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REPORT: Crime Magazine Publisher Has His Car Set On Fire InAlleged Arson Attack

The publisher of a Glasgow crime magazine had his car set on fire Nov. 1, according to Press Gazette. “I looked out the window and the whole backyard was ablaze,” James Cruickshank, the publisher, told Press Gazette. “It was just horrendous.” This fire is not part of the following story. By Photo Spirit. Shutterstock. Cruickshank said he heard popping noises outside and saw his car, right next to his house, on fire, Press Gazette reported. “We were really lucky the house didn’t go on fire because the vehicle was parked close to the house. Everyone’s surprised the house never got a mark apart from smoke damage,” he said. A second car also caught on fire nearby, which Police Scotland described as “willful,” according to the outlet. Several individuals visited 30 shops that sell The Digger, Cruickshank’s magazine, in Glasgow and tried to intimidate them to stop selling it, Press Gazette reported. Only two agreed. (RELATED: ‘I Won’t Be Intimidated’: Lindsey Graham Ambushed By Two Women As He Arrived In DC) “We know who went around the two shops who stopped selling it. That’s a really big gangster in Scotland because we were writing about

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Jeremy Corbyn Readmitted To Labour Party After Suspension Over Anti-Semitism Probe Comments

Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will be readmitted to the party after being suspended following a probe that found it unlawfully discriminated against its Jewish members, numerous sources reported. A five-member disciplinary panel from the party decided Tuesday that Corbyn be readmitted, according to Sky News. Corbyn had been suspended Oct. 29 after an investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) found that during Corbyn’s leadership, complaints of anti-Semitism were not properly handled. (RELATED: Former Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Suspended After Anti-Semitism Probe Finds Party Discriminated Against Jewish Members) Corbyn refused to accept the findings of the probe, and instead insisted that the “scale of the problem was dramatically overstated for political reasons by our opponents inside and outside the party, as well as by much of the media,” according to the Wall Street Journal. Corbyn also gave a press conference and said “I’m not part of the problem,” according to Sky News.  A Labour spokesperson announced that “in light of his comments made today and his failure to retract them subsequently, the Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn pending investigation,” Business Insider reported in October. Corbyn also had his whip removed from the Parliamentary Labour Party. Corbyn

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Mass Grave Found Near Border, Thought To Be Linked To Cartel Rivalries: Report

At least 11 bodies were found in unmarked graves with suspected links to Mexican cartel rivalries three hours southwest of El Paso, Texas, according to the Border Report on Monday.The 11 bodies were found in a farming community near Nuevo Casas Grandes, in the northwest Chihuahua corridor by Mexican federal police, the National Guard, and the National Commission for the Search of Disappeared Persons, though officials did not officially release the identities, according to the Border Report. An alleged La Linea drug cartel member Cruz Iván, also known as “El Cholo,” 28, told Mexican officials about the graves during an investigative interrogation into the mass murder of the nine Americans, Mexican newspaper Diario de Juarez reported Sunday. The Americans, three women and six children from a Mormon community called the Lebaron family were murdered on Nov. 4, 2019. Another alleged member of La Linea drug cartel linked to murder of 9 Americanshttps://t.co/uiTw88Qn68 — WREG News Channel 3 (@3onyourside) September 30, 2020 Iván allegedly supervised the burials of rivals for La Linea, the remains of the Juarez cartel who have been at war with the Sinaloa cartel since 2004, TorchStone Global Vice President Scott Stewart said, according to the

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Winston Churchill Painting Showing The British Leader’s Favorite Alcoholic Morning Beverage Sells For $1.3 Million

