President Donald Trump said that three Americans detained by North Korea have been released and are on their way home with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the CIA will promise lawmakers she will never resume a program of harsh interrogations, often denounced as torture, that has been the major issue complicating her confirmation.
Dismayed European allies sought to salvage the international nuclear pact with Iran after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the landmark accord, while Tehran poured scorn on the U.S. leader.
Russia’s Vladimir Putin watched advanced jets carrying a hypersonic missile he has touted as invincible scream over Red Square, days after the start of his fourth presidential term.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday an Israeli attack on Iranian military facilities south of Damascus had killed at least 15 people, including eight Iranians.
Amazon.com on Wednesday said it has set up model “smart” homes across the United States for shoppers to experience what it’s like for voice aide Alexa to dim the lights, turn on the TV or order more laundry detergent.
State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey won the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in West Virginia on Tuesday, beating former coal executive Don Blankenship and calming the fears of party leaders who thought the brash ex-convict would spoil their chance to pick up a Senate seat.
Walmart agreed to pay $16 billion for a roughly 77 percent stake in Indian online marketplace Flipkart, the U.S. retailer’s largest deal as it opens up another front to battle rival Amazon.com in one of the world’s fledgling e-commerce markets.
Gunmen set off at least three explosions in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and then battled security forces from buildings they occupied in the latest in a spate of violence to rock the city.
U.S. producer prices barely rose in April after strong gains in the first quarter, held down by a moderation in the cost of both goods and services, which could ease fears that inflation pressures were rapidly building up.
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Emergency crews ordered Hawaii residents to leave their homes after two new fissures opened up near the Kilauea volcano, almost a week after it started a series of huge explosions.
Ongoing protests at the border between Gaza and Israel, now in their sixth week, are growing increasingly violent, as Palestinian demonstrators have reportedly begun using firebombs, burning tires and wire cutters to breach the barbed-wire border fence. Protesters who breached the barricade on April 27 attempted to cross into Israel, only to be repelled by Israeli soldiers, who fired at them with rubber bullets and live ammunition, killing three and injuring many others.
Mark Harris, a Baptist pastor with a long history of social conservatism, won the GOP primary in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District on Tuesday night, ousting Rep. Robert Pittenger.
Greg Pence on Tuesday won the Republican primary for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District ― a seat his younger brother, Vice President Mike Pence, held for almost a decade.
Uber is dead set on bringing its ride-hailing service to the skies, and the company showed off its latest flying taxi prototype on Tuesday.
Yemen’s Shiite rebels fired ballistic missiles at the Saudi capital on Wednesday, according to the rebels and the Saudi military, which said its air defense forces intercepted missiles in the skies over Riyadh and the southern city of Jizan.
‘The Deodorant Challenge’ is a test of endurance and involves spraying deodorant from an aerosol can directly onto a person’s bare skin. The aim is to see who can hold it there the longest. Burn injuries were so bad that individuals may need a skin graft.
A young Canadian man who killed four people and injured seven others in a mass shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan has been sentenced to life in prison.
Five new Australian parliamentarians have been ousted for holding dual citizenship when they were elected. Last year, 10 MPs and senators were removed from office for violating a constitutional rule that prohibits federal political candidates from being dual nationals.
A woman has been stoned to death in Somalia after a court run by militant Islamist group al-Shabab convicted her of polyandry, reports a news site affiliated to the militants. Shukri Abdullahi Warsame was accused of marrying 11 times, without divorcing previous husbands. She was buried neck-deep and pelted to death with stones by al-Shabab fighters.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it is taking swift action to ensure that Ebola does not enter the country following a fresh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A former Chinese Communist Party official once tipped for a top leadership position has been sentenced to life in prison for bribery.
“Dancing with the Stars” producers have shaken up the show by making it a shortened season this spring focusing on athletes only. When Fox News asked dance pro Gleb Savchenko what other themes he might like to see in the future, he said a same sex season in which the male pros would dance with famous men and the female pros with women celebrities.
The United States had a record 6.6 million job openings at the end of March. That’s the most since the Labor Department started keeping track in 2000.
A cheer squad in East Hanover, New Jersey, is about to get very crowded because one mother complained that her teenage daughter didn’t make the cut. So now everyone who has an interest in cheerleading will make the team, say coaches at Hanover Park High School. There will be no more tryouts or cuts. The high-school athletic director said the mother’s complaint is the reason for the policy change.
