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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the Internet   
May 14th, 2016

OpIcarus: Anonymous hackers shut down Bank of England, call for ‘online revolution’
Hackers affiliated with Anonymous also claimed to have shut down several international banks over the past four days, including the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the central banks of Sweden, Myanmar and Laos. A hacktivist who goes by the name ‘S1ege’ claimed responsibility for the attacks, stating they want to “start an online revolution” to retaliate against the “elite banking cartels putting the world in a perpetual state of chaos.”  

Hezbollah killing: Jihadists blamed for Badreddine death
Without naming any group, the Hezbollah statement said: "Investigations have showed that the explosion, which targeted one of our bases near Damascus International Airport, and which led to the martyrdom of commander Mustafa Badreddine, was the result of artillery bombardment carried out by takfiri groups in the area." Takfiri is used to describe militants who believe Muslim society has reverted to a state of non-belief.  

U.S. sees China boosting military presence after island-building spree
China is expected to add substantial military infrastructure, including surveillance systems, to artificial islands in the South China Sea this year, giving it long-term "civil-military bases" in the contested waters, the Pentagon said on Friday.  

Shoppers Hold Man Accused of Choking, Molesting 8-Year-Old Girl in Store Bathroom
A group of shoppers and store clerks surrounded and detained a man until police arrived after witnesses say he choked an eight-year-old girl unconscious and attempted to molest her in a store bathroom in Chicago’s South Loop, police report.  

A link between high-speed solar wind streams and explosive extratropical cyclones
The new statistical evidence corroborates the previously published results (Prikryl et al., 2009). This evidence shows that explosive extratropical cyclones tend to occur after arrivals of solar wind disturbances such as high-speed solar wind streams from coronal holes when large amplitude magneto-hydrodynamic waves couple to the magnetosphere-ionosphere system.  

SIXTH SENSE This woman, a self-described cyborg, can sense every earthquake in real time
“I modified my body, to modify my mind,” says Ribas. But why the need for the surgically-implanted body hack? “I want to perceive movement in a deeper way, “  

Scientists Talk Privately About Creating a Synthetic Human Genome
Scientists are now contemplating the fabrication of a human genome, meaning they would use chemicals to manufacture all the DNA contained in human chromosomes. The prospect is spurring both intrigue and concern in the life sciences community because it might be possible, such as through cloning, to use a synthetic genome to create human beings without biological parents.  

Putin says Russia will 'neutralise threats' after US opens missile base
President Vladimir Putin has escalated Russian criticism of a new US missile defence station in Romania, saying his country will "neutralise emerging threats". He argued it was aimed at weakening Russia's nuclear power and vowed to increase Russian defence spending. US President Barack Obama voiced concern about Russia's "growing aggressive military presence".  

Spain toxic tyre dump at Sesena forces mass evacuation
People living near a "toxic cloud" from a burning tyre dump near the Spanish capital Madrid have been told to leave their homes. Local officials ordered the evacuation of the Quinon de Sesena area, where 9,000 people live, saying human health might be at risk. However, many residents have already left their homes and it is thought that just 1,000 people are still there.  

Scientists Talk Privately About Creating a Synthetic Human Genome
Scientists are now contemplating the fabrication of a human genome, meaning they would use chemicals to manufacture all the DNA contained in human chromosomes.  

Argentina ex-President Fernandez de Kirchner charged with fraud
The former Argentine President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has been charged with defrauding the state. She is accused of manipulating the Central Bank to sell dollars at an artificially low price in the months before she left office.  

Boko Haram links to IS alarm UN Security Council
The UN Security Council has said it is alarmed by ties between Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militants and the Islamic State (IS) group. In a statement, it said Boko Haram - which pledged allegiance to IS in 2015 - continued to "undermine the peace and stability" in West and Central Africa.  

Russia will act to neutralize U.S. missile shield threat: Putin
A ballistic missile defense shield which the United States has activated in Europe is a step to a new arms race, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, vowing to adjust budget spending to neutralize "emerging threats" to Russia.  

Arizona sheriff violated court orders in racial profiling case: judge
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and three of his top officials were found to be in civil contempt on Friday after a federal judge ruled that he violated court orders stemming from a 2007 racial profiling case.  

Venezuela president declares emergency, cites U.S., domestic 'threats'
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared a 60-day state of emergency on Friday due to what he called plots from within the OPEC country and the United States to topple his leftist government.  

Cause Of Earthquakes In Southeastern United States? Research Finds Parts Of Earth's Mantle Peeling Off
Researchers cited the possibility of the bottom of the North American tectonic plate peeling off and affecting the plates where the southeastern states lie.  

Flight logs show Bill Clinton flew on sex offender's jet much more than previously known
Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” -- even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com.  

Study predicts chance of mega-earthquake in the Aleutians
There's a nine percent chance a magnitude 9 or larger earthquake will strike the Aleutian Islands in the next 50 years. That is the prediction offered by scientists from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa -- made with the help of a newly designed computer model. Researchers say an earthquake of that size could send a mega-tsunami in the direction of the Hawaiian Islands. 

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