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This Endless Montage of Tunnels Somehow Makes Nightmarish Commutes Look Beautiful

The London underground and subway is made up of one of the most complex tunnel systems in the world. As a commuter, it’s hard to see the beauty of that complex maze racing through it every morning on the way to work, but this short film manages to paint those endless tunnels as a work of art. Read more… Gizmodo – Read Full Article

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Emotional music video for Grenfell fire victims will pull on your heartstrings

In the aftermath of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire that’s claimed at least 79 lives, Simon Cowell released a charity single — “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Artists for Grenfell. SEE ALSO: Don’t believe those ugly conspiracy theories around the Grenfell Tower fire In the official music video, celebrities like Rita Ora, The Who, Robbie Williams, Jessie J, Liam Payne, and Stormzy contribute their vocal talents in a montage of artists, heroes, and victims.  According to the UK Official Charts, the single delivered the biggest first day release in the…

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Blockchain, a London based start-up, raised $40 billion of funding

London-based startup Blockchain has raised $40 million (31.5 million pounds) in a fresh round of funding as the software company rides a wave of enthusiasm for digital currency technology. The financing round, the largest for a financial technology company since Britain’s vote last year to leave the European Union, was led by the venture capital arm of Alphabet Inc and Lakestar, Blockchain said on Thursday. Nokota Management and Digital Currency Group also participated in the financing round, which boosted Blockchain’s total funding to more than $70 million. Tom Hulme, the…

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Satirical Banksy-style mural shows Donald Trump as evolutionary misstep

With Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, street artists in Britain are having a blast.  SEE ALSO: Banksy election stunt backfires in a big way The most popular of them all, mysterious master Banksy, made the headlines with a cheeky Brexit mural while another one, Pegasus, created a painting comparing Trump to Hitler.  Now it’s the turn of Loretto, a south-London graffiti artist who previously painted an image of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dressed up as the Italian monk St Francis of Assisi.  Loretto put his signature on a…

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Never believe any breaking report on Twitter naming this comedian as the attacker

Following the terrorist attack near a mosque in north London, fake reports started circulating on Twitter that British authorities identified the attacker as an American man named Sam Hyde: #FinsburyPark London police release the identity and driver’s license of the murderous terrorist. An American expatriate named Sam Hyde..pic.twitter.com/vbIPvmz4ud — Pazuzu (@rpazuzu) June 19, 2017 However, no such claim has been made by Met Police or other law enforcement agencies.  Sam Hyde is a familiar face for whoever has been watching hoaxes and fake news closely in the past few years….

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Commuters are sharing this powerful sign after London mosque attack

London is waking up to yet another terrorist attack that struck the Muslim community in Finsbury Park when a van drove into a crowd of worshippers killing one man and injuring 10. But the diverse community in north London refuses to give in to terrorism, as this picture tweeted by a commuter shows:  My local tube worker Finsbury Park pic.twitter.com/oDRRHQr7J1 — Charlie Robertson (@RencapMan) June 19, 2017 At many Tube stations across the city, it’s tradition to write a “thought of the day” on whiteboards inside the station. Following the…

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Why people are calling on ‘clean-shaven white men’ to condemn London mosque attack

An incident near Finsbury Park Mosque in London in which a man died and 10 people were injured after a man drove a van into worshippers is being treated as a “terrorist attack,” Met Police confirmed.  The first media reports were naturally wary of describing it as a terror incident — the headline on the first BBC story was “Vehicle hits pedestrians in Finsbury Park” — as they were waiting for more details to trickle in.  SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling made a huge correction to this ‘Daily Mail’ headline However,…

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Man jailed in Britain for posting pictures of a Grenfell Tower victim on Facebook

Posting horrifying pictures of a Grenfell Tower victim on Facebook has landed a man in jail in Britain. Omega Mwaikambo, 43, was sentenced to three months at Westminster Magistrates’ Court after he admitted to posting the pictures, The Independent reported. According to the Scotland Yard, Mwaikambo was found guilty of malicious communications offences. Mwaikambo was arrested after images were posted online of what appeared to be a partially covered body following the blaze in North Kensington, west London. He pleaded guilty to two counts under the Communications Act. He received six weeks in…

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Google posts Financial Times op-ed outlining YouTube plans to combat terrorism

Following a wave of terrorist attacks in the UK in recent months, Google’s senior vice-president and general counsel, Kent Walker, used one of the leading publications in the country to outline a plan to combat the use by terrorists of Google’s tools.  SEE ALSO: Theresa May renews her call for internet regulation following the London Bridge attack On Sunday, Walker posted an op-ed in the Financial Times that listed four distinct steps Google is taking to fight extremists who harness the power of tools like YouTube to spread their messages….

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TV ad rates soar ahead of India, Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy finals

Television advertising rates for Sunday’s cricket final between India and Pakistan are 10 times the normal price, industry sources said, as millions of fans are expected to tune in for a clash that last time ranked among the six most-watched sporting events. Pakistan, the lowest-ranked team at the Champions Trophy tournament, upset host and favourites England to set up a final with defending champions India, feeding a frenzy for a game that commands a fanatical following in the region and among its diaspora. A 30 second spot during the final to…

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