The Briefing — Tuesday, May 8, 2018
1) Two hundred years after his birth, Karl Marx becomes cool once again despite the deadly consequences of his ideas
2) A deadly legacy: How Marxism in its truest forms became a deadly ideology that led to human misery
New York Times (Chris Buckley) –
On This Chinese TV Show, Participants Have Nothing to Lose but Their Chains
Wall Street Journal (Valentina Pop and Andrea Thomas) –
Marx Is Home for His Birthday, and Not Everyone Is Happy
Wall Street Journal (Paul Kengor) –
Marx’s Apologists Should Be Red in the Face
3) The theological dimensions of Marxism as understood in the four essential components of a biblical worldview
The Economist –
Rulers of the world: read Karl Marx
4) Nazi Grandma
CBS News –
“Nazi grandma” arrested after failing to report to prison
The Briefing — Wednesday, May 9, 2018
1) As U.S. withdraws from Iran nuclear deal and reinstates economic sanctions, Israel and Saudi Arabia celebrate
Wall Street Journal (Michael C. Bender and Rebecca Ballhaus) –
Trump Withdraws U.S. From Iran Accord
2) Deal or no deal? Why the history of international agreements in the U.S. is marked by a partisan and worldview divide
3) In anti-Semitic speech, Palestinian leader seeks to deny any claim by Jewish people of inheritance in the Holy Land
New York Times (Isabel Kershner) –
Palestinian Leader Incites Uproar With Speech Condemned as Anti-Semitic
News – 5/9/2018
The Trump Land Mine
After the 2016 election, the so-called deep state was confident that it had the power easily to either stop, remove, or delegitimize the outlier Donald Trump and his presidency. But now the administrative state’s multifaceted efforts are starting to unwind, and perhaps even boomerang, on the perpetrators. Donald Trump proved to be a catalyst for much of the implosion of the deep state.
Soros-Financed Group Warns Trump of ‘Consequences’ for Bolting Iran Deal
A George Soros-financed organization…has warned Donald Trump that he will “own the consequences” of bolting the international nuclear accord. Ploughshares Fund is financed by Soros’ Open Society Institute. The involvement of Ploughshares in selling the Iran agreement to the public was revealed in an extensive New York Times Magazine profile of Obama’s former deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes…
Iran nuclear: Merkel says Europe faces more duty
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal shows Europe will face increasing responsibility to secure peace and seek political solutions to conflicts. Merkel underlined the commitment of Germany, France and Britain to stick with the accord.
Mormon Church breaks all ties with Boy Scouts, ending 100-year relationship
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Tuesday it will sever all ties with the Boy Scouts of America, ending a century-old tradition deeply ingrained in the religious life of Mormon boys.
Trump Dumps Iran Deal — Hallelujah!
President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is the greatest boost for American and global security in decades.
Europeans scramble to save Iran deal after Trump reneges
“The deal is not dead. There’s an American withdrawal from the deal but the deal is still there,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.
MIDDLE EAST CRISIS: Saudi Arabia ATTACKED as country’s air defence intercepts TWO missiles
SAUDI Arabia’s air defence forces have intercepted two missiles flying above the country’s capital Riyadh on Wednesday just weeks after the last attack launched against the Saudis by Yemenite rebels, state media reported.
Iranian lawmakers burn U.S. flag after nuclear deal withdrawal
Iranian lawmakers burned a US flag in the country’s parliament and chanted “Death to America” in a public display of anger on Wednesday following US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a landmark nuclear deal with Iran and five other world powers. Members of the Iranian parliament also set fire to a piece of paper representing the deal.
Netanyahu meets Putin in Moscow, attends victory day ceremony
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin and Serbian President Alexander Vujcic at a parade in Moscow’s Red Square commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the Russian victory over Nazi Germany on Wednesday. President Putin had personally invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to participate alongside him in the events of Russia’s annual victory day.
Argentina seeks IMF financial aid ‘to avoid crisis’
Argentina is to start talks about a financing deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday amid reports it is seeking $30bn (£22bn). Finance minister Nicolas Dujovne is due to fly to the IMF’s Washington offices. After recent turmoil that saw interest rates hit 40%, President Mauricio Macri said IMF aid would “strengthen growth” and help avoid crises of the past.
