A baby has been killed and at least 15 people injured after a car ploughed through a busy promenade on Copacabana beach.
The horrifying incident happened at 8.45pm local time (10.45pm GMT) on Rio de Janeiro's Rua Figueredo de Magalhães boardwalk near the iconic beauty spot.
Initial reports claim an eight-month-old baby has been killed and at least 15 people injured, including the baby's mother.
Authorities have confirmed the driver, Antonio de Almeida Anaquim, 41, had an epileptic seizure and lost control of his car. He has been detained by police.
Local media reported that anti-seizure medicine was found in the driver's car and said he is now being tested for alcohol in his blood.
Police have stressed the incident is not being treated as a terror attack, but is instead a 'serious accident'.
According to Globo1, beachgoers who saw the shocking crash beat the driver until they were stopped by police.
FLASHBACK 2014 Putin Also Trashed Lenin!
As Russia’s military escalation in eastern Ukraine continued last week, Vladimir Putin found time to visit the Seliger National Youth Forum, a summer camp for pro-Kremlin young people some two hundred miles northwest of Moscow. Among the many subjects discussed was history: he spoke about the Bolsheviks, the masterminds of the 1917 October revolution and the founders of the Soviet state. To many in Russia, Putin’s interpretation of the revolution would sound odd. He accused the Bolsheviks of treachery because they undermined the country’s military effort against the Germans in the First World War.
Russia had entered the conflict as an ally of France and Britain. Three years later, the imperial regime fell, exhausted by the war and undermined by broad public unrest**.** The country was in disarray; soldiers defected. Several months after the collapse of the Russian empire, the Bolsheviks seized power. Lenin, their leader, who had called for “turning the imperialistic war into a civil one,” withdrew Russia from the alliance and made peace with Germany. His plan was to pitthe disenfranchised (soldiers, peasants, workers) against the nobility and the propertied class, to radically destroy the _ancien régime _and consolidate Bolshevik power. He launched the Red Terror, a merciless extermination of the Whites, the “hostile classes”; the officers of the imperial Army who had fought against Germany were among the primary targets. After several years of a horrific, fratricidal war, the Reds prevailed, and Lenin became the glorious leader of the world’s first “state of workers and peasants,” as it was known. For more than six decades after his death, in 1924, he was a worshipped founding father, his embalmed body kept on display in the Mausoleum in the Moscow’s Red Square. Cities, streets, industrial plants, collective farms, Naval vessels, universities, and libraries came to bear his name. His slogans, portraits, and statues were everywhere. Generations of Soviet citizens revered his memory, including Vladimir Putin, who was born in 1952.
By the nineteen-seventies, the cult was wearing out, and Lenin became the butt of political jokes. But the Communist Party, which referred to itself as the party of Lenin, still had a firm grip on power and full control over the historical narrative. The Soviet people dutifully celebrated the Bolshevik revolution and the Red victors of the civil war, and worshipped Lenin, who was said to be “forever alive,” “forever with you.”
An Antifa leader admitted on social media to chasing down the Charlottesville driver with a rifle, causing him to ram into a group of counterprotesters.
University of North Carolina anthropology professor Dwayne Dixon is the leader of armed Antifa group Redneck Revolt, who admitted to using armed intimidation to chase James Alex Fields, Jr. into a group of fellow counterprotesters which resulted in one death and dozens injured last August.
“I take perverse pleasure in having carried this Spike’s lower in the defense of Justice Park on August 12th. I used this rifle to chase off James Fields from our block of 4th St before he attacked the marchers to the south. Spike’s needs a good lesson in ethics and antifascism,” Dixon posted on Facebook.
Eleven people have died in running clashes between armed men and state police near the Mexican seaside resort of Acapulco on Sunday.
The gunfight first erupted after a local self-appointed community force detained a young man for disorderly conduct during festivities in the farming community of La Concepcion, south of Acapulco.
Just hours after the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to end any cooperation with agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mayor Libby Schaaf said Wednesday she would go to jail if needed in her opposition to ICE raids.
“It is no surprise that the bully in chief is continuing to try to intimidate our most vulnerable residents,” said Schaaf, referring to President Donald Trump. “We’re very clear that our values are to protect all of our residents regardless of where we come from. We want to protect families, not tear them apart.”
Schaaf’s remarks came on a day when rumors were swirling that ICE planned to launch a series of Bay Area raids — arresting as many as 1,500 illegal aliens — because California has become a Sanctuary State and several communities have adopted Sanctuary City policies.
