Vice President Pence will visit Nebraska to survey the devastation left by floods in the Midwest killed at least four people and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.
Alan Krueger, a prominent Princeton University economics professor who advised U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, took his own life over the weekend, his family said in a statement on Monday. He was 58.
A group of asylum seekers sent back to Mexico was set to cross the border on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court in an early test of a controversial new policy from the Trump administration.
Thousands of students, university professors and health workers rallied in Algiers on Tuesday calling for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to quit, and a new group headed by activists and opposition figures told the army not to interfere.
Switzerland’s parliament approved allowing convicted militants to be sent home to countries where they could face torture, leaving the government to decide how to implement the motion without breaking international law.
Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president of Kazakhstan, said on Tuesday that he was resigning as the oil-rich Central Asian nation’s leader after three decades in power.
Philippe Barbarin, the French Roman Catholic cardinal convicted this month of failing to report sexual abuse allegations, said on Tuesday that Pope Francis had turned down his offer to resign.
A senior U.S. arms control official said on Tuesday the only way for North Korea to achieve security and development is to abandon all of its weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs.
Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disaster recorded in the southern hemisphere, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.
The University of Southern California said it may expel students linked to the largest college-admissions cheating scandal in U.S. history after it completes a reviews of their records.
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Despite learning the game a little over a year ago, Tanitoluwa Adewumi, the 8-year-old boy – homeless refugee from Nigeria – was crowned the New York State Primary Chess Champion in the kindergarten-to-third-grade bracket of the 52nd New York State Scholastic Championships.
U.N. war crimes investigators called on Israel on Monday to stop its snipers using lethal force against protesters on the border with Gaza, as the anniversary approached of the start of demonstrations there last year in which 189 Palestinians were killed. The Commission of Inquiry said Israel should investigate the shooting of more than 6,000 people, far beyond the criminal inquiries it has announced into 11 killings.
The New Zealand leader’s promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population.
The Pentagon plans a “first-of-its-kind” test of an unprecedented weapons capability to intercept and destroy an enemy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile “ICBM” — from a Navy ship at sea using a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA.
Officials in the California city of Lake Elisnore have previously had large crowds come and see the wildflowers that burst into a vibrant blaze of gorgeous color as spring gets underway. It happens when it rains hard. But this spring, the poppies have been so abundant and so strikingly colored – orange peel, marigold and burned copper – that the number of people coming to walk among them has simply been too many. As a result, the city was forced to say “no” to visitors, after what some officials termed a “super bloom apocalypse”.
U.S.-backed fighters said they had taken positions in Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria and air strikes pounded the tiny patch of land beside the Euphrates River early on Monday.
Representatives of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have taken control of three of the country’s diplomatic properties in the United States, Guaido’s U.S. envoy said on Monday, as the opposition presses its bid to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
The National Weather Service forecasts major to historic flooding along portions of the Missouri and Mississippi River basins for the rest of this week. The flooding started after a massive late-winter storm hit the Midwest last week.
Two senior U.S. senators called on Monday for the Trump administration to correct a slowing pace of U.S. sanctions designations on North Korea, saying there had been a marked decline in the past year of U.S. engagement with Pyongyang.
Indian authorities are investigating a possible smuggling ring after discovering a live human embryo in a suitcase at Mumbai’s airport. A Malaysian national was allegedly found with the embryo in a canister concealed in his luggage on 16 March.
One of the world’s biggest aluminum producers has switched to manual operations at its Norwegian smelting plants following a ransomware attack. Hydro, which employs more than 35,000 people in 40 countries, says the attack began on Monday night and is ongoing.
Kenyans have accused their government of ignoring more than 1.1 million drought victims following reports that at least 10 people have died of hunger in the north-western Turkana region.
The unlikely presidential run of Andrew Yang, who is proposing a $1,000-a-month “freedom dividend” to every adult in America, rolled Friday into San Francisco, where some 3,000 supporters listened to the New York tech entrepreneur warn about how artificial intelligence and robotics are taking jobs.
The concept of “snowplow parenting” revealed that some parents are helping their college-aged children set up “play dates” in campus dorms.
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News – 3/19/2019
Egypt to Hamas: ‘Israel Will Destroy You, We Won’t Intervene’
Shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday—minutes after sirens blared across central Israel and a loud boom overhead shook the area—senior Egyptian intelligence officers became outraged during a meeting with Hamas officials in Gaza. “Just so you know,” they leveled at Hamas leaders Yahya Sinwar and Ismail Haniyeh, “if Israel decides to launch a comprehensive military operation in Gaza, we won’t do a thing to stop it, even if it decides to simultaneously topple Hamas and conquer the Gaza Strip.” The dramatic exchange was relayed by a senior Egyptian official who attended the meeting.
General closure in Judea and Samaria
Crossings from Palestinian Authority-controlled areas in Judea, Samaria, as well as Gaza’s border crossings, will be closed for the duration of the Purim holiday. Arabs who wish to cross into pre-1967 Israel from Judea and Samaria but do not have Israeli citizenship must apply for permits. The reason is usually in order to work, but since criminals and terrorists seeking to carry out attacks can try to join them, there is a need for permits so that each can be vetted and a record kept.
