Showing posts with label AFP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AFP. Show all posts

28 October 2013

Marcia Wallace, Voice Of 'The Simpsons' Mrs Krabappel, Dies


'Simpsons' voice actress of 'Mrs Krabappel' dies (via AFP)
Marcia Wallace, the voice of Edna Krabappel -- Bart Simpson's jaded, chain-smoking schoolteacher on the animated show "The Simpsons" -- has died, the show producers said Saturday. She was 70. Wallace died in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia…

20 October 2013

Malala Yousafzai Reunited With Pakistan Attack School Friends


Malala reunited with Pakistan attack schoolfriends (via AFP)
Campaigning Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was reunited on Saturday with two friends who were injured in the Taliban attempt to kill her. Kainat Riaz and Shazia Ramzan met Malala during an event at Edinburgh University in Scotland, the first…

14 October 2013

380 Arrested In Moscow Race Riot


380 arrested in Moscow race riot (via AFP)
Moscow police arrested more than 380 people Sunday during a race riot in which nationalists outraged by a murder blamed on a migrant smashed shop windows and assaulted security guards. The crowd chanted "Russia for Russians!" and other neo-Nazi slogans…

12 October 2013

Malala Yousafzai Calls On World To Make Education Top Priority


Malala calls on world to make education top priority (via AFP)
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl activist who has become a world champion of girls' rights, called Friday for the World Bank to make education its top priority. Seated on a stage with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in a one-on-one presentation…

10 October 2013

Mongolia's 'Eco-Nazis' Target Foreign Miners


Mongolia's 'eco-Nazis' target foreign miners (via AFP)
A silver swastika hanging around his neck, Boldbaatar Gombodorj points out his targets on a map of Mongolia like a World War II commander: little flags representing foreign mining firms that he and fellow "eco-Nazis" accuse of destroying their country…

8 October 2013

Tommy Robinson, Leader Of Far-Right EDL, Quits Over 'Extremism'


Apparently, Tommy Robinson has eventually seen the light... 
I felt like tweeting him "We told you so!" regarding the extremists in the EDL, but, hey, better late than never and all that jazz! 

Welcome to the Real World, Tommy! 
Loup Dargent

PS: By the way, will you and Kev unblock me on Twitter now that we're officially not "enemies" anymore?

Leader of far-right EDL quits over 'extremism' (via AFP)
The leader of Britain's far-right, anti-Islamic English Defence League quit on Tuesday, saying he felt he could no longer keep "extremist elements" in the group at bay. In a surprise move, EDL leader Tommy Robinson announced his resignation -- along…

Pakistani Taliban Vow To Attack Malala Yousafzai Again!


Pakistani Taliban vow to attack Malala again (via AFP)
The Pakistani Taliban on Monday said schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai had "no courage" and vowed to attack her again if they got the chance. Gunmen sent by the Taliban tried to kill Malala on her school bus on October 9 last year. She amazingly…

7 October 2013

Malala Yousafzai Invited To Buckingham Palace To Meet The Queen


Malala invited to Buckingham Palace to meet queen (via AFP)
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, shot last year by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' schooling, has been invited to a Buckingham Palace reception to meet Queen Elizabeth II, officials said Sunday. The queen and her husband Prince Philip will…

4 October 2013

13 Members Of Anonymous Indicted On US Hacking Charges


13 members of Anonymous indicted on US hacking charges (via AFP)
Thirteen alleged members of the loosely organized hacker collective known as Anonymous were indicted Thursday in connection with a series of online attacks on US companies and trade groups. The indictment unsealed in Alexandria, Virginia, charged the…

30 September 2013

Israelis Held As Jerusalem Christian Graves Vandalised


Israelis held as Jerusalem Christian graves vandalised (via AFP)
Police on Sunday caught four young Israelis red-handed as they vandalised Christian tombstones in a cemetery in the holy city of Jerusalem, a spokesman said. "Four Israeli Jews aged between 17 and 26, including two from settlements in the West Bank,…

26 September 2013

Send Books Not Guns, Taliban Victim Malala Yousafzai Pleads At UN


Send books not guns, Taliban victim Malala pleads at UN (via AFP)
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban for championing girls' education has stood by world leaders at the United Nations and called for books not guns. "Instead of sending weapons, instead of sending tanks to Afghanistan and all these…

24 September 2013

Kenya Mall Siege: Live Report


Kenya mall siege: Live Report (via AFP)
1323 GMT: As the siege rumbles on many Kenyans have turned out to offer donations for troops involved in the operation, as well as blood donations for the wounded. East Africa journalist Hannah McNeish, who is in Nairobi, says on Twitter: "Volunteers…

21 September 2013

Stephen Fry: Twitter Helps Me Avoid Journalists


Stephen Fry: Twitter helps me avoid journalists (via AFP)
One of the joys of having six million followers on Twitter is never having to talk to journalists, British actor Stephen Fry said on Friday in a foul-mouthed rant against a hack who questioned whether he wrote his own Tweets. "One of the chief glories…

18 September 2013

Dalai Lama Weighs In On Myanmar Anti-Muslim Violence


Dalai Lama weighs in on Myanmar anti-Muslim violence (via AFP)
The Dalai Lama on Tuesday urged Myanmar monks to act according to their Buddhist principles, in a plea to end the deadly violence against the country's Muslim minority. "Those Burmese monks, please, when they develop some kind of anger towards Muslim…

11 September 2013

Spain: Thousands of Catalonians Prepare 'Human Chain' Demo


Thousands of Catalonians prepare 'human chain' demo (via AFP)
Thousands of people in Catalonia are poised to unite Wednesday to form a 400-kilometre (250-mile) human chain in a bold push for independence from Spain which is fiercely opposed by Madrid. The chain will stretch across 86 cities, towns and villages…

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