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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:00 pm 
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hey don't be so lazy, make one for me too :smoke:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:42 am 
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'Biggest ever' fatberg weighing whopping 130 tonnes found in east London sewer

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I thought Trump had postponed his trip to England.....

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:48 am 
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I believe the Fatbergs are only distantly related to the Drumpfs.

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Dunno if this is spankin' new or even a good idea, but I'd never seen it before:

A DVD that also plays on a turntable...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:38 am 
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'Biggest ever' fatberg weighing whopping 130 tonnes found in east London sewer

http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/uknews/bi ... ocid=ientp

I thought Trump had postponed his trip to England.....


So that's why we aren't supposed to flush diapers, wet wipes, & tampoons down the toilet. This great information cost me half a weeks pay. :wink:

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Tampons are worse even, they can do quite a lot of damage to the drainpipes.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:42 pm 
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North Korea fires unidentified missile, South Korea says
Last updated 19:32, September 15 2017

North Korea has fired an unidentified missile from its capital, Pyongyang, over Japan, according to South Korea's military.

It was launched at 6.57am local time on Friday (9.57am NZT) and flew over the northern island of Hokkaido before landing 2000km away in the Pacific Ocean, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK.

Japan didn't attempt to shoot it down.

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North Korea has increased its missile launches this year. (File photo)

In Japan, an alert was issued on television and via cellphones, warning people to take shelter inside a building or underground.

Japan protested the latest launch in the strongest terms and would take appropriate and timely action at the United Nations and elsewhere, staying in close contact with the United States and South Korea, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.

Suga told reporters that the situation was similar to that when a missile was fired over Japan on August 29, NHK reported. North Korea had called that test a "meaningful prelude" to a threatened launch into waters near the American territory of Guam.

The South Korean and US militaries were analysing details of the launch, the South's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

The US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the launch "put millions of Japanese into duck and cover" before it landed in the Pacific Ocean, and added that top US officials had fully coordinated after the test-launch.

Timeline: Key recent weapons tests by North Korea:

May 14, 2017: North Korea fires a newly developed intermediate-range Hwasong-12 missile it says can carry a heavy nuclear warhead.

May 21, 2017: North Korea tests a Pukguksong-2 missile that uses solid fuel, which is harder to detect by outsiders before launch.

June 8, 2017: North Korea fires several projectiles believed to be short-range surface-to-ship cruise missiles.

July 4, 2017: North Korea test-launches its first intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-14, at a highly lofted trajectory.

July 28, 2017: North Korea fires another Hwasong-14, again at a lofted trajectory, but outsider experts say its full range would reach far into the US mainland, including cities such as Chicago.

August 9, 2017: North Korea announces a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to US bombers.

August 29, 2017: North Korea fires an intermediate-range Hwasong-12 that flies over Japan before plunging into the northern Pacific Ocean.

September 3, 2017: North Korea carries out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date, claiming it was a hydrogen bomb.

September 15, 2017: North Korea fires an intermediate-range missile over Japan into the Pacific; it flew about 3,700 kilometers, its longest-ever flight.

- Source: AP

"We have just got done with the calls we always make to coordinate among ourselves. Steady as she goes," Mattis told reporters traveling with him during a visit to the US Strategic Command, which oversees US nuclear forces.

South Korea's presidential Blue House has called an urgent National Security Council meeting.

New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel alerts for Japan and South Korea say there is "some risk" due to "heightened tensions in the region".

A ministry spokesman said it advised caution in both countries. "For North Korea, we advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel."

There are currently 483 New Zealanders registered as being in South Korea, 662 registered in Japan and no New Zealanders registered as being in North Korea.

On Friday, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern said she advocated a multi-lateral approach to the situation in North Korea.

New Zealand needed to work with other heads of state, through the UN, she said.

"Of course, we always maintain our independent foreign policy but our view on issues of this magnitude is it's never too late to talk, and the UN is the best way to undertake those conversations...

"We can never underestimate the importance of us using our voice to call for peace, to call for calm, and to call for cool heads, particularly when nuclear weapons are involved."

The North's launch comes a day after the North threatened to sink Japan and reduce the United States to "ashes and darkness" for supporting a UN Security Council resolution imposing new sanctions against it for its September 3 nuclear test.

That test was a "perfect success" and confirmed the precision and technology of the bomb, according to the Korean Central News Agency. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has claimed that his regime could mount a hydrogen bomb onto an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The North previously launched a ballistic missile from Sunan on August 29 which flew over Japan's Hokkaido island and landed in the Pacific waters. Japan called it an "unprecedented threat" to the country.

- Agencies

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/9687 ... ile-yonhap

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Reports coming in of a "security situation" at the Parsons Green underground railway station in South West London

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Trump warns terrorist that Scotland Yard is hot on their heels, possible assisting their escape...new levels of dumb ass even for cheeto... :smoke:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:59 pm 
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British police arrest 18-year-old, raid house after London tube blast
Last updated 02:19, September 17 2017

British police have made a "significant" arrest and raided a house in the urgent manhunt for suspects a day after the London tube blast that injured 29 people.

Police said an 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in the port of Dover on the English Channel. He is being questioned under the UK Terrorism Act. Dover is a major ferry port for travel between Britain and France.

"We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning," deputy assistant police commissioner Neil Basu said. But he warned that the investigation was ongoing and the terrorist threat level remained at "critical", meaning a government task force that included the security services believed another attack was imminent.

