One highlight of Pope Francis' historic visit to Iraq is his meeting Saturday with a revered religious leader for Shiite Muslims, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. Francis has spent years trying to improve Christian relations with Muslims and has already forged close ties with a prominent Sunni figure, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, grand imam of Al-Azhar, the seat of Sunni learning in Cairo. The 90-year-old al-Sistani is the top Shiite cleric in Iraq and a powerhouse in the Shiite world.
China confirmed outbreaks of African swine fever in its key pork producing provinces of Sichuan and Hubei, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement on Saturday. The cases were detected in Aba prefecture in the southwestern province of Sichuan, and the city of Xiangyang in the central province of Hubei. The outbreak killed 38 pigs on a farm of 127 hogs in Sichuan, China's largest producing province.
Qualifier Juan Manuel, 19, became the first player in 17 years to win an ATP title at the first attempt when he defeated Spain's world number 47 Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the final of the claycourt tournament in Cordoba on Sunday. The 22-year-old Francisco also came through tough qualifiers at Buenos Aires to reach only his second main draw and kept the hopes alive of a "Cerundolo sweep" in Argentina when he took down sixth seed Pablo Andujar 1-6 6-3 6-2 in the last eight. A trophy for Francisco will make them the seventh pair of brothers to win singles titles in the open era and the first to triumph in consecutive weeks.
On Friday’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher devoted a surprising amount of time to absolutely roasting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his still-unfolding sexual harassment scandal, calling him “f—ing stupid” and also mocking him for being creepy and for being “an Italian with no game.” We’re sure you’re caught up, but just in case, Cuomo has been caught up in several scandals lately. First there was the reveal that he lied about the number of COVID deaths at nursing homes to make himself look good, and then a wave of sexual harassment accusations from much younger women, some of whom worked for him. He has been accused of unwanted hugs and kisses, and initiating sexually inappropriate conversations, including one in which he appears to have tried to probe a 25 year old employee as to whether she would date someone his age. He has apologized, sort of, saying “I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it.” He has also resisted calls to resign. Read more about it here. Also Read: 25-Year-Old Cuomo Accuser: Governor 'Was Trying to Sleep With Me' Anyway, Maher’s first hits at Cuomo came during his opening monologue, joking that “You know, if you’re crestfallen from this news this weekend and you need a hug, Andrew Cuomo is available, “Excuse me, how can a politician of this high profile be this f—ing stupid? Where we’re four years into the #MeToo era, he’s this dumb that [he doesn’t know] you don’t hit on the help? Don’t touch people without their permission. What?” Maher continued. “What could this guy be thinking? He said, you know, ‘I told the girl I’m open to a relationship with a woman in her 20s.’ No kidding. How big of you. Yes. Who hasn’t dreamed of banging Chico Marx?” Maher then mocked Cuomo for claiming he had just been making “small talk” in these conversations, imagining how Cuomo does this. “Just you know, pick a subject any subject in the world. Think with older men, what do you think, start the conversation,” he said, imitating Cuomo. “He’s an amazing man, an Italian with no game. So tone deaf. You know, a lot of people want him to resign now and he said he is not going to leave his job because. ‘then where am I going to meet chicks?’ Tone deaf,” Maher added. Also Read: 'The View' Co-Host Meghan McCain Trashes Andrew Cuomo: 'A Pig and a Pervert ... Put a Fork in Him' (Video) Later during the mid-show sketch, Maher dinged Cuomo again, this time by mocking that lack of “game” he mentioned earlier with a collection called “Governor Cuomo’s Big Book of Pickup Lines.” We’ll just list off the jokes below: “Do you like pizza? Because I’d like a pizza that ass.” “Do you come here often or do I have to move your desk closer?” “Sex with me is like Manhattan construction. It goes on like long.” “You make my heart race like COVID through a new state nursing home.” “Did you know Long Island was named after my penis.” “My brother knows Don Lemon.” “I admit I’m no Gavin Newsom. Do you really want to date a governor who’s prettier than you?” Read original story Maher Roasts Andrew Cuomo Over Sexual Harassment Scandal: ‘F–ing Stupid’ At TheWrap
U.S. officials detained nearly 100,000 migrants at the border with Mexico in February, according to two people familiar with preliminary figures, the highest monthly total since mid-2019.The previously unreported figures show the scope of a migrant influx which has only grown since U.S. President Joe Biden took office, and sought to roll back some of predecessor Donald Trump's restrictive policies.The nearly 100,000 migrants detained appears to be the highest monthly number since June 2019, during a large border surge which Trump cited as justification for a broad immigration crackdown.And an increasing number of children arriving at the border without a parent or legal guardian has forced U.S. officials to scramble for housing options in recent weeks and try speeding up their release to U.S. sponsors.Republicans have criticized Biden for rolling back Trump's hardline immigration policies, claiming that will lead to more illegal immigration.One of those Trump-era measures is Title 42, which was issued during the global health crisis, allowing U.S. authorities to rapidly expel migrants caught crossing the border illegally.Under that policy, the number of migrants attempting to illegally cross the border AGAIN has actually increased over the past year, with some making another attempt after being caught.Biden exempted unaccompanied children from Title 42 in February.
