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JUST IN: #BNNCanada Reports.

Fire officials say an early damage estimate is pegged at $2 million in a fire that broke out near London, Ontario early Friday morning. #London #Canada #Accident
Officials confirm that they received the 911 call about a blaze at 172 Roberts Ave. around 5:15 a.m. As Crews arrived at the scene, officials say that the structure was engulfed.
As of 9:50 am, fire crews remain on the scene “putting out hotspots” as the fire was quickly knocked down and contained but has not yet been declared under control.
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BREAKING: #BNNUK Reports.

Two teenage lads have been accused of killing two boys who were stabbed to death in south-east London, a mile apart from one another. Kearne Solanke, 16, was discovered dead on Saturday in Thamesmead's Titmuss Avenue. #UK #Crime #London
On the same day, 16-year-old Charlie Bartolo was also found on Sewell Road in Abbey Wood. Later today, two lads, 15 and 16, will appear before Bromley Magistrates Court.
At around 17:10 GMT, officers from the Metropolitan Police received a call reporting that persons had been hurt in two different locations. Along with the London Ambulance Service and the city's Air Ambulance, they responded to the scene.
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🚨 BREAKING: ROADS BLOCKED IN LONDON

At 8:00am, #JustStopOil supporters marched slowly onto the road at Shepherds Bush Green, demanding @RishiSunak halt all new oil and gas licences.

#CivilResistance #A22Network #COP27 #NoNewOil #EnoughIsEnough #M25 #FreeLouis #FreeJosh
💬 Hannah Smith, 20, a student from London said:

“Why is the government refusing to listen? The people of this country have had enough, and we deserve better from our leaders. Don’t let them convince you that we can’t make change. When we move as a collective, we have power.”
🚧 ROADS IN ALDWYCH NOW BLOCKED

We are Just Stop Oil.
We are demanding.
That the British government.
Immediately halts.
All new oil and gas licences and consents.

#ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #CostOfLivingCrisis #London #UK #Government #FossilFuels #CivilDisobedience #COP27
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BREAKING: #BNNUK Reports.

According to the chief of the London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire), large groups of firefighters could be fired if they are discovered to have bullied others or displayed racism, misogyny, or homophobia. #Fire #Firefighters #UK #London #Social Image
An independent culture review found that the fire service has "dangerous levels of ingrained prejudice against women" and that colleagues from minority backgrounds are "frequently the target of racist abuse."
It includes accounts of everything from women being groped to people having their helmets filled with urine, and is led by Nazir Afzal, a former chief crown prosecutor for the North West.
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BREAKING: #BNNUK Reports.

A career criminal who shot and killed an elderly brother and sister during a bungled burglary has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 32 years. #London #UK #Robbery #Crime
After attacking Second World War veteran William Bryan, 71, & widow Anne Castle, 74, during a break-in at their east London home in August 1993, Danville Neil, 65, "dodged justice for nearly 30 years."
Neil was convicted of Mrs. Castle's manslaughter and the murder of Mr. Bryan following a trial at the Old Bailey. Sentencing him on Friday, Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb said: “You dodged justice for nearly 30 years, now justice has caught up with you.”
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BREAKING: #BNNSaudiArabia Reports.

According to an Irish statement published after the duo met in Paris, French President @EmmanuelMacron and Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin ( @MichealMartinTD ) think there is a "critical window of opportunity" to overcome post-Brexit trade
...disputes with London over Northern Ireland. #Paris #French #ExternalAffairs #London #Ireland #SaudiArabia
Northern Ireland is in a political deadlock as a result of debates over the Northern Ireland Protocol, which was negotiated when the United Kingdom left the European Union.
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ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ದೇಶಭಕ್ತರೆ ಟಿಪ್ಪುವಿನ ಮೈಸೂರ್ ಹುಲಿ ಅನ್ನೋ ಬಿರುದಿನ ಹಿಂದೆ ಇರುವ ವೀರ ಧೀರ ಕಟ್ಟು ಕಥೆ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನಿಮಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸಲು ಒಂದು ಸಣ್ಣ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ. ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ಓದಿ 🙏🏻

