Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights.
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston break up
The high profile, and much mocked, romance between the music superstar Taylor Swift and British actor Tom Hiddleston has come to an end after just three months. The relationship is said to have "fizzled" out after Swift reportedly became uncomfortable with Hiddleston's public displays of affection. An anonymous source confirmed the alleged end of Hiddleswift with five words: “It was an amicable split.” – Vanity Fair
UK trumps Trump in the race to build a wall to stop immigrants
The UK is about to begin work on “a big, new wall” in Calais, France in the latest attempt to prevent refugees and migrants jumping aboard lorries heading for the Channel port, the nation's immigration minister has confirmed. Robert Goodwill told MPs on Tuesday that the four-meter high wall was part of a $22m splurge on tightening precautions at the port. “People are still getting through,” he said. “We have done the fences. Now we are doing the wall.” – The Guardian
Syrian government "drops chlorine" on Aleppo
Syrian government forces have once again been accused of dropping chlorine on its own people. Barrel bombs containing the chemical were reportedly dropped from helicopters on a suburb of Aleppo, injuring 80 people. A United Nations inquiry concluded last month stated that the government had used chlorine on at least two occasions. The Syrian government has always denied using chemical weapons. – The Washington Post
Fabric, one of the world's most well-known nightclubs, is shut down for good
In what is yet another nail in the coffin of London nightlife, Fabric, one of the UK's most renowned and important nightclubs, is to close permanently. The decision to revoke the club's license was made by Islington Council in north London, which described a "culture of drugs" at the venue. The club was closed temporarily earlier this year after the deaths of two teenagers. – Pitchfork
$1 million worth of weed plants are found at children's day care center
A day care center in Connecticut has been shut down after police found more than a $1 million worth of weed growing in the backyard. Police in West Haven say they found some 600 plants growing at the home day care, some of which were over 10 feet tall. Neighbors say the couple who ran the day care in the home were quiet and kept to themselves, but they had noticed some suspicious activity. – The Associated Press
Six-year-old girl tries to stop axe-wielding robber
A six-year-old girl has proved herself to be the most badass child on the planet after she attempted to stop an axe-wielding intruder attacking an employee during a raid on her family’s shop. Sarah Patel was captured on CCTV footage trying to defend the staff member when a group of six men, armed with axes and crowbars, broke into the electrical shop in Auckland, New Zealand. Patel told the New Zealand Herald she was “trying to save” the employee and that she “wasn’t scared” of the bad guy. – The Guardian
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