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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)


  

16 Sep 14

Islamic State post threatens to target 'the American depth'
...The posting on the Minbar Jihadi Media website condemned "intervention in the affairs of other peoples" and said it would trigger an equal response... "It will lead to an equal reaction of the same strength in targeting the American depth and also the nations allied to it and in all aspects," the message said in a translation from Arabic...  

Irish troops gear up for new UN peace mission in the Golan Heights
Key changes to the structure of the United Nations mission on the Golan Heights has boosted confidence here that the next contingent of Irish peacekeeping troops will be deployed there. The current 130-strong Irish contingent have been moved from their mission base at Camp Faouar in Syria to Camp Ziouani on the Israeli-controlled side over the past two days.  

Dozens of Christians 'including women and children' are arrested in Saudi Arabia after tip-off to state's Islamist police force
Islamist police in Saudi Arabia have stormed a Christian prayer meeting and arrested its entire congregation, including women and children, and confiscated their bibles, it has been reported. The raid was the latest incident of a swingeing crackdown on religious minorities in Saudi Arabia by the country's hard-line Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.  

Key bridge destroyed in IS-held eastern Syria
Islamic State militants lost a vital supply route in eastern Syria on Monday with the destruction of the last bridge in the city of Deir Ezzor, a monitoring group said.  

US bombs IS near Baghdad for first time
US warplanes carried out their first air strike on the Islamic State near Baghdad, as world diplomats pledged to support Iraq in its fight against the militants.  

Belgian murderer Van Den Bleeken wins 'right to die'
A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will be allowed to have doctors end his life, after a landmark ruling. Unable to control his violent sexual urges, Frank Van Den Bleeken, who is 50, argued he would never be freed.  

'Megathrust' Earthquakes along Pacific Ring of Fire Predicted by Scientists
Megathrust earthquakes are likely to take place along the Ring of Fire in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, experts have said.  


15 Sep 14

Mexican states hit by hurricane and earthquake
Government mobilizes army and navy to cope with refugees. Two states in north-western Mexico have been hit by a hurricane and an earthquake, prompting local authorities to mobilize the army and set up hundreds of medical units.  

U.S. scientists say Ebola epiodemic will rage for another 12 to 18 months
Epidemiologists have been creating computer models of the Ebola epidemic for the National Institutes of Health and the Defense Department. The model they have created is a far less optimistic estimate than that of the World Health Organization (WHO), which last month said it hoped to contain the outbreak within nine months and 20,000 total cases.  

Ebola: 'In decades of humanitarian work, I've never seen such suffering'
I wake up each morning – if I have managed to sleep – wondering if this is really happening, or if it is a horror movie. In decades of humanitarian work I have never witnessed such relentless suffering of fellow human beings or felt so completely paralysed and utterly overwhelmed at our inability to provide anything but the most basic, and sometimes less than adequate, care.  

Senate Majority Leader: Hamas is Just as Bad as Islamic State
In a recent speech, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) condemned Hamas and noted that it was no better than the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) group.  

Germany Bans Islamic State
Coinciding with the launch of a broad U.S. campaign against the Sunni terrorists, which could include air strikes in Syria as well as Iraq, Germany introduced an immediate ban making all IS propaganda, symbols and activities illegal.  

Israelis Warned of Heightened Terror Threat Abroad
The Israeli National Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Bureau has warned of the increased likelihood of terror attacks targeting Israeli and Jewish targets in the run up to the High Holy Days, highlighting western Europe as an area of particular concern.  

GLOBAL COOLING Antarctic sea ice hits all-time record high
Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent.  

Mystery streak of light across U.S. West
“I am used to seeing planes early in the morning with lights, but this was different,” one witness told Claycord.com. “This had something coming out of it, it wasn’t just the light. I could see it spraying something.”  

Seismologists predict another Icelandic volcano is about to blow
For the second time in four nail-biting years, seismologists in the land of fire and ice, Iceland, are bracing for a monumental volcanic eruption that, once again, threatens to disrupt European air traffic.  

