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  • Mystery death of ex-KGB chief linked to MI6 spy's dossier on Donald Trump

    01/28/2017 9:40:42 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 27, 2017 | Robert Mendick
    An ex-KGB chief suspected of helping the former MI6 spy Christopher Steele to compile his dossier on Donald Trump may have been murdered by the Kremlin and his death covered up. it has been claimed. Oleg Erovinkin, a former general in the KGB and its successor the FSB, was found dead in the back of his car in Moscow on Boxing Day in mysterious circumstances. Erovinkin was a key aide to Igor Sechin, a former deputy prime minister and now head of Rosneft, the state-owned oil company, who is repeatedly named in the dossier.
  • Snapchat-planned, rowdy teens fight again at former Franklin Mills mall

    12/28/2016 4:49:15 AM PST · by dirtboy · 40 replies ^ | 12/28/2016 | Robert Moran
    Three teenage boys were arrested after a large crowd of juveniles caused a disturbance Tuesday evening at the Philadelphia Mills mall in Northeast Philadelphia, police said. It was the second night in a row that rowdy teens caused trouble at the mall, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. And it appeared they were using the social media service Snapchat to plan their convergences, he said. No one was injured. Police and mall security met Tuesday morning to prepare a detail in anticipation of further incidents this week because the juveniles have the week off from school, Small said. About 6:45 p.m.,...
  • Record Boxing Day sales as bargain hunters 'blow £3BILLION' (UK)

    12/28/2014 9:03:36 AM PST · by klpt · 4 replies ^ | 27 December 2014 | Sean Poulter
    Boxing Day bargain hunters spent a record £3billion online and in stores across the UK yesterday in the largest sales day for years. But retailers have predicted that with revellers rested after Christmas, and no sporting matches vying for shoppers' attention, today could have been even busier. Shoppers queued from 10.30pm on Christmas Day outside some stores to snap-up the best deals, with a record £519,000 spent every minute online. Despite the spike in sales, High Streets across Britain were quieter than in recent years with more people than ever choosing to do their shopping from home. A sudden onslaught...
  • Greetings On Boxing Day; And the First Day of Kwanzaa

    12/27/2014 5:23:29 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 12-26-2014 | MOTUS
    So; another Christmas goes in the record book. That means today is Boxing Day – the day originally designated to give your servants a small token of your appreciation. Now days it’s just another excuse to go shopping to pick up stuff on sale that you don’t need, don’t really want and will eventually end up in the Goodwill or Salvation Army box. So shop with abandon! It’s also the first day of Kwanzaa, celebrated with abandon around here, along with all the other Winter Holidays.  Yesterday the Wons made their annual visit to the troops and issued their annual...
  • Celebrities Among Victims of Tsunami

    12/28/2004 2:41:47 PM PST · by TheDon · 24 replies · 5,828+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 28, 2004 | Rob Kennedy
    By ROB KENNEDY, Associated Press Writer BANGKOK, Thailand - A German statesman, a Czech supermodel and a Swedish Olympic ski champion were among the vacationers whose search for peace and sun in tropical southern Asia was shattered by the tsunamis that spared neither rich nor poor. AP Photo   Petra Nemcova — who appeared on the cover of 2003 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue — was carried away with her boyfriend, the fashion photographer Simon Atlee, after a huge wave plowed into southern Thailand on Sunday. Nemcova's New York spokesman, Rob Shuter, said the model and her boyfriend had been vacationing...
  • Strike shuts London Tube on Boxing Day

    12/26/2010 9:04:58 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 3 replies · 1+ views
    upi ^ | Dec. 26, 2010
    LONDON, Dec. 26 - A strike protesting having to work on the day after Christmas has shut London's subways, the union says. Steve Grant of the drivers' union Aslef told the BBC, "It's been 100 percent solid from our members." The union was demanding triple pay and a day off for working on Sunday. London Mayor Boris Johnson said, "The demands being made by the leadership of Aslef are monstrous. It has been clear ever since the Gregorian calendar was reformed in the mid-18th century that Boxing Day 2010 would fall on a Sunday. So why do they demand more...
  • Detroit Terror Attack: 25,000 Passengers Hit By Delays At British Airports [Where's Obama?]

