Shia sectarian militias, armed and backed by the Iraqi government, are committing war crimes against the country’s minority Sunni population, including widespread executions, torture and unlawful detentions, according to a new report issued by Amnesty International.
Every new development in the Ebola outbreak in the United States further exposes the incompetent, indifferent and irresponsible character of the official US response to what the World Health Organization has called “unquestionably the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times.”
Global financial markets experienced a day of violent gyrations on Wednesday amid growing signs that the financial house of cards created by the provision of ultra-cheap money by the world’s major central banks may be collapsing. European stocks experienced their biggest decline in three years.
Researchers from China have discovered what they call the first ‘virological penicillin,’ which may prove to be the next ‘antibiotic for viruses.’ Even better news, it comes in the form of a natural, ancient Chinese herb.
Since January 1st, Colorado brought in more than $45.2 million in taxes from marijuana sales, including licenses and fees. Medical marijuana numbers are similar pattern $32.2 million purchased in August.
The West African virus has succeeded in isolating America, new Reuters poll reveals, nearly half of Americans are so concerned about the Ebola outbreak that they are avoiding international air travel.
Tepco: sharp spike in the radioactivity of water samples taken from an observation well by the sea located east of the damaged No. 2 reactor; told reporters increased radioactivity in the water could be due to higher levels of groundwater caused by recent typhoons mixing with radioactive elements.
Air France quarantined a passenger airliner and 183 passengers at Madrid’s Barajas Airport, after 4 suspected cases there, including 1 passenger a Spanish missionary who returned from Liberia, was in contact with Ebola patients; rushed to Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital. Moscow, health officials monitoring 2 African students suspected of exhibiting Ebola symptoms
FBI: director attacking the companies and the idea of encryption, suggesting that Congress should pass a law banning the practice of default encryption.
Canadian scientists have shown the deadliest form of ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species without any direct contact between them. Believe that airborne transmission might be contributing to spread of the disease in Africa.Concerned that pigs might be a natural host for the infection
Caribbean island of St. Lucia issued to immediately bar entry to travelers coming from three West African nations overwhelmed with Ebola epidemics. Colombian government announced it would not allow in anyone who has traveled to five African nations within the preceding four weeks.
A second nurse within the United States has been tested positive for the ebola virus at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, despite stringent hospital precautions. The news comes as medical experts continue to debate the possibility of the virus’ mutation and the ease of its transmission.
Litigation alleging that Deutsche Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC Plc illegally fixed the price of silver were centralised in a Manhattan federal court yesterday. The banks have been accused of rigging the price of billions of dollars in silver to the detriment of investors globally.
China and Russia on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly build 2 high-tech parks, one in each country. Authorities expect to open satellite offices.
David Freud, the Tory minister some disabled people were not worth” the country’s minimum wage and some could be paid less than a third of the rate. someone who wants to work for less than minimum wage, currently $10.35 an hour, should be allowed to do so, refers to a rate equivalent to $3.20.
Citing data from the International Center for Prison Studies, Niall McCarthy of Statista visualizes how the United States housed nearly one-third of the globe's incarcerated women in 2013. It's a huge problem the American public has only begun to recognize.
Pennsylvania legislator Representative Marty Flynn, Democrat from Scranton exchanged gunfire with a would-be robber who tried to mug him and another lawmaker near the statehouse. Four teenagers were arrested and charged with attempted homicide and other offenses.
Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson recently sent a letter to Congress alleging that Secret Service agents asked Nashville police to falsify a warrant so that the agents could search the home of a Nashville resident who had posted about President Obama on Facebook.
A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head. Police raided both sides of a duplex, suspect only known to reside in one of them.
President Putin’s approval marks from Russian public approached record level of early 2008, independent research has shown; worthy of trust because his performance was strong and successful.
Russian PM upset by President Obama; speaking at United Nations’ listing the threats, challenges humanity is facing, put Ebola in first place, the Russian Federation second, Islamic State was only in the third place. Russian PM: Charges against Russia were caused by a “brain aberration.”
A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town; published in the journal Seismological Research Letters. This is the second report on the Utica Shale this year.
Putin: “If the main goal is to isolate our country, it’s an absurd and illusory goal. It is obviously impossible to achieve it and the economic health of Europe and the world can be seriously undermined.”“Attempts to put pressure on Russia with unilateral and illegitimate restrictive measures” is not going to help reach an agreement, but will “rather impede the dialogue,
Russia is developing a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission, said head of leading nuclear research facility. The project is open for international collaboration, particularly from Chinese scientists.
UN's health watchdog, WHO ; there are 60 days left to contain the Ebola outbreak, 1. It has been here for decades. 2. There is no cure , 3. No adequate response, 4. The West is not prepared. 5. Epidemic cost: Tens of billions of dollars.
The recognition of the state of Palestine should not be a symbolic gesturing, but rather lead to a two-state solution, says the French foreign minister. Swedish parliament voted in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state earlier this month, making it the first major EU nation to do so.
Former CIA chief and defense secretary Leon Panetta says US war plans against North Korea involve the use of nuclear weapons should communist forces pour across the demilitarized zone (DMZ), dividing North and South Korea.
About 4% of financial institutions in Russia were hit by cyber attacks over the year, even companies with high level of information security control not always avoid problems, say security researchers.
Two Egyptian government officials say their country's warplanes are bombing Islamist militias in Libyan city of Benghazi. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, wants to vaccinate the whole country with an experimental Ebola vaccine. GlaxoSmithKline working to create an experimental, fast-tracked Ebola vaccine.
Increasingly large number of individuals will not stand for genetic manipulation of food. Hungary burning hundreds of acres of their GMO corn. Whole Foods to label all GMOs by 2018, other top grocery chains labeling and abandoning GMO-containing products.
The number of new Ebola cases in Africa could grow as high as 10,000 per week, ten times higher than earlier estimates, according to projections the World Health Organization (WHO) reported Tuesday.
Turkish warplanes have bombed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets near the country’s border with Iraq. The strikes highlight rising tensions in Turkey over Ankara’s perceived unwillingness to aid besieged Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani.
The United States and its allies have carried out 21 airstrikes against ISIL terrorists around the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani in 24 hours, with the White House saying its strategy is succeeding.
Political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky says ISIL and “radical jihadism” are the United States’ own creation. “The appearance of ISIS and the general spread of radical jihadism is a fairly natural outgrowth of Washington wielding its sledgehammer at the fragile society of Iraq.”
United States and Russia agree to strengthen intelligence exchanges in fight against Islamic State, terrorist organizations in Middle East, Asia. United States and Russia can overcome their differences on Ukraine. cooperate in fight against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria; US Secretary of State John Kerry.
A recent pro-GMO editorial in Scientific American takes aim at labeling laws for genetically engineered foods, calling them “unscientific.” But proponents of non-GMO food and people’s right to know are saying that Scientific American is the one without a scientific leg to stand on.
United States Armyunveiled a new document; Army Operating Concept (AOC), provides “vision of future armed conflict,”latest in a series of documents in strategy of preventive war as a means of destroying geopolitical and economic rivals before they acquire power to block American domination of the globe.
Damascus will consider any Turkish military intervention in its territory as an act of aggression, Syrian Foreign Ministry says a day after Turkish lawmakers authorized military operations against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
Lebanon is reportedly planning to buy weapons from Russia, including helicopters and air defense systems, in a bid to battle the persisting threat of Takfiri terrorism along its borders.
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