SPRING GEOMAGNETIC STORMS
Cracks in Earth’s magnetic field? It only sounds like science fiction. In fact, a magnetic crack opened for more than 5 hours on March 16-17. The resulting G1-class geomagnetic storm sparked stunning auroras around the Arctic Circle.
Minnesota Democrats Reportedly Want Ilhan Omar Out — She Blames Trump
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar blamed President Donald Trump on Sunday after reports that members of the Minnesota Democratic Party are considering removing her from congressional office for her repeated anti-Semitic statements. Omar has defended the anti-Semitic statements, such as ones invoking Allah to expose Israel’s “evil doings,” and she is on record stating that Israel is not a democracy. She also gave an interview to a host that referred to Israel as the “Jewish ISIS”
Google makes Greenpeace co-founder ‘vanish’
Google has eliminated Patrick Moore from a search result listing co-founders of the environmental group Greenpeace. The move came after Moore made headlines criticizing the climate-change-driven policies of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, which drew praise from President Trump. Moore tweeted Saturday that his name had been eliminated from the Google list sometime in the previous two days. “Oh my! @Google has removed my photo and name from the “Founders of @Greenpeace“. It was still there 2 days ago but now I am erased. Tech Tyranny!!”
Take Back the Temple Mount
With predictable petulance, the Palestinian leadership has been deliberately raising tensions on the Temple Mount, seeking to exploit the sensitive preelection season in Israel to further strengthen its hold on the holy site.
Aleutian Flights Affected By Erupting Volcanoes in Russia
Volcanic eruptions on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula have delayed and canceled flights in the Aleutian Islands over the last several days. Bezymianny Volcano exploded Friday, throwing ash 50,000 feet into the air — some 1,300 miles from Unalaska. Meanwhile, Sheveluch Volcano has remained restless since an eruption last month, with a growing lava dome and continued ash emissions. All that activity has generated international flight warnings, according to Dave Schneider of the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
Stash of Original Temple Incense Found
End Times expert Rabbi Pinchas Winston spoke to Breaking Israel News at length about the spiritual significance of the Temple incense and its connection to the upcoming holiday of Purim. “Purim is all about the ketoret. Eleven spices correspond to the sefirah (Godly attribute) of da’at (knowledge), the eleventh sefirah. It is no coincidence that the ketoret has 11 spices. Thus, the ketoret is connected to da’at.
‘Democratic Party not anti-Jewish but some members are’
“The Democratic Party is not an anti-Jewish party, but there are some people in the party now, including in Congress as we’ve seen from Congresswoman Omar…who are saying explicitly anti-Semitic things,” Lieberman, who is Jewish, was quoted as having said in an interview on AM 970 in New York. President Donald Trump ripped the Democrats, telling reporters that the Democratic party has become an “anti-Israel” and “anti-Jewish” party.
Iraq-Syria-Iran hold ‘tripartite’ meeting against U.S. in Syria
Iranian Maj.-Gen. Mohammad Baqeri met with his Iraqi counterpart and Syrian Defense Minister Ali Abdullah Ayyoub to discuss opposition to the US role in Syria… In what Iranian media called a “tripartite” meeting, the three held a joint press conference in Damascus. It is the latest…sign of an Iran-Iraq-Syria entente that will aid Iran’s ambitions in the region and comes on the heels of a historic visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Iraq.
Saudi report: Iranians hacked the phones of Yair and Sara Netanyahu
A Saudi Arabian paper, Independentarabia, published a report on Tuesday claiming that Iranian Intelligence has hacked the phones of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair and wife Sara. According to the report, the breach was done several months ago, and that it is not yet clear what information was leaked through the tapping of their phones.
Iranian Commander: All of Israel within reach of Hezbollah’s missiles
All of Israel is within range of Hezbollah’s missiles, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Maj.-Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari said… “The current status quo and the current capabilities of the Resistance Front of the Islamic Revolution are all the unique accomplishments of the Islamic Revolution which cannot be verbally described and they rather should be sensed,” he said in an interview with the Persian-language Soroush Magazine.
Gaza economic protests expose cracks in Hamas’s rule
In Gaza, it is no surprise to hear complaints about the terrible living conditions – after all, the World Bank describes a local economy in “free fall” with 70% unemployment among young people. However, what has been extraordinary in recent days is that large crowds of Palestinians have been turning out on the streets to voice their frustration and even criticise Hamas – the militant Islamist group which rules the strip with an iron fist.
Three dead in record flooding in US Midwestern states
Thawing snowpack and heavy rains have brought historically high flooding to several Midwestern states and have led to thousands of evacuations. Three people have died, including a man who officials say was trying to rescue strangers from freezing flood waters. Record-breaking flooding in at least five states has led to emergency declarations. Several communities have been cut off from outside help.
