Dwayne Johnson becomes Instagram’s most-followed man in America
09 October 2020 | 11:19 am
On Thursday, Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to celebrate surpassing 200 million followers on the platform.
The Israeli filmmaker is back on the French Riviera after 2008's groundbreaking animated documentary, "Waltz with Bashir". This time, he's exploring the identity and legacy of the world's most famous diarist: Anne Frank. His animated feature "Where is Anne Frank" transports the young woman's alter ego, Kitty, to present-day Amsterdam.
He set the French Riviera alight in 2017 when the "The Florida Project" screened in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar. Sean Baker is back in Cannes with his latest film "Red Rocket" in competition. Simon Rex plays Mikey, a washed-up porn star who charms, cheats and hustles his way to success. Once again, the filmmaker's eye and ear for small-town America make for a touching and wry portrait of the margins of society.
A photograph of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi and his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, was posted on Roccuzzo's Instagram account on Tuesday (August 10), showing the couple seated in their private jet en route to Paris. The caption attached to the photograph read "a new adventure for all five of us." Messi has agreed to join French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) following his abrupt departure from Barcelona, his father said on Tuesday.
The alleged offences over which one of Nigeria’s well celebrated and respected police officers, Abba Kyari is wanted for by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are captured in an extradition treaty between Nigeria and the US. Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, is wanted in the United States of America for criminal prosecution after he was listed among suspects indicted in a $1.1 million international fraud conspiracy. And here are the legal implications for his extradition to the United States.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States that left nearly 3,000 people dead. The Al-Qaeda plane hijackings of September 11, 2001 were the first foreign attack on the US mainland in nearly two centuries. It ruptured America's sense of safety and plunged the West into war in Afghanistan. In the lead up to the anniversary, AFP spoke with survivors and those closest to the victims, piecing together the timeline of the fateful day that would reshape the course of US history.
Christian Dior's hit exhibition tracing the history of the legendary French fashion house opens in New York this week with an American twist after record-breaking attendances in Paris and London.
Director Denis Villeneuve and actress Rebecca Ferguson walk the red carpet at the IMAX premiere of the ambitious sci-fi film 'Dune' at the Toronto International Film Festival. Boasting giant sandworms, warring interstellar tribes and an A-list cast spanning Timothee Chalamet, Javier Bardem and Zendaya, the long-delayed epic based on a beloved novel has already drawn strong reviews. On speculation of a sequel, Villeneuve says, "If ever it happened, it will be fantastic."
There are few casting decisions as hotly anticipated as the question of who will be the next 007, with many expecting that a black Bond or even female Bond is on the cards. Londoners discuss whether they think a woman should play the role, ahead of the much-delayed world premiere of the latest James Bond film, "No Time To Die", in the British capital. Daniel Craig has already weighed in on the matter, saying in an interview: "Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?"
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down in global outage, Nigerian governors, etc named in Pandora Papers
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Website monitoring group Downdetector said Monday's outage was the largest such failure it had ever seen. While services maybe reconnected, Facebook still has to contend with damaging revelations from an ex-employee.
Users have been facing issues accessing the social media giant's apps and services for the second time in a week. The company said a configuration change was behind the outage, which is under control.
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Nigerian youths held memorial protests in Lagos and Abuja on Wednesday, one year after security forces violently suppressed mass protests against police brutality and bad governance. Under heavy police watch, dozens of protesters rallied in a procession of cars waving green and white national flags from windows at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos, the site of the crackdown on last year’s #EndSARS demonstrations. One year after, police brutality persists.
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Under Section 40 of the Nigerian Constitution, every person is entitled to assemble freely and associate with other persons. On 20 October 2021, some Nigerians will be doing exactly that in commemoration of the anniversary of the violent crackdown on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate.