Eid al-Adha -- the Feast of Sacrifice -- is one of the most important holidays in the Muslim Calendar. It includes the pilgrimage to holy city of Mecca, the haj, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan joined huge crowds on Friday for the first prayers at Hagia Sophia in nine decades, sealing his ambition to restore Muslim worship at an ancient site long revered in both Christianity and Islam. Emer McCarthy reports.
Inside Hagia Sophia, white curtains covered an image of Mary and Jesus which would have faced the worshippers. Officials have said the Christian frescoes and glittering mosaics adorning the cavernous dome and central hall will be concealed during Muslim prayer times, but remain on display for the rest of the time.
HuffPost reports actor Portia de Rossi has broken her silence on the workplace scandal currently enveloping her wife Ellen DeGeneres. In an Instagram post on Monday, de Rossi wrote, 'I Stand With Ellen. Thank you for your support. #stopbotattacks.' The post was in response to a series of stories by BuzzFeed alleging rampant sexual misconduct on DeGeneres’ show. The stories have claimed that employees regularly 'faced racism, fear, and intimidation.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson gave an update on his Netflix film "Red Notice." CNN reports that his production company will resume shooting the film in a "quarantined bubble" next month. Johnson's team, Seven Bucks Production, and Netflix are working together to provide a "quarantined bubble" for the filmmakers and crew. Johnson made the announcement on Saturday in a message and video posted on his Instagram account.
A colorful fashion trend seen in the '60s and '70s is making a big comeback. Tie-Dying fabric is gaining popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic. With more people spending more time at home, the fun and carefree craft has taken off as a trend. According to CNN, tie-dying instructional videos frequently "trend" on TikTok and Instagram. Sales of fabric tie-dye kits have risen significantly, according to those in the industry.
Former Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams is proud of best friendWilfried Zaha for standing up to racism and stepping forward in the fight forequality, especially with it out of character for the winger. On July 11 theIvory Coast international was sent racist messages and imagery on social mediawhich resulted in a 12-year-old boy being arrested in connection with theincident. West Midlands Police have since released the individual underinvestigation, but Zaha, after bringing it to the attention of a wideraudience, wants sites like Twitter and Instagram to do more to prevent peoplesuffering racism.
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Kylie Jenner is Vogue Hong Kong's latest cover girl. The 22-year-old makeup mogul dropped the news this weekend via an announcement post on Instagram that features a photo of the stunning cover and Jenner looking as cool as ever in a patent leather ensemble. As per usual, Jenner had her go-to glam squad — Jesus Guerrero and Ariel — get her ready for the shoot.
Some 200 drones lit up the sky in Istanbul late on Wednesday to mark the fourth anniversary of July 15, 2016 putsch, when rogue soldiers commandeered warplanes, tanks and helicopters, attacked parliament and tried to abduct Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, killing 250 people.
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