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Africa’s premier film festival, FESPACO, opened in the capital Ouagadougou on Saturday with a colourful high-energy ceremony and a message: Burkina Faso is back! The biannual cinema event, postponed for eight months due to Covid-19, returned in style for its 27th edition, with an all-singing, all-dancing, star-studded opening ceremony.Recording artist Amzy struck the opening note with “Bienvenue à Ouaga” (Welcome to Ouaga). People bicycled behind him, recreating life in the Burkinabé capital in
It comes after Conservative MP Sir David Amess was stabbed to death at a meeting with constituents on Friday.
Russia is reporting its largest daily number of new coronavirus infections, more than 70% up on the number a month ago as the country faces a sustained rise in cases. The national coronavirus task force on Sunday said 34,303 new infections were recorded in the previous day, compared with the 20,174 reported Sept. 19. The death toll of 999 was barely lower than the record 1,002 deaths reported on Saturday. Russian authorities have tried to speed up the pace of vaccinations with lotteries, bonuses
Jonathan Goodwin reportedly fell dozens of feet to the ground after being crushed between two cars in midair.
An Iowa Air National Guard KC-135 aerial refueling tanker flew over the Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on October 16 ahead of a college football game between Iowa and Purdue.“Flying demonstrations like the one on Saturday are part of the U.S. Air Force aerial events program that are designed to demonstrate military capabilities and foster community support,” a statement said.The game finished in a 24-7 victory for Purdue. Credit: DVIDS via Storyful
Former prime minister Gordon Brown urged European and American countries to send unused vaccines to developing countries.
5/5 A full six decades after Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first laid eyes on each other, they remain in rude health
Shoppers have been evacuated from Westfield in Stratford after a fire broke out in one of the stores. Around 60 firefighters attended the scene this morning after reports of a first floor blaze. Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to a small fire within a retail unit in a shopping centre on Montifichet Road in #Stratford.
A sunburst at the overcast birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece was too short-lived to light the backup flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Sunday’s dress rehearsal. It was the second blip of the day, after two protesters were detained on the Acropolis in Athens trying to raise a banner to draw attention to human-rights abuses in China. There has been widespread international criticism of China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims in the northwest region of Xinjiang, as well as its crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong and its policies toward Tibet and Taiwan.
Cole Palmer is widely tipped to follow Phil Foden as one of the next stars to come out of the Manchester City academy. Pep Guardiola has described the 19-year-old midfielder as an “incredibly exceptional player”. Palmer came on for the final few minutes of City’s 2-0 win over Burnley at the Etihad Stadium as he replaced Bernardo Silva in stoppage time at around 4.45pm.
After UCLA edged Washington and Oregon held off California, the Bruins are set to host the Ducks in what should be the Pac-12 game of the year.
It’s the third week of October and both Mercury and Jupiter have stationed direct — a gentle relief, but a relief nonetheless. Jupiter’s muddy retrograde transit has gone on for about four months, making its impact less acute and its shadow period a lengthy one. Meanwhile, Mercury’s retrograde transit has certainly lived up to its reputation for chaos and confusion this Libra season and despite a shadow period that lasts two weeks, forward movement feels possible once again. But, possibility and
Want employees to return to the office? Let them bring their pandemic pets along. Pet-friendly offices and insurance for animal companions could be the trending post-pandemic employment perks
Gilbert & George: ‘We’re art’s outsiders. We never wanted to eat lasagne at other people’s houses’. The artists, who never keep food at home, walk through the East End with Observer Food Monthly before lunch at their regular cafe
Right now, many retailers are grappling with inventory challenges stemming from supply chain issues. For months, retailers have seen massive delays in getting inventory due to hiccups in the global supply chain.
Austrians have turned on the conservative Austrian People's Party (OVP), the senior partner in their coalition government, after party leader Sebastian Kurz quit as chancellor over corruption allegations, according to a poll published on Sunday. Support for the conservative OVP has crashed from 34% to 26% in the wake of the affair, according to the survey published by newspaper Kurier on Sunday. The outcome puts the party, which installed former foreign minister Alexander Schallenberg as the new chancellor, only marginally ahead of the opposition Social Democrats (SPO)'s approval rating of 24%, the paper said.
The Saskatchewan Glacier in Banff National Park melted by more than 10 metres in the past year, researchers say. "It clearly is the most extreme melt that we've seen," said Brian Menounos, glaciologist at the University of Northern British Columbia, while on CBC Edmonton's Radio Active. The Saskatchewan Glacier, which drapes the B.C. and Alberta border, is one of over 400 glaciers in western Canada that have been surveyed twice per year since 2017. Researchers use lasers, that are mounted onto p
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MONTREAL — There's nobody running for mayor in St-Éloi, a small Quebec municipality that offers panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River. The 300-person community about 210 kilometres northeast of Quebec City will have to launch a second appeal for candidates after nobody threw their hat in the ring ahead of the Nov. 7 municipal election — and it isn't alone. While cities such as Montreal are fielding up to 10 candidates for mayor, many smaller communities in the province are hunting for takers
Floridians who would like to assist juvenile offenders in getting on the right path are not helpless. There are ways to pitch in.