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I read the news today (oh boy) - Current world events
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16 November 2013
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If every there was a heartwarming story of people coming together this is it: thousands of people lining the streets of San Francisco, thousands donating money to the fundraising campaign, Government officials and the police involved in making it happen, and all for one 5 year old battling leukaemia. Shows the good people can do if they come together with one aim.heart  Hopefully Miles Scott continues to make a full recovery.

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17 November 2013
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No idea where our US posters are from but with warnings over Tornadoes, severe winds and reports of destruction in a handful of US states hopefully everyone is safe. Not been a great day news wise with the Russian place crash leaving 50 dead and the reported, as yet unconfirmed, bomb explosion in Syria.

Stay safe folks and take care.

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Reports coming in of a major incident in the Bronx Area of New York City where 5 train carriages have came off a rail-track, some of which may be underwater. 

Fills you with such dread hearing the news. Just hope there are no serious casualties or fatalities.

 

Edit: no carriages underwater but 2 people have been killed so far, no number of casualties.

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meanmistermustard said
Reports coming in of a major incident in the Bronx Area of New York City where 5 train carriages have came off a rail-track, some of which may be underwater. 

Fills you with such dread hearing the news. Just hope there are no serious casualties or fatalities.

 

Edit: no carriages underwater but 2 people have been killed so far, no number of casualties.

I heard 4 were killed and as many 60 were injured. http://www.usatoday.com/story/.....=fbfanpage

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No idea where our US posters are from but with warnings over Tornadoes, severe winds and reports of destruction in a handful of US states hopefully everyone is safe. Not been a great day news wise with the Russian place crash leaving 50 dead and the reported, as yet unconfirmed, bomb explosion in Syria.

Stay safe folks and take care.

We have more hurricanes where I live than tornadoes. Although for a short while I moved to northern Alabama, where tornadoes are more frequent; however, I was so far out in the country that the sirens couldn't reach us. I worried myself sick living there knowing I could be blown away at any moment and I wouldn't see it coming. Never again!  

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Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, has just announced the death of Nelson Mandela!

God bless you, Madiba!

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Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, has just announced the death of Nelson Mandela!

God bless you, Madiba!

Ah - sad news; but in a way it may be best for South Africa as now they will need to find their own feet and stop claiming every action in his name and trying to use him as a puppet.

 

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6 December 2013
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Ringo's tweeted, "God bless Nelson Mandela peace and love R***".

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On Sirius' Deep Tracks, they've been playing songs in tribute, including My Sweet Lord, Let It Be and Across The Universe.

I'm heartbroken, but it's amazing he lived as long as he did, given the damage his prison tenure did to his health. I feel privileged to have been alive at a time to witness his inspiring example.

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A woman cries after paying her respects to South African former President Nelson Mandela, 12th DecemberImage Enlarger

I thought this was a remarkable image showing how far South Africa has travelled since 1990. A white female soldier comforting a black woman holding the South African flag who has just come out from Madiba's lying in state. For all the distance they have still to travel, one of the more touching examples of how far they have come.

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