Turkey reportedly shot down a Russian military aircraft
Turkish military has reportedly shot down a Russian military aircraft on the
border with Syria. Russia's defence ministry said an Su-24 had crashed on
Syrian territory after being hit by fire from the ground. But Turkish military
officials said Turkish F-16s had shot down the plane after repeatedly warning
its two crew they were violating Turkish airspace.The former British ambassador
to Moscow Sir Andrew Wood says the development is dangerous due to the "overall
background" of relations in
the region. Russia and Syria are two key protagonists in the Syrian civil war. Russia has been supporting Syrian President Bashar al Assad with airstrikes it claims are aimed at Islamic State. However Russia is also understood to have targeted more
moderate Syrian rebel groups. Turkey is fiercely opposed to the Assad regime. It is also a member of NATO.
David Cameron may ask parliament for air strike approval and Belgian on high alert
In Paris, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he will ask for parliamentary approval for the U.K. to join airstrikes against Islamic State extremists in Syria. The raids began late Sunday, capping a tense weekend that saw hundreds of troops patrolling and authorities hunting for one or more suspected extremists including Salah Abdeslam, a fugitive since being named a suspect in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. Between Sunday night and midday Monday, 21 people were detained. The Belgian government kept the capital on the highest state of alert in the face of what it described as a "serious and imminent" threat, preventing a return to normal in the city that is also host to the European Union's main institutions.
prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt said 19 raids were carried out Sunday in Molenbeek,
home to many of the Paris attackers, and other boroughs of Brussels, and three
raids were carried out in Charleroi. Abdeslam was not among those arrested.
Van Der Sypt said no firearms or explosives were found.
Over 120 people killed in Paris terror attacks
French President Francois Hollande said this morning that the deadly attacks were carried out by ISIS in an "act of war", as police revealed a Syrian passport had been found on one of the attackers close to a football stadium in the north of the city.
He said the co-ordinated shootings and bombings were planned and organised by terrorists abroad but with help from sleeper cells inside France, and vowed a "merciless" fight to defeat those responsible. As Mr Hollande made a televised French address, he called the Paris terror attacks: "An act of war that was prepared, organised, planned from abroad with internal help." He added that France “will be merciless toward the barbarians of Islamic State group."ISIS later claimed in an online statement that it was behind the attacks.
Police have established the identity of one of the terrorists behind the attacks on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. His fingerprints have been used to identify him. The attacker was a French citizen, BFM TV reported.The authorities haven’t disclosed the man’s name yet. It comes about an hour after a Syrian passport was found near the body of one of the suicide bombers who blew himself up near the Stade de France, Gatwick Terminal's North Terminal shut down after reports of 'suspect package' at airport. France also in lockdown after a series of coordinated terror attacks across Paris on Friday.
IsIs terrorist Mohammed Emwazi aka "Jihadi John" may have been killed in an air strike
US officials are now "99 per cent sure" the Islamic State jihadi has been killed as he left a building in Raqqa as Pentagon try to get confirmation Mohammed Emwazi is dead. A US military source said there was a "high degree of certainty" he had been killed in Thursday's attack in Raqqa. Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British militant, appeared in videos of the beheadings of Western hostages. UK PM David Cameron said although it was not yet certain whether the strike had been successful, targeting Emwazi was "the right thing to do". It is believed there was one other person in the vehicle targeted in the strike.
