Pakistan. A new demonstration against France is to take place Sunday in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, at the call of an Islamist party. Thousands of people protested in early September in several cities across the country against Charlie Hebdo and France after the weekly republished the caricatures of Muhammad who had made him the target of jihadists. “We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the holiness of the prophet”, “Expel the French ambassador” or even “Boycott French products”, could one read on the signs.
Culture. An elegant white shoe that belonged to Queen Marie-Antoinette, in silk and kid goatskin, will be auctioned on Sunday in Versailles, announced the Osenat auction house based in this city. This shoe, offered at the starting price of 8,000 to 10,000 euros, is one of the most noticed works of this auction entitled “Royalty at Versailles”, along with a painting, “Molière invited to the table du Roi Soleil ”, by François-Jean Garneray, one of the rare works showing the king and the writer together (40,000/60,000 euros).
Series. The eagerly awaited season 4 of the hit series “The Crown”, which arrives Sunday on Netflix, marks the entry into the British royal family of Lady Di, a personality who continues to fascinate, more than twenty years after her tragic death. It was Emma Corrin, a previously unknown 24-year-old actress, who slipped into young Diana’s skin, imitating her soft voice and shy gaze under thick bangs.
Space. The launch scheduled for Saturday by a SpaceX rocket of three NASA astronauts and a Japanese astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) has been postponed until Sunday, due to the winds in the area, the NASA chief announced on Friday. . The crew is made up of Americans Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japanese Soichi Noguchi. Docking with the ISS is scheduled for Tuesday at around 4 a.m. GMT.
Formula 1. A new record at the wheel: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) has a first chance to equal the seven world titles of German Michael Schumacher at the Turkish F1 Grand Prix on Sunday at the Istanbul Park circuit.