    12/27/2009 10:35:32 AM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 952+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | December 28th 2009
    Detroit Terror Attack: 25,000 Passengers Hit By Delays At British Airports Tens of thousands of people flying to the US for the New Year break have been forced to endure delays of up to three hours after strict new security rules were imposed overnight in the wake of the attempted terrorist attack in Detroit. By John Bingham, Alastair Jamieson and David Millward 27 Dec 2009 Up to 25,000 people were caught up in the disruption at British airports on Sunday as airlines scrambled extra staff to cope with demands from US authorities which were kept deliberately “unpredictable” to wrong-foot terrorists....
  • Happy Boxing Day!

    12/26/2009 12:23:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies · 657+ views
  • Devastating Asian Tsunami Remembered, 5 Years On

    12/26/2009 10:09:04 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies · 797+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 26 DECEMBER 2009 | AP
    PHUKET, Thailand (AP) ― Buddhist monks chanted on white-sand beaches in Thailand and thousands prayed at mosques in Indonesia to mark the fifth anniversary of the Asian tsunami that left 230,000 people dead. The devastating Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami struck a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean rim. Its towering waves wiped out entire coastal communities, devastated families and crashed over tourist-filled beaches the morning after Christmas. Survivors waded through a horror show of corpse-filled waters. In Thailand, hundreds of residents and foreigners returned to the beaches on the island of Phuket to recall one of the worst natural disasters...
  • The Feast of St. Stephen

    12/27/2007 8:09:24 PM PST · by Huber · 1 replies · 72+ views
    The Continuum ^ | Dec 26, 2007 | Fr. Robert Hart
    πρότος μάρτυρας From my sermon for the twenty second Sunday after Trinity: In the Old Testament Chronicles, a prophet named Zechariah (not to be confused with the later prophet of the same name), suffered this fate: And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you. And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the...
  • Saint Stephen's Day - Collect and Readings

    12/26/2007 6:56:25 PM PST · by Huber · 2 replies · 70+ views
    Boo ^ | 1928
    The Collect. GRANT, O Lord, that, in all our sufferings here upon earth for the testimony of thy truth, we may stedfastly look up to heaven, and by faith behold the glory that shall be revealed; and, being filled with the Holy Ghost, may learn to love and bless our persecutors by the example of thy first Martyr Saint Stephen, who prayed for his murderers to thee, O blessed Jesus, who standest at the right hand of God to succour all those who suffer for thee, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. The offices for St. Stephen, St. John the...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12-26-07

    12/26/2007 5:21:13 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 78 replies · 217+ views
    President & Mrs. Bush arrived at their home in Crawford, Texas today after spending Christmas at Camp David. Traveling with the First Couple were daughters Jenna and Barbara, and Laura Bush’s mother Jenna Welch. During the flight to Texas, President Bush signed the budget bill that will fund our troops serving in Iraq. This law provides a down payment for the resources our troops need, without arbitrary timelines for withdrawal. The Congress should quickly take action next year to provide the remainder of the funding needed by our troops. (Transcript) And in a new Gallup Poll, President Bush was named...
  • Pope hails persecuted Christians as modern martyrs

    12/26/2007 10:25:28 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 14 replies · 473+ views
    Pope hails persecuted Christians as modern martyrsWed Dec 26, 7:31 AM ETVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said on Wednesday that Christians faced persecution, torture and death in some parts of the world and continued to be made martyrs for their faith. In a message to pilgrims on the day after Christmas -- the feast day of St. Stephen, considered the first Christian martyr -- the Pope said Christians who die for their faith pray for forgiveness for their killers. "We should always note that this is a distinctive characteristic of the Christian martyr -- it is exclusively an...
  • St. Stephen, the Martyr

    12/26/2005 9:47:39 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies · 657+ views ^ | not available | Catholic Forum
    ST. STEPHEN the Martyr Also known asStephen the Deacon Memorial26 DecemberProfileFirst Christian Martyr. Deacon. Preacher. All we know of him is related in the Acts of the Apostles. While preaching the Gospel in the streets, angry Jews who believed his message to be blasphemy dragged him outside the city, and stoned him to death. In the crowd, on the side of the mob, was a man who would later be known as Saint Paul. BornunknownDiedstoned to death c.33CanonizedPre-CongregationName MeaningcrownPatronagecasket makers; coffin makers; deacons; headaches; horses; Kessel, Germany; masons; diocese of Owensboro Kentucky; Passau, Germany; Prato, Italy; stone masonsRepresentation deacon carrying a pile of rocks; deacon with rocks...
  • Asia to mark tsunami anniversary with prayers, silence

