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Donetsk Says Over 30 Civilians Killed in Kiev Airstrikes on Horlivka

January 19th, 2015
Categories: War

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150119/1017089924.html

Kiev deployed combat jets for the first time since last summer and hit populated areas of Horlivka with heavy bombs killing 30 civilians including children.

Poroshenko Signs Law on Partial Mobilization in Ukraine

January 19th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150119/1017079312.html

Ukrainian parliament approved the partial military mobilization act that requires three waves of mobilization in 2015. First mobilization wave of 2015, 50,000 troops are expected to be added to military expected to begin January 20. Overall the military would add a total of 104,000 soldiers to the country’s army.

Homestead Act for Russian Far East – Putin supports free land handout

January 19th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://rt.com/politics/224099-russia-land-free-east/

The Russian president has approved the idea to offer large land plots for free to anyone who resettles to the Russian Far East to start a farm or other business. The scheme has been designed to limit the possible selling of the land plots to foreign companies and individuals.

Cop suspended in South Carolina for repeatedly punching man in the head (VIDEO)

January 19th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/224235-columbia-cop-video-punching/

A cop employed by the Columbia Police Department in South Carolina has been suspended without pay after a video emerged showing the officer repeatedly punching a man who had been lying face-down on the ground.

US Army Command delegation ‘to arrive in Kiev this week’

January 19th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://rt.com/news/224231-ukraine-us-army-command/

The visit comes as the Kiev forces have launched a large-scale offensive on the militia positions in the south-east of the country. The get-together will be dedicated to the issues of military cooperation between Ukraine and NATO as well as plans to reform the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the evaluation of the situation in south-eastern Ukraine.

Iranian general, son of ex-Hezbollah leader, killed in Israeli airstrike in Syria

January 19th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://rt.com/news/224059-iranian-general-killed-syria/

At the time of the attack, General Allahdadi was on an assignment, giving "crucial advice" to the Syrian armed forces, battling extremists.Iranain Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: the helicopter attack was "an act of terror," and issued a strong condemnation. Hezbollah officials on Monday vowed retaliation after the attack.

Russian Central Bank Bans Western Ratings Agencies

January 19th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Russian_Central_Bank_Bans_Western_Ratings_Agencies/41013/0/38/38/Y/M.html

TThe Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has issued a statement that it will no longer use credit ratings from Standard & Poor’s, Fitch, or Moody’s that were assigned after March 1, 2014. All credit ratings will now be at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Bank as regulators assess whether or not the ratings made after March are accurate.

New Study: Monsanto’s Herbicide Chemical Damages DNA

January 19th, 2015
Categories: Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/new-study-monsantos-herbicide-chemical-damages-dna/

Scientific study found that soybean workers exposed to glyphosate suffer from DNA damage and elevated cell death. Research concentrated on Glyphosate and 2,4-D, The herbicide 2,4-D has been used since the 1940s, Agent Orange contained 2,4-D.

Martin Luther King: An American Hero — Paul Craig Roberts

January 19th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/01/19/martin-luther-king-american-hero-paul-craig-roberts/

Today (January 19) is Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday. King was an American civil rights leader who was assassinated 47 years ago on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. James Earl Ray was blamed for the murder. Initially, Ray admitted the murder, apparently under advice from his attorney in order to avoid the death penalty, but Ray soon withdrew his confession and unsuccessfully sought a jury trail.

Israel's day of reckoning is coming: Stephen Lendman - Video

January 18th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/01/19/393719/Israels-day-of-reckoning-is-coming

The launch of a preliminary investigation into Israeli war crimes against the people of Gaza by the International Criminal Court (ICC) will eventually lead to “Israel’s day of reckoning,” American political commentator Author and radio host Stephen Lendman. Important these initiatives go ahead,” “because one day maybe Israel will be held responsible, accountable, when other nations will see to it that Israel is punished for its crimes.”

Ukraine president declines Putin’s peace plan: Putin spokesman

January 18th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/01/18/393705/Kiev-rejects-Russia-peace-plan

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has declined a Russian-proposed plan for peace between his government and pro-Russia forces in the east, says a spokesman for the Russian president.