1799 ರಲ್ಲಿ ಬ್ರಿಟೀಷರು ಟಿಪ್ಪುವನ್ನು ಕೊಂದು ಶ್ರಿರಂಗಪಟ್ಟಣದ ಒಳಹೊಕ್ಕಿದ್ದರಷ್ಟೇ. ಒಳಹೋದ ಬ್ರಿಟೀಷರು ಒಮ್ಮೆಲೆ ದಂಗಾಗಿಹೋದರು. ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ಎಲ್ಲಿ

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ನೋಡಿದರೂ ಪಟ್ಟೆಪಟ್ಟೆ ಹುಲಿಯ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು. ಸೈನಿಕರ ಸಮವಸ್ತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಲಿ, ಕುರ್ಚಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಲಿ, ಮೇಜಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಲಿ, ಕಂಬದಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಲಿ, ಧ್ವಜದಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಲಿ. ಅವೆಲ್ಲಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ಬ್ರಿಟೀಷರ ಮನಸ್ಸನ್ನು ಸೆಳೆದಿದ್ದು ಈ “ಆಟಿಕೆ ಹುಲಿ”. ಅದೊಂದು ಕೃತಕ ಲೋಹದ ಹುಲಿ. ಪ್ರೆಂಚ್ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಸ್ನೇಹದ

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#Leadenhall_Street_Museum
ಕುರುಹಾಗಿ ಅದನ್ನು ಟಿಪ್ಪುವಿಗೆ ಉಡುಗೋರೆಯಾಗಿ ನೀಡಿದ್ದರು. ಅದು ಬ್ರಿಟೀಷ್ ಸೈನಿಕನ ಸಮವಸ್ತ್ರವನ್ನು ಧರಿಸಿದ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಕೆಡವಿಕೊಂಡಿತ್ತು. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಕೀಲಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟರೆ ಹುಲಿ ಗುರ್ರೆನ್ನುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಆ ಬ್ರಿಟಿಷ್ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಯ ಮೈ ಪರಚಿ, ಕಚ್ಚುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಇದನ್ನು ನೋಡುತ್ತಾ ಟಿಪ್ಪು ಖುಷಿ ಪಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ. ಇದ್ಯಾವ ಪೌರುಷ?

3/N
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BREAKING: #BNNUK Reports.

A sexual predator who was dubbed a "danger to any woman" has pleaded guilty to the murder of Zara Aleena. #London #UK #Crime
Jordan McSweeney, 29, also admitted to sexually assaulting the law graduate as she was returning home from a night out in east London last summer.
Ms Aleena, 35, died from multiple injuries after she was kicked & stamped on by McSweeney, from Dagenham. She was found in Ilford by passers-by in the early hours of 26 June.
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Tracers in the Dark; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/15/pub…

#Pluralistic 1/ The cover for the Penguin R...
Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" this Thu (Nov 17) and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email doctorow@craphound.com! 2/
Tomorrow (11/16) I'm in #DC to receive the Arthur C Clarke Award:
clarkefoundation.org/2022-awards-ev…

11/17, I'm on a @library_futures webinar:
us06web.zoom.us/webinar/regist…

11/18, I'm in #Baltimore at @ThePeale:
thepeale.org/event/book-tal…

11/19, It's Sky Live #London:
news.sky.com/bigideaslive 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Even if you're paying for the product, you're still the product; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/14/lux…

#Pluralistic 1/ An Apple 'Privacy. That's iPhone.' ad. The three rear-facing
Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" on Thu (Nov 17) and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email doctorow@craphound.com! 2/
Wed (11/16) I'm in #DC to receive the Arthur C Clarke Award:
clarkefoundation.org/2022-awards-ev…

11/17, I'm in a @library_futures webinar:
us06web.zoom.us/webinar/regist…

11/18, I'm in #Baltimore at @thePeale:
thepeale.org/event/book-tal…

11/19, I'm at Sky Live in #London:
news.sky.com/bigideaslive 3/
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Saturday 5 November - Day 255 of daily threads.

Every single day, reporting the truth, cutting the waffle, on #Russia's war of choice on #Ukraine.

Updated "live" so check back, scroll though and share!

Coming up 🇬🇧🇺🇦 partnership, assassination attempt and landmark 🇷🇺losses...
A few people miss some things from the day before and find it handy to have a link to the previous thread, which is why I post it each day.

