Romania to Move Embassy to Jerusalem: Netanyahu Promises Six More to Follow
After meeting last week with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely last week, a Romanian politician has announced their nation will be moving their embassy to Jerusalem. This will make Romania the fourth nation to do so and the first European Union country to break ranks and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
In Iran-Israel spar, Netanyahu says Iran will pay a heavy price
Anyone who aims to harm us will pay a heavy price, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday morning at a special cabinet meeting that took place at the location where, 70 years ago, the establishment of the State of Israel was declared. “We hear the threats from Iran, and the IDF and security forces are prepared for every possible Iranian move. We will fight whoever tries to harm us. We will not shy away from action against those who threaten our security. They will pay a heavy price.”
Belgium companies sold deadly chemicals to Assad in violation of sanctions
Antwerp’s Criminal Court has opened cases against three Flemish companies for the alleged violations of EU sanctions relating to the sale of illegal chemicals to the Syrian regime, according to a Wednesday report from the Belgium newsweekly Knack. The magazine reported that the Belgian companies – AAE Chemie, Danmar Logistics, and the shut-down Anex Customs – exported the chemicals to the Syrian regime, which included isopropanol, a chemical that can be used in the manufacturing of sarin nerve gas.
Trump Slams OPEC: “Oil Prices Are Artificially High, Will Not Be Accepted”, Oil Tumbles
Update: we didn’t have long to wait for the Saudi response, which came just 30 minutes after the Trump tweet: THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS ARTIFICIAL OIL PRICES: SAUDI MINISTER Which is ironic coming from the head of an oil cartel whose only purpose is to keep prices artificially high. It is even more ironic because just two years ago OPEC itself was slamming “evil speculators”, hedge funds and anyone else who it suspected of selling oil for creating an “artificial oil price.”
Trump Rages At “Shadey” James Comey: “Is This The Way Life In America Is Supposed To Work?”
Specifically, Trump questioned how Comey has been allowed to misrepresent himself and his work, leak classified information to the press, and occasionally tell outright lies, while former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has had his life and career totally destroyed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. “So General Michael Flynn’s life can be totally destroyed while Shadey James Comey can Leak and Lie and make lots of money from a third rate book (that should never have been written). Is that really the way life in America is supposed to work? I don’t think so!”
Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years
A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain. Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the sky Thursday in its first eruption since 1768. Japan’s Meteorological Agency on Friday expanded a no-go zone to the entire mountain from previously just around the volcano’s crater.
Greenblatt says Palestinians have ‘right to protest dire circumstances’
President Donald Trump’s top Middle East envoy affirmed the right of Palestinians “to protest their dire humanitarian circumstances” in the Gaza Strip adding that they should do so at a safe distance from Israel’s border with the strip and with no violence.
South Africa: Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home. Police fired rubber bullets on Friday to break up crowds of protesters shortly before he was was due to arrive in the troubled North West province. Clashes have taken place in the area where protesters are demanding jobs, housing and an end to corruption.
Syria returns Légion d’honneur award to France
Syria has returned to France the prestigious Légion d’honneur presented to President Bashar al-Assad, saying he would not wear the award of a country that was a “slave” to America. The move comes days after France said a “disciplinary procedure” for withdrawing the award was under way. France recently joined the US and Britain in bombing Syrian targets over an alleged chemical weapons attack.
Bill Gates backs a $1 billion plan to cover Earth in ‘Big Brother’ satellites
Microsoft’s Bill Gates is backing a start-up that will provide ‘live and unfiltered’ high definition footage of every inch of Earth. The startup, EarthNow, plans to launch 500 satellites to cover Earth’s atmosphere in ‘Big Brother’ real-time video surveillance. As well as Gates, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son and aerospace giant Airbus are also backing the project.
2 Florida deputies fatally shot in Gilchrist County
Two young deputies in Gilchrist County, Florida were murdered in broad daylight on Thursday afternoon. Investigators are calling it a senseless act of violence. Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 29, and Deputy Taylor Lindsey, 25, were just sitting down for lunch at the Ace China restaurant in Trenton, Florida, when a lone gunman approached the window and fired two shots – killing them instantly.
