with their mother, Barbara. A seventh sibling, Bob’s twin brother Richard, was never part of the band during its heyday, although he occasionally appeared with them in later years.

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