Top Diggs: video of bystanders lifting a burning car to save motorcyclist
Tuesday 20 September 2011
The most popular news, videos and images as picked by Digg users during the last seven days, recorded on September 20.
1. Beyond The Sixteen Words That Lead to War
The book Hoodwinked, The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War suggests that “George W. Bush lied us into a war” and that the administration “brazenly manipulated intelligence, the United Nations, Congress, the media and ultimately the American people.”
2. Free to Die
A New York Times article that questions whether Americans who don’t have medical insurance (due to low incomes or chronic conditions) should be left to die from lack of care and government intervention.
3. Bystanders lift burning car, pull motorcyclist trapped under it
A video showing a group of construction workers, students and bystanders helping to lift a burning car and pull out an injured motorcyclist who was trapped underneath after an accident.
4. Obama's $1.5 trillion tax raid
American President Barack Obama is proposing to rake in $1.5 trillion in tax revenue in a plan that would see cuts from benefit programs, savings from withdrawing the troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and a “Buffett Tax” on Americans earning more than $1 million.
5. Netflix CEO: I messed up
The CEO of movie streaming and DVD by mail subscription service Netflix apologized to members for his lack of communication in the past and announced that the company would split its DVD and streaming services, renaming the DVD business “Qwikster.”
Life & Style blogs
Snapchat removed the Best Friends list feature and 'stalkers' are upset
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Fifty years of David Bowie's hairstyles in one animated gif
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
Eculizumab: 'The £10m-per-patient NHS drug gave me my life back’
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
- 3 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Isis publicly behead man in Syrian town square for 'insulting Allah' as he screams for help
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