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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the internet   
July 13th, 2014

Minor tsunami hits Fukushima region after strong quake
A minor tsunami hit large swathes of northeastern Japan early Saturday, including in a city near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, after a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the country s Pacific coast.  

ISIS May Ultimately Target Mecca
ISIS supporters began posting online maps showing the group's proximity to Saudi Arabia and "hinting at its next likely advance into Saudi territory," Vocativ reported, adding that "a groundswell of ideological support combined with wide-reaching corruption [in Saudi Arabia] could pave the way for ISIS’ penetration into the country."  

Israel carries out first ground operation of Gaza crisis
Israel carried out the first ground operation of the Gaza conflict on Sunday when commandos attacked a site used for launching rockets. Leaflets were dropped warning thousands of people to leave their homes in a northern area of the Palestinian territory before the raid took place. The first deployment of Israeli troops coincided with a further escalation of the air campaign.  

Ebola Spreads to Sierra Leone Capital of Freetown as Deaths Rise
The worst outbreak of Ebola moved to Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown where an Egyptian was found with the city’s first confirmed case of the disease. The unidentified Egyptian national had traveled from Kenema, the largest city in the nation’s Eastern Province, and checked into a clinic east of Freetown, Sidie Yahya Tunis...The person was moved back to the Ebola center in Kenema, he said.  

Libyan rival militias clash near Tripoli airport
Fighting has broken out between rival militias near the international airport in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Anti-Islamist rebels from the Zintan region who control the airport have been attacked by a rival group trying to take over the area. Flights to and from the airport have been suspended amid reports of heavy explosions and gunfire.  

Pope Francis: 'About 2%' of Catholic clergy paedophiles
Pope Francis has said reliable data indicates that "about 2%" of clergy in the Catholic Church are paedophiles. In an interview with the Italian La Repubblica newspaper, the Pope said that abuse of children was like "leprosy" infecting the Church. He vowed to "confront it with the severity it demands".  

Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded
Antarctica continues to defy the global warming script, with a report from Meteo France, that June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded, at the French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station. According to the press release, during June this year, the average temperature was -22.4c (-8.3F), 6.6c (11.9F) lower than normal. This is the coldest June ever recorded at the station, and almost the coldest monthly average ever – only September 1953 was colder, with a recorded average temperature of -23.5c (-10.3F).  

IDF Begins Dropping Leaflets Telling Gazans to Leave Their Homes
The IDF has begun dropping leaflets on certain parts of Gaza, telling residents to leave their homes, reported Channel 2 Saturday night. The move is being interpreted as a preparation for a possible ground offensive by the IDF.  

Iraq gunmen target prostitutes in shocking slaughter of 33 people including 29 women
Gunmen appeared to be ­targeting prostitutes in Iraq last night after 33 people, 29 of them women, were slaughtered in two apartment buildings. A police officer described ­gruesome scenes in Zayouna, eastern Baghdad after a raid by men wearing plain clothes and camouflage.  

Israel and Palestinians continue to trade strikes; 159 dead in Gaza
Despite a unanimous appeal from U.N. Security Council members, Israel and Palestinian militants traded more airstrikes and rocket fire Saturday, with at least one mosque and a center for the disabled among the latest structures hit in the Gaza Strip.  

Putin Signs Nuclear Energy Deal With Argentina
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a nuclear energy cooperation deal with Argentina during a visit to Buenos Aires on July 12. Putin and President Cristina Fernandez said the Russian atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, would be involved with the construction of two units at an existing plant.  

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into eastern waters: Japan
North Korea on Sunday fired two ballistic missiles into its eastern waters, prompting Japan to lodge a protest with Pyongyang, the Japanese government said.  

Saddam deputy praises jihadist 'heroes' in unverified message
The wanted deputy of executed dictator Saddam Hussein praised the Islamic State jihadists who took over large swathes of the country last month as heroes in an unauthenticated audio message released on Saturday.  

‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First Person Singular 199 Times in Speech Vowing Unilateral Action
Not counting instances when he quoted a letter from a citizen or cited dialogue from a movie, President Barack Obama used the first person singular--including the pronouns "I" and "me" and the adjective "my"--199 times in a speech he delivered Thursday vowing to use unilateral executive action to achieve his policy goals that Congress would not enact through the normal, constitutional legislative process.  

Gallup: Majorities of Muslims and Atheists Approve of Obama; Christians Don't
While President Barack Obama’s job approval rating was highest, by religion, among Muslims, other non-Christians, Jews (by faith), and atheists, his highest job disapproval ratings were among Christians -- Catholics, Protestants, Mormons, and other Christians.  

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