Internet activity of everyone in Britain will be monitored and stored
The internet activity of everyone in Britain will have to be stored for a year by service providers, under new surveillance law plans. Police and intelligence officers will be able to see the names of sites people have visited without a warrant, Home Secretary Theresa May said. But there would be new safeguards over MI5, MI6 and the police spying on the full content of people's web use. The wide-ranging draft Investigatory Powers Bill also contains proposals covering how the state can hack devices and run operations to sweep up large amounts of data as it flows through the internet, enshrining in law the previously covert activities of GCHQ, as uncovered by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
South Carolina Student Arrested For Recording School Cop’s Violent Assault on Classmate
South Carolina high school student who witnessed her classmate being physically
abused by a school resource officer was arrested and held on $1,000 for
filming the incident. Niya Kenny, 18, told WLTX she was shocked and disturbed when she saw Officer Ben Fields flipping her female classmate out of her desk
and pinning her to the ground for refusing to leave class.“I was screaming ‘What the f, what the f is this really happening?’ I was praying out loud for the
girl,” Kenny told WLTX. “I just couldn’t believe this was happening I was just crying and he said, since you have so much to say you are coming too. I just
put my hands behind my back.” The video, posted Monday by New York Daily News writer Shaun King, shows Fields wrapping his arms around the neck of the
pony-tailed girl. He then flips her desk over backwards and throws her onto the ground, saying “put your hands behind your back.”Kenny said her classmate is only about 5’6? and said she never saw anything like it before. Click here to see the video.
Back To The Future Day
Thirty years ago, Marty McFly arrived today. The hero of Back To The Future Part II left 1985 in a DeLorean, hit 88mph and found himself in 2015 - 21 October, to be precise. "You mean we're in the future?" McFly asked Dr Emmett Brown. Well, here we are in the future. The 1989 film actually got a fair bit right - videoconferencing, robotic drones, using fingerprints to pay, electric cars (if not proper flying ones).
Lamar Odom Improving, talking and breathing by his self
Odom is breathing on his own and told his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian,
"I love you," according to his former coach Jim Harrick.
Late last week, Odom woke up and spoke for the first time, saying "Hi" to Kardashian, who had rushed to his bedside.
Harrick said that he's been in touch with her every day. Odom spoke to her Monday, the coach said, telling her "Good morning!" before going back to sleep.
"We're more hopeful now" that Odom will recover, Harrick said. "We've been on pins and needles for days."Odom's maternal aunt, JaNean Mercer, also commented on Monday. She released a written statement which said, "Lamar has always been blessed with a tenacious, fighting spirit, overcoming insurmountable obstacles to achieve the impossible. These past few days have been no different."He is "defying the odds in his toughest battle to date" with "God's grace," she said. She added, "We are committed to remaining by his side as a family for our champion, who we love immensely."
Lamar Odom is in a coma, Khloe Kardashinian by his side
Kardashian is by her ex Lamar Odom's bedside, as it's now reported his organs
are beginning to fail. The former NBA star is in a critical condition after
being found unconscious at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nevada.
According to TMZ, Lamar is still in a coma, and breathing "with the assistance of machines".The gossip website claims his heart is failing and he "is having serious problems with his kidneys and lungs". E! News claims Khloe is "heartbroken", and the news has left her feeling "completely inconsolable and heartbroken".
The former NBA star was allegedly at the ranch for a number of days partying with girls and taking a herbal substitute for viagra, TMZ quoted sources as saying.
Hof's Ranch reportedly told the site that 35-year-old Odom was found unconscious in a VIP suite with fluid streaming from his mouth.
He is believed to have been taken to Pahrump hospital on Tuesday where he is reportedly being airlifted from for further treatment.
viagra are knowned to be dangerous.
Tesco major fall in profits
operating profits have more than halved in the first half of the year, although
the supermarket giant has managed to improve its UK sales.
Britain’s biggest supermarket posted £354m in operating profits for the first six months of the year, 54% lower than the £779m last year, excluding income from Tesco’s now sold South Korean business. Tesco continue to be under major pressure from discount retailers like Aldi and Lidl.
Paul Walker's daughter 'sues Porsche'
daughter of the late Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker is to sue carmaker
Porsche over the crash in which he died, US reports say. Walker was a passenger
in a Porsche a friend was driving when it hit a pole and
burst into flames in November 2013. US media report that a wrongful death case has now been filed by Walker's daughter Meadow, who is 16, alleging the carmaker took safety shortcuts.
Porsche has not yet publicly responded to the claims.
TMZ states there is legal documents which says his seatbelt "snapped Walker's torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis," and trapping him when the vehicle caught fire.
