Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage growsRights groups Thursday condemned a suicide blast inside a school that killed dozens of students in Kabul a day earlier, as outrage over the attack grew while tearful families buried loved ones in the war-weary Afghan capital. The attack was just one of the most shocking in a blood-soaked week across Afghanistan that has left security forces and civilians reeling. Two gunmen attacked an intelligence training centre in Kabul Thursday, firing on security forces for several hours before they were killed, police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said, adding that there were no other casualties.


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How Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' became an anthem for civil rights and feminism

  1. How Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ became an anthem for civil rights and feminism  Washington Post
  2. Aretha Franklin visited by Stevie Wonder, Jesse Jackson  USA TODAY
  3. Beyoncé and Jay-Z dedicate Detroit concert to Aretha Franklin  CBS News
  4. Source: Aretha Franklin is in hospice care  CNN
  5. Beyoncé and Jay Z pay tribute to ‘gravely-ill’ Aretha Franklin while performing in Detroit  Telegraph.co.uk
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Canada PM does not back down on rights defense in Saudi spat

Canada PM does not back down on rights defense in Saudi spatCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday refused to apologize for calling out Saudi Arabia on its human rights record, after Riyadh said it was considering further punitive measures against Ottawa over its criticisms of the kingdom. Tensions have been high between the two countries since Monday, when Riyadh expelled Canada’s ambassador, recalled its own envoy and froze all new trade and investments. Riyadh also said it will relocate thousands of Saudi students studying in Canada to other countries, while state airline Saudia announced it was suspending flights to Toronto.


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