27 Jun 2020

China’s Xinjiang Hit By 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake – US Geological Survey
China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region was hit on Friday by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The tremor was recorded at 5:05 a.m. local time (21:05 GMT on Thursday) 279 kilometers (over 173 miles) southeast of the town of Hotan. There are no reports about any victims or damages caused by the earthquake.

Mexico-California border a hotspot for quakes in 2020
During the first six months of this year, the Mexican state of Baja California, immediately south of California, has registered 282 earthquakes according to a group in Ensenada, Mexico. Most of the quakes have been centered around the border city of Mexicali, and some of these shakers have been felt as far north as Los Angeles.

Kanlaon Volcano update: 25 quakes recorded in last 24 hours
A total of 25 volcano-tectonic earthquakes from the western flanks of the Kanlaon Volcano on Negros Island were recorded in the last 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Friday.

Signs of Drought in European Groundwater
The 2019-20 winter in Europe was the warmest on record, with little snow. The spring was also drier and warmer than normal, with a historic heat wave in the middle of May. The forecast for summer 2020 is not looking much better. For the third year in a row, Europe is facing potential water woes. According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), meteorological drought conditions started in eastern Europe in early spring 2020 and migrated across the continent with drier-than-normal weather in April and May.

Quantum entanglement demonstrated on tiny CubeSat in orbit
Researchers have managed to demonstrate quantum entanglement on a small satellite orbiting Earth. The team developed a miniaturized device that can produce pairs of photons that are inextricably linked, which could help launch a fast and secure quantum internet. Quantum entanglement is the eerie phenomenon where two particles can become so entwined that changing the properties of one will affect the other – no matter how far apart they are. In theory, they could be on opposite sides of the universe and still communicate instantaneously.

Huge Explosions Reported at Suspicious Iranian Nuclear Site; Another Explosion Plunges Tehran Into Darkness
A large explosion was reported in the Parchin military base on Thursday night at 11:21 p.m. local time about 20 miles southeast of the capital Tehran. At about the same time on Thursday night, a large explosion at the local power station left half of the city of Tehran without electricity. Some Iranians speculated on social media that the explosions were caused by Israeli cyber attacks.

10 killed in strikes by unidentified aircraft in central Syria – report
Just two days after alleged Israeli airstrikes targeted a number of sites around Syria, 10 pro-Iranian militants were killed in airstrikes by unidentified aircraft in central Syria on Thursday night, according to the local Ayn Al-Furat news source. The airstrikes targeted two sites between Palmyra and As-Sukhna in the Homs Governorate in central Syria.

Russia offered Afghan militants bounties to kill US troops -NY Times
US intelligence has concluded that the Russian military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to kill American troops and other coalition forces, the New York Times reported on Friday. Citing officials briefed on the matter, the Times said the United States determined months ago that a Russian military intelligence unit linked to assassination attempts in Europe had offered rewards for successful attacks last year.

Governments eye new taxes on cigarettes, homes and tech giants to pay for budget shortfalls
Cash-starved cities and states across the country are starting to weigh whether to raise taxes on homes, cigarettes, local businesses and global tech giants, hoping to rake in new revenue that might help them close the massive budget shortfalls created by the coronavirus pandemic. The increases that have been proposed – and in some cases adopted – reflect the growing desperation on the part of government leaders nationwide.

House approves Washington, D.C., statehood in historic vote
Four decades after launching its drive for U.S. statehood, Washington, D.C., was poised to take a step toward becoming the 51st state as the House of Representatives on Friday approved its admission. The initiative passed in the Democratic-controlled House by a vote of 232-180, with no Republicans supporting it.

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to agree Nile dam deal in weeks
Leaders of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt said they were hopeful that the African Union could help them broker a deal to end a decade-long dispute over water supplies within two or three weeks. Ethiopia, which is building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) which worries its downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan, said it would fill the reservoir in a few weeks, as planned, providing enough time for talks to be concluded.

