19 Oct 15
WEEKEND GEOMAGNETIC STORM
The display was caused by a shift in the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) near Earth. The IMF tilted south. This opened a crack in Earth's magnetosphere. Solar wind poured in, fueling the storm.
Israel Proposed PA Forces Guard Temple Mount
A Kuwaiti paper reported on Monday that a high level talk took place in the Palestinian Authority (PA) governmental seat of Ramallah, in which it was proposed that PA Security Forces be posted on the Temple Mount - the holiest site in Judaism. The covert meeting between a senior IDF source and a senior PA source in Ramallah was reported by the Kuwaiti paper Al Jarida, as cited by NRG, and was said to have taken place on Saturday.
Run of earthquakes along east coast normal: weather bureau
A string of earthquakes that hit Taiwan's eastern coast Monday represented a normal release of energy, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that day. Eight temblors struck the area between midnight and 3 p.m. Monday, ranging in magnitude from 3.5 to 5.2 on the Richter scale, according to bureau data.
Earthquake hits northwest Argentina, kills one; injuries reported
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwest Argentina on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, leaving at least one person dead, injuring several more and damaging homes, according to local media. “Homes collapsed, families have been left with nothing, schools have been destroyed. We have one fatality, who was crushed,” Hector Romero, mayor of El Galpon, some 160 km from the provincial capital of Salta, told a local radio station.
State Department: Yeah, Christianity Is Under Attack Worldwide
With the rise of the Islamic State the world has witnessed the persecution of Christians at an alarming rate. But the religious group is being targeted well beyond the confines of the Middle East, the State Department’s annual International Religious Liberty report found.
China economy logs weakest growth since 2009
China's economic growth dipped below 7 percent for the first time since the global financial crisis on Monday, hurt partly by cooling investment, raising pressure on Beijing to further cut interest rates and take other measures to stoke activity.
The world's second-largest economy grew 6.9 percent between July and September from a year ago, the National Bureau of Statistics said...but down from 7 percent in the previous three months.
Pelosi: Democrats ‘Open’ to Helping GOP Elect Speaker
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi signaled Saturday there could be “an openness” among at least some House Democrats to voting for a Republican speaker on the floor — and she suggested the GOP turmoil could help put Democrats back in charge come 2017.
“I think in our caucus there is interest and support. There’s an openness to a bipartisan approach to this,” Pelosi said in an interview at the Texas Tribune Festival.
Israel erects wall to protect Jews in east Jerusalem
Israeli police on Sunday began erecting a wall in east Jerusalem to protect a Jewish neighbourhood subject to firebomb and stone attacks launched from an adjacent Palestinian village.
The wall would effectively divide Palestinian Jabel Mukaber and Jewish Armon Hanatziv, raising criticism among the government's opposition, which considered the move a de facto division of Jerusalem.
'America is a bomb waiting to explode'
The United States is in decline. While not all major shocks to the system will be devastating, when the right one comes along, the outcome may be dramatic.
...The average American is a long way from food when the shops are closed.
...The American economic system is little more than froth...According to the Scientific American, use of antidepressants among the US population was up 400 percent in the late 2000s...
Jews will worship devil, be exterminated by Muslims, says al-Aksa hate preacher
Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi, an...Islamic cleric who teaches...at al-Aksa mosque... saying that at the end of days Muslims will exterminate Jews.
Al-Mughrabi first explained that “the Children of Israel…will be forced to...build the Temple...outside al-Aksa Mosque... A Temple...to worship the Devil.”
...The Children of Israel will all be exterminated, the Anti-Christ will be killed and the Muslims will live in comfort for a long time,”...
Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally
President Obama failed to take out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but now he’s going after Canada’s Conservative Party Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a big supporter of Israel and opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It’s a story the U.S. media won’t cover. But J...Obama is planning the “fundamental transformation” of Canada by taking down Harper’s government and bringing to power a progressive majority...
United Nations Apologists for Deadly Palestinian Violence
Palestinians regularly lie to the world with their propaganda campaign aimed at exonerating themselves of all responsibility and at delegitimizing the Jewish State of Israel. United Nations establishment serves as their apologist and enabler.
Obama and Cameron ratting out their citizens to Islamists
If radical Islam cannot force infidels to convert on penalty of death or penury, the deadly policies of President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron will force dissenters out of the arena of resistance.
Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers’ DNA
When companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe first invited people to send in their DNA for genealogy tracing and medical diagnostic tests, privacy advocates warned about the creation of giant genetic databases that might one day be used against participants by law enforcement.
