• Celebrity
    Evening Standard

    Who is Anastasia Karanikolaou? Kylie Jenner’s best friend stassiebaby before and after surgery, plus her parents, age and net worth

    You might have noticed Kylie Jenner has a new Instagram sidekick: Anastasia Karanikolaou, who also goes by the name Stassie or Stassie Baby on social media.Jenner has revealed that she and the influencer are self-isolating together in Kris Jenner's second home in Palm Springs, along with Jenner's daughter Stormi Webster.

  • Health
    The Independent

    'I had the coronavirus vaccine three weeks ago. This is what to expect if you sign up'

    Oxford University and Imperial College London are both in the race to find a coronavirus vaccine. On 23 April the first European human trials began at a lab in Oxford; around 800 people were recruited to take part. Now a further 10,000 volunteers are wanted across England, Wales and Scotland. Jack Sommers was one of the first to have the jab on the Oxford trial three weeks ago.It’s been a month since I first signed up for the coronavirus vaccine trials. I was paid a grand total of £235 for five hospital visits, various needles to be stuck in my arm, and generally to be used as a human guinea pig, all in the hope I could help to develop the much-discussed Covid-19 vaccine.

  • News
    Yahoo News UK

    11 pictures that show scale of George Floyd police brutality protests in the UK

    Police arrested 23 people after a protest in London over the death of African-American George Floyd.Thousands marched across London on Sunday to demonstrate against his death last Monday in the US city of Minneapolis.A white ex-police officer has been charged with murdering Mr Floyd, 46.Derek Chauvin, 44, who has since been dismissed from the police department, is accused of pressing his knee to Mr Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.In a video of the incident, Mr Floyd can be heard saying, “don’t kill me” and “I can’t breathe”.Read more: Use of force criticised in George Floyd police brutality protestsThe protest in London was organised by the Black Lives Matter movement and started in Trafalgar Square, where people chanted Mr Floyd's name and knelt on the floor en masse, before heading to the US embassy in Battersea.Hundreds of people also took part in protests in Cardiff and Manchester.The Metropolitan Police said 23 people had been arrested as a result of the protest in London.After Battersea, protesters – many wearing masks – crossed the River Thames again, and headed through affluent Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Notting Hill, before gathering at the base of Grenfell Tower, where 72 people died in a fire in 2017.The Metropolitan Police said the arrests varied in suspected offences, from possession of an offensive weapon to assault on police, obstructing a public carriageway and breaches of COVID-19 legislation.In the US, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in another night of protests.Read more: World alarmed by violence in US after George Floyd deathCity and state officials deployed thousands of National Guard soldiers, enacted strict curfews and shut down transport systems to slow protesters' movements, but that did little to stop parts of many cities from again erupting into violence.Protesters in Philadelphia threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police, officials said, while thieves in more than 20 California cities smashed their way into businesses and ran off with as much as they could carry – boxes of trainers, armloads of clothes, and mobile phones, TVs and other electronics.Police fired tear gas and stun grenades into a crowd of more than 1,000 protesters across the street from the White House in Washington DC.It emerged that US president Donald Trump was rushed to a White House bunker by Secret Service agents on Friday during a previous night’s demonstrations. Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker.At least 4,400 people have been arrested over days of protests in the US.

  • News
    The Telegraph

    Independent autopsy reveals George Floyd died from 'asphyxiation' as lawyers call for first-degree murder charges

    A medical examiner in Minnesota has classified George Floyd's death as a homicide, contradicting a preliminary report which found “nothing to support strangulation” as cause of death. Mr Floyd died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes, despite his cries that he could not breathe. The African-American’s death, captured on video, has sparked protests in Minneapolis that have spread to dozens of cities around America. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office’s report, released on Monday, said Mr Floyd’s heart stopped as police restrained him and suppressed his neck, preventing him from being able to breathe. "Decedent experienced a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s)," the report read. Under "other significant conditions" it said Mr Floyd suffered from heart disease and hypertension, and listed fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use.