Satellite image: Iran blast struck by suspected missile site
An explosion that rattled Iran’s capital came from an area in its eastern mountains that analysts believe hides an underground tunnel system and missile production sites, satellite photographs showed Saturday. What exploded in the incident early Friday that sent a massive fireball into the sky near Tehran remains unclear, as does the cause of the blast.

More than 130 killed as severe thunderstorms hit India, Bihar records one of its highest daily death tolls caused by lightning
Heavy rain and severe thunderstorms since mid-June have resulted in casualties and damage across India. As of early Friday, June 26, 2020, the death toll stands at 133– mostly from the state of Bihar, which recorded one of its highest daily tolls from lightning on Thursday. The death toll is expected to rise as more reports come in.

IDF Pounds Hamas In Gaza Strip After Palestinian Militants Fire Rockets At Israel Days Before Scheduled Annexation Of Judea And Samaria
With annexation of parts of Judea and Samaria just days away, the Palestinians decided that now would be a good time to start firing rockets at Israel in the hopes of provoking a war that will delay annexation proceedings. But if Israel was smart, they would let nothing get in their way, and go full speed ahead with annexation plans while they have the full back of President Trump. the situation in America is so fragile at the moment that a delay could very well me a complete stoppage.

Fraud In NJ Special Election Proves Mail-In Ballots Are Ripe For Abuse
Mail-in ballots are proving to be increasingly susceptible to voter fraud, as was shown in Paterson, New Jersey. In the special election for city council, 19 percent of ballots were discovered to be fraudulent, forcing the board of elections to disqualify more than 3,190 of the 16,747 votes.

As The Fires Of Prophecy Ignite Around The World, The Lukewarm Laodicean Church Remains On Sidelines
Bible prophecy is a funny thing, you can read about it, know it’s coming, and yet when it arrives, who is ready to receive it? At a time like this, the blood bought, born again Church of Jesus Christ should be in massive revival, at the forefront of warning a lost and dying world about what’s coming. Yet it remains lukewarm and indifferent, just as prophecy said it would be. I had a reader write to me just yesterday, telling me that his pastor is preaching from the pulpit that prophecy is not being fulfilled right now. That’s where we are. Welcome to Laodicea.

Senators Move To Make UFO Data Public
Lawmakers in the Senate Intelligence Committee are moving forward with a request that would order the Defense Department and U.S. Intelligence agencies to create a public, unclassified, collection of all information and data on “unidentified aerial phenomenon,” also known as unidentified flying objects, UFOs.

New Trafficking Report: From China to Ireland, Human Slavery Is Still a Big Global Problem
The latest report on human trafficking around the world is out, and it’s not good news.  The State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons or “TIP” report Thursday. Republican Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, who helped form some of the nation’s human trafficking laws roughly 20 years ago, says it’s a tough but fair report.

List of 269 companies supporting Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the lines have been drawn
There are two instances in Scripture—that I’m aware of—when God told someone not to pray, for He would not hear their prayer. Moses is the first example, for though he’d been faithful to God most of his life, he was told by the Lord he’d not enter the land promised to Israel because of his disobedience as a leader when he struck the rock (Num. 20:8-12).

More than a third of millennials polled approve of communism
Somewhere, Bernie Sanders is smiling. A new survey released by the Washington, D.C., nonprofit Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation reflects that, if the younger generation gets out and votes in 2020, those running for office on the far left have reason to be hopeful.

Vaccine Makers Turn to Microchip Tech to Beat Glass Shortages
As the Covid-19 crisis stretches into it’s seventh month, researchers around the world are continuing to work frantic hours to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus which has so far infected 9.5 million people and killed nearly 500,000. More than 140 vaccine candidates are currently in testing, mostly in preliminary stages. A handful have reached early human studies, with three progressing to Phase 3 clinical trials designed to measure whether or not they confer immunity to the virus.

Biden’s Cancer Charity Caught Funneling Millions to Executives
Joe Biden’s cancer charity has been caught funneling millions of dollars into the pockets of its executives while doing very little to fight the deadly disease, according to reports.