#StopRussia #StandWithUkraine

#UK has long supported #Ukraine, and not only with weapons - maybe it's to make up for guilt over the Budapest Memorandum letdown!

Today the Ministry of Defence will again be helping in a more unseen way:

#SlavaUkraini

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#London is the main target

9 minutes
In just 9 minutes after launch, a hypersonic thermonuclear missile can erase London.

There is nothing NATO could do to stop a hypersonic missile.
“But #Nato will strike back!”
Sure?
And risk Berlin, Paris, and Brussels in the next 9m? Image
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Why nuking the UK?

The Casus Belli is clear.
The UK is directly involved in attacks on Russia, including Nord Stream, Crimea bridge, and Sevastopol.

As @KimDotcom stated, Liz Truss's phone was hacked, Russia has enough evidence. ImageImage
3/

Why nuking the UK?

1. It’s not secret that UK it’s the most hated nation behind US.

2. UK strike-back capabilities are poor, 4 old Vanguard submarines, only one deployed (10 years beyond their expected operational life), carrying 30-years-old Trident missiles. ImageImageImage
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#VLRM look to get final confirmation of the #GSX deal, morphing from basically a Spac into one of the world's first fully regulated exchanges crossing the digital divide, between #fiat & #crypto!
So for under 12 Million MCAP what's currently not priced in & what can we expect...
🔥The #GSX is a regulated exchange market (Tier 1 exchange) which also holds an Multi-Lateral Trading Facility ("MTF") licence for the listing of specific forms of security under MiFID.
#markets #StocksToBuy #stockstoinvest #Aquis #aim
🔥#Juno - 3 areas of licensed operations cover the formation & management of trusts & similar entities, the administration of funds, a broad range of activities, like fiat & crypto currencies & the formation & management of companies in #Gibraltar / jurisdictions worldwide.
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Heute vor 112 Jahren, am 30. Oktober 1910, stirbt Henri #Dunant - ein legendärer Menschenfreund, der aber fast schon zu Lebzeiten in Vergessenheit geraten wäre.

Über sein grandioses Lebenswerk erzähle ich euch im folgenden 🧵. Viel Spaß! 1/15

#OnThisDay #History #Geschichte Fotografie von Henri Dunant in seinen späteren Lebensjahren
Schon in jungen Jahren widmet der 1828 geborene Dunant sich karitativen Aufgaben. Nachdem er wegen schlechter Noten vom Gymnasium fliegt, beginnt er mit 24 eine Banklehre. Im gleichen Jahr 1852 gründet er den "Christlichen Verein Junger Männer" (#CVJM). 2/15
Dunant will als Geschäftsmann in #Algerien durchstarten. Doch es gibt Probleme mit den französischen Kolonialbehörden. Pragmatisch wie er ist, will er 1859 den französischen Kaiser #Napoleon III. um Hilfe bitten.3/15
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#LIVE
The #Leicester pushback.
#Indians gather in #London to discuss with @BBC journalists about hate and prejudice against India & the Hindus, by the corporation. 1/m
@india_narrative @TeamBharat_ @drvivekkaul @TwitterIndia @ISSF_India @BritIndianVoice @abhikyogi @arifaajakia
#BBC Protest
It is not often that #Hindus congregate in such large numbers. The fear of ethnic cleansing in #LeicesterCity has scarred the highly educated & professional community. 2/m
@arifaajakia @hindu_naree @SarahLGates1 @ramindesai @CharlotteFLit @CJBdingo25 @Pallavi_Aus
Biased coverage by the #Western mainstream #media is leading to hate crime against #Indians. Incidents have been reported in the #UK #USA #Canada where Hindus have been attacked.
@DisinfoLab @finnlau_cd @puneet_sahani @SaarcSec @AKanuv108 @Arzookazmi30 @changu311 @jiten_jain
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Short OSINT on #CCPChina MSS outpost or "Fuzhou Police Overseas Service Station" in #Rotterdam located at Van der Sluysstraat 370 staffed by 'former' PLA & Chinese intelligence/security officers for surveillance, harassment, or even kidnapping of dual Chinese citizens: 🧵
2/ Report names Yanping Shu, and Jie Chen & Xiangrong Zhou as his seconds, all 3 are also on board of "Qingtian Nederland", another CCP front.

