Month: August 2019

Dorian strengthens to category four hurricane as it menaces Bahamas en route to Florida

Hurricane Dorian has gained fearsome new muscle as an “extremely dangerous” category four storm, bearing down on the northwestern Bahamas early on Saturday en route to the east coast of the United States.Millions of people in Florida, along with the state’s Walt Disney World and President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, are in the potential crosshairs…

Taliban launches ‘massive attack’ on one of Afghanistan’s main cities, Kunduz, as peace talks continue

The Taliban has launched a large-scale attack on one of Afghanistan’s main cities, Kunduz, and has taken hospital patients as hostages, the government said on Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations with the United States on ending America’s longest war.The militants, who have demanded that all foreign forces leave Afghanistan, now control or…

Dior pulls perfume ad featuring Johnny Depp after criticism over Native American tropes

Dior is facing backlash for promoting its perfume line Sauvage with an advertisement featuring Native American imagery.The fashion brand teased the ad, which stars actor Johnny Depp, on Twitter on Friday as “an authentic journey deep into the Native American soul in a sacred, founding and secular territory”. It has since deleted the tweet and…

Two Hong Kong lawmakers arrested for protest-related offences released on bail after being held by police overnight

At least two Hong Kong lawmakers arrested along with prominent activists in connection with anti-government protests were released on bail on Saturday after being held overnight by police.Speaking outside Tsuen Wan Police Station, Civic Party lawmaker Jeremy Tam Man-ho accused the force of detaining him on police obstruction allegations in a political move designed to…

Police raid Romanian farm where troubled German teens were treated ‘like slaves’

German teens treated “like slaves”, tied with ropes and forced to pull carts alongside animals: these are the allegations facing a social programme funded by Germany in remote northern Romania.On Tuesday, riot police backed by a helicopter stormed a farm in Viseu de Sus village where a German couple set up the programme some 15…

Trump’s face-changing used to rattle China, but time is now on Beijing’s side

The art of face-changing, or bian lian, is the most dramatic highlight of traditional Sichuan opera, in which a deft performer can change painted silk masks in quick succession with a flip of the wrist and a twist of the neck, revealing striking facial expressions.In the political theatre, US President Donald Trump deserves the title…

Twitter says CEO Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked after series of erratic and racist tweets

Twitter said on Friday the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been “compromised” after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted.The tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb showed up around 8pm GMT on the @jack account of the founder of the short messaging service.We’re aware that @jack was compromised…

Twitter says CEO Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked after series of erratic and racist tweets

Twitter said on Friday the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been “compromised” after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted.The tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb showed up around 8pm GMT on the @jack account of the founder of the short messaging service.We’re aware that @jack was compromised…

Twitter says CEO Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked after series of erratic and racist tweets

Twitter said on Friday the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been “compromised” after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted.The tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb showed up around 8pm GMT on the @jack account of the founder of the short messaging service.We’re aware that @jack was compromised…

Twitter says CEO Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked after series of erratic and racist tweets

Twitter said on Friday the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been “compromised” after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted.The tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb showed up around 8pm GMT on the @jack account of the founder of the short messaging service.We’re aware that @jack was compromised…