A US cargo plane has crashed after taking off from an airbase in Kyrgyzstan, local reports say.
The tanker aircraft had left the US Manas airbase near the capital Bishkek, officials told AFP.
The emergency situations ministry said the plane had broken into three pieces but information about casualties has yet to be released.
Seven crew members died when a US civilian cargo plane crashed at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan on Monday.
Witnesses of [...]
Massive car blast near Syrian Interior Ministry, hotel in Damascus, many injured
A massive car explosion has been reported in central Damascus with the Syrian Interior Ministry, a big hotel and a market located nearby. Local media report many have been injured.
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Massive car blast near Syrian Interior Ministry, hotel in Damascus, many injured – reports
A blast rocked the central Damascus district of Marjeh on Tuesday causing casualties, Syrian [...]
CYPRUS BANK ATM WITHDRAWALS: 100 EUROS MAX NOW!!!
The central bank in Cyprus imposed a 100-euros per day withdrawal limit at cash machines for all local banks on Sunday to avert a run on lenders.
A spokesman for second largest lender Cyprus Popular Bank , which had previously limited withdrawals to 260 euros, said the new measure began at 1 p.m. (1100 GMT) and would remain in place until the bank [...]
February 6, 2013
TheSun.co.uk: Reports in December found that two suppliers purchased battery chickens from farmers using excessive levels of antibiotics on their animals.
KFC has taken a pounding after an investigation found suppliers in China had provided chickens pumped full of excessive levels of antibiotics.
Parent company Yum Brands – which also owns Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – has been hit with a drop in profits in the wake of the [...]
Includes boxes of gold jewellery, property portfolio and shares in his firm
The groom, a civil servant, has known the bride since kindergarten
Expensive dowries have long been a marriage tradition in the region
A wealthy Chinese tile magnate gave his daughter a gigantic £100million dowry that included four boxes of gold jewellery, shares and several homes for her lavish wedding.
The extravagant gift included four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth [...]
December 26, 2012
The so-called Mayan Apocalypse didn’t occur, but an ancient temple nearly met its end.
Tourists in Guatemala for “end of the world” parties last week have damaged an ancient stone pyramid at Tikal, noted as the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization.
“Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damaged,” said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser at the site to local media, to The New York [...]
List of school shootings known to be linked to SSRIs
CALL TO ACTION: The only way Americans are going to halt this latest gun-grabber attack on the Bill of Rights is to force the issue of SSRI-caused violence into the public eye.
You, yes YOU need to forward all these articles about SSRIs and violence, and the fact that the Connecticut shooter was on these medications, to all your local media, all your [...]
The scientists, from a government agency in Queensland, have spent ten years trying to develop a new variety of sweeter, juicier pineapple but did not actually intend to create the coconut flavour.
“It’s sweet, low acid, very juicy,” said Garth Sanewski, a senior horticulturalist at Queensland’s department of agriculture.
“It has this lovely coconut flavour, which you won’t find in any other pineapple in Australia.”
The new pineapple, called AusFestival, has been dubbed [...]
November 18, 2012
Gaza City: Israel pounded Gaza enclave with a barrage of missiles from land and sea for a fifth day on Sunday, killing at least three children, targeting media houses and threatening to “send Gaza back to the Middle Ages”.
At least eight Palestinian journalists were injured when air raids hit buildings housing local media offices today in strikes that have already claimed nearly 60 lives.
While the first round [...]
An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the “destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt,” drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week.
Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.”
“All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such [...]
Sandy from the South Shore Long Island – Just got power & Internet back. Here’s the REAL DEAL
We have been cut off, out of the loop for days not knowing anything but what the local media on the radio had reported. Even getting power back we still have no TV. I just got Internet.The damage in my town and the towns surrounding me is moderate to severe. Flooding is horrible [...]
The group hosting international election observers said Thursday that state officials in Iowa and Texas are needlessly blocking access to the decades-old process the United States already has agreed to, an official said Thursday.
Thomas Rymer, a spokesman for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, said the group will abide by election laws after officials in those states warned about possible criminal prosecution if the observers came within hundreds [...]
President Barack Obama is having trouble drawing large crowds on the campaign trail. At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, his campaign was forced to move his acceptance speech from the 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium to the 20,000 Time Warner Cable Arena, citing weather as the excuse. But the media are always eager to help–for example, putting 18,000 people inside a 5,000-seat arena at an Obama event in Milwaukee on Saturday.
Riot police have clashed with about 200 protesters who rallied in downtown Sydney as part of global demonstrations against an anti-Muslim film produced in the United States.
Local media reported a policeman had been knocked unconscious and said several people were injured among the mostly male crowd on Saturday that targeted the US Consulate.
Police used pepper spray against protesters, some of whom carried signs reading: “Obama, Obama, we love Osama.”
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Iran has rejected a United States offer of aid for survivors of deadly earthquakes which struck villages in its north-west, saying the offer was not made in “good faith”.
The weekend earthquakes killed 306 people and injured 3,000, according to an official toll, and the US issued a statement sending “the Iranian people” its condolences and saying, “we stand ready to offer assistance in this difficult time”.
