26 Nov 15
A year’s worth of rain in Qatar as floods hit Saudi Arabia
A year’s worth of rain deluged parts of Qatar on Wednesday as seasonal storms moving through Saudi Arabia flooded streets in a city northwest of the capital, Riyadh.
IDF: Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Who Stabbed Soldier
A Palestinian stabbed and critically wounded an Israeli soldier on Wednesday and was shot dead by troops, the army and a hospital official said, a day after a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to explore how to end eight weeks of violence.
American and Russian militaries don’t agree about much in Syria
During a two-day period early this week, the United States reported that coalition aircraft had conducted 23 strikes in Syria, destroying about three dozen Islamic State vehicles, buildings and tactical units.
Charges against police officer in teen’s slaying don’t quell anger in Chicago
Leaders of the Chicago City Council’s black caucus called Wednesday for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove his police chief, Garry McCarthy, one day after authorities released a graphic video showing a white police officer fatally shooting an African American teenager last year.
This is America's new $13 billion warship
The US Navy is just months away from adding the most expensive warship in history to its fleet, the $13 billion USS Gerald Ford.
Russian airstrikes reportedly target Turkish aid convoy in Syria
Turkey's state-run news agency and activists on the ground say Russian airstrikes hit an aid convoy travelling near the Syrian border town of Azaz in the Aleppo province.
Putin Pushes Back: How Russia Is Responding to Turkey’s Downing of Fighter Jet
One day after Turkish forces shot down a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border in an incident that set the U.S. and NATO on edge, Moscow has rolled out a multi-prong response.
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered advanced air defense missiles systems to be deployed at the Russian air base in Latakia, Syria, which is roughly 30 miles from the Turkish border. The S-400 missile can protect aircraft from aerial threats within a range of 250 miles.
A mysteriously buckling road in California is still rising — and geologists have no idea why
A 60-meter stretch of road in Santa Clarita, California, rose up off the ground and crumbled in the space of about 3.5 hours on Thursday 10 November, with further buckling reported over the next few days.
25 Nov 15
USGS: Magnitude 6.0 quake possible
ENID, Okla. — The factors are aligned for Oklahoma to have another damaging earthquake, magnitude 5.7 to 6.0, but exactly when it could happen is unclear.
China ‘cloning factory’ to produce cattle, racehorses and pets
World’s largest cloning facility in China aims to produce a million cattle a year, along with other animals. The factory, which will include a 15,000 square metre laboratory, an animal centre, a gene bank and an exhibition hall, is currently being built in the port city of Tianjin, near Beijing, and is due to open in the first half of next year.
8-year-old 'Indiana Jones' makes First Temple era archaeological find in Beit Shemesh
Itai Halpern of Pardesiya was granted a certificate of honor after discovering the head of a statue from the First Temple period and turning it in to Antiquities Authorities' officials. Halpern's school class was also invited to take part in an archaeological dig.
Putin’s Spokesman: No Idea Why Russia’s Grand Mufti Wished Israel Same Fate as Crimea
many in Russia wondered this week, why the Moscow Mufti told reporters, following a meeting with the president: “Regarding the question of Syria, I proposed to Vladimir Putin that he should treat Israel the way he treated Crimea, but Vladimir Vladimorovitch refused.” TASS on Wednesday issued a short item saying the Kremlin believes that Russia’s Supreme Mufti was joking when he said that Syria and Israel should enjoy the same kind of treatment as Crimea.
Warning: If You Live Anywhere Near Chicago, Brace Yourself For Massive Rioting
But the situation in Chicago is potentially even more volatile what we witnessed in either Ferguson or Baltimore. More than a million African-Americans live in the Chicago metropolitan area, and the crime rate in the city has already been skyrocketing. In fact, it is being projected that Chicago’s murder rate will increase by 20 percent in 2015. This is a city that is always living on the edge of chaos, and now the video of Laquan McDonald’s death could be the spark that sets Chicago ablaze.
Allen West warns of looming world war
'Downing of a Russian fighter bomber could be the spark'
Moscow to deploy S-400 defense missile system to Khmeimim airbase in Syria
The Russian Air Force base in Latakia will be reinforced with S-400 SAM system, which will soon be deployed there, Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday.
SUNRISE COMET CATALINA
Discovered in 2013 by the Catalina Sky Survey, Comet Catalina (C/2013 US10) is making a one-time trip through the inner solar system. It swung around the sun on Nov. 15th and is now emerging in the dawn skies of the northern hemisphere.
Turkey's Erdogan says does not want escalation after Russian jet downed
But while neither side has shown any interest in a military escalation, Russia has made clear it will exact economic revenge through trade and tourism. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that important joint projects could be canceled and Turkish firms could lose Russian market share.
