21 Oct 14
Four arrests over acid attacks against women in Iran
Iranian police have arrested four men suspected of involvement in multiple acid attacks against women last week.
Reports suggest there have been at least four such attacks in Isfahan, Iran's third-largest city. Others place the figure as high as 11.
Officials have not released details, but social media users say the women were targeted for not following Iran's strict dress code.
Iran's Military Mastermind Says Both ISIS And The US Are 'Doomed To Failure' In Syria
The commander of Iran's powerful Qods Force, Qassem Suleimani, has said that both the Islamic State (IS) group and the United States are "doomed to failure" in Iraq and Syria.
Polish ex-minister quoted saying Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland
Poland's parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland's then leader in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves.
Parents outraged as Toys ‘R’ Us sells 'crystal meth' Breaking Bad dolls
The American toy shop Toys “R” Us has been criticised by parents for selling a range of drug dealer dolls based on the television series Breaking Bad.
One of the six-inch figures, which sell for $17.99 (£11.16), even portrays a dealer clutching a gun, with a detachable bag of cash and blue rocks of the drug crystal meth.
US air drops, Turkey boost Kurd battle against jihadists
Kurds battling jihadists for the Syrian border town of Kobane welcomed a first US airdrop of weapons Monday as neighbouring Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to support the fight.
New Evidence Suggests Hawaii Could Be Hit By A Massive Tsunami
The discovery of a massive debris pile in a giant sinkhole in the Hawaiian islands suggests that the region was hit by a mammoth tsunami about 500 years ago. It was larger than any in Hawaii's recorded history, so scientists are now worrying that a similar disaster could happen again.
US Ordering 34 Million Green Cards for Illegal Plan
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a draft solicitation for a contractor capable of producing 4 million cards a year for five years — and 9 million in the early stages — that would allow immigrants to live and work in the country, Breitbart reports.
20 Oct 14
Three Big Quakes Hit Bárðarbunga in 24 Hours
Kristín Jónsdóttir, director of the Icelandic Met Office’s natural hazard division, told ruv.is that the seismic activity in the area is extremely high. Significant energy is unleashed when the earthquakes hit and they occur in consistency with the subsidence of the Bárðarbunga caldera, she explained.
Trusting This Administration On Ebola, Or Anything Else, Is Insanity
We are seeing a real-life PowerPoint demonstration explaining exactly what happens when you turn the Executive Branch over to people who have never executed anything more complex than a sit-in at the local welfare office.
Since everything they touch turns to failure, their response is to lie. And everyone sees it.
Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus
The World Health Organization declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus. "Nigeria is now free of Ebola," WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz told a news conference in the capital Abuja, prompting a round of applause from other officials.
Crowd of Democrats walks out on Obama
The magic that President Obama once enjoyed at political rallies appears to have vanished into thin air, as a crowd of spectators walked out on the president during a speech for Democrats Sunday in Maryland.
Confirmed: Israel to Supply Gas to Egypt in $4 Billion Deal
Seven-year gas contract to the tune of four billion dollars marks another sign of renewed cooperation between Cairo and Jerusalem.
Ebola crisis: the conspiracy theories
The outbreak began in September, when The Daily Observer, a Liberian newspaper, published an article alleging the virus was not what it seemed – a medical disaster – but rather a bio-weapon designed by the US military to depopulate the planet.
Hagel orders military medical team to train, get ready for quick response to more Ebola cases in US
The Defense Department said Sunday that it is preparing a quick-response medical team to help health-care professionals should the Ebola virus spread in the United States. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the training of the 30-member team and said the effort was in response to a Department of Health and Human Services request.
GROWING CHANCE OF FLARES
Big sunspot AR2192 has grown even bigger, spreading across 1/3rd more solar terrain today than it did yesterday. The chances of an explosion are growing along with the sunspot. On Oct. 20th, NOAA forecasters boosted the odds of an M-class flare to 60% and an X-flare to 20%.
