Published on Nov 2, 2014
” The fire was put out shortly after this video finishes and the driver later reported very minor cosmetic damage to one of the rear grills.”
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” A woman was found beheaded on Thursday in a back garden in north London, according to British media reports, but police said the attack was not linked to terrorism.
Police discovered the body in the suburb of Edmonton after being alerted at midday by local residents who said a man with a knife was attacking a cat or dog.
They would not confirm reports she had been beheaded, nor some media descriptions that the act was carried out with a machete.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody, they said.
Police evacuated residents from their homes as the man ran through a row of back gardens.
“At first there were two police cars, then all of a sudden there were 20,” one witness, 19-year-old Ahmed Yusuf, said. “
” A leading neurosurgeon has controversially claimed that cyclists who wear helmets are wasting their time.
Henry Marsh, who works at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London, said that many of his patients who have been involved in bike accidents have been wearing helmets that were ‘too flimsy’ to be beneficial.
He made the comments while speaking at the Hay Festival during a discussion with Ian McEwan, whose latest novel Saturday centre’s around a neurosurgeon.
He cited evidence from the University of Bath that suggests that wearing a helmet may even put cyclists at greater risk. The research showed that drivers get around 3 inches closer to cyclists who wear helmets because they perceive them as safer.
He said: “I ride a bike and I never wear a helmet. In the countries where bike helmets are compulsory there has been no reduction in bike injuries whatsoever.”
” The ceremonial soldier, with bayonet fixed, broke royal protocol by dashing 50 yards to intervene.
The suspect had screamed at cops for five minutes and walked towards the Palace gates.
Warehouse supervisor Gareth Scanlan, of Rugby, Warwicks, who was at the scene, told The Sun on Sunday: “He was trying to get closer or inside.
“ There was a lot of shouting before the guard went in with his bayonet — it was shocking.
Sightseer Gareth, 32, added: “The man said, ‘Oh, you’re a big boy now,’ and the guard — who I think was Scottish judging by his accent — said, ‘Yes, I am a big boy.
“ Then the guard actually pushed the guy away.”
Police ushered the man away and gave him “words of advice”. No arrests were made.”
” Multiculturalism continues to run amok in the UK.”
” The Shariah Project, a London-based Muslim group, is to march through Brick Lane on Friday against the drinking and sale of alcohol along the nightlife spot.
Members of the group believe the consumption or selling of alcohol to be “sinful” under Islamic law and should be “strictly prohibited”.
They hope that the rally, scheduled for the afternoon following Friday prayers, will illuminate the ills of alcohol.”
Published on Nov 6, 2013
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In London a bonfire lit outside the gates of Buckingham Palace with crowds wearing white masks involved in scuffles with police. There were similar scenes near parliament too. Read more”
Published on Nov 5, 2013
” People in hundreds of cities across the world are taking part in mass rallies planned by the global protest group – Anonymous. The day of action is called the Million Mask March – it’s uniting those, protesting against the violation of online privacy, as well as corporate greed and corrupt governments. Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks – are demonstrating their allegiance with the Anonymous hacktivist group – infamous for its online anti-government actions. One of the biggest rallies is underway in Washington DC – RT’s Gayane Chichakyan joined the protesters there. Live Updates: http://on.rt.com/fnd6uh“
Published on Nov 4, 2013
” Hundreds of cities across the world are expected to stand together as one today in major rallies planned by the global protest movement Anonymous. The Million Mask March aims to unite those protecting online privacy, as well as standing up to corporate greed, GM foods, and other causes. Gayane Chichakyan spoke to some of the activists. READ MORE http://on.rt.com/0t3ysl LIVE UPDATES http://on.rt.com/fnd6uh“
Published on Nov 6, 2013
” Supporters of Anonymous take to the streets of London on November 5 2013, sparking minor clashes with police #OpVendetta #MillionMaskMarch. Report by Mark Morris.”
Streamed live on Nov 5, 2013
” Remember, remember the 5th of November. Today was the Million Mask March, a global protest held by Anonymous. Laura went down to the London march between Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament. This is the livestream of the march.”
Published on Nov 6, 2013
Activists from the umbrella group Anonymous donned their Guy Fawkes masks on November 5 as they held a rally outside the White House.
The 1605 failed assassin who tried to blow up the English parliament has become the symbol of the group which has various concerns including spying governments, education and war.
Demonstrator Doug Johnson explained why he was taking part:part:
“I’m just here, I’m trying to help the American people wake up a little bit and know that it’s our life, it’s our world and we can do with it what we want and we can make it a better place if we all choose to and if we all work together.”
” Francesco Hounye, 22, who lives in Florida, was beaten savagely by the men who surrounded him, who kicked and punched him before smashing the bottle of beer into his face. Hounye was taken to hospital with deep slash wounds to his head. He has suffered permanent scarring and a chipped tooth.
The attack took place in an area where police say self-appointed “Muslim patrols” have been operating. The men have allegedly targeted gay Londoners, drinkers and women they consider to be dressed inappropriately.
