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Passengers wrapped in thermal foil blankets given out by emergency services after their Eurostar train was stranded at Calais Station, after intruders were seen near the Eurotunnel, in Calais

Hundreds of Eurostar passengers stranded by migrants trying to get through tunnel

Reuters - 7 hours ago By John Pullman CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Hundreds of passengers were stranded for hours on five Eurostar high-speed trains after reports that migrants were blocking the tracks leading to the tunnel under the English Channel and were attempting to climb aboard. According to the Eurostar Twitter feed, three of the trains then went on to London early on Wednesday, while two …

  • Jordin Sparks suffers from 'bad anxiety' IANS - 9 hours ago

    Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Singer Jordin Sparks says she suffers from "bad anxiety" and has asked her fans and well-wishers to pray for her to overcome it. Sparks took … More »Jordin Sparks suffers from 'bad anxiety'

    Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Singer Jordin Sparks says she suffers from "bad anxiety" and has asked her fans and well-wishers to pray for her to overcome it. Sparks took to Twitter to tell her followers about her latest anxiety attack and urged them to pray for her. If there's any prayer warriors out there, can you please …

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks
    Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Aug … More »Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

    Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Aug 21, to Thursday, Aug. 27, via Facebook, ...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Aug. … More »Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Aug. 21 to Thursday, Aug. 27 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

  • Tourists take a photo of themselves in front of Siam Paragon Department Store in central Bangkok
    Instagram adds features to keep up with young, messaging users Reuters - 16 hours ago

    Facebook Inc's Instagram added new features on Tuesday allowing users to exchange messages in private and group conversations as the photo and video-sharing service aims … More »Instagram adds features to keep up with young, messaging users

    Tourists take a photo of themselves in front of Siam Paragon Department Store in central Bangkok

    Facebook Inc's Instagram added new features on Tuesday allowing users to exchange messages in private and group conversations as the photo and video-sharing service aims to keep up with growing messaging service Snapchat. The upgrade by Instagram, which has more than 300 million users, is the latest move in the escalating …

  • Fire trucks and emergency vehicles gather as smoke rises from the Pirotecnia Zaragozana fireworks factory following an explosion, in Zaragoza, northeastern Spain, on August 31, 2015
    Death toll in Spain fireworks factory explosion rises to six AFP News - 16 hours ago

    The death toll from an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain rose to six after police found a body in the ruins of the plant, local authorities said … More »Death toll in Spain fireworks factory explosion rises to six

    Fire trucks and emergency vehicles gather as smoke rises from the Pirotecnia Zaragozana fireworks factory following an explosion, in Zaragoza, northeastern Spain, on August 31, 2015

    The death toll from an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain rose to six after police found a body in the ruins of the plant, local authorities said Tuesday. Six people were in hospital, half of them in serious or very serious condition, following the blast on Monday at the factory on the outskirts of …

  • For many refugees, journey to Europe begins on Facebook Reuters - 17 hours ago

    By Naline Malla, Ayla Jean Yackley, Marton Dunai and Aleksandar Vasovic BEIRUT/ISTANBUL/BUDAPEST/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Would-be refugees hoping to flee war in the Middle … More »For many refugees, journey to Europe begins on Facebook

    By Naline Malla, Ayla Jean Yackley, Marton Dunai and Aleksandar Vasovic BEIRUT/ISTANBUL/BUDAPEST/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Would-be refugees hoping to flee war in the Middle East are using Facebook as their compass for finding the people smugglers they hope will get them to a better life in Europe. The U.S.-based website and …

  • Hackers take down British crime agency website IANS - 17 hours ago

    London, Sep 1 (IANS) The website of Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) was temporarily taken down on Tuesday in a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack by hacking … More »Hackers take down British crime agency website

    London, Sep 1 (IANS) The website of Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) was temporarily taken down on Tuesday in a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack by hacking group Lizard Squad, a media report said. The attack was carried out several days after the NCA announced that six teenagers were arrested on suspicion …

