Florida investigates four mysterious Zika infections

So far cases outside of Latin America and the Caribbean, where the virus is prevalent, have been spread by travel to that region or sexual transmission.
The four Florida cases have raised the possibility that mosquitoes in the US have begun to carry the virus.
Zika causes only a mild illness in most people but the virus has been linked to severe brain defects in newborns.


The body of China's experimental Long March 7 rocket re-entered Earth's atmosphere on Wednesday night, July 27th, around 9:38 p.m. Pacific Time, creating a bright fireball over the western USA. The glowing trail was spotted in Utah, Nevada and much of California.

Read More: http://www.spaceweather.com/

Savers fear negative interest rates as Natwest warns businesses might have to pay to hold cash

In what is believed to be a UK first, the bank has signalled its intention to force account holders to either pay to hold money or move funds elsewhere. 
Although current plans for negative rates are restricted to business customers, fears are mounting that "pay to save" rates could soon become a reality for millions of consumers, if other banks follow suit. 

Al-Qaeda said to urge attacks on Israeli athletes at Rio games

According to exchanges on social media obtained by The Foreign Deskwebsite, jihadis are urged to target individual competitors from the US, UK, France and Israel, using knives, poison, explosives-laden drones and kidnappings.

Read More: http://www.timesofisrael.com/al-qaeda-said-to-urge-attacks-on-israeli-athletes-at-rio-games/

Darby Makes the Closest Pass to Honolulu by a Tropical Storm in Recorded History

The closest approach on record by a tropical storm to the island of Oahu resulted in torrential rains in excess of ten inches there as Tropical Storm Darby passed just 40 miles to the south and west of Honolulu, Oahu on Sunday with sustained winds of 40 mph. No other named storm on record has passed that close to Honolulu or Oahu since accurate records began in 1949. Rainfall amounts of over ten inches in the 24 hours ending at 3:45 am HST Mondaywere reported at five locations on the eastern half of Oahu from Darby:

11.09" Moanalua RG
10.94" Nuuanu Upper
10.81" Luluku
10.70" Waihee Pump
10.04" Palisades

Read More: https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/darby-makes-the-closest-pass-to-honolulu-by-a-tropical-storm-in-record

22 schoolgirls 'suffered mass demonic possession' after playing game of 'Charlie Charlie'

This is the chilling moment 22 schoolgirls - aged between 12 and 15 - 'suffered mass demonic possession' after playing a game of 'Charlie Charlie'.
The children were screaming, writhing and hallucinating - and some were even foaming at the mouth.
One victim claimed she could see a 'man dressed in black' while possessed - and locals are praying against witchcraft as authorities warn against playing the game.

Obama makes JAW-DROPPING statement about Sharia Law

Welcome to Obama’s America, where combatting Sharia law is now un-American.
Following Newt Gingrich’s call to deport Muslims who believe in Sharia law, thus putting Trump’s Muslim ban on steroids, President Obama decided to weigh in on the matter.
To quote from the Daily CallerOn Friday, Obama called Gingrich’s plan to deport sharia-adhering Muslims in America “repugnant and an affront to everything that we stand for as Americans.”

After 36,000 years, a massive volcano near Rome rumbles to life

Italy, home to one of the most famous volcanic disasters in history, is showing signs that another massive eruption is brewing, according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
Almost 2,000 years after the burial of Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D., an ancient volcano near Rome is rumbling to life, say scientists. About 19 miles away from the heart of Rome, an ancient volcanic district called the Colli Albani is stirring. The Colli Albani, a 9-mile-long semicircle of hills on the outskirts of Rome, last erupted 36,000 years ago, so geologists had classified it as extinct – until about 20 years ago.

