Friday, 22 October, 2021

Terrifying moment great white shark is spotted just feet away from stunned surfers as deadly beast prowls waters

October 22, 2021 Patrick Knox

DRONE footage shows the jaw-dropping moment a huge great white shark comes within several feet of a child on a paddling board.  In the heart-stopping clip, the predator can clearly be seen circling the kid plus another surfer off the Read more…

China ‘tested two hypersonic orbital weapons that could breach missile defences’ – World News

mirrornews@mirror.co.uk (William Walker)

Last week it was reported that the Chinese military had launched a rocket carrying a hypersonic glide vehicle that flew through low-orbit space, circling the globe China is said to have launched a dummy weapon into space on board a Read more…

Spain’s secret service ‘injected king with female hormones to slow sex drive’ – World News

mirrornews@mirror.co.uk (Leonie Chao-Fong)

The Spanish secret service injected Juan Carlos with female hormones as his sex drive was a danger to the state, a police chief has sensationally claimed Former Spanish king Juan Carlos was reportedly injected with female hormones ( Image: REUTERS) Read more…

Family of Afghan volleyball player say she was not killed by Taliban after coach claimed she had been beheaded

Niamh Cavanagh

THE family of an Afghan volleyball player reportedly beheaded by the Taliban have said she wasn’t killed by the militants. Mahjabin Hakimi’s coach claimed she was killed earlier this month and alleged pictures of her severed head had appeared on social media. Read more…

An NYC Commission Voted to Remove a City Hall Statue of Thomas Jefferson. Where It’s Going Remains Unclear

October 19, 2021 KAREN MATTHEWS/AP

(NEW YORK) — An 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson will be removed from New York’s City Council chamber by the end of the year, a little-known city commission voted Monday, but it’s unclear where it will go. Some members of Read more…

What the Texas Abortion Law May Mean for Access in the South

September 28, 2021 Robin Marty and Leah Torres

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My Father Was a Vocal Critic of Nicaragua’s President. Now He’s a Political Prisoner

September 21, 2021 Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

My father, Francisco Aguirre-Sacasa, turned 77 this month. Normally, my entire family would gather somewhere in the States to celebrate his birthday with a late-summer cookout, a sheet cake and ice cream. This year, though, there wasn’t a cookout. It Read more…

France warn efforts to stop migrants crossing Channel could be scuppered after Britain’s submarine deal with Australia

September 16, 2021 blathnaid.corless@the-sun.co.uk

SEETHING French officials warned efforts to stop migrant crossings could be scuppered after a subs deal with Australia was sunk. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused Australia of betrayal for axing a £65billon contract in favour of a deal with Read more…

Inside Netflix’s Adoption Documentary Found, and One Genealogy Researcher’s Quest to Unite Families

October 21, 2021 Andrew R. Chow

What happens when adopted children reconnect with their birth families? This subject has served as the basis for several extremely compelling documentaries in recent years, including Three Identical Strangers and Twinsters. Joining them is Found, a gut-wrenching new documentary on Read more…

Why Filmmakers From David Lynch to Denis Villeneuve Have Struggled to Adapt Dune

October 20, 2021 Sarah Kurchak

To love Dune is to be immersed in multiple Dunes at any given time. There are the six original books by Frank Herbert and 19-plus volumes in the prelude series written by Herbert’s son, Brian, and Kevin J. Anderson. There Read more…

‘We Need To Be in the Room.’ West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose on Latino Representation in Film 

October 15, 2021 Lola Ogunnaike and Jenna Caldwell

West Side Story became an instant classic upon its release in 1961. The adaptation of the 1957 Romeo and Juliet-inspired stage musical, which starred Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer as star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony, was nominated for 11 Academy Read more…

Bergman Island Is the Rare Movie About Writers Trying To Write That Really Works

Stephanie Zacharek

Movies about artists making art—or, worse, writers trying to write—are always a risky proposition. For one thing, to everyone out there in the real world who’s scrambling to make an honest living, the job of creating stuff doesn’t seem like Read more…

Republicans Tantrum After FEC Rules Twitter Didn’t Break Election Law With Block Of Unsubstantiated Hunter Biden Article

September 14, 2021 Jason Easley

Republicans reacted with a tantrum after the FEC dismissed their complaint that Twitter violated election law by blocking an unsubstituted Hunter Biden article. The New York Times reported: The Federal Election Commission has dismissed Republican accusations that Twitter violated election Read more…

Republican Governors Just Got Called Out Big Time For Killing People With COVID

September 13, 2021 Jason Easley

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green (D) said that Republican governors are killing their constituents with COVID by discouraging vaccinations. Video: Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green calls out Republican governors for killing their constituents, “I say shame on those governors who Read more…

Republican Campaign Of Civil Disobedience Over Vaccine Mandates Totally Flops

Jason Easley

After President Biden imposed some vaccine mandates, Republicans called for civil disobedience, but the campaign is not going well. Before Biden’s order, the tax collector in Orange County, Florida, established a vaccine mandate. According to WFTV, “At the time, 45% Read more…

The Senate Has A New Voting Rights Bill That Is Supported By Every Democrat

Jason Easley

Senate Democrats are close to unveiling a new voting rights bill that has the support of every single Democrat. NBC News reported: Senate Democrats are close to an agreement on updated voting rights legislation that can get the support of Read more…

Amnesty calls for inquiry into COVID deaths in Italian nursing homes

October 22, 2021 Ed Foreman

Amnesty International has called for an independent parliamentary inquiry into COVID-19 deaths in Italian nursing homes. Italy’s nursing homes, like elsewhere in Europe, the US and beyond, have seen a major share of COVID-19 deaths, and prosecutors in a number Read more…

At least seven people dead following blast at Russian gunpowder factory

Ed Foreman

An explosion and fire at a gunpowder factory in Russia on Friday killed at least seven people, while nine remain missing, emergency officials said. The Emergency Situations Ministry said the explosion hit the Elastik factory in the Ryazan region, about Read more…

Queen Elizabeth II back in Windsor after hospital checks

Ed Foreman

Britain”s Queen Elizabeth II returned to her home at Windsor Castle home on Thursday after spending a night in hospital for checks, Buckingham Palace said. She had “reluctantly” accepted medical advice to rest and cancelled a trip to mark Northern Read more…

Video includes purported threat from Haitian gang to kill kidnapped U.S. missionaries

Ed Foreman

A Haitian gang leader has threatened to kill 17 members of a U.S. Christian missionary group being held hostage in the lawless Caribbean nation. In a video posted to social media on Thursday, a man believed to be the leader Read more…