Government accidentally sends file on “remote mind control” methods to journalist
When journalist Curtis Waltman filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Washington State Fusion Center (which is partnered with Department of Homeland Security) to obtain information about Antifa and white supremacist groups, he got more than…he was looking for – he also…received a mysterious file on “psycho-electric weapons” with the label “EM effects on human body.zip.” The file included methods of “remote mind control.”
‘Yes, I’m Running as a Socialist.’ Why Candidates Are Embracing the Label in 2018
There was no question on primary night in Texas last month that Franklin Bynum would win the Democratic nomination to become a criminal court judge in Houston. The 34-year-old defense attorney had no challengers. But for his supporters who packed into a Mexican restaurant that evening, there was still something impressive to celebrate. Many in the crowd were members of the Democratic Socialists of America…
Gaza protest camps move closer to Israel border fence
Gaza protest organizers moved sit-in tents closer to the Israeli border fence Thursday, a day before a fourth planned mass demonstration, raising fears of more bloodshed. The protests, largely led by Gaza’s Hamas rulers, began March 30. Organizers said they’ll gradually move the camps toward the fence until May 15, but made conflicting comments about a possible breach.
Trump slams OPEC, says will not accept high oil prices
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday criticized OPEC for rising oil prices that he said were being artificially raised and would not be accepted, as oil prices appeared set for a second consecutive week of gains. “Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts of Oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships at sea, Oil prices are artificially Very High! No good and will not be accepted!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.
Thousands Of US Troops Amass On Syrian Border For Military ‘Drill’
Thousands of U.S. Marines arrived in Jordan at around the same time the United States, the United Kingdom, and France were organizing a direct military strike on Jordan’s neighbor, Syria. Shortly after the US-led bombing of Syria over alleged chemical weapons use, the Marine took part in military drills.
Facebook Will FORCE All Users To Accept Being TRACKED Around The Internet
Facebook has finally responded to requests to stop tracking users for advertising. But they aren’t going to. Instead, Facebook is going to force all of those who continue to use their social media service to accept being tracked around the internet.
Gov Cuomo Gives 35,000 Felons Right To Vote In New York Mere Months Before Election
When the felon vote is crucial, it’s got to be a Democrat primary. Showing he knows where the real power rests in his party, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week opened the door to tens of thousands of ex-cons on parole in the Empire State to vote despite a state law that forbids it. And he did it in pure Obama-Democrat style.
Pennsylvania House Passes Bill Banning Abortions On Babies With Down Syndrome
As people with Down syndrome are quickly being exterminated by the scourge of abortion, some states have stepped up efforts to protect them.
New Yorker To Christians: We Don’t Want Your Kind Around Here Chick-fil-A, that alluring purveyor of delicious chicken sandwiches and waffle fries, has long been a target in certain quarters. These criticisms have nothing to do with the addictiveness of the chain’s food (a shame, really, because this is a real problem), but its perceived political stances. Most such attacks have stemmed from the chain’s indirect donations to groups that oppose same-sex marriage, and from CEO Dan Cathy’s comments on the subject.
Netanyahu thanks Trump: We have no better friend than America
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his greeting in honor of Israel’s 70th Independence Day. “Thank you, President Trump! We too have no better friend than America. We are greatly looking forward to your moving the embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s eternal capital,” tweeted Netanyahu.
Scores Assassinated in ‘Most Violent’ Election Season in Mexico’s History
Scores of politicians and candidates have been assassinated leading up to Mexico’s July 1 federal and local elections in what one expert is calling the bloodiest election season ever seen in Mexico.
Netanyahu on Israel’s 70th: We’re just getting started
…Seventy years “is the blink of an eye in historical terms,” the prime minister noted, adding: “I have no doubt that 70 years from now, Israel will be even stronger, even more prosperous than it is today.”
You have been warned: The civil war begins when Hillary Clinton gets indicted
It’s important to recognize events that are likely to trigger the coming civil war. And by “civil war,” I mean a domestic, kinetic conflict between anti-American Leftists and pro-American patriots. In this case, “civil war” is not a political metaphor. I’m warning about actual kinetic conflict.
Heroic pilot is calm, cool, collected…and Christian
one reason for her incredible sense of calm that probably won’t be mentioned in many reports is that Schults is a devout Christian.
