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by From the Internet   
April 19th, 2016

China Flight Tests New Multiple-Warhead Missile
China conducted another flight test of its newest and longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile last week amid growing tensions with the United States over the South China Sea.  

Passover Sacrifice Makes Comeback Overlooking Temple Mount
Just four days before Passover, the day the Bible commands Israel to bring a lamb to the Temple to be sacrificed, a group of Kohanim (members of the Jewish priestly class) sacrificed a lamb on Mount Scopus overlooking the site of the Temple. The Kohanim wore ritual clothes conforming to Biblical requirements and were accompanied by music played on silver instruments specially made to serve in the Third Temple.  

Could Yellowstone soon ERUPT? Terrifying video shows surface SIMMERING
The Yellowstone Caldera super volcano could be about to ERUPT, it is feared, after new footage showed it seemingly SIMMERING beneath the surface. Terrifying new footage shows steam and ash rising beneath the surface of the 2,805m tall volcano in Wyoming, US, fuelling fresh concern it could be about to blow.  

Egyptian Amulet Bearing Name of Pharaoh Found in Soil from Temple Mount
A rare amulet, more than 3,200 years old, bearing the name of the Egyptian ruler Thutmose III, Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty who reigned from 1479 – 1425 BCE, was discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project located in Jerusalem’s Tzurim Valley National Park in soil discarded from the Temple Mount, and was only recently deciphered by archeologists.  

Islam: Not conforming to liberal expectations
No matter what the question, the liberal response is the same: native Europeans need to understand, ‘celebrate’ difference, and be willing to integrate alien ideologies – because it’s so enriching. But if it is all so enriching, liberals struggle to explain to themselves and others why Islamic communities are not ‘celebrating’ their own differences.  

Shake 'n' bake: Quakes, volcanoes in sudden eruption spree
A flurry of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions wreaked havoc around the globe in the past week and reignited widespread interest in the natural time bombs beneath humanity’s feet.  

Church Leader's Wife Buried Alive, Killed by Chinese Authorities for Protesting Church Demolition
A Christian house church leader and his wife were buried alive in China's central Henan province for protesting against the government-ordered demolition of their church, and while the man managed to escape, his wife suffocated to death.  

The Storm Over Houston Has Been Dropping a Month of Rain an Hour
Well, it’s floodin‘ down in Texas, and all the telephone lines are down. Or at least, busy with calls from relatives, friends, and journalists calling to find out exactly what happened, who is safe, and what has drowned in the city of Houston.  

Syrian government says Assad's future not up for discussion
The Syrian government's chief negotiator said President Bashar al-Assad's future was not up for discussion at peace talks... Bashar Ja'afari, speaking to Lebanese TV station al Mayadeen, also said his team was pushing for an expanded government as the solution to the war - an idea rejected by the opposition fighting for five years to topple Assad.  

Magnitude 5.5 quake hits southern Japan
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit Kumamoto prefecture in southern Japan on Tuesday, broadcaster NHK said. A tsunami warning had not been issued, NHK added.  

Belgium says seen signs that Islamic State has sent more fighters to Europe
There are signs that more Islamic State inspired militants have been sent to Belgium and Europe, Belgian authorities said on Tuesday, maintaining the country's threat status at the second-highest level. Belgium's alert level was cut to three from the maximum of four just two days after the March 22 attacks which killed 32 people at the airport and on the metro in Brussels. It has remained at that level since.  

US: Golan Heights are not part of Israel
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Department Spokesperson, John Kirby, sought to clarify the US position on the status of the Golan Heights...he said has been "longstanding and is unchanged." ...Kirby declared, before a group of reporters at the State Department in Washington, that "Every administration on both sides of the aisle since 1967 has maintained that those territories are not part of Israel."  

Georgia: Six caught trying to sell $200 million in uranium
Authorities in the former Soviet state of Georgia have arrested six people for trying to sell $200 million worth of uranium, Reuters reports. The most high-profile case occurred in 2006, when a man attempted to sell weapons-grade uranium to radical Islamists for a million dollars.  

US feels 'overwhelming frustration' with Israeli government, says Biden
Joe Biden, has delivered an unusually sharp critique of the government of Binyamin Netanyahu, saying the Israeli prime minister is leading Israel in the wrong direction through his policies, including settlement building. Biden described the Obama administration’s “overwhelming frustration” with Israel  

Jerusalem bus bombing wounds 21 Israelis
A bus exploded in Jerusalem on Monday, wounding at least 21 people in what police said was a "terror attack," raising fears of a return to the Palestinian suicide bombings that ravaged Israeli cities a decade ago. "There is no doubt that this was a terror attack," Jerusalem police commissioner Yoram Halevy said. He said it was too early to know the identity of the attacker or if it was a suicide bombing.  

