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Six killed after vehicle drives into crowd waiting to attend carnival in Belgium 

Authorities in Belgium adjusted the death toll from four to six after a car plowed into people waiting to attend a carnival in the town of Strépy-Bracquegnies on Sunday. "A car drove from the back at high speed. And we have a few dozen injured and unfortunately several people who are killed,'' Jacques Gobert, mayor of the neighboring town La Louviere said. Prosecutor Damien Verheyen said 26 people were injured, 10 were in critical condition.

#Belgium #StrépyBracquegnies “The triumph was hailed as a Wright Brothers moment. The mini 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) copter named Ingenuity, in fact, carried a bit of wing fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, which made similar history at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.” Bhutan has given more than 60% of its people a Covid-19 vaccine shot. Some villages were reached by helicopter, and health workers hiked through ice and snow. Among the 8 killed in Indiana by a lone gunman, at least 4 of them were from the local Sikh community. Their names are: Jasvinder Kaur, 50; Amarjit Sekhon, 49; Jaswinder Singh, 70; and Amarjeet Johal, 66. A British museum is rejecting to acquire these Indian arts as it believes some of them should have never left India. Now, an American museum is planning to get them. Meanwhile, none from India, least of all the regime, is even bothered to bring them back. Sensational revelations. Mark Zuckerberg uses Signal and not WhatsApp. Uses another app for FB chat that has encryption, but not the FB chat app itself. This tells the world what a dangerous company Facebook is for the world. Blinded by its fears of losing influence in Africa and by a colonial view of the continent’s people, France remained close to the “racist, corrupt and violent regime’’ responsible for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, a report released on Friday says. Going by the global trend, our future generations would not need it anyway. Spectators from outside Japan won’t be allowed in Tokyo Olympics because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

WOW! Came across this story yesterday, sharing it now. This is simply, simply incredible. By the way, the average lifespan of the Laysan albatross is 40, which makes Wisdom’s feat all the more spectacular. WOW! This happened yesterday, which the Guardian carried today. This effectively means Willie B Smith can live on for years now, if not the entire length of his natural life. The events of January 26 are reflective of shrinking patience with a government which is increasingly being seen as insensitive and is blatantly misusing state machinery to curb dissent, former ADG of Border Security Force SK Sood writes. Forty years ago, Louis Beam had the idea of using the internet to drive a movement. Today, his vision is disturbingly prevalent. ! Larry King, iconic American TV personality, dies. He was 87. Although no reason for his death was given, CNN reported that he was hospitalized with Covid-19.

There are more troops in Washington, DC today than there are US troops in Afghanistan at this moment.

By the way, two troopers removed from security over their links with far-right extremist groups. A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor have helped raise money to renovate a Vermont community playground. I sincerely hope President Donald Trump pardons Ross William Ulbricht, who is serving double-life imprisonment plus 40 years without the possibility of a parole. The young man didn’t commit any violent crime. He was more of an entrepreneur than a criminal.

The Tyrant will...
RT @KrisNair1
Will a Prime Minister of any Country harm its own people to win an election ? When Phil Spector was convicted for murder in 2003, I was truly heartbroken. I am in a way happy that he has passed away. Jail was not a place for him. Having gone through the worst of sanctions and assassinations of a prominent military leader and a top scientist, Iran now believes it doesn’t need the JCPOA anymore. North Korea and, now, Iran have shown that you get nothing if you break the camel’s back.

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