21 Jun 16
'Space Tsunami' Causes the Third Van Allen Belt
But when the solar wind is most violent, extreme space weather storms can create intense radiation in the Van Allen belts and drive electrical currents which can damage terrestrial electrical power grids. Earth could then be at risk for up to trillions of dollars of damage.
'Jesus's wife' papyrus is likely a fake, professor now says
A Harvard professor who caused a huge splash when she unveiled a small fragment of papyrus that she said referred to Jesus being married now says it's likely a forgery.
Experts warn of potential 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Istanbul
The tension building along an active fault line near Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands is powerful enough to create a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, the results of a three-year-long European Union-supported project led by Boğaziçi University’s Kandilli Observatory have revealed.
900 Christian Leaders Will Listen to Donald Trump's Sermon Today
Obama has said the Islamic Call to Prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." He's entitled to his opinion. I believe the Christian call to prayer petitioning our heavenly Father in the name of Jesus is unparalleled in its effects.
No Jesus. No Justice.
If you could truly stop human trafficking, eradicate every trace of poverty and solve all of the the economic injustices that plague the system, apart from Jesus, there'd still be a dark abyss of hopelessness in the soul of every person who was rescued. As Jesus said in Matthew 16:26 what good is it if a person gains the whole world yet loses their soul?
Israel slams EU backing of international peace conference
The foreign ministers of the 28-member EU threw their support Monday behind the convening of an international peace conference at the end of the year, triggering an irritated response from Israel.
Congo declares yellow fever epidemic, 1,000 suspected cases
Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday declared a yellow fever epidemic in three provinces, including the capital Kinshasa, after confirming 67 cases of the disease, with another 1,000 suspected cases being monitored.
Health Minister Felix Kabange said only seven of the proven cases were indigenous to the Central African country, while 58 were imported from Angola, where the outbreak began.
Beijing indicates it may exit U.N. sea convention if South China Sea ruling disappoints
China has told other Asian countries that it may leave the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea as a countermeasure if a ruling from an international tribunal expected in the coming weeks over territorial rows in the South China Sea runs counter to the bedrock of its position, diplomatic sources said Monday.
Six Diseases Return To US as Migration Advocates Celebrate ‘World Refugee Day’
Six diseases that were recently near eradication are making a comeback in the United States, as the taxpayer funded refugee resettlement industry launches a propaganda blitz about the so-called World Refugee Day this Monday.
The returning diseases are; 1. Tuberculosis 2. Measles 3. Whooping Cough 4. Mumps 5. Scarlet Fever 6. Bubonic Plague
Veteran Forcibly Dragged from Air Force Ceremony for Mentioning God
When a veteran started offering traditional remarks at a military flag-folding ceremony, several uniformed airmen assaulted him, dragging him out of the room because his remarks mentioned God. Now First Liberty Institute lawyers representing retired Senior Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez are demanding that the U.S. Air Force apologize and punish those responsible or face a federal civil-rights lawsuit.
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits off coast of Taitung
TAIPEI -- A magnitude-5.1 earthquake off the coast of Taitung County rocked eastern Taiwan at 8:39 a.m. Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
The quake was centered at sea 71.6 kilometers northeast of Taitung County government hall at a depth of 29 kilometers, the bureau's seismology data shows.
Magnitude 4.4 quake jolts NZ capital
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has given residents in New Zealand's capital Wellington a jolt. The 23-kilometre deep quake struck in the Cook Strait just after 9pm (1900 AEST) on Tuesday and was centred around 20km south of the capital, the country's monitoring agency Geonet says.
US Senate rejects terror list gun sale restrictions
The US Senate has rejected plans to tighten gun controls, including the restriction of weapons sales to people on terrorism watch lists.
Four proposals were brought before the Senate after 49 people died in an attack on a gay nightclub in Florida.
But Democratic and Republican senators voted along party lines, blocking each other's bills.
Egypt court quashes Red Sea islands' transfer to Saudis
An Egyptian judge has quashed a government decision to hand back two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi announced the return of Tiran and Sanafir islands in April, during a visit by Saudi Arabia's King Salman.
More than 150 people were jailed in connection with protests over the deal, though many were later acquitted or had their sentences reduced on appeal.
Venezuela starts validating recall referendum signatures
Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has said that more than 70,000 people who endorsed a petition for a referendum to oust President Nicolas Maduro had their signatures validated on Monday.
Just under 200,000 valid signatures are needed for the process to go ahead.
Mr Maduro was elected in April 2013 and his term runs until 2019.
