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Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul’s funeral to be held in hometown of Detroit

The Queen of Soul died on Thursday, aged 76, after suffering from pancreatic cancer

Syrian rebels’ last stand as Assad forces close in

They call this Free Syria but armed checkpoints are scattered throughout Idlib

Genoa bridge collapse: ‘Buried daughter stroked my hand so I knew she was alive’

Their coffins sat side by side; flowers at their foot; photographs on top

Judge in trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort receives threats

Judge TS Ellis III said he is under the protection of US Marshals and is concerned for the "peace and safety of the jurors" during a hearing on Friday

‘She never left’: Detroit mourns Aretha Franklin after death of Queen of Soul

Outside the church where Aretha Franklin's late father preached, there are mothers dancing with their daughters and singing "r-e-s-p-e-c-t"

Summer camp in Serbia closed after training children to use guns

Children were pictured wearing military uniforms as they took part in the activities, organised by Russian and Serbian far-right groups

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu questioned by police as protesters label him ‘crime minister’

Authorities claim he offered Bezeq Telecom Israel and its largest shareholder Shaul Elovitch regulatory favours, in return for favourable coverage of himself and his wife Sara, on the Bezeq-owned news website, Wall

Asian Games crime crackdown ‘kills dozens’ in Jakarta

The human rights organisation said the police action was "unnecessary and excessive"

Stormy Daniels pulled of Celebrity Big Brother after ‘row with producers’

Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said she failed to enter the house on Thursday because of a "row with producers"

Sky News Quiz of the Week: Aretha, Arnie and Omarosa

As well as Aretha Franklin's death, this week saw A-level students learn their university fate and rail commuters finding they would be hit with another rise in fares next year


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