Arab areas of Jerusalem blocked off in Israeli crackdown
Palestinians in Jerusalem, more than a third of the city's population, have awoken to a new reality: Israeli troops are encircling Arab neighborhoods, blocking roads with concrete cubes the size of washing machines and ordering some of those leaving on foot to lift their shirts to show they are not carrying knives.
'Trudeaumania' heir could become Canada's next PM
The son of a man who brought glamor and excitement to Canadian politics in the late 1960s is favored to become Canada's next prime minister.
Justin Trudeau, the son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is leading in the polls ahead of Monday's election that could spell the end of a decade of Conservative rule under Stephen Harper.
China’s Strategic Bombers Capable Of Long-Range Precision Strikes
his week, an aviation equipment expert with the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) told the state-owned China Daily that China now has the capability to carry out all-weather, long-range precision strikes.
Magnitude 5.2 quake rattles buildings in Taiwan capital
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 shook parts of Taiwan on Monday, the island's Central Weather Bureau said, with witnesses reporting that tremors could be felt in buildings in the capital, Taipei.
Captain America battles right-wing conservatives in new comic
In the latest issue of Marvel’s revamped Captain America, the iconic superhero takes on a group of right-wing conservatives trying to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the border.
18 Oct 15
Hezbollah says presence in Syria greater than ever before
The head of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah said on Sunday his group was fighting a "critical and definitive battle" in Syria with a greater presence than ever before.
Top al Qaeda leader Sanafi al-Nasr killed in U.S. airstrike, Pentagon says
The leader of an al Qaeda-linked group allegedly bent on attacking the West has been killed in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria, U.S. officials said Sunday.
Sanafi al-Nasr, a Saudi citizen whose real name is Abdul Mohsen Adballah Ibrahim al Charekh, was the highest-ranking member of the Khorasan Group -- a collection of veteran al Qaeda jihadis which had moved into Syria, the Pentagon said in a statement.
California mudslides leave drivers stranded
Heavy rains has caused flooding and mudslides in foothill communities north of Los Angeles, swamping cars, stranding drivers and prompting authorities to close several major roads.
The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for parts of northwestern Los Angeles County and northeastern Ventura County, advising motorists to avoid those areas.
Netanyahu rejects French proposal, says Israel not the problem at Temple Mount
Israel is not the problem at the Temple Mount, but rather the solution, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at Sunday morning's cabinet meeting, rebuffing a French proposal to place international observers at the holy site.
“We are preserving the status quo,” he said. “We are the only ones doing that, and will continue to do this responsibly and seriously.”
Egypt votes in long-delayed parliamentary elections
Polls have opened in Egypt in the first round of long-delayed elections to choose a new parliament.
They are the first such elections since the previous chamber was dissolved by a court ruling in 2012.
The authorities say the poll is the final step in a transition to democracy.
Mexico claims that the world's most wanted drug lord was injured while fleeing a raid on his mountain hideout
Four months after his brazen escape from a maximum-security prison in central Mexico, Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán may have been wounded while escaping a manhunt that has intensified in recent days.
US Shocked To Find Russian Machine Gun With Iranian Ammo Attached To Abrams Tank
Earlier this month, Shia militiamen in Iraq dropped off an American-supplied Abrams tank at a US-supported repair facility where workers were surprised to find an attached Russian machine gun plus Iranian ammo, Defense News has learned.
Israel: 4 Palestinian attackers shot dead in latest violence
Palestinian assailants carried out five stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, authorities said, as a month-long outburst of violence showed no signs of abating. The unrest came despite new security measures that have placed troops and checkpoints around Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem. At least four assailants were killed.
Israel, U.S. resume defense aid talks halted over Iran deal: envoy
Israel and the United States have resumed talks on future defense aid that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspended in protest at the Iran nuclear deal, the Israeli ambassador to Washington said on Sunday.
Thousands flee as Typhoon Koppu hits northern Philippines
Powerful Typhoon Koppu wrecked houses, tore down trees and unleashed landslides and floods, forcing thousands to flee as it pummelled the northern Philippines Sunday, officials said.
North Korea rejects more nuclear talks, demands peace treaty with U.S.
North Korea on Saturday rejected the idea of resuming talks to end its nuclear program, saying previous such attempts ended in failure, and reiterated its demand that Washington come to the table to negotiate a peace treaty.