“We are exercising our legal right to be a Sanctuary City and to protect our residents,” Schaaf told KPIX 5 of her opposition to ICE raids. “The fact that the federal government is suggesting that it is actively retaliating against jurisdictions that are exercising their right to have sanctuary policies — that is what is illegal.”
Washington Posts response to being featured on President Trumps First Fake News Awards.... Declare it flopped, despite mountains of data proving the exact opposite.
Washington Post libtards put together this video compilation, along with a huge article declaring Pres. Trumps Fake news awards flopped, because... drum roll... The site crashed due to HIGH TRAFFIC!
So according to WaPo, the massive amount of traffic, massive amount of searches, top trending search on Facebook, Twitter, and Google is a "flop".
This is the reason no one trusts the media. Despite a plethora of proof, they flat out lie.
The video was posted up on youtube but the man has not identified himself.
James had been practicing all the week and then he decided to be the halftime regalement at a high school basketball game.
A group of Ohio voters sat down with CNN's Martin Savage in a segment that aired Wednesday, and they praised President Donald Trump's first year in office.
The panel of Democrats, who crossed over to vote Republican in 2016, faced questions about a variety of topics involving Trump and his administration. They all live in Youngstown, Ohio, but they have different occupations and backgrounds.
"We're one year in," Savage said. "How's he doing?"
"Fantastic," ironworker Rick Green said.
"Phenomenal," Geno DiFabio, a machine shop worker, said.
"Better than I ever would have dreamt," one woman said.
"Yes, I agree. He's doing wonderful, he's staying on task," pastor Derrick Anderson said.
The panel was asked about immigration, the economy, and Trump's treatment by the media.
"I feel like when people come here illegally, that's just very disrespectful," student Justis Harrison said. "You don't respect our laws and you shouldn't be able to come here freewheeling like that."
Harrison said that Trump is not a racist and recalled the time she met him at a rally during the 2016 campaign.
"He was just the nicest person and if he was a racist as everyone paints him out to be, he could have just walked right past me and not even said a word," Harrison said.
"Do you think he is a liar?" Savage asked.
"Do I think he's lied? No," DiFabio said. "But I think he's fallen short in some of his goals. We all do."
The panel also said the economy was getting better and that Trump's tax reform law is improving things.
"Do you think the media gives the president a fair shake?" Savage asked.
"I don't think so at all," Harrison said.
Anna Para, who is a retired mother of four, said that she enjoys Trump's rhetoric.
"When he's like tenacious, sometimes and says stuff off the cuff, like we do, like real Americans do, you know, we're not perfect," Para said. "I'm tired of suave, I'm tired of polished, I'm tired of the teleprompter, you know, I am. I want my country back."
This is the moment a Ryanair flight had to be diverted after a "drunk" woman had a dramatic childlike meltdown - screaming "you devil" at an air hostess.
The woman - whose has not been identified - was filmed screaming and stomping her feet during the flight as two cabin crew members attempted to calm her down and tried to encourage her to take her seat.
But she refused to listen to them forcing the pilot to make an unscheduled landing in Santander, Spain , on the Alicante to Dublin flight.
Footage shot by another passenger shows her screaming "You're a devil! She's a devil!" while standing next to her seat.
She is seen repeatedly sitting down and then standing up again as the pilot asks her to remain seated over the intercom before landing.
The pilot for the Ryanair flight FR7063 made the unscheduled landing just before 4pm on January 10th at Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport - about an hour into the three-hour flight.
A disturbing video showing how humans were used as car crash test dummies in the 1970s has surfaced online.
The footage - which originates from Germany - shows people being thrust, battered and thrown around in their seats during simulation car crashes.
The video also shows people hitting other vehicles driven by humans while on snowy roads - and drivers smashing into trees which such force the windscreen detaches from the car frame.
One man is then seen to be hitting two stationary vehicles on a test track.
A salmon fisherman who abandoned ship by leaping into the frigid waters of the Columbia River has filed a $372,500 lawsuit against the other driver.
Clatsop County sheriff’s deputies accused boat driver Marlin Lee Larsen of several crimes after the 75-year-old told investigators he couldn’t see where he was driving because he was sitting down and the dash of his boat was blocking his view.
Larsen said he probably should have been standing, according to the sheriff’s report, which notes Larsen uses a motorized scooter to get around on land.
Larsen’s son-in-law, who also was on the boat, told investigators that he had warned his father-in-law to pay attention, that he sometimes sees his father-in-law using his cell phone while driving the boat and that his father-in-law had been off-and-on his cell phone the morning of the crash, according to the sheriff’s report.
President Trump kicked CNN star Jim Acosta out of the Oval Office Tuesday after the network’s senior White House correspondent badgered him with racially charged questions.
