Aug 26

North Korea Building Missile Submarine

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U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea is building a submarine capable of launching ballistic missiles, potentially increasing the threat posed by the nuclear-armed rogue state. A missile launch tube on a North Korean submarine was observed recently by U.S. intelligence agencies and is raising new concerns about the missile and nuclear threat from the communist …

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Aug 26

Iceland prepares for “Volcano from Hell”

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Iceland continues to prepare for a possible volcanic eruption. Bardarbunga volcano, buried under one of Europe’s largest glaciers, is rumbling to life. Tuesday morning, it was hit by a 5.7-magnitude quake. “This could be the volcano from hell,” said CBS News contributor and City University of New York physics professor Michio Kaku. “To quote Yogi Berra, …

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Aug 26

One in six French people say they support ISIS

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Two polls released this week both ask a question that you would hope wouldn’t need asking: how many people support the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)? Unfortunately, in all four countries surveyed, the answer is greater than zero, and by a lot. Here is a chart of the results of the polls. The …

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Aug 26

Different Ebola strain kills 13 in the Congo – second outbreak adds to fears virus may be unstoppable

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The Democratic Republic of Congo said as many as 13 people have died of Ebola in a separate outbreak from that raging in three West African nations. Laboratory tests were positive for Ebola in two cases in a remote village in the northwest, and 11 other deaths are suspected of being due to the virus, …

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Aug 26

Ebola Outbreak ‘worse than we’d feared,’ CDC chief says on visit to West Africa

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CDC Director Thomas Frieden, who is in Liberia to assess the Ebola outbreak, said today the contagion is “even worse than we’d feared. This is an absolute emergency,” Frieden told WSB Radio in a phone interview this morning. “We have never seen anything on this scale with Ebola before. Unfortunately, this situation is going to …

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Aug 26

Magma from Iceland Volcano moving towards new Volcanic system could set off another volcano

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New Concerns coming out of Alaska tonight as BBC News is reporting that The magma from Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano could be moving towards another large volcanic system. Data recorded by a team from the University of Cambridge suggests that 50 million cubic meters of molten rock has moved in the last 24 hours. If it …

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Aug 26

Coast Guard cutter fires warning shot at Iranian sailboat in brief altercation.

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If things weren’t already tense enough in the Middle East, a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat got into an altercation Tuesday with an Iranian sailboat in the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon announced. U.S. military officials said the trouble started when the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy, which regularly patrols international waters in the Gulf, approached …

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Aug 26

Iranian General Threatens Surprise Attack on Israel

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Iranian military leaders on Tuesday vowed that Tehran would take military action against Israel in response to an alleged Israeli drone that was shot down in Iran on Sunday. Iran “will not give a diplomatic response,” but will air its grievances with Israel on the “battlefield,” senior Iranian generals were quoted as saying on Tuesday. …

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Aug 26

Satanic ‘Black Mass’ gets green light from Oklahoma City For Sept 21st

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The Catholic Archbishop of Oklahoma City has agreed to drop a lawsuit against a satanic cult that plans to perform a “black mass” in the city now that the cult has returned a stolen consecrated host to the church.  An Oklahoma-based satanic group called Dakhma of Angra Mainyu has leased space in the Civic Center Music Hall, …

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Aug 26

OBAMA PUSHES FOR UN ‘CLIMATE’ RULES WITHOUT CONGRESS

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The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries …

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Aug 26

If Ebola is Killing Medical Staff how will the Public Survive?

