26 Oct 16
AI creates gallery of nightmare images for Halloween
If AI did not already have a bad enough reputation, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are now teaching a machine how to be terrifying.
The Nightmare Machine turns normal images of faces and familiar landmarks into darker versions of themselves.
Members of the public are then being invited to vote for the scariest AI-generated faces.
Syria conflict: Helicopter 'drops bombs on Turkish-backed rebels'
A suspected Syrian government aircraft has for the first time attacked Turkish-backed rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria, Turkey says.
A military statement said a helicopter dropped barrel bombs on the rebels in the village of Tal Nayif, south-east of Dabiq, killing two and wounding five.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said such attacks would not halt its operations against IS.
Calais 'Jungle': Fires rage across migrant camp
Fires are raging across parts of the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, three days into a French operation to demolish it.
It was unclear who set the dozens of fires overnight and in the morning.
The clearance began on Monday and about 4,000 migrants - out of some 7,000 - have been taken from the squalid camp to shelters around France.
The Gambia joins African queue to leave ICC
The Gambia says it will pull of the International Criminal Court (ICC) after accusing the tribunal of persecuting and humiliating Africans.
The small West African nation joins South Africa and Burundi in withdrawing from the court.
The ICC was set up to try the world's worst crimes but has been accused of unfairly targeting African leaders.
In dramatic vote, UNESCO Jerusalem resolution passes with slim support
In a dramatic upset the World Heritage Committee approved Wednesday, with less than a majority vote, a resolution that ignored Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.
...Assuming that consensus support, the Palestinians and the Jordanians submitted the softer version of the resolution for a vote on Wednesday.
...Among the critical differences was the restoration of the Jewish terms of reference for the Western Wall
German Ammunition Sales Skyrocket Tenfold In First Half Of 2016
While the rest of the world is devolving into proxy, or even outright warfare, one nation is profiting handsomely. Germany's ammunition exports skyrocketed in the first half of 2016, a leaked report has revealed according to Germany's Deutsche Welle. And ironically Turkey, a country whose political relationship with Germany has deteriorated sharply over the past year - if only for popular consumption - and is currently suppressing its political opposition, has moved up the list of the country's best customers.
Arizona Obamacare Plan To Jump By 116 Percent When Premiums Go Up Next Year
The Department of Health and Human Services revealed Monday that premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, and that about 1 in 5 consumers will have plans only from a single insurer to pick from, after major national carriers such as UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Aetna scaled back their roles.
TRUMP on Track to Win More Black Votes Than Any GOP Candidate Since 1960
In the past month the number of black voters for Donald Trump has increased significantly.
At the beginning of October 9% of African Americans supported Trump.
Top U.S. Commander Sees Tough Fight in Surprise Visit to Iraqi Base
U.S. commanders expect ISIS resistance to strengthen as Iraqi forces move closer to the strategic city of Mosul, the head of U.S. Central Command said during a surprise trip to this U.S. logistics base Tuesday night.
Denuclearizing N. Korea a 'lost cause,' US intel chief says
Efforts to convince North Korea to give up its nuclear program and "denuclearize" the Korean Peninsula are bound to fail, US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday.
The United States is set to deploy its THAAD missile defense system to South Korea as soon as possible, despite opposition from China, in an effort to protect against North Korea's pursuit of missile and nuclear technology.
Trump brand loses luster with affluent
Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the list of "preferred vendors" and posted a sort of call to arms on her blog.
25 Oct 16
Trump: Clinton's foreign policy plan would start WWIII
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said Hillary Clinton's foreign policy plan in Syria would trigger World War Three.
He said the US should focus on defeating the so-called Islamic State rather than convincing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stand down.
Shrine to Jesus in Israel 'robbed and vandalised'
A church in Israel built where Christians believe the transfiguration of Jesus took place has been vandalised, with chalices stolen, icons damaged and a donation box robbed, an official said Tuesday.
Did "The Russians" Hack The DMV Too? Statewide California Systems Down Due To "Major Computer Outage"
Customer transactions at dozens of DMV field offices were impacted by the outage, including offices in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Compton, El Monte, Fullerton, and Thousand Oaks.
Any DMV offices affected “will continue providing drive tests, making return appointments, helping with paperwork, and answering customer’s questions”, a DMV spokesperson confirmed.
