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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the internet   
April 30th, 2014

Is Kerry Backing Off Israel ‘Apartheid’ Comment
Secretary of State John Kerry apologized Monday night for saying Israel could become an “apartheid state” if it doesn’t reach a peace deal with the Palestinians, saying if he “could rewind the tape, I would have chosen a different word,” even as he defiantly lashed out at critics who pounced on the incendiary remark.  

Small Earthquake Recorded Near Enid
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 2:48 a.m. Its epicenter was located 13 miles north, northeast of Enid, 39 miles west, southwest of Ponca City, 50 miles northwest of Stillwater, and 76 miles north of Oklahoma City.  

Hate Speech: U.K. Political Leader Arrested for Quoting Winston Churchill
In a shocking application of hate-speech law, Paul Weston (shown), co-founder and leader of the Liberty GB party and candidate for member of the European Parliament, was arrested on Saturday and now faces a possible two years in prison. His crime? He quoted one of the 20th century’s most famous Englishmen, that WWII hero Churchill.  

Internet “Governance” Summit in Brazil Advances UN Control
Under the guise of advancing “global governance” over the Internet by so-called stakeholders — including, of course, governments, autocrats, and international organizations such as the United Nations — the radical Brazilian government brought together key players for the “NETMundial” summit last week. Well aware that any obvious plot to advance UN control over the World Wide Web would be a non-starter among Americans and the West,  

Email Shows White House Planned Benghazi Video Deception
The email is black-and-white evidence of deception and spin by top White House officials, who have denied since shortly after the 2012 attack that they tried to portray it as an out-of-control protest. In fact, the Cairo demonstration — which was not blocked by the Obama-supported Muslim Brotherhood government of Egypt — was organized to demand the release of a jihadi locked up in a U.S. jail.  

Ukraine 'on full combat alert' against possible Russia invasion
Ukraine's military is "on full combat alert" against a possible invasion by Russian troops massed on the border, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said in a ministerial meeting in Kiev on Wednesday. "Our armed forces are on full combat alert," he said. "The threat of Russia starting a war against mainland Ukraine is real."  

Brunei adopts Sharia law despite international criticism
Brunei is to become the first East Asian country to adopt Sharia law as the sultan confirmed the Islamic penal code on Wednesday. The move sparks broad concern over the rights of women and minorities.  

Humanists put faith to test by giving schools free copies of atheist ‘bible’
A free copy of a secularist text called The Young Atheist’s Handbook is being sent to every secondary school in England and Wales, in a drive to help teenagers live well without recourse to religion. The initiative, which is solely funded by public donations, is the latest effort from the British Humanist Association (BHA) to support the teaching of humanist ideas in schools.  

After talks collapse, experts advise wait-and-see approach
With Fatah and Hamas on path to reunification, Israelis and Americans must monitor how process plays out before decided how to go forward, policy wonks say.  

Growing number of Mers cases deeply worrying
The death toll in Saudi Arabia from the deadly Mers (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus has crossed 100 and the number of deaths recorded on Monday alone was the highest single-day toll. The number of cases reported, which until Monday stood at 339, and the alarming death rate of 39 so far for this month alone, are worrying indicators that the situation may rapidly be reaching a dangerous level.  

Syria chemical weapons: Britain calls for urgent investigation
Britain has called for an urgent investigation into chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian regime after a Telegraph investigation showed chlorine bombs are being used to kill children. Scientific analysis of samples from multiple gas attacks, conducted exclusively for The Telegraph, show sizeable and unambiguous traces of chlorine and ammonia from the scene of three recent attacks.  

China poised to pass US as world’s leading economic power this year
The US is on the brink of losing its status as the world’s largest economy, and is likely to slip behind China this year, sooner than widely anticipated, according to the world’s leading statistical agencies.  

U.S. Homeownership Rate Falls to the Lowest Since 1995
The homeownership rate in the U.S. declined to the lowest in almost 19 years as rising property prices and mortgage rates held back demand. The share of Americans who own their homes was 64.8 percent in the first quarter, down from 65.2 percent in the previous three months, the Census Bureau said in a report today. The rate is the lowest since the second quarter of 1995, when it was 64.7 percent.  

Supreme Court green lights detention of Americans
The high court by its own order this week refused to review an appellate-level decision that says the president and U.S. military can arrest and indefinitely detain individuals. Officials with William J. Olson, P.C., a firm that filed an amicus brief asking the court to step in, noted that not a single justice dissented from the denial of certiorari. “The court ducked, having no appetite to confront both political parties in order to protect the citizens from military detention,”  

HS Students Say Pledge In Arabic: ‘One Nation Under Allah’
The principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, is facing a hailstorm of criticism from some very angry parents and residents. The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance weekly, on Mondays. Last Monday, a member of their “Cultural Arms Club” led the student body in an Arabic version of the pledge, replacing the words “under God” with “under Allah.”  

Breaking News Ukraine: Every Inch of NATO Territory Will be Defended
As pro-Russian separatists stormed the regional administration's headquarters in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, the United States Secretary of State John Kerry, warned Russia that NATO will defend “every inch” of NATO territory. Mr. Kerry then went onto say, NATO was facing a "defining moment" in the strength of its alliance in the face of Russian actions.  

Russia experiencing recession now, says IMF
Russia is "experiencing recession now" because of damage caused by the Ukraine crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. The fund, which cut its growth forecast for Russia, said $100bn (£59bn) would leave the country this year. Antonio Spilimbergo, the IMF's mission chief in Moscow, said international sanctions were damaging the economy and threatening investment.  

Afghans 'repel big militant attack on border army base'
Afghan forces backed by Nato air power have repelled an assault by more than 300 militants including foreign fighters on an army base close to the Pakistani border, officials say. They say that the fighting took place in south-eastern Afghanistan, close to Pakistan's Waziristan region. The Nato-led force has not commented on the clashes, although local people told the BBC that its aircraft took part.  

'Kerry will resume push for Israeli-Palestinian talks after pause of several months'
After the nine-month deadline for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks expired on Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry's aides said that he would again try to get the sides back to the negotiating table after a pause of several months. The talks came to an official halt on Tuesday...

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