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Socialist Hollande defeats Sarkozy in French presidential election


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PARIS – In a whirlwind first day after winning the French presidency, Socialist Francois Hollande already has a to-do list that includes an invite to the White House, visits to the G-8 and NATO summits and a World War II ceremony with his defeated rival.
The leftist who has pledged to buck Europe's austerity trend and NATO's timetable for Afghanistan appeared before thronging crowds on Paris' Place de la Bastille in the early morning hours Monday, pledging "to finish with austerity." Hours later, he was back at work, arriving at his campaign headquarters around 10:30 a.m. local time.
Hollande will officially become president on May 15, the date for the handover ceremony that the two campaign teams agreed to on Monday.

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Protestors protest protest and head off Westboro Baptists

From MSN: http://now.msn.com/now/0706-protesters-protesting-protest

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Texas A&M alum Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale was killed on June 28 during a training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C. Tisdale was killed by another soldier who then fatally shot himself.

Tisdale had served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

In the days after the soldier's death, word spread that Westboro Baptist Church members were planning to protest Tisdale's funeral.

Described as a "homophobic and anti-Semitic hate group" by the Anti-Defamation League, Westboro Baptist Church regularly stages protests around the country.

According to KBTX.com, the group, which is based in Kansas, frequently targets military funerals because of "a belief that God punishes soldiers because of America's tolerance of gays."

When Ryan Slezia, a former Texas A&M student, heard of the group's plans, he hatched a plot to foil their efforts.

"In response to their signs of hate, we will wear maroon. In response to their mob anger, we will form a line, arm in arm. This is a silent vigil. A manifestation of our solidarity," he wrote on Facebook, inviting others to join him in a peaceful protest.

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6.3-magnitude earthquake hits lower North Island
Updated 4:57 PM Monday Jan 20, 2014

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The giant eagle hanging from the roof of Wellington airport to promote the Hobbit trilogy has fallen
down due to the shake. Photo / Kylie Te Moanaui


A "severe'' magnitude 6.3 quake has damaged homes and closed roads in the lower North Island, toppling walls and chimneys and sending rockfalls across roads.

The quake struck 10km north of Castlepoint in Wairarapa, at a depth of 50km, at 3.52pm, GeoNet said.

Sara Page, GeoNet public information specialist at GNS Science, said GeoNet had received more than 6000 "felt" reports from the public by 4.30pm, with some reporting damage.

"As expected after a quake of this size, there have been multiple aftershocks, and these will continue for some time as the region settles," she said.

The Wairarapa is no stranger to large earthquakes, with two very damaging magnitude 7 quakes in 1942.

However, the region's last last earthquake above magnitude 6 was in 1961.

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There have been no reports of injuries but emergency services have reported damage to roads and buildings in the lower North Island.

Most of the damage was reported in the Wairarapa and Palmerston North areas.

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Wow that one was shakey. This site has several pictures. Lots of wine spilled but so far seems like no one was was hurt too bad. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -over.html


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Thanks packy.

Daily Mail is always great at posting photos.... (even for US stories)

All quiet this end... reports of power outages etc probably power restored by now.

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Good to hear that you and yours are safe!

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I Just did a map to give US peeps (and me) an idea of comparative scale and distances

(I'll post in in the Map thread as well... just a place I might find it in future) :cool

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Thanks, NZ is a bit larger than I realized! Glad you are OK. Wish there was video of the eagle swaying before it fell.


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Mysterious statue found in Gaza
CNN|Added on February 14, 2014Gaza construction worker finds statue of ancient Greek god Apollo. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

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Chile rocked by 8.2-magnitude earthquake
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A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake has struck off Chile's northern coast, killing at least five people and seriously injuring three. The quake also triggered landslides and set off a two-metre-high tsunami.
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New Zealand Civil Defence said there was no tsunami threat here but there will be stronger than usual currents on the east coast of the country from about 2.30am tomorrow, which will continue throughout the day.

"Currents are likely to be strongest in harbours and estuaries.

"People on beaches or boats should take additional care."

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H/T Sundance at CTH...

8.2 Earthquake Near Chile Triggers Tsunami Alerts / Warnings…
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The word from NZ:
There was a similar event a year? or so ago…. Civil defence warnings had people heading TOWARDS beaches in Auckland to rubber-neck. Nothing happened.
Auckland central is built on low lying, reclaimed land on harbour edge.. even a small wave could be devastating… but it has never happened in my time. Main motorways run along waters edge and are vulnerable. The one main route from West Auckland (where I am) to city, in part is built on a causeway… actually across a shallow part of the harbour.. water on both sides… that would be toast if a Tsunami hit..

