"There are many reasons to admire Aretha, but it’s worth pausing to reflect on how significant her impact was, and will always remain, on the genre she’s perhaps least associated with."Jeff Slate
Songwriter and journalist
"Nigerians have all the right in the world to question the authority and legitimacy of our nation’s current political leadership."Kingsley Moghalu
Candidate in next year's Presidential elections in Nigeria, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
""It’s very much a success story for the security which is in place at the moment…""Chris Phillips
Counter Terrorism Expert
"Since turning my back on white supremacy, I have worked hard to fight against the thing I once helped build. What I've learned from my own journey through hate now helps me combat it."Christian Picciolini
Emmy Award-winning director and producer, author, TEDx speaker, peace advocate and reformed extremist.
""Got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it until now.""Richard 'Beebo' Russell
Suspect in Seattle stolen plane incident
"In order to reduce social exclusion and improve the standard of living of the working poor, the EU must take drastic measures and design policies both at institutional and individual levels."Giorgos Koulouris
Consultant in a Management and Consulting firm in Greece
"Maduro has reacted to the collapse of the economy by consolidating the dictatorship, intensifying human rights abuses (including torture) and further cracking down on the private sector."Juan Carlos Hidalgo
Policy analyst on Latin America at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
"If you’re sitting at home in Idaho or London, you want to see celebrity names, people that you care about”."Simon Thompson
United Arab Emirates
Donald Trump’s press secretary was providing ‘alternative facts’ when he claimed the billionaire’s inauguration had been witnessed by the largest-ever audience, according to one of the president’s key
Faulty batteries have been blamed by South Korean tech giant Samsung for fires that forced the withdrawal of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
Authoritarian ex-president Yahya Jammeh is said to have plundered more than 11 million dollars from Gambia before fleeing into exile.
US Environmental Protection Agency accuses Fiat Chrysler of using undeclared software allowing excess diesel emissions on some Jeep and Dodge vehicles
Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to US charges that it cheated on diesel emission tests for a decade.
Donald Trump broke his post-election press silence on Wednesday with a pugnacious press conference performance, at one point engaging in a shouting match with CNN.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnian Serb leaders have been celebrating their autonomous republic’s national holiday despite a Constitutional Court ban.
Donald Trump accepts US intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia was behind cyber attacks affecting the US presidential election, his incoming chief of staff has…
Russia’s involvement in the US presidential elections was unprecedented according to America’s top spy.
McDonald's cooks up controversy with a food outlet in a building belonging to the Catholic Church in Rome - within sight of St Peter's Square.
Japan's defence minister visits controversial military shrine hours after historic Pearl Harbour ceremony.
Niloofar Rahmani was supposed to return to Kabul over the weekend after a much-publicised stint of 15 months' training with the US Air Force
Israel's Parliamentary Speaker has said the Knesset has not gone, in his words, "Iran-Taliban" following row over the length of womens' skirts.
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is under scrutiny again after claiming he had personally killed crime suspects when he was a city mayor, to set an example to…
The French Front National leader's call for an end to free education for the children of illegal immigrants has been roundly condemned in France.
US President-Elect Donald Trump has blasted Beijing’s monetary policy and its activities in the South China Sea in a Twitter outburst that will do nothing to mend fences after his controversial phone
The US state says it will act after receiving Jill Stein's petition, but it's thought unlikely to affect Donald Trump's overall win.
Unconfirmed reports say the 83-year-old committed suicide. He had denied accusations that he had raped some of his young teenage models in the past.
The bodies of late Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria have been exhumed as part of a new investigation into the Smolensk plane crash.
An Israeli ministerial committee has voted to support a bill enforcing lowering the volume of loudspeakers calling worshippers to prayer in mosques.