  • A man dressed in a costume poses as he takes part in the Grand Masked Ball on June 27, 2015 at Chateau de Versailles, in Versailles near Paris, to mark the 300th anniversary of Louis XIV's death
    'The King is dead!': Versailles livetweets Sun King's deat … AFP News - 17 hours ago

    To mark the 300th anniversary of the Sun King's death on Tuesday, the Palace of Versailles turned to modern-day town crier Twitter to relay his slow and agonising demise … More »'The King is dead!': Versailles livetweets Sun King's deat …

    A man dressed in a costume poses as he takes part in the Grand Masked Ball on June 27, 2015 at Chateau de Versailles, in Versailles near Paris, to mark the 300th anniversary of Louis XIV's death

    To mark the 300th anniversary of the Sun King's death on Tuesday, the Palace of Versailles turned to modern-day town crier Twitter to relay his slow and agonising demise from gangrene. Louis XIV passed away," the palace said from its account @CVersailles at 0615 GMT (8:15am) on Tuesday, after livetweeting the king's illness …

  • Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has returned to West Ham United on a season-long loan
    Song and Moses among four West Ham signings on deadline day AFP News - 19 hours ago

    Former Cameroon international Alex Song and Nigeria winger Victor Moses have joined West Ham United on season-long loan deals, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. … More »Song and Moses among four West Ham signings on deadline day

    Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has returned to West Ham United on a season-long loan

    Former Cameroon international Alex Song and Nigeria winger Victor Moses have joined West Ham United on season-long loan deals, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. Former Arsenal midfielder Song, who announced his international retirement earlier this year, spent last season on loan at West Ham from Barcelona, …

  • Icelanders tell government to take in more Syrian refugees Reuters - 19 hours ago

    Four percent of Iceland's population has joined a Facebook page seeking to have the country take in more people escaping the Syrian conflict, prompting the government … More »Icelanders tell government to take in more Syrian refugees

    Four percent of Iceland's population has joined a Facebook page seeking to have the country take in more people escaping the Syrian conflict, prompting the government to consider it. The government had earlier announced plans to take in 50 refugees from the Syrian conflict. Prime Minister Sigmund David Gunnlaugsson now …

  • Football: Song and Moses among four West Ham signings on deadline day AFP News - 19 hours ago

    Former Cameroon international Alex Song and Nigeria winger Victor Moses have joined West Ham United on season-long loan deals, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. … More »Football: Song and Moses among four West Ham signings on deadline day

    Former Cameroon international Alex Song and Nigeria winger Victor Moses have joined West Ham United on season-long loan deals, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. Former Arsenal midfielder Song, who announced his international retirement earlier this year, spent last season on loan at West Ham from Barcelona, …

  • British 'revenge porn' female convict spared jail IANS - 21 hours ago

    London, Sep 1 (IANS) A woman who put explicit images of her girlfriend on Facebook to "hurt and humiliate" her has become the first female defendant convicted for revenge … More »British 'revenge porn' female convict spared jail

    London, Sep 1 (IANS) A woman who put explicit images of her girlfriend on Facebook to "hurt and humiliate" her has become the first female defendant convicted for revenge porn in Britain. Paige Mitchell, 24, escaped jail but received a six-week suspended sentence after she admitted uploading four sexually explicit images …

  • Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (pictured) caused outrage across Germany after using the term "Negro" to describe a pop singer during a televised debate
    German minister's 'Negro' comment sparks social media stor … AFP News - 22 hours ago

    A German state minister sparked a social media storm Tuesday after calling a beloved German pop singer a "wonderful Negro" during a TV debate on Europe's migrant crisis. … More »German minister's 'Negro' comment sparks social media stor …

    Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (pictured) caused outrage across Germany after using the term "Negro" to describe a pop singer during a televised debate

    A German state minister sparked a social media storm Tuesday after calling a beloved German pop singer a "wonderful Negro" during a TV debate on Europe's migrant crisis. The Twitter hashtag #Neger (Negro) topped trending topics in Germany the morning after Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann used the term for Roberto …

