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B.B. KING DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES

Veteran blues musician B.B. King died of natural causes primarily stemming from Alzheimer's disease, Nevada officials said on Monday, putting to rest accusations by his two daughters that he was poisoned by his long- time associates.

His death at age 89 in May was also attributed to coronary artery disease, diabetes, heart failure, high blood pressure and brain damage from low blood flow, the Clark County Coroner's office said.

M.I.A. DIRECTING MUSIC VIDEOS

Hip-hop star M.I.A. has gone to India and West Africa to direct her first videos, as she announced a new album, called Matahdatah, on the theme of a world without borders.

On Monday, she released a video of two songs including Swords, which shows a spirited dance among girls wielding swords and sticks and the artist lighting an "Om" symbol outside an Indian temple.

It transitions to Ivory Coast where a man in a gold outfit and red tutu dances to Warriors, a song from M.I.A.'s last album Matangi (2013).

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2015, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe