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Disturbing footage of tragic fatal shooting of respected Al Jazeera journalist



Disturbing footage has emerged of the moments directly after Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was fatally shot in Israel’s West Bank

This story contains distressing images

The veteran Palestinian-American journalist was a household name throughout the Arab world.

Her primary responsibility has to cover the sufferings of Palestinians who have been living under Israeli rule.

In the footage, screams of “ambulance” can be heard, as one man tries to move Abu Akleh and others yell at him to move out of the sniper’s way.

The 51-year-old journalist was shot in the head as she was reporting on Israeli military raids in the city of Jenin.

Her field producer was also shot and remains in a stable condition.

Abu Akleh’s employer, Al Jazeera has since commented on the incident, describing her death as “blatant murder” by Israeli forces.

Eyewitnesses say the journalists were shot by Israeli troops and that there were no Palestinian militants anywhere near the journalists that would prompt such an attack.

Protestors have gathered on the streets to condemn the shooting.

Emotional footage shows the arrival of Abu Akleh’s body into Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Ramallah.

Israel’s military’s Chief of Staff says it’s not yet to determine which direction she was shot from, and has promised an investigation.

This follows previous comments from Prime Minister Naftali Bennett who claims “there is a significant possibility” she was shot by Palestinian crossfire.


Netflix axes over 100 jobs as streamer deals with performance crisis



The World’s largest streaming service is taking refuge in new cost cutting measures

Netflix is sacking 150 employees across the company with most of the cuts happening in the United States.

“These changes are primarily driven by business needs rather than individual performance, which makes them especially tough as none of us want to say goodbye to such great colleagues,”

the company said in a statement.

It comes after the company recorded a large fall in subscribers, for the first time in a decade.   

The news sparked an investor sell-off, with the firm’s stock plunging 35% in one day.

The layoffs represent only 2 per cent of the company’s total staff.

Netflix also plans on introducing ads as a way of building revenue.

It also wants to tackle password sharing privileges to compensate for lower revenues.

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Snapchat co-creator and supermodel pay student loans for graduating class



Student loans still get the better of most of us, a pesky debt that hurts the hip pocket

But one graduating class got the ultimate graduation gift

Otis College of Art and Design in Downtown LA got their student loans paid by off by Snapchat co-creator Evan Spiegel and his wife and supermodel Miranda Kerr.

The president of the art college announced the gift as the single largest donation in the history of Otis College.

The previous largest gift to the school was for $10 million and the screams from the students show how much it means to them.

The president says student debt weights heavily on talented graduates and the couple’s donation will be life-changing for the Class of 2022.

Spiegel created the popular instant messaging app with two former Stanford University classmates.

The snapchat co-creator took summer classes at Otis during high school and wanted to give back to the arts college.

Spiegel and wife Miranda were given honorary degrees at the college.

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Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance



Royal enthusiasts were delighted to see Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth make yet another surprise appearance, despite suffering from ongoing mobility issues

Elizabeth attended the opening ceremony of a new London train line which has been named in her honour.

Elizabeth can be seen wearing a bright yellow coat and hat, attending the event alongside her youngest son Edward and Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Unveiling a plaque at Paddington Station, it comes after the Queen missed the opening of parliament for the first time since 1963.

Buckingham Palace says she is continuing to suffer from “episodic mobility issues”.

In October, the royal spent a night in hospital for an unspecified illness.

The $24 billion rail project was originally due to be opened back in December 2018, but has been plagued by delays.

The Elizabeth line will connect areas of west of London, including Heathrow airport and Reading.

Johnson says it’s “wonderful” to see the queen open the train line, adding she was in “such fine form”.

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