This week's news in five minutes
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- The headlines
- Quote of the week
- The IndeXYZ
- Stuff that got us thinking
- In a major speech on immigration, Donald Trump has said if he is elected president, a border wall will be built between Mexico and the USA, and that Mexico will pay for it ‘100%’.
- Junior doctors will stage a series of five-day strikes, which could lead to the cancellation of 100,000 operations, as their contractual dispute with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt continues. The first strike is scheduled to take place from September 12-16.
- A 10-year-old boy and his aunt were killed when a stolen car being chased by police crashed into them as they walked along a pavement in south London.
- There has been a ‘shocking’ rise in discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace during the last decade, a new report has found.
- Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has described the EU’s imposition of a €13 billion tax bill on the company as ‘total political crap’.
- Parents who claim free childcare places may be asked to pay top-up fees in order to plug a funding gap, nurseries have warned.
- iPlayer’s new restrictions that require viewers to have an up-to-date TV license to watch all programmes, came into force this week.
- After a protracted political battle and a vote in the country’s senate, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has been removed from office.
- Russia claims to have killed leading ISIS commander Abu Muhammad al-Adnani during an airstrike in Syria.
- Mother Teresa will be recognised officially as a saint when she is canonised by Pope Francis in the Vatican on Sunday.
- Taylor Swift was discharged from jury duty in Nashville after telling the judge she might be biased in assessing the rape and kidnap case due to a separate civil case she is personally involved in.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
‘He was one of the truly great talents of our time’.
Director Mel Brooks on actor and comedian Gene Wilder, star of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles and See No Evil, Hear No Evil, who died at the age of 83 due to complications relating to Alzheimer’s disease.
- Beyonce dominated MTV’s Video Music Awards performing a medley of tracks from her Lemonade album and picking up a slew of awards that took her past Madonna’s record of most VMAs wins ever.
- After the success of its David Bowie show, the Victoria and Albert Museum will stage a similar exhibition on Pink Floyd, scheduled to open in May next year.
- Netflix has announced a second series of its sci-fi hit, Stranger Things.
- The transfer window closed on Wednesday with Premier League clubs spending more than a billion pounds in one window for the first time. Late deals included a return to Chelsea for David Luiz. Tottenham Hotspur splashing £30million on Moussa Sissoko and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere heading to Bournemouth on loan.
- The England cricket team also broke records this week, scoring a world record one day score of 444 in a series clinching the win over Pakistan.
- ISIS has banned football because it ‘enforces laws of Fifa and not Sharia’.
Starting the fans – A one-off episode of The Crystal Maze will be screened by Channel 4 later this year.
Aidan Turner fans - The new series of Poldark starts this Sunday (4th September) at 8pm on BBC One.
Impatient people - Amazon Dash is on its way to the UK, allowing customers to order Buttons which let you order toilet roll, pet food and more by simply pushing a button.
Teenage kicks - Millennials are reportedly having less sex than previous generations.
The jive – Former chancellor Ed Balls is preparing for Strictly but his ‘hips don’t move in the right away for the jive’, apparently, which could be a bit of a problem.
Name shame - A new poll has revealed than one in five mothers regret the name they chose for their child.
STUFF THAT GOT US THINKING THIS WEEK
1. Meet the maternity-leave backpackers.
2. Can cycling ever be sexy? GQ investigates.
3. New Yorker film critic Richard Brody on why movies still matter in our digital age.
4. The ‘Millennial Whoop’ is apparently modern pop’s latest obsession: everything about the key-change, which appears in songs by artists from Katy Perry to Frank Ocean, is explained here.