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  • Off-target: Ukrainian Buk missile launcher slams into busy Kiev building  (VIDEO)
    Driver of the 30-tonne launcher caused panic on the sidewalk, as he lost control of the vehicle after a rehearsal of the Independence Day parade. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Pentagon’s China Report ‘Dramatizes Things Rather Than Minimizes Them’ – Prof
    A China Military report compiled by the United States does not rely on real facts. This is according to Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang. Mr. Kang said that Beijing strongly opposes the report noting that the comments on China's military construction contained in the study are absurd. ... ...
  • Mystery of Alleged UFO Over North Carolina Lake Resolved
    UFO enthusiasts, commenting on a viral video posted by Jason Swing on his YouTube channel, earlier didn't think twice before claiming that the footage showed an alien spacecraft. ... ...
  • Teen faces year in jail for pushing friend off 60ft bridge (VIDEO)
    An 18-year-old girl has been charged with reckless endangerment for pushing her 16-year-old friend off a 60-foot bridge in Washington state. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • The chimera of British anti-Semitism (and how not to fight it if it were real)
    The current hysteria engulfing the British Labour Party resolves itself into a pair of interrelated, if discrete, premises: Anti-Semitism in British society at large and the Labour Party in particular have reached crisis proportions. If neither of these premises can be sustained, then the hysteria is a fabrication. In fact, no evidence has been adduced to substantiate either of them; on the contrary, all the evidence points in the opposite direction. The rational conclusion is that the brouhaha is a calculated hoax—dare it be said, plot?—to oust Jeremy Corbyn and the principled leftist politics he represents from British public ... ...
  • ICE Detains Man Driving His Wife To Hospital For Planned C-Section
    A pregnant woman had to drive herself to the hospital and deliver her baby after U.S. immigration officials took her husband into custody because of an arrest warrant related to a homicide in Mexico. (Image credit: LM Otero/AP) ... ...
  • Baseballer Completes Laser-Like 321-Foot Throw to Clinch Rout Over Rivals
    Watch this fantastic throw by center fielder Ramon Laureano from the Oakland Athletics. ... ...
  • US govt doesn’t think people have intelligence to decipher news, hence censorship – Keiser
    As Twitter and Facebook are criticized over censorship and constant finger-pointing at Russia, RT’s Max Keiser speaks to the senior editor of the Grayzone Project, Max Blumenthal, who sums up the reality of the situation. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • ‘We Are All Going to Die’: Viral ‘Robot Overlord’ Video Creeps Out Twitter
    The bizarre clip turned out to be part of a short film, proving wrong those who feared the coming of a new generation of robots. ... ...
  • 6.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Lombok island in Indonesia, the 2nd in less than a day
    A new powerful earthquake has hit Indonesian island of Lombok in half a day after another jolt. The island has sustained a series of earthquakes recently, which killed over 400 people. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Syrian Army Tightens Noose around Encircled ISIL Terrorists in Suwaida eastern Desert
    Units from the Syrian army and the allied forces continued operations against ISIL dens and fortifications in Toloul al-Safa, the last stronghold for the takfiri terrorist organization in Suwaida eastern Badia (desert). SANA reporter said that army units enhanced their positions in the vicinity of Toloul al-Safa, tightening the noose around the embattled ISIL pockets, responding with the appropriate weapons to any hostile attempt by terrorists to break the siege imposed on them. The army’s air force and artillery launched accurate strikes against ISIL dens and fortified positions in Tuloul al-Safa, a rugged terrain replete with rocks, ditches and gorges, ... ...
  • Five civilians martyred, several injured in mine blast in Sweida Badia
    Five civilians were martyred and a sixth was wounded after a mine left behind by Daesh (ISIS) terrorists went off to the east of their village Tarba in Sweida eastern countryside, SANA reporter said. ... ...
  • Afghan president declares new provisional ceasefire: AFP
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  • ‘How do you still call yourself a Catholic?’ Lehrer asks
    Two days  ago on WNYC, the very thoughtful host Brian Lehrer responded to the bombshell sexual abuse revelations about 1000 victims in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania by asking Catholics to call in and explain why they were still Catholic. How do you still call yourself a Catholic? Or, How do you still go to church? I don’t mean this in a snarky way at all or an anti-Catholic way. I’m not a Catholic, I’m not trying to pry anyone out of their religion. But I’m just curious how you deal with it? If you stay identified, if you stay involved, ... ...
