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Colombian oil pipeline bombed causing water contamination

Oil spill
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An oil pipeline carrying crude across the Andes has been bombed, resulting in a fire and spillage into the local river. The operator released footage of the site showing a plume of smoke rising in the air.

The Transandino pipeline was damaged in a bomb attack that happened Orito municipality in Putumayo Department in Southern Colombia. According to the oil and gas giant Ecopetrol, which operates the pipeline, it was the 19th such incident this year alone.


Four people killed after gunman opens fire in a bar in Kansas

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Four people have been killed and at least five others injured after a gunman, who is reportedly still at large, entered a bar in Kansas City and started shooting.

The incident took place shortly before 1:30am at the Tequila KC bar on Central Avenue in downtown Kansas. Approximately 40 people were in the venue when the incident occurred.

Police say there was at least one attacker, armed with a handgun, and the victims were all Hispanic males, according to 41 Action News.


20,000 attend Scottish independence march in Edinburgh

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Scottish independence supporters march through Edinburgh during an All Under One Banner march on Saturday.
Thousands of people have attended a pro-Scottish independence march through the streets of Edinburgh as organisers insist momentum is growing in the face of a possible no-deal Brexit.

Groups and organisations that support separation from the UK joined the All Under One Banner (AUOB) procession on Saturday in the final event of the year, following marches in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Perth over the summer.

AUOB hoped to get at least 100,000 people to take part in the rally.

Comment: Scotland's clear desire for independence only gives further cause for England's establishment to prevent Brexit ever happening: Also check out SOTT radio's:


Five dead after cargo plane runs out of fuel en route to Ukraine

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Five people have reportedly died after a plane crashed in an emergency landing when it ran out on fuel on route from Spain
Five people have reportedly died after a plane crashed in an emergency landing when it ran out on fuel on route from Spain.

The Soviet-designed four-engine plane vanished from radar at 7.10am this morning when it was just over eight miles from its destination airport in Ukraine, emergencies service said in a statement.

One of the surviving crew called the service at 7.29am to report the emergency landing of the plane, which was found a mile from Lviv airport.


Judge shoots himself in court amidst rumors of case interference


Khanakorn: Expected to recover
The suicide bid by a judge who shot himself in a Yala courtroom after handing down a ruling on Friday has sparked concerns over possible interference in the case.

Khanakorn Pianchana, a senior judge at the Yala provincial court, pulled out a pistol and shot himself at the end of a hearing on Friday afternoon, officials said. He was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery for injuries said not to be life-threatening. The incident reportedly took place in a third-floor courtroom.

About 3.30pm, Suriyan Hongvilai, spokesman of the Office of the Judiciary, said Mr Khanakorn had apparently acted out of stress from personal issues.

He said the Office of the Judiciary would launch a fact-finding probe into the incident.


Authorities still looking for 'key' information on missing 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez

Missing child
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A missing poster of 5-year old Dulce Maria Alavez is shown posted on the window of the Bridgeton Police department in Bridgeton, N.J., September 18, 2019.
The search for 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez, who has been missing for more than two weeks after vanishing from a New Jersey park, continues with few answers and few clues, authorities said Friday.

"We are still searching for that key piece of information that we need to lead us to Dulce or to the circumstances surrounding her disappearance," Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McCrae said at a press conference Friday afternoon.

She implored the public to contact officials with any piece of information that may help, including seeing a child that looks like Dulce or observing that a person they know may have been behaving differently within the last two weeks.

"No piece of information is too small or too insignificant," Webb-McCrae said.

Bizarro Earth

Four homeless men bludgeoned to death in Manhattan

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The bodies were in Manhattan
Four men thought to be homeless have been battered to death in New York in the space of a single night, with a fifth critically injured, police say.

Their suspected killer was detained by police as an attack was in progress in Chinatown and the suspected weapon, a long metal object, was recovered.

All of the victims died of blunt trauma to the head and appear to have been asleep when they were attacked.

They were assaulted at three different locations in Manhattan.

Comment: Just a few days ago: Police officer stabs four of his fellow policemen to death in Paris - UPDATE: Killer had 'converted to Islam' and 'heard voices' before rampage

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Israeli Supreme Court quashes prosecutor's attempts to reopen case against Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour

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Dareen Tatour at the Nazareth Court House, September 2016.
Four years after she was arrested by Israeli police over a poem she had written and published on social media, Dareen Tatour's legal battles are finally over.

The Israeli Supreme Court rejected last week a petition filed by the state prosecutors that was made in an attempt to reopen the case against her.

Tatour, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, was convicted of three counts of incitement and supporting a terrorist organization in May 2018, over a series of poems she published on social media. She spent three years under house arrest and months in prison before being released.



Woman shot when dog jumps onto car console, causes gunfire

Dog in car
An Oklahoma woman was shot in the thigh when a dog inside the vehicle with her jumped onto a back seat console, causing a gun under the console to fire.

The Enid News & Eagle reports that Tina Springer was in the passenger seat of the vehicle that had stopped Thursday to wait for a train in Enid in northern Oklahoma. The yellow Labrador retriever, which belongs to the 79-year-old driver Brent Parks, was in the back seat and jumped onto the folding console. That's when the .22-caliber handgun under the console went off.

Bizarro Earth

Fringe group claims it planned 'eat the babies' stunt at AOC town hall meeting

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A fringe political group claimed responsibility for a strange stunt at a town hall speech by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was interrupted repeatedly by a woman who boisterously claimed people need to save the planet by "eating babies."

The woman, who had taken off her jacket to reveal a T-shirt that read "Save the planet. Eat the children," was acting on behalf of the political group LaRouchePAC, the group tweeted Thursday night..

Video shows the woman continuing to raise her voice as Ocasio-Cortez shows little reaction. The woman goes on, saying, "Even if we would bomb Russia, we still have too many people, too much pollution, so we have to get rid of the babies. Just stopping having babies is not enough; we need to eat the babies."

Comment: However tasteless the stunt, the LaRouche group pointed up the lunacy of the Green New Deal's logic if taken to its conclusion. The platform does include population reduction which is espoused by many of its backers.