Mass Trials of Over 6,600 Boko Haram Suspects Accused of Slaughtering Christians, Children Begin The mass trials of over 6,600 suspects believed to be members of Islamic radical group Boko Haram have begun in Nigeria, and are being carried out in secret by civilian court judges at a military facility in Kainji town. The terror group has slaughtered Christians, Muslims, children, and many other civilians in their war against the government, with a driven mission to eradicate Christianity from the country.
Kremlin says Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed an upcoming meeting of the Astana process on the Syrian conflict in the Kazakh capital in late October, the Kremlin said on Saturday. The Astana talks are brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran.
Fusion GPS Fights Subpoena For Bank Records, Which Would Reveal Its Dossier Client Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the uncorroborated Trump dossier, filed a last-minute request with a federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Friday seeking to prevent the release of its bank records to the House Intelligence Committee. Fusion has fought tooth and nail with various congressional committees and in several lawsuits to avoid disclosing the identity of its dossier client, who has been described as a supporter of Hillary Clinton’s.
DNA damage found in veterans with Gulf War illness Researchers say they have found the ‘first direct biological evidence’ of damage in veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures that produce energy in the body. The findings appeared in the journal PLOS One in September 2017. A study that focused on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) included 21 veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) and seven controls. In blood tests, researchers observed more lesions and more mitochondrial DNA — that is, extra copies of genes — in veterans with Gulf War illness,…
Israel launches retaliatory strikes on Syrian artillery positions The IDF hit three Syrian regime artillery positions Saturday following five projectiles that were launched towards Israel earlier in the morning. Three of the five projectiles landed in open territory in Israel’s northern Golan Heights, causing no damage or injuries. “Even if this is spillover, this is an exceptional event, and the continuation of such events will only exacerbate Israel’s response,” the army said in a statement…
Kurdistan’s referendum and the region …Despite threats from Baghdad, Iran and Turkey, sentiment in the Kurdish region is optimistic in the wake of the referendum that saw 93% vote for independence and a 72% turnout from among the more than 4 million eligible voters. “Today we wake up and see nothing has changed, Kurdistan is still standing,” wrote one woman on Facebook. Others posted defiant memes referencing Kurdish history, “We have no friends but the mountains” or said any sanctions would make the Kurdish region stronger.
Militants kill Egyptian security forces in desert shoot-out More than 50 Egyptian security personnel have died during a clash with suspected Islamist militants. The militants opened fire on the group during a raid on their hideout near the Bahariya oasis in the Western Desert, the interior ministry said. Security forces are understood to have gone into the desert following a tip-off about a possible hideout. Fifteen militants also died in the attack.
Spain expected to impose Catalonia direct rule The Spanish government is holding a special cabinet meeting to approve measures to take direct control of the semi-autonomous region of Catalonia. The meeting comes almost three weeks after the region held a controversial independence referendum, which was ruled illegal by the supreme court. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont argues that the referendum result gave him a mandate to pursue independence.
São Paulo’s food pellets plan for poor children divides Brazil Plans to feed poor children reconstituted food made from leftovers near expiry have sparked a row in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. The product, known as farinata from the Portuguese word for flour but dubbed “dog food” by critics, can be eaten as pellets or added to meals. Mayor Joao Doria says it could curb hunger and cut food waste.
Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet Donald Trump has been accused of fuelling hate crime with a tweet erroneously linking a rise in the UK crime rate to “radical Islamic terror”. He said crime in the UK had risen by 13% amid the “spread” of Islamist terror – despite the figure referring to all crimes, not just terrorism. The Labour MP, Yvette Cooper, said the statement was “inflammatory and ignorant”, while ex-Labour leader Ed Miliband said Mr Trump was “a moron”.
Moody’s Warns of ‘Likely’ Hartford Default, Decades of Deficits Ahead Moody’s Investor Service issued a dire warning to lenders Thursday: Hartford is likely to default on its debt by November and, if it doesn’t change course, will run up annual deficits exceeding $60 million through the next 20 years. On Sept. 26, Moody’s downgraded the city’s bond rating, reflecting the investor service’s belief that “in the likely event of a default,” bondholders may recover as little as 65 percent of their investment.
