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The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has died at 76

Aretha Franklin performing at the celebration for the official opening of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library November 18, 2004 in Little Rock, AK Shutterstock Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul and a longtime gay icon, has died at the...

/ August 16, 2018

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age...

/ August 16, 2018

Could the Genoa bridge collapse have been prevented?

Rome, Italy - As the search for survivors in Genoa continues, questions are being raised about whether the collapse of the Morandi bridge - one of the main arteries into the city - could have been prevented. On August 14, at...

/ August 16, 2018

Brazilian Delegates Talk About The Importance Of Protecting Women From Violence | Op-Ed | NowThis

'Every 7.2 seconds, one woman is victim of physical violence in Brazil' — These women are speaking up about what Brazilian women face every day. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe According to research from the institute for Applied Economic Research,...

/ August 16, 2018

“I’m Bringing My Bullhorn to Congress”: Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Muslim Congresswoman

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. NERMEEN SHAIKH: We turn now to a congressional candidate...

/ August 16, 2018

“This Church Is a Criminal Enterprise”: Former Priest & Survivor Speak Out on PA Catholic Sex Abuse

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. NERMEEN SHAIKH: We’re continuing to look at the shocking...

/ August 16, 2018

Catholic Church Cover-up: 300 Priests Sexually Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. NERMEEN SHAIKH: In Pennsylvania, a new grand jury report has revealed how more than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused a thousand children, and possibly thousands more, over...

/ August 16, 2018

Headlines for August 16, 2018

Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of his staunch critic, former CIA Director John Brennan, who’s repeatedly called Trump unfit to be president. Brennan served as CIA director under President Obama, where he oversaw the agency’s drone assassination program....

/ August 16, 2018

‘Extremely concerned’: Twelve-year-old refugee on hunger strike in Nauru

A 12-year-old refugee boy is almost a fortnight into a hunger strike on Nauru, according to a refugee advocacy group. Refugee Action Coalition spokesperson Ian Rintoul told SBS News on Thursday the boy has been "refusing food for almost two weeks"...

/ August 16, 2018

Should we follow NZ and ban foreign investors buying Australian homes?

A ban has been placed on foreign residents buying homes in New Zealand in an attempt to arrest housing inflation and growing vacancy rates. It sets rules roughly in line with Australia's and prevents overseas residents from buying existing residential...

/ August 16, 2018

Judge: ‘Well-planned conspiracy’ to kill Kim Jong-nam

A Malaysian judge has ruled that two women accused of participating in the assasination of the North Korean leader's estranged brother must mount a defence, setting the stage for a lengthy case, which could last for several more months. The...

/ August 16, 2018

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets school in Kabul

At least 34 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in front of an education centre in the west of the Afghan capital, Kabul, according to the health ministry. Wednesday's attack in the Shia neighbourhood of Dasht-e-Barchi left dozens...

/ August 16, 2018

Melbourne lake murders: Akon Goude has sentence reduced

A woman who killed three of her children and tried to murder another will serve less prison time because of her disturbed mental state, a Victorian court has ruled. Akon Guode, a Sudanese refugee, pleaded guilty to murdering her four-year-old...

/ August 16, 2018

Gunmen attack intelligence service centre in Kabul

An unknown number of gunmen have launched an attack on an intelligence service centre in the capital, Kabul. There are no details on casualty figures yet. The assault on Thursday morning started at approximately 10.15am local time at the training centre overseen by...

/ August 16, 2018

Cartel charges laid against construction union and Canberra boss

Updated August 16, 2018 16:04:32 The boss of the ACT branch of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU), and the union itself have been charged with criminal cartel conduct. The charges come after an investigation by the...

/ August 16, 2018

Japan’s Toyota lays foundation to ramp up sales in Chinese port city

Toyota Motor is likely to make 120,000 more cars a year in the Chinese port city of Tianjin as part of a medium-term strategy that's gathering pace as China-Japan ties improve, said four company insiders with knowledge of the matter....

/ August 16, 2018

Lottie the Labrador survived three gun shots — now her owner fears for her family’s safety

Posted August 16, 2018 11:14:39 Photo: The Chugg family with Lottie, before the incident. (Facebook: Anthea Chugg) Map: Longford 7301 A Tasmanian woman says she is concerned for the safety of her children and neighbours after her "friendly" pet Labrador...

/ August 16, 2018

Asian shares decline, with tech trading lower after Wall Street losses

Asian shares declined on Thursday, taking cues from losses on Wall Street after Chinese internet giant Tencent reported a fall in quarterly profit — a disappointing result that weighed on the tech space stateside. The Nikkei 225 fell by 1.38...

/ August 15, 2018