Fans pay tribute to singer Chris Cornell following his funeral
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People gather at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles to pay their respects to grunge rock icon Chris Cornell, who was found dead in his hotel room last week.
17 Jul 2021
Iraqis mourn relatives who died in a massive fire which engulfed a coronavirus isolation ward of Al-Hussein hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, as they take part in their funeral in the central city of Najaf. The devastating blaze Monday evening, which medics said was fuelled by oxygen canisters exploding, was the second such tragedy in Iraq in three months.
7 Aug 2021
More than 10 people are reported to have died and at least 50 injured. State media blamed the attack on the 'Islamic State' (IS) militant group, which has revived its campaign of violence in Iraq.
16 Aug 2021
Funerals were held for victims of an attack on a Muslim convoy on the outskirts of Nigeria's Jos state, which left at least 22 people dead.
3 Sep 2021
One year after singer Akon laid the first stone of the $6 billion futuristic city he plans to build in his native Senegal, the site remains grassland. Construction of "Akon City," a project due to feature ultramodern twisting skyscrapers, was already meant to have begun near the Atlantic Ocean village of Mbodiene. But building work is yet to start, prompting residents who were hoping for jobs to wonder about its future.
14 Sep 2021
The education board for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second biggest in the US, votes that children aged 12 or over who attend public schools in the city will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the start of next year. This is the first such requirement by a major education board in the US.
26 Sep 2021
With its Terminator, Wizard of Oz and E.T. props on show, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is set to receive its first visitors on September 30. Upon opening, the museum -- run by the Oscar-awarding Academy -- will be the largest film-dedicated museum in North America.
28 Sep 2021
From Tom Hanks at Los Angeles' new film museum, via Bali, where we meet a young climate change activist, and Paris for the blockbuster exhibition of the year, Eve Jackson brings you the week's culture news.
1 Oct 2021
Britney Spears fans celebrate outside a court in Los Angeles after a judge ordered the singer’s father be removed as her guardian. Spears’ father had controlled her life for the past 13 years, under a legal arrangement the 39-year-old singer has slammed as “abusive”.
10 Oct 2021
Quebec-based singer-songwriter Hubert Lenoir shot onto the scene with his debut solo album "Darlène", a glam rock psychedelic postmodern opera that was shortlisted for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize. He’s back with a very personal sophomore album entitled "PICTURA DE IPSE : Musique directe". This musical autobiography is a tribute to the "cinéma direct" movement, which started in Québec at the end of the 1950s.
9 Oct 2021
Britain's favorite superspy left his mark on Hollywood on Wednesday when Daniel Craig got a star on the Walk of Fame. The world's suavest action hero was immortalized -- appropriately -- outside 7007 Hollywood Boulevard, next to fellow Bond actor Roger Moore.
16 Oct 2021
Hundreds of truck drivers wait for dozens of ships to unload their containers in California as the White House announces that it will now work 24 hours a day in an attempt clear the backlog.
6 Nov 2021
He's behind some of the biggest crime thrillers, psychological horrors and hard-hitting dramas of recent years. From 1989's "Dead Calm" to "Patriot Games" in 1992, Phillip Noyce has directed dozens of Hollywood talents, including Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman and Angelina Jolie. As the Cinémathèque Française stages a retrospective of his work, he tells us about being a gun for hire in Los Angeles in the 1990s and the gamble he was determined to take in making "Rabbit-Proof Fence" in 2002.
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In the first papal visit to South Sudan, Pope Francis is highlighting the plight of women in the young nation who face the world's highest material mortality rate and are subject to widespread sexual violence.
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The US announced that it will allow the first transfer of a Russian oligarch's confiscated funds to Ukraine. In the meantime, Germany says it has evidence of over 100 war crimes in Ukraine.
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Strong earthquakes struck Turkey and Syria on Monday. The region is frequently hit by tremors. Here's why.
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Kennedy Odede dreamed of providing his neighborhood with safe, affordable water. But first he had to negotiate with the gangs monopolizing Kibera's water supply.
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Facebook has been under scrutiny before, for failing to curb hate speech on its platform in Ethiopia. The son of a man killed after calls for his murder appeared on the platform argues that Facebook treats Africa differently to Europe and the US.