More than 60 large fires menace the U.S. West right now. See what’s happened so far.
More than 60 large blazes burn across the United States, mostly in the West, where whipping winds and increasing heat have made it easy for flames to spread. Smoke from the fire temporarily halted flights into the resort town of Aspen, Colo. A tornado was reported Thursday south of Fairplay, a central Colorado town about 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level. Tornadoes are rare at that elevation and are seldom seen at any wildfire.
At religious summit, pope decries ‘murderous indifference’ in Mideast
Pope Francis led a summit of religious leaders demanding peace in the Middle East on Saturday, condemning a “murderous indifference” he said is fanning violence and sparking a an exodus of Christians. Francis convened the summit in the southern Italian city of Bari that for centuries has been a gateway to the Middle East and home to the relics of St. Nicholas, a figure venerated in both the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.
South Syrian rebels agree on surrender deal, Assad takes crossing
South Syrian rebels agreed to give up arms in a Russian-brokered ceasefire deal on Friday, rebel sources said, surrendering Deraa province to the government in another major victory for President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian allies. However, a state television correspondent said the surrender talks in Deraa were continuing, and no final deal had been reached because of differences between the rebel groups.
HIV vaccine shows promise in human trial
An HIV vaccine that has the potential to protect people around the world from the virus has shown promising results. The treatment, which aims to provide immunity against various strains of the virus, produced an anti-HIV immune system response in tests on 393 people, a study in the Lancet found. It also protected some monkeys from a virus that is similar to HIV.
Anyone Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ Will Be Shot, Venice Mayor Claims
Anyone who shouts “Allahu Akbar” in Venice will be shot by snipers, the city’s mayor has threatened. The right-wing mayor of the Italian city, Luigi Brugnaro, reportedly made the threat at a conference in Rimini, who week after the Barcelona terror attack and claimed: “Anyone who shouts Allahu Akbar in St Mark’s Square can expect to be gunned down by snipers within four paces.”
Ashdod residents against Pride Parade: ‘Sodom and Gommorah’
“There is a dark minority group that wants to bring us back to the pre-Middle Ages of Sodom and Gomorrah with their ‘Pride Parades.’ We’ve made progress and we are starting a family. There is no pride in the destruction of the family,” the organization stressed.
Puerto Rico braces for heavy wind, rain as Hurricane Beryl approaches
Puerto Rico could be hit with winds of up to 40 mph and heavy flooding as Hurricane Beryl approaches a region still trying to recover from last year’s storms, forecasters said Friday.
Maria explodes into super typhoon in the western Pacific and may hit China next week
On Thursday night, about 300 miles to the northwest of Guam in the western Pacific Ocean, a monster was born. Super Typhoon Maria underwent rapid intensification over the past 24 hours, developing into the equivalent of a strong Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. The powerhouse storm may threaten China’s east coast early next week.
PREPARING FOR WAR: A double layer of Israeli and US warplanes is cruising 24/7 over the Syrian battlefields ready to go into action if shared red lines are crossed
A double layer of US and Israeli warplanes is cruising 24/7 over the southwestern Syrian battlefields ready to go into action if shared red lines are crossed. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that US F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornets are monitoring the fighting around Daraa and the Jordanian and Israeli Golan border regions. They have flown in to support Israel’s overflights from the USS Harry Truman, which is deployed in the eastern Mediterranean.
DNA tests are in the works for separated migrant children and parents
Whether this practice is beneficial or unethical depends on who you ask. DNA tests are being performed on children and parents in an attempt to reunite migrant families separated at the US border, said a federal official with knowledge of the reunifications.
Tropical Storm Beryl could strengthen into hurricane by Saturday: NHC
Tropical Storm Beryl is strengthening over the tropical Atlantic and could become a hurricane by Friday or Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.
Hundreds of thousands evacuated in Japan as ‘historic’ rain falls; four dead
Hundreds of thousands of people across a wide swathe of western and central Japan were evacuated from their homes on Friday as torrential rain flooded rivers and set off landslides, killing at least four people.
Record-Smashing Heat Wave Kills 33 in Quebec
Thirty-three people have died in Quebec from one of the worst heat waves to hit eastern and central Canada in decades, the authorities said on Thursday, underscoring the vulnerability of elderly, ill and poor people during the hot summer months.
Blood coloured rain in Arctic? A biblical plague? The apocalypse? What’s going on?
The scene appeared shocking around the Nadezhdinsky nickel and copper processing plant. After rainfall, cars and the ground all turned red.
Calif. Bill Would Limit What Pastors Can Say about Homosexuality
A California bill that that targets so-called “conversation therapy” for gays could have major consequences for religious liberty and even impact what pastors can say at conferences and in certain sermons, legal experts are warning.
Priest performs mass exorcism on hundreds of people
A mass exorcism ritual involving hundreds of Ethiopian Christians, who paid up to a month’s wages to be punched by a priest and doused in ‘holy water’, has been captured in a fascinating photo series.
Massachusetts Begins Confiscating Citizens’ Guns, Repealing Second Amendment
The Second Amendment has been repealed in Massachusetts as police officers begin confiscating guns and weapons from law-abiding American citizens.This week, Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill giving police new powers allowing them to confiscate guns “at their own discretion,” without the need for due process.
‘Pray for 45’ counters Dems anti-Trump mantra
…now there’s a T-shirt referencing President Trump, the 45th president of the United States, in a different way. Its message is “Pray for 45,” and it’s available at the website for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
China, U.S. in ‘biggest trade war in economic history’
China declared Friday the “biggest trade war in economic history” is now under way after Beijing implemented retaliatory tariffs on some imports in response to U.S. duties taking effect.
Civil War and Genocide Threatens the US and South Africa
When Agenda 21 comes to town, civil rights disappear, national boundaries are erased, cultural genocide occurs, women are raped, children are stolen from their parents, people are murdered and the groundwork for politically and racially motivated genocide is laid. In short, the minions of Satan are roaming the halls of the United Nations and spreading their New World Order philosophy around the planet.
Paris is a mess: Up to 400,000 illegal immigrants live in just one suburb
A new parliamentary report shows that the number of migrants living in a Paris suburb may be nearing 400,000, according to Paris Vox.
US And UK Authorities Now DNA-Testing Migrant Children
Both the UK and US are now using DNA testing on migrant children who have entered the country illegally, according to CNN and the Independent.
Highest-Ranking Catholic Church Official Sentenced for Pedophile Ring Cover-Up
One of the Vatican’s top Archbishops has just been jailed on child sex abuse charges making him the highest-ranking Catholic Church official to ever be convicted and sentenced for pedophilia.
UK: City with large Muslim population passes resolution to boycott Jewish businesses, Court of Appeals upholds ban, throws Jewish council appeal out
Leicester is 18.6% Muslim, and they do this. Imagine what they will do when they have a Muslim majority. Islamic Jew-hatred is in the Quran. Jews are already leaving France and other countries in Europe in large numbers because of the increasingly menacing presence of Islamic antisemitism all around them. Britain is no different. British authorities are busy, as in this case, pandering to their increasingly aggressive Muslim populations, but it won’t help: total submission will still be required.
Mother Teresa’s Charity Busted For Child Trafficking
A woman working at Mother Teresa’s famous Missionaries of Charity in Jharkhand, India, has been arrested for selling a 14-day old baby according to reports.