Acosta has made a habit of grandstanding and interrupting when Trump and his surrogates are available to the media. Tuesday was no exception, as Acosta yelled, “Mr. President,” three times before finally getting Trump’s attention.
“Did you say that you want more people to come in from Norway? Did you say that you wanted more people from Norway? Is that true Mr. President?” Acosta frantically shouted.
“I want them to come in from everywhere… everywhere. Thank you very much everybody,” Trump responded as Acosta continued to bark questions.
“Just Caucasian or white countries, sir? Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world… people of color,” Acosta shouted.
Trump then pointed directly at Acosta and simply said, “Out!”
Japan has did it again! They managed to make a fully autonomous Transformer toy that actually does all the work itself! Seriously cool toy!
Luis Bracamontes made it 12 minutes through his trial Wednesday before exploding into another tirade of profanity and threats, leading Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White to order him removed from the courtroom.
Bracamontes, accused of killing two Sacramento-area deputies in 2014, erupted as his brother began testifying in the second day of his trial.
With Bracamontes shouting in Spanish and English, the judge immediately barked, “Be quiet.”
“F--- you,” Bracamontes replied, then began shouting threats at the two juries in the case and at family members of the slain deputies.
“I’m going to kill one of you motherf-------,” Bracamontes said as jurors were escorted out on White’s orders.
The judge warned Bracamontes that he would be removed if he refused to halt his outbursts, and his public defenders renewed their request to allow him to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
Pete Hegseth: What does a thousand dollar bonus mean to real people?
Sue: Well, for one thing it’s a very, very big deal. When you work for a company and they want to give you a thousand dollar check just because our president gave us a tax break to me it’s a big deal. We’ve been called deplorables and everything. But this deplorable appreciates those bread crumbs.
Gregg Jarrett: What you can’t do is pay a foreign national or a foreign national can’t contribute to a campaign. Here the DNC and Hillary Clinton paid money to two foreign nationals and that’s a violation of the law. It is a crime. It’s a felony and people have been prosecuted and put behind bars for it. These people need to be prosecuted for this.
Well, just when you think you've seen it all, here come the amish with their horse buggies doing donuts in a parking lot.
Rodney Howard-Brown, Pastor at the River at Tampa Bay church in Florida, says a senior Republican congressman told him of a plan to “take out” President Donald Trump.
According to Infowars, Pastor Howard-Brown told the audience during an appearance on Revival Ministries International he spent three hours with the congressman who hinted at a plot to “remove Trump suddenly from office.”
“He said there is a plot on Capitol Hill to take the president out, I said you mean by impeachment or by indictment – he said no, to take him out, he will be removed suddenly from office,” said Pastor Howard-Browne.
Pastor Howard-Browne added that he asked if the Congressman meant remove by impeachment or indictment and the Congressman replied that “you can read between the lines”.
According to Pastor Howard-Browne the Congressman, who he said has been in office since 1996, told him there was nothing they could do to stop the plot from going forward. And he added that the deep state was t war with Pres. Trump because of his support to the evangelical community.
This roided up bodybuilder is not liking signing on facebook and seeing everyone taking this ridiculous challenges, like the recent and deadly "tide pod challenge" that has kids dying after ingesting tide pods, meant to clean your clothes.
“They are terrified, they are terrified right now. They did not expect Trump to do what he is doing now. The reason they tried to get him even before he was elected is they knew he was uncontrollable, and they knew if he got in there, they would not be able to manipulate him, and that is exactly what’s happening.
There are some people, and there is no doubt about it, that are running scared right now…
Donald Trump is questioning the Deep State and the shadow government. He’s rocking that place left and right. The news media is terrified of that. Their editors are telling them to attack him just like they are attacking him from the inside. It’s just dirty pool because they want him taken out.”
CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta declared President Trump likely has heart disease, disputing findings made public by the official White House physician.
Speaking Wednesday on CNN, Gupta said the test results made public the previous day by Dr. Ronny Jackson, the president's physician and a Navy rear admiral, demonstrated a heart malady.
"A few years ago, dating back to 2009 President Trump started having these tests that are actually looking for the presence of calcium in the blood vessels that lead to the heart … and steadily, up until just this past week, when he had them performed again, those numbers have gone up," Gupta said. "Well, when they get to a certain range, and his number is in the 130s, that means he has heart disease."
He added there was "no question" that "by all standards, by all metrics, any way a doctor or cardiologist would look at it, the president does have heart disease."
He said, however, that it could be controlled by medication and diet.
MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski expressed concern Wednesday over Donald Trump getting a clean cognitive bill of health, saying "the word evil comes to mind" to explain the president's behavior.