New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo
Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.” “Twenty-one cases of fever with haemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur province, it said, citing a notification to the ministry as of May 3.
Saudi Arabia says it intercepts Houthi missiles over Riyadh
Saudi Arabia intercepted two ballistic missiles over its capital Riyadh on Wednesday that had been fired from Yemen, state media reported, after at least four blasts rocked the city centre. Yemen’s Iran-allied armed Houthi movement said it had launched the missiles at economic targets in the Saudi capital. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Trump Reimposes Sanctions on Iran After Withdrawing From Nuclear Deal
President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal on Tuesday, while announcing stiff new economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic. “This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made,” Trump said in his announcement from the White House. “It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace, and it never will.”
Very strong earthquake out of the coast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea – May 9, 2018
Magnitude : 5.9 Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown GMT/UTC Time : 2018-05-09 07:57:56 Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km
Very strong deep earthquake near the Afghanistan Tajikistan border – Felt in Pakistan – May 9, 2018
Magnitude : 6.2 Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2018-05-09 15:41:45 GMT/UTC Time : 2018-05-09 10:41:45 Depth (Hypocenter) : 103 km
Earthquake jolts wide swath of Southern California
The temblor in the Cabazon area was felt as far west as the San Fernando Valley and Simi Valley, as far south as Tijuana, and near Barstow to the north. Residents in the Inland Empire reported feeling it strongly in cities like Menifee, Rancho Cucamonga and Temecula.
‘8 Iranians killed from strike in Syria’
According to reports in Syria, 15 killed in strike last night attributed to Israel – among them, 8 Iranians. The death toll in a strike on the outskirts of Damascus has risen to 15 non-Syrian pro-regime fighters, including eight Iranians, a Britain-based war monitor said Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia backs Trump
Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies welcome Trump’s decision to withdraw from 2015 Iran deal. It backed Trump’s move to reimpose sanctions and urged the international community to work toward a “comprehensive view that is not limited to its nuclear program but also includes all hostile activities”.
In rare act of dissent, Arafat’s nephew resigns from Fatah Central Committee
Arafat’s nephew makes his move to succeed Abbas. On Monday, Fatah vice chairman Mahmoud al-Aloul announced that Qudwa’s resignation was rejected “following consultations with President Abu Mazen and members of the Fatah Central Committee,” a statement from Aloul’s office said, referring to Abbas using his nickname.
Syria blames Israel for strike near Damascus; target was Iranian missiles aimed at Israel – Israel News
Syria on Tuesday said Israel carried out an attack on a military base south of Damascus, which was used by Iranian forces. According to reports, Israeli fighter jets entered Syrian airspace and struck Iranian…
Record temperatures skyrocketing into triple digits in Southwest
The highest temperature in the nation Sunday was in Thermal, California, where it reached a daily record of 110 degrees. Phoenix hit a record high of 106 Sunday, breaking the record from 1947. Tucson, Arizona, hit their first 100-degree reading for the year, too.
Phoenix tops out at 106 degrees, breaking 70-year-old record
Temperatures in Phoenix have reached a new high, breaking a 70-year-old record. National Weather Service meteorologists say the desert city hit the 106-degree mark (41 degrees Celsius) just after noon.
HTLV-1: Cousin of HIV plaguing Australia and the world
An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia’s Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for greater efforts to stop the spread of infections.
Chicago sees its most violent week of the year: 9 killed, 76 wounded
The last seven days in Chicago have been the most violent week of the year, with just three police districts on the West Side bearing the brunt, according to data kept by the Tribune.
BREAKING: Israel Launches Air Strike Against Syrian And Iranian Forces Close to Damascus
Israel launched an air strike against Syrian and Iranian positions in Kisweh, an area just south of Syria’s capital Damascus.
GOP Candidate Bassilian Discovers US Center for Disease Control Diverted $3 Million to Liberal Group for Democrat Campaigns
…Let’s call this CDC grant for what it is. It’s the heyday of Obama era politics – funneling government money into organizations that just go organize and advocate for the Democratic Party.
