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One dead, 9 injured in Bourbon Street mass shooting in New Orleans; 2 arrests made

New Orleans ShootingOne person was killed and nine others were injured in a mass shooting on Bourbon Street early Sunday morning, according to New Orleans police.

The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Bourbon Street near the intersection of Iberville Street.

The extent of the victims' injuries is unknown. NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison told reporters at the scene that the victims range in age from 20-37. Two victims are women; eight are men.

Harrison said officers were able to arrest two men at the scene for illegally carrying firearms. One of the men arrested had also been shot.


Deported from Palestine: Why Israel fears journalists

Journalists deprted from PalestineLast September, the United Nations Human Rights Council called for international action to curb what it described as "an Israeli campaign to evict international workers".

As Israel tightens its grip on Palestinians and their international supporters, a growing number of activists, researchers and journalists have been denied access by the Israeli authorities.

Among them is Eoin Wilson, an Irish-Scottish freelance journalist specialising in social movements and international solidarity activism. Earlier this month, he was refused entry and banned for 10 years. Here, he reflects on his ordeal at the hands of Israeli interrogators.


Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches 6

Australia thunderstorm asthma deaothsSix people have died and five remained on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia's second-largest city, officials said on Sunday.

The sixth victim died in a hospital on Saturday night from medical complications stemming from a wild thunderstorm that struck Melbourne on Monday night, a Health Department statement said.


Brutality and Courage at Standing Rock

Standing Rock ruber buletsThe dangerous Dakota Access Pipeline, and the brutal repression unleashed on its behalf, is countered by a greater force.

To me, among a multitude of outstanding positive qualities I was lucky enough to observe continually while camping at Oceti Sakowin camp for one week, the most inspiring aspect of the indigenous-led Water Protectors’ struggle at Standing Rock is courage.


4.3 magnitude earthquake near Medford, OK felt in Kansas City

4.3 earthquake in OklahomaAccording to the United States Geological survey, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake shook Medford, Okla. shortly before 9:20 a.m. CST.

According to reports on the USGS website, people felt the earthquake as far north as Fort Leavenworth, Kan. with several different locations reporting in the Kansas City area.

The quake originated approximately 2km northwest of Medford at a depth of 6.1km. It lasted 22 seconds.

TVNL Comment: Keep on fracking. This is what happens.

Norway supreme court won't offer Snowden safe passage

Snowden denied safe passage by NorwayThe Norwegian supreme court rejected Edward Snowden's bid to travel to Norway with a guarantee that he wouldn't be extradited to the U.S.

The former National Security Agency contractor launched his push in April in an attempt to travel to the country and receive the Ossietzky Prize in Oslo for his "outstanding efforts for freedom of expression," according to the BBC.



Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Says It Will Participate In Wisconsin Recount

Recount in Three statesHillary Clinton’s campaign on Saturday said that it would participate in a recount initiated by Green Party nominee Jill Stein in Wisconsin and said it would take similar action if a recount was initiated in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The campaign has taken a number of steps since election day to review election results and has not found “any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology,” Marc Elias, the campaign’s general counsel, wrote in a statement on Medium. The campaign had not planned to call for a recount, Elias wrote, but now that one is underway, it felt an obligation to participate. The extent of the campaign’s participation was not immediately clear.


Army Corps Of Engineers Tells Pipeline Protesters To Leave Camp By Dec. 5

Dakota pipeline protests to endThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers notified the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Friday that the public will not be allowed in areas being used to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In a letter to the tribe, John W. Henderson, a district commander with the Corps, said that the area will be closed by Dec. 5. Anyone found to be on "Corps-managed land" north of the Cannonball River after that date will be considered trespassing and subject to prosecution:


After 5-year study, scientists say unchecked Arctic melting may bring irreversible change

Arctic ice melting irreversibleQuickly melting ice in the Arctic with no effort to stop it may someday bring a stage where critical ecological change is uncontrollable, a team of international scientists said in a "groundbreaking" new report Friday.

In the Arctic Resilience Report, released Friday, the team of scientists said Arctic ice is melting faster than ever before and it will probably only get worse. In fact, the ecological change currently happening in the Arctic region is unprecedented, they say, and could one day become irreversible.


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