Registered to address also is "Biao Zhi Holding B.V." which was founded in 2014 & whose phone # match those in @SafeguardDefend report:
3/ Biao Zhi Holding B.V. (kvk#62040618) is listed variously as a "construction & repair" and a "financial holding" company of just "1 employee".

The address is an unremarkable & unmarked residential flat 75m²/3000m³ likely occupying 3 floors.
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Hello hello London! 👋🏻 We’re at IET Savoy Place, London for DSS London 2022 by #YugaByteDB. It’s gonna be super interesting tech session starting at 2 pm today! Don’t miss my #Live #Tweets in this #thread! 🤩🧵
@Yugabyte #DSS22 #DistributedSQL #PraveenScience ImageImageImageImage
Yes, the setup is going on for the grand presentation of the #Tech #Track. The master is teaching the student here! #JustKidding Say hi to Julie Wise and Dave Roberts from #YugaByteDB! 👋🏻

@Yugabyte #DSS22 #DistributedSQL #PraveenScience ImageImage
We’ve got our Social Media / Content Director @rachel_pescador from #YugaByteDB here, who’s busy at work and got some cool #swag! 🤩

@Yugabyte #DSS22 #DistributedSQL #PraveenScience ImageImageImage
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In #London, #UK, about a thousand people joined a rally organised by the Russian emigres in #protest against the war in #Ukraine and the ongoing political repressions in #Russia: ImageImageImageImage
More photos from this rally: interestingly the rally included members of the Russian ethnic minorities, from Sakha-Yakutia to North Caucasus. ImageImageImageImage
More photos from the rally: again, note ethnic minority Russian citizens making their voice against imperialism and chauvinism heard ImageImageImageImage
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WATCH: #BNNUK Reports.

Environmental activists from @JustStop_Oil threw tomato soup over Vincent van Gogh’s iconic Sunflowers painting hanging in London’s National Gallery and glued themselves to the gallery wall below the painting. #London #Protest
@JustStop_Oil’s activists explain their action saying “What is worth more, art or life? … are you more concerned about the protection of a painting or the protection of our planet and people?”
‘‘The cost of living crisis is part of the cost of oil crisis. Fuel is unaffordable to millions of cold hungry families. ‘They can’t even afford to heat a tin of soup,’ they added, waving a can of Heinz tomato soup.
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Sanandaj, Iran
Women in a public bus chanting against the regime. #Iran #IranProtests
Rasht, Iran.
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The #London Group and the 1970’s fights

*****
... a group of young Pakistanis, students of #Cambridge , #Oxford and other English universities.
They studied literature and politics. They believed in the saying of the time, ‘the private is public’, and that life is (1/28)
inseparable from social commitment.
They shared the dream of those years; of making a better, fairer world by educating the masses, enhancing consciousness and knowledge among the disadvantaged classes, and bringing revolution to the streets and squares.
This group of (2/28)
some 25 men and women began to publish a journal, #Pakistan Zindabad.
Some years ago, the Pakistani activist, Asad Rehman, told the journalist Malik Siraj Akhbar:
‘We had very little knowledge about what was going on in #Balochistan . We did not know about the military (3/28)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying tribute to #MahatmaGandhi on the occasion of his 153rd birthday anniversary, at #RajGhat in New Delhi.

Photos: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
President of India #DroupadiMurmu paying tribute to #MahatmaGandhi on the occasion of his 153rd birthday anniversary, at #RajGhat in New Delhi.

Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres urged people to shun violence by following #MahatmaGandhi 's principles of #Ahimsa (non-violence) on the occasion of his 153rd birth anniversary.
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1. tomorrow,10.30 am, #London my lawyers @estelledehon @suigenerisjen and I will attend our FOURTH hearing against @metpoliceuk (aka #ScotlandYard) and @ICOnews which have refused to release documents on the current/ex @wikileaks journos @khrafnsson,Sarah Harrison,@SwaziJAF
2. to provide you some context:since 2015,I've been fighting in #UK,#US,#Australia,#Sweden to access the full documentation on #Assange and the #WikiLeaks journos.
In UK this #FOIA battle has required 2 legal cases:one about #JA,another about @khrafnsson,Sarah Harrison,@SwaziJAF
3.both the legal cases have been a real Calvary: the UK,US,Swedish,Australian authorities have done all they could to deny me access and to make the process so time-consuming and expensive...
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