At the Norweigan-American Achievement Award ceremony yesterday in Sweden, Sia explained how she co-wrote Rihanna’s hit “Diamonds” with Benny Blanco — in just 22 minutes — and recorded the full demo with the famed duo from Stargate in another 26 minutes. Stargate’s Tor told the crowd, according to YouTube, that “she had her coat on and her bag in her hand, and a car waiting downstairs to take her to the airport!”
- Iraq's prime minister has ordered the arrest of anti-government protesters who breached Baghdad's fortified "Green Zone" and occupied the parliament building.
- Daniel J. Berrigan, an American priest and poet famous for leading anti-Vietnam War protests, has died at the age 94.
- U.S. President Barack Obama zinged the media and presidential contenders before dropping the mic at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner 🇺🇸