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  • Man who planned to attack London gay pride march jailed for life (Mohiussunnath Chowdhury)

    07/09/2020 11:53:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07 09 2020 | Staff
    A man found guilty of plotting terrorist attacks on crowded central London tourist attractions including a Gay Pride march was jailed for life on Thursday. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 29, was told he must serve at least 25 years for preparing acts of terrorism. During his trial, Woolwich Crown Court heard how Chowdhury, from Luton north of London, divulged his plans to men he thought were his friends but who were in fact covert anti-terrorism officers. He told them he was considering targeting crowded central London tourist attractions and a Pride in London event, police said in a statement. “He also told...
  • 'That didn't last long': Arrests as revelers defy distancing rules after pubs reopen in England

    07/05/2020 6:31:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NBC 'News' via Yahoo ^ | 7/05/20 | Isobel van Hagen, Matteo Moschella
    LONDON - Lockdown restrictions were eased, the pubs opened and crowds flocked onto the streets of English cities Saturday, many ignoring social distancing rules and prompting complaints from the police. A number of arrests were made. John Apter, chair of the Police Federation for England and Wales, warned that it “crystal clear” that drunk people cannot social distance. Apter, who was on patrol in Southampton, a city on England’s south coast, wrote on Twitter that officers dealt with, “anti-social behavior, naked men, possession of class ‘A’ drugs, happy drunks, angry drunks, fights, more angry drunks.” Elsewhere, in Brentwood, a small...
  • Burnley condemns 'White Lives Matter' banner flown over Etihad Stadium

    06/22/2020 5:35:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2020
    (CNN)Burnley has strongly condemned a "White Lives Matter Burnley" banner that was flown by a small plane over the Etihad Stadium ahead of their English Premier League match against Manchester City on Monday. Since the English Premier League's resumption last week, all players of the 20 top-flight clubs have replaced their names with the message "Black Lives Matter" on the back of their jerseys.
  • Two Men Shot Dead at Illegal ‘Quarantine Rave’ That Manchester Police Refused to Shut Down

    06/22/2020 11:18:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 6/21/2020 | Kurt Zindulka
    Police in Manchester, England said that it was “unachievable” to safely shut down an illegal ‘quarantine rave’, where two people were subsequently shot dead. In the early hours of Sunday, two men, a 36-year-old and a 21-year-old were gunned down at an illegal ‘quarantine rave’ that took place in Moss Side, Manchester. City police said that while a Black Lives Matter event had taken place in the same area earlier in the day, that authorised event had concluded before the later “unplanned event” took place in the evening.
  • Reading stabbing attack suspect Khairi Saadallah known to MI5 - sources

    06/22/2020 7:38:53 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 06 22 2020 | Staff
    The man held on suspicion of killing three people at a park in Reading was known to MI5, security sources say. Khairi Saadallah, 25, from the town, was arrested on Saturday and police say they are not looking for anyone else over the terror incident. Sources told the BBC he is originally from Libya and came to the attention of MI5 in 2019. One victim has been named as teacher James Furlong - described by his family as "a wonderful man". Paying tribute to Mr Furlong, 36, head of history, government and politics at The Holt School in Wokingham, his...
  • Three dead in stabbing incident in Reading, England

    06/20/2020 6:53:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | June 20, 2020 | Arnaud Siad, Dakin Andone and Mitchell McCluskey,
    Three people are dead in a stabbing incident in the English town of Reading on Saturday that is not being investigated as a terrorist attack, the Thames Valley Police said. Three people were killed in the incident and another three sustained serious injuries, police said. A 25-year-old man from Reading was detained at the scene on suspicion of murder and police said they are not searching for another suspect. Police asked that members of the public not to post images or videos of the incident on social media, but instead to report these to the police. Police also said there...
  • From the lockdown to the destruction of statues, these febrile weeks show the pillars of our freedom and civilization are rotten. As the Left now controls every lever of power, we face nothing less than regime change

    06/14/2020 4:35:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 14, 2020 | Peter Hitchens
    What we now face is regime change. That is why these strange crowds have begun to gather round ancient and forgotten monuments, demanding their removal and destruction. They do not know what they want, or understand what they are destroying. But that no longer matters. They think their moment has come, and they may well be right. This is why the memorial to Winston Churchill, and the Cenotaph itself, were shamefully boarded up on Thursday night – an act of appeasement if ever there truly was one. That is why police chiefs kneel like conquered slaves to the new gods...
  • A STATUE of Queen Victoria has been left covered in graffiti after Black Lives Matter protests in Leeds.

