'Abortion pill' legalised in Canada

Canadian health authorities have approved the drug RU-486, commonly known as the abortion pill. The pill, a combination of misoprostol and mifepristone, had been pending approval by Health Canada since 2012. It has been in use in the United States since 2000 and in France since 1988.  

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33724059

Swarms of Locusts Trigger State of Emergency in Southern Russia

Thousands of locusts swarming the Russian village Achikulak in Stavropol krai are destroying crops, according to local reports . The Ministry of Agriculture of Stravropol Territory reported that swarms of migratory locusts in the south of Russia began on July 20 and have since spread to cover an area of about 90,000 hectares, leading officials to declare a state of emergency in three regions.  

Read More: https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/video/swarms-locusts-trigger-state-emergency-170317508.html

Cecil The Lion Stirs More Outrage Than Abortion Mogul Cecile The Lyin'

Society has a funny way of deciding when to express outrage. Millions of innocent humans (aka pregnancy tissue) are slaughtered, and their fully intact body parts are sold. Crickets. A single lion, which was unknown to most of us, gets hunted for sport. International drama.  

Read More: http://townhall.com/columnists/ryanbomberger/2015/07/31/cecil-the-lion-stirs-more-outrage-than-abortion-mogul-cecile-the-lyin-n2032720?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

4.4-magnitude earthquake felt across Dead Sea

The tremor, which measured 4.4 on the Richter scale, struck at 5:39 a.m, according to the Israel Geophysical Institute, which monitors seismic activity. There were no reports of damage or injuries in Israel or Jordan. The epicenter was in the southern area of the Dead Sea, several kilometers inside the part of the sea controlled by Jordan.

Read More: http://www.albawaba.com/news/44-magnitude-earthquake-felt-across-dead-sea-724912

California Drought Could Wipe Cities Off Map If Their Water Runs Out

The epicenter of California’s drought crisis is in the Central Valley, where there are growing fears the drought could wipe entire towns off of the map. Wells are going dry, jobs are harder to come by and families are already moving, either to different states or even Mexico in search of work. “It’s dire, it’s dire here, it’s dire straits,” said Antonio Alvarez. 

Read More: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/07/28/california-drought-could-wipe-cities-off-map-if-their-water-runs-out/

‘Third World War would be last for humanity’ – Duma speaker

“World War III would be the last for the humanity. And strengthening of Russia’s defense potential, including the budgetary decisions passed by the State Duma is done only for one purpose, which is to prevent the war,” Naryshkin stated in a major interview with Izvestia daily, published on Thursday in connection with the anniversary of Russia’s joining WWI on Serbia’s side.

Read More: http://www.rt.com/politics/311146-third-world-war-would-be/

Earthquake Hits Israel, No Injuries, Damage Reported

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake occurred early Thursday in Israel. The quake was centered on an area near the Dead Sea, and several people reported feeling its effects in southern Israel. Residents of the north also said they felt vibrations, and investigators are checking whether there were indeed two quakes around the same time.  

Read More: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/198819

A whole new world: Astonishing drought unveils lost Wild West town that has been submerged under Nevada's Lake Mead since 1935

It has been submerged in water for more than 80 years.
But now, following this summer's record drought, Lake Mead has almost completely dried up, revealing entire towns that disappeared decades ago.
And tourists are flooding in.

Read More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3179483/A-new-world-Astonishing-drought-unveils-lost-towns-sat-submerged-Lake-Mead-decades.html

The Persecution Of Christians Is Intensifying As Anti-Christian Hatred Sweeps The Entire World

There is very little that the entire world seems to agree upon, but there is one very frightening trend that is now taking hold literally all over the globe. A passionate hatred of Christianity is sweeping across the planet, and very few global leaders have been willing to step forward and speak out against this rising persecution of Christians. 

Read More: http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-persecution-of-christians-is-intensifying-as-anti-christian-hatred-sweeps-the-entire-world

Earthquake Magnitude 6.3 Hits South Central Alaska; Tremors Felt Miles Away

The earthquake, which struck about 40 miles south of Mount Redoubt at 6:30 p.m. Alaska time, originated 70 miles deep, the agent further said.

Read More: http://www.morningnewsusa.com/earthquake-magnitude-6-3-hits-south-central-alaska-tremors-felt-miles-away-2330175.html

Meteorologists eye rare early season tropical cyclone in Pacific

A tropical depression over the Solomon Islands is being watched closely by meteorologists and climate experts alike in case the deep low pressure system forms into a second rare early season cyclone for the region. This month, Cyclone Raquel became the first July cyclone in Australia's eastern region since the satellite era began in the early 1970s. 

