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World mourns 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as Respect and Chain of Fools, died on Thursday at the age of 76.

Italy threatens action over bridge, investors shun operator

Italy's biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday after Rome criticised it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, moving to revoke its concession and accusing it of failing to ensure the viaduct's safety.

Newspaper editorials across US rebuke Trump for attacks on press

Hundreds of newspapers in the US on Thursday launched a coordinated defence of press freedom, reserving print space to rebuke President Donald Trump for calling prominent media organisations enemies of the American people.

Boob pools and corporate climbs in pop up show

A California ad agency has tried to come up with a creative way of addressing women's issues.

Nine male humpback whales chase a female in the Whitsundays

Tourists got the surprise of their lives when they saw this spectacular scene of nine male humpback whales chasing a female. The footage was captured by Ocean Rafting on August 12 in the Whitsunday Islands.