China Stages Last Minute Live Fire Drill in Show of Support For Russia
One of the objectives of China’s last minute live-fire drill in the Taiwan Strait this week was to send a message of support to Russia in the face of increasing tensions over Syria with the United States, according to experts.
“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.” —James Madison (1788)
ZeroHedge Frontrunning: April 20
- Trump says will not accept high oil prices, crude dips (Read More)
- OPEC, Russia Oil Officials Hint at Extending Production Cuts (Read More)
- Comey Memos Reveal Trump’s Early Doubts About Flynn (Read More)
- Global stocks set for second week of gains, commodities ease (Read More)
- U.S. Prosecutors to Weigh a Criminal Case for McCabe (Read More)
- Hedge Fund Titans Pull Money From Funds to Pay Massive Tax Bills (Read More)
- Audit Cleared Facebook’s Privacy Practices Despite Cambridge Analytica Leak (Read More)
- Corporate crooks set to face tougher penalties under new rules to be revealed by Government (Read More)
- China’s ZTE slams U.S. ban, says company’s survival at risk (Read More)
- America’s nuclear headache: old plutonium with nowhere to go (Read More)
- Wanted: New Home for a Lot of Russian Aluminum (Read More)
- U.S. sorghum armada U-turns at sea after China tariffs (Read More)
- GE Takes Hit From Old Mortgage Unit, Cites Other Progress (Read More)
- GE Surges After Brushing Off Wall Street’s Worries (Read More)
- Kudlow’s Candid Style Marks Transition to White House (Read More)
- The U.K. Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time in History (Read More)
- Barclays chief Staley survives whistleblowing inquiry with only a fine (Read More)
- Japanese Official Says Font Size on Sexual Harassment Complaint Was Too Small (Read More)
- Trade Policies Are Puncturing America’s Economic Optimism (Read More)
- Mattel Taps Its Fourth CEO in as Many Years (Read More)
- Soros body mulls future in Hungary as Orban vows migration fight (Read More)
- What If Tesla’s Time Is Running Out? (Read More)
Headlines – 4/20/2018
Netanyahu says recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will advance peace
US State Department says it ‘looks forward to moving Embassy’
Netanyahu: At least six states in ‘serious’ talks to move embassies to Jerusalem
Defying EU policy, Romania advances proposal to move embassy to Jerusalem
Romania’s president dispels rumors of embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Netanyahu: Preferential treatment given for first 10 embassies moving to Jerusalem
It’s Israel Independence Day — and millions around the world are being aided by the Jewish state
Natalie Portman refuses to visit Israel to accept prize, citing ‘recent events’
New York Times Greets Israel’s 70th With Piece Claiming 1948 Was ‘Catastrophe’
Dozens protest for Palestinian right of return on Israel’s Independence Day
Thousands of Israeli Arabs join Nakba Day march
Poll: 82% of Israelis proud of the country, half fear war is near
Gaza protest camps moved closer to Israel border fence
Israel drops leaflets warning Gaza protesters to keep away from fence
Greenblatt: Gazans have right to protest, but at ‘safe distance’ from fence
Trump’s top envoy upholds right of Palestinians to protest ‘dire circumstances’ on Gaza border – peacefully
Islamic Jihad sets sniper sights on top IDF commanders in threatening new video
Russian Missiles Alarm Israel, Stoking Risk of Next Syria Crisis
Russia says no reason not to supply S-300 missiles to Assad
Iran, Iraq, Syria, Russia hold ‘anti-terrorism’ meeting
Russia says Syrian rebels preventing inspectors from reaching Douma
Britain’s May, China’s Xi agree chemical weapons use ‘unacceptable’
China’s Xi urges ‘objective’ probe into suspected Syria chemical weapons attack
Pentagon: Syria retains limited capability for chemical attack
Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government
Rebels in Syria’s south brace for onslaught, fear wider war
Democratic Lawmakers Ask Trump How It Was Legal To Bomb Syria
Iraq orders air strikes against ISIS militants inside Syria
Iraq Just Dropped Bombs In Syria – With Help From The Assad Regime
Turkey, Iran vow to continue alliance with Russia on Syria
Video of Iran ‘morality police’ wrestling with woman sparks outrage
Earthquake Rattles Iran’s Only Nuclear Power Plant
Iran warns of ‘unpleasant’ response if US drops nuclear deal
Rivlin: ‘We must do anything possible to stop Iran’s evil regime’