A painting by Winston Churchill that depicts the British statesman’s favorite whiskey was sold for $1.3 million, among the highest prices the amateur artist’s works have ever fetched, numerous sources reported. The oil painting, called “Jug with Bottles” was made in the 1930s and shows a bottle of Johnny Walker’s Black label whiskey, Churchill’s favorite brand, with a jug and glasses. The sale, which occurred at a Sotheby’s online auction, was around five times more than it was anticipated to sell for, Agence France-Presses reported Tuesday.  #AuctionUpdate Last Orders????This still-life of a bottle of whisky, painted by Sir Winston Churchill in the 1930s, meets stiff competition, selling for £983,000 – the fourth highest price for his paintings at auction.#SothebysModBrit pic.twitter.com/8yVT5bkK0c — Sotheby’s (@Sothebys) November 17, 2020 Churchill enjoyed painting as much as he enjoyed drinking, and was known to start his morning with whiskey and soda, according to Sotheby’s. During World War II, the beverage became an essential part of his day, although grain shortages during the war caused Scotland’s distilleries to close. The painting was created at his country home in Kent, southeast England. (RELATED: Celebrate National Winston Churchill Day With His Most Awe-Inspiring Quotes [SLIDESHOW]) He gave the

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Dozens Of Candidates Change Name To Bolsonaro To Dupe Voters, All Lose

More than 70 Brazilian candidates reportedly added “Bolsonaro” to their ballot names for municipal elections Sunday, Bloomberg reported. The candidates attempted to align themselves with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro by allegedly changing their ballot names during the election, however, none of the 70 candidates received enough votes to win, according to Bloomberg. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has suffered a setback as most of the dozens of candidates he backed for municipal elections failed to secure victories or spots in runoffs. https://t.co/97f2wEy8UU — The Associated Press (@AP) November 16, 2020 Candidates that were backed by Bolsonaro also did not fare well during the election, with only nine of the 60 Bolsonaro endorsed winning their elections, according to U.S. News and World Report. “The vote wasn’t an evaluation of the presidential administration, but rather a political thermometer of the country,” said Mauricio Santoro, a political science professor at the State University of Rio De Janeiro. Bolsonaro previously said that he would not get involved in the election, but recently used social media to promote candidates. (RELATED: Brazil’s New President Says What He And Trump Have In Common: ‘We Are God-Fearing Men’) “Either we do the necessary self-criticism, or our errors will

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REPORT: 1,600 Officers Arrest Crew For Billion-Dollar Jewel Heist, Cache Of Treasures Still Missing

Approximately 1,600 German law enforcement officers raided 18 different locations across the country Tuesday to arrest three men involved with a 2019 heist of jewelry worth nearly $3 billion, according to reports.  Three unidentified German citizens, the eldest aged 26 and two others aged 23, were apprehended and set to see a judge Tuesday, the New York Post reports. Two more suspects, 21-year-olds connected to an organized crime family, are still at-large, per the Post. (RELATED: 11 Germans Charged With Terror Plot To Eventually Overthrow Their Government) The arrests are for last year’s Dresden museum robbery, in which an estimated $2.8 billion worth of jewels dating back to the 17th century were stolen. Some prized artifacts were not found at the time of the raids, and Dresden police spokesman Thomas Geithner said it would take “a lot of luck in order to find them a year after the crime,” per the Post. #UPDATES German police arrest three suspects over a spectacular heist a year ago in which more than a dozen diamond-encrusted items were snatched from a state museum in Dresden https://t.co/MWg5uTWyQf pic.twitter.com/y7yjRT8rMK — AFP News Agency (@AFP) November 17, 2020 Along with the two suspects still outstanding

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Happy Birthday COVID-19. We Hope You Die

One year ago today, the first publicly confirmed COVID-19 case was found in China. One year later, the virus still rages across the globe.On Nov. 17, 2019, the first case of the coronavirus was reported in a 55-year old man from Hubei province, according to Business Insider. However, throughout the year, allegations emerged that China was covering up the virus well before its discovery was made public, and it remains unclear whether the Nov. 17 case was truly the first reported case. The first confirmed COVID-19 case in China can be traced back to November 17. Today is COVID-19’s birthday. — Scott Bixby (@scottbix) November 17, 2020 The Wuhan government initially said the first known case was found Dec. 8, according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP). But it wasn’t until late December that Chinese officials claimed they realized that the sickness was actually a new virus, dubbed COVID-19, and was quickly spreading. The Chinese government didn’t alert the World Health Organization (WHO) until Dec. 31, telling the WHO the virus was linked to Wuhan’s Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market, per the SCMP. To make matters more complex, one of the first doctors who raised alarms over the virus,

