Iraqi officials: Prime minister survives assassination bid

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra

The Associated Press

BAGHDAD Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi survived an assassination attempt with an armed drone that targeted his residence early Sunday, and is unharmed, officials said.

Two Iraqi officials told The Associated Press that seven of his security guards were injured in the attack which occurred in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone area. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to give official statements.

The prime minister tweeted shortly after the attack: “The rockets of treason will not shake one bit of the steadfastness and determination of the heroic security forces.”

“I am fine and among my people. Thank God,” he added in the post.

In a statement, the government said the drone tried

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A Look at The Rescue, a New Documentary from Mankato’s Jimmy Chin

Mankato-born filmmaker Jimmy Chin may be best known for co-directing Free Solo, the nail-biting documentary that captured rock climber Alex Honnold’s unroped ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitan. This October, Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, his co-director and wife, premiered another high-stakes film: The Rescue, a National Geographic documentary that chronicles the harrowing 2018 rescue of twelve Thai boys and their soccer coach from Tham Luang cave. 

We caught up with Chin in 2018 to chat about filming Free Solo, just months before the film won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. He’d spent more than a year following Honnold as he prepared for El Capitan, then dangled off a cliff ledge himself, with camera in hand, to document the climb. An extreme mountain sports athlete—Chin is one of the only people to ski off the summit of Mount Everest—Chin has made a career of documenting high-risk expeditions in

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The Best Derby Shoes Guide You’ll Ever Read

In menswear, classic pieces are often pitched as ‘must own’. The idea is that no wardrobe (and no life) can be considered complete unless you’re in possession of a navy suit, a charcoal overcoat, and a pair of dark blue jeans. But fashion is not Pokemon, and your style journey is not about mindlessly collecting pieces to earn the respect of your peers. Unless you’re into Supreme.

Need is, after all, in the wallet of the beholder. All of which is a long-winded way to say that when faced with a choice of smart lace-ups, it’s wise to pick the best Derby shoes for men over Oxfords.

Why? Because these days menswear’s modern default is casual, and the most versatile pieces are those that can do the business dressed up or down. “Oxfords are exclusively a formal shoe that can even go wrong with chinos,” says Luke McDonald, a stylist

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The heartbreak behind this Amy Winehouse dress up for auction

For her last live performance in 2011, Amy Winehouse took the stage in Belgrade, Serbia, wearing a bamboo-print halter dress designed by her stylist and friend Naomi Parry.

The pair had collaborated on a collection of 11 frocks to be worn by the “Rehab” singer for her upcoming European tour. But that night in June 2011 was a disaster, with the Grammy winner slurring and wandering off stage. Her tour was cancelled as a result, and the beautiful outfits were hardly worn.

“I feel an immense amount of sadness when I look at that dress,” Parry told The Post, noting that, during the time, Winehouse, who struggled with addiction, had just been to rehab. “[The dress] was supposed to be the start of something new and moving forward. She had been doing so well.”

Instead, Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning a month later. She was only 27.

“[The dress] went

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Gemma Collins gushes over stepson Tristan, 3, in adorable snap: ‘No feeling like it’

Gemma Collins gushed over her three year old stepson Tristan in a new adorable snap on Saturday night.

Taking to Instagram, the former TOWIE star, 40, share a rare glimpse into her family life with partner Rami Hawash as she sweetly said being a stepmother is “so rewarding”.

Gemma said she was so grateful to have stepson Tristan, as well as being an aunty to her two nephews Hayden and Kane.

The reality star penned: “No feeling like it my little prince being a step mummy is so rewarding love is free and so rewarding nothing can put a price on this.



Gemma Collins gushed over her three year old stepson Tristan in a new adorable snap on Saturday

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