Beheaded do-gooder thought his work for Muslim charity would save him from ISIS
The Briton threatened with execution next by militants from Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham is a Manchester taxi driver who drove a van full of aid to Syria to help children in the war-torn country.  

Bardarbunga volcano update: Holuhraun eruption and subsidence of Bardarbunga caldera continue
Earthquake activity has been stable compared to recent days. Approx. 140 events were detected since midnight (until 18:50 local time). The quakes concentrate in the northernmost part of the dyke intrusion, from the eruption site to about 6 km into Dyngjujökull glacier.  

Sulfur Dioxide Pollution Spreads to Northeast Iceland
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun spread to Northeast Iceland yesterday. The pollution measured 1,250 micrograms per cubic meter in Reykjahlíð near Lake Mývatn at 11 pm last night, which was much higher than the levels recorded during the day, ruv.is reports. The maximum safety limit for sulfur dioxide is 600 micrograms per cubic meter.  

World waits for white smoke from U.S. Fed
The U.S. Federal Reserve may give clearer hints on when it will hike the cost of borrowing in the United States in the coming week, as struggling Europe braces for a tight vote in Scotland on whether to leave the United Kingdom. As the U.S. economy picks up pace, its central bank is inching closer to raising interest rates, a move that will send ripples across the globe.  

France begins reconnaissance flights over Iraq as conference opens in Paris
French military planes are carrying out their first reconnaissance flights to identify Isil targets in Iraq...foreign ministers from some 20 countries meet in Paris to discuss the shape of a US-led international coalition. ...The beheadings of the British aid worker...and two American journalists, have lent new urgency to calls for a concerted global strategy against the brutal, well-organised terrorist group...  

Uganda police seize 'explosives from al-Shabab cell'
Police in Uganda say they have seized large amounts of explosives during raids on suspected al-Shabab militants. Authorities said the terrorist cell was planning to carry out imminent attacks in the capital Kampala. Nineteen people have been arrested and are being interrogated about their intentions, a police spokesman said.  

Nato starts exercise in west Ukraine, weapons deliveries
Nato countries have started an annual military exercise in west Ukraine, with Kiev saying some Nato states have also begun to ship weapons. ...“Rapid Trident” began on Monday (15 September) in Yavoriv, near the Polish-Ukrainian border...the 11-day drill will practice “peacekeeping and stability operations”, including “countering improvised explosive devices, convoy operations, and patrolling”.  

ISIS may target Israelis, Jews abroad, Counter-Terrorism Bureau warns
The National Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Bureau released a biannual travel advisory on Monday, ahead of the High Holy Days, warning that Western Europe may become the scene of Islamic State terror attacks on Jewish and Israeli targets. "During this period, the potential threat has grown," the Counter-Terrorism Bureau warned.  

Social Security: The Shocking Way the Government's Taking Benefits Away
For the tens of millions of retirees who depend on Social Security for a major part of their financial well-being, even the smallest increase in their monthly benefits can make a big different in their ability to support themselves in retirement. But alarmingly, an increasing number of Social Security recipients face a threat that has taken away some of those hard-fought benefits -- and that threat is coming directly from the federal government in the form of garnishments due to student loans.  

Hundreds Evacuate From 2 California Wildfires
Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has burned 21 structures, authorities said.  

Typhoon Kalmaegi Blows out of Philippines
A fast-moving typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines Monday after causing flash floods and landslides. Three people died when big waves and strong winds sank a stalled ferry over the weekend.  

Queen Elizabeth says Scotland should 'think very carefully' ahead of independence vote
Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future." But the popular British monarch didn't indicate a preference on how Scots should vote, carefully maintaining the neutrality that is her constitutional obligation.  

Hurricane Odile makes landfall on Mexico's Baja
The powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile has made landfall on the southern end of Mexico's Baja California peninsula.  

Extent of Antarctic sea ice reaches record levels, scientists say
Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began. Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent.  

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