British minister urges elimination of anti-Semitism

January 18th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/01/18/393685/UK

UK Home Secretary Theresa May has called for the elimination of anti-Semitism in the country and more efforts to protect Britain’s Jewish community. Britain must redouble its efforts to wipe out anti-Semitism, saying Jewish people must feel safe in the country.

Dead Bankers: Missing Hawke's Bay man's body found in UK

January 18th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Dead_Bankers%3A_Missing_Hawke%27s_Bay_man%27s_body_found_in_UK/40989/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Police yesterday confirmed a body found on Helvellyn, a mountain in the English lake District, was that of 45-year-old Michael Flanagan, originally from Napier. Mr Flanagan had told staff at a hotel that he intended to walk up the mountain on January 8. He was not heard from again.

"De-Dollarization" Deepens: Russia Buys Most Gold In Six Months, Continues Selling US Treasuries

January 18th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/%22De-Dollarization%22_Deepens%3A_Russia_Buys_Most_Gold_In_Six_Months%2C_Continues_Selling_US_Treasuries/40993/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Russian gold reserves rose by their largest amount in six months in December to just over $46 billion. 20th month in a row, Russia's holdings of US Treasury debt fell.
Deleveraging - debt repayments - in non-banking sector was even bigger.capital outflows are massive. Most of the capital flight that Western analysts decry goes to improve Russian balance-sheets and reduce Russian external debt.

Donetsk shelled as Kiev 'orders massive fire' on militia-held E. Ukraine - Video

January 18th, 2015
Categories: News, World, War

Link: http://rt.com/news/223791-ukraine-massive-shelling-donetsk/

Ukrainian troops have launched a massive assault on militia-held areas Sunday morning after an order from Kiev, a presidential aide said. The self-proclaimed Donetsk republic’s leader accused Kiev of trying to restart the war. The order to launch the offensive was issued early approximately at 6:00 am, according to Yury Biryukov, an aide to President Petro Poroshenko. “Today we will show HOW good we are at jabbing in the teeth,” he wrote on his Facebook page, a mode of conveying information favored by many Ukrainian officials.

The Bizarre Future of Genetic Engineering for the Masses - Video

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/the-bizarre-future-of-genetic-engineering-for-the-masses_012015

What if everyone could access the tools required to modify DNA, in the comfort of their own home?
It has already been invented; funded by mega corporations like Google, unveiled a device that can create millions of strands of DNA from scratch, they think it will allow DNA to become a “consumer product. Hand off the keys to creation to any jackass who can afford their machine Obvious consequences of this genetic tinkering, potential for mistakes to be made on a wide scale, creating new viruses, could unleash unspeakable horrors onto our planet.

Ukrainian Army Shells Three Neighbourhoods in Donetsk, DPR Reports

January 17th, 2015
Categories: War

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150118/1017033104.html

The city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine is still under fire from the positions of the Kiev forces, the militia headquarters of the self-proclaimed people's republic of Donetsk (DPR.) One of the shells hit a children's playground, it was empty at the time of the attack and no children were hurt.

Cop Caught With Hard Drives Full of Child Porn, Won’t Be Charged Because of a Typo

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Cop_Caught_With_Hard_Drives_Full_of_Child_Porn%2C_Won%E2%80%99t_Be_Charged_Because_of_a_Typo/40966/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A Dane County sheriff’s deputy miraculously escaped charges of child pornography, despite being caught with child pornography, because of a cut and paste error on a warrant. former Dane County sheriff’s deputy Jeffrey C. Hilgers, 43, had seven counts of possession of child pornography dismissed Wednesday.

Dramatic Drone Footage Showing The Devastation At The Donetsk Airport - Video

January 17th, 2015
Categories: War

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Dramatic_Drone_Footage_Showing_The_Devastation_At_The_Donetsk_Airport/40965/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Over the past few days there has been renewed, large-scale fighting over the airport in Donetsk. Now, after months of almost non-stop shelling there is almost nothing left of what was a previously a new, modern facility. This video shot by a Ukrainian activity group using a multicopter drone gives the viewer a birds-eye view of the ruins of what was once Donetsk International Airport.

