29 May 15
NORAD jets train in Arctic as Russian flights close to North America increase
U.S. and Canadian fighter jets are to practise intercepting foreign aircraft high over the Arctic in the coming days as Russian military flights up to the edge of North American airspace increase.
Researchers prove magnetism can control heat, sound
Phonons—the elemental particles that transmit both heat and sound—have magnetic properties, according to a landmark study supported by Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) services and recently published by a researcher group from The Ohio State University.
Europe No Longer has to Kowtow to Saudis
It seems that the EU has not yet internalized the fact that Saudi Arabia is not as powerful as it used to be. Since the 1973 oil crisis, Europe has gotten used to dancing to the tune of the Saudis. Yet as time passes, standing-up to Saudi Arabia becomes economically sustainable. Saudi Arabia is no longer the world’s largest oil producer, having been displaced by the United States thanks to the technological revolution of shale oil.
7.0 magnitude quake strikes offshore Alaska: USGS
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck off the southwest coast of Alaska late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The USGS said the quake's epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) south-southeast of Ugashik and 61.7 km deep. The agency upgraded the temblor to a 7.0 after initially stating it was slightly weaker.
Radioactive leak at India's Delhi airport
Radioactive material leaked from a medical shipment on Friday at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, ...the incident had been contained and there was no risk to passengers.
The leak was found at the airport's cargo-handling complex in a consignment of sodium iodide 131 - a radioactive liquid used in so-called nuclear medicine - that had been on board an inbound Turkish Airlines passenger flight.
More rain pounds Texas as residents try to clean up
At Horseshoe Bend along the Brazos River in Parker County, residents hope their luck holds.
Authorities say...the floodwaters have begun to recede — for now.
...Brazos River Authority closed the floodgates on the Possum Kingdom Lake dam upstream, allowing the river to crest at 23.6 feet about noon Thursday, almost 3 feet above flood stage.
Syrian Islamist rebels 'seize Ariha in Idlib province'
An Islamist coalition that includes Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front has taken over one of the last government strongholds in western Idlib province, activists say.
The Jaish al-Fateh, or Conquest Army, took control of the city of Ariha after a "lightning offensive", the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Young Australian women trying to join IS, say police
As many as 12 young women have tried to leave Melbourne to join the Islamic State (IS) militant group, according to Australian police.
The women, aged between 18 and 29, have been recruited on social media.
Five of them are now living with IS militants in the conflict zones, according to a special investigation by Victoria Police.
Home Front Command drill simulating multiple-front conflict set to begin on Sunday
A nationwide Home Front Command drill simulating conflict on multiple fronts will begin on Sunday, lasting through the week.
On Tuesday, air raid sirens will go off across the country at 11:05 a.m. to test school responses to heavy rocket attack, and again at 7:05 p.m. to prompt civilians to seek cover in preselected safe areas.
Al Qaeda-led rebels take Syrian regime bastion
A rebel coalition led by the Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda stormed and seized the last regime-held city in Idlib province on Thursday, as Iraq exhumed the remains of 470 jihadist victims.
Greece could use 'Zambia' option as progress on deal unclear
Greece and rescue lenders remained at odds over whether the two sides are close to a breakthrough in negotiations, as the International Monetary Fund confirmed Thursday that Athens had the right to ask for "bundled" repayments next month.
Volcano erupts on southern Japanese island
A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing black clouds of ash and rock towering into the sky and prompting authorities to tell residents to evacuate the island.
Iran, N. Korea 'collaborate' on nuclear arms: Iranian opposition
An exiled Iranian opposition group accused Tehran Thursday of a "vast collaboration" with North Korea in developing nuclear arms, alleging that experts from both countries made regular intelligence-sharing visits.
Israeli Military: Iran Is Not Most Dangerous Threat
Israel’s military doesn’t consider Iran to be the greatest threat to the Jewish state, according to a new report.
