Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy, and happy news story from the past week.
In the news that everyone has been talking about the past week – when the United States removed their troops from Afghanistan earlier in the week, the Taliban have taken control of the country. In their first press conference, the militants stated that women will enjoy rights stated in the Sharia Islamic Law which includes education. However, not everyone is so sure that this will happen, especially given how peaceful the group has been recently. Over 800 people trying to flee the country managed to board the departing flight that the US Air Force made, which made the aircraft four times its recommended flight limit.
A bride has been slated after forcing one of her bridesmaids to due her natural hair to fit the colour scheme for the ceremony. The unnamed 24-year-old had planned a blue and green peacock themed wedding and of course asked that dress and clothes would be these colours. However, the hair wasn’t part of this colour scheme, and so when she though of her cousin Ella’s naturally red hair, she had to take this into account. The bride to be says: “I would never ask someone to permanently change their hair for my wedding, I know that would be bonkers, so I suggested some temporary hair dye, but Ella argued that she has been growing her hair for six years and doesn’t want to risk the colour not washing out.” Ella wouldn’t budge on this and so there was talk of a wig, but this option is not on the cards either, adding: “I really don’t want to come across as a bridezilla but butt-length flaming red hair will destroy the wedding photos, and ruin the colour scheme completely.” I have to side with Ella on this one, but there’s always Photoshop for after!
Less than two weeks after winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk decided to put it up for auction to raise money to save an infant’s life. On Monday, she announced that the fundraising goal had been eclipsed, and even better that the donor doesn’t want to take the silver medal. The funds will go to saving Miłoszek Małysa, an 8-month-old boy who needs to travel from Poland to Stanford University in California to have life-saving heart surgery. Not knowing the boy herself, she knew that the cause was the right choice after reading online pleas for help from his parents.