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Rihanna’s fans want her to replace Queen Elizabeth as Barbados’ head of state

Fans of Rihanna have launched a campaign calling for the singer and fashion designer to replace Queen Elizabeth as Barbados’ new head of state after her home nation announced its intention to remove the British monarch and attain the status of a republic as early as next year.

Following Tuesday’s announcement, fans of the Bajan-born singer took to social media to vouch for her for the soon-to-be vacant position.

“Big up Barbados for this,” a fan said. “It’s time for the rightful queen to sit upon her throne @rihanna.”“An important first step to installing Rihanna as the God Empress of Barbados,” said another.Another jokingly claimed: “Rihanna didn’t release new music because she will be queen of Barbados when Queen Elizabeth will be out.”Take a look at more reactions belowI’m calling it now. Rihanna for queen of Barbados! pic.twitter.com/8wv3h9j2eV— Pagan Trelawney GCVOIDGAF (@PaganTrelawney) September 16, 2020Replace her with Rihanna, you cowards!https://t.co/0k7G08RiTg— Christine.py (…

TikTok, WeChat to be banned from U.S. app stores this Sunday

The Department of Commerce has announced that TikTok and WeChat will be banned from app stores in the U.S. from Sunday, September 20, amid national security concerns.

In a press release on Friday September 18, the department stated: 'In response to President Trump's Executive Orders signed August 6, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) today announced prohibitions on transactions relating to mobile applications (apps) WeChat and TikTok to safeguard the national security of the United States. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has demonstrated the means and motives to use these apps to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and the economy of the U.S. Today's announced prohibitions, when combined, protect users in the U.S. by eliminating access to these applications and significantly reducing their functionality.

The following transactions will be prohibited:

    Any provision of service to distribute or maintain the WeChat or TikTok mobile applications, constit…

Queen Elizabeth II strips Harvey Weinstein of his CBE after he was jailed for 23 years for rape in New York

The Queen of England has stripped Harvey Weinstein of his 2004 Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire honor (CBE), for contribution to the British film industry, after he was convicted of rape in New York.

The disgraced film producer, 68, was sentenced to 23 years in prison by a US court in February.

A notice in The Gazette, the UK's official public record, today announced the Queen had directed the honour to be 'cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Register of the said Order.'
It read: 'The Queen has directed that the appointment of Harvey Weinstein to be an Honorary Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, dated January 19 2004, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Register of the said Order.'

Before now, Senior Labour MP Chi Onwurah called for the CBE to be removed from Weinstein, when several women came forward to allege serious sexual …

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo fail to make UEFA's Champions League positional awards shortlist for the first time

Arch-rivals, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have failed to make the final shortlist for UEFA's positional awards next month.

The awards will recognise the top performers in each at the 2019-20 Champions League campaign, and both Messi and Ronaldo missed out on the final shortlist due to their devastating Champions League campaign.

It is the first time the Barcelona and Juventus superstars failed to make the final shortlist for their position.

Champions League champions, Bayern Munich dominated the 12-man list with seven players nominated across the four categories.

Bayern's star, Manuel Neuer is up for the best goalkeeper award, against PSG's Keylor Navas and Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak.

David Alaba, Alphonso Davies, and Joshua Kimmich dominated the defender list while Thomas Muller and Liverpool-bound Thiago Alcantara are up against Manchester City star, Kevin De Bruyne for best midfielder.

Robert Lewandowski is the favourite to win the UEFA's best forward award …