The Bacteria Eats Through Skin, Is Causing Mystery in Australia
“It is difficult to prevent a disease when it is not known how infection is acquired,” reads a study published Monday that tracks the spread of a flesh-eating ulcer in Australia, and that’s not the only mystery surrounding the rise in Buruli ulcers. The disease has historically most often struck in tropical and swampy parts of Africa, but incidents of it have surged in Victoria, which the BBC notes has a “temperate” climate—and only Victoria, with no cases reported in the neighboring Australian states….
Senator’s Islam expert reposts al-Qaida video
The “go-to” guy on Muslim issues for Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., for the past six years, Mongi Dhaouadi, reposted a video by a designated al-Qaida terrorist on his Facebook page last month and contends Palestinian attacks against Israel are not terrorist acts. Dhaouadi, a board member of the Connecticut chapter of the Hamas-tied Council on American Islamic Relations, has issued extreme anti-Israel statements.
Showdown builds between Comey, House: Just what did FBI director say about Michael Flynn?
The Republicans say there’s a transcript — not just of Comey’s testimony but of fired top FBI deputy Andrew McCabe, too — that will prove them right. But so far, the intelligence community has prevented that proof from seeing the light of day. A resolution to the matter might come as soon as the next few days.
Iran leader: US will be ‘hit multiple times’ if it enters conflict with Iran
Ali Khamenei calls on US to ‘leave’ Middle East, says any power challenging Islamic republic will be defeated; US ‘provoking region’s inexperienced rulers to create further regional crisis’; in meeting with Iranian lawmaker, Syrian President Assad says region’s maps being redrawn, ‘hostile countries now trying direct aggression after proxies failed.’
Arab world on the BRINK of second wave of revolutions, warn experts
THE ARAB world faces a second wave of revolutions just eight years after the Arab Spring due to uncontrolled urbanisation, critical unemployment and financial pressures, according to experts.
Still No Action Taken Against Honduran Bishop Accused of Sexual Abuse
Despite serious allegations involving abuse of seminarians and financial misconduct leveled against him, Honduran Auxiliary Bishop Juan José Pineda Fasquelle of Tegucigalpa remains in position, and put in charge of the archdiocese during the frequent times Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodriguez Maradiaga is away.
Iranians killed in alleged Israeli strike on military site in Syria
The Syrian army confirmed that Sunday that several military bases in northern Syria were struck in an attack blamed on Israel by the Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper Al Akhbar. According to official news agency SANA, a military source said that “some military sites in the countryside of Hama and Aleppo provinces were exposed at 10:30 PM to a new aggression with hostile rockets.”
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo calls on Palestinians to negotiate
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Palestinian to return to the negotiating table with Israel, as he spoke in Jordan on Monday at the end of a whirlwind Middle East visit. “We believe that the Israelis and Palestinians need to have political engagement. We urge the Palestinians to return to that political dialogue,” Pompeo said during a joint press conference in Amman with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi.
Kabul bombings: Photographer Shah Marai among 25 dead
At least 25 people have been killed in two bombings in the Afghan capital Kabul, including several journalists documenting the scene. AFP chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, is among the victims. The first explosion was carried out by an attacker on a motorbike. A second followed about 15 minutes later after a crowd, including several reporters, had gathered at the scene.
North Korea: Chinese foreign minister to visit Pyongyang after historic talks
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is to visit North Korea this week, after historic talks between the North and South last Friday. The trip comes amid a flurry of diplomatic activity following the landmark day on the peninsula. China is North Korea’s only remaining economic ally, but this will be its highest level visit there in years.
Danish citizen is first person convicted under Malaysian anti-fake news law, jailed 1 week, fined RM10,000
A Danish national has become the first person to be convicted under Malaysia’s new anti-fake news law. Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, 46, on Monday (April 30) pleaded guilty to maliciously publishing fake news in the form of a YouTube video on the recent shooting of Fadi al-Batsh, an alleged member of militant Palestine group Hamas in Kuala Lumpur, reported The Star.
China is mining data directly from workers’ brains on an industrial scale
Workers outfitted in uniforms staff lines producing sophisticated equipment for telecommunication and other industrial sectors. But there’s one big difference – the workers wear caps to monitor their brainwaves, data that management then uses to adjust the pace of production and redesign workflows, according to the company.
Iran leader: US will be ‘hit multiple times’ if it enters conflict with Iran
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday the time when Iran’s enemies can “hit and run” is over. “They know if they enter military conflict with Iran, they will be hit multiple times,” he said in comments during a meeting with workers, according to his website. He did not specifically refer to the latest attack in Syria.
Korea: Trump deserves Nobel Peace Prize
South Korean President Moon Jae-in hailed the recent meetings between North Korean leaders and representatives of both the US and South Korea, adding that the talks underway towards halting North Korea’s nuclear weapons program should earn President Donald Trump a Nobel Peace Prize.
Israeli security cabinet calls emergency meeting
Israel’s Security Cabinet held an emergency meeting Monday afternoon, hours after explosions rocked military facilities in Syria. The special meeting of the cabinet was convened at 1:30 p.m. at IDF headquarters in the Kirya compound in Tel Aviv. Several military facilities around Hama and Aleppo in Syria were reportedly hit by missiles at approximately 10:30 p.m. Sunday night.
