Mohamed Nasheed , the 53-year-old former president of the Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives, narrowly escaped what is suspected to have been an assassination attempt in the capital, Male, on Thursday evening. Nasheed was injured by a bomb rigged to a motorcycle as he was getting into his car. A Maldives government statement said: "Nasheed escaped an assassination attempt. He is injured but his condition is stable." He is currently being treated at ADK Hospital in Male. Who is Mohamed Rasheed? A pro-democracy fighter, Nasheed currently serves as the country's parliamentary speaker, a position he has held since May 2019. Before that, he became the predominantly Sunni Muslim country's first democratically-elected president in 2008, a role he served in until 2012, when he was forced from office in a coup. Nasheed was subsequently put on trial and sentenced to 13 years in prison on terrorism charges — which were roundly decried by human rights groups as politically … [Read more...] about Former Maldives president survives bomb attack
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Camila Cabello's live-action Cinderella film with skip the traditional movie theater release and go straight to the small screen. Deadline reported on Thursday that Amazon Studios is closing in on a deal to acquire worldwide rights to the film from Sony Pictures. There is no premiere date as of yet but it will be available to stream on Amazon Prime later this year. Big news: Camila Cabello's live-action Cinderella film with skip the traditional movie theater release and go straight to the small screen, as she is seen in West Hollywood on Tuesday It was reported last year that the musical reimagining of the film will have a feminist twist. In May 2020, The Sun reported that new cast member Missy Elliott will now be performing a version of the female empowerment song Single Ladies by Beyoncé, dressed as a town crier in one scene. A source tells the publication: 'They want to make her an inspirational figure for young girls who are watching it, showing they … [Read more...] about Camila Cabello’s live-action Cinderella film ‘with a feminist twist’ will skip movie theaters and instead head to Amazon Prime
A campaign to cancel the Tokyo Olympics is gaining pace - as polls say 80% of Japanese people want the games to be called off. Around 200,000 people in Japan have signed an online petition demanding the event - postponed from last year and now due to open in less than 12 weeks on 23 July - is scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic. It comes as a state of emergency in Tokyo and major cities including Osaka and Kyoto is likely to be extended until the end of the month, despite being due to expire on 11 May. Just 2.2% of the Japanese population has been vaccinated despite tens of millions doses of unused COVID-19 vaccines piling up. Health chiefs imported 28m doses of the Pfizer vaccine in late April - but 24m remain sitting in freezers. Advertisement The petition, launched only days ago, is entitled: "Cancel the Tokyo Olympics to save lives". It claims the games cannot be held safely - and argues the event has drained financial … [Read more...] about Tokyo Olympics: Thousands demand games cancelled as Japan extends COVID state of emergency
Jes Staley, the chief executive of Barclays, could be forgiven if tonight he reaches for a more expensive wine than usual for a Friday evening. A major thorn in his - and the bank's - side has just been removed. Edward Bramson, the British-born but US-based activist investor, today called time on his three-year campaign to get Barclays to shrink its corporate and investment banking business and reinvest the capital saved in other areas. Sherborne Investors, his investment vehicle, said it had offloaded its entire 6.01% shareholding in the bank. The news will come as a huge boost to Mr Staley. Sherborne had been a huge distraction to him as he sought to navigate the bank through the recession sparked by COVID-19 . Advertisement The Sherborne fund that had held the stake in Barclays included some of the City's best-known investors, including Schroders, Aviva, Fidelity International, Jupiter, Janus Henderson, Invesco and Colombia Threadneedle, among its … [Read more...] about Barclays boss Staley emerges victorious after activist investor battle
RESIDENT Evil Village is the tenth video game in the Resident Evil series. It has now been released on PlayStation, Xbox and Microsoft Windows (May 7, 2021) and fans will get to use Ethan in the game, who was introduced to the franchise in 2017's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Who is Ethan Winters in Resident Evil Village? Ethan Winters is a fictional character in the Resident Evil survival horror video game series, searching for his missing wife within a run down estate in Louisiana, United States. Ethan is set to be a pivotal character in Evil Village, which is set a few years after the previous game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. He is stranded in a mysterious village after his wife Mia Winters is shot dead in front of him by Chris Redfield, for reasons we do not know. Ethan sets out to rescue his daughter from Chris, and while he searches the village for her, he struggles to discern what's real and what's not. What does Ethan Winters look like? In Resident Evil 7 … [Read more...] about Who is Ethan Winters in Resident Evil Village?