Europe Under the Vaccination Gun: An Expanding Tragedy
Storm clouds are gathering…First the solution—leave the European Union. Do it soon. Don’t knuckle under. Europe is moving closer to mandatory vaccination. The drive is spearheaded by a collaboration between the European Union (EU) and Big Pharma companies.
Democrats Openly Saying National Motto ‘In God We Trust’ Offends Them
We knew it was only a matter of time before we were reporting this ridiculousness: Democrats are now openly saying “In God We Trust” offends them.
Shocker: Soros Funded Creeper Schneiderman
Disgraced former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned after being accused by four women of sexual misconduct, was partly funded by none other than billionaire George Soros and the Soros family.
ERDOGAN’S DARK VISION: Uniting an ‘Army of Islam’ to Destroy Israel in 10 Days
An article in a Turkish paper with close ties to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan exposes the regime’s desire to form an “Army of Islam” to attack and destroy the State of Israel.
Pope Francis: Gun Owners ‘Can’t Call Themselves Christian’ Anymore
Pope Francis continued his week of anti-gun comments on Sunday by saying that those who manufacture, sell or own firearms are “hypocrites,” and not Christians.
|Yet another pillar of Barack Obama’s horrible legacy crumbles at Trump’s hands.
|Some key Republican primaries went better than much of the MSM predicted.
|The Left aims at Second Amendment rights instead of crimes committed with guns.
|Reports indicate a rise in STDs, and some are blaming — you guessed it — racism.
|Americans, unlike other people in other countries, don’t rely on the government to get things done.
|“Far from isolating the United States, President Trump is proving that the United States is the indispensable nation.” —Andrew McCarthy
|Read Ben Shapiro, Marc A. Thiessen, Byron York, Star Parker, Walter Williams and more.
|Reactions to Iran deal, Medal of Honor, Russian influence, Haspel confirmation, and more.
|“But if we are to be told by a foreign power … what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little.” —George Washington (1796)
Headlines – 5/9/2018
Defying world, Trump says US withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal
Trump Pulls U.S. Out of ‘Disastrous’ Iran Nuclear Deal, Imposes ‘Powerful’ Sanctions
‘Very strong sanctions’ will bring Iran back to negotiations, US treasurer says
Trump to renew sanctions on Iran: A diplomatic crisis for the EU
Leaders in Congress split on Iran deal pullout
John Bolton: Pulling Out of Iran Deal ‘Got Back to Real Objective’ of Stopping Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions
Obama, Kerry slam Trump pullout from nuke deal they championed
Obama, Kerry slam Trump withdrawal from Iran deal as path to war
Trump slams John Kerry on Iran deal negotiations: ‘You are hurting our country’
Barack Obama Calls Donald Trump Decision to Kill Iran Deal ‘A Serious Mistake’
Obama calls Trump’s decision on Iran nuclear deal ‘misguided’
Russia ‘deeply disappointed’ at Trump’s withdrawal from Iran deal
Jordan urges political solution to rid Mideast of nuclear arms
Saudi Arabia stresses need to unite against interference of Iranian regime
Saudi Arabia, Gulf allies welcome Trump pullout from Iran deal
Saudi ambassador to US: Deal fueled Iran’s malicious regional expansion
Nixing of nuclear deal turns Rohani into lame duck, empowers conservatives in Tehran
Iranian state TV says Trump decision is illegal
Iran ‘grand bargain’ all but impossible as U.S. exits nuclear pact
Iran vows to stick with deal after ‘pesky’ Trump’s departure
Rohani: Iran to remain in nuclear deal but ready to restart enrichment
Pardo :’Iran has not breached nuclear deal’
US Treasury’s Mnuchin does not see Iran sanctions hiking oil prices
Oil prices jump after U.S. walks away from Iran nuclear deal
Fate of nuclear deal now in Europe’s hands, US negotiator says
In joint front, Europe’s Merkel, Macron and May vow to uphold Iran deal
Israel says it has briefed 22 countries on smuggled Iran nuclear archive
Netanyahu: Israel ‘fully supports’ Trump’s ‘bold’ pullout from Iran deal
Netanyahu praises US withdrawal from Iran deal as ‘correct, intelligent and courageous’
PM Netanyahu: Iran deal was “recipe for disaster”
Trump’s withdrawal from Iran deal sets up best relations with Israel in a decade
Donald Trump just put Israel in immediate danger
Trump and Netanyahu are triggering a risky, unnecessary war of choice in the Middle East
Revolutionary Guard commander says Iran not afraid of US ‘military attack’
Bolton says Iran violating nuke deal, but US exit not a prelude to war
Turkey says US decision on Iran deal will cause instability, new conflicts