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If hundreds of doctors and nurses are becoming infected with Ebola, what chance is the general public going to have? 240 health workers have contracted the virus and more than 120 of them have died, more than 2,600 people have been infected with Ebola since this outbreak began and more than 1,400 people have died. …

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Aug 26

Humanists Threaten Lawsuit Over Sermon, Prayer Delivered at Mississippi Convocation

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A nationally-recognized humanist organization has threatened to sue a Mississippi local school district after a pastor delivered a sermon and prayer at a convocation for teachers earlier this month.The American Humanist Association’s (AHA) Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the superintendent of the Jackson Public School District on Monday stating that it had …

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Aug 26

Liberian doctor who received rare Ebola drug ZMapp dies

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A Liberian doctor who treated victims of an Ebola epidemic and then contracted the disease himself has died even though he was given the experimental drug ZMapp, Liberia’s information minister said on Monday. Abraham Borbor’s death could curb optimism about the drug that mounted last week when two U.S. aid workers who caught Ebola in …

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Aug 26

Horrifying accidents at infectious Disease labs hidden from the public, ‘cloaked in Secrecy’

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Literally hundreds of incidents involving viruses, bacteria and toxins that pose major bioterror risks to both people and agriculture have been reported to federal regulators from 2008 through 2012, according to government reports obtained and reviewed by USA Today. More than half of the over 1,100 incidents were serious enough that laboratory workers had to have medical …

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Aug 26

‘Perfect Storm’ for Ebola to spread, says Virus Pioneer

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Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, on Tuesday said a “perfect storm” in West Africa had given the disease a chance to spread unchecked. “We have never seen an (Ebola) epidemic on this scale,” Piot was quoted by the French daily Liberation as saying. “In the last six months, we …

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Aug 26

550 Buyouts, Layoffs Imminent at Turner; HLN, CNN Among Cuts

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An individual with knowledge of the network’s plans tell TheWrap a large portion are expected at the two cable channels Some 550 buyouts are to be offered at Time Warner’s Turner network this week, including a large number of those at CNN and HLN, which will lead to layoffs if they are not taken voluntarily, …

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Aug 26

Driverless car takes test run through DC.

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Driverless cars are coming. And those of us who drive in Washington know that the city offers its own particular version of driver hell. What we don’t know is what will happen when the autocar finds itself in that hell. So we set out on a summer afternoon to see how a driverless car could …

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Aug 26

Controversial Three Parent IVF Technique Under Investigation

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A private fertility clinic in the United States has launched an investigation into the health of 17 teenagers who were born as a result of a controversial IVF technique that produced the world’s first “three-parent” embryos more than 15 years ago, The Independent can reveal.  The technique – which the US government halted in 2002 …

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Aug 26

California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

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Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen. The demand is the result of a new law, signed into effect on Monday, that applies to phones manufactured after July 1, 2015, …

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Aug 26

Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter

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The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online. …

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Aug 26

Gonorrhoea ‘Sex Superbug’ in Australia

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Concerns are mounting over a powerful new form of gonorrhoea after a patient was found to have the highest level of drug resistance to the disease ever reported in Australia. It is understood the patient, a tourist from central Europe, contracted the “sex superbug” in Sydney and was eventually treated in Cairns. The discovery of …

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Aug 26

Fears grow as Iran speeds up Hamas arms delivery

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Tehran said it would “accelerate” its support for Hamas with weapons and missile-building technology after Israel allegedly deployed a spy drone over Iran. General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, said: “We will accelerate the arming of the West Bank and we reserve the right to give any response.” Iran has confirmed it supplied …

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Aug 26

Alarm grows as Ebola outbreak spurs more flight cancellations, border closures

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Tom R. Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was supposed to fly to West Africa on Monday to gauge the effects of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak. Then his flight was canceled. Brussels Airlines was forced to halt flights to the affected region after Senegal’s refusal over the weekend to allow …

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Aug 25

ISIS about to become a nuclear power?

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Abdul Maulana Aziz, a follower of Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar who led the infamous Red Mosque rebellion in Pakistan, has declared his support for the newly formed Islamic State, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The jihadist army of the Islamic State, formerly known as isis, had taken over large swaths of Iraq and …

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Aug 25

British Ebola victim flown home as Congo finds new outbreak

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A British medical worker was flown home from West Africa on Sunday after becoming the first Briton infected in an Ebola epidemic, and a separate new outbreak of the disease was detected in Democratic Republic of Congo. A specially adapted Royal Air Force cargo plane picked up the male healthcare worker in Sierra Leone on …

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