Near the campus cow pasture, a scientist works to grow human organs — in pigs Like many of the scientists who helped usher in the groundbreaking creation of a part-human, part-animal chimera earlier this year, biologist Dr. Pablo Juan Ross is no stranger to cutting-edge tools such as CRISPR and stem cells. But he also knows his way around the inside of a pig uterus. While growing human cells inside fetal pigs involved some of science’s fanciest new tricks, it also required something decidedly more mundane: a farm…
Afghan troops go AWOL in U.S. More than 150 Afghan troops brought to the U.S. for military training have gone AWOL since 2005, with 13 of them still unaccounted for and perhaps living as here illegal immigrants now, an inspector general said in a new report Friday. Part of the problem is that the U.S. never puts the trainees through an in-person interview and exempts them from registering as aliens when they arrive — both steps that other visitors would normally have to go through.
Keepers warn of ‘bee-mageddon’ after France authorises controversial insecticide French bee keepers are up in arms over the authorisation of an insecticide they warn could sound the death knell of their already decimated bee population. Bee hives have been hit in Europe, North America and elsewhere by a mysterious phenomenon called “colony collapse disorder”. The blight has been blamed on mites, a virus or fungus, pesticides, or a combination of factors.
Senior Hamas delegation arrives in Iran for talks A senior Hamas delegation arrived Friday for an official visit to Iran’s capital of Tehran, two months after relations between the estranged terrorist group and the embattled Islamic republic were mended following years of estrangement. During the days-long visit, members of the organization’s leadership will meet with senior Iranian officials and update them on recent developments on the reconciliation agreement signed with Fatah and on their struggle against Israel.
US Spent A Record $4 Trillion In Fiscal 2017, Pushing Deficit To $666 Billion Federal tax receipts reached a record high $3.3 trillion, thanks to slightly faster growth, according to a senior Treasury official. But government outlays also hit a record high last year at nearly $4 trillion ($3.95 trillion to be precise), 3% higher than they were in the previous fiscal year, thanks to increased spending on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, as well as higher interest payments on the public debt
Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers Some 60 people have been killed in two separate attacks on mosques in Afghanistan, officials say. A gunman entered a Shia Muslim mosque in Kabul before opening fire and detonating an explosive, killing at least 39 worshippers. An attack on a Sunni Muslim mosque in Ghor province killed 20 people.
Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology …Interest in spirituality has been booming in recent years while interest in religion plummets, especially among millennials. The majority of Americans now believe it is not necessary to believe in God to have good morals, a study from Pew Research Center released Wednesday found. The percentage of people between the ages of 18 and 29 who “never doubt existence of God” fell from 81% in 2007 to 67% in 2012.
The IRS just gave Republicans a big opportunity on Obamacare The Internal Revenue Service announced that it will no longer accept tax returns that leave out whether the filer has health insurance. This presents a great opportunity for Republicans to take a very big step toward repealing Obamacare. If only they’ll seize it.
REPORT: Bill Clinton Connected to MASSIVE Scandal …Bill Clinton was potentially bribed by the Russians to promote the deal. Clinton sought a meeting with a top board director for Rosatom, a Russian nuclear energy firm that was seeking approval from the Obama administration on the uranium deal, after he was promised a $500,000 payment by a major Russian bank with ties to Rosatom.
IT’S OFFICIAL: Obama Investigation Launched… The Senate Judiciary Committee began a full-fledged probe into the Russian nuclear bribery case in 2010. They’re demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had found out about the corruption before the Obama administration approved the controversial deal that gave 20 percent of US uranium supplies to Moscow, according to The Hill.
WARNING: This State Just Issued MASS Gun Confiscation … America In Danger The Oregon law will allow any individual, from police officers to friends or family, to ask a judge to bar someone from obtaining firearms or buying ammo, and force them to give up all the weapons they already own to authorities, a gun shop, or another qualified third party. That’s not even all — the law will also grant authorities the power to infiltrate, search, and confiscate from the targeted individual any firearms that were not surrendered in the initial confiscation within 24 hours.
