Barack Obama’s surprise visit as Santa Claus to a children’s hospital is melting hearts online.
Former US President Barack Obama’s surprise visit to a children’s hospital in America is winning many hearts on social media. Dresses as Santa Claus, the 57-year-old walked through the corridors of the hospital where he was greeted by a cheerful crowd. Wearing a Santa hat, Obama then went around with a goodie bag distributing gifts to the children admitted to the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. A video of the merry moment was caught on camera and shared by the official Twitter handle of the hospital. The video, which has gone viral with over 2.9 million views, has created quite a buzz on social media with many cheering the former US president for his “kindness” and “swagger”.
Facebook and Twitter Remove Pages, Accounts in Bangladesh Ahead of Election
Facebook and Twitter said on Thursday they had removed accounts and fake news pages linked to the Bangladesh government which had posted anti-opposition content, days ahead of an election in the South Asian nation.
Facebook, Bangladesh‘s most popular social network with an estimated 30 million users, said it had removed nine fake news pages “linked to individuals associated with the Bangladesh government” which mimicked those of independent news outlets. It also took down six accounts as they, along with the pages, were found “engaging in coordinated inauthentic behaviour.” One of the accounts had 11,900 followers.
Michelle Obama’s Holographic Thigh-high Boots Worth $4,000 Break the Internet.
Michelle Obama has been on a tour for the promotion of her bestselling memoir “Becoming.” On Wednesday, for her interview with Sarah Jessica Parker in Brooklyn, she donned a stunning yellow silk dress by the luxury fashion house, Balenciaga.
There was something else that stole the show apart from her outfit. We are talking about her thigh-high sequin Balenciaga boots. The iridescent boots dazzled like the First Lady’s million-dollar smile and it cost pretty much the same. Yes, the boots cost a whopping amount of $4,000.
Pakistani Activist Asma Jahangir Wins UN Human Rights Prize For 2018
Late lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir has been awarded the UN Human Rights Prize for 2018. Her daughter Munizae Jahangir received the prestigious award on behalf of her mother. The award is given to individuals and organizations in recognition of outstanding achievement in human rights. Asma Jahangir was announced as one of the four winners of the quinquennial prize in October. Receiving the award for her late mother, Munizae Jahangir dedicated it to Pakistani women and their courage. The ceremony was held at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.
Mars: Pictures reveal ‘winter wonderland’ on the red planet
Earth’s the North Pole is famous for its snowy climes – and for hosting Santa’s workshop, of course. But as these pictures reveal, it’s not the only planet with snow scenes this holiday season. This is the Korolev crater, near the north pole of Mars, as captured by the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Mars Express mission. The crater is 82km (50 miles) across, and filled with ice 1.8km thick. It was named after rocket engineer and spacecraft designer Sergei Korolev, the architect of the Soviet Union’s space programme. Mr. Korolev worked on the first interplanetary missions to the Moon, Mars and Venus, and the Sputnik programme, which launched the world’s first artificial satellite.
Demi Lovato says she is ‘sober’ and ‘lucky to be alive’
Demi Lovato has said she feels “lucky to be alive” and has hit out at tabloids in a series of tweets about her health and recovery on Friday. The US singer was taken to hospital in July for an apparent drug overdose and has undergone rehab treatment since. In a series of posts, Lovato confirmed she was now sober and urged fans not to trust what they read in the media. “If I feel like the world needs to know something, I will tell them MYSELF,” she said in one tweet. “Any ‘source’ out there that is willing to talk and sell stories to blogs and tabloids about my life isn’t actually a part of my life,” another post said. “Someday I’ll tell the world what exactly happened, why it happened and what my life is like today but until I’m ready to share that with people please stop prying…” she added, asking for more “space and time” to heal.
Kaley Cuoco shares happy news that ailing seal pup she spotted on Thanksgiving has been rescued.
Kaley Cuoco spent part of her Thanksgiving on Thursday trying to find help for an ailing baby seal. And on Friday, She learned that there was a happy ending to the saga and shared the news with her Instagram followers.
While rescue group volunteers she’d contacted on Thanksgiving had failed to find the seal pup on rocks where the actress had photographed it, they did find it hours later on Friday on a beach several miles to the south.