12 3 / 2014

BREAKING: Two Buildings Collapse in Explosion in East Harlem in New York City, a Piano Shop and Spanish Christian Church

UPDATE: Resident says there was a strong smell of gas the night before, this may or may not be linked to explosion, and fire. 1 person dead, 15 injured.

Huge explosion uptown new york city near metro north train tracks close to 116th..#developing pic.twitter.com/uNZaFsRSKa

— Obi Okere (@obiokere) March 12, 2014


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20 2 / 2014

Brutal video shows all-out street war in Kiev, death toll rises in fresh clashes

“Latest images show street riots in Kiev on the morning of Thursday, Februray 20, 2014. News media has filmed protesters being shot at in front of hotel Ukraina as clashes continue in the Ukrainian capital. The number of victims is still rising, news agencies say at least 25+ people have been killed.”



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20 2 / 2014

Video shows evidence of snipers firing at protesters in Kiev

Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

This video shows security forces and snipers firing.

There were renewed clashes between security forces and protesters in Kiev’s Independence Square on February 20 despite a putative ceasefire. Sniper fire was widely reported.

  • Ukrainian Olympian: “I don’t want to participate when in my country…

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19 2 / 2014

Ukraine Protest: Molotov cocktails and fireworks used in intense clashes in Kiev

“Twenty-five people have been killed in fighting between anti-government protesters and police in the capital Kiev, the Ukrainian Health Ministry said, with the Interior Ministry saying nine police officers were among the dead. Ukrainian riot police were still fighting protesters occupying a central Kiev square early on Wednesday…

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19 2 / 2014

Ukraine Protest 2014: Deadly Clashes Escalate

Deadly anti-government protests overnight and into early hours of Wednesday morning in Ukraine.

19 2 / 2014

Venezuela: Violent protests sweep Caracas, opposition leader surrenders, 3 people dead in clashes


Venezuelan security forces arrest opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on charges of fomenting unrest that has killed at least four people, bringing tens of thousands of angry supporters onto the streets of Caracas. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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19 2 / 2014

Deadly Clashes In Bangkok, Thailand Kill Three As PM Charged With Corruption

“A police officer was among three people killed during gun battles as police cleared anti-government protesters who have blocked state buildings since November.

The violence in Bangkok came as corruption charges were filed against Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

A 52-year-old civilian was also confirmed to be one of the dead…

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19 2 / 2014

At Least 25 Killed in Ukraine Protests, Photos, Videos

I can’t stop returning to this image from #Kiev earlier today. What words were exchanged? Photo by Vlad Sodel/Reuters pic.twitter.com/EcKJemw7ef

— Vaughn Wallace (@vaughnwallace) February 18, 2014


“West readies sanctions. Yanukovich slams coup bid.” – Reuters
“Ukraine crisis, EU readies Sanctions” – The Guardian


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04 2 / 2014

Full Facinating Debate Video: Bill Nye Debates Ken HamOn Tuesday, February 4, 2014, a captivating debate took place that discussed the aspects of…View Post

Full Facinating Debate Video: Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, a captivating debate took place that discussed the aspects of…

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27 11 / 2013

US drones attacks have killed more than 2000 people. This heartbreaking film bears witness to people in a remote part of Pakistan near the Afghan border whose lives continue to be shattered…

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05 11 / 2013

Voters in New York City are voting on Tuesday to choose a new mayor.

The Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio is the overwhelming favourite.

The city’s public advocate is widely seen as one of the most liberal mayoral candidates.

His Republican challenger is Joe Lhota, a former senior official in the mayoral offices of Michael Bloomberg and his predecessor Rudolph Giuliani.

Lhota is credited with turning around the fortunes of the city’s public transportation system after huge floods last year, but he is well behind in the polls.

As it is part of the first major round of elections since Barack Obama won a second presidential term a year ago, many see the contest as an early test of the Republican and Democratic Parties’ popularity ahead of next year’s crucial congressional elections.

Voters in New Jersey and Virginia will also elect governors on Tuesday.

05 11 / 2013

In a letter to Der Spiegel, several high-ranking German officials voiced support for Snowden and said Germany should grant his request for asylum.

05 11 / 2013

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29 10 / 2013

The term “patriot” gets bandied about a lot in the NSA debate. President Obama said months ago that Edward Snowden was no patriot. NSA head General Keith Alexander has been defending his employees as patriots as well, and during a Congressional hearing today, Democratic congresswoman Jan Schakowsky called him out for what he appeared to be implying about NSA opponents. Schakowsky brought up how in closed-door meetings Alexander has been defending his employees at patriots, and while that might make him a decent boss, Schakowsky didn’t like the implication.

"Your robust support of your staff and your calling them ‘patriots’ I felt implied that someone was saying that the people who work for the NSA were impugned as not being patriots and not working hard. And I have to tell you that I have never heard that… A majority of the Congress actually voted to end the surveillance, and I am certain that you’re not talking about them as not patriots."
She added that the authors of the PATRIOT Act, of all people, are the ones trying to reign it in. When Alexander began his response to her question, he made it clear he wasn’t suggesting anyone else is “less noble” and was simply standing up for his employees.

Schakowsky shot back, “But that implies, again, that they need to be stood up for!” And as far as she could see, they didn’t need that defending.