US ally Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists in new law to crack down on political dissidents

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/US_ally_Saudi_Arabia_declares_all_atheists_are_terrorists_in_new_law_to_crack_down_on_political_dissidents/40975/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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Human Rights Watch: Royal decrees and new of legislation to deal with terrorism Saudi King Abdullah has clamped down on all forms of political dissent and protests that could "harm public order" largely been brought in to combat growing number of Saudis travelling to take part in the civil war in Syria, who have returned with newfound training and ideas about overthrowing the monarchy.

Venezuelan Oil Falls Below $40 a Barrel

January 17th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2369827&CategoryId=10717

The average price of Venezuela’s crude basket fell $3.25 this week to $39.19, continuing the downward trend that led President Nicolas Maduro to visit petroleum-producing countries and lobby for his plan to reverse the decline.

An elderly man ate his dog, a starving grandma eaten by rats - humanitarian catastrophe in Novorossia

January 17th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://fortruss.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/an-elderly-man-ate-his-dog-starving.html

A grandma was eaten by rats, found by volunteers, taken to a hospital, died in a week, had no strong painkillers, need formula, baby food, pampers. When it's cold, and there is no heat, kids can get sick very fast, and then it's hard to treat them. 85% of aid comes from Russia.

UK police on highest ever terror alert after Belgian arrests

January 17th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/16/uk-police-high-terror-alert-severe-threat

Threat against police raised to severe – fourth highest of five levels – and patrols of Jewish communities to be stepped up. Warned that they may be targeted in terror attacks following the foiled assault on officers in Belgium this week by Islamists with links to Syria.

Israel crossing all boundaries: Swedish FM

January 17th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/17/393479/Israel-crossing-all-boundaries-Sweden-

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has slammed Israel over its reaction to Stockholm’s recognition of the Palestinian state, stressing that Tel Aviv is crossing all boundaries. “It is unacceptable how they have been talking about us and everybody else,” Wallstrom told the newspaper in her interview.“It has irritated us, the Americans and everyone who has anything to do with them. According to Israeli media reports, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has refused to meet with his Swedish counterpart.

Israel expresses outrage over an ICC probe into Tel Aviv's crimes in Gaza

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Palestine

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/17/393460/Israel-furious-over-ICC-crimes-probe

Israel expressed outrage over a move by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch a preliminary investigation into Tel Aviv’s war crimes against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that he rejected the "scandalous" ICC decision, claiming the court has no jurisdiction over Palestine as it is not a state.

Japan to allocate USD 200 million to Mideast countries fighting ISIL

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/17/393534/Japan-to-fund-ME-countries-fighting-ISIL

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: Should we leave terrorism or weapons of mass destruction to spread in this region, the loss imparted upon the international community would be immeasurable."

Sao Paulo’s largest reservoir drying up: Experts

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/17/393454/Sao-Paulos-chief-reservoir-drying-up

The biggest reservoir for Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, has depleted to only a fraction of its capacity and threatens a severe drought for the region, experts warn. Provides potable water to some six million, remaining five systems also show low levels of capacity. Experts recommended implementing water rationing.

HRW condemns use of unconventional arms by Ukraine

January 17th, 2015
Categories: War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/17/393555/Kiev-use-of-unconventional-arms-rapped

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has slammed the use of unconventional arms by government forces in the southeast of Ukraine, calling on Kiev to halt such measures. Accused Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of lying when he denied reports of Kiev’s use of cluster bombs and Grad multiple rocket launchers against the country’s southeastern towns and villages.

Merkel under intense domestic pressure over anti-Russia policy: Expert - Video

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/01/17/393547/Merkel-under-pressure-to-distance-from-US

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under intense domestic pressure to take Berlin away from the US policy on Russia. European countries… are hurting financially because of the sanctions and are looking for a reason to start backing off on them.”

