28 Sep 14
British warplanes return from Iraq without bombing
British warplanes flew their first mission over Iraq since parliament authorised strikes against Islamic State jihadists, but returned without bombing on Saturday, the Ministry of Defence in London said.
27 Sep 14
There’s A ‘Swarm’ Of 600 Earthquakes Striking California Right Now
More than 600 small earthquakes have struck central California’s Mammoth Lakes region in a mere 36 hours. The quakes, which started Thursday, have ranged in magnitude from 1.0 (“ehh, can’t even feel it”) to 3.8
Earthquake of Magnitude 5.0 Shakes Bárðarbunga
An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 shook the northern rim of Bárðarbunga at 2 AM this morning. A total of 17 quakes have registered this morning, most in the northern part of the Bárðarbunga crater.
Bogus bug apps offer no relief in Japan's dengue outbreak
Tokyo, futuristic metropolis of the 21st century, is grappling with a public health problem it hasn’t seen since World War II—dengue fever. Nearly 150 confirmed and suspected cases of the tropical disease have been recorded in recent weeks. The cause? Infected mosquitoes lurking in public parks, possibly introduced by travellers.
Palestinian leader lays out plans for United Nations statehood vote
The Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has demanded that the United Nations backs a "firm" deadline for Palestinian statehood as he attacked the "genocidal crimes" of Israel's "war machine".
An angry and emboldened Mr Abbas threw down the gauntlet at the world body when he said that Palestinians would for the first time pursue what some diplomats have called "the nuclear option" of a Security Council resolution on statehood.
1 in 4 Americans 25-54 Not Working
A new chart from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee shows a startling fact: Almost 1 in 4 Americans between the ages of 25-54 (or prime working years) are not working.
"There are 124.5 million Americans in their prime working years (ages 25–54). Nearly one-quarter of this group—28.9 million people, or 23.2 percent of the total—is not currently employed.
Japan's Mount Ontake volcanic eruption traps hikers
Several climbers have been injured in Japan after Mount Ontake volcano erupted, sending huge plumes of ash and stones into the sky.
Witnesses heard a "thunder-like" boom before the eruption at the 3,067m (10,120ft) peak, situated between Nagano and Gifu prefectures.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the army will help rescue some 150 climbers sheltering in lodges near the summit.
British fighter jets set to strike ISIS in first mission since authorization
Two British fighter jets were flying over Iraq and ready to hit targets on Saturday, their first mission since parliament authorized strikes against Islamic State militants there, Britain's Ministry of Defence said.
Two Tornado jets left the British Royal Air Force's Akrotiri base in Cyprus at 0725 GMT, followed minutes later by a refueling aircraft, a Reuters witness said.
Anti-ISIS coalition grows, but that doesn't mean victory is near
he coalition is growing -- not just in words, but in action.
Just over two weeks after U.S. President Barack Obama vowed "America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat" posed by ISIS, more than 50 countries have signed up, so far, to support the fight.
Christian Pastor Shot Dead by Pakistani Police
A Christian pastor accused of blasphemy was shot dead by police in a Pakistani jail in Rawalpindi. A persecution watchdog group has said this is the latest incident of blasphemy laws being used to commit human rights violations.
US Condemns Abbas United Nations Speech
The United States has rejected a speech given by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations Friday, saying it included "offensive characterizations."
Rouhani: Nuclear Talks 'Extremely Slow'
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says progress in ongoing nuclear talks with Western envoys has been "extremely slow" and warned that negotiations must speed up for a deal to be reached by a November 24 deadline.
Hosni Mubarak: Verdict due in protester killing trial
An Egyptian court is due to return a verdict in the retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges of corruption and killing protesters during the 2011 uprising.
Mubarak, 86, is on trial alongside his sons and a former interior minister.
US says IS damaged by coalition air strikes in Syria
The US armed forces chief says Islamic State (IS) militants are being damaged by air strikes in Syria but air power alone is not enough to defeat them.
Gen Martin Dempsey said a political solution and a ground campaign would both be needed in Iraq and Syria.
Taliban behead 12 people in remote Afghan province
The Taliban beheaded 12 Afghan civilians, mostly family members of local policemen, in an assault that was part of a week-long offensive that has so far killed 60 people and wounded scores in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday.