Supermoon'combined with a lunar eclipse
A supermoon occurs when the Moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth, meaning it appears larger in the sky. The eclipse - which made the Moon appear red - has been visible in North America, South America, West Africa and Western Europe. This phenomenon was last observed in 1982 and will not be back before 2033.
Pope Francis in Havana
Pope Francis and Fidel Castro met in Havana on Sunday at the former Cuban leader's home. Mr. Castro, who was accompanied by his wife and several children and grandchildren, presented the pope with a book of interviews with himself that focused on his views of religion.
Jackie Collins Passed away
novelist Jackie Collins has died of breast cancer at the age of 77, her family
said in a statement. The British-born writer, sister of actress Joan Collins,
died in Los Angeles, her spokeswoman said.Collins's raunchy novels of the
rich and famous sold more than 500 million copies in 40 countries. In a career
spanning four decades, all 32 of her novels appeared in the New York Times
The family statement said the writer lived "a wonderfully full life", adored by family, friends and readers."She was a true inspiration, a trailblazer for women in fiction and a creative force. She will live on through her characters but we already miss her beyond words," it added. Collins was diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer six-and-a-half years ago, according to US celebrity magazine People.Her sister Joan, 82, who only learned the news herself in the last fortnight, told People magazine she was "completely devastated"."She was my best friend. I admire how she handled this. She was a wonderful, brave and a beautiful person and I love her," she said.
Collins had lost her mother, second husband and fiance to cancer. She told the Press Association earlier this month that she had chosen to celebrate life rather than mourn those she had lost.
R.I.P Jackie Collins!
Notting Hill Carnival
Notting Hill Carnival bands are taking to the roads of west London for the second day of what is thought to be Europe's largest street music festival. Up to 60 bands in colourful costumes are taking part in the Grand Finale street parade. There are also 38 sound systems to entertain crowds.
Three Northern white rhino left
of the world's last four remaining northern white rhinos has died in a zoo
in the United States. The condition of Nola, a 41-year-old female, had deteriorated
after surgery and she was put down on Sunday. Nola had been a popular attraction
at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park since 1989. The remaining three northern white rhinos - all elderly - are kept closely guarded at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.
Surrogacy programme: Nola underwent surgery on 13 November to drain a hip abscess. However, her health deteriorated a week ago and worsened again over the weekend and it was decided she should be put down.
The northern white rhino population was devastated by poachers seeking their prized horns, and was declared extinct in the wild in 2008.
San Diego zoo has recently brought in six southern white rhinos, hoping to use them as surrogate mothers for northern white rhino embryos.
ISIS gunmen hidden amongst refugees and migrants
State extremists are taking advantage of developed nations' generosity towards
refugees to infiltrate Europe, he said. Refugees were applauded as they arrived
in Germany this weekend having made the journey through Hungary and Austria.
The lethal ISIS gunmen use local smugglers to blend in and travel amongst a huge tide of illegal migrants flooding Europe. An ISIS operative has stated that:
There are now more than 4,000 covert ISIS gunmen "ready" across the European Union. They are following the well-trodden route taken by refugees and migrants fleeing & travelling across the border of Turkey then on boats across to Greece and through Europe.They are going like refugees," he said.Two Turkish refugee-smugglers backed up the claims made by the ISIS Syrian operative. One admitted to helping more than ten trained ISIS rebels infiltrate Europe under the guise of asylum seekers. He said: "I’m sending some fighters who want to go and visit their families. "Others just go to Europe to be ready." He also states that said ISIS had ambitious plans ahead.
Migrant crisis in Sweden as they introduce border checks
has announced the introduction of temporary border checks to control the flow
of migrants into the country. It said it took the step because a surge in
new arrivals had
resulted in a threat to public order. The controls will come into effect from midday local time on Thursday and will last initially for 10 days. At a summit in Malta, the EU agreed to set up a €1.8bn (£1.3bn) fund to help Africa tackle "the root causes of irregular migration". But some African leaders have already criticised the sum being offered as insufficient.Some 150,000 people from African countries such as Eritrea, Nigeria and Somalia have crossed the Mediterranean from Africa this year, but this has been dwarfed by the arrival of some 650,000 people - mostly Syrians - via Turkey and Greece. Tensions in the EU have been rising because of the pressures faced by those countries where most migrants initially arrive, particularly Greece, Italy and Hungary. Many then head to Germany or Sweden - the two nations regarded as the most welcoming to refugees - to claim asylum.