EU referendum: Soros warns of Brexit threat to pound and jobs
Legendary investor George Soros has warned of "serious consequences" for British jobs and finances if the country leaves the EU.
Writing in the Guardian, he said sterling would "decline precipitously" if the Leave camp won Thursday's vote.
Meanwhile, former retail bosses of the UK's biggest chains warned the price of essentials such as food and clothing would rise in the event of a Brexit.
Terrorists infiltrate Jordan from Syria, kill six troops in bombing
A car bomb attack at the Jordanian-Syrian border on Tuesday killed six Jordanian guards and wounded 14 more...
The explosives-laden vehicle exploded a few hundred meters from a camp for Syrian refugees in a desolate eastern area of the country where the borders of Iraq, Syria and Jordan meet, a Jordanian army statement said. A Jordanian official source said the attack was launched from the Syrian side of the border.
Obama Admin Deletes ISIS References From Orlando 911 Calls
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Sunday that the FBI will delete mentions of ISIS when they release transcripts of the 911 calls Omar Mateen made during his attack on an Orlando nightclub.
When Chuck Todd asked Lynch what was going to be left out of the transcript, she said, “What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups and further his propaganda.”
Lebanon is broken – is Hezbollah to blame?
When news broke of a bombing in Verdun district on 12 June, many Beirutis feared the worse. It had been only six months since Islamic State (IS) hit the Shia suburb of Bourj el-Barajneh and killed 43 people, and just a few hours since an IS-inspired killer murdered 50 in Orlando, Florida.
Navy Scrambles Fighter Jets to Stop Russians From Bombing U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels
With the American jets flying close enough to visually identify the Su-34s, the Russians departed the air space over At Tanf. Some time shortly thereafter, the F/A-18s ran low on fuel and left the area in order to link up with an aerial tanker. That’s when the Su-34s reportedly returned to At Tanf —and bombed the rebels again.
Clinton IT Aide Scheduled for Deposition in Records Lawsuit Wednesday
Hillary Clinton’s personal IT aide will face questions about his involvement in setting up her private email server in a court deposition on Wednesday.
87% of Venezuelans say they don't have money to buy enough food
Venezuela's economic collapse has led to mass hunger in the country.
In a bombshell New York Times report, Nicholas Casey notes that, according to the most recent assessment of living standards by Simón Bolívar University, a whopping 87% of Venezuelans now say that they don't have money to buy enough food.
Large-scale motion detected near San Andreas Fault System
Analysis of GPS data has revealed new areas of motion around the San Andreas Fault System.
Using data collected by the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory's GPS array, researchers identified 125-mile-wide "lobes" of uplift and subsidence. Over the last several years, the lobes, which straddle the fault line, have hosted a few millimeters of annual movement.
Somali militants kill five police in north Kenya
Somalia's al Shabaab militants killed five police officers in a border region in northeastern Kenya on Monday, the latest deadly incursion aimed at punishing Kenya for sending troops to Somalia.
North Korea says not to free U.S. citizens until former detainee stops 'babbling'
North Korea will not negotiate with the United States over two American citizens it is holding until former detainee Kenneth Bae stops publicly talking about his time in prison, state media said on Monday.
20 Jun 16
New fires erupt in California as heat wave sears the West
New wildfires erupted Monday in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region.
Hitler’s a best-selling author in Germany again. Why?
More than 70 years after the end of World War II, Adolf Hitler’s writings are suddenly popular again — and German state prosecutors are considering legal action to keep them in check. Not since the Nazi era has the dictator's book Mein Kampf been so freely available in Germany.
New analysis reveals large-scale motion around San Andreas Fault System
An array of GPS instruments near the San Andreas Fault System in Southern California detects constant motion of Earth's crust--sometimes large, sudden motion during an earthquake and often subtle, creeping motion.
End of Days Expert Declares: “The Final Redemption is at the Door”
Today, it is so much easier than, let’s say, 10 years ago, to want Moshiach (messiah) to come, because things are out of control… If you step back and look at all the events of history, everything is so ‘Armageddon-ish’. It’s actually quite bad. The world is actually tremendously unstable.” Rabbi Winston gave credit to God for the fact that the world hasn’t already imploded on itself.
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes eastern Taiwan
A magnitude-5.1 earthquake off the coast of Taitung County rocked eastern Taiwan at 8:39 a.m. Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau. The quake was centered at sea 71.6 kilometers northeast of Taitung County government hall at a depth of 29 km, the bureau's seismology data shows.