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Khaby Lame surpasses Charli D’Amelio to become most followed TikTok star

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Khaby Lame surpasses Charli D'Amelio to become most followed TikTok star

Senegalese-born TikTok star Khaby Lame has surpassed Charli D’Amelio on TikTok to become the most followed individual on the popular social media app.

@khaby.lame If @50 Cent had to do a casting in the 19th century. 🤣 #learnfromkhaby #learnontiktok @tiktok @tiktokcreators ♬ sonido original – 0riginal_G7

The Italy-based prankster has gained millions upon millions of fans and currently stands at 142.2 million followers, as opposed to D’Amelio’s 142.1 million, thanks to his tongue-in-cheek approach towards the social media platform’s trends.

The 22-year-old prankster’s universal appeal may be attributed to his lack of dialogue and dependance on body language, making him a personality which appeals to all users, regardless of language.

Lame has had quite a busy few weeks, gaining 3 million followers in the span of one month thanks to the hashtag #KhabyToNumberOne, along with his recent collaboration with luxury brand Boss, amongst others.

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Man bleeds to death after failed attempt at Qawra robbery

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A 46-year-old man bled to death in Qawra earlier this morning after a failed attempt at robbing an establishment in Triq il-Qawra.

The police were notified of the case at around 4:30am this morning after the establishment’s alarm went off, with a person most likely inside. District officials went on site immediately, discovering the shattered glass door and a trail of blood outside the establishment.

After following the trail, the police reportedly found the man face down in a pool of blood, with first investigations indicating that it was the same person who entered the establishment. The assistance of a medical team was requested immediately and a Rapid Response Medical Unit was on site within minutes, with the man unfortunately certified dead on site.

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80-year-old & 57-year-old with grievous injuries after two separate traffic incidents

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An 80-year-old man residing in Ta’ Xbiex has sustained grievous injuries after being hit by a Nissan Qashqai driven by a 39-year-old Gzira resident, the police have reported.

The 80-year-old Englishman was taken to Mater Dei via ambulance where he was certified to have grievous injuries.

In a separate incident which took place in Birkirkara at around 12:15am, a 57-year-old motorcyclist from Attard collided with a Toyota Ractis driven by a 50-year-old Pieta’ resident. The motorcyclist was taken to Mater Dei where he was certified to be suffering grievous injuries.

Police investigations on both cases are currently under way.

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Żejtun’s Beland society break national record with first solar-powered & recycled float

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Żejtun's Beland society break national record with first solar-powered & recycled float

During last week’s grand feast celebrations at St. Catherine’s feast in Zejtun, the volunteers at the Beland Musical Society registered a national record with a mechanised float, the first of its kind to operate on solar energy.

With the aim of raising awareness on the environmental impact of village feast, the members of Zejtun’s Beland created the mechanised system, which operates via hydraulics and is made almost completely out of recycled material from previous feasts.

A rechargeable solar battery, which was also repurposed, takes the place of an Internal Combustion Engine. The art piece attempts to symbolise the Beland Band’s journey beyond our shores in the past 30 years.

Congratulations Beland!

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