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.
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)
‘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.
“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.”
USA activists scaled a construction crane to unfurl a giant banner
reading “Resist” several blocks from the White House Wednesday morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo credits: John Minchillo/AP, Ebrahim Noroozi/AP, Hassan Ammar/AP, David Ramos/Getty Images, Lanfranco Fossa/AP, Luis Hidalgo/AP, Ian Langsdon/EPA
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.
From Colorado to Kuwait, protestors around the world are demanding a halt to the violence in Aleppo.
U.N. commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria says it is
“imperative” to ensure that civilians are granted safe passage out of
Commission of Inquiry says the Syrian government and its allies now
bear primary responsibility for preventing rights violations and
reprisals in the area.
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.”
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