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Entertainment News Roundup: Judge releases A$AP Rocky from custody; R. Kelly makes first New York court appearance and more

Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 04-08-2019 10:31 IST | Created: 04-08-2019 10:28 IST
Entertainment News Roundup: Judge releases A$AP Rocky from custody; R. Kelly makes first New York court appearance and more
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Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.

Readers line up for copy of British Vogue edited by UK's Duchess Meghan

Royal-loving readers queued up on Friday to buy the new edition of the British Vogue magazine which was guest edited by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Britain's Prince Harry. Meghan, who gave birth to her first child in May, spent seven months working with the magazine's editor-in-chief Edward Enninful for the September issue which featured 15 women she considered "Forces for Change" on the cover.

Singer R. Kelly makes first New York court appearance on sex trafficking charges

Singer R. Kelly is expected to plead not guilty in New York on Friday to charges that he ran a criminal scheme in which he recruited women and underage girls to have sex with him, isolating them and often controlling what they ate and when they went to the bathroom. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn say that Kelly and his entourage invited women and girls backstage after concerts, kept them from friends and family and made them dependent on him financially.

Judge releases A$AP Rocky from custody until assault trial verdict

The Swedish judge in the assault trial of U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky and two of his entourage ordered that the three men be released from custody on Friday until the verdict. Senior District Court Judge Per Lennerbrant told the court at the end of the three-day trial that he would hand down the verdict on Aug. 14.

Actor with Down syndrome inspires and stars in Hollywood film

The critically acclaimed new movie "The Peanut Butter Falcon" took an unusual path to Hollywood and has made an unlikely star of Zack Gottsagen, an actor who has Down syndrome. Gottsagen plays the leading role of a young man who escapes from the nursing home where he is living to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. On his travels, he becomes friends with a small-time crook portrayed by "Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf. Dakota Johnson co-stars as a nurse sent to find Gottsagen's character.



South Africa's COVID-19 response: Surprising outcomes or just poor data management?

South Africa has been committed to improving its health information system and shows that a robust digital has considerable scope to improve healthcare for the entire population. But the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that significant ga...

Post-COVID-19 Nigeria needs a robust Health Management Information System to handle high disease burden

Nigeria is among a few countries that conceptualised a health management information system HMIS in the early 90s but implementation has been a challenge till date. Besides COVID-19, the country has a huge burden of communicable and non-com...

Morocco COVID-19 response: A fragile health system and the deteriorating situation

Learning from its European neighbors, Morocco imposed drastic measures from the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak to try to contain its spread. The strategy worked for a few months but the cases have surged after mid-June. In this sit...

COVID-19: Argentina’s health system inefficiencies exaggerate flaws of health information system

You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you cant recover from death, was the straightforward mindset of Argentinas President Alberto Fernndez and defined the countrys response to COVID-19. The South American nation imposed a strict...


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