The Trump administration has been blocked from banning Chinese-owned app TikTok from U.S. smartphone app stores.
Gaffe came after minister admitted she did not know the rules
Deaths involving COVID-19 have increased for the second consecutive week in England and Wales. There were 139 fatalities which mentioned coronavirus on the death certificate - up from 99 the previous week, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Although the number of coronavirus deaths remains low compared with the peak of the pandemic, there has been a rise in the number of hospital and care home deaths.
French police on Tuesday dismantled a migrant camp in the northern port of Calais, from where thousands of illegal economic migrants and would-be asylum seekers have sought to cross the English Channel to reach British shores. A police source said the operation began shortly before sunrise. Britain has repeatedly pressed President Emmanuel Macron's government to do more to prevent the migrants leaving France.
Boxer and future Strictly Come Dancing contestant Nicola Adams has opened up about racial microaggressions she experiences as a Black woman in the UK.Speaking to Women’s Health, Adams spoke about “subtle” ways in which she encounters racism in day-to-day life.
Africa's overburdened public health systems, dearth of testing facilities and overcrowded slums had experts predicting a disaster when COVID-19 hit the continent in February. The new coronavirus was already wreaking havoc in wealthy Asian and European nations, and a United Nations agency said in April that, even with social-distancing measures, the virus could kill 300,000 Africans this year. In May the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that 190,000 people on the continent could die if containment measures failed.
The NHS is facing a "triple whammy" of issues from the coronavirus pandemic, a report has warned.The health service is dealing with local outbreaks of Covid-19 and a second surge of cases alongside trying to manage a "huge backlog" of people needing care, according to the NHS Confederation.
SHOTLIST KHOBAR, SAUDI ARABIASEPTEMBER 25, 2020SOURCE: AFPTV 1. Wide shot dog chewing on a toy at the Barking Lot cafe, a first for ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, in the coastal city of Khobar 2. Wide shot mask-clad dog owners and their pets sitting at the Barking Lot cafe3. Mid shot mask-clad dog owner and her pet ordering food and drink at the Barking Lot cafe4. Tracking shot dog and its owner at the Barking Lot cafe, owner pulling his pet on a leash 5. SOUNDBITE 1 - Dalal Ahmed, the Barking Lot's Kuwaiti owner (female, Arabic, 11 sec): "(I opened the cafe) because there isn't a place in Saudi Arabia that people can take their dogs to as it is forbidden by governmental authorities for dogs to go to any location outside. That's why I decided to bring together all dog owners in one place where they can enjoy their time and be comfortable and dogs can play at the same time." 6. Mid shot mask-clad dog owners and their pets sitting at the Barking Lot cafe7. Close-up dog sitting in his owner's lap at the Barking Lot cafe8. Wide shot mask-clad dog owners and their pets sitting at the Barking Lot cafe, dogs playing together9. Mid shot dog sitting in his owner's lap at the Barking Lot cafe10. Low angle shot mask-clad dog owner and his pets sitting at the Barking Lot cafe 11. SOUNDBITE 2 - Nawaf, Saudi citizen living in Khobar (male, Arabic, 8 sec): "This place is so beautiful. I came here to play with the dogs, which now have a cafe for themselves for the first time in Saudi Arabia." 12. Wide shot mask-clad dog owners and their pets sitting at the Barking Lot cafe ///-----------------------------------------------------------AFP TEXT STORY: In changing Saudi Arabia, first dog cafe delights pet lovers By Rania Sanjar =(Video+Picture)= Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Sept 29, 2020 (AFP) - Dog owners in Saudi Arabia can now enjoy a cup of coffee alongside their beloved pets at a new cafe -- a first for the ultra-conservative kingdom.In Islam, dogs are considered unclean animals -- unlike cats -- and are generally banned from public places in Saudi Arabia.But The Barking Lot, which opened its doors in June in the coastal city of Khobar, has delighted animal lovers in a country where there are few places to take pets outside the home.The country's once-notorious religious police used to ban the walking of pets, saying men were using it as a means to make passes at women.But the ban was widely flouted and pets are becoming an increasingly common sight.Animal shelters have sprung up in several cities.The adoption of strays has become more popular in the rapidly modernising kingdom, which has undergone sweeping changes as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's "Vision 2030" plan.The Barking Lot's Kuwaiti owner, Dalal Ahmed, said she got the idea during a previous visit to the kingdom."I came to Saudi Arabia for a visit with my dog, but wasn't allowed to walk on the beach with him," she told AFP."I was very sad and decided to help by opening a coffee shop for people who have dogs -- and even for those who do not."Young men and women gather at the cafe with dogs of all sizes.Some pets playfully romp around, while others sit on their owners' laps, or wait patiently at the counter as their guardians order drinks.In one section, dogs are treated to washes and blow dries as part of the grooming services offered."The idea of this cafe is very new," said Johara, a Saudi citizen. "It's a distinct place where dogs can come and meet other dogs."For Nawaf, also from Saudi Arabia, it was the first time visiting the cafe, which he described as "beautiful". "I came here to play with the dogs, which now have a cafe for themselves for the first time in Saudi Arabia," he said. rs/dm/sls/pjm/kir -------------------------------------------------------------
Panel show host complains of 'black' label used across TV. Jimmy Akingbola says he was told Sorry, I Didn’t Know, which focuses on black history, would not appeal to audiences
The actor revealed that he and husband Todd Spiewak thought they just had colds, until they completely lost their taste and smell.
The 53-year-old political lobbyist has been in hospital for 184 days after contracting COVID-19.
The European Union executive on Tuesday snubbed a demand by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban that it dismiss its top rule of law official for comments about Hungary's "ailing democracy". Orban, 57, has repeatedly clashed with the EU over his hardline stance on migration and minorities, as well as moves to increase state control of the courts, media, academics and NGOs. In interview with Reuters last week, Orban rejected that criticism.
Michael Cohen says president’s family all ‘complicit in tax evasion’
It's like what Fleabag said: hair is everything. "It's the difference between a good day and a bad day," she lamented, and we have a feeling she'd back us when we say that's precisely why you'll want to brush up on the coolest hairstyle trends of the year. They may not be "everything," but they will be everywhere - and you can easily recreate them yourself, in the comfort of your own home. So what can you expect? "2020 has been seeing a lot of experimentation," said LA-based celebrity hairstylist Laurie Heaps. "We are pushing style boundaries and changing our hair in more meaningful ways. People are not afraid to do something drastic or even out of the norm. It's really about having fun and letting your hair show how you feel. Whether this is a permanent change through color or cut or even just wigs or extensions, we are going to see hair that is bold and strong." "Strong," it seems, is the big buzz word this year. Hairstylist and global creative director for Redken Guido Palau agrees: "We're seeing hair with stronger styles. Nods to different time periods are coming back and they're very exciting. When you look at models, they very rarely have one signature look anymore - they're all trying different looks. This is so important in fashion, where you're seeing inclusivity for all looks and styles by celebrating each person's individual beauty." From retro hairstyles to sorta-woke-up-like-this looks, we asked a handful of pros to dish on the hairstyle trends to try this year (after your Amazon Prime binge-watch, of course).
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