Economy minister: Turkey will keep trading with Iran, not accountable to anyone
Syria ‘strongly condemns’ US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal
Syria Hit by New Strikes As Trump Cancels Iran Deal and Israel Calls High Alert
Syria accuses Israel of striking military site south of Damascus
Syria Blames Israel for Strike Near Damascus; Target Was Iranian Missiles Aimed at Israel
Nine Iran-linked fighters reported killed in alleged Israeli strike on Syria
Netanyahu says Iran deploying arms in Syria to threaten Israel
Syria says it has downed two Israeli missiles near Damascus
IDF instructs opening bomb shelters in Golan Heights
Iran’s missile threat and Israel’s message to Russia and Assad
Israel will ‘eliminate’ Assad if he continues to let Iran operate from Syria, minister warns
Syrian army official: Russia orders to bolster Syrian defense
Netanyahu sets off to Moscow as tensions skyrocket over Iran, Syria
Bennett warns ‘Syria will be Iran’s Vietnam’
Bennett: Nasrallah will ‘lose Lebanon’, Iranian regime ‘on borrowed time’
Storm exposes 70-year-old copy of Israeli independence declaration
Square near U.S. embassy in Jerusalem to be named for Trump
Abbas: Moving embassies to Jerusalem is against int’l law
Abbas: Ready to hold serious negotiations with Israel
Hamas aims for big turnout in next week’s Gaza marches
U.S. urges post-election Lebanon to keep policy of staying out of foreign wars
Al Qaeda branch threatens attacks on Western companies in Africa
Believe It Or Not, Bolton’s Right – North Korea Will Follow The “Libyan Model”
Trump deploys Pompeo to North Korea to prep nuclear summit
S.Korean official: Pompeo, in N.Korea, to return with detained Americans
Russian lawmaker: Trump’s decision to leave Iran deal puts Korean process in doubt
White House: Trump, Xi agree sanctions should continue on North Korea
Leaders of Japan, China, SKorea agree to cooperate on NKorea
NAFTA talks resume amid fears of ‘zombie’ deal
Argentina seeks IMF financing to stabilize economy
U.S. Senate to vote to reinstate open internet rules
Google’s New ‘Smart Compose’ Feature Will Use AI to Write Emails For You
Google’s robot assistant now makes eerily lifelike phone calls for you
Amazon’s smart doorbell company wants to help stop neighborhood crime
5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Kodiak, Alaska
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Bannu, Pakistan
Magnitude 4.5 earthquake is latest warning of San Andreas’ power
Quakes and eruptions spark talks of Yellowstone supervolcano
Volcano eruption fears as almost 300 earthquakes rock Spanish holiday hotspot
Hawaii volcano triggers more evacuations as 2 new vents appear
Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft
Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft
Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft
Worst river flooding since 1975 to threaten lives, property in Montana
Deadly flash floods hit east African countries already in dire need
Dust storms wreak havoc across India
Coldest April in 20 years across the United States, feds say
Indonesia declares state of emergency amidst worsening oil spill
Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach Record High in Earth’s Atmosphere
New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo
Mormon church to sever its 105-year-old ties to the Boy Scouts at end of 2019 after the Scouts announced the organization will drop the word “boy” and change its name to Scouts BSA
United Methodist Church Rejects Constitutional Amendment Saying God Isn’t ‘Male or Female’
New York Times: Teaching Children to Delay Having Sex is ‘Anti-Science’
Polanski calls #MeToo movement ‘mass hysteria’
Scaling the NAR language barrier: ‘Local Church’ means ‘One City-wide Church Government’
Rick Warren Praises Catholic Pastoral Letter as ‘New Standard’ for Mental Health Ministries
Ron Carpenter Passes Baton to John Gray as Redemption Church Becomes Relentless
Report: So-Called Christians Have Sense of Humor
The Vatican denies agreeing deal with Saudi Arabia to build churches for Christians living in the Muslim country
|In Final Paper Before Death, Atheist Stephen Hawking Strengthened Case for God
Posted: 09 May 2018 10:00 AM PDT
One of the world’s most notorious atheists, the late Stephen Hawking, purportedly strengthened the scientific case for the existence of God in his final published paper. In his work, Hawking addressed the complex idea of a “multiverse” – a hypothetical group of several separate universes that exist alongside each other. Previously, Hawking had argued the presence of great variety in the scientific laws found in these different universes.
