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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the Internet   
April 28th, 2016

China passes law imposing security controls on foreign NGOs
A Chinese government offensive against civil society that campaigners describe as the worst in nearly three decades has intensified with Beijing’s approval on Thursday of a controversial new law that gives security forces control over foreign NGOs operating in the country.  

EPA Continues To Implement Global Warming Plan Supreme Court Said It Couldn’t
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials are moving ahead with a key part of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) despite the Supreme Court issuing a stay against the agency’s global warming plan in February.  

Situation in Aleppo "catastrophic", aid lifeline in jeopardy
The situation in Aleppo is "catastrophic" after deadly overnight air strikes on a hospital, and the aid lifeline that delivers supplies to millions of Syrians risks being broken, the United Nations said on Thursday.  

SOLAR SECTOR BOUNDARY CROSSING
On April 29th or 30th, Earth will cross a fold in the heliospheric current sheet--a vast wavy structure in interplanetary space separating regions of opposite magnetic polarity. This is called a "solar sector boundary crossing," and it could trigger geomagnetic activity around Earth's poles.  

Wealthy, educated voters fuel Trump's East Coast sweep
His sweep of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island on Tuesday included wins in some of the richest and best-educated counties in the country - like Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Newport County, Rhode Island - and added to victories in his more traditional strongholds of white working-class neighborhoods.  

Sweden faces summer of migrant crime as tensions boil over, police chief warns
A SUMMER of “chaos” is expected to hit Sweden because of “Moroccan youths” carrying out crime, according to a police officer.  

Eastern Taiwan rattled with 26 earthquakes in one night
A total of 26 earthquakes were recorded between 11:17 p.m. Wednesday and 8:00 a.m., Thursday, with one main earthquake each occurring near the border of Yilan and Hualien Counties and in Hualien's Hsiulin and Fuli Townships, according to the bureau. The rest were aftershocks.  

4.7 earthquake hits Fiordland
A strong 4.7 magnitude earthquake has rocked Fiordland tonight. GNS says the quake struck at 9.44pm 30km northeast of Milford Sound at a depth of 15km.  

Huge tremors as earthquake hits southwest FRANCE
RESIDENTS have woken up to an earthquake after strong tremors rocked an area in southwest France. A quake registering 5.2 on the Richter scale struck the southwest of France near the towns of La Rochelle and Rochefort in the region of Charente-Maritime. Witnesses have described feeling two strong tremors lasting several seconds. Buildings, including industrial sites and schools in La Rochelle, have been evacuated.  

Syria conflict: MSF says deadly air strike hit Aleppo hospital
At least 14 patients and three doctors have been killed in an air strike on a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says. Among those killed in the MSF-supported al-Quds hospital was one of the city's last paediatricians, MSF said. Local sources have blamed the Syrian government or Russian war planes, but there has been no official comment.  

Bursa: 'Suicide bomber' hits western Turkey
A suicide bomber has struck in the western Turkish city of Bursa, injuring 13 people, officials say. The attack took place near the city's 14th Century Grand Mosque, a symbol of the city, reports said. The governor of Bursa said the attacker was a suspected female suicide bomber.  

North Korea second mid-range missile test fails, says South
North Korea has test fired a mid-range ballistic missile which crashed a few seconds after launch, say South Korean military officials. It is thought to be the second test of the North's new Musudan missile. An attempt earlier this month also failed. The tests come amid a recent ramp-up in weapons activity as the country prepares for a rare party congress.  

Senior Israeli official: Chemical weapons capability for ISIS is a red line
Israel will not refrain from taking action against Islamic State if the terror organization achieves an operational capability with chemical weapons... "If we see Islamic State approach an experimental or operational capability with chemical weapons, Israel will not stand by and watch," the senior official said, adding "we will take appropriate action in order to thwart such activities."  

This Is The End: Venezuela Runs Out Of Money To Print New Money
we joked that it is unclear just where the country will find all the paper banknotes it needs for all its new physical currency. After all, central-bank data shows Venezuela more than doubled the supply of 100-, 50- and 2-bolivar notes in 2015 as it doubled monetary liquidity including bank deposits. Supply has grown even as Venezuela has fewer U.S. dollars to support new bolivars, a result of falling oil prices.  

Marseille synagogue to be converted into mosque
A synagogue in Marseille is to be converted into a mosque, reflecting demographic shifts in the southern French city, a Jewish leader has told AFP.  

New York police charged 120 alleged gang members in the city's largest-ever gang takedown
Law enforcement rescued a housing project with the biggest gang takedown in city history, and now officials are investigating whether the city's 400,000 public housing residents were being protected in safe conditions as required by federal law, a federal prosecutor announced Wednesday.  

Vietnam is being crippled by its worst drought in nearly a century
Vietnam's breadbasket southwestern region has been hit by the worst drought in 90 years, badly damaging the nation's economy. The Southeast Asian country saw a huge slowdown in economic growth in the first quarter as agriculture output dropped sharply. GDP growth slipped to 5.6% year-over-year in the first quarter, down from 6.7% in 2015, according to statistics cited by a Capital Economics team led by Gareth Leader.  

Forget Yellowstone... Snake River Plain’s volcano is a MUCH BIGGER threat to America
Eruptions at Snake River Plain in Idaho were “significantly larger” than geologists had previously thought. 

Blatantly Ignoring Reality, Obama Announces “We Live in a Peaceful Era”
With pride, Obama added extreme strides in social equality to the list. “Around the world we’re more tolerant, with more opportunity for women and gays and lesbians as we push back on bigotry and prejudice,” he said. Discouraging any incredulity, he explained that the negative images portrayed in the media showing rampant global violence were misleading.We are fortunate to be living in the most peaceful, most prosperous, most progressive era in human history,” he said.  

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