Quantum radar to render stealth technologies ineffective
Stealth technology may not be very stealthy in the future thanks to a US$2.7-million project by the Canadian Department of National Defence to develop a new quantum radar system. The project, led by Jonathan Baugh at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), uses the phenomenon of quantum entanglement to eliminate heavy background noise, thereby defeating stealth anti-radar technologies to detect incoming aircraft and missiles with much greater accuracy.
Powerful earthquake in Bárðarðarbunga, one of Vatnajökull’s monster volcanoes
The monster volcano Bárðarbunga, one of the most active and powerful volcanoes in Iceland and Europe, trembled yesterday afternoon. A sharp 3.9 magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:13 on Sunday afternoon, followed by a handful of smaller quakes.
Scientists confused by erratic behaviour of Yellowstone geyser
A geyser at Yellowstone National Park in the USA has mystified scientists with its spike in activity, erupting three times in the past six weeks. The Steamboat Geyser is known to spout 91 metres into the air, making it the world’s tallest active geyser. And scientists aren’t sure why the iconic landmark has been erupting more often of late
4.0 magnitude earthquake hits off Southern Oregon Coast
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Southern Oregon coast on Sunday night. The earthquake’s epicenter was over six miles deep and over 120 miles off the coast in Bandon, according to the USGS. It happened at approximately 7:20 p.m.
Trump May Attend Embassy Opening in Jerusalem
At a White House press conference, a reporter from the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) asked who would represent the White House at the historic inauguration. The president gave the surprising answer, “I may go. Very proud of it.”
Hundreds Flock to Cathedral’s ‘Beyonce Mass’ Blending Secular Pop Star’s Music With Scripture Readings, Communion
An estimated 750-900 people flocked to a San Francisco cathedral’s “Beyonce’ Mass” on Wednesday night, an event that blended renditions of the secular pop star’s music with the reading of Scripture, communion, and the presentation of a related message by a seminary professor. While the event was popular with the locals, others state that the world’s music has no place being performed in what is supposed to be the holy house of God.
Border Caravan? Call it the George Soros Express
Hundreds of Central American migrants demanding asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico Sunday may be poor, but they have support of major foundations, corporations and billionaire George Soros for their well-organized caravan-style invasion.
New Fukushima nightmare for Japan utility
There’s a building boom going on at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan where on March 11, 2011, as the coast was catastrophically flooded by an earthquake-triggered tsunami, three of the six reactors melted down.
Senator’s Islam expert reposts al-Qaida video
The “go-to” guy on Muslim issues for Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., for the past six years, Mongi Dhaouadi, reposted a video by a designated al-Qaida terrorist on his Facebook page last month and contends Palestinian attacks against Israel are not terrorist acts.
Israeli Source: Trump Will Unveil Peace Plan After Embassy Move
President Donald Trump will unveil his long-gestating peace plan after the U.S. opens its new embassy in Jerusalem, an Israeli source stated on Saturday.
Syrian army, ISIS wage fierce battle in south Damascus
The Syrian army and its allies engaged in a fierce battle on Saturday with ISIS fighters in an enclave south of Damascus held by the militant group.
Army issues waivers to 1,000 recruits for mental health issues
The Army issued waivers over 13 months to more than 1,000 recruits who had been diagnosed and treated for mood disorders and 95 more for self-mutilation, according to data obtained by USA TODAY.
Penn State Outing Club Banned as Too Risky
…That’s right. In the past, members of the Outing Club would participate in activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and camping, however, the university’s offices of Student Affairs and Risk Management have since decided that these things are just too treacherous for college students…
University of Texas to Treat Masculinity as a ‘Mental Health’ Issue
The Counseling and Mental Health Center at the University of Texas at Austin recently launched a new program to help male students “take control over their gender identity and develop a healthy sense of masculinity.”
Bill Gates thinks a coming disease could kill 30 million people within 6 months — and says we should prepare for it as we do for war
…Gates presented a simulation by the Institute for Disease Modelling that found that a new flu like the one that killed 50 million people in the 1918 pandemic would now most likely kill 30 million people within six months.
How the Deep State Destroys Education and Healthcare In the Name of Corporate Profits at the State Level
Every facet of our government from the federal government to the state, city and county level are under the control of the Deep State globalists. They create organizations such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) which, in effect controls our local politics. If you wonder why your schools are underfunded and teaching porn disguised radical sex-ed that parents cannot opt out of, I just told you who is responsible… ALEC was funded in 1973, in Bill Ayers/Obama town of Chicago. It was known as the Conservative Caucus of State Legislators at its onset.
Trump threatens to ‘close down the country’ over funding for border wall
President Trump hreatened on Saturday to “close down the country” — an apparent reference to a government shutdown — unless Congress approves funding for his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jihadis slaughter more than 40 women, CHILDREN and old people in Islamic attacks in Mali
Jihadists kill 40 people Mali France islamist militants ISIS al-Qaeda GETTY The Tuareg ethnic group was targeted in two separate attacks Rebel group MSA and tribal leaders said more than 30 people were killed on Friday and 12 a day after by gunmen on motorbikes in the Menaka region. Menaka governor, Daouda Maiga, said: “There are various versions, but I know there are women and children among the victims, as well as elderly.”