However, the head of the [...]
An Israeli soldier faces just a 45-day jail term for the murder of two Gaza civilians carrying a white flag, after the military courts agreed a plea bargain on Sunday, the army and local media said.
The sniper, identified by Israeli media as “staff sergeant S,” was charged with manslaughter in 2010 over the fatal shooting of 64-year-old Riyeh Abu Hajaj and her daughter Majda Abu Hajaj, 37, during Israel’s 22-day [...]
A fire has taken hold of Weymouth Pavilion which houses the Olympic Media Centre.
It’s believed it began in a toilet in the building and quickly spread to other parts. All the media preparing to broadcast from the site have been evacuated, as have members of the public around the building.
BBC News Editors Twitter
Fire said to have been started deliberately. Our entire live operation in Weymouth has ground to halt as [...]
From Thomas Sowell on LewRockwell.com:
When I first saw a book with the title White Girls Bleed A Lot by Colin Flaherty, I instantly knew what it was about, even though I had not seen the book reviewed anywhere, and knew nothing about the author.
That is because I had encountered that phrase before, while doing research for the four new chapters on intellectuals and race that I added to the revised edition of [...]
By NBC Los Angeles
Police clad in riot gear skirmished with protesters, including Occupy demonstrators, in downtown Los Angeles late Thursday, leaving two officers injured and an estimated dozens of people arrested, local media reported. At least one man, who said he was not part of the protest, reported being struck by a rubber bullet.
A woman who said she was an Occupy member told the Los Angeles Times that protesters attended the monthly [...]
July 8, 2012
The Kansas Health Foundation is the latest player in a long-history of attempts to both bribe city leaders and dupe the public into approving the introduction of fluoride chemicals into our public water system; as Wichita is now ranked as the 4th largest city in the nation to have resisted prior efforts up to present-day and with a county population of about a half-millionpeople, the majority of which are concentrated right here [...]
St. Louis residents praise sight of military vehicles in neighborhoods
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, June 25, 2012
Following reports last week that U.S. Army wheeled tanks would be rolling down residential streets and highways in St. Louis as part of a training program, local news media channels featured interviews with residents who praised the sight of troops on the streets as a valuable crime-fighting tool similar to that used in foreign countries.
The gang demanded $200,000 ransom from the male victim’s parents
Four men were arrested on Monday morning – they face 25 years behind bars
Police found the victim clutching a rosary and a prayer book called ‘the road to heaven’
Kidnappers held a student hostage in an underground cell for nearly two weeks and threatened to kill him unless his wealthy father handed over £200,000 ransom.
The 19-year-old – who hasn’t been named by [...]
Joe Wolverton, II
May 13, 2012
Word out of Idaho is that the Ron Paul bloc in the Gem State’s GOP, perhaps encouraged by recent events at the Nevada and Maine state Republican conventions, plans to attempt a similar strategy.
According to local media, many supporters of Ron Paul in Idaho are “so disgusted” with their man’s third place finish in the Idaho caucus that they are anxiously engaged in righting that wrong.
A class of children sit revising for make-or-break exams to get them into the college of their choice.
It’s the sort of scene that could be seen in high schools across the world but for one important difference: The pupils have intravenous drips hanging over their desks.
The image is taken from footage that claims to reveal the controversial use of the drips to boost pupils’ ability to study at a school [...]
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A joint drill between military and police in South Florida involving troops storming a building in the middle of the night was characterized by local media coverage not as a frightening example of how Americans are being acclimatized to accept a state of martial law but as a ‘cool tourist story’.
Panic-stricken residents in Coconut Grove were awoken at 1am to the sound of simulated gunfire [...]
Prisoner Keith Judd got 40% of vote in West Virginia to Obama’s 60%
Inmate 11593-051 got on ballot by paying $2,500 fee and filing forms
Attracting 15% of vote normally qualifies candidate for a delegate to the Democratic National Convention
Just how unpopular is President Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in a Texas prison received four out of 10 votes in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary.
Inmate Keith [...]
AFP: A mugger who attacked a woman in Japan fled empty-handed — and with one finger missing — after the intended victim chomped off his pinkie.
The 59-year-old woman fought back after a man snatched her bag as she arrived at her apartment in the northern city of Sapporo, police said Tuesday.
The woman gave chase as her attacker made his getaway on a bike, wrenching the stolen tote from his grasp [...]
May 5, 2012
The establishment is desperate to downplay attendance figures at Ron Paul’s rallies. In order to do this, it enlists the help of the corporate media, including local media.
The first video below reports that more than 5,000 people attended a rally at UC Davis rally, but a local television station claimed only a couple hundred showed up. The photos included in the first video below tell the truth.
Telling lies [...]
The Republican National Committee is getting ahead of President Obama’s official campaign kickoff in Ohio and Virginia on Saturday with a media blitz labeling his reelection as the “Hype and Blame” tour.
The RNC will sell “Hype and Blame 2012″ bumper stickers — a twist on Mr. Obama’s “hope and change” campaign of 2008 — accompanied by digital advertising, a fundraising strategy, radio and TV ads, and op-eds in local media. [...]