  • Jong Il Gwan of North Korea clashes with Zhang Linpeng of China (right) during the AFC Asian Cup in Canberra on January 18, 2015
    Chelsea bid for China's 'Zhangmos' on hold AFP News - 23 hours ago

    Chelsea's potential move for Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng has been put on hold after the two sides failed to reach key agreements ahead of the transfer … More »Chelsea bid for China's 'Zhangmos' on hold

    Jong Il Gwan of North Korea clashes with Zhang Linpeng of China (right) during the AFC Asian Cup in Canberra on January 18, 2015

    Chelsea's potential move for Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng has been put on hold after the two sides failed to reach key agreements ahead of the transfer deadline, an official at the Chinese club said. Liu also stressed Guangzhou's "seriousness" about a deal for the 26-year-old right-back, dubbed "Zhangmos" …

  • Football: Song and Moses join West Ham on loan AFP News - 23 hours ago

    Former Cameroon international Alex Song and Nigeria winger Victor Moses have joined West Ham United on season-long loan deals, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. … More »Football: Song and Moses join West Ham on loan

    Former Cameroon international Alex Song and Nigeria winger Victor Moses have joined West Ham United on season-long loan deals, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. Former Arsenal midfielder Song, who announced his international retirement earlier this year, spent last season on loan at West Ham from Barcelona, …

  • Football: Chelsea bid for China's 'Zhangmos' on hold AFP News - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Chelsea's potential move for Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng has been put on hold after the two sides failed to reach key agreements ahead of the transfer … More »Football: Chelsea bid for China's 'Zhangmos' on hold

    Chelsea's potential move for Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng has been put on hold after the two sides failed to reach key agreements ahead of the transfer deadline, an official at the Chinese club said. Liu also stressed Guangzhou's "seriousness" about a deal for the 26-year-old right-back, dubbed "Zhangmos" …

  • Football: Song returns to West Ham on loan from Barcelona AFP News - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Former Cameroon international Alex Song has returned to West Ham United on a season-long loan from Barcelona, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. The 27-year-old … More »Football: Song returns to West Ham on loan from Barcelona

    Former Cameroon international Alex Song has returned to West Ham United on a season-long loan from Barcelona, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. The 27-year-old former Arsenal midfielder, who announced his international retirement earlier this year, spent last season on loan at Upton Park, making 31 appearances …

  • Workers’ Party Wins On Twitter With More Tweets Than Opposition Parties Combined
    Workers’ Party Wins On Twitter With More Tweets Than Opposition Parties … Vulcan Post - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  The nomination process has come and gone; the election season is in the air. In about 10 days, we will be going to the … More »Workers’ Party Wins On Twitter With More Tweets Than Opposition Parties …

    Workers’ Party Wins On Twitter With More Tweets Than Opposition Parties Combined

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  The nomination process has come and gone; the election season is in the air. In about 10 days, we will be going to the polls to choose our next government. And it’s a pretty big decision to make for the millions of eligible voters amongst us.  While social The post Workers’ …

  • Mozambique: Journalists, academic found guilty of defamation Associated Press - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — A judge in Mozambique has found two journalists and an academic guilty of defamation over a Facebook post. More »Mozambique: Journalists, academic found guilty of defamation

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — A judge in Mozambique has found two journalists and an academic guilty of defamation over a Facebook post.

  • Syrian Refugees and migrants walk across a field as they head from Gevgelija in Macedonia to the Serbian border on August 30, 2015
    More than 10,000 Icelanders ready to welcome Syrians AFP News - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    More than 10,000 Icelanders said Monday on Facebook they were ready to welcome Syrian refugees into their homes after the government said it would only let in a handful. … More »More than 10,000 Icelanders ready to welcome Syrians

    Syrian Refugees and migrants walk across a field as they head from Gevgelija in Macedonia to the Serbian border on August 30, 2015

    More than 10,000 Icelanders said Monday on Facebook they were ready to welcome Syrian refugees into their homes after the government said it would only let in a handful. An Icelandic author and professor, Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir, on Sunday urged fellow citizens to speak out on Facebook if they wanted Iceland, a country …