    06/10/2020 12:24:48 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 68 replies
    thesung ^ | 6/10/2020 | alice fuller Demonstrators sprayed the sculpture with the words “racist”, “murderer” and “slave owner”.
  • Britain may offer 'path to citizenship' for nearly 3 million in Hong Kong

    05/30/2020 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2020 / 3:04 PM | Reporting by William James, editing by Andy Bruce
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony. China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists, diplomats and some in the business world fear will jeopardise its semi-autonomous status and its role as a global financial hub. Britain, the United States, Australia, Canada and the EU have all sharply criticised the move. Foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday...
  • Biotech firm: Screening to ‘avoid’ babies with Down syndrome is a ‘cash cow’

    05/27/2020 10:25:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 22 2020 | Right to Life UK
    (Right to Life UK) – A Chinese biotech firm has declared “screening out” babies with Down syndrome is a “cash cow” funding the growth of the whole business. The admission comes from a spokesperson for BGI Group – a Chinese genetics conglomerate whose main business is offering non-invasive prenatal tests, primarily used to diagnose Down syndrome. In a segment from an Aljazeera documentary titled Genesis 2.0, the spokesperson gestures towards a digital map of the world and says: “You can see clearly, especially for Down’s syndrome, we have nearly two million samples all over the world. This part is, what...
  • U.S Buys 300 Million Covid Vaccines from Gates-Affiliated Drug Maker

    05/26/2020 3:22:40 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 88 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 5/25/2020 | David Sidman
    Washington has purchased nearly a third of the initial one billion doses of AstraZeneca’s experimental coronavirus vaccine. The U.S. Department of Health has agreed to provide up to US$1.2 billion to fast-track AstraZeneca’s vaccine development while securing 300 million doses for the entire US reports MDLinx. The vaccine is being developed from a laboratory at Oxford University. “This contract with AstraZeneca is a major milestone in Operation Warp Speed’s work toward a safe, effective, widely available vaccine by 2021,” U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said. AstraZeneca is collaborating with Microsoft, to launch an artificial intelligence (AI) ‘Factory for Health’. One...
  • Mysterious inscribed cubes discovered in river

    05/15/2020 8:37:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    The cubes were tiny - small enough to hold between the finger and thumb - and weighed 125g each. The symbols on them appeared to be some form of Sanskrit. Curious to know more, Read posted photographs of his discovery up on social media. "There were all sorts of stories flying around at first, the cubes really captured people's imaginations," he said. "What I learned is that they are Indian in origin and they show incantations for prayers which take effect when they are thrown in running water." Exactly how old the cubes are, however, continues to remain a mystery.
  • Why Chinese Students Studying In America Need To Learn Shakespeare

    05/15/2020 7:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 15, 2020 | Nathan Stone
    It’s absurd to claim Cotton was saying Shakespeare was American simply because he said Chinese students should learn about the playwright 'from America.' Shakespeare understood ordered liberty. To repurpose words from “Macbeth,” social media and politics are “sound and fury, signifying nothing.” For proof, look no further than the response to Sen. Tom Cotton’s claim that Chinese students who study in American universities should not be taught quantum computing.Instead, Cotton said, “If Chinese students want to come here and study Shakespeare and the Federalist Papers, that’s what they need to learn from America.” He called it a scandal that American...
  • Winston Churchill's Affair

