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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)


  

23 Oct 14

Nato jets 'intercept Russian spy plane' over Baltic
A Russian spy plane has been intercepted by Nato jets over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions in the region. Estonia summoned Russia's ambassador on Wednesday after its military said the Ilyushin-20 plane had entered its airspace for about a minute. But Russia said the plane had been on a training flight and had not violated Estonian airspace.  

Nigeria's Boko Haram 'abducts more women and girls'
Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa state have been abducted by suspected militants, residents say. The abductions have not been confirmed by the authorities, but residents say they took place a day after the military announced it had agreed a ceasefire with the Boko Haram group.  

Nigeria's Boko Haram 'abducts more women and girls'
Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa state have been abducted by suspected militants, residents say. The abductions have not been confirmed by the authorities, but residents say they took place a day after the military announced it had agreed a ceasefire with the Boko Haram group.  

Honduras drought puts thousands 'at risk' of hunger
More than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, the Red Cross has said. It said the most vulnerable families were in danger of hunger because of the loss of crops, higher food prices and lower incomes for farmers. The Red Cross said some families were selling their belongings and livestock to survive, while others were leaving their homes to escape the drought.  

Report: Palestinians accept US request to delay Security Council bid for statehood
The London-based pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat reported on Thursday that the Palestinian Authority has agreed to delay by two months its plan to seek a Security Council resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines within three years. ...The sources said that the PA leadership was nevertheless determined to proceed with the Security Council bid.  

Violence in capital continues as Palestinians hurl stones at kindergarten in east Jerusalem
Jerusalem police said on Thursday that masked Arab assailants hurled stones at a kindergarten in the Ma’aleh Zeitim neighborhood, not far from the Palestinian quarter of Ras al-Amud in the eastern part of the capital. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The assailants fled the scene immediately after the incident. Border Police and regular police personnel are conducting searches of the vicinity.  

Is Hezbollah Preparing a Large Assault on Israel?
This information comes amid many previous reports regarding the marked change in Hezbollah policy in terms of its conduct along the confrontation line with Israel — to wit, the Israeli-Lebanese border as well as the Golan Heights sector, into which Hezbollah has been infiltrating little by little. Lately, the Lebanese Shiite organization has claimed responsibly for attempted terrorist attacks in the Golan Heights, for the first time in many years  

Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown
A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said. "Dogs got him," spokesman Edwin Donovan said, referring to the intruder.  

Bomb blast kills five at bus station in north Nigeria, police say
A bomb exploded at a bus station in northern Nigeria’s Bauchi state late on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding 12, police said. The blast, which struck the town of Azare, is likely to be blamed on Islamist Boko Haram militants, casting further doubt on government reports that it had reached a temporary ceasefire with the rebels in order to secure the release of more than 200 schoolgirls they are holding hostage.  

Mexican Prosecutor Says Mayor, Wife Ordered Attack On Students
Mexico's top prosecutor says it a mayor and his wife ordered the attack on 43 students who have been missing for nearly a month. The couple — of the town of Iguala in the southern state of Guerrero — are now fugiti  

Ottawa shootings: Timeline of events
A timeline of the events on Wednesday as Canada's capital witnessed multiple shootings that resulted in the death of a soldier and a suspected gunman. All times are Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4).  

The World's Second Biggest Retailer Is Getting Hammered As Profits Collapse 90%
Tesco's results are out today for the first half of the year , and they've been hammered. Shares are down more than 5% just as the London Stock Exchange opens Thursday, adding to the last month's brutal sell-off.  

Israel Boycott: 6 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Against Nation
Some artists, authors, academics and celebrities from around the world are boycotting Israel. Singers, bands and actors are refusing to perform or canceling performances after international pressure or incidents they consider oppressive toward Palestinian people. Academics and authors are speaking out and pulling out of participation in forums for the same reasons.  


22 Oct 14

100,000 Atheists Are 'Unbaptized'
The National Secular Society offers certificates to atheists who want to revoke their baptism. It estimates that 100,000 people have downloaded such documents from their website over the past five years.  

Jordanian Man Allegedly Fleeing ISIS Detained At Mexican Border
U.S. immigration officials in August apprehended a Jordanian national attempting to cross into the United States from Mexico who fled his home country in part because of the growing threat of ISIS terrorists operating in the region.  

Sweden ready to use force to surface foreign sub as search continues
Swedish Armed forces are ready to use force if they detect any foreign submarine in the waters of the Stockholm Archipelago, the supreme commander general said as the operation in search of the underwater threat entered its fifth day.  

Fourth Shark Attack In California This Month: Is The Same Great White Responsible?
A California woman managed to paddle herself to safety after a shark attacked her canoe, sending her flying into the water and marking the fourth attack this month in the area around Santa Barbara.  

Woman Who Scheduled Day to Die Over Cancer Diagnosis Has Not Changed Mind Despite Pleas
A woman whose scheduled day to die is less than two weeks away does not appear to be changing her mind despite pleas from numerous concerned citizens across the country—including those who are fighting terminal diseases themselves.  

Dominican Republic joins entry ban for Ebola-affected countries
The Dominican Republic joined other countries in banning entry to foreigners who have visited Ebola-affected countries in the last 30 days, the country's Ministry of Public Health announced on Tuesday.  

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports
The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.  

NOAA employee charged with stealing U.S. dam information
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) employee in Ohio has been charged with stealing sensitive information from a federal database for the nation's dams and lying about the breach to federal agents, prosecutors said. Xiafen "Sherry" Chen, 59, was arrested on Monday at the NOAA office in Wilmington, Ohio...  

North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle
North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, Washington said on Tuesday, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights record.  

Syria's Assad taking advantage of US strikes on IS to launch fierce assault on rebels
Syrian President Bashar Assad is seizing an opportunity presented by the US-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government.  

Jordan to Israel: You are inciting a religious conflict over Temple Mount
Jordan is warning that an Israeli plan to allow Jewish prayer at the sensitive Temple Mount area could have disastrous consequences for the region.  

Poll: Drop in faith in government on Ebola
Americans have become less confident in recent weeks in the federal government’s ability to fight Ebola in the United States, according to a new poll.  

At Least 11 Banks To Fail European Stress Tests: Report
The results of the stress tests on 130 banks by the European Central Bank are due to be unveiled on Sunday. Three banks in Greece, three Italian lenders and two Austrian ones are among those that preliminary data showed had failed the tests, Efe said.  

Brand-new call: No marriage licenses for anyone
Idaho state Sen. Steve Vick says one U.S. city’s efforts to force a Christian wedding chapel to perform homosexual marriages in his state is a blatant violation of the Constitution, and he is seriously considering legislation to get the state government out of marriage entirely because he fears churches will be the next target in the aggressive homosexual agenda.  

Saudis sound alarm on Obama 'caving' to Iran
The document,was presented by the Saudis this week to all members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, an umbrella made up of all Arab states of the Persian Gulf, except for Iraq. The council consists of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.  

LOTS OF SOLAR FLARES
During the past 48 hours, monster sunspot AR2192 has unleashed seven M-class solar flares. The most powerful of the bunch (Oct 22nd at 0159 UT) was an M9-class eruption that almost crossed the threshold into X-territory. In addition, the explosion might have hurled a CME into space.  

Cerro Negro de Mayasquer volcano (Colombia): magnitude 5.8 earthquake, alert level raised
Orange alert has been declared for the volcanic complex at the Colombia-Ecuador border, after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurred under the volcano last Monday. This earthquake, located at shallow 10 km depth southwest of the Chiles cone, seems to be directly linked to the ongoing crisis at the volcano.  

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