Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX has raised more than $1 billion in financing in the last 6 months as it aims to roll out an ambitious high-speed internet service via satellites. The company raised $486.2 million in December and $535.7m in April, and launched its first batch of 60 small satellites into low-Earth orbit for Musk’s new Starlink internet service.
The Algerian government hosted a special celebratory reception for Imam Walid who went viral across the world for his act of kindness with the cat. Imam Walid was leading the Taraweeh prayers when the cat jumped on him. Instead of hushing the cat away, Imam caressed the cat. His act of showing kindness and affection to the cat made waves globally.
Following an outcry on social media, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama apologised after a video showed him asking a boy to suck his tongue. The Dalai Lama’s office, in a statement, said the leader “wishes to apologize to the boy and his family, as well as his many friends across the world, for the hurt his words may have caused” and that he “regrets” the incident.
Italy’s Fiorentina footballer Luca Ranieri reportedly faked an injury during his club’s game against Inter Milan in order to give his teammate, Sofyan Amrabat, a chance to break his fast. A video shows Moroccan player Amrabat eating a banana and drinking water while Ranieri was on the football pitch receiving treatment for a reported injury during the game.
Former professional boxer Mike Tyson and renowned American rapper DJ Khaled were sighted performing Umrah in Makkah this week. The latter shared a glimpse of their visit on Instagram with a heartfelt caption. In another Instagram post, Khaled also disclosed that Mike Tyson, who reportedly accepted Islam in 1992 was present at the pilgrimage site too.