18 Aug 2018

Vatican in ‘shame and sorrow’ over abuses in Pennsylvania
The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse “criminally and morally reprehensible” and says Pope Francis wants to eradicate “this tragic horror.” “The church must learn hard lessons from its past, and there should be accountability for both abusers and those who permitted abuse to occur,”

U.N. chief suggests options for ‘improved Palestinian protection’
The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday. The United Nations General Assembly requested the report in a resolution adopted in June that condemned Israel for excessive force against Palestinian civilians…

Voices from the Arab press: The right of return shall prevail
The Canadian government finally exposed the true face of the Saudi regime last week, when a harmless tweet posted by the Canadian Foreign Ministry sparked an aggressive diplomatic Saudi attack on Ottawa. The original tweet called on Saudi authorities to release all human rights activists arrested in the kingdom in recent months, including Samar Badawi, a notable human rights activist who has been detained in Riyadh since 2012 for “defaming Islam.”

Kerala floods: Troops rush in to help rescue efforts
India’s armed services are stepping up efforts to rescue thousands of people stranded by flooding in southern Kerala state that has killed 324 people. Hundreds of troops, and dozens of boats and helicopters are helping to evacuate people from what officials say is the worst flooding there in a century. Many people are still believed to be trapped on rooftops of flooded homes.

China’s Uighur Camps Swell as Beijing Widens the Dragnet
China has sharply expanded an internment program that initially targeted ethnic Uighur extremists but is now confining vast numbers of the largely Muslim minority group, including the secular, old and infirm, in camps across the country’s northwest. Up to one million people, or about 7% of the Muslim population in China’s Xinjiang region, have now been incarcerated in an expanding network of “political re-education” camps…

U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger – sources
The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.

Satanic Temple Rally at State Capitol Targets Arkansas Lawmaker
Nearly four months after crews reinstalled the Ten Commandments monument on state capitol grounds, the Satanic Temple came back Thursday with a statue of its own. The group’s “Rally for the First Amendment” brought together Satanists, Christians, even the KKK as a flatbed truck wheeled the Baphomet monument to the capitol steps to chants of “Hail Satan!”

Iran says navy mounts new defense system on warship
Iran’s navy has mounted a locally built advanced defensive weapons system on one of its warships for the first time, the Iranian navy chief was quoted as saying on Saturday, as tensions mount with the U.S. military in the Gulf. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards confirmed earlier this month it held war games in the Gulf, saying they were aimed at “confronting possible threats” by enemies.

Jordanian culture minister: Send Jews back!
There’s been conflict in the Middle East ever since the family fallout involving Isaac and Ishmael. And nobody expects it to be resolved any time soon.  But former Jordanian culture minister Salah Jarrar has a new proposal. mIt would have every Jew who came to Israel after the Balfour Declaration of 1917 go back to the country they came from.Born in Israel? Go back to where your grandparents came from.

Colleges offer ‘Queering the Bible’ classes
Reading the Bible through the lens of “queer” sexuality is the subject of a number of courses at colleges and even seminaries across the nation, according to Campus Reform.

Israel-Hamas ceasefire to last a year, deal includes sea lane to Cyprus
A reported truce agreement aimed at calming weeks of border clashes and violent exchanges between Israel and Hamas on the border with the Gaza Strip will last for a year and see the establishment of a cargo shipping connection between Gaza and Cyprus, a Lebanese television channel reported Thursday.

6.5 magnitude earthquake rattles Indonesia’s Lombok coast
A strong earthquake located far below the Earth’s surface shook an area in Indonesia’s Flores Sea late Friday. There were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings.

6.1 quake shakes Costa Rica near Panama; no major damage
A strong earthquake shook southern Costa Rica near the border with Panama on Friday evening, toppling items from store shelves and knocking out power in places, but authorities said there was no major damage or reports of serious injuries.

766 Babies in Canada Born Alive After Failed Abortions and Left to Die
According to new data, livebirth late-term abortions are still happening in Canada. And the numbers are way too high. According to CIHI, There were 766 late-term livebirth abortions in a five year period from 2013/2014 to 2017/2018. These numbers are even higher since they exclude Quebec.

Muslim Syrian refugees can’t pass Canadian driver tests, but are being allowed to drive anyway
Quebec newspapers are far less politically correct than newspapers in English Canada. Here’s an example: “Refugees struggle to get their drivers license.”

Khan’s London: Teen ‘Disembowelled’ on Busy London Street
A teenager is fighting for his life after being disemboweled in a horrific a quadruple stabbing on a busy London street.

Cardinal Burke: Gays to Blame For Church Sex Abuse Scandal
Cardinal Raymond Burke has blamed the Catholic church’s ‘homosexual culture’ on the recent sexual abuse scandal where a grand jury report accused over 300 pedophile priests of sex abuse.

Two People Face Charges Of Performing A Female Genital Mutilation Procedure On 3-Year-Old
Two unidentified people in London face charges Friday for allegedly performing a female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure on a 3-year-old girl.

WATCH: Snake-Handling Pastor Carried Out Of Church After Serpent Bites Him
In a frightening scene, a Kentucky snake-handling pastor whose pastor father had died after a snake bit him had to be carried out of his church after a serpent bit him.

Cardinal Burke: ‘Very Grave Problem of Homosexual Culture in the Church’
Cardinal Raymond Burke has called for “open recognition” of the Catholic church’s homosexual culture in light of recent revelations of sexual abuse.

Evidence At New Mexico Jihad Camp Mysteriously Destroyed By Authorities
New Mexico authorities have destroyed the Jihad encampment where Muslim extremists killed and trained nearly a dozen other children to commit high school shootings.

California Christians, Prepare for Civil Disobedience
As California appears poised to pass a draconian bill that directly attacks your religious freedoms, it’s time for you to draw a line in the sand. If the bill passes, you must choose to obey God rather than man. It’s time for civil disobedience.

‘Killer Batch’ Of Synthetic Marijuana Causes Mass Overdose In Connecticut
Police and emergency services swarmed Connecticut park near Yale University following reports of a ‘killer batch’ of synthetic marijuana causing more than 70 overdoses and sending people to hospital.

HUGE=> Pentagon Analyst Demoted/Stripped of Security Clearance After Questioning “Exorbitant Contracts” to Trump Campaign Spy Stefan Halper
It has been widely reported that the Obama administration had a spy working inside the Trump campaign.

Riot Organizer Leads Pledge from Communist Manifesto After Chat with Gillibrand
Leftist activist Brittany Packnett appeared on a pro-abortion panel with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Wednesday to oppose the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanuagh to the Supreme Court.

Turkey’s Economic Collapse Could Send ‘Millions’ of Migrants into Europe
Millions of people could pour into the European Union from Turkey in “another wave of migration” if the country’s economic crisis escalates into a full-blown collapse, some observers have claimed.