Babylon Reports – Kirkuk blasts, Turkey ends state of emergency, #InMyFeelings creator meets Drake
Written by Gabrielle Renaud on 2018-07-19
Sad news out of Kirkuk as a series of explosions hit the city in multiple locations last night. A vehicle allegedly drove through a crowd, throwing bombs and grenades in a commercial district of Kirkuk. One death was reported and 11 people were injured, including women and children. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Meanwhile, The Turkish government has ended the nationwide state of emergency that was imposed two years ago after a failed coup attempt. Under the state of emergency, tens of thousands of people were arrested or dismissed from their jobs. However the government has decided against extending it again after seven three-month renewals.
Lastly, the creator of the now viral #inmyfeelings challenge dance met with rapper Drake, posting a picture of the two on Instagram. In June, social media star Shiggy posted a video of himself, on a street with traffic going by, dancing to “In My Feelings” from Drake’s recent chart-topping album “Scorpion.” The short video racked up more than 5 million views on Instagram and everyone from actor Will Smith to football stars joined the challenge.