Nick Carter remembers his 'baby brother' Aaron Carter
In a posting Sunday on Instagram with photos of the two through the years, Nick Carter said his heart was broken after the death of the youngest of five Carter siblings, whom he called his “baby brother.” “My heart has been broken today,” wrote Carter. Carter has struggled with substance abuse and mental health.news.yahoo.com
Deadly floods in Egypt destroy homes and flush out deadly scorpions
Egyptians check the damage of their homes after unprecedented bad weather hit the southern Egyptian city Aswan, situated along the Nile river, which killed four, injured dozens and flushed out scorpions with a deadly sting.news.yahoo.com
No need for Chilcot-style inquiry into Afghanistan campaign, says Armed Forces chief
The UK need not conduct a Chilcot-style full public inquiry into its Afghanistan mission because the campaign was a just war, the head of the Armed Forces has said. Gen Sir Nick Carter said the two-decade intervention did not face the same controversy as the Iraq War and did not require the same kind of long and costly public investigation. The Chief of the Defence Staff also said that while the Taliban was winning the propaganda war following the US and Nato withdrawal of troops, the insurgentsnews.yahoo.com
Taliban has won the war in Afghanistan, says Lord Dannatt as UK and US troops pull out
The Taliban has “prevailed” in its battle with the West in Afghanistan, the former head of the British Army has said, as it emerged all UK and US troops will be withdrawn on Sunday. Writing in The Telegraph, General Lord Dannatt said the mission had been intended to give the Afghan people the choice of a more “moderate and peaceful” life. “Ultimately, Taliban force of arms has prevailed, and the people of that country have been denied the chance to choose a better way of life,” Lord Dannatt saidnews.yahoo.com
Russia launches largest submarine built in 30 years
Russia has tested a giant new nuclear submarine in open waters for the first time, just days after a tense standoff in the Black Sea with Britain involving a Royal Navy destroyer. The ‘Belgorod’, believed to be the largest submarine developed anywhere in the world in 30 years, was trialled in the White Sea over the weekend, according to Russian state media. Once approved for use, the vessel will be capable of launching nuclear strikes with six intercontinental ‘Poseidon’ torpedoes. It will alsonews.yahoo.com
A ‘miscalculation’ in Russian cat and mouse game could lead to full blown war, warns Army chief
A “miscalculation” in the cat and mouse game with Russia could lead to full blown war, the head of the Armed Forces has warned, after a tense confrontation in the Black Sea this week. General Sir Nick Carter, the chief of the defence staff, said the risk of an “unwarranted escalation” involving Britain is “the thing that keeps me awake in bed at night”. There was a standoff between Britain and Russia when a Royal Navy destroyer passed through a contested part of the Black Sea on Wednesday. Russinews.yahoo.com
UK honors war dead in scaled-back Remembrance Sunday service
(Joe Giddens/PA via AP)LONDON – In a scaled-back service, Queen Elizabeth II led tributes Sunday to those from the U.K. and the Commonwealth who perished in wartime, as most veterans paid their respects at home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The 94-year-old monarch looked on from a balcony at a government building above the Cenotaph on Whitehall in central London on the 100th year anniversary of the memorial's installation following the conclusion of World War I. Following a two-minute silence at 11 a.m., Prince Charles laid a wreath on the queen's behalf during the Remembrance Sunday commemoration. Though the service was very different, people up and down the land took time out to honor the war dead. “We need to be conscious of those risks and that’s why remembrance matters,” he added.
Backstreet Boys surprise Down syndrome group before concert
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (CNN) - When a group of special-needs adults in Louisville, Kentucky, made a video of themselves lip-syncing to a Backstreet Boys song, they expected friends and family would love it. Then Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys caught wind of the video and retweeted it to all his followers, writing: "I see you guys. GREAT VIDEO!! The Backstreet Boys, who are currently on their "DNA World Tour," called Down Syndrome of Louisville to ask if the lip-sync stars would like to attend their show on Friday at KFC Yum! Before the concert on Friday, Down Syndrome of Louisville gathered for a Backstreet Boys dance party.