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Three large earthquake strike off Kermadec Islands
Published: 8:11AM Tuesday June 24, 2014 Source: ONE News

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A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit at 7am this morning, followed by a 6.3 two minutes later and a 6.2 just after 8am, 96km off the coast of the Kermadec Islands, the most northern group of islands in New Zealand territory.

The quakes struck around 90km off the coast of Raoul Island, or just under 1000km from Whangarei, the US Geological Survey reports.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says there is currently no risk of a tsunami from the earthquakes.

Raoul Island is the northernmost inhabited outpost of New Zealand and is permanently manned.

The island is no stranger to large quakes, a magnitude 7.6 hit in July 2011 and generated a small tsunami. A 7.4 hit later that same year in October.

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New Zealand News

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By Sophie Lowery

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Saturday 17 Jan 2015 6:00 p.m.


News has obtained CCTV footage of a man arriving at a petrol station in the Bay of Plenty with a metal rod lodged in his head.

Police say the 23-year-old was assaulted in Katikati at around midnight.

"I was like, 'Man is this a TV show? Is this guy for real?'" says Katikati Caltex owner Lester Gray. "It looked like a Halloween stunt where people wear those Halloween costumes over their heads, but it was pretty real when he turned around and blood was coming down the side of his head."

That's when what seemed to be a prank became real for customers and staff at a Caltex service station in Katikati.

"He just walked in with the rod in his head and I was just like, 'Is that a drum stick in your head?'" says witness Dylan Shea. "And he was like, 'Nah, it's a rod.'"

The 23-year-old man was allegedly attacked while he was parked up in his car on a suburban street. Police say he was punched in the head and hit with the steel rod.

"The sharp part of the tyre iron was in his temple," says Mr Shea. "He's real lucky, lucky that it didn't go any deeper."

Incredibly the victim was able to drive himself to a petrol station about four blocks away.

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The “JV Team” (ISIS) Have Taken Ramadi, Thousands Flee, Jails Opened, Hundreds Slaughtered – But Do They Have A New Cool Twitter Account ?
Posted on May 18, 2015 by sundance

IRAQ – The Iraqi city of Ramadi has fallen to Islamic State (IS) after government forces abandoned their positions, officials say.

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Just when I thought the DaftCunts@TwitterHQ who supports and enable psycho POS stalkers of women/pedophile..

....could not sink any lower... they do THIS!! :lol

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Gaza fires rocket at Israel today :(

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Shoreham Airshow Crash: 11 People Feared Dead

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August 23, 2015 | 2:32PM ET


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Police say 11 people are "highly likely" to have died when a former military plane crashed into a busy road outside the Shoreham Airshow.

Bodies are still being recovered from the wreckage more than 24 hours after the Hawker Hunter jet ploughed into the A27 at Shoreham, West Sussex.

The 1950s single-seater jet smashed into cars after it failed to pull out of a loop-the-loop stunt.

Onlookers described seeing the aircraft flying low to the ground followed by a "huge ball of fire".

They said a "hushed silence" fell among the 20,000 people at the show as the sky was filled with thick, black smoke.

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Worthing United FC players Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt, both 23, and personal trainer Matt Jones, 24, were among the dead.

Mr Grimstone was a goalkeeper for the non-league club, while Mr Schilt played in midfield.

They were on their way to play Loxwood FC at Worthing's Robert Albon Memorial Ground when the plane hit the A27.

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The pilot - Andy Hill, a former RAF Harrier pilot - was pulled alive from the wreckage.

Police said the 51-year-old is "critically ill and fighting for his life".

A further 14 people were injured - four of them were taken to hospital.

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Semi-truck carrying bees rolls over in Pauls Valley; Bees loose along I-35

KOCO.com | Sept 29, 2015, 5:34PM


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Semi-truck carrying bees rolls over in Pauls Valley; Bees loose along I-35

Video: Beekeepers, officers work to gather bees after accident on I-35
http://www.koco.com/news/beekeepers-officers-work-to-gather-bees-after-accident-on-i35/35563162

The accident was reported by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol at mile marker 72 on I-35 southbound.

Gallery: Bees on the loose after truck crashes on I-35
http://www.koco.com/news/gallery-bees-on-the-loose-after-truck-crashes-on-i35/35559364

There were injuries in the crash but authorities didn't specify the extent of the injuries.

Video: Bees cover Garvin County Sheriff's Office vehicle in Pauls Valley
http://www.koco.com/news/bees-cover-garvin-county-sheriffs-office-vehicle-in-pauls-valley/35563094

More at link (video): http://www.koco.com/news/semitruck-carrying-bees-rolls-over-in-pauls-valley-bees-loose-along-interstate/35558114


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