Indian farmers began gathering on Saturday to block a six-lane expressway outside New Delhi to mark the 100th day of protests against deregulation of agriculture markets, to add pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. Farmers young and old headed in cars, trucks and tractors to the highway for a five-hour roadblock to oppose three farm laws enacted in September 2020 they say hurt them by opening up the agriculture sector to private players. Modi has called the laws much-needed reforms for the country's vast and antiquated agriculture sector, and painted the protests as politically motivated.
A nationalist backlash to Golden Globe-winning American road movie "Nomadland" has cast doubt over the film's China release after social media users and state media questioned its director Chloe Zhao's loyalty to her birth country.
West Brom host Newcastle at noon, just 60 hours after Thursday's 1-0 home defeat by Everton and Allardyce is concerned with the lack of preparation time afforded to his players. In contrast, Newcastle have not played since their 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers last Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — The appointment of Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan as Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general was disputed by its component parties MCA and MIC. Sources familiar with a BN meeting...
At least 6 co-founding members of Time’s Up Healthcare have resigned in protest of how the group has responded to accusations in a lawsuit that another co-founder helped cover for a sexual harasser at her hospital in Oregon. The resignations, which began on Thursday and continued Friday, come 5 days after the Oregonian reported on a multimillion dollar lawsuit filed against Jason Campbell, a physician who became famous in 2020 as the so-called “TikTok doctor” due to his viral dance videos. The suit accuses Campbell of sexual abusing a co-worker, including inappropriate touching, and sending pornographic images and sexualized texts. The suit also names Oregon Health & Science University, where both of them worked, as a defendant. According to the Oregonian, OHSU investigated accusations in August of 2020 and recommended Campbell receive “appropriate” punishment, but didn’t specify what action the hospital should take. OHSU says he was dismissed in October, and had been removed from regular duties in April after complaints were first received. Also Read: Time's Up Slams Golden Globes Org's Diversity Pledge: 'That Is Not a Solution' But the lawsuit accuses OHSU managers of not taking action and of continuing to promote Campbell’s videos and public renown even after it had received complaints about his behavior. And it names Dr. Esther Choo, a founding member of Time’s Up Healthcare who works as an emergency medicine doctor at OHSU, as one of the officials who did so. Choo is not a defendant in the case, however. Time’s Up did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap, but a spokesperson for Choo told The Daily Beast “documentary evidence will be presented that will paint a picture of Esther’s conduct that is completely different from what has been reported in the press,” if the case goes to court. According to Stat News, the extended silence of Me Too Healthcare about the lawsuit — it did not issue a statement until Thursday and according to The Daily Beast it elided Choo’s involvement — and conflicts behind the scenes since the news was reported, led to the layoffs. Also Read: Time's Up Condemns Brett Ratner's Proposed New Film: 'There Should Be No Comeback' Several of the women who resigned said as much in statements. “Earlier today I resigned from @TIMESUPHC. I disagree with the narrative that making no meaningful statement helps to center the story on survivors. Instead, it only generates more distractions from her story. I remain passionate and committed to the fight to end harassment,” Dr. Angela Lawson said. “I joined the organization because it was founded on principles that aligned with my own core values. Unfortunately, despite many of our best attempts over the past week, I fear our paths have