However, according to the Guardian, in his final paper, “A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation?,” Hawking and his co-author Thomas Hertog, formulated “strict limits to the kind of universes that populate the multiverse.” So why is this so significant? Well, the problem is that when less variety is assigned to these hypothetical universes, the less capable the multiverse hypothesis becomes with regards to explaining the finely-tuned and unique nature of the Earth, complete with its metaphysical laws and perfect conditions for life, is often used in order to argue for God’s existence. READ MORE
|Strong Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan
Posted: 09 May 2018 09:55 AM PDT
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as 6.2 hit Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region at 10:41 UTC (15:11 local time) on May 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.9 km (69.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 28.1 km (17.5 miles) ENE of Chākarān (population 0), 36.6 km (22.8 miles) NW of Ishqoshim
(population 26,000), 37.1 km (23.0 miles) NNW of Ashkāsham (population 12 120), 49.6 km (30.8 miles) ENE of Jurm (population 12 106), Afghanistan and 57.8 km (35.9 miles) SSW of Khorugh (population 30 000), Tajikistan. There are 80,000 people living within 100 km (62 miles). Some 3,054 000 people are estimated to have felt light shaking and 102,288 000 weak. READ MORE
|Tens of thousands of fish wash up on popular beach
Posted: 09 May 2018 05:32 AM PDT
Tens of thousands of dead fish have washed up on a popular beach. Environmental officials are now investigating the bizarre occurrence. Residents and tourists in the town of Ar-Rams, in the Ras Al Khaimah area of the United Arab Emirates, woke up to the unusual sight. They say the stench from the dead sardines, which washed up along a 1.6-kilometre (one-mile) stretch of the beach, is keeping visitors away.
The Ras Al Khaimah Environment agency said the cause of the mass deaths was unknown. They are currently investigating the incident.Dr Saif Al Ghais, executive director of the Ras Al Khaimah Environmental Protection and Development Authority, said officials had already met to discuss the incident. A team of investigators had been set up to review the results of tests on the local sea water and on samples of some of the dead sardines. READ MORE
|More Forerunners of the Coming “Mark of the Beast”
Posted: 09 May 2018 05:22 AM PDT
In this special message, we will discuss how more systems are being put in place to track populations around the World as well as restrict them from buying and selling without submitting to a system put in place by the powers that be. Discover how the forerunning technology is in place and leading to the fulfillment of Revelation Chapter 13 and the coming “Mark of the Beast”
|5 Shallow Earthquakes Felt in California Over 18-Hour Span, Including Pair of 4.5 Temblors
Posted: 08 May 2018 08:12 PM PDT
A series of five temblors struck California in about 18 hours, three of them near the small town of Cabazon, according to the US Geological Survey. Just before 5 a.m. (8 a.m. ET) Tuesday, two small earthquakes struck within minutes of each other, roughly 7 miles north of the Southern California city of 4,000. Cabazon is about 45 miles east of the Los Angeles suburb, Riverside. The first quake was a 4.5 magnitude,
while the second was a 3.2, the USGS reported. A third temblor, a 2.5 magnitude, hit a couple of miles south of the epicenter of the first two quakes around 10 a.m (1 p.m. ET), the agency said. About 12 hours earlier, two more temblors hit opposite ends of the Golden State. The first, occurring around 5:39 p.m. (8:39 p.m. ET) Monday, hit a few miles east of Ocotillo Wells, which lies 50 miles north of the Mexico border. READ MORE
|4 Reasons Why Trump Was Right to Pull Out of Iran
Posted: 08 May 2018 03:53 PM PDT
(By Joel C. Rosenberg) After a careful policy review by senior administration officials and consultation with a wide range of U.S. allies, President Donald Trump today kept his promise by announcing the U.S. will terminate the nuclear deal that President Obama and Secretary John Kerry negotiated with Iran. The president also announced the U.S. will imposing severe economic sanctions on the terrorist regime in Tehran.
