The link below is to an article that takes a look at the death of Fred Phelps and his twisted legacy.
Originally posted on Flavorwire:
Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment this afternoon. The New York Police Department is investigating with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine exact cause of death, but some headlines are citing a drug overdose. The actor has struggled with substance abuse in the past, but remained clean for over 20 years — until 2013 when he entered rehab for a heroin addiction and prescription pills. An accomplished theater veteran, Hoffman was a frequent collaborator of director Paul Thomas Anderson’s, appearing in five of his films, including Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and most recently, The Master. The celebrated actor leaves behind three children and his wife, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell.
Originally posted on National Post | News:
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s interior minister on Sunday pledged to deal decisively with any attempts to destabilize the country, a thinly veiled warning to supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi occupying two squares in Cairo in a month-long stand-off with the security forces.
The warning came as authorities said that the death toll in weekend clashes between Mohammed Morsi’s Islamist backers and security forces near one of those sit-ins had reached 72, in the deadliest single outbreak of violence since the July 3 military coup.
“I assure the people of Egypt that the police are determined to maintain security and safety to their nation and are capable of doing so,” Mohammed Ibrahim told a graduation ceremony at the national police academy. “We will very decisively deal with any attempt to undermine stability,” said Ibrahim, who is in charge of the police.
Ibrahim’s comments added pressure on Morsi’s backers…
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A major disaster has occurred in the Texan town of West where a fertiliser plant has exploded, with casualties expected to run into the hundreds, with many dead.
The link below is to an article reporting on the death of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The link below is to an article reporting on the latest news from the Algerian hostage crisis in the Sahara. Many more dead have been found following the end of the siege.