Photos of Burning Man 2013

“Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday evening. The event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance”


From Alaska to Argentina In 500 Days of Biking!

Incredible Collage of Travelling Moments

Che Guevara\’s travels through South America, which inspired the writing of his famous motorcycle diaries, have also inspired others to go on their own epic motorcycle trips. Join Alex Chacon, of Texas, as he navigates the amazing and beautiful vistas and roads of the pan American route from Alaska to Argentina in 500 days of glorious natural beauty. See the gorgeous scenes he has passed in his year and a half of travelling.


Plot to kill Hindus, Glasgow connection

Vicky Nanjappa


Dr Imran Ahmed alias Immu bhai who was arrested in Bangalore in connection with a plot aimed at assasinating scores of Hindu leaders would be crucial to the investigation which had shown signs of withering away. The National Investigating Agency made this arrest in Bangalore while Dr Ahmed says that he had visited the country on a fake passport.
What is ironical about this accused is that he is related to Kafeel Ahmed the Glasgow bomber.

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Ayatollah: ‘Wipe Israel off face of Earth’ — Says Jewish state must be obliterated

Ayatollah: \’Wipe Israel off face of Earth\’ By Reza Khalili, WND

WND Says Jewish state must be obliterated

An influential Iranian cleric has warned President Obama not to include Israel in any nuclear negotiations because the Jewish state must be destroyed.

“What is visible is that Obama has agreed to include the fake Zionist regime (Israel) in future negotiations,” said Ayatollah Mohammad Khatami, a member of Iran’s Assembly of Experts.

“However, we firmly believe [Israel] must be wiped off the face of the earth and we don’t recognize [its existence].” Khatami said according to IRNA, the official news agency of the Islamic Republic.


What have BBC audiences been told about the P5+1 deal with Iran?

BBC Watch

Some of the groundwork for the prevalent themes used in the BBC’s later coverage of the news that the P5+1 had agreed the terms of an interim agreement with Iran was already laid down nearly two weeks prior to that agreement in a November 12th article titled “US challenge to convince Mid-East allies over Iran” by the BBC’s State Department correspondent Kim Ghattas which appeared on the BBC News website’s US & Canada page, as well as in the ‘Features & Analysis’ section of its Middle East page. 

Ghattas Iran deal

In that article, Ghattas used specific language in order to herd readers towards viewing some of the regional responses to the then still unsigned interim deal as reactions based purely on emotions – rather than on any concrete scientific or strategic factors with which audiences might need to familiarise themselves in order to fully understand the issue.

Ghattas opened: [all…

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Japan and South Korea defy China in new air defence zone

China News

Japanese and South Korean military aircraft flew through disputed air space over the East China Sea without informing China, officials said on Thursday, challenging a new Chinese air defense zone that has increased regional tensions and sparked concerns of an unintended clash.

The move came after Tokyo’s close ally Washington defied China’s demand that airplanes flying through its unilaterally announced zone identify themselves to Chinese authorities, flying two unarmed B-52 bombers over the islands on Tuesday without informing Beijing.

Tensions have ratcheted up since Beijing’s weekend announcement of the zone that includes the skies over islands at the heart of a feud between Japan and China, and its demand that planes flying in the area first notify Chinese authorities.

Japan and the United States have sharply criticized the move, which some experts said was aimed not only at chipping away at Tokyo’s control of the islands, known as the…

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