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Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the blast.

Basu's comments suggested other dangerous suspects may still be at large.

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Witnesses described seeing a "wall of fire" as the bomb - hidden in a plastic bucket inside a supermarket freezer bag - went off about 8.20am (7.20pm NZ Time) while the train was at the Parsons Green station in southwest London.

The 18-year-old suspect hasn't been charged or identified. Police say he will be brought to a south London police station for more questioning. Police haven't said if he was suspected of planting the bomb or if he played a supporting role in a possible plot.

On Saturday afternoon (Sunday morning NZ Time), police evacuated a residential address in Surrey, southern England, to carry out a search in relation to the tube explosion.

Police said in a statement that residents in the buildings surrounding the address were also being evacuated as a precautionary measure.

"Cordons are being put in place at a 100-metre radius to facilitate the Metropolitan Police Service's operation, which is being supported by colleagues from Surrey Police," they said.

Authorities had increased the terrorism threat level to "critical" late on Friday (Saturday NZT), after a bomb partially exploded during the morning rush hour.

Police are combing through CCTV images and have extensively studied the remains of the device without giving details about it. But images from inside the tube carriage after the blast showed the device was contained in a bucket with wires hanging out of it and that it was concealed in a plastic shopping bag.

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A woman reacts outside Parsons Green tube station in London, following the explosion.

The train hit by the bomber at Parsons Green station in southwest London had video cameras in each carriage, and the London tube network has thousands of cameras at the entrances to stations and along the labyrinth of subterranean and aboveground passageways leading from the entryway to the trains.

Officials have hinted there may be more than one person involved, but haven't released details in what is termed an ongoing and covert inquiry.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said raising the threat level to its highest point was a "proportionate and sensible step". Police called on the public to be vigilant.

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An injured woman is led away after the blast on Friday.

The soldiers will add to the armed police presence on Saturday at public places to deter attacks after the Friday rush-hour blast on a London District Line train. No arrests have been made. The explosion and an ensuing stampede at the station injured 29 people. None of the injuries, some of them burns, were believed to be life-threatening.

The bomb went off around 8:20am on Friday (7.20pm NZT) as the train, carrying commuters from the suburbs - including many schoolchildren - was at Parsons Green station.

The station was reopened on Saturday, officials said, restoring some normalcy to London's transport network after a day of severe disruption. There was no sign of panic among Londoners and the weekend life of the city continued undeterred by the raised threat level.

Officials said the bomb was intended to do grave harm to commuters. Analysts said the injuries would have been far worse had the entire device exploded.

"They were really lucky with this one. It could have really become much worse," said terrorism specialist Magnus Ranstorp, of the Swedish Defence University.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was carried out by an affiliated unit.

Britain has endured four other attacks this year, which have killed a total of 36 people. The other attacks in London - near the UK Parliament, on London Bridge and near a mosque in Finsbury Park in north London - used vehicles and knives.

In addition, a suicide bomber struck a packed concert hall in Manchester in northern England, killing 22 people. That attack in May also briefly caused the threat level to be set at "critical".

- AP, Reuters

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/96 ... ube-bomber

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:29 am 
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Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said.


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Antonio Guterres told the BBC that unless she acted now, "the tragedy will be absolutely horrible".

The UN has warned the offensive could amount to ethnic cleansing.

Myanmar says it is responding to last month's deadly attacks by militants and denies it is targeting civilians.

The military launched its operation after the attacks on police in the northern Rakhine state.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41297145

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Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said.


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Antonio Guterres told the BBC that unless she acted now, "the tragedy will be absolutely horrible".

The UN has warned the offensive could amount to ethnic cleansing.

Myanmar says it is responding to last month's deadly attacks by militants and denies it is targeting civilians.

The military launched its operation after the attacks on police in the northern Rakhine state.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41297145


Too late..... :cry:

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Policing Kiwi style

Kapi-Mana police call for owners of half a kilo of cannabis
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Last updated 15:08, September 18 2017

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Optimistic Kapi-Mana police are calling for the owner of this lost cannabis stash to come forward.

It's a lost and found story worthy of Cheech and Chong after dopey dope fiends let their stash find its way to police.

Wellington District Police posted a picture of the half-kilo of primo buds in a tongue-in-cheek appeal to its owners on its Facebook page on Sunday night replete with the hash... tag #wonderiftheywillcall.

"We've located a substantial amount of cannabis and would like to speak to its owner. If this is yours can you please get in touch with us."

The post sparked up the comments section with at least one commenter offering the orphaned herbs a good home.

Another was simply a GIF of Homer J. Simpson vanishing, backwards as he is swallowed by a hedge of marijuana leaves.

"It needs to be thoroughly destroyed by being rolled up in paper and burnt," another commenter quipped.

While clear-headed readers would probably think twice before contacting the authorities, many commenters were lobbying for the stash on "medicinal" grounds.

Given the highly unlikely chance of the stash being claimed police can always follow Billy T. James' lead and create "hats" from the illicit haul.

A spokeswoman said police were always looking at different ways to communicate on social media.

"We try to be informative and fun at the same time. This approach works well for us, and often results in much higher engagement with our followers. It's one way of reminding the public to let us know about concerning activity in their communities, by notifying police through official channels," she said.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/969529 ... f-cannabis

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