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28 August 2018 6:37 AM Aretha Franklin viewing to be held at Museum of African American History

Detroit — Thousands are expected to pour into Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday and Wednesday to pay their final respects to Aretha Franklin. Paula Marie Seniors says the setting for the public viewings on Tuesday and Wednesday couldn't be more fitting. The associate professor of Africana studies at Virginia Tech says Franklin 41

01 August 2018 6:00 PM Beef over? Philly mayor tweets photo with Jay-Z following war of words

Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted a photo of himself with Jay-Z before the rap mogul's show at the Lincoln Financial Field on Monday night. Kenney writes: "Really enjoyed meeting Jay-Z tonight" and says they're "both really excited about the future" of the Made In America Festival. Earlier this month, the city announced that Jay-Z's music festival would have to move off the Benjamin 36

07 June 2018 5:54 PM Egypt repatriates stolen ancient artifacts from France

Egypt says it has repatriated nine illegally smuggled artifacts, including statuary and coffins, from France. Thursday's statement by the Foreign Ministry says French authorities had seized the artifacts at a train station in Paris in 2012. The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry says the artifacts include parts of five coffins, two statues of cats, a depiction 30

16 January 2018 1:05 PM 2019 TDF to honour 1st victory of Merckx's

Brussels - The 2019 Tour de France will start with two stages in and around the Belgian capital Brussels in a tribute to Eddy Merckx, race organiser Christian Prudhomme confirmed on Tuesday. The first stage will be 192km, setting off from the city's Royal Museums of Fine Arts and taking in the Lion's Mound on the battlefield of Waterloo, the home town of football 32

12 October 2017 4:07 PM Why the United States Is Saying Goodbye to UNESCO

The Trump Administration says the U.S. is withdrawing from the United Nations' cultural body UNESCO, citing "anti-Israel bias" as one of its reasons. "This decision was not taken lightly," Heather Nauert, State Department spokesperson, said in a statement on Thursday. "[it] reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental 103

08 October 2017 12:24 AM Police seek eyewitnesses to Natural History Museum crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after 11 people were injured in a crash at London's Natural History Museum. A black Toyota Prius hit people outside the museum, in South Kensington, at about 14:20 BST on Saturday, sparking initial fears it was a terror attack. But police later said the incident was not "terrorist-related" and is being treated as a road traffic 53

07 October 2017 5:11 PM Natural History Museum crash 'not terror-related'

A crash outside a London museum that injured 11 people was not terror-related, police say. A car mounted the pavement outside the Natural History Museum in Exhibition Road, South Kensington, at 14:20 BST. The Metropolitan Police earlier said one person had been arrested and video footage that emerged on Twitter showed a man being restrained on the ground 52

03 September 2017 5:09 PM WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main - At least 60 000 people were forced to leave their homes in central Frankfurt on Sunday as Germany begins an operation to defuse a huge unexploded World War II bomb dubbed "blockbuster". The operation is the biggest evacuation of its kind in post-war Germany, Frankfurt's security chief Markus Frank said. The 1.8-tonne British bomb, which 30

20 August 2017 4:46 AM Spain hunts for driver in van rampage, says Islamist cell dismantled

Police arrested four people in connection with the attacks Barcelona and Cambrils, where a woman was killed when a car rammed passersby. BARCELONA - Police were searching on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 people when it ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona and were trying to determine whether two other suspected Islamist militants linked 31

14 July 2017 4:46 AM Trump caught on tape complimenting Macron's wife's body

Washington — President Donald Trump was captured complimenting the French president's wife's appearance on Thursday as he toured a famous Paris landmark. Video footage posted on the French government's official Facebook page showed Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and their wives chatting after their tour of the museums at Les Invalides. As they were saying 31