"Queen of Style" Aretha Franklin's dresses go up for auction

"Queen of Style" Aretha Franklin's dresses go up for auction

Dozens of Aretha Franklin's dresses go up for auction on November 9 and 10, in the first sale since the Queen of Soul passed away and making it, in the words of the auction house, a "truly historic" event.
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Turkish police disperse protestors in Kurdish majority city Diyarbakir

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Turkish police fire water cannons at several hundreds of demonstrators who attempted to gather in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir to protest the removal of three pro-Kurdish mayors.
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Corruption trial of Sudan's deposed Omar al-Bashir begins

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Zimbabwe deploys security forces to prevent banned march

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Security forces and police are out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo to prevent a planned opposition march, days after brutally dispersing a similar banned protest in Harare.
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Hundreds of people gather for a mass and candlelight procession for French hiker Simon Gautier, whose body was found Sunday after he disappeared nine days ago while hiking near Naples.
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Finnish President greets Iranian foreign minister in Helsinki

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Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

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10,000 homeless after fire razes Bangladesh slum

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At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka and destroyed thousands of shanties.
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HK protesters back on Harcourt Road after largest rally in weeks

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After a defiant show to the city's leaders that their movement still pulls wide public support, Hong Kong protesters stay on the main highway outside the government headquarters after nightfall.
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Suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul kills more than 60 people

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Sea of umbrella shows perseverance of Hong Kong protesters

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