DOCTORS Dr.Seb NATURAL HEALING everything from the common cold, cancer to full blown AIDS
Sebi is an ambassador for self healing, and was able to prove through his
work and the court of law that his natural means of medicine is full proof.
Back in 1988 he was sued for false advertisement and practice without a license after placing a bunch of ads in newspapers, including the New York Post.
Sebi went to a Supreme Court trial to battle the Attorney General of NY. Before it began they made him bring a witness for every ailment he claimed to have cured.
77 people showed up with Sebi at court, and after it was evident that he was the real deal everything was dropped.This doctor has even helped the likes of Michael Jackson,
Eddie Murphy, Left Eye, and John Travolta.
Canada whale boat stability under question
passengers on a whale-watching boat which sank off Canada were standing on
the vessel's left side when a wave hit it from the right, affecting its stability,
investigators say. Five Britons were killed when Leviathan II sank near Tofino, British Columbia, on Sunday. A 27-year-old Australian man remains missing.
Canadian investigators said the vessel tilted and then capsized. Passengers were not required to wear life jackets, but they were available.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) said an examination of the vessel would begin on Wednesday to "understand its condition at the time of the accident".
TalkTalk cyber-attack: Boss 'receives ransom email
The head of TalkTalk says she has had an email demanding a ransom from a group purporting to be behind the cyber-attack suffered by the company.
Chief executive Dido Harding said she did not know whether the ransom email was genuine.The phone and broadband provider said personal and banking details of up to four million customers may have been accessed in the "significant" attack.
The Met Police said the email was "forming part of its investigations".
Ebola Scottish Nurse's Pauline Cafferkey Condition Improves
Scottish Nurse's Condition Improves Following Complications From Virus, Officials Say. Pauline Cafferkey was recently readmitted to an isolation unit in critical condition. She had contracted the virus in 2014 and was discharged. She is now considered in “serious but stable” condition.
Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey 'critically ill
nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who is being treated for complications from Ebola,
is now "critically ill", doctors have said.Ms Cafferkey, 39, was
readmitted to a specialist isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London
last week.The hospital said in a statement that her condition had deteriorated.
Ms Cafferkey contracted Ebola while working at a treatment centre in Sierra Leone last year.She spent almost a month in isolation at the Royal Free at the beginning of the year after the virus was detected when she arrived back in the UK.She was later discharged after apparently making a full recovery, but it was discovered last week that Ebola was still present in her body.
Stepbrother Admits of the killing of Becky Watts
stepbrother of Becky Watts has admitted killing her but denied murder in a
crime the prosecution claim had a sexual motive.Nathan Matthews, 28 pleaded
not guilty to murder at Bristol Crown Court but a jury has been told he admits
killing the teenager, saying he tried to kidnapand imprison her before strangling
her. He claims to have acted alone and has denied conspiring to kidnap her.The
prosecution told the court Becky died as a result of a plan by Matthews and
his girlfriend Shauna Hoare to kidnap her, motivated by their "apparent
dislike of Rebecca Watts" and a sexual interest.Becky, 16, went missing
from her home in St George, Bristol on 19 February. Her body parts were discovered
at a property in the city on 2 March.
Opening the case, prosecutor William Mousley QC said that Becky was killed in her bedroom on 19 February, adding: "She was suffocated, despite her fighting for her life.
"There followed a deliberate, carefully planned and grotesquely executed plan to cover up her killing."
The prosecution claims that after her death, Becky's body was cut up with a knife and power saw, with the parts then being packed and moved to prevent them being found.
Matthews' girlfriend Shauna Hoare, 22, has denied all of the charges against her, including murder. Karl Demetrius, 29, and his girlfriend Jaydene Parsons, 23 have pleaded guilty to assisting an offender, but they maintain they "did not know or believe" that bags they helped move contained Becky's body.