Irus Probed In Paralysis Cases In 9 Colorado Kids
Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country.
U.S. Professor Tells Africans Ebola Is Bioterrorism Experiment
A U.S. professor of plant pathology is suggesting to West Africans that the Ebola virus is a bioterrorism weapon developed by the U.S. being used on Africans.
The essay, published by Dr. Cyril Broderick in the influential Liberian newspaper the Daily Observer, comes on the heels of an announcement by the U.S. that it will be sending 3,000 troops to help contain the spread of Ebola.
26 Sep 14
Vatican accuses UN panel of sowing confusion
The Vatican accused a U.N. human rights committee on Friday of sowing confusion and violating its own norms and the church's religious freedom with a report into the Holy See's record on child sexual abuse.
Woman beheaded at US workplace—police
he 30-year-old man, who has not been charged, stabbed Colleen Hufford, 54, severing her head in Thursday’s attack at Vaughan Foods, Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said. Lewis said the man then stabbed Traci Johnson, 43, a number of times before being shot by Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff’s deputy and the company’s chief operating officer.
Earthquake Swarm Rattles California's Mammoth Lakes
The quakes have ranged from imperceptible up to 3.8 magnitude — large enough to be felt by people close to the epicenter but too small to cause damage. “This one (swarm) is a bit larger and more energetic than we’ve seen in the past few years,” said David Shelly, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's California Volcano Observatory who conducts research on earthquake swarms.
Magnitude 5 quake jolts Catanduanes
MANILA, Philippines—A magnitude 5 earthquake struck off Catanduanes at 12:16 a.m. Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.
Gohmert: Holder enabled Boston Marathon bombings
“I’ve made no bones about it. I felt like he needed to be impeached. He lied to Congress. He’s just a guy that needed to be gone,” said Gohmert, a member of the House Judiciary Committee and a former judge in Texas. “The attorney general is supposed to be the highest-ranking law enforcement officer, not the highest-ranking blocker and tackler for the president
Tiny Implants Could Give Humans Self-Healing Superpowers
Wolverine, Ghost Rider, the Incredible Hulk — all of these characters have at least one awesome trait in common: the ability to heal themselves. And now, the Pentagon wants to give ordinary people this superhuman capability.
A new military-sponsored program aims to develop a tiny device that can be implanted in the body, where it will use electrical impulses to monitor the body's organs, healing these crucial parts when they become infected or injured.
Only 1 Person Has Been Cured of HIV: New Study Suggests Why
To this date, only one person is thought to have been cured of HIV — the "Berlin patient" Timothy Ray Brown. But no one is exactly sure which aspect of Brown's treatment may have cured him. Brown's HIV was eradicated in 2007 after he underwent a treatment in Germany for his leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells.
Who Is the Anti-Christ?
Have you ever thought that the anti-Christ may be one of your best friends? How about sitting next to you at a sporting event? Or how about he may be baby-sitting your children or teaching them at school? Did you know that any atheist is anti-Christ? Also any agnostic is also an anti-Christ! While we are at it let's see what the Bible defines as the anti-Christ.
88 Senators to Kerry: Hand Gaza to the PA
In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry obtained by the website, the 88 senators write, “We must support efforts to enable the Palestinian Authority to exercise real power in Gaza. Hamas has demonstrated conclusively both that it has no interest in peace with Israel and that it has no concern for the well-being of Gaza residents.”
For Obama, Holder exit leaves void on civil rights issues
In a speech choked with emotion on Thursday, Holder recounted how he had been part of Team Obama since his friend was a "young senator from Illinois" making "an improbable, idealistic effort" to become president.
Sierra Leone widens Ebola quarantine to three more districts
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has widened a quarantine to include another one million people in an attempt to curb the spread of Ebola.
New sunspot AR2175 didn't exist one day ago. Now it stretches more than 100,000 km across the face of the sun with a primary dark core larger than Earth. The fast-growing region has a 'beta-gamma' magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares.
First Infantry Division Headquarters ordered to Iraq
The 1st Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Iraq in the coming weeks as the U.S. expands its war against the Islamic State, officials announced Thursday. The Big Red One, of Fort Riley, Kansas, will be the first division headquarters to go to Iraq since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011.