  • Sheikh Qassem: Hezbollah represents rare resistance sample
    Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem stressed that the party represents a rare resistance sample which has contributed to Lebanon’s security and stability, adding that the religious and moral values that the group holds give it this distinctive feature. ... ...
  • Trump Wants Saudis to Pay as US Slashes Aid for Syria
    In one of his latest tweets, President Donald Trump has announced that the United States has halted the “ridiculous” 230-million-dollar annual payment to Syria. “Saudi Arabia and other rich countries in the Middle East will start making payments instead of the US,” Trump tweeted, signaling his readiness to develop the country’s military. His remarks came a few days after State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that “as a result of key partner contributions by coalition members, Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo has authorized the Department of State to redirect approximately $230 million in stabilization funds for Syria, ... ...
  • Syrian Army tightens noose around encircled ISIS pockets in Sweida
    Units from the army and the allied forces continued operations against Daesh (ISIS) dens and fortifications in Toloul al-Safa, the last stronghold for the takfiri terrorist organization in Sweida eastern Badia (desert). ... ...
  • Trump lashes out at Russia probe as ‘McCarthyism’
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  • Sayyed Nasrallah receives Yemen’s Ansarullah delegation
    Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah received a delegation representing the Yemen Ansarullah movement to tackle the latest developments of the Saudi unjust blockade and aggression on the Yemenis. ... ...
  • Once ‘Ball Lightning’ Gets Rolling, This Sci-Fi Mind-Bender Shines
    The novel is Chinese writer Cixin Liu's first in English since his "Remembrance of Earth's Past" trilogy. And that series' radical creativity returns in this tale of scientific striving — eventually.(Image credit: ) ... ...
  • From the Editor’s Desk: How disgraced NPA boss Shaun Abrahams accidentally saved the rand
    He's an unlikely hero is Shaun Abrahams, the now-disgraced former head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). But Abrahams may inadvertently have done the country and the currency a world of good by getting sacked amidst the emerging markets currency crisis. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for free 30 day trial (card details required; WSJ access only available to paying members)  ... ...
  • Why Hospitals Are Getting Into The Real Estate Business
    These days hospitals are looking for ways to improve health in their communities to prevent illness and control costs. One hospital in Ohio decided that health might start with affordable housing. (Image credit: Courtesy Nationwide Children's Hospital) ... ...
  • The Sound Made Flesh
    Franklin's gospel recordings presented black life itself as a sacred practice. On albums like Amazing Grace, she is less individual genius than willing instrument of the world that created her.(Image credit: Bill Marino/Sygma via Getty Images) ... ...
  • 441 Saudi-paid mercenaries killed, injured during past 24 hours
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  • Army kills, injures 36 Saudi-paid mercenaries over 24 past hours
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  • Justice ministry’s Functioning’s improving discussed
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  • President meets Brigade 310 Commander
    SANAA, Aug. 19 (saba) - President Mahdi al-Mashat, met on Saturday in the capital Sanaa with commander of 310 Brig. Khaled al-Andoly. ... ...
  • Great Barrier Reef Politics
    Australia’s environment has been in precarious hands since European settlement found its lengthy and persistent way to the continent.  It has been mined, mauled, drained, farmed, deforested and despoiled at a rate that was only restrained by the size of its small but rapacious populace.  When environmental matters have made an appearance, they have done so with a veil of political opportunism.  Few typify this more than Labor’s environment minister Senator Graham Richardson’s efforts regarding the Tasmanian forests.  To win over the conservation-minded voter in marginal, city-based seats, it was good to go green – at least for a bit. ... ...
  • Militia Armory Burns and Explodes; 15 Killed in Iraq
    At least 15 people were killed, and two others were wounded in recent violence: Twelve people were killed in a fire and multiple explosion in Karbala. The incident reportedly occurred at a Hashd al-Shaabi munitions depot. This is the third such incident in Karbala this month. It is possible that explosives are not being store … Continue reading "Militia Armory Burns and Explodes; 15 Killed in Iraq" The post Militia Armory Burns and Explodes; 15 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • What’s Left in Nicaragua after Ortega
    Before the violence that started mid-April, Nicaragua had been the most peaceful, safest, and by far the most progressive country in Central America. Now that a semblance of peace has been restored in Nicaragua, the US government continues its campaign for regime change joined by some who formerly supported Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista party. While much has been written for and against Ortega, what might replace him were he to leave is less well fleshed out. Latin Americanist academics Dan La Botz and Benjamin Waddell, both with extensive experience in and knowledge of Nicaragua, give us some ... ...
