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Malawi govt orders thousands of refugees back to camp
The Malawian government has ordered thousands of long-integrated refugees to return to its sole but badly overcrowded refugee camp, in a controversial move that many have vowed to resist. Congolese refugee John Muhirwa pleaded with the government "to bear with us and allow us to live outside the camp for our children to return to their schools. We were living peacefully with the local people."Rights groups have urged the government to treat the refugees with dignity and safeguard their financial property.
Producers of the much anticipated Friends comeback show are at the centre of a race row after failing to cast any black actors.
While the one-off return of the much loved US sitcom will feature all six members of the original line-up, the list of celebrity guests stars announced by broadcaster HBO has been criticised for a lack of diversity.
The guests for Friends: The Reunion, which airs on May 27 in the US – 17 years after the last of the original series – include Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education; and the Korean pop band BTS – but no black stars.
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry just revealed a gorgeous new photo of son Archie for his second birthday
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry just revealed a gorgeous new photo of son Archie for his second birthday. The stunning new image is the first glimpse of the toddler since their Oprah interview. All eyes are eagerly on Meghan Markle as anticipation over the arrival of her second child with Price Harry grows. But that certainly doesn't mean we've forgotten about their adorable son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Even the original Friends' only black character – Ross's girlfriend Dr Charlie Wheeler, played by Aisha Tyler – will not feature in the reunion.
The decision sparked fury on social media, with one fan writing: 'After convincing us that NYC [New York City] has no black or brown people in it for ten seasons, they issue a reunion with 25 celebs and somehow evade finding a single black person.'
Other comments included: 'Friends reunion! So many new friends! None of 'em Black!' and 'It's been 17 years & y'all still haven't made any black friends?'
The programme is directed and produced by British TV executive Ben Winston, the son of fertility expert Professor Robert Winston, and the man behind James Corden's The Late Late Show on US TV network CBS.
China's rocket out of control but risk of damage low, say experts
China's rogue rocket is in an uncontrolled free-fall towards Earth and no one knows where or exactly when it will burn through Earth's atmosphere, but the risk of debris hitting an inhabited area remains very small, experts told AFP Friday. Since the beginning of the space age more than 60 years ago, some 6,000 objects have made an uncontrolled re-entry into Earth's atmosphere, and only once has any debris struck a human being. Even then it did not result in injury, according to Stijn Lemmens, an expert at ESA.
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Mr Corden, 42, is among the guest stars, as is David Beckham and the model Cara Delevingne.
Other celebrities joining the original main cast of Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox and David Schwimmer include Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Cindy Crawford, Reese Witherspoon and Kit Harrington.
The original series, which screened on Channel 4 in the UK, ended its ten-year run in 2004. The finale was watched by 52.5 million US viewers.
It is not the first time that the lack of diversity in Friends has attracted controversy.
Asked last year if the cast would be different if the series was made today, Ms Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay, told The Sunday Times: 'It would not be an all-white cast, for sure.'
In an interview last year, Mr Schwimmer proposed a more diverse remake. 'Maybe there should be an all-black Friends or an all-Asian Friends,' he said.
Noel Gallagher: Lockdown has given me so many new songs
Noel Gallagher has "hated every single day of lockdown" in the UK but the time at home has resulted in him writing a lot of songs.The former Oasis guitarist - who lives with his wife Sara MacDonald and their two sons, Donovan, 13, and 10-year-old Sonny - has "hated every single day of lockdown" in the UK but he admits being stuck at home was good for him creatively because it gave him a chance to re-visit ideas that he had lying around for fresh tracks.
'But I was well aware of the lack of diversity and I campaigned for years to have Ross date women of colour.'
It is yet to be announced when Friends: The Reunion will be available to watch in the UK.
Zidane says 'there are moments when you have to change' amid Madrid resignation talk .
Amid talk of him quitting at the end of the season, Zinedine Zidane did little to quiet speculation over his Real Madrid future.ZIdane has a contract with Madrid until the end of next season but reports have suggested he will end his second stint as the club's coach prematurely even if they win LaLiga. Madrid trail city rivals Atletico Madrid by two points with two games remaining.