02 Sep 14
CDC Director: Ebola Outbreak ‘Is Spiraling Out Of Control’
The director for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention says that the Ebola outbreak is going to get worse.
Speaking to “CBS This Morning” following his trip to the West African countries dealing with the outbreak, Dr. Tom Frieden explained that they have to act now to try to get Ebola under control.
So Now We Have 'Gay Theology'?!
First, it was Matthew Vines and his book, God and the Gay Christian. Now, a much more prominent "Christian" "comes out" publicly shouting down anyone who tries to present the truth.
End Times Are Near: ISIS Plans to Kill Millions in Europe and U.S. Through Bubonic Plague and Other Diseases
“Authorities in both Europe and the United States are to be extra vigilant as members of the ISIS terror group could already be Terrorism Ragingin their respective countries, preparing to unleash terrifying atrocities in the next two months at least.” ...authorities nonetheless have raised its terror threat level from “substantial” to “severe” to warn citizens that a terrorist attack is “highly likely.”
SIGNIFIGANT FARSIDE FLARE
A sunspot located just behind the sun's northeastern limb exploded yesterday, Sept. 1st @ 1105 UT, producing "a significant solar flare," according to NOAA analysts.
UK's fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence
A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede.
Did Joel Osteen's wife commit 'blasphemy'?
“She honestly believes that God exists to make us happy rather than holy,” Camp said. “She honestly believes that worship is about our fulfillment rather than His glory. That’s the bottom issue here.”
White House Scrambles to Defend 'No Strategy' on IS Line
Obama's remarks Thursday drew ridicule, when he said "we don’t have a strategy yet," and that "what I've seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we are at than we currently are."
Saudi Arabia beheads 3 Syrian drug traffickers
Three Syrians convicted of drug trafficking were executed by the sword in Saudi Arabia Tuesday, the Interior Ministry announced. Their beheadings in the northern Jawf region increased to 44 the number of executions carried out in the desert kingdom this year, according to an AFP tally.
Minor earthquake hits Lebanon
A mild earthquake was felt in Lebanon overnight, particularly in the north and east of the country, with no reported damage. According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, a 4.1 magnitude quake shook Lebanon at 11:50 p.m. Monday.
Earthquake rumbles Nazca Monday evening
Although the epicenter was in the capital of a Nazca district, residents of Lima were able to feel the earthquake as well.
Russia 'to alter military doctrine towards Nato'
Russia is to alter its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says.
Mikhail Popov, a Kremlin adviser, said that deteriorating relations with the US and Nato would be reflected in the updated military strategy.
Nato said on Monday it would boost its presence in eastern Europe to protect its members.
Ebola outbreak: West Africa food harvests 'at risk'
The Ebola outbreak is putting food harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warns.
It has raised a special alert for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries worst affected.
Rice and maize production will be particularly affected during the coming harvest season, says the FAO.
Nigeria's Boko Haram 'seize' Bama town in Borno
Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram has seized the key north-eastern town of Bama after fierce fighting with government forces, residents say.
Thousands of civilians have fled the town, along with soldiers, they added.
However, military sources said the army was still in control of Bama, the second biggest town in Borno state.
Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador: Increased activity
Seismologists in Ecuador say the Tungurahua volcano is showing increased activity.
About 40 explosions were registered on Monday and even though their intensity diminished, experts have not ruled out a renewed sudden increase.
An ash cloud up to 3km (1.8 miles) in height has been rising from the volcano over the past few days.
Mexican state of Coahuila approves same-sex marriage
The northern state of Coahuila has become the second region in Mexico to officially allow same-sex marriage.
Coahuila's congress approved changes to the civil code which give same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples, including adoption.
In Mexico, laws on same-sex unions fall under state legislation, and a number of them have divergent rules.
US army attacks terrorists in Somalia
US military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, a US Department of Defense spokesman said.
"We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.