Challenge to California’s prostitution ban may proceed, judges rule A three-judge panel of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the plaintiffs’ legal challenge against the ban may proceed. The plaintiffs say the current law violates the right to engage in consensual sex, as described in a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that revoked criminal laws against gay sexual acts, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Typhoon Lan: Japan braces itself for monster storm as Okinawa forced to rush election The Category 1 typhoon, located east of the Philippines on Friday morning and moving north, is expected to gain strength as it comes some 200km (125 miles) east of Japan’s southern island of Okinawa by Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. According to the Tropical Storm Risk web site, the typhoon will likely strengthen to category 3,
Freemason secrets revealed touring Manitoba Legislature Secretive group believes geometry was a sacred science given by God to the builder of Solomon’s temple. We follow him past the security desk to a massive staircase flanked by a pair of giant bronze bison, an emblem for the prairie province. Except these bison towering over us represent protective, horned beasts guarding the entrance to a temple. Wait, what? the Golden Boy on top of the building is actually Hermes, the patron of Freemasons and messenger to the gods.
CIA chief: North Korea ‘on cusp’ of nuclear capability CIA director Mike Pompeo has warned that North Korea is on the cusp of being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile. He stressed Washington still preferred diplomacy and sanctions but said military force remained an option. North Korea claims it already has the capability to strike the US.
Assisted dying: Australia state lawmakers in 26-hour debate A landmark assisted dying bill has passed through the lower house of Australia’s second-most populous state after a marathon all-night debate. Lawmakers in Victoria discussed the voluntary euthanasia bill for 26 hours from Thursday morning until it was approved 47-37 in a vote on Friday. It will only become law if it is supported in Victoria’s upper house.
Brexit: EU leaders pave way for future trade talks EU leaders have agreed to start preparing for trade talks with the UK – as Theresa May admits there is “some way to go” in negotiations. As expected, her 27 EU counterparts agreed at a Brussels summit that not enough progress had been made on other issues to begin formal trade talks now. But by starting internal talks, they are paving the way for them to begin, possibly in December.
Kirkuk province: Iraqi and Kurdish forces in fierce fight There have been fierce clashes between Kurdish and Iraqi troops north of Kirkuk city, days after the Iraqi army took control of disputed areas. A BBC correspondent at the scene said there had been rocket, artillery and machine-gun fire in Alton Kupri. The district is the last area in Kirkuk province still held by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.
Vitriolic protest erupts against Israel at Russian conference Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese participants at a youth conference in Russia chanted “Death to Israel” and “Death to Jews” and set fire to Israel’s flag when they came across members of the Israeli delegation. The Israeli delegation to the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students at the resort city of Sochi is made up of two groups.
Moscow seeks support for Russia-Chinese roadmap on North Korea Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged world powers on Friday to get behind a joint Russian-Chinese roadmap for settling the crisis over North Korea’s weapons program. Speaking at a conference on non-proliferation in Moscow, Lavrov said that the break-up of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program would send an alarming message about international security mechanisms, and could impact the situation on the Korean peninsula.
Russia’s Rosneft to take control of Iraqi Kurdish pipeline amid crisis Russia’s biggest oil company, Rosneft (ROSN.MM), has agreed to take control of Iraqi Kurdistan’s main oil pipeline, boosting its investment in the autonomous region to $3.5 billion despite Baghdad’s military action sparked by a Kurdish vote for independence. The move appears to be part of a strategy by President Vladimir Putin to boost Moscow’s Middle Eastern political and economic influence, which was weakened by the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Women’s Blog Reveals the 20 Best Cities to Kill Your Baby in an Abortion The pro-abortion women’s blog Refinery 29 wants young women to add “easy abortion access” to their list of things to consider before moving to a new city. The blog highlighted a new project by the National Institute for Reproductive Health that ranked cities by their actions “advancing reproductive freedom,” in other words, their willingness to support abortion on demand.
The Super-Earth that Came Home for Dinner “There are now five different lines of observational evidence pointing to the existence of Planet Nine,” said Konstantin Batygin, a planetary astrophysicist at Caltech in Pasadena, California, whose team may be closing in. “If you were to remove this explanation and imagine Planet Nine does not exist, then you generate more problems than you solve. All of a sudden, you have five different puzzles, and you must come up with five different theories to explain them.”
