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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:32 AM
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1424 Suddenly, the terrible scale of today's attack becomes clear. Ambulance sources suggest 23 people have been killed at King's Cross, nine at Edgware road, seven at Aldgate, two at Russell Square. There are hundreds - possibly more than a thousand - injured.

1420 London Transport confirms the bus hit by one of today's bombs was a number 30, travelling from Hackney to Marble Arch.

1415 At least three double decker buses have been bringing injured people to the Royal London hospital, which now says it has treated 208 people. The air ambulance - a helicopter - has been carrying those more seriously injured.

1400 We're now getting a slighly better picture of the numbers of injured. There are reports of 183 injured at the Royal London Hospital. 123 have been released. Of those remaining, eight were said to be "critical", and several others were also seriously injured. As far as we know, a rescue operation is continuing King's Cross, where people are thought to be trapped, although we are not hearing much from there at the moment.

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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:37 AM
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1. Combat who's world poverty?
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1315 Tony Blair, flanked by George W Bush and Jacques Chirac, again condemns the attacks. . Blair says: "We will not allow violence to change our societies or our values. Nor will we let it stop the work of this summit. We will continue our deliberations in the interests of a better world. Here at this summit, the world's leaders are striving to combat world poverty and save and improve human life. The perpetrators of today's attacks are intent on destroying life. The terrorists will not succeed... We shall prevail and they shall not."

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the G8 summit directly about how to make more money? Have they EVER done anything to help actual world poverty? Or is this just about helping them from their own poverty?

Please, someone explain this to me.
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:39 AM
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2. Well, are we even close to taking a tiny bite....
out of world poverty? I think that's your answer.
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