Read More: http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/meteorologists-eye-rare-early-season-tropical-cyclone-in-pacific-20150729-gimsvz.html

Canadian Islam Converts Plotted to Kill Jewish Children

A Canadian courtroom was the scene for another revelation about the twisted mindset that animates Islamists. Amanda Korody, found guilty for her part inorchestrating a terrorist bomb plot, wanted to infiltrate a synagogue where she could kill “small Jews” so these children would be spared eternal damnation in hell.

Read More: http://canadafreepress.com/article/74117

Equality Obama-style: profiteering of neighborhoods, fetal organs

Every aspect of the Obama administration’s policy of creating equality in America has established the opposite goal. Better characterization of the policy would be that of ‘re-creating,’ as true equality was built into the founding documents at this nation’s outset. There is a dissembling penchant of this president to makeover the world according to his invalid, biased perspective.

Read More: http://canadafreepress.com/article/74107

Alan Greenspan: This is 'extremely dangerous'

While markets hone in on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy hints, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan sees a bigger economic irritant—government spending.
On Wednesday, Greenspan decried a rise in entitlement costs, which he contended have pressured the U.S. economy.

Out of Shadows: New tech allows face recognition in utter darkness

German researchers have developed a new technology that can identify a person in poor lighting or even in absolute darkness thus potentially solving one of the main issues of the modern face recognition systems. ...Saquib Sarfraz and Rainer Stiefelhagen...created a system that analyzes mid- or far-infrared images and matches them with the ordinary photos thus allowing the people’s faces to be recognized.  

Read More: http://www.rt.com/news/311003-new-technology-face-recognition/

Sex trafficking: Lifelong struggle of exploited children

In the US, poverty, deprivation and exploitation draws thousands of its own children down into a dark underworld that offers few ways out. It is a world few Americans are aware of. But tens of thousands of American children are thought to be sexually exploited every year. It's believed that every night hundreds are sold for sex.  

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33710224

Alien swarm? 10 UFO-like objects filmed flying over Japan

A video shot in Japan’s port city of Osaka has been making the rounds online, displaying a swarm of white spherical objects of unknown origin flying across the sky. The low-quality footage has triggered speculation over extra-terrestrial life and UFOs.

Read More: http://www.rt.com/news/311016-ufo-sighting-japan-video/

CISA: the dirty deal between Google and the NSA that no one is talking about

One of the things that civil liberties activists like to lament about is that the general public seems to care more about Google and Facebook using their personal data to target advertising than the government using it to target drone strikes. The reality is that both types of abuse are dangerous, and they work hand in hand.  

Read More: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/249521-cisa-the-dirty-deal-between-google-and-the-nsa-that-no-one-is

Freedom of Speech? 2nd Jew Arrested for Calling Mohammed a Pig

Jerusalem district police arrested a Jewish youth on Monday for his "crime" recorded on video the day before, when he said while leaving the Temple Mount that "Mohammed is a pig," in reference to the founder of Islam.

Read More: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/198689#.Vbdt_7NVhBc

Architectural Plans for Third Temple Have Begun

The Temple Institute has released a modern three-dimensional architectural rendition of the future Third Holy Temple, utilizing the latest building material and techniques. The vivid, three-minute video walks viewers through the main sanctuary, showcasing decades of research and tens of innovative Halakhic (Jewish law) solutions to various perplexing issues that were resolved to create fully functional, ready-to-use plans. While staying true to the Halakhic requirements and dimensions, the project also adds some clear modern twists.

Read More: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/198621#.VbdtFrNVhBf

Volcanic ash forces airport closures in Colombia

Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupted in an ash cloud on Sunday, prompting authorities to temporarily close two airports in the area.

Read More: http://news.yahoo.com/volcanic-ash-forces-airport-closures-colombia-185014628.html

Chile volcano has rare eruptions; more expected

The Cabulco volcano in southern Chile has erupted twice in the last 24 hours after being dormant for decades. And there may be more action on the way. CBSN's Anne-Marie Green and David Begnaud discuss what geologists are monitoring.

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Hakone volcano erupts on small scale

Ōwaku Valley, a part of Mount Hakone with high volcanic activity, has been showing more signs of an impending eruption recently.

