Seven killed, more injured in fighting between Ukrainian military and militia Wednesday in Staraya Konsrashovka, 20 km from Lugansk. Witness reports bombs dropped by Su-25 fighter jet. Attack hit residential area, widespread death, injury of civilians. Dozens of buildings completely destroyed.
Following a May 22nd coup in Southeast Asia’s Thailand, the new military-led government has unveiled plans to support organic agriculture and sustainable agricultural reforms. Furthermore, the new regime promises to: Invest in failing national infrastructure. Build new irrigation channels. Use media outlets to broadcast pertinent information to farmers. Prevent exploitation of labor through ending land renting schemes. Install heavier taxes for wealthy land owners and speculators that leave land unused when it was meant for agricultural use. Help farmers produce healthier products for consumer. Reducing subsidies for unwanted produce that ends up rotting in warehouses instead of allowing farmers to grow what consumers really want. The amended framework is based on the Thai King’s “New Theory” or “self-sufficiency economy,” and mirrors similar efforts found throughout the world attempting to break the back of the oppression and exploitation that results from dependence on a globalized system dominated by multinational corporate monopolies. This includes biotech monopolies over seed, and undue influence in government systems everywhere.
Russia just delivered the second batch of Sukhoi fighter jets (which will be flown by Iraqi pilots and "are ready to provide air support to the armed forces"), and the US unloaded 4,000 additional Hellfire missiles to support Iraq's fight against the Islamist insurgents.
Eyewitnesses in the Cossack settlement of Luganskaya have accused government forces of carrying out two airstrikes on densely-populated residential areas. 9 people died,11 wounded. Among the victims is a five year-old girl. . Kiev says the devastation is the result of shelling by secessionist forces.
German FM Frank-Walter Steinmeie: A roadmap of measures that will point a way out of the Ukrainian crisis has been agreed during four-way talks between the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine with the goal of reaching an unconditional and mutually agreed, sustainable ceasefire.”
Blood transfusions containing genetically engineered cells could be the future of countering germ warfare, according to new research sponsored by DARPA, which hopes modified blood cells could help neutralize biological toxins deployed against soldiers.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko decided to not prolong ceasefire with Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, announcing an end to a fragile deal to deescalate tensions in country's east regions. Since then, heavy shelling, intense shooting reported in city of Kramatorsk in Donetsk.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with corruption and influence peddling in a criminal investigation, French prosecutors said Wednesday. The decision came after Sarkozy was questioned for 15 hours, marking the first time a French head of state has been taken into custody.
NATO’s top military commander said Monday that American troops from the United States will be dispatched to Europe to respond to Russian aggression in Ukraine. American forces moved for stepped-up ground and air patrols in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Romania.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry criticized the move as “more than strange,” saying the potential aid would only bolster what the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have declared as being a “caliphate” in parts of Iraq and Syria.
At least 22 alleged gang members have been killed in Mexico’s southeast in a clash with government soldiers. Reports said that the incident happened after the suspected gang members opened fire on soldiers, which led to the minutes-long gun battle. Mexican president pledged to get rid of gang violence.
Iran will not send armed forces to fight against Takfiri terrorists in Iraq. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian: “If Iraq requires our arms for combat against terrorism, we will provide these arms in accordance with international law and our bilateral contracts.”
Pro-Russians have launched an attack on an office of the Interior Ministry in eastern Ukraine, killing one police officer and seriously injuring two others. The renewed fighting comes a day after Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko refused to extend a 10-day ceasefire, which expired on Monday night.
A retired US Army general deployed to Iraq three times warned against US airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Takfiri militants. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero, who spent more than 46 months in Iraq, says US airstrikes in Iraq would be “relatively ineffective” in beating the militants.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for major air and ground military operations in the besieged Gaza Strip. called for a repeat of “Defensive Shield II” in the impoverished territory.referring to Israel’s onslaught in the West Bank during the in 2000s.
Russian President Vladimir Putin: the West hatching a plot to destabilize the whole region through its intervention in Ukraine. Events provoked by the West in Ukraine are a concentrated manifestation of a containment policy against Russia,” Western sanctions regarding Russia a “policy instrument.
The Communist caucus in the State Duma is proposing a all decisions of Russia’s most influential state body the Presidential Administration would require parliamentary approval.Lawmakers claim that in Russia Presidential Administration has authority far beyond president’s functions.
The ban covers any public show from amateur speech or standup comedy to cinema blockbuster despite protests from the artistic community. From now on films with obscene words will only be sold with special warning stickers. The fines vary from $60 to $1,500 depending who breaks the law.