“I am now scared to go out on my own in London,” said Houyne, in a statement released by the police. “I feel very emotional about the whole situation. I also now face the rest of my life with the permanent scarring that will be left on my face as a result of this attack. Every time I look in the mirror from now on I will be reminded of this incident.” “
Thank goodness Islam is a “religion of peace” . Imagine the horrors in the world if Muslims were of a violent creed .
Indian High Commission Uses Old Technology For Secret Documents After Edward Snowden’s NSA Revelations
” The Indian diplomatic mission in London has turned to typewriters for writing sensitive documents to avoid snooping by security agencies, after it emerged that New Delhi’s diplomatic missions in New York and Washington were bugged by the National Security Agency (NSA).
The High Commission of India in the UK has also urged Indian diplomatic staff to be extra careful in dealing with top-secret documents, while officials have been warned about potential bugs inside the buildings.
The new policy comes days after it was revealed – through Edward Snowden’s disclosures – that the NSA planted high-tech bugs to spy on Indian diplomats in Washington and at the UN headquarters.
India is not the first country to use typewriters to battle security leaks. The Kremlin’s communications watchdog, the Federal Protection Service (FSO), has ordered typewriters to produce sensitive documents.
It is unclear whether Britain’s eavesdropping agency, GCHQ, allegedly involved in several other snooping activities along with the NSA, played any part in spying on Indian interests.”
” A group of twelve hackers have been arrested by the police for hacking into the computers of Santander bank branch in London after taking control of bank computers remotely.
The plan was highly sophisticated and well planned as one of the hacker faked his identity as bank’s maintenance engineer is said to have installed a keyboard video mouse device (KVM) on branch’s computer, allowing transmission of the entire desktop content of computer over the network.”
” As President Barack Obama kicks off an all-out push for a strike on Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry came under fire on Monday for saying any attack would be “unbelievably small” and suggesting the Syrian ruler still had a week to give up his chemical weapons to avoid a U.S. assault – a remark Kerry’s spokeswoman later attempted to clarify.
The off-key comments came in a joint press conference in London with Britain’s foreign secretary, where Kerry said the strike would be able to harm Assad without putting American troops on the ground and with a “very limited, very targeted, short-term effort.”
“That is exactly what we are talking about doing, unbelievably small, limited kind of effort,” Kerry said.
The comments, which dismayed even supporters of an attack on Syria, added fuel to the debate as Obama launches a full court press 48-hour media and political blitz to try to sell the plan to a skeptical American public and Congress.
On Monday, Obama will sit down with anchors from six networks, PBS, CNN, Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC, for seven- to 10-minute interviews that will air Monday night. On Tuesday, the president will address the nation in a televised address in prime time.“
” This is one of those stories about the gold market that almost seems too wild to be true since the numbers are so extraordinary. According to a Reuters article from earlier today, Australian bank Macquarie has reported that gold is flooding out of London and into Switzerland at a mind-boggling rate. Specifically, 240 tons were exported in May alone and 797 tons during the first half of 2013. That means gold is being exported at a annualized run rate of 17x the 92 tons exported for all of 2012. That’s insane.
Aug 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s gold exports to Switzerland surged in the first half of this year, Australian bank Macquarie said on Monday, suggesting bullion being sold out of exchange-traded funds may be heading for Swiss refineries before being sold on in Asia.
The UK exported 240 tonnes of gold to Switzerland in May alone, while its exports over the first half of this year totalled 797 tonnes, Macquarie said in a note.
In contrast, Britain exported just 92 tonnes of bullion to Switzerland in the whole of last year, it said.
“The UK does not have gold mines, so where has it all come from? The obvious source is the gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), most of which hold their gold holdings in London vaults, and which saw huge outflows in 1H 2013,” Macquarie said.
It added: “But a bigger factor, we think, is that the gold bars from ETFs have gone to Switzerland, where most of the world’s gold refining capacity is, to be remelted into different size bars and coins and then sold on end consumers, predominantly in Asia, specifically China and India.” “
Published on May 30, 2013
” Liberals have a very difficult time recognizing radical Islam. They have an even harder time uttering these words, or other words like, terrorism, jihadism and radical muslim. The left does not have difficulty blaming Christians for every perceived injustice, so why can’t they blame jihadists for the Boston Marathon attack, the London beheading or Benghazi? Find out why on this ZoNation.”
” On Wednesday, Drummer Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, a man who had served Queen and country honorably in the hell of Helmand Province in Afghanistan, emerged from his barracks on Wellington Street, named after the Duke thereof, in southeast London. Minutes later, he was hacked to death in broad daylight and in full view of onlookers by two men with machetes who crowed “Allahu akbar!” as they dumped his carcass in the middle of the street like so much road kill.
As grotesque as this act of savagery was, the aftermath was even more unsettling.”
8. The Rain Room at The Barbican, London
” The room is fitted with 3D cameras that sense your location in the room, and automatically turn off the water valves above your head, allowing you to walk through the downpour without getting wet.”
