25 Oct 16
Minor earthquake felt in East Tennessee
The U.S. Geological Survey confirms a magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit near Louisville, Tennessee, Monday night.
Palestinians threaten against opposition to UNESCO Jerusalem vote
The Palestinian Authority and the Jordanians have warned the 21-member states of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee not to oppose or abstain from a Jerusalem resolution on Wednesday in Paris.
Do not make us your dogs,' Phillippines President Duterte tells US
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte hit out against the United States again on Tuesday, criticising America's influence on the Philippines region.
Iraqi forces kill 74 ISIS fighters in Kirkuk, ending three-day assault
Iraqi security forces have defeated the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in the northern city of Kirkuk, ending a three-day assault and killing at least 74 jihadis, the provincial governor said Monday.
Venezuela political foes to hold talks in surprise move
Venezuela's government will hold talks with its bitter political opponents on Sunday as a political and economic crisis in the country worsens.
Protests have been held in recent days over the suspension of a referendum process seeking to remove President Nicolas Maduro.
Turkey's complex reasons for fighting in Syria and Iraq
For months, the US has been building up an alliance in the Middle East aimed at dislodging ISIS from its strongholds in both Iraq and Syria.
But these efforts have been complicated in recent weeks by one of Washington's oldest allies in the region: Turkey.
More than 20 killed in attack on Pakistani police academy
More than 20 people -- including at least two police officers -- were killed during an attack on a police training academy in Quetta, Pakistan, a Pakistani official said early Tuesday as he announced the assault had ended.
Russia reveals chilling first images of super-nuke 'Satan 2' which has 'power to devastate area size of Texas'
Russia has revealed its biggest ever nuclear missile which is powerful enough to destroy a country as big as France with a single strike.
Vladimir Putin is seeking to replace his arsenal of SS-18 Satan weapons with the new RS-28 Sarmat super-nukes.
24 Oct 16
‘Unquestionably a violation’: Clinton sent US operations info to Podesta’s hacked email
Hillary Clinton’s sending of U.S. intelligence information to her campaign chair’s unsecured email address is “unquestionably” an operations security violation, according to an intelligence expert.
“It’s unquestionably an OPSEC violation,” Dr. John Schindler, a former NSA analyst and national security expert, told The Daily Caller News Foundation, regarding an email Clinton sent to Podesta that included U.S. intelligence sources.
India's Tata gives UCSD $70M in hot area of genetics
The Tata Trusts of Mumbai announced Sunday that it’s investing in the field of active genetics, also called gene drive, which enables scientists to rapidly and accurately introduce genetic changes in organisms instead of relying on the slow, less precise process of traditional Mendelian genetics.
University of Minnesota accused of using fetal tissue illegally
“That was a circumvention,” Kaardal said. “Here you have the University of Minnesota Medical Center, their research staff and their lawyers circumventing the law. We can’t have a university that has a law school openly and notoriously violating the law.”
Trump’s Right – The System Is Rigged And We Don’t Owe It Our Default Acceptance
The system is manifestly rigged – even Heap Big Chief Warren used to say so until a memo informed her that this meme is now inconvenient – so spare me your sanctimonious crap about our sacred system. Our loyalty is properly only to the Constitution, not a perversion of it.
Putin reaffirms Israel-Russia ties
Putin “cordially” congratulated Netanyahu on his birthday, and sent greetings on the occasion of Succot:
Bill would forbid Israelis from speaking at UN
Coalition chairman MK David Bitan (Likud) is planning to promote a new bill that would forbid Israelis from appearing before international bodies with operational powers, such as the UN Security Council,
Terror in the US is a real danger during the Mosul campaign
Because the current US led military attack on the city of Mosul, the jewel of the Islamic State and its last stronghold in Iraq, may generate ISIS reprisals against US citizens on US soil. This is a time that American citizens should turn to the US government and US Congress to demand that precautionary measures be adopted throughout the country.
Iceland, a land of Vikings, braces for a Pirate Party takeover
The party that could be on the cusp of winning Iceland’s national elections on Saturday didn’t exist four years ago.
Its members are a collection of anarchists, hackers, libertarians and Web geeks. It sets policy through online polls — and thinks the government should do the same. It wants to make Iceland “a Switzerland of bits,” free of digital snooping. It has offered Edward Snowden a new place to call home.
Man in custody after stabbing at SC church
A man is in custody after a stabbing Sunday morning at a Wedgefield church.
