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22Nov/17

Trump reignites feud with father of UCLA player accused of shoplifting

(INTERNET (NOVEMBER 22, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE, TWITTER VIA DONALD TRUMP) -President Donald Trump on Wednesday (November 22) reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who was detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an “ungrateful fool” in a series of early morning tweets.
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17Nov/17

Trump tweets about Al ‘Frankenstien’: ‘where do his hands go?’

INTERNET (NOVEMBER 16, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – TWITTER VIA DONALD TRUMP – U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on the sexual harassment allegations against Senator Al Franken on Thursday (November 16), calling the Democrat “Frankenstein” on Twitter. Continue reading

12Nov/17

Morocco World Cup win sparks civil unrest in Brussels

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (TWITTER -BEKAH MOLONY) – Celebrations in Brussels to mark Morocco’s return to soccer’s World Cup finals for the first time in two decades turned violent late on Saturday (November 12), when crowds clashed with police, setting cars on fire and injuring 22 police officers.

Images on social media showed overturned, burning cars and broken shop windows in Brussels city centre as well as police trucks firing water cannons at crowds gathered in front of the city’s stock exchange.

Brussels police said that of some 1,500 people had come to celebrate Morocco’s 2-0 win over Ivory Coast, but that around 300 started to behave violently and attacked police officers and firemen called to put out burning cars and dust bins.

More than 100,000 people of Moroccan origin live in Brussels. Belgium saw an influx of Moroccan workers in the 1960s and 1970s.

Prosecutors said that by Sunday morning no arrests had been made, but Belgium’s interior minister vowed to hold those responsible to account, calling the events unacceptable.

03Nov/17

Facebook investigating WhatsApp outage

Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger suffered a temporary outage in India and many other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

30Oct/17

Trump tweets Manafort charges refer to ‘years ago’ before his campaign

INTERNET (OCTOBER 30, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE – TWITTER VIA DONALD TRUMP) – Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, was indicted on charges of money laundering and conspiracy against the United States, the most serious step yet in a special counsel investigation into Russian links with Trump’s 2016 White House campaign. Continue reading

30Oct/17

Kevin Spacey apologizes to actor Anthony Rapp, says he lives life as a gay man

INTERNET (OCTOBER 29, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – Kevin Spacey apologized on Sunday (October 29) to fellow actor Anthony Rapp for a 1986 incident in which Rapp said Spacey made a sexual advance to him when Rapp was only 14. Continue reading

24Oct/17

Pussy Riot protest for political prisoners in Trump Tower

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 23, 2017) (TWITTER/@PUSSYRRRIOT) – Trump Tower was briefly shut on Monday (October 23) after Russian activists Pussy Riot staged a protest in the hotel, activist Maria Alyokhina said on her Facebook page. Continue reading

20Oct/17

CIA dog trainee quits explosives school in favor of ‘sniffing out rabbits and squirrels’

INTERNET (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – The Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday (October 18) announced on its Twitter page a bomb-sniffing dog trainee was dropping out of the program. Continue reading

07Oct/17

Several people injured in car incident in near London museum – police

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 7, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – London police said on Saturday (October 7) a number of pedestrians had been injured near the city’s Natural History Museum and that a man had been detained at the scene.
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02Oct/17

‘They just keep firing and firing’ – video captures Las Vegas shooting

A video posted on social media shows the moment of panic during the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday that has left at least two people dead. Continue reading