19 Apr 16
Why the US is sending more troops and helicopters to Iraq
The United States will send more than 200 additional troops and eight apache helicopters to Iraq in an effort to bolster local forces as they prepare to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, from the so-called Islamic State.
Ecuador counts over 400 quake deaths, damage in the billions
Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake that killed at least 413 people, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Monday contemplated a rebuilding costing billions of dollars and a potentially "huge" impact on the fragile OPEC economy.
Obama Administration Makes Stunning Admission: "Seed Money For Al Qaeda Came From Saudi Arabia"
Following a dramatic deterioration in official diplomatic channels between the US and Saudi Arabia when over the weekend the Saudis threatened the U.S. with dumping billions in Treasuries if Congress were to pass a bill probing into their alleged support of Sept 11 terrorists in the aftermath of last weekend's 60 Minutes report on the classified "28 pages" from the Septemeber 11 commission, moments ago the Obama administration made a stunning admission, when for the first time it revealed on the record that the Saudis were the original source of funding for Al Qaeda.
18 Apr 16
Deadly animal prion disease appears in Europe
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was thought to be restricted to deer, elk (Cervus canadensis) and moose (Alces alces) in North America and South Korea, but on 4 April researchers announced that the disease had been discovered in a free-ranging reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) in Norway.
Boiling to life Hydrothermal feature roils Shoshone River in Cody
Vanderhoff said he found out about the plume when a friend telephoned on Monday morning and joked that he had “proof positive” that the Yellowstone super volcano was about to blow. His friend said a fissure had opened up in the river and “we’re all about to die,” Vanderhoff recounted. “I was surprised to see it,” said Dewey Vanderhoff, a Cody photographer who captured shots of the venting. “I’ve lived here all of my life and I’ve never seen it.”
Jews Flock to Temple But Christians Scared Away
In preparation for Passover next week, almost 300 Jews visited the Temple Mount on Thursday, double the average amount, in a reminder of the yearly pilgrimage in the days of the Temple.
Despite Arab incitement, the unusually large number of Jews went through the rigorous preparations required for such a visit, which includes bathing in a Mikveh (ritual bath). Israel National News reported that the crowd included five grooms, a bride, 50 children, and a bar mitzvah boy.
Gene-editing surges as US rethinks regulations
The industry that has blanketed more than 181 million hectares of the world’s farmland with genetically modified (GM) crops is in the middle of a sea change. Improved techniques for altering crop genomes are already bringing a new generation of plant varieties to the market — and around the world, regulators are playing catch-up.
EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo panel explains reasons for alarm over Pope Francis Exhortation
Arroyo’s questioning touched on a number of delicate issues for the two panelists regarding Pope Francis’ Exhortation. The difficulty of the challenge to provide honest answers to Arroyo's questions regarding the head of the Catholic Church was apparent in the faces of Royal and Murray throughout the 35-minute dialogue.
Ankara’s All-Out War: Turkish Army Kills Kurdish Civilians in Syria
The Turkish government’s war against PKK militants in the southwestern part of the country has turned out to be a deadly crackdown against Kurdish civilians not only in Turkey, but across the border in Syria...
Gene-edited CRISPR mushroom escapes US regulation
A fungus engineered with the CRISPR–Cas9 technique can be cultivated and sold without further oversight. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will not regulate a mushroom genetically modified with the gene-editing tool CRISPR–Cas9. The long-awaited decision means that the mushroom can be cultivated and sold without passing through the agency's regulatory process...
Hillsong 2016 Women’s Colour Conference Ad Features Subliminal Image Of Baphomet
Hillsong moves further away from teaching anything about the God of the Bible, and runs towards secular humanism at light speed. This year, they openly acknowledge that this event is not so much a Christian gathering as it is a 'humanitarian' event with global goals. This is right inline with the doctrine of the New World Order....
Network Funding Arab Violence on Temple Mount Indicted
The network provided funds to members of the illegal Almoravid movement who are active on the Temple Mount, to pay for their acts of violence intended to discourage visitors from attempting to ascend to the compound.
Bernie Sanders Campaign Not Pleased With "Bernie Is My Comrade" Shirt
Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his self-described democratic socialism, his campaign isn't too thrilled with a "Bernie Is My Comrade" shirt depicting the senator alongside various communist figures from history.
