Countering the US, Iran test-fires new ballistic missile
Shortly after Iran unveiled its newest ballistic missile in a military parade on Friday, Tehran test-fired the weapon, broadcasting the launch on public television. The Khorramshahr missile has a range of 2000 kilometers…and can be armed with several warheads. The release and launch of the missile comes shortly after a speech by US President Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly in which he directly attacked the Islamic Republic.
UN Security Council announces opposition to Kurdish independence vote
The United Nations Security Council has announced its opposition to the upcoming Kurdish independence referendum, set to take place tomorrow. During the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, the Security Council said that such a vote would be ”destabilizing” to Iraq, which has disintegrated since the war against the Islamic State began there three years ago.
Arab media reports Israeli airstrike on Damascus Airport
Arab media reports on Thursday night claimed that Israel attacked a weapons depot next to Damascus International Airport. A report from…Al Arabia Al Jadid, said that a series of explosions shook the airport. Al Masdar News…also reported that an Israeli drone attack the airport, citing a report from the Syrian military that the attack did not seriously damage the airport or its surroundings, and that there were no casualties.
China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade
China has moved to limit North Korea’s oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday. China is North Korea’s most important trading partner, and one of its only sources of hard currency. The ban on textiles trade will hurt Pyongyang’s income, while China’s oil exports are the country’s main source of petroleum products.
North Korea: Tremor detected near weapons’ test site
A magnitude-3.4 earthquake has been detected in North Korea. The earthquake occurred about 50km from a nuclear test site, monitors say. Previous quakes have occurred during weapons’ tests. Chinese seismologists said it was a “suspected explosion”. But South Korea says that it could be a natural quake not caused by a nuclear test.
Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued
Indonesia has issued its highest level alert for a volcano on Bali, warning that an eruption on the popular tourist island could be imminent. About 10,000 people have already been evacuated, with officials urging people to stay at least nine kilometres (5.6 miles) away from Mount Agung. Tremors have been reported, and there are indications that magma is rising to the surface, the officials say.
Puerto Rico dam failure ‘imminent’ after Hurricane Maria
A failing dam is causing “extremely dangerous” flooding on a Puerto Rico river in the wake of Hurricane Maria, authorities say. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the “imminent failure” of the Guajataca Dam is a “life-threatening situation”. More than 70,000 people live in the nearby areas of Isabela and Quebradillas.
McCain torpedoes Republican Obamacare repeal plan again
Senator John McCain has said he cannot support his fellow Republicans’ latest effort to repeal Obamacare, dealing it a potentially fatal blow. The Arizona senator, who is battling brain cancer, said he “cannot in good conscience” vote for the new plan, which President Donald Trump backs. Mr McCain said it was wrong to pass such far-reaching legislation without input from the Democrats.
Alarm as ‘super malaria’ spreads in South East Asia
The rapid spread of “super malaria” in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern Vietnam.
‘It Undermines Integrity Of Elections’: Glitch Allows Non-U.S. Citizens In Pa. To Vote
Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt says a glitch in the state’s “motor-voter” process has allowed non-U.S. citizens to register to vote, even though he thinks they did so accidentally. The glitch has had no impact on elections, as the number of people mistakenly registered was small, but Schmidt thinks that statewide there could be many more and he wants the state to review registrations.
Leftist Elementary Teacher Changes Declaration of Independence, Forces Students To Recite Gender Neutral Version
In yet another example of the insanity that is modern day liberalism, elementary school students in Mesa, Arizona were forced to recite a gender neutral version of the Declaration of Independence after their teacher “revised” the historical topic to fit their political ideology.
Will The Deep State’s War On Trump Lead To An Actual Civil War?
“These are all just casualties of Trump’s war with the ‘deep state’ (permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies), whereby the vested power interests in the US are fighting to defeat the ‘Make America Great Again’ (MAGA) movement…”
BREAKING: St. Louis Rioters Use Horrifying New Weapon Against Police
…St. Louis rioters have begun using chemical warfare/terrorist tactics, throwing bottles of dangerous chemicals at our police officers and causing burns, irritations, and other health complications that could arise in the future, according to KMOV.
Professor Exposes What’s Holding Down Minorities – It’s NOT What Liberals Claim
The Federalist Papers reported that noted economist Walter E. Williams believes the issue facing African Americans isn’t racial repression like the Left claims, but a much deeper issue. It’s the collapse of the traditional family structure.
Uber Banned in London After Sexual Assaults by Migrant Drivers Skyrocket
Uber has been banned in London partly in response to skyrocketing rapes by predominantly migrant drivers which the company did not report to police.
Equifax Accidentally Directs 200,000 Customers To Fake Phishing Website
…As if this weren’t enough to permanently sully the firm’s reputation (amid cries of “you had one job!”) – the staggering irony of a credit monitoring firm inadvertently divulging the sensitive information that it was supposed to safeguard hasn’t been lost on consumers) a series of subsequent disclosures have portrayed the firm’s executives as bungling, at best, and nefarious, at worst.