Magma is MOVING! Spain volcano BUBBLING after 350 earthquakes spark mega tsunami fears RED-HOT magma is rising and literally pushing the ground skywards after hundreds of earthquakes rocked a terrifying Canary Islands volcano. Fears of a mega tsunami cascading over Spain and the UK have taken a massive leap in recent days after the region was rocked by 350 quakes. But now the panic has gone up a level after the discovery the ground in the area has risen by up to 3.5cm due to magma pushing upwards.
6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Tonga A strong magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck off the Pacific Island nation of Tonga on Wednesday, Oct. 18. It hit 12 a.m. local time around 62 miles south-southeast of Pangai, a village, the U.S. Geological Survey said.There were no immediate reports of damage by the quake
Earthquake of Magnitude 6.1 Strikes off Southern Japan: USGS An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off southern Japan on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said. The quake struck 682 km (424 miles) off Japan’s island of Kyushu at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), the agency said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
“You Cannot Understand the Mid-East Conflict Without the Bible” The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a “religious, spiritual and moral conflict,” said David Parsons, vice president and senior international spokesman for the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ), on Tuesday. “If you ignore that, then you ignore the heart of the problem.”Parsons, who was addressing a group of Christian journalists during a panel discussion about media bias on Tuesday as part of the government’s Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem, said he believes faith still motivates and drives people in the region far more than the mainstream media understands.
US backs Netanyahu in calling on Hamas to disarm Announcement by Trump’s special Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt comes day after Israel announces refusal to enter into peace negotiations with Palestinians unless Fatah, which recently reached a reconciliation agreement with the terror group, forces it to disarm, disavow violence; Hamas denounces US ‘blatant interference.’
In first, European countries to demand Israel pay back for demolished W. Bank structures Eight member states of the EU are taking an unprecedented move by penning a letter demanding that Israel reimburse them for its decision to take apart infrastructures in the West Bank that were slated to serve as equipment for local schools (serving mostly the Beduin community), France’s daily Le Monde reported Wednesday night. The eight countries also expressed their dismay with Israel’s confiscation of solar panels that were paid for by the EU headquarters in the West Bank.
Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy Spain is to start suspending Catalonia’s autonomy from Saturday, as the region’s leader threatens to declare independence. The government said ministers would meet to activate Article 155 of the constitution, allowing it to take over running of the region. Catalonia’s leader said the region’s parliament would vote on independence if Spain continued “repression”.
Hamas must disarm to join Palestinian unity government – US The United States says the militant Islamist movement Hamas must lay down its weapons if it is to play a part in a new Palestinian government. Hamas, which dominates the Gaza Strip, and the rival Fatah faction recently agreed to end years of bitter division. US special envoy Jason Greenblatt said any Palestinian unity administration would need to recognise the State of Israel and disarm “terrorists”.
AlphaGo’s AI upgrade gets round the need for human input NOT so long ago, mastering the ancient Chinese game of Go was beyond the reach of artificial intelligence. But then AlphaGo, Google DeepMind’s AI player, started to leave even the best human opponents in the dust. Yet even this world-beating AI needed humans to learn from. Then, on Wednesday, DeepMind’s new version ditched people altogether.
Vladimir Putin flexes his muscles with massive military exercise to show might of his marines Vladimir Putin has been showing off his military prowess with a series of huge military exercises. More than 1,000 infantry personnel took part in drills in the Kamchatka region in eastern Russia. Land soldiers practised defending the coast while marines from the Primorsky Krai region worked on military attacks. Troops opened fire on targets at land and at sea, and weapons used included self-propelled multiple-launch rocket systems and Mil Mi-8 helicopters.
Discovery of 500km lunar cave raises hopes for human colonisation of moon Scientists have for centuries fantasised about human colonisation of the moon. That day may have drawn a little closer after Japan’s space agency said it had discovered an enormous cave beneath the lunar surface that could be turned into an exploration base for astronauts. The discovery, by Japan’s Selenological and Engineering Explorer (Selene) probe, comes as several countries vie to follow the US in sending manned missions to the moon.
