'They went into the latter part of 2020 with the very best of intentions and wanted to find a way to get along when they spent time together. But it reached the point where the bickering turned to nasty blowups and confrontations, and since neither of them wanted the kids exposed to that type of hostility, they [stayed] apart.' … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian flaunts her chiseled abs as she hits the gym and focuses on self-care amid word her relationship with Kanye West is ‘beyond repair’
Hit and run
Mr Johnson has promised to have care homes vaccinated against the disease by the end of January but, so far, only half of residents, who were supposed to be front of the queue for jabs in December but missed out due to logistical issues with handling the Pfizer vaccine, have been immunised against the virus. … [Read more...] about Is Britain’s Covid vaccine rollout back on track? UK dishes out 346,000 doses but falls just shy of speed needed to see country jab 14million by mid-February – amid fears lockdown will last until Easter even if the goal is met
Their fantasies were overblown, but not entirely baseless. In 1965, the Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara had waved an emotional goodbye to his comrade-in-arms Fidel Castro, leaving Cuba. He vowed to initiate a new phase of revolutionary activity, extending guerrilla warfare across Latin America. Che was killed while carrying out his mission in Bolivia in 1967, but the US by then viewed revolution in Latin America as an existential threat – recalling how Russian nuclear weapons had reached Cuban soil during the 1962 missile crisis. In a bid to strengthen anti-communist forces, the US pumped money and weapons to armed forces across the region, vastly increasing the power of the military within these states and eventually, as the American journalist John Dinges has written, ending up in an “intimate embrace with mass murderers running torture camps, body dumps, and crematoriums”. In the 70s, as rightwing military coups and state terror swept … [Read more...] about Operation Condor: the cold war conspiracy that terrorised South America
Jonny Pelham To watch Jonny Pelham’s Before and After, you would never know it’s his debut – such is his reassuring presence and way with a story. He’s a modest, unshowy performer, like Sofie Hagen and Peter Brush on this list, and there are echoes of Daniel Kitson in his writing (and in the accent). Before and After charts his upbringing in Bradford, being the only white boy in an all-Bengali gang, and being born with popliteal pterygium syndrome, which affects the body’s development. He has some stand-out routines on the NHS offering him cosmetic surgery he didn’t think he needed, and being sent to the ultra-patronising “Camp Courage” for disabled children. … [Read more...] about Class of 2015: who are the Edinburgh fringe’s funniest newcomers?
Met Police PC Tyler O'Hare shared the footage to Twitter, writing: 'This is the reason the Highway Code (S214) states: 'When passing animals, drive slowly. Give them plenty of room and be ready to stop'. … [Read more...] about Moment moped rider is kicked to the ground by startled horse as he tries to overtake Army procession near London’s Hyde Park