En route to becoming the most prolific pop star of his period, Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958-April 21, 2016) bent both gender and genre.
At once a guitar god, keyboard king and dance-floor deity, Prince was rock 'n' roll royalty, fluent in funk and just as glad to play some jazz. His untimely death at the age of 57 in 2016 left a shocked world wanting more.
One-year-old Princess Charlotte, British Queen Elizabeth's great-granddaughter, has spoken in public for the first time. The little royal came out with 'pop' as her parents and brother played with balloons in Canada.
If emperor Akihito follows through on his plans he would be the first Japanese monarch to step down in 200 years. Akihito became emperor in 1989, upon the death of his father Emperor Hirohito, who led Japan during WWII.
The WWI battle lasted 141 days, and left more than 1 million dead or wounded on all sides. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate, and brother Prince Harry have attended an all-night vigil in Thiepval, France.