Netflix unveils teaser clip of Queen Charlotte for the much-anticipated Bridgerton prequel spin-off

Netflix unveils teaser clip of Queen Charlotte for the much-anticipated Bridgerton prequel spin-off

Netflix has unveiled a first look teaser clip of Queen Charlotte ahead of the much-anticipated Bridgerton prequel spin-off series. It was announced last year that a spin-off series charting the younger years of the flamboyant and gossip-hungry monarch would be in the works, with the show written and produced by Bridgerton creator Shonda Rhimes. The … Read more

Putin vows to press attack on Ukraine; courts India, China

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Friday to press his attack on Ukraine despite Ukraine’s latest counteroffensive and warned that Moscow could ramp up its strikes on the country’s vital infrastructure if Ukrainian forces target facilities in Russia. Speaking to reporters Friday after attending a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in … Read more

Hey, Putin meets in Uzbekistan as Ukraine war dominates

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin met for talks on boosting ties between their countries Thursday, an encounter that follows a major setback for Moscow on the battlefield in Ukraine. The two leaders met in Uzbekistan on the sidelines of the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a security alliance … Read more

A London diaspora district remembers a queen — ambivalently

LONDON (AP) — In a church in a West London district known locally as Little India, a book of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II lies open. Five days after the monarch’s passing, few have signed their names. The congregation of 300 is made up largely of the South Asian diaspora, like the majority of the … Read more

The bloody history of the Kohinoor diamond – the royal jewel everyone’s talking about

Following Queen Elizabeth II’s death last week, critics have renewed calls for the British government to return artifacts looted by the British Empire, among them the Kohinoor diamond – one of the world’s most famous, controversial gems. Housed today in the Tower of London as part of the Crown Jewels collection, the diamond is subject … Read more

Anger over past, indifference meets queen’s death in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Just hours before news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death spread, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a fiery speech urging India to shed its colonial ties in a ceremony to rename a boulevard that once honored King George V. Rajpath, formerly called Kingsway, was a “symbol of slavery” under the British Raj, … Read more

Anger over past, indifference meets queen’s death in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Just hours before news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death spread, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a fiery speech urging India to shed its colonial ties in a ceremony to rename a boulevard that once honored King George V. Rajpath, formerly called Kingsway, was a “symbol of slavery” under the British Raj, … Read more

India court allows plea seeking Hindu prayers at Gyanvapi Mosque | Religion News

A court in India’s northern town of Varanasi has rejected a Muslim organization’s plea challenging a request by some Hindu worshipers to hold daily prayers at a 17th-century mosque. A group of Hindu women had moved the court earlier this year, seeking its permission to pray at a shrine inside the Gyanvapi Mosque. The mosque … Read more

India court allows plea seeking Hindu prayers at Gyanvapi Mosque | Religion News

A court in India’s northern town of Varanasi has rejected a Muslim organization’s plea challenging a request by some Hindu worshipers to hold daily prayers at a 17th-century mosque. A group of Hindu women had moved the court earlier this year, seeking its permission to pray at a shrine inside the Gyanvapi Mosque. The mosque … Read more

Muslim domestic workers in India changing names out of fear Islamophobia News

New Delhi, India – Munni Begum was 10 when her mother made her drop her last name. At that time, she did not understand why. She often accompanied her mother and grandmother as they juggled multiple cleaning, cooking and caregiving jobs in the Indian capital, New Delhi. But it was only when Begum, now in … Read more