Read More: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/07/27/hakone-volcano-erupts-on-small-scale/

Chinese stocks destroy $39.8B in U.S. wealth

The Chinese stock implosion is starting to get serious. It's costing U.S. investors real money. The 144 China-based stocks with primary listings on major U.S. exchanges have erased nearly $40 billion in paper wealth since the Shanghai Composite index peaked on June 12. It's an enormous destruction of wealth that in effects wipes out the market value of a company the size of cruise ship operator Carnival.  

Read More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2015/07/27/chinese-stocks-us-wealth/30738321/

Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately. It was approved by the BSA's National Executive Board on a 45-12 vote during a closed-to-the-media teleconference.

Read More: http://news.yahoo.com/boy-scout-board-approves-end-blanket-ban-gay-232217050.html

Ice Cream Shop Serves Abortion-Inspired Flavor For Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

A pro-abortion ice cream shop in Oregon whipped up a special flavor for its recent Planned Parenthood fundraiser. What’s the Scoop? in Portland is evidently unfazed by the recent sting videos showing Planned Parenthood administrators apparently profiting off the sale of aborted fetal organs. 

Read More: http://www.infowars.com/ice-cream-shop-serves-abortion-inspired-flavor-for-planned-parenthood-fundraiser/

Iran Deal Worth More than All U.S. Aid to Israel Since 1948

The Iran deal will provide Iran with a cash windfall as sanctions are eased and assets are unfrozen. The total amount is estimated to be as high as $150 billion. If so, the Iran deal would give more cash to Iran than the $124.3 billion U.S. has given in total aid to Israel since 1948. The exact amount that Iran would gain through the unfreezing of its foreign assets is a matter of some dispute.

Read More: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/27/iran-deal-worth-more-than-all-u-s-aid-to-israel-since-1948/

Magnitude 4.5 and 4.0 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.5 magnitude quake at 1:12 p.m. Monday and a 4.0 magnitude quake at 12:49 p.m. Both were about 3 miles northeast of Crescent, or about 35 miles north of Oklahoma City.  

Read More: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OKLAHOMA_EARTHQUAKES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-07-27-15-42-06

Minimum Wage For Fast-food Workers In New York Raised

The increase will take effect in New York City by December 31, 2018 and by July 1, 2021 for the rest of the state. For New York City, the minimum wage should be increased to $10.50 on December 31, 2015, $12.00 on December 31, 2016, $13.50 on December 31, 2017, and $15.00 on December 31, 2018. For the rest of the state, the minimum wage should be increased to $9.75 on December 31, 2015, $10.75 on December 31, 2016, $11.75 on December 31, 2017, $12.75 on December 31, 2018, $13.75 on December 31, 2019, $14.50 on December 31, 2020, and $15.00 on July 1, 2021.

Read More: http://www.rttnews.com/2526894/minimum-wage-for-fast-food-workers-in-new-york-raised.aspx?google_editors_picks=true

Obama to Focus on Counterterrorism During Africa Trip

Counterterrorism is expected to be a focus of talks in Nairobi and in Addis Ababa where Barack Obama this weekend will be the first sitting American president to visit Ethiopia and African Union headquarters.

Read More: http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-focuses-on-counterterrorism-during-africa-trip/2871787.html

2 Okla. teens held in fatal stabbing of 5 relatives

Two teenagers were taken into custody early Thursday after five of their relatives were found stabbed to death in a home in a bedroom community in eastern Oklahoma, according to police.
The two, ages 16 and 18, were arrested after officers were called to a property in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa, late Wednesday.

Astronauts dock at the International Space Station

Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan have successfully docked at the International Space Station. Less than six hours after take-off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome, Kjell Lindgren from the US, Kimiya Yui of Japan and Russian Oleg Kononenko safely arrived at the orbital outpost. ...Manned flights to the ISS are currently only possible with Russia's ageing Soviet space technology.  

Donald Trump to visit US-Mexico border

US presidential candidate Donald Trump is to visit the border with Mexico after making illegal immigration the centrepiece of his campaign. Mr Trump will travel to Laredo, Texas, on Thursday to meet border control agents and local police officers... In June, he sparked controversy after calling undocumented Mexican immigrants "rapists" and "criminals".  

Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33630397

Iran Vows to Buy Weapons Anytime, Anywhere

A senior Iranian official...said that the Islamic Republic will continue to import and export arms freely across the globe without restriction... Abbas Araghchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister, said that he insisted during the negotiations that Iran be able to purchase and ship military hardware at any time and from any place, according to the comments made on state-controlled television.  

Read More: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-vows-to-buy-weapons-anytime-anywhere/

ECB Provides $980 Million Cash Injection to Greek Banks

Greece's banks received a new cash injection from the European Central Bank on Wednesday, ahead of a key vote in parliament on judicial and banking reforms needed to secure crucial bailout funds from international creditors.