    05/14/2020 5:48:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American ^ | May 14, 2020 | Michael Curtis
    At this moment of having commemorated the 75th anniversary of the official end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945, and when countries are engaging in the fight against the pandemic COVID-19, the world remembers the struggle against the earlier terrifying enemy, Nazi Germany, and the rhetoric and actions of Western political leaders in fighting that enemy. Brilliant oratory and eloquence reached their height in the speech made by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons on June 4, 1940, after the "victory of Dunkirk," when 338,000 British troops were rescued from France, that informed...
  • Harry Dunn suspect Anne Sacoolas ‘wanted internationally’ after Interpol Red Notice issued

    05/11/2020 6:19:55 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    The alleged killer of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn is “wanted internationally” after an Interpol Red Notice was issued for her arrest, a family spokesperson has said. The 19-year-old died when his motorbike crashed with a car outside a US military base in Northamptonshire in August last year. Anne Sacoolas, the alleged driver of the car and the wife of a US intelligence official based at RAF Croughton, claimed diplomatic immunity following the crash and was able to return to her home country, sparking an international controversy. Sacoolas, 42, was charged with causing death by dangerous driving in December but an...
  • Drone Finds Long Lost Hidden Fort of Scottish Hero William Wallace

    05/09/2020 2:43:30 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    The Vintage News ^ | May 9, 2020 | Steven Palace
    Is this the stronghold of freedom fighter William Wallace? It’s pretty overgrown now, but a combination of drone flight and 3D tech appears to have found “Wallace’s House” in southern Scotland. From this fort, the legendary thorn in England’s side planned an attack on nearby Lochmaben Castle in Dumfries and Galloway. The Scotsman reports how Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) – in association with Skyscape Survey – launched an aerial exploration of the site. Drone footage was taken over a “massive earthen rampart and the promontory where the waters of the Black Linn (River) and the Tor Linn meet.” From...
  • Police Find Uninsured Van Driving Wrong Way on A30

    05/07/2020 8:39:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 7 MAY 2020 | Howard Lloyd
    The driver 'surprisingly' was not under the influence of drink or drugsAn uninsured driver discovered heading the wrong way up the A30 has been reported by police. Officers made the discovery on the main road near Okehampton earlier today. Police said the driver was 'surprisingly' not under the influence of drink or drugs. They had their van - a white Vauxhall - confiscated and they were reported for a number of offences. "Vehicle driving wrong way on A30 towards Okehampton," tweeted the Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police's Roads Policing Teams' account. "Found it reversing up a slip road...
  • Vegan thug, 22, brutally attacks his girlfriend, 23, with a vinegar bottle because she 'smelled of BACON' after working in father's café

    05/05/2020 7:25:34 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/3/2020 | By William Cole
    Bethany Smith, 23, started dating Christopher Ellam after falling out with friends In 2015 Ellam decided to become vegan and forced Bethany to follow his diet Ripped up her clothes and hit her with a vinegar bottle after accusing her of 'smelling of bacon' when she came home from work Ellam pled guilty to assault by beating, criminal damage and sending indecent or grossly offensive messages at Kirklees Magistrates Court Given community order of 10-day rehabilitation course and 200 hours of unpaid work
  • UK coronavirus death toll could be 15% higher than previously shown: new data

    04/14/2020 5:23:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 14, 2020 | by Andy Bruce
    <p>LONDON - Britain’s death toll from the coronavirus could run some 15% higher than official figures have indicated so far, according to broader data published on Tuesday that include deaths in the community such as in nursing homes.</p> <p>The Office for National Statistics said 6,235 people in England and Wales had died by April 3 with mentions of COVID-19 on their death certificates.</p>

    03/28/2020 4:36:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 28,202 | BY JOHN HINDERAKER
    In Great Britain, extraordinary measures are being taken to ensure compliance with a nationwide shutdown order. From Breitbart: Humberside Police in northern England has built a website for citizens to inform on their neighbours for violating the government’s rules on daily exercise and social distancing. You can only go for one walk a day. If you go out twice, you can be reported to the police. People’s worst instincts are coming to the fore. This is what amazed me: the Derbyshire police have sent drones out, to catch citizens going for unauthorized walks. When the current madness is behind us,...