27 Oct 2018

IAF strikes in Gaza Strip, Islamic Jihad calls for a ceasefire
The Israeli Air Force struck eight Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday following Islamic Jihad rocket attacks that took place on Saturday morning and Friday night. Islamic Jihad announced it accepted an immediate cease fire brokered by Egypt effective immediately, Channel 10 reported, the IDF did not as of yet confirm or denied this.

Hamas fires 30 rockets at Israel’s south, IDF strikes 80 targets in Gaza
Thirty Hamas rockets were fired on Israel and 10 were intercepted by the Iron Dome system, IDF Spokesperson reported. Two rockets fell in the Gaza Strip and 18 landed in open areas. Sirens sounded 11 times in the area over Friday night and Saturday morning. Following the sirens, medics and MDA paramedics gave medical treatment to seven victims at the site.

How the world is grappling with China’s rising power
Countries around the world are pushing back against China’s revival as a major global power. China’s sheer size and population make it a heavyweight, and a clear strategic rival to the United States. It is the world’s most populous country and among its largest. Its influence has boomed – along with its economy – in recent years, as the US and Europe nursed the wounds from devastating financial crises.

Two Iranian fast boats approach US warship while CENTCOM commander is on board
Two Iranian fast boats approached the U.S. Wasp-class amphibious assault ship Essex on Friday while it was operating in the Persian Gulf, according to U.S. defense officials. The commander of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Joseph Votel, was on board the Essex at the time of the incident, officials have confirmed.

Nuclear Hanford Vit plant workers sent ‘take cover immediately’ alert over ‘incident’ with plutonium and uranium tunnels
WORKERS at a nuclear plant in the US have been told to “take cover immediately” following an incident involving plutonium and uranium tunnels. A text message alert was sent to workers at the Hanford plant in Washington around 6am local time today – or around 2pm in the UK. The message read: “WTP Alert: The WTP Site is in Take Cover. Go to the closest Take Cover facility now. Avoid eating or drinking until further notice.

Vladimir Putin invited to Washington in early 2019: John Bolton
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been invited to visit Washington, D.C. in early 2019, according to President Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton. Bolton, who spoke at a press conference in Georgia Friday morning, said the scheduling has yet to be ironed out, but that Putin would be invited “after the first of the year.”

Google’s smart city dream is turning into a privacy nightmare
Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet division focused on smart cities, is caught in a battle over information privacy. The team has lost its lead expert and consultant, Ann Cavoukian, over a proposed data trust that would approve and manage the collection of information inside Quayside, a conceptual smart neighborhood in Toronto.

Earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 hits off Greek coast
A strong quake of magnitude 7.0 struck off Greece early on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.9, was in the Ionian Sea, some 77 miles (124 km) southwest of Patras in the Peloponnese.

The massive 2017 Mexican earthquake split a tectonic plate in two, and geologists are shaken
The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that brought devastation and 98 deaths to southern Mexico in September 2017 was even more extreme than initially thought — it split the tectonic plate responsible for the quake in half.

18 die as school trip swept away in Jordan flooding; Israel joins rescue effort
Flash floods unleashed by heavy rains swept away a group of middle school students and teachers visiting hot springs near the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea on Thursday, killing 18 and injuring 35 as the torrent carried some for several kilometers, Jordan said Thursday.

Category 5 typhoon Yutu devastates the Northern Marianas in worst storm to hit any part of U.S. since 1935
Typhoon Yutu’s 180 mph winds overturned cars, knocked down hundreds of power poles and left an island of thousands without a medical center and another without an airport. Buildings were reduced to haphazard piles of tin and wood; if a structure wasn’t made of concrete, one resident said, it was probably wiped out by the most powerful tropical cyclone to hit any part of the United States since 1935.

Hurricane Michael ruined the ‘best crop in years’ for many Georgia farmers at worst time possible
The impacts of Hurricane Michael struck farmers in the Southeast with one of the most devastating seasons imaginable. From cotton to peanuts to vegetables, the economic damage to numerous crops has been severe.

Justice Kavanaugh’s First Case Could See Him Protect Babies With Down Syndrome From Abortion
An important case about whether states can protect unborn babies from discriminatory abortions could be U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first on the issue that caused so much rancor during his confirmation hearings.

Medical Expert: Migrant Caravan Could Pose Public Health Threat
Dr. Jan Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, said on Breitbart News Daily that the thousands of people marching toward the U.S. border with Mexico could bring diseases that could pose a threat to public health.

Why Did Google Refuse To Update Google Earth Images Over Top-Secret Experimental Military Base Near Area 51 In Nevada?
Why does conspiracy theory exist? Because there are questions that simply cannot be answered. Why did Google Earth refuse to update their images of the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada not far from the infamous Area 51? No one is willing to say. Just like no one can give a satisfying answer for why airplanes are not allowed to fly over the South Pole, and why there is a 7 nation military treaty that prevents access to the area.

Exposed: Virginia Dem Candidate’s History As A Leader In A Wiccan Cult
Democrats are getting almost predictable. The weirder and kookier you are, the more likely you are to be toted as the future of the Democratic party.

Human smugglers arrested hiding in Central American caravan
A number of human smugglers operating inside the caravan moving from Central America through Mexico toward the United States’ southern border have been arrested, and seven unaccompanied minor children have been rescued, according to Judicial Watch.

Birth rate now a hot topic in Europe
The low birth rate across much of Europe has been a concern for a long time.
Now, with millions of immigrants flooding into the historically Christian nations, changing not just the politics and economics but the culture, Europe faces a “crisis of survival.”

OPINION: TB Is A Growing Threat In The US
Tuberculosis tragically claimed another life in the United States this month when a man in Texas was found dead in an alley “with blood coming from his mouth.” This gruesome scene reminds us that TB is a real threat to us all.

Exposed: Inside the DOJ ‘Hit Squad’
…Here’s what we know: Former Attorney General under Barack Obama, Eric Holder, identified and placed sympathetic ideologues in key departments of the DOJ and FBI. They were also placed in the IRS, the FEC and the IRS. This all combined to form a “Red Team” that would target, isolate and destroy opponents of Obama or his legacy.

Texas Democratic Party Leader Funded ‘Voter Fraud Ring,’ Says Government
Texas law enforcement officials have arrested four women for allegedly targeting elderly voters in the 2016 elections in a “voter fraud ring” that was funded by a Democratic Party leader, according to court documents filed this week by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Anti-Semitic graffiti appears almost daily at French campuses — student leader
Minister of higher education condemns recent incidents as ‘unacceptable,’ says she will ‘combat hate speech’

In dramatic sign of warming ties, Netanyahu makes secret visit to Oman
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a secret visit to the Gulf nation of Oman on Friday, the first visit by an Israeli leader in over two decades and a sign of warming ties between the Jewish state and the Sunni Arab world.

Irish Times: Climate Change a ‘Giant Asteroid’ Hurtling to Earth
Like “a giant asteroid hurtling towards Earth,” climate change is a menace of gargantuan proportions poised to dramatically alter life as we know it, declared an article in the Irish Times Thursday.