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December 15
Sydney cafe under siege
related link: Sydney siege: five hostages flee Lindt cafe as police provide update on crisis live

Been going for 12 hours now, as at time of posting. Massive exclusion zone in the centre of Sydney. Main thing media has picked up on as it started this morning: the guys with the guns made the hostages unfurl an Islamic flag (the First Pillar of Islam are the words on the flag) and hold it up against the windows.


posted by caitlen at 11:02am
December 10
November 25
Ferguson Grand Jury Refuses to Indict Darren Wilson
related link: Some violence erupts in response


posted by CalGal at 03:33am
November 12
Rosetta / Philae mission to comet successful
related link: Riding the comet


posted by Nicholas Kronos at 05:24pm
November 06
Maureen O'Hara to receive honorary Oscar
related link: Curtain call for 94-year-old star of The Quiet Man


posted by Nicholas Kronos at 01:05am
October 24
Sergeant-at-Arms shoots Canadian gunman dead
related link: Kevin Vickers given standing ovation

"Yesterday, during extraordinary circumstances, security personnel demonstrated professionalism and courage. I am grateful and proud to be part of this team," he said.

(Pic via Ace of Spades as I cannot find it on any mamby-pamby mainstream media source.)


posted by Nicholas Kronos at 04:24am
September 27
Clooney Marries
related link: Waves goodbye to mourning millions


posted by CalGal at 11:52pm
September 20
Life Inside the Ebola Outbreak
related link: CNN



posted by CalGal at 09:26pm
August 24
Napa experiences 6.0 quake, dozens injured.
related link: Largest quake to hit area since Loma Prieta


posted by CalGal at 04:12pm
August 21
August 20
ISIS appears to behead captured journalist in video
related link: NY Daily News

This is Foley shortly before he was kidnapped. For more recent, gruesome images, see link.


posted by CalGal at 12:02am
August 13
Wonder Woman's career taking off
related link: Wonder Woman Actress Gal Gadot Joins Kevin Costner in 'Criminal'


posted by Nicholas Kronos at 02:58pm
July 20
Lionel Ferbos, the longest-tenured jazz trumpeter in New Orleans, dies at 103
related link: nola.com


posted by theDowager at 07:29pm
July 14
Germany wins World Cup in Overtime
related link: Sports Illustrated


posted by CalGal at 01:30am
June 23
Late goal gives Portugal 2-2 draw with United States
related link: This is, I am assured, a bad thing.


posted by CalGal at 03:21am
May 25
Deadly Shooting in Isla Vista
related link: Killer stabs three at his home, then kills 4 more in drive-by shootings


posted by CalGal at 04:27am
May 15
282 mining deaths lead to protest in Turkey
related link: BBC

I've got your government right here:


posted by Nicholas Kronos at 07:36pm
May 05
TPW Closing Down?
related link: Please read options here.


posted by CalGal at 09:20pm
April 18
March 25
Mudslide in Washington
related link: 14 confirmed dead, many more feared


posted by CalGal at 03:39am
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