World watch – Friday

Thursday GMT


For events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world


  1. Missy

     /  August 18, 2017

    Just for Blazer 😉

    • Patzcuaro

       /  August 18, 2017

      Have they escaped from Downton Abbey?

      • Patzcuaro

         /  August 18, 2017

        “Dubbed the “Honourable Member for the early twentieth century” by Quentin Letts for his posh mannerisms and accent as well as his traditionalist views, Rees Mogg is a Parliamentary figure noted for his humorous speeches and use of the filibuster.[5][6]”

        From wiki

  2. Gezza

     /  August 18, 2017

    Aljazeera tv

    Two (or possibly now three) people have been killed and dozens were injured after a white van ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona’s busy tourist area, according to local media. 

    Police also confirmed fatalities from Thursday’s apparent attack, but have not yet disclosed the number of people who were killed.

    The incident took place in the early evening on Thursday at the city’s iconic Las Ramblas area, which is full of shops and restaurants.

    Police have classified the van incident as a “terrorist attack”, and said at least 20 people were injured.

    Aljaz tv is currently reporting that Spanish police were said to be looking for the driver – reported to be a white man – but reports are also coming in that the suspect is holed up in a local restaurant where a hostage & siege situation has developed.

    These are unconfirmed, not official, reports. The situation is still unfolding.
    0443 hrs

  3. Gezza

     /  August 18, 2017

    Aljaz now reporting morons downticking comments on a blogsite in NZ?? 😳

  4. Patzcuaro

     /  August 18, 2017

    Seeing as there is a reference to a foreign power I’ll post this here. A little light humour on the trans Tasman tempest in a teacup.

    “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…”