17 states vow to sue Trump’s FCC attack on a “fair and open internet” amid accusations of massive identity fraud

The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted along party lines - three Republicans vs two Democrats to end Net Neutrality and the principle of a free internet that everyone can access equally. - A principle that heralded an era of innovation, freedom of speech and new forms of communication and social organisation predicated on everybody’s voice being able to be heard equally online. The Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai had been appointed by President Trump, an opponent of...

Homes of 153m people at risk as seas may rise up to 8ft this century: interactive map

Latest study predicts sea rises of between 3.1ft and 8ft this century Heavily populated US Atlantic and Gulf coasts could face up to 11ft sea rise Homes of 153 million people in at risk areas around the world threatened If carbon emissions "immediately and aggressively” cut, rise could be limited to 1ft10 this century According to a new peer reviewed study of global warming using the latest scientific studies of Antarctica’s vast melting ice sheets, seas could rise by double...

Man says 50 or 60 people caught up in stampede in panic after blast at New York bus station

A man caught up in the New York blast has told how commuters stampeded “over each other” in a frenzied escape bid. Shaken Michael Avila says “50 or 60” people were caught in a crush trying to flee the scene at rush hour today. At around 7.30am police were called to reports of an incident at Port Authority bus terminal near Times Square in Manhattan. Police sources claim the explosion was caused by a man who detonated a pipe bomb...

BREAKING: New York City police confirm subway pipe-bombing “terror-related” as footage emerges

A terror suspect is in custody and four people injured- but none critically- after an explosion rocked one of New York’s busiest transport hub. The explosion in the passage way connecting Times Square and Port Authority subway stations was captured on CCTV. https://twitter.com/NYCityAlerts/status/940209031532220418?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2017%2F12%2F11%2Fnyregion%2Fexplosion-times-square.html And the New York Times are reporting that the bomber had been wearing the explosive device which went off after police officers had partially stripped him. The explosion terrified Monday morning commuters at around 7.30am local time,...

The heart wrenching face of global warming – a polar bear starving to death

If you are reading this please take a minute - just one minute - out of your day and watch this video. - Because this is what global warming looks like. I want you to imagine, 200, 300, 400 years from now, human beings, maybe your relatives, starving to death like this due to irreversible climate change. There is no planet B. https://www.facebook.com/SchrodingersCatflap/videos/1741184365894281/ Photographer Paul Nicklen shot the heart-wrenching footage recorded the scene with conservation group Sea Legacy  and posted it on...

NRA scores legislative win 2 months after deadliest mass shooting in US history

The National Rifle Association is expected to score its first big legislative win of the year just two months after the deadliest mass shooting in US history. The new gun bill will force states with strict gun laws to recognise firearms permits from states with lower thresholds - even if they're from states that don’t barre convicted stalkers or people with histories of domestic violence. It has been described as the NRA's "highest legislative priority in Congress", and is expected to...

Donald Trump just edged closer than ever to impeachment with one tweet

In an astonishingly stupid tweet - even for Donald Trump - the US president tweeted today that he "had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI." https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/937007006526959618 It wasn't long before people started pointing out that Trump's tweet technically meant that the President just confessed to obstruction of justice. Soon after firing his national security adviser Michael Flynn, the President had told James Comey, then the head of the FBI to back off...

Donald Trump should be charged with incitement to racial hatred if he enters the UK, Parliament hears

Parliament heard today how Donald Trump's official invite to the UK should be cancelled or otherwise the US President should face UK laws against incitement to racial hatred on arrival. The House of Commons reacted to Donald Trump reposting islamophobic tweets from far right islamophobic extremists Britain First today, and the President's rebuke of the Prime Minister after in a rare condemnation of Trump, Number 10's spokesperson had said Trump’s actions were wrong. Trump had angrily hit back at Theresa...

Labour MP says Donald Trump “not welcome in my country and my city” after POTUS retweets disgraced Britain First deputy leader’s islamophobic posts

Labour MP David Lammy has said the US President is not welcome in the UK, after retweeting hate tweets from extremists Britain First. In Parliament Labour MPs demanded the Home Secretary react to the hateful tweets but she refused to, to stand up and give a comment to shouts of "stand up" by outraged MP's. "It appears that the President of the United States has, in recent moments, been retweeting comments from far-fight organisation Britain First - highly inflammatory videos,...

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