Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

London bombs killed 'at least 50'

Filed under
Misc

Sir Ian Blair said the final death toll was unlikely to top 100, but warned an unknown number of bodies remain in the blast-hit Tube train at Russell Square.

The police chief confirmed that 13 people were killed in the bus blast at Tavistock Square.
The police had an "implacable resolve" to track down those responsible for the bombings, the Met Commissioner said.

The blasts on three Tubes and a bus left 700 hurt, with 100 held overnight in hospital and 22 serious or critical.

It was "blindingly obvious" that a terrorist cell was operating in Britain, Sir Ian said, as massive intelligence operation to find the perpetrators moved into gear.

"This was an attack which was entirely arbitrary, random, irrespective of race, of colour of gender and age," he said.

Victims not only came from Britain but from Sierra Leone, Australia, Portugal, Poland and China, he said.

Politicians and police have paid tribute to the resilience of Londoners, with transport returning to a near-normal service on the Tube.

Speaking from the G8 summit in Gleneagles, and flanked by world leaders, the prime minister said the purpose of terrorism was to put anger and hatred in people's hearts.

But it would not succeed, he said, adding that the only hope was the alternative to such hatred.

Full Article.

More in Tux Machines

Android Leftovers

User Editorial: A different approach to calculating the popularity of Linux gaming on Steam

Now that the monthly Steam statistics are out again, we can see that the result has increased slightly from last month, we are back up to 0.90% from 0.85%. While that is a positive sign, we are again looking at a number below 1% this month. As has been previously pointed out there are a few flaws with the Steam statistics, such as that users of the Big Picture Mode do not get the survey at all. There are also likely a few flaws we don't know about. Still, we can safely assume that the Steam Hardware Survey isn't completely lying either: Linux usage might be off by a bit, but if it says below 1%, it is rather unlikely that the real numbers are for example above 2%. It is a statistic, and we have to treat it like a statistic, that gives us an indication of the Linux market share on Steam. An increase likely means a larger market share and a decrease a smaller market share. A fair point that has been made, however, that the amount of Steam users has been increasing over time. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume the number of Linux Steam users has increased as well. The question is: How did Steam grow? Read more

A Down and Dirty Look at Xubuntu 16.04

In our look at Xubuntu 16.04, we find it to be stable, quick and intuitive. It’s a distro that makes our short list of recommendations for those wishing to move from Windows to GNU/Linux. For a look at Ubuntu’s new LTS release, 16.04 or Xenial Xerus, I decided to forgo “Ubuntu prime” in favor of one of the officially sanctioned “baby *buntus,” choosing Xubuntu, the distro’s Xfce implementation. We use Xfce on Mint on nearly all of the computers here at FOSS Force’s office, so I figured this would put me in familiar territory, especially since Mint is also a Ubuntu based distro. Read more

With Banks' Help, Startup Chain Rolls Out Open Source Blockchain