Mexican volcano spews ash on nearby towns
Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano has seen a dramatic overnight explosion that sent ash blowing over the major city of Puebla directly to the east, forcing closure of the city's airport. Officials there are urging to people to wear masks to avoid inhaling the fine grit that has covered houses and cars. It can cause respiratory problems and damage car and plane engines.  

Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano erupts in fiery show – video
Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano erupted early on Monday in a fiery show of smoke, ash and lava flows. The eruption spewed ash over the nearby city of Puebla, causing the local airport to close. (video)  

Dozens of Large Earthquakes Could Split Japan's Southern Island
Over the past 48 hours, our planet has been hit by literally dozens of earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater, and scientists are acknowledging that what is taking place is highly unusual. This strange shaking began toward the end of last week when the globe was struck by five major earthquakes over the space of just two days, and over the weekend the seismic activity just continued to escalate.  

Mystery 'body possession' epidemic sweeps through Malaysian schools...
Schools in Malaysia have been struck by a mass hysteria 'epidemic' in which students claim they are having visions of female vampiric ghosts and are being physically pinned down by evil spirits. Called 'body possession phenomenon', one bizarre incident saw 20 female students sent home from a single school after complaining of being overwhelmed by it.  

Houston floods: Disaster zone declared after 'historic' rainfall
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of emergency in Houston after record rainfall claimed five lives. Meteorologists said some 17.6in (44.7cm) of rain fell on Houston on Monday alone, levels national officials said were "historic". Rivers burst their banks in downtown Houston and 1,200 people were rescued from rising floodwaters.  

German far-right Pegida founder Bachmann in race trial
The founder of Germany's anti-Islamist Pegida movement has gone on trial in Dresden on hate speech charges. Lutz Bachmann, 43, is accused of inciting racial hatred in Facebook posts, in which he called refugees "cattle", "scumbags" and "filth". Pegida's rallies have attracted thousands of supporters in Germany.  

Afghanistan violence: Deadly suicide bomb hits Kabul
At least 28 people have been killed and 329 injured in a huge explosion in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul, police and officials say. A suicide attacker detonated a vehicle and gunmen stormed the area, reports say. Officials say the gunfight is now over and the area has been cleared. A Taliban spokesman said the group carried out the attack.  

El Niño declining; 50 per cent likelihood of La Niña for later in 2016
While the 2015–16 El Niño remains at weak to moderate levels, recent changes in the tropical Pacific Ocean and atmosphere, combined with current climate model outlooks, suggest the likelihood of La Niña forming in 2016 has increased to around 50%.  

$1,000 Gun Tax Pushed as “Role Model” for States
A $1,000 per gun tax should serve as a “role model” for states, according to the governor of the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, which imposed the $1,000 gun tax earlier this month. An idea first endorsed by Hillary Clinton in 1993, steep gun taxes have now taken hold in Cook County, Ill. the city of Seattle, and now a U.S. territory.  

Putin Shuts Down Nuclear Reduction
In March 2009, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented a toy “reset button” replica to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov symbolizing a cooperative “New START” era of mutual nuclear arms reduction. As Russia grows their nuclear arsenal while we shrink ours, it isn’t working out quite as advertised.  

White House signals veto on Saudi 9/11 bill
The White House on Monday signaled President Obama would veto legislation to allow Americans to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role officials played in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.  

Why the US is sending more troops and helicopters to Iraq
The United States will send more than 200 additional troops and eight apache helicopters to Iraq in an effort to bolster local forces as they prepare to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, from the so-called Islamic State.  

Ecuador counts over 400 quake deaths, damage in the billions
Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake that killed at least 413 people, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Monday contemplated a rebuilding costing billions of dollars and a potentially "huge" impact on the fragile OPEC economy.  

Obama Administration Makes Stunning Admission: "Seed Money For Al Qaeda Came From Saudi Arabia"
Following a dramatic deterioration in official diplomatic channels between the US and Saudi Arabia when over the weekend the Saudis threatened the U.S. with dumping billions in Treasuries if Congress were to pass a bill probing into their alleged support of Sept 11 terrorists in the aftermath of last weekend's 60 Minutes report on the classified "28 pages" from the Septemeber 11 commission, moments ago the Obama administration made a stunning admission, when for the first time it revealed on the record that the Saudis were the original source of funding for Al Qaeda.  

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