US sends lethal aid to Kurdish forces fighting ISIS in Kobani
The Pentagon has publicly acknowledged an air-drop of lethal aid to Kurdish rebels fighting the hardline Islamic State in the pivotal Syrian-Turkish border town of Kobani.
Hamas admits rebuilding tunnel network in wake of Gaza conflict
Hamas' military wing...is openly stating that the group is rebuilding the network of tunnels used for terror attacks, which was largely demolished by the IDF during the summer's conflict in Gaza.
A reporter for the Gaza-based newspaper Al-Resalah visited a tunnel site...where he was shown the diggers hard at work repairing a tunnel bombed by IAF planes during Operation Protective Edge.
U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS
While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “Caliphate.”
The aid—mainly food and medical equipment—is meant for Syrians displaced from their hometowns, and for hungry civilians.
Islamic State: Turkey to let Iraq Kurds join Kobane fight
Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobane, its foreign minister says.
Mevlut Cavusoglu added that talks on the subject were continuing, but gave no further details.
Tens of thousands of people from Kobane have fled months of fighting between besieging IS forces and Syrian Kurd defenders.
9 Jewish families move into Jerusalem’s Arab Silwan neighborhood
In a move certain to court international condemnation, nine Jewish families on Sunday night relocated into the Arab neighborhood of Silwan, south of Jerusalem’s Old City, nearly doubling the total number of Jews living in the contested area.
Shortly after news of the controversial move was announced, President Reuven Rivlin criticized the development as surreptitious and potentially unsanctioned.
Houston's lesbian mayor turns tyrant
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson calls Christians to 'take the fight to the enemy'. Despite the all-out effort by the far left to portray the LGBT lifestyle as “normal,” there is growing evidence revealing the disturbing truth: Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder.”
Quake rattles Fiordland
The 134km-deep quake, situated 35km northwest of Te Anau, struck shortly after 7am on Monday.
North and South Korea exchange gunfire at border in latest clash
North and South Korea exchanged gunfire on Sunday when the North's soldiers approached the military border and did not retreat after the South fired warning shots, the South Korean Defence Ministry said.
Ebola crisis: Tests show Spanish nurse Teresa Romero no longer has the virus
Medical tests have shown that a Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside of Africa no longer has the virus.
The special committee responsible for monitoring the virus in Spain said initial tests showed Teresa Romero had tested negative and she would be given another test soon to confirm the results.
World War 3: Vladimir Putin Threatens West with Russia’s 5,000 Nuclear Warheads
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has threatened the West with his country’s 5,000 nuclear warheads.
Putin has raised the specter of nuclear war for the third time in the past two months as he and Western countries such as the United States clash over the Ukraine conflict, which has been bringing to light other deep-seated animosity.
Stunning Scenes From California's Central Valley Drought
No matter what you have read or seen so far on California’s historic Central Valley drought, you probably haven’t been touched by it as much as you will be by the following video from the New Yorker.
Sweden: 3 credible sightings in submarine search
The Swedish military said Sunday it had made three credible sightings of foreign undersea activity in its waters during the past few days amid reports of a suspected Russian intrusion in the area.
19 Oct 14
Thousands of children orphaned by Ebola outbreak
Thousands of children across West Africa have been left orphaned by the Ebola outbreak, with friends and neighbours too fearful of the disease to take them into their homes.
As the outbreak sweeps across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the children of many of the virus’s victims have been left destitute and alone.
Catholic synod: Gay rights groups 'disappointed'
Catholic gay rights groups say they are disappointed after bishops rejected proposals for wider acceptance of gay people, which had the Pope's backing.
The call to "accept and value" homosexuals was in a draft report, but failed to win the backing of two-thirds of the bishops at a synod in Rome.
The final report says only that anti-gay discrimination is "to be avoided".
Nicaragua rains: Downpours leave 22 dead
Twenty-two people have died in Nicaragua during several days of heavy rains.
Nine of them were killed in the capital Managua when a wall collapsed during a torrential downpour.
In other areas of the city, emergency crews evacuated families from areas at risk from mudslides.