South African university engulfed in violence in protests over education costs
One of South Africa's top universities descended into violence Monday, with police firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons at stone-throwing students who are locked in a bitter national dispute with administrators and the government over demonstrators' demands for free education.
Stun grenades boomed and gunshots crackled as police cleared protesters at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, the most prominent site of a student movement that recently shut other universities and prompted official warnings that badly needed medics, engineers and other skilled workers might not be able to graduate this year.
Donald Trump’s Sad, Lonely Life
"Donald Trump’s life ... looks superficially successful and profoundly miserable. None of us would want to live in the howling wilderness of his own solitude, no matter how thick the gilding.
On Nov. 9, the day after Trump loses, there won’t be solidarity and howls of outrage. Everyone will just walk away."
Apparently, Erdogan won't sue people for being mean to him, after all. What a thick skin he's got, eh?
Turkey's president has said he is withdrawing all lawsuits against people charged with insulting him.
I'm seriously starting to doubt if the UK would really do the Brexit thingy after all. They've started to have some big second thoughts pretty soon after the sobering phase after the vote.
Of course, that'd provide ample material for further shits'n'giggles at their expense.
Houston mom Christy Sheats was fond of sharing pro-gun memes on Facebook. Then she turned her gun on her own girls. And the GOP will say there’s nothing we can do.
...It’s the kind of thing that would lead to emergency hearings in Congress—if the GOP were not a corrupt, decaying edifice, only interested in political contributions and appeasing its most hardcore base.
Gawd. Can this guy NOT be a huge ignorant prick at least once, for a change!?