23 Oct 2017

5 dead after Typhoon Lan hits Japan
Typhoon Lan traveled out to sea early Monday after hitting Japan’s east coast, killing at least five people. The powerful storm brought 100 mph winds as it struck Shizuoka Prefecture and dumped more than 30 inches of rain in 48 hours, beginning Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. A gust of 164.5 mph was recorded in Okayama province.

UK weather to bring winter HELL as 11 storms to batter Britain with high winds and SNOW
After the battering so far this autumn from storms Aileen and Brian, 11 further bouts of severe wind, rain and even snow now threaten chaos over the next two months, according to forecasters. The warning comes as the nation cleans up after a trail of destruction was left by storm Brian’s weekend assault.

Japanese PM to have ‘deep discussions’ on North Korea with Trump after election victory
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe vowed on Monday to tackle North Korea’s nuclear threat with “decisive and strong diplomacy” after his conservative party won a landslide victory in a snap election.

Informant claims right to reveal secrets of true Russian collusion
The lawyer for a former FBI informant who gathered evidence of a massive Russian bribery scheme to influence U.S. nuclear policy during the Obama administration says it is illegal for the government to prevent her client from speaking to Congress about what he knows. She also says her client’s revelations went largely ignored by the FBI for political reasons and that he was threatened with criminal prosecution by the Justice Department under former Attorney General Loretta Lynch if he ever spoke publicly about the case.

What Do China And North Korea Think About One Another? It’s Not Good
China has a complicated relationship with North Korea, which simultaneously serves as both a strategic asset and a liability. However, it has become more the latter than the former in recent years. North Korea’s frequent provocations frustrate Beijing, and China’s decisions to pressure North Korea in concert with the U.S. greatly angers Pyongyang. China and North Korea’s top leaders absolutely despise one another, according to individuals close to the respective governments.

Philippines declares battle with Islamist rebels over in Marawi City
The Philippines on Monday announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce and unfamiliar urban war that has marked the country’s biggest security crisis in years.

ATMOSPHERIC CANYON ON THE SUN
A large hole has opened in the sun’s atmosphere, cleaving the Earth-facing side of the sun with a gaseous canyon more than 700,000 km long.

B-52 Heavy Bombers Re-Enlisted For Nuclear Payload to Handle N. Korean Crisis
For the first time in decades, the old-but-still formidable U.S. fleet of B-52 high-altitude long-range strategic bombers have reportedly been ordered prepared to return to their Cold War mission of carrying nuclear weapons in preparation for a conflict with North Korea.

UN Envoy Condemns Hamas for Calling for Destruction of Israel
“I condemn the latest statements made by some Hamas leaders, reportedly calling for the destruction of the State of Israel,” Mladenov said. “They do not serve the interest of peace and the goal of achieving a negotiated two-state solution.”

Chief Rabbinate Lobbied Over Groundbreaking Authorization of Genetic Determination of Halakhic Jewish Status
In a groundbreaking Responsa B’mareh Habazak Volume 9 ruling by the Eretz Hemdah Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, a collection of dayanim (Rabbinic judges) ruled that it is possible to determine one’s Jewish status based on genetic testing of the mitochondrial genome. If the Chief Rabbinate of Israel embraces the ruling, some 40% of olim (immigrants to Israel) from the former Soviet Union may be absolved of the need to convert in order to receive state recognition as Jews.

Reports of ashfall as Solomons volcano erupts
Authorities in the Solomon Islands are trying to work out if there’s been any damage after a remote volcano erupted early this morning. The volcano, Tinakula, which forms an uninhabited island in the northern Temotu province, roared to life at about 2am today. Villages on nearby islands have reported heavy ashfall.

Strong earthquake, 6 mag has occurred near Africa
A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, Southwest of Africa (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 16.7453 East, latitude -52.3506 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us1000avue. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000avue. The 6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:32:32 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued.

Hamas visit to Tehran defines the limits of Palestinian reconciliation
Tehran was the first stop for Hamas after signing a reconciliation agreement with Fatah in Cairo ten days ago.

Report: Islamic State killed at least 128 people in Syrian town
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday that ISIS killed at least 128 people in a Syrian town in central Homs over a three-week period before the Syrian army recaptured it on Saturday. There was no immediate comment from Syrian government officials or state media on the report by the Observatory, a Britain-based war monitor.

