Violent protests broke out in a Johannesburg suburb on Thursday following the gunning down of a disabled teenage boy allegedly by South African police on patrol.
First Lady Melania Trump has attracted widespread attention over her facial expressions while greeting Ivanka Trump at the Republican National Convention.Ivanka, an influential White House adviser, introduced her father and incumbent US President Donald Trump during a speech at the event on Thursday.
Little Mix turned up the heat for the Bank Holiday weekend as they released the video for their new single Holiday.Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson posed in a selection of bikinis, while Perrie Edwards rocked an all-white ensemble.
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The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are expected to put their differences aside to reunite for the unveiling of a statue of their mother, to mark what would have been her 60th birthday next year. The memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales was supposed to have been installed in Kensington Palace Gardens last year, but was delayed after William and Harry decided they needed more time to “get it right”. There were suggestions that a feud between the royal brothers had caused the project to stall amid reports that they were “barely on speaking terms”. On Friday, Kensington Palace issued a rare joint statement on behalf of the Duke and the Prince announcing that the long-awaited memorial would be revealed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on July 1, 2021. “The statue that Prince William and Prince Harry have commissioned to commemorate their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, will be installed next year on what would have been her 60th Birthday,” the statement read. “The statue was commissioned to mark the twentieth anniversary of her death and recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world. “The Princes hope that the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother’s life and her legacy.”
A white man wearing blackface angered protesters near the White House on the night of August 27-28, in the hours after President Donald Trump gave his Republican National Convention speech.Footage shows a man with dark colouring on his face being called “racist” by protesters as police work to separate him from demonstrators.A black man is then heard saying “that’s blackface” before hitting the man across the face, sparking a police chase.Anti-racism protests have been ongoing in the city over recent days, fuelled by the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake that month.Protesters were also out that night in opposition to US President Donald Trump’s Republic National Convention that was being held at the White House. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful
President Trump brought the Republican National Convention to a close with an acceptance speech that cast Joe Biden as a threat to America’s security and declared that this was the most important election in US history. In a speech laced with pageantry and a long litany of the president’s policy victories, but short on facts, the President depicted a clash of cultures between a Republican party inspired by patriotic love for the United States, and a Democratic party captured by socialists who hate America. Mr Trump’s speech was designed to energise his base of evangelical voters and white working-class Americans. This is essential for the president who is 8 per cent behind his opponent in national polls. But Mr Trump also used his speech to signal to wealthy, white Americans that he would cut their taxes and safeguard their wealth, in stark contrast with Mr Biden whose agenda, he argued, was now in lock step with Bernie Sanders. At a time when Congress remains deadlocked over future fiscal stimulus, and the need for state intervention is great, this was probably reassuring for those Americans reluctant to see increased state intervention become a permanent fixture, and those that continue to benefit from a buoyant stock market.
Bank Holiday weekend: Police brace for illegal raves Exclusive: Train commuters will be offered three-day season tickets Less than a third of UK arrivals are having tracing forms checked Schools may operate on rota system in locked down areas Summer sale: Save 50% - Just £1 a week for 6 months Schools will be told to operate on a rota if local lockdowns make it impossible to operate as normal, the Education Secretary has announced. Gavin Williamson said pupils will switch between classroom and home learning to “break chains of transmission of the virus” under of a four-tier system introduced just days before pupils in England return full time. The Government had previously played down the idea of rotas, insisting that Covid security measures being put in place in schools would allow them to stay open. But late on Friday night Mr Williamson published new guidance that will instruct schools to use rotas - such as two weeks at school, two weeks at home - as a halfway house between teaching all pupils and teaching only the children of key workers. Follow the latest updates below.
The boss of Notting Hill Carnival has urged revellers to stay off the streets this Bank Holiday weekend as the event moves online for the first time in its 54-year history.Matthew Phillip's warning comes as health experts revealed a spike in coronavirus cases among Londoners in the 20 to 29 age group.
Barnier 'flabbergasted' at UK attempt to reopen Brexit specialty food debateBloc sources say Britain is trying to water down EU geographical protections
If you came of age before or during the early 2000s, there's a good chance that you remember the dozens of beauty trends that defined the time period. Even though there wasn't a red carpet event during this era that wasn't sprinkled with frosted tips, side bangs, and chunky highlights, I also can't help but think about the popular Black hairstyles that ruled the time period. From micro braids and braided bobs to side-swept bangs and more, Black hair has evolved a lot throughout the years. Even if you're not still closely following the trends now, it's likely that if you're a Black girl, you wore some of the below looks at least once or twice during your formative years. In case you're in need of a refresher, read ahead to check out a handful of hairstyle trends that Black women couldn't get enough of in the early 2000s.
The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee announced contempt proceedings against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, citing his refusal to comply with a subpoena for records into his "transparently political misuse" of department resources. The Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives committee, Eliot Engel, also cited a speech Pompeo recorded in Jerusalem for this week's Republican National Convention. Engel said Pompeo had "demonstrated alarming disregard for the laws and rules governing his own conduct and for the tools the Constitution provides to prevent government corruption."
A separate Scotland would start life with "twin deficits" totalling more than £30 billion per year that would require its government to dump the pound, the country's most eminent macroeconomist has warned. Ronald MacDonald, research professor of macroeconomics and international finance at Glasgow University’s Adam Smith Business School, said Scotland has an annual £16 billion balance of payments deficit that would need to be cleared. The latest official figures show a balance of payments deficit of 10 per cent of GDP. This means Scotland imports more goods, services and capital than it exports and a separate Scottish Government would be responsible for funding the gap. This would be on top of the £15.1 billion public spending deficit Scotland ran up last year, according to Nicola Sturgeon's government, a figure that impartial economists have warned will spike to more than £40 billion this year thanks to the Covid pandemic.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he had taken a tough stance over the summer with regard to Turkey's actions in the eastern Mediterranean, setting red lines because Ankara respects actions not words. Relations between France and Turkey have soured in recent months over Ankara's role in NATO, Libya and the Mediterranean. Macron has called for the EU to show solidarity with Greece and Cyprus in the dispute over natural gas reserves off Cyprus and the extent of their continental shelves and has pushed for further sanctions at EU level, although there are divisions in the bloc over the issue.
Jacob Blake's father says his son has been handcuffed to his hospital bed despite being paralysed from the waist down.Mr Blake, 29, had been attempting to break up a quarrel between two women in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday when he was shot several times by a police officer.
He recently got engaged to horticulturist boyfriend Jonathan Myring.