01 Sep 14
Small earthquake rattles New Madrid Fault Zone
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake centered near Tiptonville, Tennessee shook the ground Sunday night.
Ebola becoming harder to treat —US experts •It is taking toll on Nigeria’s economy
AS countries across the world battle to contain the spreads of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the killer ailment appears to be devising means of circumventing efforts to stop it, researchers have said.
Experts claim that the virus is “rapidly and continually mutating, making it harder to diagnose and treat.”
ISIS laptop reveals project to build biological weapons
Foreign policy said that the computer belonged to a Tunisian national who studied chemistry at two separate universities in his home country before leaving to join ISIS in Syria.
The Syrian rebels who captured Idlib didn't know what was on the computer or what importance it may have and therefore passed it on to Foreign Policy reporters who initially thought that the laptop was empty.
Millions of Locusts ‘Like the Plagues of Egypt’ Swarm Madagascar’s Capital
The skies were overtaken with the insects this week, slowing down traffic in the African nation. The invasion was captured on camera, showing the winged creatures covering the city like a cloud.
“It reminds us of the 10 plagues of Egypt,” missionary Ronald Miller told ABC News.
Muslim Man Threatens Shooting Rampage on High School Over Israel/Hamas Conflict
An Ohio high school was placed on lockdown last week after a Muslim man threatened to shoot students with an AK-47 due to the current conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Iceland volcano fires up again prompting red alert
Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano today, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace.
No volcanic ash has been detected, however, and the Civil Protection Department said all Icelandic airports remained open.
Spectre of 1929 crash looms over FTSE 100 as traders take on record debts
Traders are now more exposed to a fall in share prices than at the height of the dot-com bubble at the turn of the century, and just before the financial crisis during the 2007 peak.
WHO Predicts 20,000 Ebola Deaths
The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted that the deaths caused by Ebola could surpass 20,000 lives if the outbreak of the virus cannot be contained.
research conducted by Harvard University dicovered that the virus has moved from Guinea to Sierra Leone after 13 women became infected at the funeral of a herbalist who had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea.
Ebola kills 5 Sierra Leone researchers before their study on outbreak is published
The work emphasized that the rapid variations could make vaccine and treatment development difficult — a point further underscored by the Ebola deaths of its authors.
3.3-magnitude earthquake shakes Bootheel region
A 3.3-magnitude earthquake was reported at 11:19 p.m. Sunday about two miles northwest of Tiptonville, TN, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The earthquake happened at a depth of about 4.3 miles, just across the Mississippi River from the Bootheel region of Missouri.
Magnitude 5.2 quake jolts Calayan
Philippines–Tectonic movements set off a magnitude 5.2 earthquake in the waters off Calayan Group of Islands on Monday morning. In its bulletin, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake was located 14 kilometers east of Calayan.
12 Are Killed as Militants Attack Prison in Somalia
An attack by members of the Shabab militant group on a government detention center in Mogadishu on Sunday left at least 12 people dead, including seven attackers, officials said.
Judge blocks enforcement of La. abortion law
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.
Russia's Putin seeks 'statehood' talks on east Ukraine
Moscow and Kiev representatives will meet in Minsk Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for statehood to be discussed for the restive east of the former Soviet state.
'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker
Several hundred US citizens may have had contact with Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee said Sunday.
Israel plans to expropriate 400 hectares of West Bank, army says
Israel announced Sunday it will expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, angering the Palestinians and alarming Israeli peace campaigners.
Why Japan's economy is stuck in no man's land
As poor economic data rattles faith in Abenomics following the April consumption tax hike, one analyst told CNBC that uncertainty over the outlook for Japan's economy will linger for some time.
31 Aug 14
3.4-magnitude quake hits near Napa
The quake hit 5 miles southwest of Napa, the center of California's famed wine country.
Feds’ Bulletin Describes Threat of Imminent Terrorist Attack on Southern Border
Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued.
Britain put on alert of 'highly likely' attack by terrorist groups
Britain raised its terrorism alert yesterday to the second-highest level with Prime Minister David Cameron saying the Islamic State (Isis) group operating in Syria and Iraq posed the country's greatest-ever security risk.
Will China Be World's Largest Christian Nation by 2025?
"China is destined to become the largest Christian country in the world very soon." By his calculations, the number of believers in the People's Republic of China will rise to 160 million by 2025 and 247 million by 2030. If so, the country would be home to more Christians than any nation on earth.
Home> U.S. Moderate Earthquake Hits Region Near Fairbanks
The Alaska Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks on Saturday night.
Coastal quake risk: Japan on watch, Northwest ‘essentially blind’
How many real-time seismometers has the U.S. deployed to monitor the Cascadia Subduction Zone off Washington, Oregon and Northern California? “Zero,” said John Vidale, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington. “We are essentially blind.”
Iceland volcano erupts again, aviation warning raised to highest level
Iceland has raised its aviation warning level after a new eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano Sunday morning.
Saudi king warns West will be jihadists' next target
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action.
"If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month," he said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya television station.
Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground
Five years after it exploded into a political conflagration over “death panels,” the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback...
Bypassing the political process, private insurers have begun reimbursing doctors for these “advance care planning” conversations as interest in them rises along with the number of aging Americans.
Polish president warns Germany of Putin's 'empire' ambitions
Polish President Bronis law Komorowski said that Vladimir Putin is trying to build a new Russian empire for Moscow and that the region now had to choose whether it wanted "a Cossack Europe or a democratic one".
"Russia has carried out an invasion in Ukraine," the Polish head of state told German public radio, according to excerpts of an interview to be broadcast later on Saturday.
Devil Worshipers Confident Black Mass in Oklahoma Will Happen Despite Petition
The devil worshiping church hosting the black mass in the Oklahoma City Civic Center in Oklahoma City on Sept. 21 remains confident that the event will take place, despite a recent online petition from an opposing organization.
..."We are devil worshippers, we are not spiritual satanists," Daniels told CP. "We believe in Angra Mainyu that is the original devil from Persia."
The group's website describes the deity as a "destroyer."
Iceland issues new Bardarbunga volcano lava alert
Iceland has raised its aviation warning level after a fresh eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano.
However, Iceland's Met Office described the eruption as "a very calm lava eruption" which could "hardly be seen on seismometers".
The warning means planes will be banned from flying within 6,000 feet of the volcano peak.
Ebola outbreak: Senegal confirms first case
Senegal's health minister has confirmed a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country to be affected by the outbreak.
Awa Marie Coll Seck told reporters on Friday that a young man from Guinea had travelled to Senegal despite having been infected with the virus.