Report: Officials Believe Mexican Illegals Behind Massive California Fires The recent wildfires in California have caused widespread destruction and even death as they rage across many regions of the state. That situation would be dire under any circumstances, but now new information may make the fires even more shocking. There is a strong possibility that the wildfires were set deliberately, and may be linked to drug cartels operating north of the border.
BREAKING: Maxine Waters Caught In Nasty Scandal …In a surprising turn of events, the long-time Congresswoman faces a minor scandal related to the use of campaign spending. According to the Washington Free Beacon, Maxine Waters’ campaign wrote off over $10,000 in tickets for the Broadway show Hamilton as a fundraising expense.
BREAKING: 8 Killed, 11 Wounded… Tragedy strikes again in the US leaving dead and dying in the streets. But this wasn’t another mass shooting that liberals can hang gun control talking points on. According to Breitbart, 8 people were killed and 11 wounded over the weekend. This terrible tragedy occurred in Chicago, were rampant gun violence is continuing to be the norm.
CNN Gets An FAA Waiver To Fly Drones Over Crowds This is a new precedent for this kind of waiver. Previous exemptions allowed the flight of drones over people in closed set operations (like for filmmaking purposes) and only when tethered, with a max height of 21 feet. But now CNN has been awarded a waiver regarding its commercial drone operating license with the FAA.
BREAKING: Top Dem Caught In $1M Scandal Since the election of former-President Obama in 2008, the Democrat Party has lost over 1,000 positions in federal and state legislatures, governorships, and now, the presidency. A Republican-leaning Super PAC is hoping to increase that number even further. The GOP-aligned Senate Leadership Fund is aggressively targeting Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) in their campaign to ensure an even larger Republican majority in the Senate.
Iran to cooperate with Syria to destroy ‘the Zionist enemy’ Iran’s Chief of Staff declared on Wednesday that he will cooperate with other countries in order to destroy the “Zionist enemy.” “We arrived in Damascus in order to coordinate and cooperate to confront our common enemies: the Zionists and the terrorists,” Iranian General Mohammad Baqeri told Syria’s state television channel.
Iran warns Europe: No new conditions on nuclear deal A top advisor to Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday warned European governments against imposing new conditions on the nuclear deal. “This is not Europeans’ right. The JCPOA has no conditions and it must be implemented according to what was signed,” he added.
Israel and Arabs Agree: Trump Right to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was right in noting that “when Israel and the Arab states agree on something, then you should pay attention.” Netanyahu was so right, that he repeated the phrase several times, to different audiences on Sunday. Responding to US President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal under its current, grossly-violated conditions, and to classify the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, Netanyahu told American media: “I commend the president for taking a historic and bold decision to avert this danger in time.
Head of MI5: UK Facing Most Severe Terrorist Threat Ever In the UK, it’s extremely rare that interviews with members of the British intelligence, let alone the head of MI5, are broadcast on primetime news programs, yet this is what happened, when Andrew Parker, MI5’s director general, warned that Britain was facing the most severe terrorist threat ever and further attacks are inevitable. Parker explained “That threat is multi-dimensional, evolving rapidly and operating at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before…It’s at the highest tempo I have seen in my 34-year career.
Russia agrees to keep Iran, Hezbollah forces away from Israeli border Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Israel that Moscow has agreed to expand a buffer zone along the Israeli-Syrian border, where Iranian and Hezbollah forces will not be allowed to enter, Arab media reported Wednesday. The statement attributed to an Israeli diplomatic official by London-based Asharq Al-Awsat said that Russia had refused the Israeli request for a 40 kilometers (25 miles) buffer zone, but expressed willingness to extend a 10-15 kilometer off-limits zone.
Iran’s military chief vows to cooperate with Syria against ‘Zionist enemy’ Israel Iran’s military chief, General Mohammad Baqeri, spoke about a plan to cooperate with Syria against the “Zionist enemy Israel” during a visit to Damascus on Wednesday. The Islamic Republic will not accept Israeli violations of Syrian airspace, the Iranian general said according to the Islamic Republic News Agency. “It is not acceptable for the Zionist regime to violate Syria anytime it wants,” he reportedly said.