    12/25/2005 10:15:56 PM PST · by indcons · 3 replies · 388+ views ^ | December 26, 2005 | Tomi Soetjipto
    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Mourners across the world gathered on Monday along ravaged Indian Ocean coastlines on Monday to remember more than 231,000 people who died in last year's tsunami. A year on, a huge reconstruction operation has brought hope to hundreds of thousands living in temporary shelters, but the sorrow and pain from one of nature's most ferocious episodes remains strong -- and fears that monster waves could come again. "We think about the lost lives, lost property and lost jobs" said 19-year-old Kanagalingan Janenthra in Sri Lanka's eastern town of Batticaloa."We are in fear. Some of us...
  • No gloves are required to celebrate Boxing Day on this side of the pond

    12/25/2005 10:00:12 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 19 replies · 1,915+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 12/25/05 | Angela Hill
    No gloves are required to celebrate Boxing Day on this side of the pond By Angela Hill, STAFF WRITER FOR ONCE in a blue Christmas, we here in the U.S. of A. get the chance to celebrate Boxing Day, a jolly-good, Old English holiday and nothing to do with fists or shadows or the great Cassius Clay. The traditional Dec. 26 custom long has been observed in Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, so the Brits, Aussies, Kiwis and Canucks always get an extra day off after Christmas when it falls during the week, and even an extra-extra day off...
  • Fateful meeting lights blue touchpaper (Galloway, wife; Zureikat)

    04/23/2003 4:43:16 PM PDT · by Shermy · 22 replies · 1,414+ views
    The Herald (Scotland) ^ | April 23, 2003
    MP's wife introduced him to Saddam sympathiser, writes CAMERON SIMPSON and AARON HICKLIN GEORGE Galloway first met the shadowy figure of Fawaz Zureikat through his Palestinian wife. The fateful meeting was to propel the man who goes under the soubriquets of "Gorgeous George" and the "MP for Baghdad Central" into one of the biggest crises of his colourful career. Dr Amineh Abu-Zayyad, 36, a Jerusalem-born scientist who married Mr Galloway in a secret ceremony in London in February 2000, had gone to the same university in Jordan as Mr Zureikat. Mr Zureikat's name first surfaced in a letter from Mr...
  • St Stephens Day.

    12/26/2004 1:35:16 PM PST · by Little Bill · 15 replies · 748+ views
    Self | Self
    In Old England Christmas was a Religious Observance, gifts were given on Boxing Day, the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian to give his life for the Faith. So for our English, NZ, Canucitanians, Ozites, and parinoid Irishers out there, Happy St. Stephans Day.
  • Gloves are off today

    12/26/2004 3:59:14 AM PST · by Clive · 18 replies · 1,467+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | December 26, 2004 | Mike Strobel
    WISH AN American a happy Boxing Day. He might look at you warily and put up his dukes. Or he says: "Isn't the Kawashima-Navarro fight next week?" (Yes, in Tokyo.) But Boxing Day has nil to do with boxing. Unless you still celebrate Jack Johnson beating Tommy Burns for the world heavyweight crown. In 1908. Nor does it celebrate the gift boxes scattered all over your living room floor. Or the ones you're returning to the Bay. Appearances aside, it does not celebrate shopping. Otherwise, it would be Bag Day. Or Shopping Cart Day. Or Gawdwhatalineup Day. So why do...
  • A Plane Stolen in Maine Falls on Montérégie Plain(flown across border without clearance)

    09/28/2003 4:47:09 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 51 replies · 838+ views ^ | Sunday » September 28 » 2003 | ANGUS LOTEN/ AP
    'I don't know who taught him to fly, but they didn't tell him to check the gas'. A 25-year-old man is facing several charges after his plane, reported stolen from an airfield in Maine, crashed into a Montérégie field yesterday morning. The man, a Livingston, Me., resident, suffered only minor injuries in the accident. He had been flying a Cessna without a pilot's licence or flight training, said Constable Manon Gaignard of the Sûreté du Québec. For unknown reasons, the man left a private airport, near Turner, Me., about 6:30 a.m., running out of gas three hours later above St....