22. Kusama’s Obliteration Room
“This is what happens when you give thousands of stickers to thousands of kids.”
” Lee “Riggers” Rigby has been identified as the soldier slain yesterday in the gruesome machete terror attack in London.
Here’s what we know about him so far. Stay tuned for details.
1. Rigby, known to his friends as “Riggers,” is a 25-year-old soldier of the 2nd Batallion of the Royal Regiment of Fusilliers. Born in 1987 in Crumpsall, Manchester, he joined the British Army in 2006.
2. He’s a drummer in the band and is officially referred to as Drummer Lee Rigby.
3. He served in Afghanistan. According to the Ministry of Defence:”
‘We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you': Chilling words of bloodied man ‘after he hacked British soldier to death with a machete’ in horrific ‘terror attack’ on London street
” A dramatic video tonight emerged of a man with bloodied hands, carrying knives and ranting ‘We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you’, after a serving soldier was hacked to death by two men just 200 yards from an Army barracks.
The man can be seen and heard talking to the camera. The video came as terrified eyewitnesses saw two men shot by police marksmen after the machete attack in Woolwich, south-east London.
The two men are thought to have waited around for 20 minutes until Metropolitan Police officers arrived and then tried to attack them – but were swiftly shot by armed policemen, including a woman.
They apparently shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, which means ‘God is great’ in Arabic, and tried to film the attack, the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson said.”
” ‘It was a blue Vauxhall. Then two black guys got out of the car dragging a white guy across the road towards the wall. One of the guys had a knife that looked about a foot long and a machete and the other bloke had a gun.
‘They started slashing him up with the knife and hitting him in the stomach with the machete. I don’t think it took long before he was dead. There were people passing by who were screaming and running away. I’ve never seen anything like it.
‘I’m still really shaken up. When he was dead, they dragged him out into the road and left him there. It was strange, they didn’t run off, they just stood there as if they were waiting for the police.
‘It must have taken about 20 minutes for the police to arrive, I think it must’ve been because they were waiting for armed police.
‘The police officers got out of the car and the two black men ran towards them with the gun.
‘The police shot them. They fell to the ground. Then a helicopter landed. Think it must’ve been an air ambulance.”
” Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world’s largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything.
You may have heard of the Libor scandal, in which at least three – and perhaps as many as 16 – of the name-brand too-big-to-fail banks have been manipulating global interest rates, in the process messing around with the prices of upward of $500 trillion (that’s trillion, with a “t”) worth of financial instruments. When that sprawling con burst into public view last year, it was easily the biggest financial scandal in history – MIT professor Andrew Lo even said it “dwarfs by orders of magnitude any financial scam in the history of markets.”
That was bad enough, but now Libor may have a twin brother. Word has leaked out that the London-based firm ICAP, the world’s largest broker of interest-rate swaps, is being investigated by American authorities for behavior that sounds eerily reminiscent of the Libor mess. Regulators are looking into whether or not a small group of brokers at ICAP may have worked with up to 15 of the world’s largest banks to manipulate ISDAfix, a benchmark number used around the world to calculate the prices of interest-rate swaps.”
” Wellwishers, tourists and protesters lined the streets of central London to bid farewell to Margaret Thatcher at this morning’s grand ceremonial procession.
More than 700 personnel from all three armed forces added to the pomp and pageantry as Brits and visitors alike tried to grab a snap of the historic occasion – which included a horse-drawn gun carriage and three military bands.
Dignitaries from 170 countries, politicians and celebs were invited to join the Thatcher family in paying their respects to the former PM at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Amanda Thatcher, the 19-year-old granddaughter of the late Baroness, took centre stage as she delivered the first reading of the service – a Bible passage that aimed to reflect the former PM’s warrior-like status.
Of the 2,300 watching her in the pews were singers Katherine Jenkins and Dame Shirley Bassey, both current and former PMs, and figures from all sides of the political spectrum.
The Queen, dressed all in black, was at the service with her husband Prince Philip – the first time she has personally attended a Prime Minister’s funeral since Sir Winston Churchill’s.
The service chosen – which included Bible readings and hymns – reflected Lady Thatcher’s love of British composers and reinforced the themes of her controversial political career. It moved some, including the Chancellor George Osborne, to tears.
Fears protesters would seek to disrupt the divisive figure’s procession to the Cathedral meant more than 4,000 police joined those members of the public lining the route.”
” Islamabad – In a scene that could be part of an action movie, ex-president Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan stormed out of the court and into his bullet-proof car, fleeing before security forces were able to seize and arrest him.Musharraf had returned to his homeland after living in exile for five years, both in Dubai and London. He hoped to be allowed to stand for election; yet it turned out to be a bid that failed.
Last week, he was charged over his decision to dismiss the country’s judges as he imposed emergency rule in 2007. However, he was granted a temporary bail lasting one week, Today, his luck turned for the worse when the Islamabad High Court refused extending the bail and ordered his immediate arrest instead.”