Discussing ‘red lines’: Israel hedges military options in Syria Israeli fighter jets on Monday destroyed a Syrian SA-5 anti-aircraft battery east of Damascus, after the missile defense system had fired at Israeli reconnaissance planes conducting routine flights in Lebanese airspace. It reportedly follows numerous unpublicized instances in which Israeli military aircraft were similarly targeted, as well as a close-call episode in March when a Syrian government military installation launched three projectiles at Israeli jets…
Xi Jinping: ‘Time for China to take centre stage’ The country’s rapid progress under “socialism with Chinese characteristics” shows there is “a new choice for other countries”, he told the Communist Party congress. The closed-door summit determines who rules China and the country’s direction for the next term. Mr Xi has been consolidating power and is expected to remain as party chief.
India Diwali: Delhi acts against pollution menace India’s capital is enacting a plan to combat hazardous smog, as air pollution in Delhi hits “very severe” levels. The plan, which includes traffic restrictions and the shutdown of a major power plant, was announced after Delhi saw severe pollution last year. The measures, which were ordered by a Supreme Court mandated panel, come days before the Hindu festival of Diwali.
Catalonia crisis: Spain warns on self-rule as deadline looms Spain will move to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy unless the region’s leader drops his push for independence, the deputy prime minister says. Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría gave the warning a day before a Spanish deadline to Carles Puigdemont was due to expire. Catalonia’s government has insisted it will not meet Madrid’s demands in the wake of a disputed vote on secession.
Sick ’48-Hour Challenge’ Facebook game is encouraging kids to go missing KIDS as young as 14 are going missing for days at a time as part of a worrying new Facebook game called the “48-hour challenge”. The shocking challenge invites children to hide from their parents and loved ones for as long as possible, with participants awarded a higher score every time they are mentioned on social media.
Why residents in some American states may soon need a passport for domestic air travel They were previously allowed to use mere driving licenses. But residents of some US states will soon require additional ID, such as passports, if they wish to embark on air travel – even if just domestically. That’s the new procedure on the horizon for people from states that have not yet introduced the standards required by the 2005 Real ID Act, which demands stricter regulations for state-issued IDs.
Turkey says will not submit to ‘impositions’ from United States in visa crisis Turkey will not submit to “impositions” from the United States over an on-going visa crisis and will reject any conditions it cannot meet, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday…Washington first suspended visa services at its missions in Turkey, after Turkish authorities detained two Turkish nationals employed as U.S. consular staff.
Judge blocks latest Trump curbs on people entering United States A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which would have taken effect this week. The open-ended ban…targeted people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as certain government officials from Venezuela. It was the third version of a policy that had previously targeted some Muslim-majority countries but had been restricted by the courts.
New monster tsunami ALERT: Fears Spain volcano will blow ANY MINUTE after 350 more quakes Panic has erupted after the shock revelation a massive swarm of 352 quakes have trembled beneath a devastating volcano in La Palma, near the tourist hotspot of Tenerife. But experts have since made a terrifying finding – that hundreds more have since struck, sparking fears the islands’ huge Cumbre Vieja is about to erupt. Scientists have already warned if the huge volcano does erupt, it will collapse into the sea – sparking a 600 metre-high tidal wave that would engulf Africa’s coastline in an hour. The 500mph tsunami would also hurtle towards Britain and swamp its southern coastlines in just three and a half hours, engulfing Spain and Portugal’s coasts in the process.
Fabled ‘Sea People’ May Be Israel’s Biblical Arch-Nemesis the Philistines A 3,200-year-old text that lay undeciphered for 140 years has finally been translated, revealing details of the military campaign of the fabled Sea People and the downfall of the Hittites. Most importantly, it gives definitive clues about the true identity of Israel’s archnemesis, the Philistines.
How Gravitational Waves and ‘Multi-Messenger’ Research Will Change Astronomy This new era began with the detection of gravitational waves — ripples in the universal fabric of space-time — produced by two neutron stars merging together. That collision also erupted with light in every wavelength range — radio, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-ray and gamma-ray — which were detected by observatories around the globe and in space.
