Thursday, May 25, 2017

US-led strikes left at least 15 civilians dead in Syria, including children

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports on Wednesday, 15 civilians dead, including children by International Coalition’s warplanes. 3 citizens were killed including a woman and her daughter, and several others wounded by bombing by the International Coalition’s warplanes on areas in al-Baroudeh village in...

UK raises terror threat level from severe to critical, another attack “imminently”

UK raises terror threat level from severe to critical, which means an attack is expected "imminently", says UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday.  Britain's terror threat level has been raised to its highest possible level amid fears the Manchester suicide bomber had accomplices who...

US-led coalition increased number of bombs dropped on ISIS by 50% this year

U.S.-led coalition increased number of bombs dropped on ISIS by about 50% this year, reports USA Today on Tuesday, May 23. The U.S.-led coalition has increased the number of bombs dropped on the Islamic State by about 50% this year, reflecting the progress U.S.-backed ground...

Russia to build at least 15 spacecrafts operating in the orbit by 2020 — Putin

Russia needs to build up the orbital grouping with at least 15 spacecrafts operating in the orbit by 2020 to provide remote sensing of Russia and the whole world, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday. The president has held a meeting with Roscosmos state space...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — Five things to know about him

The founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has been holed up in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since 2012. - When did Julian Assange come to prominence? - Julian Assange first caught the world's attention when his website, WikiLeaks, in 2007 released leaked manuals for US...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gives ‘OK’ for deployment of new missile ‘ready for action’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has approved the deployment of a new intermediate-range ballistic missile for combat use as the country succeeded in test-firing it, Pyongyang's state media said Monday. North Korea's leader observed the launch of the new ground-to-ground Pukguksong-2 missile, according to the...

The CIA and AIDS

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first reported the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 1981, rumors have persisted that the deadly virus was created by the CIA to wipe out homosexuals and African Americans. Even today, the conspiracy theory has a number of high-profile believers. South...

Turkey opened huge orphanage complex for nearly 1,000 Syrian children

Turkey on Thursday opened a huge orphanage complex where nearly 1,000 Syrian children will be housed and educated in a "safe environment", one of the NGOs backing the project said. The complex, in the southern Turkish town of Reyhanli near Syria, will house 990 children...

Cholera in Yemen left 242 people dead and up to 23,500 sick, only in three weeks

A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen has killed 242 people, and left nearly 23,500 others sick in the past three weeks alone, the World Health Organisation said Friday. The UN health agency said that in the past day alone, 20 cholera deaths and 3,460 suspected...

Jesus and Mary Magdalene

Jesus and Mary Magdalene might have been married, or so says the Gospel of Philip. Sure, it's the basic plot of The Da Vinci Code (the thriller also wraps in conspiracy shibboleths like Opus Dei and the Knights Templar for good measure) — but...

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