#5Things: TikTok & WeChat ban, Pope welcomes gay children & 120,000-year-old footprints

#5Things: TikTok & WeChat ban, Pope welcomes gay children & 120,000-year-old footprints

New week, new stories! In #5Things, Darren, Keri, and Sky bring you news that has caught their attention from around the globe.


1. No more TikTok and WeChat in America

As of Sunday, 20 September, Americans no longer have access to social media platforms TikTok and WeChat. The US has banned these apps from US app stores in a new order issued by the US Commerce Department, which effectively bars US citizens from downloading the two Chinese-owned apps from either Apple or Google's app storefronts.

Read the full story here.

2. Pope Francis welcomes LGBT community

Pope Francis last week told a group of parents of LGBT children that God loves them as they are, and that the Church loves them because they are “children of God.” In a brief encounter with 40 Italian parents (both mothers and fathers) of L.G.B.T. children, Pope Francis discussed how the Catholic Church can be more inclusive and was presented with a rainbow t-shirt.

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3. Cheers to level 1!

Level 1 Lockdown commenced at 00:01 this morning. Basically, only one industry, night clubs, remains entirely banned. The cigarette ban is long gone, booze will be available up to midnight in bars, and concerts are allowed again, even indoors but with a limited number of attendees.

READ: Level 1: Alcohol sales extended to Friday, venue restrictions eased

4. Sky Tshabalala as Beyonce or Rihanna? 

We have been posting Reface App videos on our socials the last while, but things have gone too far when Sky was turned into Skyonce and Skiyanna.

Check out the GIFs/videos here.

5. Scientists discover 120,000-year-old human footprints in Saudi Arabia

Scientists discovered 120,000-year-old human footprints in Saudi Arabia along with those of horses and elephants — suggesting the region was once more hospitable to people moving out of Africa. They believe that the set of seven human footprints, found around an ancient dry lake in the northern region of Tabuk, are the footprints of at least two people and are the earliest evidence of humans in the Arabian peninsula.

READ: Scientists discovered a 100-million-year old what?!


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