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Fans pay respects to Aretha

Jerr Karoub
The regal presence Aretha Franklin exuded in life is being captured at her viewing, with the late Queen of Soul in a gold-plated coffin dressed in red, including high-heels, proving she was a "diva to the end".

Report: Experts knew Genoa bridge had weakened 20%

Colleen Barry and Andrea Rosa
ENGINEERS said in February that corrosion of the metal cables supporting the Genoa highway bridge had reduced the bridge's strength by 20 per cent - months before the structure's deadly collapse last week, reports said.

US aeroplane theft highlights air travel 'insider threat'

Rachel La Corte and Keith Riddler
The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound in Washington state has illustrated the potential perils of airline or airport employees causing mayhem.

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