Latest drilling techniques for obtaining gas, which drill horizontally as opposed to the more traditional vertical drilling, shows a higher rate of leaking methane. Results suggest that hazardous leaks of methane could pose potential obstacles for drilling across the nation,
Massive artillery shelling and airstrikes have resumed in Eastern Ukraine after Kiev terminated a shaky ceasefire with local militias. Russia demanded that Kiev stop the military attacks on cities and announce a new ceasefire, which would result in an actual rather than a declarative pause in hostilities.
Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: active chemicals in marijuana can help treat multiple sclerosis and similar diseases. The active compounds, namely THC and CBD, are able to do so by inhibiting inflammation of the spinal chord and brain. “Cannabinoids, possess anti-inflammatory properties.
Bank manager in Spain charged with cheating a partially blind 93-year-old out of €27,000 by fooling him into signing a document which granted her access to his savings. Bank staff “gave excuses” and “showed opposition” when police officers requested the relevant documents for their investigation.
The Israeli Air Force carried out what it called "precision strikes" on 34 "terror targets" in the Gaza Strip overnight, after the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier.
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has warned against any Israeli attack on Palestinians in retaliation for the death of three Israeli teenagers, said if Israel escalates the situation or start a war, the resistance movement will respond; the gates of hell will be opened.
Israeli forces raid and destroy Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank during search for suspects behind the alleged murder of three Israeli teens. Israeli soldiers demolished two homes, killed several Palestinians and arrested hundreds of others.
People with symptoms of chlorine poisoning are currently being admitted to hospitals in the Ukrainian city of Slaviansk after its suburbs underwent gunfire from Kiev-controlled security forces, Governor of Donetsk People’s Republic Pavel Gubarev accused Ukrainian army of using chemical weapons.
According to Google Support’s “Dangerous Products or Services” page, company “[wants] to keep people safe both online and offline, won’t allow the promotion of products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury include accessories, ammo, magazines, clips, scopes, attachments, slings.
Texas cotton growers are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to let them use propazine, an alternative herbicide to Monsanto’s glysophate, which is currently used, to combat a “super weed” that has developed resistance to it. Herbicide-resistant weeds were first reported in the 1950s.
New Russian laws introduce prison sentences for public calls in support of extremist activities as well as for providing extremists with financial assistance. Public calls for extremism will be punished with up to five years in prison. This applies to internet posts as well as mass media publications.
A little-known US intelligence agency hopes to find firms capable of writing computer algorithms nearly identical to those implemented by the human brain. goal is to create new generation of machine learning algorithms achieve human-like performance on complex information processing tasks.
Authors of controversial Facebook study apologize after effort to see if emotional states are contagious caused complaints. Social networking site secretly manipulated posts seen by 700,000 users in 2012 to let data analysts get a glimpse at how emotional states are transmitted over the platform.
Files leaked to the media by Edward Snowden show the United States National Security Agency authorized to spy on persons in all but four countries. NSA’s computers automatically filter out phone calls from Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that would otherwise be collected using FISA.
Village herdsmen in Turkey have developed a novel way of remaining connected to the internet: strapping solar panels to the backs of donkeys and using them as mobile charging points. The panels can produce 5-7 kilowatts of energy and enable the farmers to stay online on long arduous journeys.
The bodies believed to be of three Israeli teenagers, who went missing in the occupied West Bank more than two weeks ago, have been discovered by the security forces. ” Netanyahu: They were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by beasts, “Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay,
Amid fierce conflict between Kiev troops and self-defense forces, residents in eastern Ukrainian regions are ready to hide in Soviet-era bomb shelters, which may protect them and their children from army air raids and artillery fire. According to the Lugansk residents, the facility has everything people need.
The Russian cameraman from Channel One TV who was shot by Kiev forces in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, never stopped working. Even when he was fatally shot he managed to record till his last breath. The video caught his final moments. Anatoly Klyan, 68, was fatally wounded, died Sunday night.
Ammunitions depot on a military base in Donetsk was blown up at an order of Ukraine’s acting interim Interior minister Arsen Avakov to prevent a situation where they /the self-defence forces/ would get hold of the weaponry and munitions” still kept in the depot.
Kiev mayor Vitaly Klitschko, who leads UDAR party, and his brother, the boxing celebrity Vladimir Klitschko have shelled out more than $ 270,000 to purchase equipment for the Kyiv battalion, which is engaged in the government’s punitive operation in the eastern Lugansk region.
An Argentine judge has filed corruption charges against the country’s Vice President Amado Boudou over secretly buying the Ciccone Calcografica printing company that prints the country’s currency,
suspected of using a front man to buy the company.
Up to 100 people are feared dead in a string of attacks suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram Takfiri militants in Nigeria. Nigeria has recently witnessed a surge of abductions and atrocities by the Boko Haram militants in its northeast.
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