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Sarah Harding has revealed she is writing an autobiography after being diagnosed with breast cancer. The Girls Aloud star shared a statement on Twitter and Instagram on Thursday, posting on social media for the first time since announcing the shock news of her diagnosis in August. Harding has been receiving treatment for advanced-stage cancer, which spread to other parts of her body, and spoke out publicly in the summer after she was spotted in hospital.
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The Masked Singer is just weeks away from returning for a second season on Boxing Day.Ahead of its long-anticipated return to ITV, the new disguises for the 12 stars competing in the competition have been unveiled.For its debut series, the programme saw the inclusion of costumes like Monster, Hedgehog and Duck.This time, the celebrities will be concealing their identities through disguises Alien, Robin, Badger, Swan, Dragon, Sausage, Blob, Harlequin, Bush Baby, Grandfather Clock and Seahorse.Read more: BBC One Christmas Day schedule unveiledIt’s up to the judges to deduce who’s behind the masks across eight episodes.The 12 competitors’ singing voices could expose their identity, or indeed a series of cryptic clues about their lives and careers.The panel will see judges Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall return as star sleuths while comedian Mo Gilligan is taking over from US judge Ken Jeong, who was unable to film due to travel restrictions.The first series was won by Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts, who was disguised as Queen Bee, and proved to be a ratings smash for the broadcaster.
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David Beckham has appeared as an older version of himself in a campaign video calling for action to help prevent deaths from malaria. The technologically-altered video of the former footballer, which is meant to show him in his 70s, sees him delivering a speech hailing the defeat of our “oldest and deadliest enemy” for the Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live campaign.
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French authorities will swoop down Thursday on dozens of mosques and prayer halls suspected of radical teachings as part of a crackdown on Islamist extremists following a spate of attacks, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said. Darmanin told RTL radio that if any prayer hall was found to promote extremism it would be closed down.The inspections to be carried out on Thursday afternoon are part of a response to two gruesome attacks that particularly shocked France – the beheading of a teacher who showed his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed and the stabbing to death of three people in a church in Nice.Darmanin said 76 mosques out of the more than 2,600 Muslim places of worship had been flagged as possible threats to France’s Republican values and its security.He did not reveal which places of worship would be inspected, but in a note he sent to regional security chiefs, seen by AFP, he listed 16 addresses in the Paris region and 60 others around the country.“There are in some concentrated areas places of worship that are clearly anti-Republican,” Darmanin told RTL radio, “(where) imams are followed by the intelligence services and where the discourse runs counter to our values”.But he added that the fact that only a fraction of the mosques in France were suspected of peddling radical theories showed “we are far from a situation of widespread radicalisation”.“Nearly all Muslims in France respect the laws of the Republic and are hurt by that (radicalisation),” he said.Investigators will dig into the mosques’ financing and the background of imams deemed suspicious and search for evidence, among other things, of Koranic schools for young children.The killing of the teacher, Samuel Paty, who had shown his pupils cartoons of Mohammed in a class on free speech, sent shockwaves through France, where it was seen as an attack on the republic itself.In the aftermath of his murder the authorities raided dozens of Islamic sports groups, charities and associations suspected of promoting extremism.They also ordered the temporary closure of a mosque near Paris that shared a vitriolic video inciting hatred of Paty.President Emmanuel Macron has warned of the growing threat of ‘Islamist separatism’ and its challenge to the unity of the secular French republic. Core French values such as the freedom of belief, gender equality and the right to blaspheme are threatened in localised areas, he has said.“Faced with this ill that is eating into our country, France has rallied with resilience, with determination,” the president wrote in a letter to the Financial Times newspaper in November.The government’s crackdown has left some Muslims feeling increasingly alienated in their own country. Some Muslim leaders, while backing the government’s fight against Islamism, have warned it against inadvertently lumping an overwhelming majority of their faith with the “fomenters of hate”.(FRANCE 24 with AFP and REUTERS)