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

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 ...

Over 26,500 say “NO” to Trump’s hate tweets

Over 26,500 say “NO” to Trump’s hate tweets

Anti-racism campaign HOPE not hate yesterday delivered a 26,500 signature letter of protest to the US Ambassador, Woody Johnson, over US President Donald Trump's retweets of a British anti-Muslim hate group. Representing a broad swathe of disgust with Trump's actions, HOPE not hate deputy director Jemma Levene said that Britons ...

Donald Trump has never sounded so brilliant

Donald Trump has never sounded so brilliant

Perhaps the best thing to come out of the US election was comic and impressionist Peter Serafinowicz’s Sassy Trump. Voicing Donald Trump’s actual words – only voiced “0.001% more catty” –  helped us appreciate quite how shockingly barmy the flamboyant reality TV star’s outrageous ramblings really are. (Watch a fabulous example ...

World Record Breaking Lego Ship Docks in Trafalgar Square

DFDS to donate £5 per booking to breast cancer charity

European ferry operator DFDS has announced it will donate £5 for every booking made on its Dover to Calais or Dunkirk services to charity Breast Cancer Now. The fares, booked through a dedicated ‘Think Pink’ page on the website, start from £35 each way for a car and up to nine people and gives customers the ...

‘You lost get over it’ Trump supporters tell the other 7.3 billion people on the planet

Trump threatens to shut down NBC over this story

Donald Trump has threatened to revoke NBC's license after they published a story claiming the President wanted to increase the country's nuclear arsenal by TEN TIMES. The exclusive feature was unveiled today by the major broadcaster after three of the nation’s highest ranking national security leaders blew the whistle on his ...

Hilary Clinton Odds On Favourite To Become Next US President

Hillary Clinton: It Takes a Pillage

No, this is not a review of the former Secretary of State's new book What Happened. I rather doubt I shall ever get around to reading it, which actually is not that unusual, even by its purchasers. There was an interesting article by Walt Hickey on the political data site FiveThirtyEight.com ...

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

On a personal note, a stored image returns to the forefront of my thoughts as summoned by the reading of Bill Hayes' achingly beautiful memoir Insomniac City. It is a February night in 2010, a Toronto winter considering an early spring, a night four hours' distant from consideration of a ...

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The Real 5 Reasons America Voted Trump

Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United States in an election that has sent tremors across the World. The Republican candidate took key states such as Texas, Iowa and Utah, as well as Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Florida which, amongst others, were assumed to be guaranteed ...

On The Campaign Trail: TLE in New York

On The Campaign Trail: TLE in New York

By Marcus Hendriks Arriving in NYC just five days before Election Day makes the task of seeking an understanding of the political landscape, beyond that provided by the media back across the Atlantic, a daunting one. Walking through JFK airport, the numerous TV screens displaying 24/7 news coverage revealed just how ...

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