2018.08.25

News Headlines - 25 August 2018

John McCain, maverick of the Senate and former POW, dies at 81 | The Seattle Times

Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81.

People forced to eat rotting meat as Venezuela economic crisis gets worse | Metro News

In a city once called the Saudi Arabia of Venezuela for its vast oil wealth, residents of Maracaibo now line up to buy spoiled meat as refrigerators fail amid nine months of rolling power outages that recently got worse. Some people fall ill eating the rotten beef, but at bargain prices, it’s the only way they can afford protein as the country’s crisis hits bottom.

Spain to dig up Franco's body after government passes decree | The Independent

Franco, who ruled for nearly 40 years, was buried at the Valley of the Fallen monument to the victims of the Spanish Civil War following his death in 1975.
Proposals to remove his body from the site – which is marked by a 152m cross on a mountainside near Madrid – have been discussed for years but faced opposition from his descendants and supporters.
The decree, which amends Spain’s Historical Memory Law of 2007 to grant the government power to dig up Franco’s body, was passed during a cabinet meeting on Friday.

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained in Moscow over rally | Reuters

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained in Moscow over his participation in an anti-government protest earlier this year, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

Lindsay Kemp, performer and Bowie mentor, dies at 80 - BBC News

Kate Bush has paid tribute to ground-breaking dancer, mime artist and choreographer Lindsay Kemp, who has died aged 80... He collaborated with David Bowie as he invented theatrical personas such as Ziggy Stardust.
Kemp died suddenly in Italy, where he lived, on Friday evening.


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