  • News
    The Daily Beast

    ‘Unhinged’ Trump Demands Mass Arrests, Flag-Burning Laws

    President Trump lashed out at state governors Monday, saying that those who did not mass arrest protesters “for long periods of time” would end up looking like “a bunch of jerks.” “You have to dominate. If you don’t dominate... you’re wasting your time,” Trump said on a private conference call with governors and national security officials. “They’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks.”The president, who is hunkered down in the White House, added during the call that local officials have to put protestors and looters in prison “for long periods of time” in order to assert control amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. Curfews and Soldiers Can’t Contain the Nation’s Chaos“It’s a movement, if you don’t put it down it will get worse and worse,” Trump said. “The only time it's successful is when you’re weak and most of you are weak.” A source on the call, who shared it with The Daily Beast, called Trump’s talk “unhinged,” noting that it often veered off in various directions. At one point, the source said, the president brought up flag burning and encouraged states to pass laws banning it. “Flag burning is a disgrace... We have a different court. And I think that It’s time to review that again,” he said. “They wanted to climb up flag polls in Washington in order to burn flags, but we stopped them... If you wanted to try and pass a very powerful flag burning statute, anti-flag burning, I hope you do it because we will back you 100 percent, all the way. I hope some of you do it.”At another, he blurred legal lines when discussing the needs for prosecution. “When someone is throwing a rock, that’s like shooting a gun. What’s the difference?” Trump said. “You have to do retribution in my opinion.”Some of the call was constructive. The president expressed support for governors who had not seen violence in their states, signaling out Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.), saying he had done a “very good job” in responding to the protests. Trump has previously praised Murphy publicly for his efforts containing the coronavirus.The call came days after the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office charged Derek Chauvin, who held his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes during a violent May 25 arrest, was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Chauvin—along with Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and Alexander Kueng—were fired from the Minneapolis Police Department on May 26, one day after an explosive footage incident spurred a national outcry and demands for a federal investigation.Over the last six days, residents in over 40 cities took to the streets and engaged in chaotic and destructive protests, in which demonstrators were seen burning police cars, looting, and clashing with authorities in the fight against police brutality. The National Guard was deployed in almost half the states in the nation, plus Washington, D.C., after officials found local cops were insufficient to contain the outrage alone.Emphasizing his belief that the “radical left” is the cause of the riots and violence across the country, Trump warned that the law enforcement presence in Washington D.C. is set to intensify on Monday. Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Monday she is instituting a city-wide 7 p.m. curfew until Wednesday.“Washington was under good control, but we’re going to have it under much more control,” the president said. “We’re going to pull in thousands.” Later he added, “We’re going to clamp down very, very strong.”At one point in the call, Trump focused his critiques on Minneapolis, stating that “the whole world is laughing” at the city where the “police state is getting burned.” On Monday, Minnesota Gov. Tom Walz announced he will extended the curfew in the city and St. Paul until Wednesday, after the state’s Department of Public Safety announced nearly 500 protesters were arrested over the weekend. Praising the National Guard, which stepped in to help local Minnesota law enforcement over the weekend and shot teargas, flash bangs, and rubber bullets at protesters and journalists alike who broke curfew, Trump said, “They went in and dominated.”“Those guys walked through that stuff like it was butter,” Trump said. “The big numbers knock them out so fast it was like bowling pins.” About halfway through the call, Gov. Janet Mills of Maine, a Democrat, told President Trump that she was concerned about his possible trip to the state later in the week.“Mr. President I am very concerned quite frankly that… we understand you might be coming to the state of Maine later this week. I am very concerned that your presence may cause security problems for our state,” she said. Trump said he would look into the issue. “We have a tremendous crowd of people showing up as you know,” the president said. “And I think most of them are very favorable. They like their president.”During the call, Trump urged governors to use their “greatest resource”—the National Guard—to help local law enforcement quell the ongoing violence. “You have every one of these guys on tape,” Trump said. “Why aren't you prosecuting them? Now, the harder you are, the tougher you are, the less likely you’re going to be hit.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

  • Entertainment
    The Independent

    The Chase viewers accuse Bradley Walsh of going too far with ‘nasty’ Anne Hegerty joke

    The Chase viewers have accused Bradley Walsh of going too far with a joke he made about Anne Hegerty.Walsh, who has presented the ITV quiz show since it began in 2009, is known for poking fun at “the chasers”, but the latest quip, which was seemingly aimed at Hegerty’s weight, made viewers feel uncomfortable.