Billy Lewis, 65, of Byron Lane, Wedgefield, is charged with attempted murder in connection with the incident at St. Paul AME Shaw Church, 1495 N. St. Paul Church Road, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Door to Lebanese presidency 'wide open', will vote for Aoun: Hezbollah
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Sunday the door to electing a president was "wide open" and his members of parliament would vote for ally Michel Aoun at a parliamentary session at the end of October.
Why Did Obama Tell Abbas to Wait?
On the surface, the latest message to the Palestinian Authority from the Obama administration is no different from the past two decades of American policy: the U.S. will veto any resolution attacking Israel or demanding Palestinian independence without them first making peace with the Jewish state. But, as Haaretz reported, there was one significant caveat to the warning. They were told not to push for any such resolution until after the presidential election next month.
Left’s ‘wishful thinking’ triggers Obamacare ‘death spiral’
States and insurance companies are revealing major health insurance premium increases as they roll out rates for 2017, and a leading health-care expert says the carriers who are staying in the market have to jack up costs to compensate for the huge money lost by drastically under-pricing the product in the first place. On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal laid out the extent of premium hikes for individual plans both in terms of states and insurance companies.
23 Oct 16
We're building the Ark of the Covenant as a computer
Raiders describes the Ark as "a radio for talking to god," among other things. We've teamed up with two veteran case modders Lee Harrington and Ron Christianson to help us realize this possibly blasphemous vision for a computer.
Guess What You’re Funding Now? A $100 Million Drone Base in Africa
DARPA has a publicly disclosed budget of at least $3 billion spent across 250 programs, as well as black budget programs with unknown financial figures. Now the government plans to spend $100 million building “one of the most important U.S. military construction efforts in Africa,” according to once-secret files obtained by the Intercept through the Freedom of Information Act.
Thousands of Muslims storm ancient streets of Rome as Italy SHUTS DOWN mosques
The small mosques had been shut down by the authorities on fears that youngsters were becoming radicalized. An imam led the group in chants of "Allah Akbar" while they kneeled to the ground facing the Colosseum. Italy does not recognise Islam as an official religion.
#Podesta16: WikiLeaks releases fresh batch of emails from Clinton campaign chair
The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has released a new tranche of emails from the hacked account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta. The leaks have offered extraordinary insight into the operations of Clinton’s campaign team, revealing details about Clinton’s Wall Street speeches, ‘pay for play’discussions,
End Times Expert: This Sukkot is Transition Period Before Messianic Era
While most understand...the temporary booth Jews build on the holiday of Sukkot, to be a physical manifestation of spirituality, End Times expert Rabbi Pinchas Winston revealed in a recent interview that the sukkah is actually deeply connected to the coming of the Messianic age, helping Jews to prepare spiritually for what is to come. He reminds us that whatever is coming, ...it will be “massive” and Divine protection will be required to survive it all.
Leading Evangelical Calls For Civil Disobedience Against California Abortion Law
Dr James Dobson has called for civil disobedience against a law in California which requires pregnancy centres to inform women about abortion services that are publicly funded.
New Synthetic Biology Factory Will Design, Build, and Test Custom Organisms
Gingko Bioworks launched their new laboratory last month—an automated “factory” that mass-produces genetically modified organisms. The organism company’s tagline is “Biology By Design,” and it aims to deliver just that in their second foundry, which is equipped with numerous robots that mash together huge batches of genes to churn out new and exotic lifeforms.
Hamas launches multiple long-range missile
Israel’s southern residents, living just minutes from the Gaza border, have become increasingly worried by the sight of rocket experiments conducted by Hamas which can be seen from their home windows.
While the IDF is convinced that Hamas currently has little interest in the renewal of hostilities...the military also remains certain that the terrorist...in Gaza is preparing for a future round of violence...
Islamic State: Militants fight back in western Iraqi town
Forces of so-called Islamic State have launched an attack in Iraq on a town in western Anbar province in an apparent attempt to divert attention from the government's offensive on Mosul.
The mayor of Rutba described the Islamic State (IS) assault on his town from three directions as "fierce".
Imad Meshaal spoke of clashes in the centre between IS and security forces.
Worshippers flock to Western Wall on 7th day of Succot
Thousands of Jewish worshipers gathered Sunday at the Western Wall in Jerusalem to mark Hoshana Raba, the 21st day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. It is also the seventh day of Succot.
Although it is the final day of Hol Hamoed - the intermediate days of Succot - Hoshana Raba is followed by another day of the festival, Simhat Torah.