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Dozens dead in New Year’s Eve nightclub attack in Istanbul, Turkey

An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year’s celebrations Saturday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 40 others in what the province’s governor described as a terror attack.

Gov. Vasip Sahin said the attacker, armed with a long-barreled weapon, killed a policeman and a civilian outside the club before entering and firing on people partying inside. He did not say who may have carried out the attack.
“Unfortunately (he) rained bullets in a very cruel and merciless way on innocent people who were there to celebrate New Year’s and have fun,” Sahin told reporters. (AP)

(Photos: IHA via AP, Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images, AP)

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‘It’s the silver water serpent coming from the air to beat the black snake’

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and other protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline temporarily won their battle Sunday when the pipeline’s builder’s were denied a permit to continue construction underneath the Missouri River.

The defeat of an energy company by indigenous activists shows what nonviolent unity can accomplish.   

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Six months after hosting South America’s first-ever Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Rio de Janeiro venues – some of which have been looted – sit mainly idle and already in disrepair, raising questions about a legacy that organisers promised would benefit the Brazilian city and its residents.

The iconic stadium has fallen into a state of abandonment and has been closed to tourists due to a dispute between the stadium operators, the Rio state government, and Olympic organisers over $1m in unpaid electricity bills and management of the venue.” 

more photos: guardian, 10.02.17

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PHOEBE AND RENEE ARE MY ONLY TRUE FRIENDSSS. ಥ_ಥ

Seriously though, if a friend declares war on you just because you like the same person, they’re not really a good friend…

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Greenpeace protesters unfurl ‘resist’ banner near the White House

Greenpeace USA activists scaled a construction crane to unfurl a giant banner reading “Resist” several blocks from the White House Wednesday morning.

Branding acts of protest and dissent as part of a larger “resistance” has become increasingly common in the months since Donald Trump was elected president. The banner is yellow with red rays of stylized sunlight beaming out from the dark horizon.

The 70-by-35-foot banner, 300 feet in the air, appears to dangle above the White House when viewed from the Ellipse of the South Lawn.

See FULL STORY by Michael Walsh/Yahoo News

Photos: (from top) Alex Brandon/AP, Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images, Carolyn Kaster/AP

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Rio Olympic venues have turned into quasi-ghost towns six months later

The closing ceremony was six months ago Tuesday, and already several of the venues are abandoned and falling apart. The Olympic Park is a ghost town, the lights have been turned off at the Maracana and the athlete village sits empty.

“It’s not a good look for us,” IOC member John Coates told Around the Rings in a story published Tuesday.

And yet it was one that so easily could have been avoided.

(Photos: AFP/Getty Images and AP)

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<Outlander - Caitriona Balfe, Ronald D Moore (note, wearing a kilt), Diana Gabaldon, and Sam Heughan pose for a photo before Starz TCA panel in Pasadena, Calif. on Friday, January 9, 2015 ©2015 Starz, photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Starz/AP Images>


Note: This TCA panel was done after the release of the first 8 episodes (also meaning that eps 9 &10 were filmed, so all the hot scenes have been done.)


THIS WILL BE THE ONLY TIME YOU WILL SEE SAM & CAIT IN A “BEAR HUG” PICTURE….MARK ME.🙀
I have searched and searched, and have NOT found any other photo of the two of them embracing each other with linking their hands around each other together.👀

Innocent enough, but I guess a big “No-No” for two costars to do.


OOPSIE! 😳😳😳😳

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Photos of the day - January 21, 2017

A man dressed as Abraham Lincoln stands with protesters at the Women’s March on Washington D.C. during the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency in Washington; Iranian firefighters remove the debris of the Plasco building which was engulfed by a fire and collapsed in central Tehran, Iran; and Syrians walk through the destruction in the old city of Aleppo, Syria are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

Photo credits: John Minchillo/AP, Ebrahim Noroozi/AP, Hassan Ammar/AP, David Ramos/Getty Images, Lanfranco Fossa/AP, Luis Hidalgo/AP, Ian Langsdon/EPA

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PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES. West Bank. Near Ramallah. February 1, 2006. A Jewish settler struggles with an Israeli security officer during clashes that erupted as authorities evacuated the West Bank settlement outpost of Amona.

Ten years ago today, AP photographer Oded Balilty captured the powerful image, winning the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography, becoming the first and thus far only Israeli to be awarded the coveted honour. He is the most recent AP photographer to win the prize with a single image.

Photograph: Oded Balilty/AP

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Worldwide protests call for an end to violence in Aleppo

From Colorado to Kuwait, protestors around the world are demanding a halt to the violence in Aleppo.

A U.N. commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria says it is “imperative” to ensure that civilians are granted safe passage out of eastern Aleppo.

The Commission of Inquiry says the Syrian government and its allies now bear primary responsibility for preventing rights violations and reprisals in the area.

It said Wednesday that “numerous reports of violations perpetrated by pro-government forces continue to emerge, including summary executions, arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and forced conscription.”

In a statement issued in Geneva, the group said it also “received allegations” that opposition groups, including Ahrar al-Sham and the al-Qaida-linked Fatah al-Sham Front, were preventing civilians from leaving and embedding fighters among civilians, putting the civilians at risk. (AP)

(Photos: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images, Amel Emric/AP, Emrah Gurel/AP, Samer Bouidani/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Thank you babe for the picture @prokletnica 

I Love You so much ♥♥♥