Online services on the DMV website did not appear to be affected, officials said.
WOW! Tim Kaine Holds Rally and ONLY 30 PEOPLE Show Up!
THIS IS JUST EFFING INCREDIBLE!
Hillary’s VP pick Tim Kaine Held a Rally today AND NOBODY CAME!
There were literally like 30 people there — in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Jack Chick, religious cartoonist and publisher, dies at 92
Jack T. Chick’s most popular tract, published in 1964, is titled “This Was Your Life!” Riffing on the then-popular reality-TV series, it tells the story of a high-living atheist who drops dead of a heart attack and is whisked to the gates of heaven, forced to review his life’s lowlights and, too late, plead for forgiveness.
Open Enrollment In Affordable Care Marketplace Will Bring Unpleasant Changes To Consumers
When the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period begins next week customers will see some changes, including fewer choices and higher prices.
The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own
The small drone, with its six whirring rotors, swept past the replica of a Middle Eastern village and closed in on a mosque-like structure, its camera scanning for targets.
Now Obama leaks that election could be rigged
Trump is right. He’s not running against Hillary Clinton. He’s running against the entire Obama administration. He’s running against rampant fraud of the kind perpetrated by the Democratic Party and its dirty-tricks tentacles. And he’s running against the entire media establishment as well as the in-bred Republican Washington establishment.
Excavation Reveals Spot Where Romans Breached Jerusalem’s Wall 2,000 Years Ago
Exciting evidence of the breaching of the third wall that surrounded Jerusalem at the end of the Second Temple period was uncovered last winter in the Russian Compound at the city center. The discovery was made in an archaeological excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted in the location where the new campus of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is slated to be built.
ISIS terror kills 59 in Pakistan
The attack was carried out by three ISIS terrorists. The terrorists shot students who were at the Balochistan college, and shortly afterwards two of the terrorists detonated explosive belts. The third terrorist was shot. ISIS news network Amak reported the terror attack as being ISIS handiwork.
Minor earthquake felt in East Tennessee
The U.S. Geological Survey confirms a magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit near Louisville, Tennessee, Monday night.
Palestinians threaten against opposition to UNESCO Jerusalem vote
The Palestinian Authority and the Jordanians have warned the 21-member states of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee not to oppose or abstain from a Jerusalem resolution on Wednesday in Paris.
Do not make us your dogs,' Phillippines President Duterte tells US
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte hit out against the United States again on Tuesday, criticising America's influence on the Philippines region.
Iraqi forces kill 74 ISIS fighters in Kirkuk, ending three-day assault
Iraqi security forces have defeated the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in the northern city of Kirkuk, ending a three-day assault and killing at least 74 jihadis, the provincial governor said Monday.
Venezuela political foes to hold talks in surprise move
Venezuela's government will hold talks with its bitter political opponents on Sunday as a political and economic crisis in the country worsens.
Protests have been held in recent days over the suspension of a referendum process seeking to remove President Nicolas Maduro.
Turkey's complex reasons for fighting in Syria and Iraq
For months, the US has been building up an alliance in the Middle East aimed at dislodging ISIS from its strongholds in both Iraq and Syria.
But these efforts have been complicated in recent weeks by one of Washington's oldest allies in the region: Turkey.
More than 20 killed in attack on Pakistani police academy
More than 20 people -- including at least two police officers -- were killed during an attack on a police training academy in Quetta, Pakistan, a Pakistani official said early Tuesday as he announced the assault had ended.
Russia reveals chilling first images of super-nuke 'Satan 2' which has 'power to devastate area size of Texas'
Russia has revealed its biggest ever nuclear missile which is powerful enough to destroy a country as big as France with a single strike.
Vladimir Putin is seeking to replace his arsenal of SS-18 Satan weapons with the new RS-28 Sarmat super-nukes.
24 Oct 16
‘Unquestionably a violation’: Clinton sent US operations info to Podesta’s hacked email
Hillary Clinton’s sending of U.S. intelligence information to her campaign chair’s unsecured email address is “unquestionably” an operations security violation, according to an intelligence expert.
“It’s unquestionably an OPSEC violation,” Dr. John Schindler, a former NSA analyst and national security expert, told The Daily Caller News Foundation, regarding an email Clinton sent to Podesta that included U.S. intelligence sources.