Turkish soldiers surrender on Bosphorus Bridge after overnight military coup FAILS, ending with 250 dead as President Erdogan vows revenge

More than 2,800 rebels have been detained after their failed military coup that killed at least 250 and wounded more than 1,500 as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed revenge for the bloody uprising.
Erdogan made his triumphant return back to Istanbul after his forces quelled the coup on Friday evening, as he warned that the members of the military behind the plot to oust him would pay a 'heavy price for their treason'.
Some 104 plotters were killed after a coup attempt to bring down the Turkish government, while 160 people - at least 41 of them police and 47 civilians - fell as 'martyrs'.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3692693/Turkish-military-launch-attempted-coup-depose-government.html#ixzz4Elf8k9pk 

Suspected earth tremor causes panic in Bayelsa, Rivers

Suspected earth tremor in parts of Bayelsa and Rivers States, has caused palpable apprehension among residents of the affected communities in the two oil-rich states.
Residents of the areas noted that the tremor caused serious cracks on the walls of their buildings though no injury was reported.
It was learnt that in some of the impacted communities such as Igbogene and Akenfa in Bayelsa as well as Akinima, Akie-Oniso (Oruama), One Man Country and Mbiama – neighbouring communities in Rivers, many people who experienced it were yet to recover from the trauma.

US pastor says Pokémon Go is 'spawning demons inside your church'

While churches across the UK and America have been encouraged to welcome Pokémon Go gamers, one US pastor is convinced there is something sinister going on.
Rick Wiles, who also runs the Trunews website, on Monday warned that "these Pokémon creatures are like virtual cyber-demons".
"I believe this thing is a magnet for demonic powers," he said.
According to Right-Wing Watch, Wiles went on to warn: "What is this technology is transferred to Islamic jihadists and Islamic jihadists have an app that shows them where Christians are located geographically?

Algae bloom in Lake Tarpon outfall canal causes large fish kill

An algae bloom of unknown origin has killed what a Pinellas County official described Thursday as "thousands and thousands" of fish in an outfall canal between Lake Tarpon and the northern reaches of Tampa Bay.

The algae bloom near Oldsmar appears to have absorbed much of the oxygen in the water in that area, suffocating thousands of juveniles of a type of fish known as menhaden.
"The menhaden are the only ones that have been affected," said Kelli Hammer Levy, director of the county's environmental management division.

Russian Armageddon Convoy Practices for World War III

The largest country in the world by area, Russia has plenty of room to hide things. Naturally, that includes nuclear missiles. Unlike American missiles, which are stationed in concrete silos, Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are deployed on large truck-like vehicles designed to prowl the country's road networks before unleashing Armageddon.
Russia Today has a story on a Russian strategic missile exercise that involves a massive convoy traveling from European-Russian border all the way to the Mongolian border. Russian mobile ICBMs have established, permanent bases but leave in groups on month-long patrols. This particular 400-vehicle convoy includes Topol, Topol-M, and Yars mobile missiles, as well as command and control, security, and logistics vehicles.

How the Pope Can Fulfill Islamic End-Times Prophecies

Islamic prophecies may eerily come to pass with Pope Francis at helm of the Catholic Church, says author Tom Hoorn. 
Islam's Muhammad reportedly prophesied that the end-times would come about as the Islamic antichrist, the Mahdi, waged war against the armies of Rome. 
But Rome isn't exactly a functioning military presence these days, so how would that work?

A gigantic hole has just formed on the sun

Such coronal holes appear from time to time and are perfectly normal. Even if they look totally scary.

This time it is not just a magnetic canyon. No, it’s a giant hole that opened up in the sun’s corona.
A massive new “hole in the sun,” or a big patch of black in the corona, was spotted on Monday, July 11, 2016.

War Is Coming And The Global Financial Situation Is A Lot Worse Than You May Think

On the surface, things seem pretty quiet in mid-July 2016.  The biggest news stories are about the speculation surrounding Donald Trump’s choice of running mate, the stock market in the U.S. keeps setting new all-time record highs, and the media seems completely obsessed with Taylor Swift’s love life.  But underneath the surface, it is a very different story.  As you will see below, the conditions for a “perfect storm” are coming together very rapidly, and the rest of 2016 promises to be much more chaotic than what we have seen so far.

Read More: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/war-is-coming-and-the-global-financial-situation-is-a-lot-worse-than-you-may-think

NASA shuts down live International Space Station feed as 'mysterious UFO enters Earth's atmosphere'

UFO spotters have raised the alarm after the International Space Station live feed cut out just as a large mysterious object appeared to enter Earth's atmosphere.
The incident occurred on July 9 and was first reported by prolific UFO hunter Streetcap1 in a video uploaded the same day.

