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27th November 2015 17:21
Belgium has charged a man arrested in Brussels with "terrorist attacks," the most recent in a string of cases brought by the government against people that may have aided the Paris attackers or been plotting further terrorist operations. The Associated Press reported the arrest, although no other details were immediately available BREAKING: Belgian prosecutors office says man arrested in Brussels, charged with "terrorist attacks" — The Associated Press (@AP) November 27, 2015 Belgium police arrested 16 people last week during…
27th November 2015 17:11
Long-time One Direction producer and songwriter Julian Bunetta has shared an inside video from the jam sessions for Made In The A.M. Titled 'The Lost Jams: Ep 1' (there's going to be more?), the video sees Liam Payne, Bunetta and their pal Jamie Scott pulling together a previously unheard track that sounds like it could be called "Hideaway." From what we can tell, "Hideaway" (as it will now be known) goes like this: "Ooh, something in the way she walks,…
27th November 2015 16:56
Black Friday is upon us. More than a 100 million consumers are estimated to be out looking for deals on what is considered the largest shopping weekend of the year. See also: 6 drawings that capture the feeling of Black Friday in New York City While many retailers wait until the early morning hours of the Friday after Thanksgiving to open their doors, many started welcoming bargain seekers early on Thanksgiving Day, while some, most notably outdoor recreation retailer REI,…
27th November 2015 16:30
Inflatable balloons may look sweet and innocent from the outside, but some have a sinister side. 2015 was the year that some inflatable balloons finally decided that they'd had enough and ran wild on city streets See also: The coolest kitchen gadgets of 2015 While nearly all were caught or deflated, some remain missing. Is Mickey the Molar living under an assumed identity at some small town Bermuda triangle office? Nobody knows. But everyone should care. See the terror for…
27th November 2015 16:23
LONDON — Forget 25, the Internet has a new obsession See also: Adele announces eagerly awaited European tour Peter Van der Veen - a.k.a. former Mr. Europe, a.k.a former bodyguard to Lady Gaga, a.k.a. the Internet's next boo - has taken up the position of Adele's protector, a.k.a. bodyguard This is Peter Van der Veen, Adele's new bodyguard.Image: Splash News/Splash News/CorbisFollowing her increased celebrity and public appearances that came with the release of 25 last week (Nov. 20), the people…
27th November 2015 16:12
Black Friday is a day of determination and resolve. Shoppers march out into the cold morning to wait in long lines with hundreds of other bargain-hunters This year I was given an unusual task — to go out and document this event. Not with a camera, but with a sketch pad and pencils, to try to convey the feelings of the day See also: 50 things to do instead of shop on Black Friday As a Black Friday shopping virgin,…
Protesters flood Turkish streets after journalists arrested, editor objects that 'our democracy is regressing'
27th November 2015 16:04
Protests have broken out in Turkey following the arrest of two opposition journalists, the most recent part of a widespread media crackdown by the government of Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan. Turks are not letting the media crackdown go unnoticed, with thousands of people flooding the streets of Istanbul and Ankara to keep alive a debate about democracy in the country Protesters gathered in Istanbul and Ankara, with the latter encountering riot police that reportedly used tear gas to disperse the…
27th November 2015 15:59
Award-winning Indian music composer AR Rahman has paid a moving tribute to the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008. The two-time Oscar and Grammy winner posted his rendition of the popular Hindi song "Hum Ko Man Ki Shakti Dena" on his Facebook page yesterday, dedicating it to the "victims of hate" See also: How one Mumbai cafe survived the 26/11 terrorist attacks 7 years ago The song was originally penned by film lyricist and poet Gulzar…
27th November 2015 15:43
M.I.A. has premiered her latest self-directed music video for the single "Borders" on Apple Music, and like most of the work by the British artist of Sri Lankan descent, it seeks to make a political statement. Refugees run in lines, climb fences and ride on boats in the background as the she sings, "What’s up with that?" about politics, identities, police shots and privilege. pic.twitter.com/TqaKqwXUdV — M.I.A (@MIAuniverse) November 24, 2015 Filmed in Chennai, the video is the second part…
27th November 2015 15:32
In June 2015, Microsoft co-founder and philantrophist Bill Gates announced he would invest $1 billion in clean energy tech over the next five years Now, according to a report by ClimateWire, Gates is making good on that promise by launching a multibillion dollar fund focused on clean energy research and development. See also: Bill Gates' latest passion: A machine that turns poop into water The fund, reportedly scheduled to be unveiled Monday in Paris, during the United Nations Climate Change…