Donovan Demetrius, 29 - Karl's twin brother - and James Ireland, 23, both deny assisting an offender.
Its now illegal to Smoke inside a vehicle
law banning smoking in vehicles carrying children has come into force in England
and Wales.Drivers and passengers who break the law could face a penalty fine
of £50 - but police say they will take a non-confrontational approach
Whenever an under-18 is in the car, smokers will still be liable even if the windows are down or sunroof open.But the law will not apply to people who are driving in a convertible which has the roof down.Nor does it apply to e-cigarettes.
The Scottish Parliament is expected to consider bringing in its own law banning smoking in cars carrying children next year.
Meanwhile, officials in Northern Ireland said they would look at how the ban is working elsewhere before deciding whether or not to follow suit.
Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars
Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of being home to some form of life.The trickles leave long, dark stains on the Martian terrain that can reach hundreds of metres downhill in the warmer months, before they dry up in the autumn as surface temperatures drop.
Big touble for Volkswagen
11 million vehicles worldwide are involved in the VW emissions scandal that has erupted over its rigging of US car emissions tests.It said it was setting aside €6.5bn (£4.7bn) to cover costs of the scandal. VW added this would pay for "necessary service measures and other efforts to win back the trust of our customers".The boss of Volkswagen's US business, Michael Horn, has admitted it "totally screwed up" in using software to rig emissions tests. VW shares were down more than 20% on Tuesday in Frankfurt.Last Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said VW diesel cars had much higher emissions than tests had suggested and that software in several diesel cars could deceive regulators.
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has called for an EU inquiry, but a UK car industry spokesman said there was "no evidence" of cheating. Mike Hawes, who is chief executive of the UK's Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, said the EU operated a "fundamentally different system" from the US, with tests performed in strict conditions and witnessed by a government-appointed independent approval agency.
is no evidence that manufacturers cheat the cycle," he said. "Vehicles
are removed from the production line randomly and must be standard production
models, certified by the relevant authority - the UK body
being the Vehicle Certification Agency, which is responsible to the Department for Transport."France's Mr Sapin said inquiries in Europe had to be conducted "at a European level".However, he also described current testing methods as "outdated" and said the car industry wanted an updated emissions test, "more representative of on-road conditions".
15-Mile Motorway Jam in Migrant Crackdown
Drivers on a Hungarian motorway leading to the Austrian border are facing 15-mile tailbacks because of tighter controls on people smuggling.New checks on vehicles have been introduced by the Austrian authorities after 71 refugees were found dead in an abandoned lorry last week.The M1 motorway and a nearby main road were jammed, state road operator Magyar Kozut told National News Agency MTI. Officials said 200 asylum seekers and five suspected people traffickers had been found during the first few hours of the operation.
Notting Hill Carnival 30th and 31st Aug.
Skrillex, Craig David and Rudimental are performing at Notting Hill Carnival on the soundsystem @ Leamington Road Villas.
Wimbledon Tennis Screenings
Square Wimbledon Screenings
Kings Cross Visitor Centre: Mon, Thur, Fri 10am-5pm; Tue-Wed noon-5pm; Sat 10am-4pm
Granary Square, London, N1C 4AAt
Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park London - 21st November 2014 to 4th January 2015 (free enterance)
Nigerian Onyemaranwanneya Womans Associationy Annual Dinner Dance, Saturday 21st June 2014
Tottenham Green Leisure Centre 1 philips Lane, London N15 4JA. Come down to the events and enjoy the festivities which includes dinner, cultural dance and many more!
12th June 14, Trafalgar Square 12:00pm to 7:00pm
A free event in a carnival style atmosphere with live music, DJs, dance lessons, short films, drumming, capoeira and more, climaxing with samba. You can get in the World Cup mood in the football zone where the whole family can enjoy games and a range of fun activities, including an inflatable football pitch and a photo-op with life-sized images of the Brazilian team.
Have some fun and check out the games section
The Business section Is now available
The business section on this site is now up and running, feel free to check it out (more updates will soon be available).
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