Martial law in Ukraine can be declared within hours - Poroshenko
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says he can declare martial law in his country within hours, in case there is an advance on the Ukrainian army's positions.
28 May 15
Israeli Boy Singlehandedly Stages Protest over Temple Mount Access
Walfish told Breaking Israel News, “I try to pray on the Temple Mount each holiday as it says in the Bible and this time all the religious Jews had to wait almost two hours to ascend while loads of non-Jews were allowed to go in front of us. Finally, one teenager said, ‘enough is enough.’ He blocked the entrance with a bench and said, ‘If we can’t go, nobody can go.'”
Lucifer Makes Prime Time
I guess the Fox Network really is fair and balanced. They present the good, the bad, and the truly ugly. In this case the "ugly" is a program about Lucifer. That's right: Lucifer leaves Hell and becomes a resident of Los Angeles. I'm not making this up.
'We're coming close to end of human history' - Ann Graham Lotz
“Our world is unraveling,” she told Alan Colmes on his Fox News Radio program. “I think the whole world senses, especially those who follow the news, senses that something is happening that is very unsettling.”
US Claims ‘No More Extensions’ on Nuclear Talks with Iran
The United States says ‘enough is enough’ and is now vowing to end P5+1 talks with Iran on time – by the current June 30 deadline – whether or not negotiators reach a deal.
Active volcanoes in the world: May 20 - 26, 2015
New activity/unrest was observed at 6 volcanoes from May 20 - 26, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 23 volcanoes.
Baltimore Residents Fearful Amid Rash of Homicides
“I’m afraid to go outside,” said Perrine, 47. “It’s so bad, people are afraid to let their kids outside. People wake up with shots through their windows. Police used to sit on every corner, on the top of the block. These days? They’re nowhere.”
Embattled FIFA donated to Clinton Foundation
The Clintons, already under scrutiny for accepting foreign donations to their family foundation and keeping them secret from the Obama administration while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state, have received money from another controversial source: the Federacion Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
Star managers battered by rocky ride in yields, currencies
Some of the biggest names in the investment world have been whipsawed by the recent rise in global yields and the strength in the euro against the dollar, with investors bracing for more sharp moves later this year stemming from central bank actions.
Former British PM Blair quits as Middle East envoy
Tony Blair resigned Wednesday as the Quartet diplomatic group's envoy, his office said, with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict he worked to end as troubled as ever.
French FM To Try and Prompt New Israel-PA Talks
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is set to visit Israel next month, with a new plan to get Israel and the PA talking. We want the negotiations to restart between the two sides and that this negotiations is put within an international framework,” Fabius told French radio. Fabius's announcement comes a day after Tony Blair resigned as head of the Middle East Quartet negotiating team,
GIANT FILAMENT IN 3D
Giant filaments like this one are often unstable. They can erupt, hurling parts of themselves into space. Also, fragments falling back to the stellar surface explode, producing a type of flare called a "Hyder flare." No sunspots are required for this kind of solar activity.
Experiment confirms quantum theory weirdness
Despite the apparent weirdness, the results confirm the validity of quantum theory, which governs the world of the very small, and has enabled the development of many technologies such as LEDs, lasers and computer chips.
Defeat: Obama Won’t Take Executive Amnesty Fight To The Supreme Court
The Obama administration revealed today that it will not take the fight over executive immigration amnesty to the Supreme Court, essentially admitting defeat in its fight to lift a court-ordered stay placed by a Texas judge.
Four mild tremors jolt Nepal month after devastating earthquake
Four mild tremors jolted Nepal early today, a month after a devastating earthquake ravaged the country and killed nearly 9,000 people. A 4.0 magnitude tremor was felt at 5.29 a.m local time in the Nepalese capital.
Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine
Russia's army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile rocket launchers, tanks and artillery at a makeshift base near the border with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter saw this week.
Many of the vehicles have number plates and identifying marks removed while many of the servicemen had taken insignia off their fatigues.