Donald Trump, gorillas and Star Wars are all making internet waves this week.
And of course, the day’s big news was the naming of Bob Dylan (left) as the 2016 Nobel Literature prizewinner. (Image by Xavier Badosa used under creative commons licence.)
The second official trailer for the newest standalone Star Wars movie, Rogue One, has been released leaving Star Wars followers on the edge of their seats.
The epic movie entails a group of unlikely heroes teaming up to steal the plans of the Death Star as well as the rise of the Empire.
Rogue One will premiere in Australia on December 15 so it looks like Christmas will come early for Star Wars fans!
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Singer Bob Dylan has become the first American to win the prestigious honour of the Nobel prize in literature since 1993. The $1.2 million prize was awarded to Dylan, deemed as the voice of a generation, for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
— Velina Tchakarova (@vtchakarova) October 13, 2016
October is breast cancer awareness month and what does that mean? Everything will be turning pink!
Countries across the globe are getting involved, including United Arab Emirates where the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, will glow pink every weekend in October. The observation deck, At The Top, will also be donating one United Arab Emirates Dirham for every item sold as well as introducing a pink dress code for the tower’s visitors.
It appears things are going from bad to worse for billionaire Donald Trump. Last week it was reported that the Republican Nominee for President was caught saying lewd comments about groping women in 2005. This week he urged Americans to “go out and vote” in the upcoming elections, however, he got the date wrong! The controversial Republican told voters the election is on November 28, when in actual fact the elections are 20 days earlier. Oops!
In news that will make bosses happy the world over, Facebook has launched a separate version of the social media platform designed to help people get work done, rather than waste time stalking ex’s.The new platform called Workplace is completely ad-free and is not connected to users’ existing Facebook accounts. Instead, businesses sign up as an organisation and pay a monthly fee based on the number of users. India is already one of the top ranking countries using the site in its testing phase, with Norway and the UK also getting behind the trial.
A male gorilla escaped from a zoo in London this week and the video footage has gone viral. Kumbuka, a western lowland silverback, escaped into a secure keepers area of the premises. A spokesperson for the zoo stated that the gorilla, had not escaped into a public area and that no visitors were in any danger. The gorilla was tranquilised by authorities shortly after 7pm local time, an hour and a half after the animal escaped. — Compiled from web sources by Vivien Wickham and Brandon Atkins