Senate, House Resolutions Slam UNESCO, Support Jewish Jerusalem One day after the US pulled out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) due to its anti-Israel bias, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fla) doubled down with twin resolutions supporting the historic and Biblical Jewish connection to Jerusalem that UNESCO has tried to erase.
Track this! Olympians now face implanted chipsThe head of an association of Olympic athletes wants to require anyone who participates in the Summer or Winter Games to be implanted with a tracking chip to prevent the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
FBI Uncovered Russian Bribery Plot Before Obama Approved Uranium One Deal, Netting Clintons MillionsAs the mainstream media continues to obsess over $100,000 worth Facebook ads allegedly purchased by Russian spies in 2016 seeking to throw the presidential election, we’re almost certain they’ll ignore the much larger Russian bombshell dropped today in the form of newly released FBI documents that reveal for the very first time that the Obama administration was well aware of illegal bribery, extortion and money laundering schemes being conducted by the Russians to get a foothold in the atomic energy business in the U.S. before approving a deal that handed them 20% of America’s uranium reserves…and resulted in a windfall of donations to the Clinton Foundation.
More Serial Human Rights Abusers Elected to UN Human Rights CouncilThe United Nations General Assembly on Monday elected 15 member states to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2018-2020 term, including such notorious human rights abusers as Qatar, Angola, Pakistan, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Member states considered eligible for membership on the Human Rights Council are theoretically supposed to be able to demonstrate their commitment to the highest standards of human rights and their full cooperation with all UN mechanisms, including the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Special Procedures and treaty bodies and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. These countries fall woefully short of such standards.
George Soros Goes “All-In” With Monster Donation To Own FoundationLeftist billionaire George Soros has transferred billions of his personal wealth into his infamous Open Society Foundation. The non-profit is one of the world’s top funders of ‘open-borders’ causes. As Soros approaches 90 years old in the Trump-era, it appears the hedge fund manager is “going all in.”
Storm Brian forms in Atlantic: UK superstorm alert as huge WEATHER BOMB to hit on FRIDAY Worried forecasters fear another violent tempest, which could potentially be the second storm of the season, Storm Brian, will unleash chaos similar to Ophelia’s 100mph onslaught this week. Terrifying weather charts show a churning 80mph cyclone hurtling towards the UK with landfall expected late Friday into Saturday. Fierce gales brewing in the Atlantic are poised to tear across Ireland and smash the southwest coast of Britain in a near carbon copy of Ophelia.
An open letter to US President Trump Dear Mr. President, you are a good man with high aspirations to advance the welfare of your nation in every field. But just look around: uncontrollable forest fires in California. Tornadoes in Oklahoma and other states. Devastating hurricanes that are costing the federal, state, and local governments hundreds of billions of dollars. Oil rigs are down. California is counting the days until the next major earthquake, not to mention New York City, which is built on a geological fault. Stop for a moment and ask yourself, why are these tragedies happening to your country?
PM to Russian def. minister: We won’t allow Iran into Syria As Sergey Shoygu visits Jerusalem to discuss security coordination in Syria, Netanyahu warns an unchanged Iranian nuclear deal will result in nuclear arsenal in Tehran within 8-10 years; says ‘Iran has to understand that Israel will not allow’ military entrenchment in Syria.
Drag-queen demon reads to kids at Michelle Obama Library The Michelle Obama public library in Long Beach, California, has presented to children who are part of its young readers program a huge array of diversity and “inclusion” agendas. In one shot. It was when Xochi Mochi arrived for a visit. That made the program pro-LGBTQ. And transgender. And drag queen-friendly. And Satanist-approved, with the character’s red-tipped, demon-like horns. All to read to children for LGBTQ History Month.
Putin halts NKorea ties in line with UN demands President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday Russia will curtail economic, scientific and other ties with North Korea in line with restrictions imposed by the United Nations. Putin’s decree, published on the state legal portal, orders the halting of an array of economic, scientific and technical ties with Pyongyang in accordance with sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council in November 2016.