Don’t scrap Iran deal, MPs from UK, France and Germany urge US
US hopes for success in talks with Europeans on “fixing” Iran nuclear deal
US calls for keeping up pressure on North Korea ahead of summit
Threat to walk out on Kim highlights risks of Trump’s volatile diplomatic approach
N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point
South Korea’s Moon says North seeking ‘complete denuclearization
China challenged Australian warships in South China Sea: Australian media
China looks to speed up chip plans as U.S. trade tensions boil
Kremlin says can’t rule out further unfriendly US moves in future
Comey memos released to Congress, track his testimony and new book
In Comey memos, Trump talks of Russian prostitutes, jailed journalists
Trump Claims Vindication After Memos Released
Rosenstein Tells Trump He’s Not a Target in Mueller, Cohen Probes
Government Accidentally Releases Documents on “Psycho-Electric” Weapons
Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law
Bill Gates Backs Plan to Surveil the Entire Planet From Space
6.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Prince Edward Islands region
5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Ohonua, Tonga
Magnitude 3.6 Earthquake Rattles Canada, Suburban Detroit
Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft
Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 22,000ft
Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft
Dukono volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft
More spring snow in Chicago, and forecasters call April’s start among coldest in 130 years
April on track to be the coldest in 143 years
Smartphone Addiction Increases Loneliness, Isolation; No Different From Substance Abuse, Experts Say
Some male sexual assault victims feel left behind by #MeToo
Teens are breaking old rules about gender. Now they want to change old rules about prom.
Mike Ratliff – The keys to the mortification of sin
Rush Limbaugh Is Disliked Because of the Leviathan Spirit Says Lance Wallnau
Snoop Dogg Gathers ‘Gospel Greats’ for ‘Bible of Love’ Album as Others Decry Worship of ‘Another Jesus’
Conservative Evangelicals Walk Out During Wheaton’s Marxist Brain Trust Meeting
Gwinnett pastor charged in alleged fake immigration lawyer scam
Pastor charged with lewd act on child in Covina back in custody
Army Chaplain Facing Possible Discipline for Declining to Conduct Marriage Retreat After Lesbian Signs Up
The Original Lie
Mangling the Word of God for the False Teaching of Mandatory Healing
Justin Peters & Jim Osman on Spiritual Warfare: Binding Satan
NAR Leader Uses the Term NAR: Says NAR Will Converge with Evangelical Churches
Bob Buford – Father of the church growth movement has died
Egypt Cabinet Legalizes 166 Unlicensed Church Properties
Video – The Rise of the Crisis Actor Conspiracy Movement
Warning for language
|California school district says parents can’t pull kids from new LGBT sex ed
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 06:31 AM PDT
California is about to implement new abortion- and homosexuality-promoting sex education lessons, and one school district has told parents they have no choice but to expose their children to them. California enacted the California Healthy Youth Act in 2015, but only now are its controversial provisions starting to take effect in classrooms. Under the auspices of health, the law says it will equip students to develop “healthy attitudes” on “gender [and] sexual orientation,” among other things.
It also says it will inform students about the “effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods,” and facilitate “objective discussion” about “parenting, adoption, and abortion.” RedState contributor Kira Davis, a resident of Orange County, California, warns that among the teaching materials approved for use under this law are a study guide for the transgender children’s book I Am Jazz, as well as a “sexual health toolkit.” READ MORE
|Rare 3.6 magnitude earthquake strikes Detroit, Michigan
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 06:26 AM PDT
On Thursday, April 19th, 2018 in the evening, at eight p.m., in Detroit, Michigan a 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck the region. The 3.6 quake struck near Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, according to the United States Geological Survey. Amherstburg is about 20 miles from downtown Detroit.