Major 7.6-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Peru-Brazil Border
A major 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck near the Peru-Brazil border Tuesday night, rumbling some 600 kilometers below the surface. The deep tremor shook a sparsely populated area near Iberia, Peru, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Reports of damage or injuries were not readily available, and no tsunami was expected from the event.
4 earthquakes shake near Lilbourn, MO overnight
Residents in southeast Missouri might have felt the ground shake when 3 earthquakes rattled with in 20 minutes of each other, and a fourth hit just a little more than an hour later on Wednesday.
Big quakes didn't stop after last week's 4.7 temblor
Significant earthquake activity in the region didn’t stop after last Thursday’s 4.7-magnitude quake, though none was as widely reported by Kansas and Oklahoma residents as that 1:42 a.m. temblor.
In fact, of 33 earthquakes recorded in the past week, six of them were 3.5 magnitude or above, U.S. Geological Survey data showed.
Iranian Hackers Attack State Dept. via Social Media Accounts
...American officials and private security groups say they see a surge in sophisticated computer espionage by Iran, culminating in a series of cyberattacks against State Department officials over the past month.
...For Iran, cyberespionage...is becoming a tool to seek the kind of influence that some hard-liners in Iran may have hoped its nuclear program would eventually provide.
Russia deploys missile cruiser off Syria coast, ordered to destroy any target posing danger
Moscow plans to suspend military cooperation with Ankara after the downing of a Russian bomber by Turkish air forces...Russia now plans to implement new measures aimed at strengthening the security of the country’s air base in Syria and in particular to bolster air defense.
Russian guided missile cruiser Moskva, equipped with the ‘Fort’ air defense system, similar to the S-300, will be deployed off Latakia province's coast.
Militants storm India Kashmir army camp
An Indian soldier was killed in a gun battle at an army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said.
Three militants forced their way into the camp near the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
An army officer told BBC Hindi that one solider had been killed in the gun battle which is still under way.
Pope Francis due in Kenya at start of African tour
Pope Francis is due in Kenya at the start of a three-nation African tour - his first to the continent as pontiff.
Thousands are expected to line the streets of the capital, Nairobi, to welcome him for his three-day stay.
An atheist group says it will challenge in court a government decision to declare Thursday a holiday in honour of the pontiff, local media reports.
Putin: Turkish leadership's policy of encouraging 'Islamization' is a problem
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Turkey's political leaders had been encouraging the 'Islamization' of Turkish society, something he said was a problem, Russian agencies quoted him as saying.
Speaking a day after Turkey shot down one of Moscow's jets, Putin said:
"The problem is not the tragedy we witnessed yesterday," the TASS news agency quoted him as saying.
Russia says to halt gas supplies to Ukraine, mulling coal cut off over Crimea
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Moscow would cut gas supplies to Ukraine on Tuesday or Wednesday because Kiev had not paid up front for more gas and might also halt coal supplies to Ukraine in retaliation for a power blackout of Crimea.
Michael Hayden: Turkish-Russian Clash 'Really Bad and Getting Worse'
Retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that the Turkish downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border created a situation in the region that is "really bad and getting worse. "I fear, even under the best of circumstances, what we saw today was round one," Hayden, who directed both the CIA and the National Security Agency, told "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth. "Somebody's going to paint someone else with an air-to-air radar, a fire-control radar."
The marriage of Low Information Zealots and the Mainstream Media—Useful Idiots
Our committed efforts, combined with God’s miraculous intervention, will ultimately save America.
In any culture there is always the opportunity for segments of the masses to devise uniquely hopeless solutions for their society’s alleged failures. Throughout recorded time the world has experienced all manner of failed government rule, including vicious corrupt dictatorships and perverted fairy tale regimes which disintegrate into subhuman experiments often leading to mass annihilation.
Collapsing Christianity, national identity, values, dignity - In name of what? to fight Islam
"France is at war,” President Francois Hollande said after the Paris ISIS attack (as if Islamic terrorism hadn’t struck before: - 9/11; Madrid in 2004; London in 2005; Boston in 2003; the Boston Marathon bombing’; countless acts of terrorism in Israel, Russia, Kenya, Nigeria, and finally “Charlie Hebdo”). Hollande is awakening from a dream, like the West is awakening in general. Similar to carefree and capricious Olympic Gods, the West has found itself in the epicenter of the storm and now repeats the same question feverishly and desperately: “How one can fight with ISIS?”.
Obama’s Foreign Policy Powerless Against ISIS
Because President Obama is weak in his foreign policy, ISIS/ISIL terrorists remain strong and have continued murdering mass numbers of civilians. The attacks in Paris are the latest in a long line of terrorist acts committed by that group. The element enabling their continued attacks is Obama’s exclusive reliance on air power, which, by itself, is an ineffective strategy.