01 Oct 14
World leaders call for end of United Nations veto power
World leaders demanded Security Council reform during their addresses to the UN General Assembly over the past few days, calling for the addition of more permanent and non-permanent seats on the council and the elimination of the veto. “The world is bigger than five,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in his speech during the General Debate, referencing the five countries with veto power – the US, Britain, France, China, and Russia.
Heads of state from across the globe echoed his call for immediate reform.
Oklahoma Beheading is the First of More to Come in the US
Islamic beheadings are making their way to the West. Recently an elderly woman in Britain was savagely decapitated by a Muslim inspired by the ISIS beheadings of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and now a woman in Oklahoma has been beheaded by a Muslim coworker.
Iran Killed Physicist Who Refused to Build Bomb, Says Sister
When Iranian nuclear physicist Ardeshir Hosseinpour was murdered in 2007, Israel was the main suspect. Now, his sister claims he was murdered by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) because he would not cooperate with its efforts to divert nuclear work from peaceful purposes to building an atomic bomb, reports the Canadian National Post's Media Line.
Shemitah author answers critics: 'Judgment is coming'
In the absence of repentance and mass revival, Cahn sees a continuation of catastrophic “shakings” that will gradually break America down, knocking it off its perch as world leader.
America’s current downward spiral started in 1973 with the Arab oil embargo, economic turmoil, the first lost war and the legalization of abortion, Cahn said in an interview with conservative radio host and theologian Michael Brown.
Ebola victim was originally SENT HOME from hospital with antibiotics before the deadly virus was diagnosed after he had mixed with other people for TW
A Dallas hospital initially mistook a man's case of the Ebola virus in a Texas hospital for something else and gave him antibiotics.
Mosquito Virus That Walloped Caribbean Spreads in U.S.
A mosquito-borne virus that can cause debilitating joint pain lasting for years has spread to the continental U.S. after infecting hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean and Central America.
The virus is called Chikungunya.
Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S.
A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally.
Moderate earthquake hits Papua New Guinea
A moderate earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter scale, occurred at 11.38am today in the New Britain region of Papua New Guinea, the Malaysian Meteorological Department reported.
Two Oklahoma earthquakes recorded today
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded two more Oklahoma earthquakes so far today.
A 3.3 magnitude quake recorded 12:58 a.m. about 15 miles west-southwest of Perry.
Then, at 1:06 a.m., a 3.5 magnitude quake recorded about 14 miles west-southwest of Perry.
Catalina Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes Southern California
The Catalina Island quake today began just after 1:28 pm PST, officials tell news. The quake was near Avalon. Reps indicate that that quake was shallow. It began only three miles below sea level, in the Pacific Ocean. As a result the quake could be felt across the immediate region.
University of New Mexico Fights Sexual Assault–With Sex Week
Sex Week at the University of New Mexico is not supposed to be all fun and games. It’s part of a “larger strategy to reduce sexual violence on campus,” school officials insist...
The event features “workshops” with deliberately provocative titles, such as, “How to be a Gentleman AND Get Laid,” “Negotiating Successful Threesome,” “O-Face Oral” and “BJs and Beyond,” according to a flier distributed on campus.
Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states
The Northeast, once the nation’s political engine that produced presidents, House speakers and Senate giants...is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region...
The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South and the result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington.
Nigeria’s Actions Seem to Contain Ebola Outbreak
With quick and coordinated action by some of its top doctors, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, appears to have contained its first Ebola outbreak, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
...Nigeria is the only country to have beaten back an outbreak with the potential to harm many victims in a city with vast, teeming slums.
U.S. Law Enforcement Seeks to Halt Apple-Google Encryption of Mobile Data
U.S. law enforcement officials are urging Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to give authorities access to smartphone data that the companies have decided to block, and are weighing whether to appeal to executives or seek congressional legislation.
The new privacy features, announced two weeks ago...will stymie investigations into crimes ranging from drug dealing to terrorism, law enforcement officials said.