The Big Ones: Scientist warns up to 4 quakes over 8.0 possible under ‘current conditions’
Sunday’s devastating earthquake in Ecuador might just be the beginning, according to a seismologist who says that current conditions in the Pacific Rim could trigger at least four quakes with magnitudes greater than 8.0.
BIG SUNSPOT ERUPTS
Surprise! Quiet sunspot AR2529 isn't so quiet, after all. The heart-shaped active region erupted on April 18th (00:39 UT), producing a strong M6.7-class solar flare.
A pulse of UV radiation from the flare ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere. This, in turn, disrupted shortwave radio communications over the daylit side of our planet.
Oil prices slide after freeze deal failure
Oil prices slid on Monday after a meeting between major producing nations on a proposed output freeze fell apart, leaving the world grappling with an excess of unwanted crude.
The Real Reason Hillary Clinton Refuses To Release Her Wall Street Transcripts
The reason you and I will never see the transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street fat-cats — and the reason she’s established a nonsensical condition for their release, that being an agreement by members of another party, involved in a separate primary, to do the same — is that if she were ever to release those transcripts, it could end her candidacy for president.
Turkey and Iran agree to strengthen economic ties
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani have agreed to strengthen economic ties and cooperate in the fight against "terrorism".
Brazil's Rousseff loses crucial impeachment vote in Congress
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff lost a crucial impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress on Sunday and appeared almost certain to be forced from office in a move that would end 13 years of leftist Workers' Party rule.
Ethiopia says death toll from raid rises to 208; 108 children kidnapped
The death toll from a raid carried out by South Sudanese gunmen in western Ethiopia has risen to 208 people and the assailants kidnapped 108 children, an Ethiopian official said on Sunday.
Heavy Chile rains hit some of world's biggest copper mines
Heavy rains in central Chile have prompted global miner Anglo American Plc and state-owned producer Codelco to temporarily suspend operations at two major copper mines with combined annual capacity of 880,000 tonnes.
Yellow fever outbreak in Angola is 'threat to entire world'
An outbreak of yellow fever in Angola in which hundreds have already died could be "a threat to the entire world", the World Health Organisation has warned.
17 Apr 16
Bernie Sanders Has “Extraordinary” Meeting With Pope
After a short meeting with Pope Francis while on a visit to Rome, Democratic White House hopeful Bernie Sanders says that he and the Pontiff both believe in establishing a “moral economy”.
Israel’s Air Defense to Iran: Be Afraid
“The Iranians should of course be worried by Israel’s defense capabilities,” she said. “We are the leader in this type of technology.” “We are working to develop these defense systems in order to protect ourselves,” Kreiss added. “We’re constantly trying to stay ahead of the newest technologies.”
NASA BRUTALLY shuts down climate change deniers on Facebook as they mock Bill Nye
NASA has brutally shut down climate change deniers on social media, much to the amusement of the internet. While NASA remains adamant in its crusade to promote the threat of global warming, others say that it is exaggerated.
Fears of 'THE BIG ONE' as SEVEN major earthquakes strike Pacific region in just 96 hours
SCIENTISTS fear a monster earthquake could be about to strike after a seventh quake in just 96 hours struck region, killing over 100 people. Japan has been worst hit by the tremors.
HAARP Longwave Signature Size Of Half The United States
Reporting stations across the Southwest to Central United States are seeing a red alert value and growing for reports and this was detected at the time the system was switched back on, after two months in dormancy. Red alert signals are the second highest in the alert, just below the pink alert. Longwave signals like this could be a major weather pattern shift or a major siesmic event in the form of an earthquake or volcano.
Report: Facebook Employees Explore ‘Responsibility’ to Stop Donald Trump
Facebook employees submit questions weekly to the site’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking repeatedly what the social media company can do to block Donald Trump’s presidential bid.
‘ISIS, go away. Belgium isn’t yours ’: Thousands march against terror & hatred in Brussels
Thousands of people took to the streets of the Belgian capital to join a march “against terror and hatred.” The rally was organized in response to attacks in Brussels in March that killed 32 people and injured over 300.
Police say around 7,000 people marched across the city for the demonstration dubbed “All together”, local media reported. The organizers, however, expected at least 15,000 participants.
Tornado kills 4, injures hundreds in Uruguay
A tornado ripped through the southwestern Uruguay city of Dolores, killing four people and leaving hundreds injured, government officials said.
More than 200 people suffered injuries and about 400 structures have been affected, said Sen. Guillermo Besozzi.