Coronavirus: French churches ring bells for ten minutes to show support for medical workers | AFP

The bells of the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur in Paris rang in chorus with other churches across France for ten minutes on Wednesday to show solidarity and support for medical workers battling the coronavirus. Wedneday was also Annunciation, when Christians mark the appearance of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary.

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We Met The British Right-Wing Bigot Trump Retweeted (HBO)

Donald Trump has made what could be his most controversial tweets yet — and that’s saying something.

The Twitter fanatic, who is also President of the United States, hit the retweet button early Wednesday, circulating three tweets from extreme-right group “Britain First”.

The tweets, from the group’s deputy leader Jayda Fransen, show unverified videos with the titles: ‘Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!’, ‘Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!’, and ‘Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!’. Jayda Fransen has already been convicted of hate crimes in the UK, and is facing more charges.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is currently in Iraq, but a spokesman for Downing Street said it was “wrong” for President Trump to have retweeted Fransen. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the tweets, saying: “Whether it’s a real video, the threat is real and that is what the president is talking about.”

“Britain First“ was launched in 2011 by former members of a failed nationalist political party. It’s mainly known for its flag-waving marches and publicity stunts outside mosques – all in the name of campaigning, in its own words, for “patriotic resistance” and against “the rapid growth of militant Islam.”

Many of its posts online end up reaching several million people. But its influence on British remains questionable.

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Why pink used to be a boy’s colour and blue a girl’s

Business Insider spoke to writer, lecturer, and colour expert Gavin Evans about the reversal of pink and blue on traditional gender roles.

Mr. Evans said; “In the early part of the 20th Century and the late part of the 19th Century, in particular, there were regular comments advising mothers that if you want your boy to grow up masculine, dress him in a masculine colour like pink and if you want your girl to grow up feminine dress her in a feminine colour like blue.”

“This was advice that was very widely dispensed with and there were some reasons for this. Blue in parts of Europe, at least, had long been associated as a feminine colour because of the supposed colour of the Virgin Mary’s outfit.”

“Pink was seen as a kind of boyish version of the masculine colour red. So it gradually started to change however in the mid-20th Century and eventually by about 1950, there was a huge advertising campaign by several advertising agencies pushing pink as an exclusively feminine colour and the change came very quickly at that point.”

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Catholics stage ‘prayer protest’ after Muslim mass prayer at statue of Virgin Mary (Debates)

Catholics in the Spanish city of Granada struck back at what they described as a ‘provocative’ decision to stage a Ramadan fast-breaking in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary, by arranging a mass public prayer at the same spot.
Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation and Stephen Morris from English Democrats party share their thought on the matter with RT.

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