DISNEY+ has added hundreds of new TV shows and movies today. Some of the biggest additions include Lost, Borat , Pretty Woman and Desperate Housewives. The service launched back in 2019 and has quickly become one of the world's biggest platforms, rivalling even Netflix . It's got household franchises from Disney, Star Wars , Marvel , Nat Geo and more. But much of the content is child-friendly, so Disney+ is hoping to change that with Star. Star arrived on Tuesday, February 23, and adds a huge selection of more adult-oriented content. You'll get TV shows and movies like Scrubs , The Grand Budapest Hotel, 24 and Modern Family . There are several Star Originals making their way to the platform to. One is a crime thriller about missing women called Big Sky. Excitingly, it's created by David E. Kelly, who was behind Big Little Lies and The Undoing. All of this Star content will only become accessible once you enter your account password. And … [Read more...] about Disney+ Star: Full list of TV shows & movies added to service including Lost and Borat
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CRIME drama Bloodlands has already got viewers hooked. Starring James Nesbitt as DCI Tom Brannick, the four-part drama has a stellar supporting cast to boot. Bloodlands cast: Who stars in the BBC drama? James Nesbitt as Tom Brannick Nesbitt landed the part of Adam Williams in ITV comedy-drama Cold Feet in 1996, his breakthrough role. He has since starred in various TV shows, including Murphy's Law, The Canterbury Tales and Jekyll. He also has had roles in Danny Boyle's movie Millions and Woody Allen's Match Point. Lisa Dwan as Tori Matthews Lisa Dwan is an Irish star of stage and screen. In the theatre world, Dwan is known for her performances of Samuel Beckett’s work. On screen, she has starred in spy thriller The Tailor of Panama, as well as a TV film adaptation of Oliver Twist. Lorcan Cranitch as Jackie Twomey You may recognise Irish actor Cranitch from his role as DI Littlejohn in the Sky Atlantic series, Fortitude. He also appeared as a villain … [Read more...] about Bloodlands cast: Who stars in the BBC drama?
A new lockdown has been imposed across the West Bank as Palestinians face a fresh surge of coronavirus cases and a continued wait for a proper vaccine rollout. The Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh announced the 12-day shutdown late on Saturday and blamed it on the struggle to get vaccines delivered to the territory. In the last 24 hours there have been 910 new cases and five deaths in the West Bank. To date Palestinians in the West Bank have received 10,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik vaccine. A separate delivery of 20,000 Russian vaccines has been delivered to the other Palestinian territory, Gaza. Advertisement The Covax scheme, the global initiative to get vaccines to poorer nations, has yet to provide any for Palestinians but a delivery is expected this week. Israel has now vaccinated half of its population but has only provided 2,000 jabs to the West Bank. More from Covid Captain Sir Tom Moore - life, legacy … [Read more...] about COVID-19: New West Bank lockdown as Palestinians faces surge of coronavirus cases
"I lost touch with my family five years ago; I only learned of my father's death one year later," a teary-eyed Abdüsükür tells DW. The 32-year-old is based in Istanbul's Zeytinburnu neighborhood, where most of the city's Uighur immigrants live and work. He earns a living working in a secondhand shop for mobile phones. Abdüsükür is one of approximately 50,000 Uighurs who have recently fled China seeking safety in Turkey . The Chinese government has been persecuting the ethnic minority, with witnesses reporting that Uighurs have been detained in inhumane conditions in reeducation camps. Many of them, including minors, are picked up and deported without warning. Abdüsükür fled China's northwestern Xinjiang province five years ago. "We were constantly persecuted in East Turkestan [Xinjiang province]," he tells DW. "Many people were jailed, or taken to reeducation camps, just for praying." Watch video 04:10 China's treatment of Uyghurs exposed The Uighurs … [Read more...] about Uighur exiles living in fear in Turkey
Can a trans woman, simply by being a transgender woman, be a threat to cisgender women [people whose gender identity matches their sex assigned at birth — Editor's note]? In more and more countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain, a sector within the feminist movement seems to think so. Just like far-right religious conservatives , self-proclaimed "radical feminists" — also known as trans-exclusionary radical feminists, or TERFs — claim gender does not exist. For them, only "biological sex" does. In their opinion, allowing trans women into single-sex spaces would endanger cisgender women. Many of them also believe that legally recognizing gender self-determination, a legal gender change without a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria, would allow rapists to escape punishment. Enrique Anarte It is important to highlight that the public debate is finally taking women's concerns into account. Until very recently, patriarchal structures had … [Read more...] about Opinion: On trans rights, journalists must stand with the facts