A choice quote from Ricky: “The controversy is irrelevant to me. That’s people’s opinions outside my jokes. I do it my way. I have final edit on everything. .. And they won’t know what I’m going to say. And they don’t know what I’m going to say until I say it.”
- Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have exceeded 2,000, making 2015 the deadliest year for people trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration.
- Three major U.S. airlines — Delta, American, and United — have banned the transport of big game trophies after the illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
- On August 4th, 2011, the death of Mark Duggan — an unarmed black man — at the hands of police officers in north London sparked nationwide riots.