Israelis Protest 11 PM Muezzin Calls with Shofars and Whistles After repeated appeals to the army, the police and the Civil Administration have not yielded a solution, on Saturday night Ma’on residents decided to do something about the noise. Around 11 PM, the Jewish residents arrived outside the Arab village, equipped with shofars, drums, and whistles, and began a noisy neighborly statement of their own.
Islamic State cleared from Syria’s Raqqa US-backed militias have completely taken Syria’s Raqqa from Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. The fall of Raqqa city, where Islamic State staged euphoric parades after its string of lightning victories in 2014, is a potent symbol of the jihadist movement’s collapsing fortunes. From the city, the group planned attacks abroad.
Netanyahu to Russian defense minister: Israel won’t allow Iranian presence in Syria Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told visiting Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday that Israel will not allow a permanent military presence in Syria. Netanyahu’s comment came a day after Israel’s destruction of an SA-5 anti aircraft battery in Syria. Both Russia and Iran are key backers of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Catalonia: Spain detains two separatists A Spanish judge has jailed two key members of the Catalan independence movement. Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart, who lead prominent separatist groups, are being held without bail while they are under investigation for sedition. The men were leading figures in the 1 October independence vote, which the Madrid government regards as illegal.
Afghanistan Taliban ‘suicide attack’ kills dozens Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen have stormed a police training centre in the eastern Afghan city of Gardez, killing at least 33 people, officials say. Another 160 were injured in the assault. The Interior Ministry said the local police chief is among the dead. “At first a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives near the training centre, making way for a number of attackers to start their assault,” a spokesperson said.
Portugal fires: Three days of national mourning for wildfire victims Portugal has declared three days of national mourning, beginning on Tuesday, for the victims of wildfires that raged across the country. At least 36 people died after hundreds of fires spread across central and northern areas on Sunday and Monday. They started in dry conditions and fanned by strong Atlantic winds from Hurricane Ophelia.
North Korea rejects diplomacy with US for now, source says A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang’s commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching “all the way to the East coast of the mainland US,”…North Korea is not ruling out diplomacy, but “before we can engage in diplomacy with the Trump administration, we want to send a clear message that the DPRK has a reliable defensive and offensive capability to counter any aggression from the United States,” the official said.
Report: Israel launched strike in Sinai hours after rocket attack Israeli sorties bombed targets in the Sinai Peninsula Sunday evening in retaliation for two rockets launched at Israel from the Egyptian territory hours earlier, according to Tuesday report in the London-based newspaper Al-Araby Al-Jadeed. One of the rockets exploded in open space in the Eshkol Regional Council near Gaza and was located following the IDF’s searches of the area. No casualties were reported in the attack for which ISIS took responsibility.
Hezbollah claims to have captured 3 Mossad agents Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah claimed on Monday that Lebanese security forces have detained three “agents on behalf of Israel,” allegedly recruited by the Mossad. Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar television network broke the news, while the pictures and alleged confessions of the three men were published on the internet. The three’s arrests were published last week in the Al-Akhbar newspaper, which is also affiliated with the organization.
The Obama Legacy: 118 Cops Killed in Line of Duty in 2016 On July 7, 2016 a crazed Black Lives Matter supporter gunned down five police officers at a Black Lives Matter racial march in Dallas. After the attack, Bill Johnson, the Executive Director of the National Association of Police Organizations, blamed Barack Obama for the police massacre. Johnson said under Barack Obama it was ” a war on cops.”
PP At Year 101: 7 Million Abortions Planned Parenthood celebrated its 101st birthday Monday, marking the century-long operation of what started as a small birth control clinic in Brooklyn and is now an abortion giant operating in every U.S. state.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, The Soldier That Obama Traded 5 Islamic Terrorists For, Pleads Guilty To Desertion EDITOR’S NOTE: Former President Barack Obama traded 5 hardcore Islamic terrorists to recover traitor Bowe Bergdahl for today admitted to desertion. Think about that for a moment. Obama released 5 Muslim terrorists to go back to the battlefield of terrorism, sealing the death of dozens of people, all to get back a deserter who wanted to leave his troops and join the Taliban. This is the true legacy of Barack Obama, negotiating with terrorists for deserters and traitors.