Hamas visit to Tehran defines the limits of Palestinian reconciliation
Any hopes that Hamas would become more moderate as a result of its reconciliation process with Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement have been put to rest by the current visit of its leaders to Tehran and their affirmation there of armed resistance as their unshakable strategic choice. Indeed, the visit…amounts to Hamas setting a clear limit on the scope of the reconciliation: handing over daily governance of the Gaza Strip to the PA, yes; changing foreign policy or long term strategy, no.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe promises to handle North Korea threat
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised strong “counter-measures” against North Korea, after winning a decisive victory in Sunday’s election. Mr Abe had called an early election for a greater mandate to deal with “crises”, including the growing threat from Pyongyang, which has fired missiles over Japan in recent months. His ruling coalition has retained a two-thirds majority in parliament.

US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert
The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991. That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of this base’s 11,000-foot runway — dubbed the “Christmas tree” for their angular markings — could once again find several B-52s parked on them, laden with nuclear weapons and set to take off at a moment’s notice.

Churches merge, close: ‘We no longer live in Christendom.
For a decade and more, Govans Presbyterian Church and Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church have labored in the manner of many mainline Protestant congregations: Working ever harder to provide spiritual resources for dwindling number of congregants. But with attendance stagnating, maintenance costs rising and the population of Christians from which to draw shrinking, the two have decided to join forces.

Hamas deputy hopes Iran continues aiding their ‘resistance’
Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri said during his visit to Tehran that the terrorist group hopes to continue to receive Iran’s support in their resistance against Israel… “The main and primary benefactor supporting the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades in developing their capabilities, whether through knowledge or assistance, is Iran,” al-Arouri openly stated at a meeting with Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani in Tehran. “We hope this will continue until the occupation is defeated.”

U.S. Midwest oil refiners boost output, cut region’s dependence on Gulf Coast
U.S. refineries from Ohio to Minnesota are capitalizing on access to cheap crude from Western Canada and North Dakota oilfields, helping their region break a historic dependence on fuel from the Gulf Coast while redrawing oil trade maps. Since the early 2000s, crude and fuel flows from the Gulf Coast into the U.S. heartland have been cut in half, as crude coming from Canada and North Dakota has pushed U.S. Midwest refining activity to record levels.

Amazon backs German artificial intelligence research hub
Amazon.com will open an artificial intelligence research center in the German university city of Tuebingen, creating 100 jobs over the next five years. It joins BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Facebook and Porsche in backing a German initiative launched last year and focused on areas such as robotics, machine learning and computer vision. The research center will…draw on the expertise of two of its experts, Prof. Bernhard Schoelkopf and Prof. Michael J. Black.

Surge in spiritism: Most Americans believe in paranormal
It’s official – if you don’t believe in ghosts, you’re in the minority.  The Chapman University of America Fears 2017 has revealed a surprising number of Americans believe in the supernatural. A solid majority – 55 percent – believe ancient advanced civilizations such as Atlantis once existed, and more than 50 percent also believe places can be haunted by spirits.

Is Real Purpose of Mueller Investigation for Mueller to Destroy Evidence of Hillary-Obama Criminal Activity?
Is the Special Investigation created by former Obama and Hillary lackeys from the FBI and Department of Justice, not only an effort to find dirt on President Trump and his administration but also to destroy records that would lead to Obama or Hillary crimes?

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Richard Spencer Confirmed as Deep State Plant
Media darling and Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer ran his own Discord chat server, where he required that Alt-Right members submit photographs and detailed personal information about themselves, before they were allowed to join the group planning the Charlottesville attacks.

PHOTOS: Bill Clinton Met with Vladimir Putin AT HIS HOME IN RUSSIA Before Uranium One Deal and After Being Bribed
In 2010 former President Bill Clinton met with Vladimir Putin at the State residence Novo-Ogaryovo outside of Moscow. This was after his $500,000 speech and before the Uranium One deal was approved by the Hillary Clinton State Department and Obama administration officials. The Gateway Pundit uncovered photos from Bill’s meeting with Vladimir Putin.

Somali Terrorist Who Killed One and Injured Four in Canada Entered US Thru Mexican Border – OBAMA SET HIM FREEOn October 1st a 30-year-old Islamist terrorist drove a U-haul through a busy Edmonton street and then stabbed a police officer. The ISIS operative, Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, was ordered deported by ICE in 2011, but was released on an “order of supervision” and the feds never saw him again. Sharif fled to Canada and later committed a terrorist attack.

Former Secret Service Agent Bongino Goes Off on Democrat Corruption in Epic Tweetstorm
Dan Bongino gave the Democrats a good tongue lashing on Saturday. He listed the most recent scandals coming from the Obama Admin and Clintons and said, “Uranium One, the House IT scandal, Obamagate, the IRS scandal, the Clinton Foundation, and more…. The Democrats OWN corruption.”