In the News this Week
The things you really need to know about this week…
CHARLIE SHEEN: ‘I am in fact HIV positive’
Charlie Sheen revealed on America’s Today show that he has been HIV positive for four years.
The controversial actor, most famous for his appearance in Two and a Half Men, said with relief: “I release myself from this prison today.
183 HELD HOSTAGE IN MALI ATTACK
138 people were held at gunpoint in a Radisson Blue Hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako. Three people were reportedly killed, with two soldiers injured.
It is believed the gunmen are potential Jihadists.
OXFORD DICTIONARIES ANNOUNCE THEIR WORD OF THE YEAR- AND GRAMMAR NAZIS AREN’T HAPPY
Oxford Dictionaries announced their word of the year, that actually isn’t even a word. Yep, it’s the ‘crying with laughter face’ emoji. The world has officially gone mental.
Casper Grathwohl, President of Oxford Dictionaries, said of the award: “Emoji culture has become so popular that individual characters have developed their own trends and stories.”
JUNIOR DOCTORS BACK STRIKE ACTION
An overwhelming 98% of balloted junior doctors voted in favour of a full strike against health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s proposed new contracts.
The first walk out will be on December 1st, with a further two to be announced.
The proposed changes are “bad for patients, bad for junior doctors, and bad for the NHS,” according to the British Medical Association.
ALL BLACKS RUGBY STAR JONAH LOMU DIES AGED 40
Former All Blacks rugby legend Jonah Lomu passed away this week, suffering from cardiac arrest related to his pre-existing kidney condition.
“While we grieve for a husband, father, son, brother and good mate, we know that many people in New Zealand and around the world are mourning a very special individual,” said Lomu’s father-in-law in an official statement.
Facebook’s Tool for the Brokenhearted
Facebook revealed it will be rolling out new tools that will allow people to see less of a former partner’s name and profile picture on their Facebook feed. If anything, this will just make it more difficult to cyber stalk our exes. Damn it, Facebook.