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If therefore thou shalt not watch I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee Rev(3:3)


  

31 Aug 14

Home> U.S. Moderate Earthquake Hits Region Near Fairbanks
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.  

Coastal quake risk: Japan on watch, Northwest ‘essentially blind’
How many real-time seismometers has the U.S. deployed to monitor the Cascadia Subduction Zone off Washington, Oregon and Northern California? “Zero,” said John Vidale, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington. “We are essentially blind.”  

Iceland volcano erupts again, aviation warning raised to highest level
Iceland has raised its aviation warning level after a new eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano Sunday morning.  

Saudi king warns West will be jihadists' next target
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action. "If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month," he said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya television station.  

Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground
Five years after it exploded into a political conflagration over “death panels,” the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback... Bypassing the political process, private insurers have begun reimbursing doctors for these “advance care planning” conversations as interest in them rises along with the number of aging Americans.  

Polish president warns Germany of Putin's 'empire' ambitions
Polish President Bronis law Komorowski said that Vladimir Putin is trying to build a new Russian empire for Moscow and that the region now had to choose whether it wanted "a Cossack Europe or a democratic one". "Russia has carried out an invasion in Ukraine," the Polish head of state told German public radio, according to excerpts of an interview to be broadcast later on Saturday.  

Devil Worshipers Confident Black Mass in Oklahoma Will Happen Despite Petition
The devil worshiping church hosting the black mass in the Oklahoma City Civic Center in Oklahoma City on Sept. 21 remains confident that the event will take place, despite a recent online petition from an opposing organization. ..."We are devil worshippers, we are not spiritual satanists," Daniels told CP. "We believe in Angra Mainyu that is the original devil from Persia." The group's website describes the deity as a "destroyer."  

Iceland issues new Bardarbunga volcano lava alert
Iceland has raised its aviation warning level after a fresh eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano. However, Iceland's Met Office described the eruption as "a very calm lava eruption" which could "hardly be seen on seismometers". The warning means planes will be banned from flying within 6,000 feet of the volcano peak.  

Ebola outbreak: Senegal confirms first case
Senegal's health minister has confirmed a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country to be affected by the outbreak. Awa Marie Coll Seck told reporters on Friday that a young man from Guinea had travelled to Senegal despite having been infected with the virus.  

Ecuador gives details of new digital currency
The Ecuadorean government has released more details of its plans to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank. Central bank officials say the electronic money, as yet unnamed, will start circulating in December. The new money will be used alongside the existing currency in Ecuador, the US dollar.  

Report: Islamic State trying to develop biological weapons
The Islamic State...is also trying to develop biological weapons , Foreign Policy reported, citing information found on a laptop computer seized from an IS operative. ...The laptop, belonging to a Tunisian operative of the Islamic State, named Muhammed S., with a background in chemistry and physics, included a 19-page document on developing biological weapons and weaponizing the bubonic plague.  

Hamas: Attempts to Disarm Us Are 'Worthless'
Hamas on Saturday declared that any attempts to disarm the terrorist groups in Gaza are "worthless," the Ma’an news agency reported. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement quoted by the outlet that the demilitarization of the factions was "inconsistent with international law and our people will not allow it."  

Fatah blasts Hamas for stealing humanitarian aid during Gaza operation
Fatah’s Central Committee on Saturday night issued a strong condemnation of Hamas, accusing the Islamist movement of targeting Fatah cadres during the war and stealing humanitarian aid. The attack is seen as a sign of increased tensions between the two parties in the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge and could jeopardize the reconciliation agreement between them.  

Pakistan protesters clash with Islamabad police
Pakistan police have fired tear gas at anti-government protesters marching on the official Islamabad residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The city's two main hospitals have told BBC 264 people have been injured, including at least 26 policemen. Demonstrators loyal to opposition politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri have been taking part in a sit-in for two weeks.  

EU set to tighten Russia sanctions 'within a week'
The European Union has given Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said the EU was working urgently on further restrictive measures. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said his country was "close to a point of no return - full scale-war" with Russia.  

Iraq launches drive to break jihadist siege of Amerli
Iraq launched a major operation on Saturday to liberate a jihadist-besieged town, as US Secretary of State John Kerry called for a global coalition to combat the “genocidal” militants.  

US launches airstrikes on IS rebels near Mosul dam
The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon said on Saturday.  

Is there a microchip implant in your future?
You can inject one under your skin and no one will ever notice. Using short-range radio frequency identification (RFID) signals, it can transmit your identity as you pass through a security checkpoint or walk into a football stadium. It can help you buy groceries at Wal-Mart. In a worst-case scenario – if you are kidnapped in a foreign country, for example – it could save your life.  

US launches air strikes on IS rebels near Mosul dam: Pentagon
The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon said on Saturday.  


30 Aug 14

Ukraine crisis: EU leaders consider response to Russia
EU leaders are to meet in Brussels to consider fresh sanctions against Russia following accusations that its troops are fighting inside Ukraine. Russia denies that its regular forces are backing a rebel offensive in eastern Ukraine. But ahead of the summit, EU officials said a clear message must be sent to Russia to de-escalate the crisis.  

Islamic State Terror Threats Put U.K., Australia on Alert
Australia joined the U.K. in heightening warnings against terrorism, with both governments concerned citizens who have joined Islamic State militants may return with plans to attack on their home soil.  

Federal judge rules against restriction in Texas abortion law
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled against regulations in the abortion law Gov. Rick Perry signed last July, saying they put "undue burden on women."  

Over three million flee Syria since 2011: UN
The number of Syrians forced to flee their country as a result of the civil war that began in 2011 topped three million Friday, UN refugee agency said. Journey out of Syria is becoming tougher as many people are forced to hefty sums ($100 per head or more) at armed checkpoints proliferating along the borders, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement.  

Ukraine pushes for NATO membership, Western arms
Ukraine is mounting a push for NATO membership as it faces down Russia, a move that comes ahead of a major NATO summit and as the Ukrainian ambassador to Canada renews calls for armaments from the West.  

Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs, while Israel's premier said the end of the war could mark resumption of peace talks with Abbas.  

Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Putin says
President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: "It's best not to mess with us."  

A Big Summer Story You Missed: Soaring Oil Debt
Last July the government agency, which has collected mundane statistics on energy matters for decades, quietly revealed that 127 of the world's largest oil and gas companies are running out of cash.  


29 Aug 14

Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training
Islamic activists that strong-armed the FBI to purge anti-terrorism training material considered “offensive” to Muslims have made their next wave of demands, which include an overhaul in the way all law enforcement officers are trained in the United States.  

Global coalition needed to destroy Hamas, all Islamist terror, Steinitz tells US lawmakers
Hamas in Gaza must be seen as being part of the greater phenomenon of the militarization of Islamist terror groups that stretches from Iraq in the East to the heart of Africa in the West... "All of these Islamists act against the 'heretics' in the countries where they are present: against the Christians, the Yazidi minority, moderate Muslims, the Kurds, and of course the Jews and the Jewish state," Steinitz said.  

Guatemala Earthquake Today 2014:
USGS indicates to news that a 5.2 magnitude Guatemala earthquake today started just 2:27 am local time. The quake was shallow. Reps tell news that the Guatemala earthquake started only forty-one miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt across the vicinity.  

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