Read More: http://www.voanews.com/content/greece-to-vote-on-more-reforms/2872975.html

China's Record Dumping Of US Treasuries Leaves Goldman Speechless

We then put China's change in FX reserves alongside the total Treasury holdings of China and its "anonymous" offshore Treasury dealer Euroclear (aka "Belgium") as released by TIC, and found that the dramatic relationship which we first discovered back in May, has persisted - namely virtually the entire delta in Chinese FX reserves come via China's US Treasury holdings. As in they are being aggressively sold, to the tune of $107 billion in Treasury sales so far in 2015.  

Read More: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-21/chinas-record-dumping-us-treasuries-leaves-goldman-speechless

Heavy storms in California signify return of El Nino

On Tuesday, construction crews began fixing the highway bridge washed out by heavy weekend rains in California. Scientists say such rare summer storms are a preview of a potentially record-breaking wet winter in the west. NASA climate scientist Josh Willis says the storms are fueled by the phenomenon called El Nino.  

Read More: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/heavy-storms-in-california-signify-return-of-el-nino/?ftag=YHF4eb9d17

North Korea may be preparing to launch a new, long-range rocket

North Korea is preparing to launch a new, long-range rocket, possibly in October, having completed an upgrade at its main satellite launch base, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday.  

Read More: http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-north-korea-prepares-to-launch-new-long-range-rocket-yonhap-2015-7

After EU labeling of West Bank goods, paper proposes banking steps on Israel

The European Union agreed this week to push ahead with labeling Israeli goods made in settlements in the West Bank, a move that has alarmed the Israeli government; but now there are proposals to go much further, including targeting Israeli banks. ...EU is in breach of its own laws and must move much more firmly to distinguish its dealings with Israel from Israel's activities in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. 

Read More: http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/After-EU-labeling-of-West-Bank-goods-paper-proposes-banking-steps-on-Israel-409793

Why is Pope Francis so obsessed with the devil?

His tweets and homilies about the devil, Satan, the Accuser, the Evil One, the Father of Lies, the Ancient Serpent, the Tempter, the Seducer, the Great Dragon, the Enemy and just plain "demon" are now legion. For Francis, the devil is not a myth, but a real person. Many modern people may greet the Pope's insistence on the devil with a dismissive, cultural affectation, indifference, or at the most indulgent curiosity.  

Read More: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/20/living/pope-francis-devil/index.html

More black babies aborted than born in New York City

Black lives matter? Apparently not in New York City. A “Pregnancy Outcomes” report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reveals in 2013, more black babies were aborted than born in the city. A chart on page 7 shows 24,108 “non-Hispanic black” babies were born while 29,007 faced “induced terminations” — or abortions. 

Read More: http://www.theamericanmirror.com/shock-more-black-babies-aborted-than-born-in-new-york-city/

Japan demands China halt oil exploration in part of East China Sea

Japan called on China on Tuesday to halt construction of oil-and-gas exploration platforms in the East China Sea close to waters claimed by both nations, concerned that Chinese drills could tap reservoirs that extend into Japanese territory.

Read More: http://news.yahoo.com/japan-ratchets-criticism-china-revised-defense-paper-012245394.html

The $100 million question: are we alone in the cosmos?

Scientists are about to embark on the biggest search yet for alien life...with $100 million from a Russian billionaire and the backing of physicist Stephen Hawking. Whether we are alone in the universe has engaged minds down the ages, and the recent discovery that there may be tens of billions of habitable planets in our galaxy alone has added urgency to finding an answer.

Read More: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/billionaire-milner-pledges-100-million-intelligent-life-space-103334701.html

Earthquake centered in northern Oklahoma rattles state

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake centered in northern Oklahoma has shaken the state, with reports of it being felt hundreds of miles away. The U.S. Geological Survey reported Monday's quake happened at about 3:20 p.m.,  

Read More: http://www.postbulletin.com/news/nation/earthquake-centered-in-northern-oklahoma-rattles-state/article_70d05881-ea20-55ed-bf20-87f8711d57ed.html

Indonesia closes down five airports after volcanoes erupt

Ash streaming from two volcanoes has forced Indonesian authorities to shut five airports, leaving thousands unable to travel home for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The closures were prompted by eruptions at Mount Raung on the main Java island and Mount Gamalama in eastern Indonesia, CNN reported.

Read More: http://news.yahoo.com/indonesia-closes-down-five-airports-volcanoes-erupt-190820322.html