White House doctor Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson addressed the media on Tuesday about Trump's health, which he declared to be "excellent," and he also said he aced a cognitive test given at the president's request.
In the wake of the controversy over Trump's reported slur on African countries as "s—hole" nations, Brzezinski said she was worried.
"If he wasn't healthy, that would be a great excuse for this behavior. Now he has none, which you can then deduce other things that are far more nefarious and frightening," Brzezinski said.
Former Obama administration official Steve Rattner said he had a similar thought in that he wasn't sure if it would be better if Trump had mental issues.
"I'm disturbed that they say he's cognitively healthy," Brzezinski said. "I think the word evil comes to mind."
Pick a fight with this dude and it will be over before you even get started.
This is the horror moment a British father suffered a neck injury when a '15-STONE child' dive-bombed on top of him as he came down a water slide while on holiday in Spain.
Graham Hyde, 44, has launched legal action against travel firm Jet2holidays after ending up in hospital during an £1,800 break with his family - and spending a week in a neck brace.
He was exiting a water flume in the swimming pool of the Alegria Pineda Splash Hotel in Pineda de Mar in Barcelona, Spain, when the young boy - who he describes as a '15-stone lad' - jumped in to the water at exactly the same moment.
Video footage taken by Graham's wife Joanne, 39 - who were celebrating their wedding anniversary with daughter Grace, eight, when the accident occurred on June 3 last year - shows the two plunging underwater as they collide.
A group of scientists have discovered the world's longest underwater cave which contains artifacts dating back to the Mayan civilisation.
The discovery is being heralded as "the most important submerged archaeological site in the world".
The team, who are working on the Great Mayan Aquifer (GAM) project, discovered a 216 mile link between the underwater caverns of Sac Actun and Dos Ojos in Tulum, Mexico.
Stunning footage shows the divers carefully navigating the blue waters and tiny crevices of the caves just off the Yucatán Peninsula while wearing GoPro cameras on their heads.
As they go deeper, the divers swim close to a rock, which is embedded with bones, and zoom their cameras on an embedded pot and a stone embedded with interesting markings.
Venezuelan authorities said Monday they had surrounded and captured members of a rebel group whose leader Oscar Perez a rogue police pilot hijacked a helicopter in June and dropped grenades on the Supreme Court and Interior Ministry.
His fate was unclear, but rumors swirl that he was reportedly killed. According to an Interior Ministry press release, police surrounded a house in the impoverished El Junquito area of western Caracas and exchanged gunfire with the rebels, leaving two police dead and five wounded.
An unspecified number of rebels were killed and five captured, according to the statement.
Native German kids must learn to pray to Allah, a soap opera recommended.
A segment from Lindenstraße, a state-funded TV show, shows a young German woman telling a boy that there’s “another name for God,” and that name is Allah.
“Allah, say it, Allah,” she says, translated from German. “And from today on I would like that God, which we today call Allah, to become much more important in our lives, and that we pray to Allah and are grateful for all that we have…”
Jesse Jackson thinks Donald Trump is a champion of minority empowerment.
Or at least he used to before the turn of the millennium.
In both 1998 and 1999, Trump was an honored guest at the annual Wall Street Conference hosted by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Jackson’ DC-based “multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change.”
“We need your building skills, your gusto,” Jackson told the Donlestate mogul before stating Trump is a model for “people on Wall Street to represent diversity.”
The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke past 26,000 on Tuesday as economic optimism over corporate earnings continues to rise.
The latest round-number hit comes just 12 days after the Dow hit 25,000 -- the fastest run between 1,000-point milestones in history.
The S&P 500 also traded above 2,800 for the first time while the Nasdaq advanced to a record.
"The boring stock market of 2017 has turned on the burners two weeks into the new year," Frank Cappelleri, executive director at Instinet, said to CNBC.
Earnings are off to a strong start so far in 2018. Of the S&P 500 companies that had reported as of last week, 69 percent have surpassed earnings-per-share estimates while 85 percent have beaten expectations.
Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day - toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago.
And this new record, expected within days, likely won’t last long. The U.S. government forecasts that the nation’s production will climb to 11 million barrels a day by late 2019, a level that would rival Russia, the world’s top producer.
The economic and political impacts of soaring U.S. output are breathtaking, cutting the nation’s oil imports by a fifth over a decade, providing high-paying jobs in rural communities and lowering consumer prices for domestic gasoline by 37 percent from a 2008 peak.
Fears of dire energy shortages that gripped the country in the 1970s have been replaced by a presidential policy of global “energy dominance.”