20 Aug 14
Gen. Hayden: Journalist's Beheading Shows 'Absolute Evil'
The beheading of an American journalist by the Islamic State enables Americans to see the "absolute evil" of the terrorist organization, Gen. Michael Hayden told Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."
Saudi Paper 'Understands' Global Call to Kill Jews
a prominent Saudi Arabian newspaper justified statements from international anti-Israel rallies calling for Jews to be killed as an "understandable reaction" to the "barbaric war" Israel is conducting in Gaza.
Common Core Support in Free Fall
After months of political debates, lawsuits and protests, support is waning for the academic benchmarks as some of the groups that once most strongly backed the standards are turning away, two national surveys released this week show.
Another Species Has Gone Extinct
last night in Virginia an endangered species went extinct due to a special election. That would be the coal country Democrats. Last night brought to an end the tenure of all coal country Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly.
Erupting volcano off Japan could cause tsunami
An erupting volcanic island that is expanding off Japan could trigger a tsunami if its freshly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, scientists say.
The small, but growing, island appeared last year and quickly engulfed the already-existing island of Nishinoshima, around 1000 kilometres south of Tokyo.
Return of Blackhawk copters surprises and alarms residents
All across St. Paul and Minneapolis on Monday night, curious and sometimes frightened residents asked the same question: What the heck was that? media and even some local leaders were not told about the training until shortly before the choppers lifted off and the exercises began around 9 p.m.
'It's time to abandon truce talks, reach decisive victory over Hamas'
Many government ministers demanded Israel delivered a fatal blow to Hamas in Gaza, and abandon ceasefire talks altogether.
"The government policy of 'calm will be met with calm' is fundamentally wrong. We need to talk and negotiate with Hamas only when it has surrendered.
Are Terrorists Targeting Police in Ferguson?
Governor Jay Nixon (D) on Monday called “a violent criminal element intent upon terrorizing the community.” He referred to “the firing upon law enforcement officers, the shooting of a civilian, the throwing of Molotov cocktails, looting and a coordinated attempt to overrun the unified Command Center.”
Ebola crisis: Air France crews call for flight cancellations
The union behind Air France has launched a petition to immediately stop flights to Ebola-hit countries until the virus is under control, as fears flare up over the largest epidemic the world has ever seen.
ISIS beheading: Militants ‘represent a direct threat’ to UK security says Foreign Sec.
Islamic State militants, who released a video allegedly showing the beheading of a US journalist, ‘represent a direct threat’ to UK security said Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.
Ebola virus reaches Germany as woman is tested in Berlin and 600 are quarantined
THE Ebola virus came a little bit closer to home today after a woman was tested for the deadly disease in the German capital of Berlin.
Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland
Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.
News anchors flip out on live TV during Okla. earthquake
A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Guthrie, Oklahoma, Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey says.
Emily Sutton and Lacey Lett were on the air on KAUT when the quake hit.
Ukraine conflict: Fierce battle for town of Ilovaisk
Ukrainian government and rebel forces are both claiming control of the small town of Ilovaisk in the Donetsk region after fierce fighting.
Security forces said the town was under government control but the rebels said they had repulsed an attack.
Eight Ukrainian soldiers died overnight, an official said, including an American with Ukrainian citizenship.
Shares in South Africa's banks fall after Moody's downgrade
Shares in South Africa's largest banks fell on Wednesday, following downgrades from the ratings agency Moody's.
Standard Bank, FNB, Nedbank and ABSA, which is owned by Barclays, were all downgraded on Tuesday and Moody's warned of more possible ratings cuts.
The move comes a week after South Africa's central bank bailed out the smaller lender African Bank.
Ebola crisis: Liberia orders curfew and quarantine
Liberia has imposed a night-time curfew and has quarantined an area of the capital Monrovia in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said the curfew would be from 21:00 local time to 06:00 (21:00-06:00 GMT).
She said all movement would be blocked in and out of the West Point area.
Report: Qatar threatened to expel Mashaal if Hamas okayed Egypt-proposed truce
..A senior Fatah official is quoted... saying that the Qatari government threatened to expel the Hamas political bureau chief, Khaled Mashaal, if the Palestinian Islamist group agreed to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal.
Mashaal, who is based in Qatar, has been blamed by Israeli officials in recent days for sabotaging a long-term truce along the Gaza front by repeatedly making new demands that Jerusalem is unwilling to meet.
Gaza terrorists continue to pound southern Israel with rockets, drawing IDF response
A rocket struck a home in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council on Wednesday afternoon, causing some damage, but no injuries. The family was not home at the time of the attack.
Since the collapse of the cease-fire, Palestinians in Gaza have launched dozens of rockets and mortars at Israel, pounding the western Negev.
Pakistan crisis puts army back in the driving seat
Besieged Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been assured by the country's military there will be no coup, but in return he must "share space with the army", according to a government source who was privy to recent talks between the two sides.
Last week, as tens of thousands of protesters advanced on the Pakistani capital to demand his resignation, Sharif dispatched two emissaries to consult with the army chief.
Japan landslides: 'Eighteen dead' in Hiroshima
At least 18 people have been killed in landslides that struck Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.
The landslides happened in a residential area on the outskirts of Hiroshima city.
Iraq crisis: UN launches new aid effort in north Iraq
The United Nations agency for refugees is launching a major aid operation to reach more than half-a-million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq.
Tents and other goods will be sent to the Kurdish city of Irbil via air, road and sea, the UNHCR said.
US officials: Video shows American's beheading
A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist.
Mongolia Seeks Economic Lifeline With Pivot to China, Russia
After two decades courting Western investors and political allies, Mongolia is refocusing on foreign ties closer to home seeking to revive its economy.
Jihadist Islamic State has 50,000 members in Syria: NGO
The jihadist Islamic State has more than 50,000 fighters in Syria and recruited 6,000 last month alone, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.
19 Aug 14
Earthquake swarm in northwest Nevada
An earthquake swarm has hit the northwest corner of Nevada near the borders of Oregon and California. There have been 87 quakes of magnitude 1 or more since Monday and 96 since Aug. 13 in the area of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, according to Nevada Seismological Laboratory.
Magnitude 4 earthquake in Cook Inlet region
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center in Fairbanks says it was centered near the Iliamna volcano, which is 34 miles southwest of the Redoubt volcano, 137 miles southwest of Anchorage and 60 miles west of Homer.
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Oklahoma City, hundreds report shaking
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 9:27 AM - The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a magnitude 4.2 earthquake near Guthrie, Oklahoma Tuesday morning.
US won't reveal records on health website security
After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website...
Muhammed Is Britain's Most Popular Boys Name
As exclusively reported by Breitbart London last week, Muhammed has been crowned Britain's most popular boys name in figures published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) today. The name of the Muslim prophet beat Oliver as the most popular boys name chosen by parents in Britain in 2013.
‘Chilling’ Sign Seen Behind CNN’s Jake Tapper During Ferguson Protests
A sign that read “ISIS here” was spotted Monday night behind a CNN host during live coverage of the unrest which has gripped a Missouri suburb following the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.