WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP: KENDRICK RELEASES NEW MUSIC, RONALDO TALKS WITH MAN UNITED & MORE

WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP: KENDRICK RELEASES NEW MUSIC, RONALDO TALKS WITH MAN UNITED & MORE

by CULTED
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On this week’s CULTED Weekly News Round-Up, Kendrick Lamar releases new music with Baby Keem, OnlyFans makes a U-turn on it’s decision last week to ban explicit content and Cristiano Ronaldo makes plans to sign with Manchester United, after talks of joining rival team, Manchester City.  Read all of the top stories in once place, every week with the CULTED Weekly News Round-Up.

TERRORIST ATTACK AT KABUL AIRPORT RAISES QUESTIONS ON FURTHER US MILITARY ACTION
Following the bomb attack at Kabul Airport, killing 13 American service members and dozens of Afghan civilians, Joe Biden has vowed to “hunt down” Isis-K, who recently claimed responsibility for the attack. Biden went on to say that the US would “respond with force and precision at our time, at a place we choose, in a moment of our choosing.” In the meantime, evacuations continue via the US and UK.

ARCHEOLOGISTS FIND FLOWER BOUQUET UNDER TEMPLE IN TEOTIHUACAN
Almost 2,000 year old flower bouquets have been discovered, surprisingly well-preserved, beneath a pyramid of the ancient city of Teotihuacan, located north-east of Mexico City. Archaeologists found the bouquets 59 feet (18 m)  below ground in the deepest part of the tunnel, amongst numerous pieces of pottery and a sculpture. It is thought that the bouquets were part of rituals, possibly associated with fertility, that Indigenous people performed in the tunnel.

ONLYFANS REVERSES DECISION TO BAN EXPLICIT CONTENT
The content subscription service announced last week its plans to block sexually explicit content from the app from October. On Wednesday, OnlyFans tweeted that it has “suspended the planned 1 October policy change”. Most likely due to the backlash received from the original news, it is unclear whether the delay will be permanent.

CRISTIANO RONALDO ABOUT TO SIGN WITH MANCHESTER UNITED
With his contract at Juventus almost up, Manchester City were previously in talks with the club to buy Cristiano Ronaldo for an asking price of £25M. Since then, the City team are out of the race, with Manchester United preparing the official contract proposal to Ronaldo. The transfer is yet to be confirmed.

 

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TURKEY HOLDS FIRST TALK WITH TALIBAN
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated Turkey has held its first talks with the Taliban in Kabul, adding that Ankara was still assessing the Islamist group’s offer to run the Afghan capital’s airport. Responding to domestic criticism over Turkey’s engagement with the insurgent group, Erdogan said Ankara had “no luxury” to stand idly by in the volatile region.

CUBA ANNOUNCED PLAN TO RECOGNISE CRYPTOCURRENCY AS A NATION CURRENCY
The popularity of online currency has grown even further as Cuba’s government plans to recognise and regulate cryptocurrencies, as well as the usual Cuban peso.  The resolution says the Central Bank can authorise use of cryptocurrencies “for reasons of socioeconomic interest” but with the state assuring that their operations are controlled.

KANYE WEST LEAKS DRAKE’S ADDRESS ON INSTAGRAM
As Kanye and Drake‘s feud continues, Kanye took to Instagram to share a screenshot of a map honed in on what is presumed to be Drake’s Toronto mansion, with a full address listed below it. Although quickly deleted, Drake posted an Instagram story of himself laughing and shaking in response.

 

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KENDRICK LAMAR MAKES HIS RETURN TO MUSIC WITH BABY KEEM ON “FAMILY TIES”
It’s safe to say we’ve been waiting a long time for Kendrick Lamar to drop new music, and this week the rapper released new single and music video “family ties”, in collaboration with Baby Keem. The track is split in two distinctive parts, opening with Baby Keem rapping over drum beats, and ending with Kendrick more gritty sound, spitting over a bass track.

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