Islamic State crisis: New strikes in Syria near Kobane
US-led forces have carried out air strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
A BBC correspondent saw explosions outside the town in the morning.
At least 10 people were killed overnight, Syrian activists said, as the jihadists moved to within 2 to 3km (1.2-1.9 miles) of Kobane.
Abbas: If Security Council bid fails, we will join ICC, may end security cooperation with Israel
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas vowed Tuesday to join the International Criminal Court at the Hague in the event that his efforts at the UN Security Council to set a timetable forcing the withdrawal of Israel to the pre-1967 lines should fail.
US signs long-delayed pact to keep troops in Afghanistan past 2014
Officials from Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, filling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani.
California wildfires: 2014 budget spent, as typical high-fire season begins
Facing historic drought conditions, California firefighters are tapping into a state backup fund. As a result, firefighting crews can still be deployed and water tankers flown, despite spending beyond annual firefighting budget.
Japan volcano death toll likely to rise to around 46 as more victims found
The death toll from Japan's worst volcanic eruption in decades is likely to rise to around 46 after as more victims were discovered on the ash-covered summit, media said on Wednesday.
Taliban bombs hit Afghan army vehicles, killing at least seven
Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, the government said, a day after Afghanistan signed security deals with NATO and the United States.
Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq: PM
Australian aircraft will join the U.S.-led coalition in air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq in an initial support role, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, ahead of a final decision to undertake bombing missions.
Another Palestinian Mistake at the UN
Abba Eban, Israel’s legendary representative to the United Nations, once famously remarked that “the Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas proved Eban’s point Friday, in an incendiary speech to the UN General Assembly in which he accused Israel of “a new war of genocide” against the Palestinian people.
30 Sep 14
First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States - CDC
U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally. The patient had recently traveled to West Africa and developed symptoms several days after returning to Texas, state officials said.
GAI: Obama Skipped Over Half His Daily Intel Briefs
The Government Accountability Institute, an investigative research organization, said the president went to only 42.1 percent of his intelligence meetings, known as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB, in the 2,079 days of his presidency through Monday
Another Oklahoma Man, Reportedly a Muslim, Arrested After He Allegedly Threatened to Cut Off Coworker’s Head: ‘This Is Just What We Do’
A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested after a female coworker reported that he threatened to behead her, the Oklahoman said. The woman said she asked him why they kill Christians and he replied, “This is just what we do,” the detective reported. “The victim said Jacob asked her what time she got off work and she replied by asking him in a joking manner if he was going to kill her,” the detective wrote. “Jacob told the victim, ‘Yes,’ he was going to cut her head off.
Obama Acknowledges: ISIS Seeks to Kill Those Who ‘Worship a Different God’
In an interview with CBS on Sunday, while repeating his assertion that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) does not represent the Islamic religion, Barack Obama acknowledged that the group seeks to kill those who “worship a different God” than Allah.
Vladimir Putin Is Not The Russian People, But The Ukraine War Still Hurts Russia
The Russian economy is thought to be on the verge of a recession and the ruble has dropped in value to a record low, falling in value by thirty percent since Putin became President. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) originally forecast economic growth of 3.9 percent in Russia in 2013, but in actuality the Russian economy only increased by 1.3 percent. Global investors pulled about $850 million out of the country in 2014 and already 2015 is expected to be worse.
Obama faces backlash after blaming intel community for missing ISIS
The official, said the threat from ISIS and Khorasan was well-documented in the president's daily brief for over a year, but the White House failed to act.
Twenty Five Thousand Earthquakes
Around 25,000 earthquakes have registered on Icelandic Met Office’s equipment since August 29. The eruption is one of the largest in the world. All in all 39 quakes over 5.0 have been recorded, most of them in the rim of the Bárðarbunga crater.
Stocks head for worst quarter since euro crisis, dollar soars
A new trough in euro zone inflation pushed the euro to a two-year low on Tuesday, leaving the dollar on course for its biggest quarterly gain in six years and world stocks facing their largest drop since the peak of the euro crisis.