The Week That Was – News from around the Globe

Saturday 4th July – USA – Celebrations

Where did you celebrate your Independence Day?  The New York fireworks looked amazing.

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And Taylor Swift celebrated in style at her Rhode Island home – seen here with house guest  Ed Sheeran.

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Sunday 5th July –  Greece – Bailout offer rejected by Greek voters

Greek referendum show voters rejected the terms of an international bailout.  61% voted “No”, against 39% who voted “Yes” (Figures published by the interior ministry).

photo www.telegraph.co.uk
photo http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Monday 6th July – Hong Kong – Phone Rage

Woman throws tantrum on tube train when her phone runs out of charge!

Next time you go out … remember to charge your phone before you leave home.

Tuesday 7th July – UK –  London  Remembers

Ten years to the minute after the 7/7 bombings brought carnage to London the 52 victims of the terrorist atrocity were remembered in a simple ceremony at the Hyde Park memorial that bears their names.  Londoners making their way to work answered a call to walk together to remember victims and the many hundreds of survivors.

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Imam Qari Asim, 7/7 survivor Gill Hicks and Rev Bertrand Olivier on Monday at an event at King’s Cross station to promote religious unity. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

France – Hot Couture

Rita Ora attends the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2015/2016 in Paris.

Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage
Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage

Wow what an outfit!  It gets pretty hot in Paris at this time of the year in more ways than one …

Wednesday 8th July – Bulgaria – Born Free

Heartwarming news for two caged Bulgarian circus lions, Jora and Black.  A UK-based international wildlife charity www.bornfree.org has invited donations to relocate the pair to Born Free’s sanctuary at Shamwari, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, already home to lions and leopards rescued from life in captivity.  Can you help them?

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Photo credit: bornfree.org.uk

Thursday 9th July – Germany – Video Games Drugging 

A 23-year-old man is fine 500 Euros for drugging his (now – obviously – ex) girlfriend so he could carry on playing video games. Outrageous!  His fine was not steep enough.  He is old enough to know better but it would appear that his mind is completely warped due to playing too many video games.

Friday 10th July – UK – Right Royal Blooper

Prince Philip vented his frustration whilst waiting for an official photo to be taken when he shouted at the photographer to “Just take the fing picture!”.  The photo was to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.   Here is the fing photo after HRH’s tirade.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: (top row L-R) Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Princess Alexandria, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, (bottom row L-R) Wing Commander Terence Kane, Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson, Squadron Leader Tony Pickering, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Sir Andrew Pulford, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Wing Commander Paul Farnes, Pilot Geofrey Wellum and Wing Commander Tom Neil pose for a group photo during a pre-lunch reception at the RAF Club to commemorate the 75th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Britain on July 10, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 10: (top row L-R) Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Princess Alexandria, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, (bottom row L-R) Wing Commander Terence Kane, Flying Officer Ken Wilkinson, Squadron Leader Tony Pickering, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Sir Andrew Pulford, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Wing Commander Paul Farnes, Pilot Geofrey Wellum and Wing Commander Tom Neil pose for a group photo during a pre-lunch reception at the RAF Club to commemorate the 75th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Britain on July 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons – WPA Pool /Getty Images)

 

 

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