“They happen from time to time, right in that magnitude” in the region, said David Gurney, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in White Lake. “They are rare, but not unheard of.” According to the National Weather Service, there are no reports of damage and it was reported as the strongest earthquake in Michigan in over sixty-seven years. READ MORE
|San Francisco Church to Hold Beyoncé Mass; Pastor Insists ‘We’re Following in the Way of Jesus’
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 06:10 AM PDT
A San Francisco church will host a “Beyoncé Mass,” featuring songs from the pop star that congregation members will be invited to sing along to, and one of its pastors is insisting that the event goes hand in hand with the teachings of Jesus Christ. “I know there are people who will say using Beyoncé is just a cheap way of trying to get people in the church,” the Rev. Jude Harmon, director of innovative ministries for Grace Cathedral, an Episcopal Church, told SFGate on Tuesday. “But Jesus used very provocative
images in the stories he would tell to incite people to ask hard questions about their own religious assumptions. He regularly provoked. We’re following in the way of Jesus.” Harmon, who is also the founder of Vince, a weekly contemporary worship service project espousing progressive theology, insisted that Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s music “opens a window into the lives of the marginalized and forgotten — particularly black females.” READ MORE
|Missionary Tortured by ISIS Led 40 to Christ
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 05:57 AM PDT
Charged with being a spy, Czech missionary Petr Jasek endured a 14-month imprisonment in Sudan where he was tortured by fellow cellmates. But Jesus supernaturally imparted peace during his confinement and he became a bold witness, winning many to Christ. In his role as the Africa regional director for Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), Jasek went to Sudan to document the persecution of Christians, which was happening in the Nubah Mountains in clashes between the government and rebels.
He was detained by the Sudanese police at Khartoum Airport in December 2015. It seems immigration staff found a duplicate passport Jasek carried for security purposes, which led to his immediate arrest and imprisonment. “I arrived at this cell at about 1:30 a.m.,” he told VOM. He found the cell overcrowded, with people covering the floor. “They had to squeeze a little bit so they would create some small room for me to lie down on the floor.” READ MORE
|GAME CHANGER: Could a California Bill Ultimately Lead to the Banning of Bibles?
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 05:43 AM PDT
A pro-LGBTQ bill is quickly making its way through the California state assembly after it was approved on the floor Thursday. The bill now goes to the state Senate for a vote. If passed, Assembly Bill 2943 could ultimately threaten free speech and freedom of religion for Christians. It uses the state’s consumer fraud statute to restrict religious freedom and free speech when it comes to issues of
homosexuality and gender identity. This means the bill would make it illegal to distribute resources, sell books, offer counseling services, or direct someone to a biblically based model for getting help with gender confusion and homosexuality. Randy Thomasson with SaveCalifornia.com says the bill is very broad and could affect just about anything helping people overcome same-sex desires. READ MORE
|PROPHECY WATCH: Cashless society slowly gaining traction around the world
Posted: 19 Apr 2018 07:41 PM PDT
Several countries around the world have moved quickly towards cashless societies in the last five years, most notably China and Denmark. As electronic payment apps, debit cards and credit cards replace paper currency, governments, bank and corporations delight in the level of control this allows them over the population. The United States has held out longer than other countries, but now has started to show signs that cash, and the freedom it brings, is on the decline. Businesses, from Starbucks to Sweetgreen, are now experimenting with no-cash policies at some locations and debit/credit/app only policies are
creeping into other sectors as well. The Church of England has now adopted electronic payment systems such as Apple Pay, Android Pay and the major credit cards. Not yet abandoning cash, the introduction of the new payment systems is a response to a social movement that is increasingly rejecting cash. Though the numbers are not easy to track, the number of young adults who pay their bills, send money to friends, fill up their cars and buy groceries all without touching cash is growing to the point where some financial experts believe that today’s teens may, in another decade, be the first cashless generation in the United States. READ MORE
|April in Chicago brings coldest weather in 130 years…Detroit in 143 years…
Posted: 19 Apr 2018 07:27 PM PDT
