In Turkey, young people recently expressed their frustration with the authorities when students protested an ongoing spike in housing prices. This protest movement reflects the growing difficulties of the general population amid sky-high living costs, even as the government refuses to acknowledge the economic crisis. Our Istanbul correspondents Ludovic de Foucaud, Hussein Asad and Shona Bhattacharyya report.
Colin Powell, a four-star Army general and a former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died on October 18 from coronavirus complications, his family said in a statement.Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin addressed reporters on Monday morning following the news of Powell’s death. Austin was in Georgia, where he was meeting with Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and US troops stationed in the country.“It will be impossible to replace Gen Colin Powell,” Austin wrote on Twitter. “He was a tremendous personal friend and mentor to me, and there’s a hole in my heart right now as I think about his loss. My thoughts and prayers today are with his family, and I want them to know I will miss him dearly.”Powell served with the George W Bush administration and was a key figure in the decision making leading up to the US invasion of Iraq.Powell was 84 years old. His family said he was fully vaccinated against coronavirus. Credit: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin via Storyful
Sealiway sprang a 12-1 surprise in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot as the big two, Adayar and Mishriff, finished out of the first three. Fifth in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 13 days earlier, Sealiway bettered the form he showed when runner-up to St Mark's Basilica in the French Derby to lift the mile-and-a-quarter showpiece. The three-year-old colt, trained by Cedric Rossi and ridden by Mickael Barzalona, was made to fight all the way by the William Haggas-trained Dubai Honour, who only went down by three-quarters of a length.
Five people killed in a small Norwegian town last week were all stabbed to death and not shot with a bow and arrows as initially suspected, police said on Monday. Three people were also injured, including an off-duty police officer who was shot with the bow and arrow in the early phase of the 35-minute rampage. "Five people were killed with stabbing weapons," police inspector Per Thomas Omholt told a news conference.
Residents of Southend welcome the decision to grant city status to their town shortly after the announcement was made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons. It follows the fatal stabbing of local MP Sir David Amess, described by locals as “Mr Southend”, who campaigned tirelessly for the move.
‘The empire strikes back’: lauded Australian show begins European tourSonglines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, featuring Indigneous cultural works, opens in Plymouth Artists from Tjanpi Desert Weavers let their tjanpi sisters fly, in Papulankutja, Western Australia. Photograph: Annieka Skinner