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One dead after fire ravages one of Russia's biggest shopping centres

The blaze has caused the roof of the large

The blaze has caused the roof of the large shopping mall to collapse as firefighters struggle to tackle the flames. Investigators are looking into possible arson or failed safety regulations.
Emergency services suspect that a "criminal" act is behind a major fire at one of Russia's biggest shopping centres on the outskirts of Moscow.

The blaze, which broke out on Friday morning, has left at least one person dead, according to Russian media reports.

It happened at Mega Khimki shopping centre, north of the Russian capital, around seven kilometres from Sheremetyevo International Airport.

"Firefighters are fighting a fire with an area of 7,000 m2 in the Moscow region," announced on Telegram the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.

"Due to the collapse of the roof, the fire instantly spread to a large area," the ministry said on Instagram, citing the difficulty of firefighters working on site.


Fire

Nearly 300 shops burnt after massive fire in Pakistan's Islamabad

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A massive fire broke out Wednesday at a popular Sunday Bazaar in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, burning nearly 300 shops and stalls.

The blaze started near Gate No 7 of the Bazaar where second-hand clothes and carpets are sold, according to various media reports.

Officials said that 10 fire brigade vehicles fought for several hours to extinguish the fire. They were helped by two fire tenders of the Pakistan Air Force.

However, no causalities have been reported following the incident.


Snakes in Suits

Grey's Anatomy writer who based episodes on her own stories of battling cancer, having abortion, admits she made it all up for attention

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Elisabeth Finch admits in the interview with journalist Peter Kiefer - who first broke the story of her lies for The Ankler - that she 'f****d up'. She is shown, front right, in an episode of Grey's Anatomy.
The Grey's Anatomy writer accused of faking a cancer battle and fabricating stories of abortion and family suicide to inspire episodes of the show has confessed that she made it all up in a bombshell interview with The Ankler.

Elisabeth Finch admits in the interview with journalist Peter Kiefer - who first broke the story of her lies for The Ankler - that she 'f****d up'.

'What I did was wrong. Not okay. F***d up. All the words,' she said.

Comment: What is clear from this story is that Finch is still attempting to garner sympathy, spinning her pathological lies and manipulations into a 'poor me' narrative. Not to engage in armchair diagnosis, but this case has all the signs of a psychopathic personality disorder.

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Syringe

Shocking video shows woman drop dead during fitness class

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The woman — who was identified as Betsy Dayana Jaramillo Ramírez — was caught on the gym’s CCTV weightlifting when she stopped and fell forward.
A 28-year-old woman unexpectedly dropped dead while working out at a gym in Ecuador.

The woman — who was identified as Betsy Dayana Jaramillo Ramírez — is believed to have suffered a heart attack at Zona Muscular gym in Santa Rosa, El Oro province, on Nov. 29.

Ramírez was captured on the gym's video footage doing squats and weightlifting when she suddenly stopped and fell forward, face-planting on the floor.

Other gym-goers, most of them women, rushed to help Ramírez. They sat her in the recovery position while continuously checking her pulse until paramedics arrived.

Comment: Just a few days ago: US sports announcer Bob Rathbun begins convulsing and loses consciousness on air




Colosseum

UK approves new coal mine - will take at least 2 years to build and will not generate power for homes

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The Woodhouse Colliery project is expected to take two years to build and create 500 jobs. However, many say it will set back Britain in its bid to meet climate goals.
The Woodhouse Colliery project is expected to take two years to build and create 500 jobs. However, many say it will set back Britain in its bid to meet climate goals.

The UK approved its first new deep coal mine in three decades on Wednesday, sparking swift criticism from environmental groups.

Britain's Conservative government has defended the project, with Cabinet Minister Michael Gove saying it would have a "neutral effect" on climate change, but activists warn the mine could deal a major blow to the UK's climate goals.

What do we know about the project?

Comment: The UK is still importing Russian energy: UK 'quietly' imports $919 million worth of Russian oil since March - The Times


Black Magic

Clown world: The ADL issues statement declaring Ukraine's Azov Battalion no longer 'far-right'

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Andriy Biletsky, the founder of Ukraine's neo nazi Azov Battalion
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has emailed The Grayzone a defense of the Azov Battalion and refused to condemn the Pentagon for honoring a veteran of the group who sports Nazi-inspired tattoos.

A November 9 email from the Anti-Defamation League to The Grayzone provided a twisted defense of Ukraine's Azov Battalion. Despite its self-proclaimed "anti-hate" mission, the ADL insisted in the email it "does not" consider Azov as the "far right group it once was."

The Azov Battalion is a neo-Nazi unit formally integrated into the US government-backed Ukrainian military. Founded by Andriy Biletsky, who has infamously vowed to "lead the white races of the world in a final crusade...against Semite-led untermenschen," Azov was once widely condemned by Western corporate media and the human rights industry for its association with Nazism. Then came the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

In the months that immediately followed, Azov led the Ukrainian military's defense of Mariupol, the group's longtime stronghold. As the militia assumed a frontline role in the war against Russia, Western media led a campaign to rebrand Azov as misunderstood freedom fighters while accusing its critics of echoing Kremlin talking points. The New York Times has even referred to the unit as the "celebrated Azov Battalion."