Atlanta Considering Citywide Curfew And Mobilizing National Guard Over Anti-Police ‘Protests’

Another protest is being organized in Atlanta on Monday night, but instead of a downtown rally, protesters plan to converge on the Buckhead community.
Atlanta police and Mayor Kasim Reed held a news conference Monday morning to discuss plans for the event as well as the marches and protests over the weekend.
Police officers have worked 6,000 hours of overtime so far, according to estimates.  

Hidden fault could trigger cataclysmic "megaquake" in Asia

A massive fault could trigger a cataclysmic earthquake beneath Bangladesh, parts of east India and Myanmar, new research suggests.
The hidden fault, which has been buried under miles of river sediment, could release an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 to 9.0 in one of the most densely populated regions of the world, the study found. And because researchers discovered the system relatively recently, they have no estimates for when such amegaquake could occur.

Giant Blindness-Causing Plant Is Spreading

State environmental authorities in Wisconsin are the latest to warn of the dangers of a giant invasive plant whose toxic sap can cause temporary blindness and severe burns and blisters in people unlucky enough to come in contact with it.
But they're not the only ones worried about giant hogweed (scientific name Heracleum mantegazzianum), a plant from central Asia that misguided horticulturists imported to New York state back in 1917, possibly because of the beauty of its umbrella-shaped white flowers. Since then, it's spread across the United States from Maine to Washington state, and across Canada as well.

Why the Cane Ridge Revival Holds Prophetic Hope for America's Third Great Awakening

It had been a long journey through the forest and hills of Kentucky just to make it to the log cabin church in Cane Ridge yet tens of thousands found the outcome to be well worth the effort. Barton Stone, the pastor at the Presbyterian Church there, had sent word far and wide inviting everyone to come "camp on the grounds" during their first annual communion service. He promised it would be, "one of the greatest meetings of its kind ever known." It didn't disappoint.
By Saturday afternoon it was estimated that more than 25,000 people had descended upon the fields surrounding the church. Stone had expected thousands, but this was more than he could have imagined. It was immediately apparent that the covered platform he had constructed outside the church would not suffice for so many. So Stone dispatched seven separate ministers into the fields to contend for a harvest among the people. Stumps, carriages, and fallen trees became platforms for preachers as they ministered to different sections of the multitude simultaneously.

Record heat and abnormal flooding as Siberia gets freak weather

On 1 July Ulan-Ude experienced its highest ever temperature on this day - a tropical 33.8C - causing a performance of the Republic of Buryatia's first national opera to be cut almost in half because of the stifling heat. 
Unprecedented high temperatures, up to 6C higher than average, have also hit Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk regions. Siberia's coldest region - the Sakha Republic, also known as Yakutia - also experienced a highly unusual heatwave.

Super Typhoon Nepartak slams Taiwan

Super typhoon Nepartak made landfall in Taiwan early Friday, about 15 kilometers south of the eastern city of Taitung, tearing roofs off buildings, flipping cars and dumping rain across the island.
So far, one death and about 66 injuries have been reported by the Taiwan Central Emergency Operations Center as the typhoon packed winds of up to 240 kph (150 mph).

ISIS Gearing Up to Attack Israel

The Islamic State's setbacks in Iraq and Syria is putting Israel in the crosshairs, U.S. Special Envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition Brett McGurk told a congressional committee on Tuesday.
"ISIL's [Islamic State] media statements in recent months, as they suffer losses on the battlefield, have focused on Israel as a target, clearly hoping to generate international headlines to compensate for its defeats," McGurk told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Russia'sSputnick News reported.

'EU WANTS AN EMPIRE' Brussels hope to expand its influence as far as ASIA and AFRICA

The latest EU foreign policy document, titled Global Strategy, calls for an extended reach into new spheres as distant as the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa.
It also outlined "gradual synchronisation and mutual adaptation" between different member states' individual defence strategies.
Ukip’s defence spokesman Mike Hookem said: “The EU wants its own Empire as former Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso made clear when he was in charge.