diverged,” Dr. Jessi Gold said. “I could not stay with an organization that chose to tweet about an initiative related to the glitzy Golden Globes (3/1) rather than about supporting survivors in the wake of the TikTokDoc report,” Dr. Joannie Yeh said. See some of the statements below. Today, I parted ways with TUHC. I remain committed to the hard work of creating safe, equitable and inclusive clinical and learning environments and supporting survivors. #MedTwitter #Istandwithsurvivors pic.twitter.com/tv9qjQ9Y23 — Vinny Arora MD MAPP (@FutureDocs) March 6, 2021 I told you my words were coming. Thank you for bearing with me and giving me the time I needed to put them together.#TIMESUP #TIMESUPHC #BelieveSurvivors pic.twitter.com/9OWDTl6kfv — Jessi Gold MD MS (@drjessigold) March 5, 2021 Earlier today I resigned from @TIMESUPHC. I disagree with the narrative that making no meaningful statement helps to center the story on survivors. Instead, it only generates more distractions from her story. I remain passionate and committed to the fight to end harassment. https://t.co/G4MkqICHBM — Angela Lawson, PhD (@DrAngelaLawson) March 5, 2021 Leaving @TIMESUPHC @pringlmillermd @arghavan_salles @mclemoremr @DrAngelaLawson pic.twitter.com/M3ifAJfMh4 — Lynn E. Fiellin, M.D. (@LFiellin) March 5, 2021 Read original story Several Members of Time’s Up Healthcare Resign Over Group’s Handling of Harassment Scandal At TheWrap
KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) today denied a message spread through Whatsapp and Facebook regarding the purported contents of the political party’s supreme...
'Certainly, the haj and umrah quota will be discussed during the meeting,' says Muhyiddin.
Perlis and Sabah Umno vow to continue ties with Bersatu seemingly against party leadership decision.
The 33-year-old Serbian suffered the injury during a third round match at Melbourne Park but that did not stop him from clinching a record-extending ninth Australian Open title and his 18th Grand Slam. He will surpass Roger Federer's all-time record for most weeks as ATP world number one on Monday, holding the top spot for the 311th week. According to a partial schedule posted on his website http://www.novakdjokovic.com, Djokovic is entered for the ATP Masters 1000 event on the hardcourts in Miami from March 22-April 4.
“Promising Young Woman” swept the evening at the Hollywood Critics Association Awards. In addition to taking home the top prize, HCA awarded Carey Mulligan for her performance as revenge-driven Cassie and director Emerald Fennell for her screenplay. Other winners included Delroy Lindo for Best Actor in “Da 5 Bloods” and Yuh-Jung Youn who won Best […]
Liverpool waltzed to the title last season but a campaign marred by injuries and poor form has left them in seventh on 43 points from 27 games, four points adrift of Chelsea in fourth. "I know we have loyalty from the players," Klopp told reporters ahead of Sunday's Premier League home game against Fulham. Liverpool have played in Europe's elite club competition for the last four seasons, winning the title in 2019.
Mike Conley became one of the oldest first-time all stars in NBA history on Friday, the 33-year-old Utah Jazz player replacing Devin Booker in Sunday's annual showcase event.
Ivory Coast was set to vote in a parliamentary ballot on Saturday in a key test of stability after presidential elections last year marked by violence.
Authorities in Inner Mongolia must "solve ethnic problems" and push the use of the Mandarin language, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said, months after the region was rocked by protests over a new rule that would reduce the use of the local language.
The Southeast Asian country has been plunged into turmoil since the military overthrew and detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 1, with daily protests and strikes that have choked business and paralysed administration. More than 50 protesters have been killed according to the United Nations - at least 38 on Wednesday alone. Protesters demand the release of Suu Kyi and the respect of November's election, which her party won in landslide, but which the army rejected.