Chicago area residents may wake up to snow on the ground Thursday, the latest reminder that winter weather’s grip is delaying so many spring rites of passage, from Major League Baseball games to bridge-lifting season on the Chicago River downtown – the parade of boats heading for slips offering the surest sign of warm weather ahead. And if those early morning walks to the bus or train stop weren’t convincing enough, forecasters say this is the second coldest start to April across Chicago in 130 years. Though next week is poised to bring dry weather and seasonal temperatures of about 50 degrees, it’s too early to predict whether Chicago has beaten winter yet. READ MORE
No, you’re not crazy. It has been the coldest April in more than 140 years. A year ago today, on April 19, 2017, it was 78 degrees and sunny, while Thursday’s expected high is 48 degrees, said National Weather Service meteorologist Trent Frey. As of Thursday, the average temperature for April is 38.3 degrees, slightly warmer than April 1874, the coldest on record at 37.6 degrees. “The average high (in April) for Detroit last year was 60 degrees, believe it or not,” Frey said. “If April ended tomorrow, it would be the second-coldest on record.” READ MORE
|Qatar and Saudi Arabia launch military drills as Middle East tensions reach boiling point
Posted: 19 Apr 2018 01:27 PM PDT
Qatari forces have participated in joint military exercises in Saudi Arabia in what could be a sign of some compromise among US-allied Arab states locked in a near year-long dispute. Qatar News Agency, quoting the Defence Ministry, said the ‘Joint Gulf Shield 1’ drill was conducted in the town of Ras Al Khair, north of Jubail city in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia from March 21 until April 16. Officers from the Qatari Armed Forces, led by Brigadier General Khamis Mohamed Deblan, took part in the
exercise, along with land, sea and air forces from 25 other countries. It featured several stages, including a command centre drill and field training, and finished with the implementation of fire with live ammunition, followed by a military parade military parade. The Qatari Armed Foces said in a statement that Qatari Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Ghanem bin Shaheen al-Ghanim was present for the closing ceremony on Monday, attended by Saudi King Salman and other heads of state. READ MORE
|SPREADING: E. coli outbreak spreads to 16 States in US
Posted: 19 Apr 2018 01:16 PM PDT
Public health officials are warning consumers not to eat store-bought, chopped romaine lettuce as an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable worsens. Fifty-three related E. coli infections have been reported in 16 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past several days, 18 new cases have been added to the CDC’s investigation, including some in states where E. coli illnesses hadn’t yet been reported.
Additionally, the CDC said, “nine more hospitalizations have been reported, including two people who developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.” The CDC said the exact source of the tainted lettuce hasn’t been identified, but that “information collected to date indicates that chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region could be contaminated … and could make people sick.” READ MORE
|Strong earthquake strikes Iran shaking up nuclear power plant
Posted: 19 Apr 2018 01:06 PM PDT
A Strong earthquake has struck in Iran, rattling the country’s Bushehr nuclear plant as well as parts of Bahrain and Qatar. No injuries are expected because the epicenter of the earthquake was located in a sparsely located area, the Iran Red Cross said. However as many as 10 million people felt some level of shaking due to the quake, CSEM-EMSC said. In Bahrain, people were evacuated from high-rise buildings.
Some witnesses left testimonies on the CSEM-EMSC website. An Iranian witness said: “It was intense.” A resident in Kuwait said: “I was lying on my bed and suddenly I felt dizzy and felt like my bed was shaking. And then the door of my room, which I had kept had open, started to bang on the furniture placed next to it.” READ MORE
|Deadly hailstorm strikes northern Vietnam, 1,500 homes damaged
Posted: 19 Apr 2018 12:55 PM PDT
Hailstorms and strong winds hit Vietnam’s northern mountainous region on the evening of April 14, 2018, damaging houses and destroying crops. The storms have left many without a roof over their heads and destroyed crops that were ready for harvest. In the northeastern province of Bac Kan, authorities said that over 1 000 houses had been damaged in an hour-long hailstorm. It bombarded three districts with hailstones of up to 3 cm (1.2 inches) in diameter, the size of a grape, according to local media. Some
residents were forced to spend the night out in the open, the province’s disaster control unit said. A large area of cornfields and orchards in the province was also damaged. “The hailstorm crushed most of the corn, and about 70 hectares (173 acres) of plum trees that were near harvest time dropped their fruit prematurely. Seedlings at tree nurseries were also severely damaged,” said Nguyen Dinh Diep, vice chairman of Pac Nam District, according to VNExpress. READ MORE