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Found 38 results

  1. The ISIS threat to Europe

    It seems that 2 masked gunmen have stormed the offices of French magazine, Charlie Hebdo and have murdered at least 11 people, including apparently two policemen.
  2. Philippines

    So...not only is their president a homicidal maniac, but the lid they had on their jihadist population has been blown right off with the Manila attack. Troubling to see a new ISIS type front open up in Asia. Indonesia and Malaysia will be watching this very closely I think. USA has a military base there too. Tense times.
  3. Channel 4 relocation

    Can see nobody discussing this. Can Brum get Channel 4? Do people want Channel 4?
  4. Dubai on fire again...

    Unfortunately named torch tower is in flames again. (Same tower that was on fire in 2015) More coverage on all news outlets/paper websites <br />
  5. Cyber Warfare / Cyber Crime

    With news still emerging of a "ransomware" attack on the systems of the NHS, and something similar happening to Telefonica and other Spanish companies today, it seems that cyber-related issues are becoming a growing problem. Whilst the above cases could have occurred accidentally rather than being targeted, if you look at the suggestions around Russian interference in the US election, the ability of some companies to make realistic social media "bots" who will push particular rhetoric (it's been claimed this may have influenced the results of the EU referendum and the US vote) and WikiLeaks - is cyber warfare now becoming a major player in global politics / life in general? Or is it just the latest media focus?
  6. Venezuela

  7. What the ____? This is sickening, the poor girl... at our train station and vicinity of VP. I hope these ______ are caught and "more". http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/detectives-hunt-two-rapists-after-13395432 Detectives are hunting two rapists after a 15-year-old girl was attacked by a man in a car - moments after she had been raped by a different man inside Witton train station Officers from British Transport Police and West Midlands Police have launched a joint investigation after the teenager was attacked twice between 7pm on Tuesday (July 25) and 2am on Wednesday (July 26). The first sexual assault happened at Witton station. The 15-year-old girl was out with a friend and they walked into Witton station together. A man then approached the victim and led her to a secluded part of the station, where she was raped. Shortly after the attack, the victim walked away from the area and flagged down a passing vehicle to ask for help. She got in the car and was then assaulted a second time by what is believed to be a second offender. edit- can't see this on BBC site but the Daily Fail has more http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4736452/Girl-15-raped-TWICE-two-different-men-day.html#article-4736452 Police say teen first attacked at Witton railway station in Birmingham on Tuesday Girl then flagged down vehicle outside the station and was raped a second time First attacker described as Asian with light skin, brown eyes, skinny and 6ft tall Second also Asian, in early 20s, 5ft 7ins tall, of large build with a cropped beard
  8. The Great Tower Block Fire of London

    Pretty bad situation unfolding in London this morning which a huge tower block ablaze and at risk of collapse... Pictures look horrific, given the time it's happened itslikely most people were in bed. Hope they got out before it took hold.
  9. So apparently someone has gone berserk with a chainsaw in the streets of Schaffhausen Switzerland. Anyone got any more details? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/swiss-attack-schaffhausen-injured-man-suspect-police-serious-northern-a7856921.html
  10. So, some world-changing events taking place. Interesting comparisons with the Iranian revolution (western puppet regime falls, no Plan B, uncertain response); China's Tianenman Square demo (demonstrators facing down armoured vehicles, uncertainty on the part of the armed forces about what to do); perhaps some aspects of the eastern European stuff from 20 years back, with the slow shift of popular opinion creating a mass that the established repression and torture apparatus just couldn't cope with. But crucially, this could reshape the politics of the entire region, and right now no-one knows what's going to happen. Bet the Israelis are shitting themselves.
  11. Refugee crisis

    Needs its own thread as it's a big issue now. What are everybody's opinions? I think we need to do more as a nation. Humanity before nationality.
  12. London attack March 2017

    So what's happening outside the houses of parliament atm? People shot, Westminster locked down, a man with a knife inside the palace grounds? Anyone got any more details?
  13. Newcastle incident

    Apparently some woman has now driven into people coming out of Eid celebrations in Newcastle. Could be an accident. 7 people injured, 2 seriously. http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/local-news/pedestrians-collision-newcastle-westgate-road-13235613
  14. Finsbury Park Incident

    Didn't know where to put this as I don't think it's ISIS, but apparently a van has just plowed through 10 people in Finsbury Park.
  15. London Bridge Incident

    BBC news reporting white van mounted pavement hitting at least six pedestrians. Police boats currently searching the river for missing pedestrians. Sky news reporting possible stabbing attack but BBC making no mention of it so fingers crossed that's just speculation. Here's hoping it's nothing terror related,that horrible deja vu from Westminster bridge at the moment.
  16. Notre Dame (Paris)

    CNN reporting an incident at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Police have tweeted for civilians to stay away from the area.
  17. Bomb attack on Dortmund team bus

    Seems like there have been three explosions around the Dortmund team bus, with Marc Bartra injured and taken to hospital. The club have tweeted that it's a bomb. The match has been postponed until tomorrow night. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39572434
  18. Truck terror attack in Sweden

    Breaking news of a truck crashing into a crowd of people in Sweden.
  19. San Bernardino shooting

    Shooting at an elementary school in San Bernardino, CA Stop killing each other you clearings in the woods.
  20. To quote It has been drafted in secret, but many of those that are party to its creation, whilst sworn to secrecy on its contents, have major misgivings about the powers that it seems to hand to big business. As far as lobbying goes - For every meeting involving public interest groups, there were 20 funded by big business. No wonder they want to keep it quiet. However word has got out. An unholy alliance including UKIP, the Greens, the likes of Vivienne Westwood and parties from across the political spectrum have united to try stop TTIP's progress. Online pressure groups such as Sum Of Us and 38 Degrees have been encouraging the public to question those with the powers to stop TTIP. A vote on TTIP was suspended in the European Parliament today. Then this happened.
  21. Got a nice little mention here in what is quite an interesting article. You'll have to read the article though to see it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34196204
  22. Terrorist Attacks June 2015

    What's happened here then? Anyone have any further info? Grenoble Attack