This was absolutely the right decision, and the president deserves tremendous credit. As I’ve noted previously: “The president should scrap this insane and dangerous deal.
1) It’s not a real treaty signed by both sides. 2) It wasn’t confirmed by the U.S. Senate according to the Constitutional process. CONTINUE
|DEVELOPING: Iran military base in Syria attacked
Posted: 08 May 2018 03:46 PM PDT
An Iranian military base in Syria was attacked on Tuesday, sources confirmed to Fox News. Western military sources said the military compound that was hit is located about 10 miles south of the Syrian capital city of Damascus. Syrian TV reported that it was an Israeli airstrike and that Syrian air defense
systems shot down two missiles. The attack happened in Kisweh, according to the official news agency SANA, about an hour after President Trump’s announcement that he would be pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal. READ MORE
|Pastor Arrested at Movie Theater for Preaching After ‘Avengers’
Posted: 08 May 2018 12:49 PM PDT
Pastor Michael Webber made national headlines last week when his preaching at a movie theater in Redlands, California, following a showing of the “Avengers” caused people to run for their lives and led to his arrest on a misdemeanor charge. In an interview with The Christian Post, Webber, the 28-year-old
pastor of Truth & Triumph Ministries, said he often evangelizes at movie theaters. But following a showing of the “Avengers” on the evening of April 26 the lights in the theater were still off when he began to preach, and he believes that’s what led to the chaos of people running for the exits and some being injured as they tried to escape. READ MORE
|DEVELOPING: Ebola returns in Congo! 17 Dead
Posted: 08 May 2018 12:44 PM PDT
Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.” “Twenty-one cases of fever with hemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur province, it said, citing a notification to the ministry as of May 3. It is the DRC’s ninth known
outbreak of Ebola since 1976, when the deadly viral disease was first identified in then-Zaire by a Belgian-led team. In Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) said lab tests in the DRC confirmed the presence of Ebola virus in two out of five samples collected from patients. “WHO is working closely with the government of the DRC to rapidly scale up its operations and mobilize health partners, using the model of a successful response to a similar… outbreak in 2017,” it said in a statement. READ MORE
|Israel prepares missile defense systems and bomb shelters as US leaves Iran nuclear deal
Posted: 08 May 2018 12:33 PM PDT
Israel has deployed multiple iron dome defense systems across the northern parts of the country as Israeli authorities fear an Iranian attack is imminent following the US’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Israel has instructed local authorities in the Israeli-held Golan Heights to “unlock and ready bomb shelters” after identifying what the military described as “irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria”.
The military statement further said that its defense systems had been deployed “and IDF (Israel Defence Force) troops are on high alert for an attack”. The deployment comes as the Israeli defense minister praised Donald Trump’s announcement today that the US will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. READ MORE
|Jerusalem to name city square in Trump’s honor…
Posted: 08 May 2018 12:27 PM PDT
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced his intention to formally name the square near the US embassy site the “United States Square in honor of President Donald Trump,” the Jerusalem Press Office released on Tuesday. An official event with American dignitaries will be held in the future to celebrate the naming. “This is the way in which Jerusalem returns love to the president and residents of the United
States who stand by the state of Israel,” said the mayor. “President Trump decided to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish people, stand on the side of historical truth and do the right thing.” Located at the junction of David Flusser Street and Kfar Etzion Street, the square was formally green-lighted to get a new name a year ago by the naming committee of Jerusalem. READ MORE
|Trump pulls out of Iran Nuclear Deal, Mideast on High Alert
Posted: 08 May 2018 12:23 PM PDT
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, declaring he was making the world safer but dealing a profound blow to allies and deepening the president’s isolation on the world stage. “The United States does not make empty threats,” he said in a televised address from the White House. Trump said the 2015 agreement, which included Germany, France and Britain, was a “horrible one-sided deal that should never ever have been made.”
He added that the United States “will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction.” Trump’s decision means Iran’s government must now decide whether to follow the U.S. and withdraw or try to salvage what’s left of the deal. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he was sending his foreign minister to the countries remaining in the accord but warned there was only a short time to negotiate with them and his country could soon “start enriching uranium more than before.” READ MORE
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