An illustrator has been banned from online marketplace Etsy over a Mother’s Day card featuring Islamic State bride Shamima Begum. The card features an image of Ms Begum alongside the message: "Thanks for never joining ISIS". The 19-year-old fled east London to join Islamic State in Syria as a schoolgirl in 2015.
In her letter Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, said Thomas Markle was causing pain by giving media interviews. Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has threatened the Mail on Sunday with legal action under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act for publishing a private letter she sent to her father, in which she said he had broken her heart “into a million pieces”. Representatives of the duchess, formerly known as Meghan Markle, have been in touch with the newspaper after its decision earlier this month to publish the handwritten message sent to Thomas Markle in which, according to sources, she complained with a “heavy heart” about the pain her father was causing by giving media interviews.
Amid headlines of domestic political mayhem, Brexit shambles and Donald Trump, you’d be forgiven for missing news that Germany, still Europe’s largest economy by far, is a whisker away from stumbling into recession. A third of the fund managers cited a global recession as the issue most likely to keep them up at night.
Holmes & Watson swept the board at the 39th annual Razzie Awards, winning the prizes for worst picture, worst director, worst remake/rip-off/sequel and worst supporting actor for John C Reilly.
Animal rights group Peta, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, appears to have a started and swiftly lost a battle over the reputation of late “crocodile hunter” Steve Irwin after branding the TV conservationist a man who was “killed harassing a ray”. The group began its attack after Google celebrated Irwin with a doodle on what would have been his 57th birthday – had he not been stabbed through the heart by a short-tail stingray that he was trying to film in 2006.
A Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi Jack, who was captured in Syria, has said he misses his mother and wants to come home to Britain.
An Oscars judge has said he and other men on the panel are unlikely to vote for a documentary about periods because the subject is “too icky”. The anonymous member of the Academy Award’s 519-person directors branch wrote an extensive piece for the Hollywood Reporter explaining his reason for voting in each category. Commenting on the best documentary short category, he said he would not vote for End Game because it was a Netflix film, then continued: “Also Period.
Parts of Britain woke up to a blanket of thick fog on Saturday with temperatures set to soar to almost 20C later in the day. A severe yellow weather warning was issued across southern England, with forecasters warning that dense fog could cause travel disruption. The mercury is set to stay in the mid-teens into next week, with tomorrow’s fog expected to be less severe.
Thousands of people commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) in Gaza City on Saturday. This footage shows members of the National Resistance Brigades participating in a military parade to mark the day.
Shortly after the news broke that fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld had died, I wrote a profile about his design legacy. Hours after the news of Lagerfeld’s death had been announced animal rights group PETA published a “sorry, not sorry you’re gone” press release and actor Jameela Jamil took to Twitter to condemn the designer, referring to Lagerfeld as “a ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist”, who “shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Close friend and long-term muse of the late designer, Cara Delevingne responded: “It saddens me deeply that anyone was hurt, that I do not condone.
Colombia destroyed an infamous apartment building which was once home to drug trafficker Pablo Escobar in a controlled implosion on Friday, after the site became a tourist destination. The "Monaco" apartments, where Escobar lived in the 1980s, were a symbol of evil, Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez told journalists. Gutierrez lamented that the 8-story building had become a destination for tourists on much-maligned "narco-tours", which take visitors around sites related to the history of drug trafficking.
Doctors fears that thousands of men are not receiving help when struggling with a body image disorder. Mental health professionals from the only clinic in the UK which specialises in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) are calling for more information, education and support when it comes to the effects the disorder has on men. The Body Dysmorphic Foundation believe male body image is a neglected and under-represented area of research.
Police chiefs have warned drone users they will face "serious consequences" if they use the gadgets to commit crimes - with the number of reported incidents rising by 40% between 2016 and 2018. A Sky News investigation found forces across the UK received more than 2,400 reports of incidents involving drones in 2018 - including road traffic collisions, criminal damage and voyeurism. The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) said it is now working with the government and the Civil Aviation Authority on future laws "to meet the challenges and risks posed by drones".
Many care home residents have their fees paid by local councils. One of the country’s biggest providers of agency health workers has been accused of “profiteering” after trying to charge care homes up to £2,700 to supply a staff member for a single shift. The Guardian can reveal that Newcross Healthcare, already exposed for fining workers £50 when they call in sick, quoted the sky-high charges in a price list sent out to homes looking for cover over Christmas.
On Feb 7, a woman in Essex posted a picture of her living room on Instagram. It got 80,000 likes. This says something about the room, which is a sterile, silvery vision of almost supernatural cleanliness and tidiness. It also says something about one of Instagram’s fastest-growing and most surprising trends: cleaning.
Pagers will be banned from the NHS within the next three years, the health secretary has announced. Matt Hancock says the devices, which were among the first systems to transmit personal text messages, must be phased out by the end of 2021. The Guardian reported last year that London Ambulance Service often sends the same message to members of staff by pager and phone to make sure they have received it.
Neil Smith, 33, Willenhall, West Midlands, was jailed for life with a minimum of 13 years for killing four-month-old Hope Sofia.
Luckily, there are a number of luxury hotels opening up around the world, ready to welcome new visitors. From Croatia to the Maldives, from London to Sri Lanka, below are the best new hotel openings for 2019. If you needed another reason to visit the Maldives this year, here it is.
A fire at an airshow in India destroyed three hundred cars on Saturday, a senior fire official said, the latest accident to mar the government-run event. The most likely cause was a "dry grass fire aided by heavy winds", said M.N. Reddi, a fire official in the southern city of Bengaluru where the show is taking place. Footage from Reuters partner ANI showed rows of burnt-out cars and huge flames and plumes of black smoke.
Police in Vietnam arrested two former information ministers on Saturday on suspicion of mismanaging public investment, they said on their website. Nguyen Bac Son and Truong Minh Tuan were arrested on suspicion of mismanagement and violations regarding the use of such investment, they said. Communist-ruled Vietnam is undergoing a major corruption crackdown that has sent a politburo member to prison and many other senior officials to jail or trials in a wide range of sectors.
A little boy in South Carolina got to celebrate his birthday twice: After only one friend showed up to his birthday party, the local fire department decided to throw him another one.The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department took to its Facebook page to share the story of a party the fire department held for a local boy named Cooper, who was disappointed when only one of his classmates showed up to his 6th birthday party. But after a community member gave the local fire department a call, the members were quick to come to his rescue."We jumped on board and said we'll do whatever we can to make sure he has a great birthday and that more than one child shows up," Beaufort firefighter Ross Vezin tells Yahoo Lifestyle. "We made arrangements to pick him up from school along with his mom and brother, and we brought him to the bowling alley where we had another engine company there, along with a biker group called Bikers Against Bullies."The fire department was also able to bring nearly 75 other kids from school to celebrate alongside Cooper, whose mother, Nicoala Shiflet, said he has difficulty making friends because he suffers from autism."They had cake and presents and got to do some bowling," Vezin continues, adding that the party came to be known as "Cooper's Birthday 2.0."From riding in a fire truck to seeing the motorcycles from Bikers Against Bullies and even being welcomed by so many new friends, Vezin is certain that Cooper loved his celebration. And it won't be the last time that the little boy gets to hang out with the fire department responsible for it."We're also going to have him up next week," Vezin says. "We're going to give him a fire department T-shirt and a tour of our fire station."This article first appeared on Yahoo