Spanish government uses Paris terror attack to clamp down on democratic rights

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/17/spai-j17.html

An amendment to Article 573 of the CPC aims at punishing “with imprisonment of between one to eight years those who on a daily or regular basis access online communication services or acquire or are in possession of documents which target, or because of their content, result in inciting others to decide to join a terrorist organization or group,” anyone who accesses web sites deemed to be supporting terrorism could find themselves in prison.

Medvedev suggests subsidising interest rates for agricultural loans

January 17th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://itar-tass.com/en/economy/771726

Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev suggests subsidising interest rates for agricultural loans, should be organised promptly, so that the spring works are made on time. Output of many agricultural products in Russia has achieved targets ofnational food security doctrine. Lot is to be done to make our agriculture modern, so that in shops we could see, Russian fruit, vegetables, milk and meat.

Egyptian tourism minister: Russia, Egypt might use Russian currency in mutual settlements

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://itar-tass.com/en/world/771695

Condition of the rouble devaluation and bid to encourage tourism flows from Russia the two countries might begin to use the rouble as a payments unit in the sphere of tourism and in trade in general in February. working on a mechanism of mutual settlements to abandon the U.S. dollar as a basic currency unit.

It's Getting Hot in Here, NASA Says 2014 Warmest Year on Record

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://sputniknews.com/science/20150117/1017019253.html

Climate scientists announced that 2014 was the hottest year since records began in 1880, and the third time the record has been broken in the last decade.

Honey trap: Jar given to soldiers in Eastern Ukraine explodes, kills 1, injures 3

January 17th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://rt.com/news/223711-ukraine-soldiers-honey-explosion/

A jar of honey - a gift of gratitude by an old Ukrainian man – has turned to be a deadly weapon that has killed one soldier and wounded three as it exploded once it was open.

Tear gas, sound bombs: Clashes in Sao Paulo as 1,000s protest bus fare hike - Photos

January 17th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Tear_gas%2C_sound_bombs%3A_Clashes_in_Sao_Paulo_as_1%2C000s_protest_bus_fare_hike/40943/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Police used tear gas and sound bombs to disperse thousands of people protesting against hikes in bus fare price from 3 reals ($1.14) to 3.50 reals ($1.34). in Brazil’s biggest city, Sao Paulo.

ICC to probe 'Israeli war crimes' in Palestine

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Palestine

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/ICC_to_probe_%27Israeli_war_crimes%27_in_Palestine/40949/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at The Hague, Fatou Bensouda, has announced she has opened a preliminary investigation into the "situation in Palestine" after the Palestinian government lodged claims of war crimes against Israel

body of top AIG exec who disappeared from his Marriott Hotel room is discovered in nearby desert

January 17th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/body_of_top_AIG_exec_who_disappeared_from_his_Marriott_Hotel_room_is_discovered_in_nearby_desert_/40946/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The body of a missing AIG executive, last seen at a Californian hotel on Thursday, was discovered in the nearby desert. Omar Arce Meza, 33, from Los Angeles, was last seen at around 11pm at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert. The cause of death is still unknown.

NY Corrections hired Rikers officers with gang ties, psychological issues – report

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/NY_Corrections_hired_Rikers_officers_with_gang_ties%2C_psychological_issues_%E2%80%93_report/40957/0/38/38/Y/M.html

New York City’s Department of Investigation investigation: 10 correction officers had been arrested more than once, 12 had been rejected by New York Police Department; six for psychological reasons, others had gang affiliations, criminal histories, psychological problems. Seventy-nine had relatives or friends who were current or former inmates.

Miami police chief suspends program using mug shots at target practice

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Police State

A Florida police chief suspended a sniper training program widely criticized for using mug shots of African American men for target practice. Department is investigating the program after a National Guard soldier discovered her brother's bullet-riddled mugshot at a gun range last month.

Greece Backs Russia’s Decision to Scrap Gas Transit via Ukraine

January 17th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150116/1016989664.html

Moscow’s decision to shift the transit of gas through Ukraine to Turkey is fair and will prove beneficial for Greece, Greek officials told Sputnik on Friday.

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