"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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The streets of Sri Lanka's Katuwapitiya should be full of the sound of children's games. But after the deadly Easter attacks that killed at least 45 children, they have fallen silent.
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Indigenous protest in Brazil over land rights

Indigenous protest in Brazil over land rights

Thousands of indigenous people decorated with traditional feathers and body paint gather at Brazil's capital to defend hard-won land rights which many fear could be eroded by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.
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Putin arrives in Vladivostok for first summit with Kim

Putin arrives in Vladivostok for first summit with Kim

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Vladivostok for his first-ever talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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Amnesty urges Lebanon to help end domestic worker abuse

Amnesty urges Lebanon to help end domestic worker abuse

London-based rights group Amnesty International launches a campaign urging Lebanon to end what it described as an "inherently abusive" migration sponsorship system governing the lives of tens of thousands of foreigners working in private homes. Th...
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Baltimore program points kids to violins over violence

Baltimore program points kids to violins over violence

In the wake of the 2015 riots against police brutality, Baltimore is recognized more for violence and social inequality than it is for music. But the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is looking to change that through a free program, called OrchKids, s...
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South Africa pupils open up to wounds of apartheid past

South Africa pupils open up to wounds of apartheid past

A quarter of a century after the advent of democracy in South Africa, teaching apartheid remains a difficult ride. For educators, there is the challenge of finding balance and emotion to convey this terrible chapter of the country's history. For s...
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Soweto virtuosos embrace 'white people' music

Soweto virtuosos embrace 'white people' music

For many years, playing in an orchestra was largely associated with Western countries and white musicians. But a small school in the heart of Soweto, Johannesburg, is working to break the mould.
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Vladivostok ready to host Putin-Kim summit

Vladivostok ready to host Putin-Kim summit

Vladivostok will host Thursday a first summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The talks will be Kim's first face-to-face meeting with another head of state since his Hanoi summit with US President Dona...
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One million species risk extinction: draft UN report

One million species risk extinction: draft UN report

Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends.
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Seth MacFarlane gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Seth MacFarlane gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

US multi-talented actor Seth MacFarlane – also voice-over artist, animator, screenwriter, comedian and director – unveils his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Scottish leader calls for second independence referendum by 2021

Scottish leader calls for second independence referendum by 2021

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InSight mission to Mars

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Videographic on the InSight mission. Scientists said Tuesday they might have detected the first known seismic tremor on Mars in a discovery that could shed light on the ancient origins of Earth's neighbour.
Armenians mark 104th genocide anniversary

Armenians mark 104th genocide anniversary

Armenian President Armen Sarkisian, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church the Catholicos Garegin II, and other officials attend a ceremony commemorating the 104th anniversary of the massacre of 1.5 million of A...
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Coffin arrives at funeral for slain journalist in N.Ireland

Coffin arrives at funeral for slain journalist in N.Ireland

Lyra McKee's coffin arrives at her funeral, the journalist was killed by a dissident republican paramilitary in Northern Ireland.
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Politicians arrive at funeral for slain journalist in N.Ireland

Politicians arrive at funeral for slain journalist in N.Ireland

Politicians including Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Arlene Foster and Leo Varadkar at the funeral for the journalist killed by a dissident republican paramilitary in Northern Ireland.
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Red Carpet: Time's '100 Most Influential People of 2019' gala

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Celebrities like Emilia Clarke and Taylor swift as well as US politician Nancy Pelosi and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah arrive at the red carpet for Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People of 2019" gala event.
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Uruguay prepares for first exportation of medicinal marijuana

Uruguay prepares for first exportation of medicinal marijuana

A meticulous marijuana factory in the middle of the Uruguayan countryside is preparing to export its first harvest as six tonnes of the green plant prepares to land in medical markets across Europe, Canada and Australia.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Russia for summit with Putin

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Vladivostok for a first summit with Vladimir Putin, as Pyongyang seeks support in its nuclear deadlock with the United States. The talks, organised in secret and announced at the last minute, will be Kim'...
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Prison sentences for Hong Kong democracy leaders

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Four prominent leaders of Hong Kong's democracy movement were jailed on public nuisance laws for their roles in organising the Umbrella movement, the 2014 mass pro-democracy protests that brought parts of the city to a standstill for months.
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Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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Videographic presentation of the circuit ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku this weekend.
The Moon

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Videographic presentation of the moon. China plans to send a manned mission to the moon and to build a research station there within the next decade, state media reported on Wednesday.
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Kim Jong Un moves through Vladivostok

Kim Jong Un moves through Vladivostok

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives in Vladivostok the day before his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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