Coronavirus Brazil: Chief of Amazon tribe and one of best known rainforest defenders dies
Thursday, 18 June 2020 The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. An indigenous tribe leader who gained international attention for...
As data shows fires raging in Brazil's Amazon rainforest and Pantanal wetlands with historic force, President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday (September 17) that Brazil "should be congratulated for the way it preserves its environment." Libby Hogan reports.
Amazon is planning to expand its delivery network. The change could bring Amazon even closer to customers in suburban neighborhoods and enhance its overall delivery network. According to Business Insider Amazon is looking to open 1,000 small delivery hubs near suburbs and cities across the US. Amazon has typically opened warehouses in exurban environments, keeping away from residential areas. The new change could bring Amazon even closer to customers in suburban neighborhoods.
In June, JK Rowling released an essay and a series of tweets calling for limits on transitionary care for trans youth. Business Insider reports that Rowling also mocked gender-inclusive words. Cynthia Nixon told the Independent JK Rowling's transphobic comments were "really painful" for her 23-year-old transgender son, Samuel. "It was really painful for him because so much of his childhood was tied up with Harry Potter," Nixon said. "We're a Harry Potter family.
Katy Perry released her new album, Smile, just days after giving birth. However, critics have savaged the album. Perth Now media said that initial reviews for her album suggest that the singer may have stalled. The album has failed to deliver any captured listener’s attention. Entertainment Weekly wondered if pop music fans liked Perry since the album received a lukewarm response. The Independent was less than glowing of the release, writing it was “sweetly forgettable."
Travel Editor at The Independent Simon Calder says the “flip-flopping on quarantine” and “self-isolation roulette” means nobody can book a holiday with any confidence. The UK removed Croatia, Austria and Trinidad & Tobago from its safe travel list on Thursday. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Netflix has dropped a planned prank show featuring Chris D’Elia. The move comes after allegations of sexual misconduct made against the comedian. A spokesperson for Netflix confirmed the news to The Independent. According to the LA Times, which first reported the development, the non-scripted show would have featured D’Elia and another comedian. The program had yet to go into production. D'Elia has been accused of grooming underaged girls for sex via social media.