UK scientists join race for lab-grown meat
British scientists have joined the race to produce meat grown in the lab rather than reared on the hoof. Scientists at the University of Bath have grown animal cells on blades of grass, in a step towards cultured meat. If the process can be reproduced on an industrial scale, meat lovers might one day be tucking into a slaughter-free supply of “bacon”.
Isis calls on followers to ‘take revenge’ for New Zealand terror attack
Isis has called on its followers to retaliate for the terror attack against Muslims in New Zealand last week, in a rare message from one of its top figures. The group’s spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, broke a six month silence to call on Isis supporters to “take vengeance for their religion” in the 44-minute audio recording.
Palestinian agency urges donors to step up after US cuts
The head of the UN agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees on Monday urged donors who filled a $446 million hole in its budget last year after the Trump administration drastically cut the US contribution to be equally generous this year. “Last year we had an extraordinary crisis and an out of the ordinary response,” Pierre Krahenbuhl said… “Our humble request to all the donors is: Please keep your funding levels at the same level as 2018.”
Tuberculosis epidemic hits Minnesota as 296 Muslim refugees are diagnosed as active – majority are Somalis
Two hundred and ninety-six refugees were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) between 2010 and 2014 in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Seventy-one were diagnosed within one year of their arrival, while 225 were diagnosed after the first year.
The Catholic Church Has Made a Deal With the Devil in Beijing
The Catholic Church, which has jealously defended its sovereignty for centuries, has made a deal with the Devil. In October of 2018, the Vatican entered into a preliminary agreement with the militantly atheist Chinese Communist Party meant to “protect” the nine million Catholic Chinese citizens who are currently being harassed and oppressed by the totalitarian government in Beijing.
Voter Fraud Ring Caught Rigging Elections for Democrats in Texas
Four members of a voter fraud ring have been arrested in Texas after they were caught rigging the votes for Democratic candidates ahead of the 2016 primary elections.
Mentally disabled Christian beaten, arrested after Muslim bursts into his home claiming he overheard ‘blasphemous’ comment
One would think the home invader who broke into the home of a mentally disabled Christian and beat him would be the one arrested. But this is Islam.
Leaked Documents Prove Soros Working with UN Supporting Illegal Migrant Crisis
On Sunday, the United Nations admitted it is supporting the illegal immigrants and caravans from Central America, currently marching towards the US southern border.
Palestinians in Gaza resume night time border protests
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip resumed night time protests along the border between Israel and the coastal enclave on Monday, a week after halting them.
Iran Building Two New Nuclear Plants
Iranian leaders announced on Monday the construction of two new nuclear plants, and it remains unclear if the Trump administration views this as crossing a red line since its abandonment of the landmark nuclear deal, which included provisions permitting Iran to work on heavy water nuclear reactors that could provide a plutonium-based pathway to a bomb.
Secret Underground Church Started By James The Half-Brother Of Jesus Discovered In Jerusalem On Mount Zion
Recently, I came across these amazing videos of archaeological discoveries dating back to the First Century AD, showing what is purported to be perhaps the very first Christian church in Jerusalem, one that was started by James, the half-brother of Jesus. Not to be confused with James, the brother of John, who wrote the book of James that bears his name.
School Teaches 5-Year-Olds About Transgenderism WO Telling Parents
In Arlington County, Virginia, not even kindergarteners are exempt from pro-transgender messaging. So reports The Washington Post, which, earlier this month, featured an article about Ashlawn Elementary School, which honored National “Read Across America Day” by hosting a transgender spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The spokesperson read a story about a transgender child for a room full of kindergarten children.
Dozens of Christians Slaughtered By Muslim Militants
Dozens of Christians have been slaughtered by Muslim militants in Nigeria, yet the massacre has been completely ignored by the mainstream media.
Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died
Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play.
‘Anti-Hate’ Resolution Is A Stress Test For Criminalizing Dems’ Opposition
The House recently passed a non-binding resolution that condemns hate and bigotry in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic statements, citing a broad range of victimized groups, including Jews and Muslims. It doesn’t include white Christians—a stark and significant omission.
Gaetz pushes for abortion restrictions, funding for faith-based clinics
The national debate surrounding abortion came to Northwest Florida on Friday as U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz advocated for the passage of tougher abortion restrictions and for federal funding for faith-based pregnancy centers during a visit to a clinic in Milton.
Democrats use Nazi policy to get registration, then confiscation, of your guns
Happiness is a warm gun, sang the Beatles; but Democrats are singing registration, then confiscation, of your guns. A “Firearm Registration” bill was introduced in the Pennsylvania Legislature on March 8, 2019.
What are they trying to hide? Out of all the violent videos on the ‘net, possessing the NZ mosque shooting video can now get you 10 years in prison
Something is incredibly fishy about the New Zealand mosque shooting and how governments and the media have responded to it. Governments are now going to extraordinary lengths to eliminate the video from the internet while criminalizing anyone who dares possess it or distribute it.
Headlines – 3/19/2019
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