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Brazilian police crack open haul of child pornography on ‘dark internet’ and rescue six children from abuse

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Invesitgation: The year-long 'Operation Darknet' uncovered a large haul of child pornography that had been made in Brazil and was being distributed in four other countries

  • Year-long ‘Operation Darknet’ uncovered large haul of child pornography
  • Led to arrests of 55 people, with police issuing further 100 arrest warrants
  • Investigation was launched simultaneously in 18 Brazilian states last year
  • During opertaion, six children were rescued from their suspected rapists

Brazilian police have uncovered a huge ring operating on the ‘dark internet’ – a seething matrix of encrypted websites allowing users to browse with complete anonymity.

The year-long ‘Operation Darknet’ uncovered a large haul of child pornography that had been made in Brazil and was being distributed in four other countries.

The operation has so far led to the arrests of 55 people, with police issuing a further 100 arrest and search warrants and suspects found in Portugal, Italy, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela.

Operation Darknet was launched simultaneously in 18 Brazilian states and the federal district of Brasilia last year.

During the year-long investigation, six children were rescued from suspected…

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One And One

Originally posted on City Jackdaw:

Lost in their own kaleidoscope of context, they regard each other with a suspicious eye. Curious, and aware of difference and distance.

Checking out each other’s innovations, reluctant to concede the ground.

One receives the baton, wholly unaware, the other passes it on, with regret. And not a little envy, whispering “Good luck,” before they ride away, in their opposite directions.

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Sharing the Riches

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Sharing the Riches

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The history of the Stapler.

Originally posted on Old Guv Legends:

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A stapler is a very satisfying object, securely attaching paper with a pleasing crunch. Small wonder that it is so often a child’s favourite stationery item. The emergence of the stapler reflects a rise in the use of paper within offices during the 19th century. Previously, sheets of paper had been held together by pins or string or, in the case of legal documents, red tape. It is often reported that in the 18th century France’s King Louis XVI used the very first, suitably ornate stapler, but there is no evidence to support this.

Not everyone liked the idea of a metal fixing. In the early 1900s, several devices were invented which punched through and then wove the papers together in one action, but the idea never really took off.

The notion of creating a more secure fastening, however, was given a boost when Philadelphian Henry Heyl…

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October Day 18 Photo Challenge | R is for…Ridiculous

Originally posted on Girl and Moroccan Tea:

ridicIf you’re from Manchester, you would definitely have come across this person. I still don’t understand how he does it! I mean, there is obviously some trickery involved but I still haven’t worked it out. Aaah, maybe I should just appreciate it for now and worry less about solving this mystery.

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Culture SHOCKED

Originally posted on The Odd Year Out:

Of course, when travelling to a new country, culture shock is inevitable, especially when it’s worlds apart from your own in so many aspects. So, here I bring you 6 differences between Canada and Brazil that I personally experienced during my 7-week stay.

1. Toilet paper trauma – This was definitely the biggest shocker for me. Apparently, Brazilian pipes are not made to support the flushing of toilet paper down the toilet…. So, instead of tossing your soiled toilet paper in the toilet and flushing it down like we do in Canada, you are to dispose of it in the wastebasket that sits next to toilet. This rule applies everywhere; whether you’re at home, a mall or a 5 star restaurant. Flushing toilet paper down the toilet is something I never thought twice about before and the concept of everyone’s “stained” toilet paper collecting in a basket right next to you…

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Mexican urban artist Saner poses with some of his work

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AFRICA

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Burning of Las Fallas

Originally posted on nachachacucaracha:

Last night was the night of the burning of Las Fallas. There is one in each little neighbourhood in the town, and the best ones are decided by a panel of judges, with the not-so-good ones being burned at about 11pm and the best ones being burned at around 2am.

I couldn’t stay out until 2am because I had to go to work today (look how responsible I am), so Nathan, Aashna, Caitlin and I decided to go to the earlier ones.

We found one that was going at just after 11pm. It was a giant grim reaper with its arm outstretched, and dangling down from its hand was a puppet of a little boy. I took a photograph, although the picture quality is pretty appalling because of the streetlights:

Las Fallas, Elda

Las Fallas, Elda

When we turned up, there was quite a crowd gathered around the statues  (one large, one small)…

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