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Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Angers Turkish Officials By Meeting With Orthodox Christian Leader With Emphasis On Religious Freedom

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo angered Turkish officials during a visit to Istanbul that focused on religious freedom issues and included a meeting with the leader of the world’s Greek Orthodox Christians, the Associated Press reported.Pompeo met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the leader of roughly 300 million Orthodox Christians, and the Catholic apostolic nuncio to Turkey, Archbishop Paul Russell, on Tuesday, according to the AP. Pompeo’s visit was intended to emphasize religious freedom in Turkey, which angered Turkish officials who accused the U.S. of having its own human rights issues. Wheels down in Istanbul. While here, I will discuss religious freedom in the region and promote our strong stance on advancing religious freedom around the world. pic.twitter.com/UwjPUC0a4k — Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) November 16, 2020 “It would be more advisable for the United States to look in the mirror first and to show the necessary sensitivity to human rights violations such as racism, Islamophobia and hate crimes in its own country,” the Turkey’s foreign ministry said in a statement issued prior to the visit, according to the AP. Pompeo called Bartholomew I a “key partner” in the effort to champion religious freedom globally. Honored to meet with His

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Pigeon Sells For Almost $2 Million After Intense Bidding Feud

A pigeon racing fan from China purchased a bird, New Kim, for a world record price of 1.6 million euros (about $1.9 million), from Belgium’s Pipa pigeon center, according to the Associated Press.This price surpassed the previous world record set in March 2019 for the Belgian-bred bird Armando by approximately $400,000, according to AP. Two anonymous Chinese bidders – “Super Duper” and “Hitman” – raised New Kim’s price by $325,000 in a half hour of bidding on Sunday, per AP. The Chinese industrialist “Super Duper” previously purchased Armando for $1.4 million in 2019, Niels Cuelenaere, Pipe project manager, confirmed with Business Insider. Pigeons. Harris Wicky. Shutterstock. Pigeon racing, the sport of releasing specially-trained pigeons that return to their homes over a measured distance, has grown in China, according to the outlet, per AP. Most bidders buy these racing birds in Belgium because it has generations of pigeon breeders who organize races. “These record prices are unbelievable, because this is a female,” Nikolaas Gyselbrecht, the CEO and founder of the auction house Pipa, told Reuters. “Usually a male is worth more than a female because it can produce more offspring.” “Everybody is interested in our

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Designer In France Apologizes After Mexican Government Accuses Her Of Stealing Their Traditions

A French fashion designer who was rebuked by the Mexican government has apologized after allegedly appropriating indigenous designs and selling them with a steep price tag, numerous sources reported.Isabel Marant apologized after Mexico’s culture ministry questioned the designer’s use of what appeared to resemble elements from the Purepecha people of the Michoacán state, according to the BBC.  A cape priced at $582, for example, had many similar features to traditional indigenous patterns, including stripes and starburst designs, and also shared nearly identical color shades.  #Plagio México pide explicación a la #diseñadora Isabel #Marant por usar elementos #mexicanos en sus #diseños➡️ https://t.co/yyhHQUQbKW pic.twitter.com/xlYcxbywoB — Diario Presente (@DiarioPresente) November 6, 2020 “I ask you, Ms. Isabel Marant, to publicly explain on what grounds you privatize a collective property … and how its use benefits the creator communities,” Mexico’s culture minister Alejandra Frausto said in a letter to the designer in early November, noting that some of the symbols Marant used carried significance to the culture they belong to. Marant said the accusations of appropriation had saddened her “enormously,” according to the BBC, and that she wanted to “pay tribute to the aesthetic” that the designs are linked to. “If the Isabel

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