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The social media warning system saving lives in Syria

The warning sent to Abdulkarim al-Ismail’s Facebook came just before the warplanes would fly overhead and dropped their load. He knew he had eight minutes at most to move his wife and two children down the basement. When the thud came, it was close, closer than he had calculated. The …

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Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, the multiple Grammy award-winning singer whose career spanned seven decades, has died aged 76. The Queen of Soul – best known for hits such as Respect, Think and I Say a Little Prayer – passed away in Detroit after battling ill health for several years. The cause of her death on Thursday was advanced pancreatic …

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