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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin gravely ill, ‘in hospice care’

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin gravely ill, ‘in hospice care’

Ms. Franklin has cemented her place in American music history with her powerful, bell-clear voice that stretched over four octaves. In her decades-long career, her hits spanned the genres, from soul to R&B, gospel and pop. Music legend Aretha Franklin is gravely ill and reportedly receiving hospice care, friends of …

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Omarosa’s White House recordings fuel Trump woes

Omarosa’s White House recordings fuel Trump woes

Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time. She never made it, never will,” Mr. Trump said in a stream of angry tweets. President Donald Trump on Monday plunged himself into a made-for-TV spat with his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman …

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Mosque demolition: no religion is above law, says Chinese paper

Mosque demolition: no religion is above law, says Chinese paper

Thousands of Hui people gathered at the towering Grand Mosque in Weizhou on Thursday and Friday to prevent authorities from demolishing the structure. A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Saturday that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest …

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Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by deadly quake, say scientists

Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by deadly quake, say scientists

Scientists from NASA and the California Institute of Technology made a ground deformation map and measured changes in Lombok’s surface Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches). Using satellite images of Lombok …

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Yemen rebels say Saudi coalition airstrike in north kills 50

Yemen rebels say Saudi coalition airstrike in north kills 50

Yemen’s stalemated, three-year war has killed over 10,000 people, badly damaged Yemen’s infrastructure and crippled its health system. An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shia rebels hit a bus driving in a busy market in northern Yemen on Thursday, killing least 50 people including children and wounding 77, Yemen’s rebel-run Al …

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Once-eased U.S. economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

Once-eased U.S. economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

Iran is accusing the U.S. of reneging on the nuclear agreement, signed by the Obama administration, and of causing recent Iranian economic unrest. European allies say they “deeply regret” the U.S. action. The first set of U.S. sanctions against Iran that had been eased under the landmark nuclear accord have gone back …

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Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism

Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism

The dispute appears centered around a tweet by Global Affairs Canada calling on the kingdom to “immediately release” women’s rights activists recently detained by the kingdom. Saudi Arabia has ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the ultraconservative kingdom after criticism of its arrests of activists. A Saudi Foreign Ministry statement early …

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Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing in WWII

Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing in WWII

The U.S. attack on Hiroshima killed 140,000 people, and the bombing of Nagasaki killed more than 70,000 three days later, leading to Japan’s surrender and ending World War II. Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing with a somber ceremony Monday to remember the people killed …

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