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'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

 Aretha Franklin, the preacher’s daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” with such hit songs as ‘Respect’ and ‘Chain of Fools’, has died at the age of 76, officials have said. Ms Franklin, who won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records, died at her home …

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Turkish lira firms before finance minister's presentation

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Finance Minister Berat Albayrak assured international investors on Thursday that Turkey would emerge stronger from its currency crisis, insisting its banks were healthy and signaling it could ride out a dispute with the United States. In a conference call with thousands of investors and economists, Albayrak – …

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