10 Jan 2020

At long last: UK parliament approves Brexit deal
The UK Parliament on Thursday approved British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill, authorizing Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU). The bill passed 330 to 231, and now goes to the House of Lords for approval. It is expected that the breakaway will occur on January 31, 2020.

Hollywood Actress Accused of Sacrificing Child for Golden Idol
As far-fetched as the following may sound, it is actually disturbingly accurate. During her award speech at the “prestigious” Golden Globes award, Hollywood actress Michelle Williams, proudly stated that if it wasn’t for her getting an abortion, she would not have been able to receive her golden globe award. “She literally held a golden idol while claiming she had to sacrifice her child for it”.

University Displays ‘Unholy Bible’ Artwork Depicting Jesus With Satanic Face
The University of Southern Maine has displayed student-created artwork entitled Unholy Bible: Very Revised Standard Edition, which cut up the Holy Scriptures to look like flames and pasted a Satanic image over the face of Christ. After receiving complaints from Christian students, the university says the display is protected speech.

Supreme Court to Hear That Abortion Disproportionately Harms Black Women
Black pro-life organizations are arguing in an abortion case soon to be heard by the Supreme Court that “unqualified and uncredentialed abortion providers” have a long history of “disproportionately harming black women.” Oral arguments are scheduled for March 4 in the case cited as June Medical Services LLC v. Gee.

Ebola-infected woman crosses America’s open border and dies in a U.S. hospital… “human weapons” infected with Ebola are being sent into the USA
A case-in-point was a 41-year-old woman from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who died recently after entering the country via Texas. Border Patrol reportedly took the woman into custody after it was revealed that she had “a pre-existing medical condition,” after which she “vomited” before dying from “acute kidney failure.” Upon analysis, it was determined that the woman was infected with Ebola,

Just Days Before Conflict In The Middle East Exploded, Rare Solar Eclipse Mirage Created The Image Of ‘Red Devil Horns’ Rising Over The Persian Gulf
An optical illusion known as the Fata Morgana, caused by a rare solar eclipse, gave the appearance of red devil horns rising over the water. Not only that, when it was done, the eclipse caused the sun to appear as the crescent moon of Islam, glowing an most evil shade of red. These stunning photos were taken by Elias Chasiotis.

Appeals Court Gives Trump Green Light To Use Military Funds To Build Border Wall, Despite Judge Branding Bid Unlawful
A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday to put a hold on a nationwide injunction barring President Donald Trump and his administration from using $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build his long-promised border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

“The End Stage Has Begun” – Rubino Warns “We’re Past The Point Of No Return”
“The coming monetary reset and what that means for gold and what that means for the rest of the global financial system, you don’t need a war to bring that about because we are making enough financial mistakes that will get us there in no time flat now without geopolitical turmoil…” “If you add a big war in the Middle East into the equation, then anything can happen. Rubino says the monetary masters “tried to fix the financial system but could not do it.” “We have entered a new stage which feels like one of the end stages of this process…”

Jussie Smollett’s Emails, Photos, Location Data And Private Messages To Be Turned Over By Google: Judge
A judge in Cook County, Illinois has ordered Google to hand over 12 months of Jussie Smollett’s emails, photos, location data and private messages to the special prosecutor conducting an investigation into the actor’s 2018 hate crime hoax, in which he two associates say the actor paid them to dress up as white Trump supporters and beat him, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Al-Jazeera Survey Reveals: After Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut, Muslims Don’t Want Iran to “Liberate” Jerusalem
The Arabic people are telling you: You want to liberate Jerusalem? We don’t want you to liberate her! I conducted a survey yesterday. No one wants you to liberate Jerusalem or Palestine.

Shishaldin volcano eruptions intensify, prompting alert
The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised the alert level for Mount Shishaldin to code red due to ongoing eruptions that continue to intensify. This level of alert means that a major volcanic eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected with hazardous activity both on the ground and in the air.

Footage seems to show Iran shooting down plane with Russian-made missile
A Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, seems to have been shot down by Iran with a Russian-made missile, a US official said… They additionally aired footage of what seems to be missiles hitting the airplane. It was likely brought down by an Iranian missile, Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said on Thursday, citing intelligence from Canadian and other sources.

Iran wants to handle black box data after plane crash blamed on missile
Iran said on Friday it wanted to download black box recordings itself from a Ukrainian airliner that crashed, killing all 176 people aboard, after Canada and others said the plane was brought down by an Iranian missile, probably by mistake. According to news agency Irina, the boxes will be ‘opened’ on January 10.

Israel breaks 50-year record for most rainfall in North, 76 years in South
Israel broke a more than 50-year record for the highest amount of rainfall in northern Israel on Thursday, according to the Israel Meteorological Service, as the heavy rains that have swept the nation over the last two weeks are expected to continue through Friday. Emergency services remain on high alert across the country…

Kashmir: India top court orders review of longest internet shutdown
India’s Supreme Court has given the government a week to review its suspension of internet services in Indian-administered Kashmir. The region has not had access to the internet for more than 150 days, India’s longest such shutdown. The government suspended internet, mobile phone and landline services in Kashmir before stripping it of partial autonomy on 5 August.

Hong Kong PTSD level ‘comparable to conflict zones’, study finds
Around a third of adults in Hong Kong reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during the often-violent pro-democracy protests, according to a new study. The number was six times higher than four years ago, the University of Hong Kong study found. Levels of depression are reportedly comparable to those in conflict zones.

Brexit: MPs give final backing to Withdrawal Agreement Bill
MPs have given their final backing to the bill that will implement the UK government’s Brexit deal. The Commons voted 330 to 231 in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and it will now pass to the House of Lords for further scrutiny next week. If peers choose to amend it will it come back before MPs.

Iran crisis: Commander says more air strikes were planned against US
Strikes against US forces in Iraq could have been just the beginning of a major operation across the region if the US had responded, a senior Iranian commander is reported as saying. Quoted by state TV, Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the only fitting revenge for Gen Qasem Soleimani’s killing by the US was to drive US forces from the region.

Fearing nuclear proliferation, Europe scrambles to calm Iran tensions
Europe will look on Friday for ways to guide the United States and Iran away from open conflict, knowing that a miscalculation from either side could leave the bloc facing a war and a serious nuclear proliferation crisis at its doorstep.

Suspected Islamists kill 25 soldiers in Niger: government
Suspected Islamist militants killed 25 soldiers and wounded six others in an attack on an army post in west Niger near its border with Mali on Thursday, the government said. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack on the post at Chinagodrar, about 130 miles (209 km) north of the capital Niamey.

U.S. senators back bill to provide $3.3 billion for Israel
Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to provide $3.3 billion in annual aid to Israel, seeking to put into law an aid agreement between the two countries reached in 2016 amid concern over rising Middle East tensions. Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Senator Chris Coons co-sponsored the bill, a standalone provision of a broader measure that stalled a year ago.