BANGKOK, THAILAND (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Drums and a band played as officials in black tops and ancient costumes rehearsed on Saturday (October 21) for the funeral procession of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose cremation next week is expected to be attended by a quarter of a million mourners. Continue reading
Speaking at the United Nations, Abdallah al-Mouallimi, the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN, says a decree by the Saudi king allowing women to drive is ‘historic’. Continue reading
In his first public comments since getting into a war of words with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, civil rights icon John Lewis honors the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by telling a crowd of young men at a breakfast in Miami to, “never, ever hate.” Continue reading
King III says “in the heat of emotion a lot of things get said,” as he gets questioned by journalists about Trump’s tweets attacking Lewis.
Martin Luther King Jr. is honored as a wreath is placed at his Washington, D.C. memorial.
Hebrew University’s Institute of Archaeology say they have discovered a seal of biblical King Hezekiah, who helped build Jerusalem into an ancient metropolis.
Jordan’s King Abdullah says that the world is facing another “world war” and that there must be a swift response to the threat posed by Islamic State militants and other such groups.
On September 9, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II becomes the country’s longest-reigning monarch, surpassing her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria’s record of 63 years and seven months.
French film “Dheepan” wins the top Palme d’Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. Other awards were handed out to “Saul Fia (Son of Saul), “The Lobster” and “Nie Yinniang” (The Assassin). While France’s Vincent Lindon won best actor for “La Loi du Marche” (The Measure of a Man) and the best actress prize shared between U.S.’s Rooney Mara for her role in Todd Haynes’s “Carol” and French actress Emmanuelle Bercot in French director Maiwenn Besco’s Mon Roi (My King).
Blues legend B.B. King has died at age 89, the Los Angeles Times reports.