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Iran wants to work with rivals for peace, says its vice president

It's been a month since the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers was signed. Now, for the first time since 2009, a BBC correspondent has been allowed to spend time in the country. Kim Ghattas has been in Iran for the last week. While she was there, Ghattas sat down with Iranian Vice President Masumeh Ebtekar.

Arts, Culture & Media

He calls it 'plastic fantastic' — beautiful artwork made out of discarded plastic (Video)

The materials needed to make art can be expensive, too expensive for some. But one artist in South Africa has found away to combine his artistic passion and his love of recycling. Mbongeni Buthelezi collects plastic bags from the streets around his Johannesburg studio and melts them to create a unique kind of art — he calls it "plastic fantastic."

Development & Education

After a massive explosion in China kills dozens and injures hundreds, authorities move to prevent secondary accidents

At least 50 people have been killed and hundreds injured after massive explosions Wednesday night in the Chinese port city of Tianjin. The blasts, which could be seen from space, occurred at a warehouse storing toxic chemicals. Chinese soldiers trained to handle biological and chemical disasters are now working to prevent secondary accidents.