More than one in three wild boar in Germany are too radioactive to eat
If you've going to Germany to experience Oktoberfest for beer and sausages this fall, chances are you might want to stay away from the boar while you're there. A new study from the German government, reported by The Telegraph, shows that more than one in three wild boar killed by hunters in the region are too radioactive to be safe for humans to eat.
Libya militias 'seize ministries' as al-Thinni reappointed
Libya's militias have captured most government ministries in the capital, Tripoli, the government has said.
Armed men had blocked staff from entering offices, it added in a statement.
On Sunday, militiamen seized the US embassy, with videos showing cheering men diving from a balcony into a swimming pool.
Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades
Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do.
ISIS Turning Old Enemies into Awkward Allies
The fight against the Islamic militant group ISIS has alarmed so many governments and religious groups that it has been turning old enmities into an awkward tangle of alliances, most of them not publicly acknowledged.
I can take Kiev in two weeks, Vladimir Putin warns European leaders
Vladimir Putin has boasted to European leaders that his forces could sweep into Kiev in two weeks if he wanted.
The Russian president reportedly made the threat to the European Commission president during talks on the Ukraine crisis.
Generous teacher pensions continue as Illinois’ financial crisis worsens
If the Illinois Teachers Retirement Service (TRS) had to pay out all of its pensions today, it could only afford to give its members 40 cents on the dollar.
Yet the number of six-figure pensions TRS has been doling out has increased 24 percent this year compared to last, with about 6,000 retired educators collecting more than $100,000 annually, according to records obtained by Open the Books, an online aggregator of local spending that tracks educator salaries, pensions and vendor spending.
01 Sep 14
Two-Hundred-and-Fifty Earthquakes Since Midnight
Around 250 earthquakes were detected by automatic meters from midnight until 06:50 this morning. Most of them were located in the northern part of the intrusive dike, between the eruption site and south to about 10 km (6 miles) into Dyngjujökull, according to the Icelandic Met Office.
Syria conflict: Fresh clashes erupt in Golan Heights
Renewed fighting between rebels and government forces is being reported in the Syrian Golan Heights, where 44 UN peacekeepers were abducted last week.
Activists said heavy clashes were raging around the Quneitra crossing, which rebels seized on Wednesday.
The whereabouts of the peacekeepers from Fiji is unclear, but it is thought they are being held by an al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group, al-Nusra Front.
Mexico probes mass fish death in Lake Cajititlan
Hundreds of thousands of fish have been washed up on the shores of Lake Cajititlan in the Mexican state of Jalisco over the past week.
Almost 50 tonnes of dead popoche chub freshwater fish have been removed from the lake.
The local authorities said it was part of a "natural cycle" but state officials said it was due to the lake's "poor management".
Small earthquake rattles New Madrid Fault Zone
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake centered near Tiptonville, Tennessee shook the ground Sunday night.
Ebola becoming harder to treat —US experts •It is taking toll on Nigeria’s economy
AS countries across the world battle to contain the spreads of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the killer ailment appears to be devising means of circumventing efforts to stop it, researchers have said.
Experts claim that the virus is “rapidly and continually mutating, making it harder to diagnose and treat.”
ISIS laptop reveals project to build biological weapons
Foreign policy said that the computer belonged to a Tunisian national who studied chemistry at two separate universities in his home country before leaving to join ISIS in Syria.
The Syrian rebels who captured Idlib didn't know what was on the computer or what importance it may have and therefore passed it on to Foreign Policy reporters who initially thought that the laptop was empty.
Millions of Locusts ‘Like the Plagues of Egypt’ Swarm Madagascar’s Capital
The skies were overtaken with the insects this week, slowing down traffic in the African nation. The invasion was captured on camera, showing the winged creatures covering the city like a cloud.
“It reminds us of the 10 plagues of Egypt,” missionary Ronald Miller told ABC News.
Muslim Man Threatens Shooting Rampage on High School Over Israel/Hamas Conflict
An Ohio high school was placed on lockdown last week after a Muslim man threatened to shoot students with an AK-47 due to the current conflict between Israel and Hamas.