September 17, 2019

Banksy’s painting of UK Parliament as chimpanzees could break auction record for the artist

RoBeDeRo/iStock(LONDON) -- A painting by the illustrious and elusive artist Banksy, depicting Britain's parliament as chimpanzees, will soon go up for auction -- but not without one last dig at the artwork’s subjects. "Devolved Parliament," showing apes as members of the House of Commons, will be put up for auction on Oct. 3 and displayed in London at Sotheby’s auction house, just a mile away from the Commons chamber, according to a press release from Sotheby’s. The auction date comes ahead..
September 17, 2019

Activists plaster names of murdered women throughout Paris

Mumemories/iStock(PARIS) -- Isabelle, Patricia, Céline, Laura…these are a few names of the 104 women murdered since the beginning of the year in France. A collective of women is making sure that everyone in Paris remembers their names. The below chart from Eurostat shows statistics on the number of women murdered as the result of violence committed by their spouses, intimate partners or family members, in 19 European nations. A group of nearly 100 women has been covering the streets of Paris at ..
September 17, 2019

Woman is first person to swim English Channel four times nonstop

omersukrugoksu/iStock(LONDON) -- A 37-year-old breast cancer survivor from Colorado made history Tuesday as the first person to swim the English Channel four times in a row. "I just can't believe we did it," Sarah Thomas told the BBC when she came ashore in Dover, England. "I'm really just pretty numb." "There was a lot of people on the beach to meet me and wish me well and it was really nice of them, but I feel just mostly stunned," she said. "I'm pretty tired right now." Thomas..
September 17, 2019

Prince Harry, Meghan head to Africa: Five things to watch on first tour with Archie

omersukrugoksu/iStock(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are back from summer vacation and Meghan's maternity leave in a big way. The royal couple is heading to Africa next week and bringing baby Archie with them, marking their first official overseas trip as a family. The family will arrive in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sept. 23, and depart for the U.K. on Oct. 2. The Sussexes' South Africa trip is on behalf of the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office, accordi..