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Handcuffs

Indonesia releases convicted Bali bomber Umar Patek

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Indonesia said Umar Patek (second left) had "shown changes" and pledged allegiance to the Indonesian state
Indonesia has released on parole Umar Patek, convicted for his role in the Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people in 2002, after he completed just more than half of his sentence.

Patek, a member of the Al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), was jailed for 20 years in 2012 after he was found guilty of mixing the bombs used in the attack on two busy nightclubs in the resort town of Kuta.

Following his release, Patek will be required to join a "mentoring programme" until April 2030, according to a statement from the ministry of law and human rights on Wednesday that announced his release.

His parole will be revoked if he violates any of its terms during that time, the ministry added.

The Bali attacks were the worst in Indonesian history and led to a crackdown on hardline groups such as JI. Australia and the United States also provided funding and assistance to strengthen Jakarta's counterterrorism operations.

Indonesia announced in August that Patek had become eligible for parole after some reductions to his sentence, in a decision criticised by Australia, home to 88 of the Bali attacks.

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Briefcase

Trump Organization, executive, found guilty in New York criminal tax fraud trial

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NY AG Letitia James filed suit Wednesday against Donald Trump, his three oldest kids Eric, Don Jr. and Ivanka, as well as the Trump Organization, alleging fraudulent business practices September 21, 2022
Former President Donald Trump's company, the Trump Organization, was convicted of tax crimes committed by two of its longtime executives following the conclusion of a trial in the New York Supreme Court.

Two company entities, the Trump Corporation and the Trump Payroll Corp., were on trial and were both found guilty on all 17 counts the company faced, including conspiracy, scheme to defraud, criminal tax fraud, and falsifying business records.

Additionally, the real estate, hospitality, and golf resort company also faces the possibility of a $1.6 million fine.

New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) issued a statement following the ruling, saying there's "no tolerance for individuals or organizations that violate our laws to line their pockets."

Comment: Woke lawyer Letitia James has been gunning for Trump since she took office. It's a personal vendetta, only made worse by the fact that he actually won the presidency. Along with that pet project, she has been wreaking the usual SJW havoc.


Newspaper

At last, mainstream journalists are starting to report the truth about youth gender clinics

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The rise of youth gender clinics in Western nations has presented a case study in the dysfunction of mainstream media. Famous mastheads and broadcasters, especially those regarded as progressive, have failed to cover major stories in this area, bungled those they have covered, and ignored scientific evidence that conflicts with the demand that self-identified gender must trump biological sex in all areas of policy-making (a system of beliefs often described as gender ideology). Interested news consumers have been left to sift through the uneven reporting on this subject that takes place on social media, where gold nuggets of truth intermingle freely with misinformation.

Yet many people still believe that it's worthwhile to critique journalists who cover (or, more commonly, fail to cover) this topic, in the hope that they will ultimately choose to do their job properly. And there are good practical reasons for doing so. As with other specialized issues, if the mass media doesn't cover it, only a small minority of (typically web-savvy) people will make it their business to educate themselves. And while New York Times coverage alone won't dissuade a non-binary girl from a double mastectomy or other irreversible medical steps, Times reporting can get the attention of those elite policymakers — in politics, health care, and academia — who've legitimized and facilitated the medicalised transition of a fast-expanding group of minors.

NPC

World Cup wokeness annoys not only super-conservative Qatar

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German team members cover their mouths in 'silent protest' in support of LGBTQ rights during the Qatar 2022 World Cup
As German fans struggle to come to terms with the 'absolute catastrophe' of their team crashing out of its second consecutive World Cup, some are blaming the team's focus on LGBTQ issues as a major distraction leading to defeat.

Just last month, Germany's football powerhouse flew into Qatar on wings of glory, with its Lufthansa aircraft emblazoned with the logo 'Diversity Wins', setting the tone for what would become more of a hectoring lecture tour than any sporting event.

Once on Arab ground, the footballers from Team Germany continued to court dissent in their host country, Qatar, which criminalizes homosexual conduct, by attempting to wear 'One Love' armbands in support of gay rights. When FIFA voted down this social justice promotion, the German team had their group photo taken with their hands over their mouths as a "silent act of rebellion."

But just as fast as they touched down in Qatar with their message of tolerance, they were already packing their bags after suffering a humiliating early defeat. They were beaten on the pitch, fair and square, not in the cultural war - but the casual observer could be excused for forgetting that the main game of the World Cup is supposed to be football, and the main job of the German (or any other) team is to kick the ball, not their hosts. Some observers, like former Russian national team coach Valery Gazzaev, even argued that the Germans lost because they were more focused on preaching than playing.