JK Rowling defended by Warner Bros after question about writer blocked at ‘Harry Potter’ celebration
02 July 2022 | 5:09 pm
JK Rowling has been defended by Warner Bros after a question about her was blocked at a ‘Harry Potter’ event.
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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling embroiled in a transphobia scandal
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JK Rowling gets "Cancelled" for Tweet deemed transphobic
22 Mar 2020
The Nigerian Senate again has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to impose travel ban on countries with high risks of coronavirus so as to prevent having an epidemic in the country.
11 Apr 2020
Many were looking forward to a loud and fun Easter celebration this year and couldn’t wait to organize one fun activity or the other but, due to the lockdown, Easter celebrations will be quiet this time around. Some people share how they feel about this year’s Easter with GuardianTV.
30 May 2020
A decade after his multi-million selling book "One Day" made us weep, Bafta-winning, Man Booker Prize-nominated screenwriter and author David Nicholls talks to Eve Jackson about the impossibility of writing in lockdown, his newly translated into French first-love novel "Sweet Sorrow" and what it was like delving into the dark world of Edward St Aubyn's novels to write the TV series "Patrick Melrose" with Benedict Cumberbatch. The British writer also shares his must reads for lockdown.
27 Jun 2020
Nick Hornby, the Academy Award-nominated writer of "About a Boy", "High Fidelity" and "Fever Pitch", talks to Eve Jackson about his book "State of the Union: A Marriage in Ten Parts" that's being translated into French, writing about women and why in 2020 Zoë Kravitz was the right choice to play the male protagonist of his cult classic "High Fidelity" in the TV series.
9 Aug 2020
Wearing robes, waving wands, and casting spells, Thai youths take to the streets for a Harry Potter-themed protest against the military-aligned government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who took power during the 2014 coup and was elected last year during the disputed general elections. Protesters brandish placards condemning "You-Know-Who", a reference to the wizarding saga's main villain, but also a veiled attack that could potentially be aimed at either the government or King Rama X, unpopular with the young generation.
8 Dec 2020
Focus on Nigeria's Aviation sector ahead of Christmas celebration
25 Dec 2020
Watch Ozioma Ogbaji the writer of Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards break down the process behind the writing of the romantic comedy. Watch the full episode of the process behind writing of Kamibil: The Whole 30 Yards on our YouTube channel (Guardian Nigeria). THE PROCESS is a film-focused series that offers an insight into the process behind films, documentaries, music videos, and TV commercials.
31 Dec 2020
Pro-choice activists celebrate outside the Argentinian parliament building after the Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion that will allow voluntary terminations up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. The landmark bill in the country of 44 million succeeded despite strong opposition from Evangelical Christians and traditional Roman Catholics -- with Pope Francis tweeting his tacit disapproval of change ahead of the vote.
13 Mar 2021
The Talensi people believe that the Golongo festival brings them closer to the deities. The effects of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic have given new reasons for the celebration.
14 Mar 2021
Al Pacino’s suit from Scarface, Batman's mask and other props from Hollywood films are set to go on auction in Los Angeles next month. "Daniel Radcliffe's wand, what a great item to own," says Julien’s Auctions executive director Martin Nolan. The item is estimated at $10 000.
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Police are searching for two gunmen who opened fire on guests at a birthday party in Gqeberha. There has been a growing number of mass shootings in South Africa in recent years.
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Berlin trails global powers like China and the US in acquiring lithium, a key component in electric vehicle batteries. German Chancellor Scholz will address the issue on his trip to South America this weekend.
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The Pentagon revealed on Thursday that U.S. forces conducted an assault in northern Somalia the day before and killed Bilal-al-Sudani, an ISIS leader in the country who has played a key role funding operations around the world — including in Afghanistan where 13 US service members were killed in a 2021 ISIS bombing
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The Taliban have banned women from universities in Afghanistan, sparking international condemnation and despair among young people in the country. The higher education minister announced the regression on Tuesday, saying it would take immediate effect.