  • The Supreme Leader of the Iranian Revolution Rectifies his Views
    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran has profoundly changed his views: on August 13, 2018, he declared that the effect of the US sanctions on the country was attributable to internal and not external causes, that is to say to the economic management of the Rohani administration. On August 15, he admitted to having made a mistake by authorizing Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to negotiate the 5 + 1 nuclear deal (JCPoA) with the United States. In March 2013, (...) ... ...
  • Is the Washington Post Biased?
    The mind of the mass media: Email exchange between myself and a leading Washington Post foreign policy reporter: July 18, 2018 Dear Mr. Birnbaum, You write Trump “made no mention of Russia’s adventures in Ukraine”. Well, neither he nor Putin nor you made any mention of America’s adventures in the Ukraine, which resulted in the overthrow of the Ukrainian government in 2014, which led to the justified Russian adventure. Therefore …? If Russia overthrew the Mexican government would you blame the US for taking some action in Mexico? William Blum Dear Mr. Blum, Thanks for your note. “America’s adventures in ... ...
  • “I’m Bringing My Bullhorn to Congress”: Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Muslim Congresswoman
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  • Nice-guy Jeremy Corbyn needs to get mean
    Stuart Littlewood argues that UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn “clearly has a problem with his spin doctors and media team” who should by now have deflected the orchestrated ‘anti Semitism’ slurs and turned the tables on his detractors. ... ...
  • Truth Music Playlist – Summer 2018
    It’s summer time again! Relax, kick back and enjoy your vacation with a little truth music courtesy of these friends, subscribers and listeners of The Corbett Report. SHOW NOTES Truth Music on The Corbett Report The Corbett Report (Is Not On Facebook) – Scorpio Remix The Corbett Report (Is Not On Facebook) – Lunartrax Remix […] ... ...
  • Political Nuance
    “The trouble with socialism is eventually you run out of other people’s money.” This was the text of the bumper sticker adorning the old Chevy pickup in front of me in traffic today. As fate would have it, it was actually the second anti-socialist bumper sticker that I would see during my daily commute. The odd, coincidental nature of the two messages got me thinking about the nature and content of political expression these days and more specifically the lack of depth of those expressions. While I am hesitant to be overly judgmental of Mr. Chevy experience has taught me ... ...
  • #TaosCompound, Crude Sanctions, Apocalypse 2040 – New World Next Week
    This week on the New World Next Week: the FBI have their hands all over the Taos compound story; Iran (and China) fire back at US sanctions; and the Club of Rome recycles 45 year old Armageddon propaganda. ... ...
  • Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Destructive Lifestyles
    Throughout the world heat waves, flooding and uncontrollable wildfires have caused widespread havoc, lives have been lost, homes destroyed, livelihoods ruined. Unprecedented levels of heat have been recorded in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. According to The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) record cold May temperatures were registered in “northeastern Canada and the northern Atlantic Ocean, off the southern coast of Greenland.” Global temperatures for the first five months of the year were the highest on record for a La Niña year; higher temperatures, “lead to more frequent and ... ...
  • Jews, Logic and Corbyn
    ShareBy Gilad AtzmomnAccording to the Transitive Axiom if A=B and B=C then A = C (If any two items are equal to the same third item then the two are equal to each other).I mention the Transitive Axiom because it is a straightforward way to understand that if Corbyn (A) = existential threat to Jews (B) and Hitler (C) = existential threat to Jews (B) then Corbyn (A) = Hitler (C).Every day British Jewish community leaders tell us that it will pose an “existential threat” to British Jews if Corbyn ends up in 10 Downing Street. It seems some British Jewish ... ...
  • Corbyn Smeared as Anti-Semite, For a Reason
    The Labour party, relentlessly battered by an organized campaign of smears of its leader, Jeremy Corbyn – first for being anti-Semitic, and now for honoring Palestinian terrorists – is reportedly about to adopt the four additional working “examples” of anti-Semitism drafted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Labour initially rejected these examples – stoking … Continue reading "Corbyn Smeared as Anti-Semite, For a Reason" The post Corbyn Smeared as Anti-Semite, For a Reason appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Electric Infrastructure Targeted; Six Killed in Iraq
    Unknown persons brought down power lines in Kirkuk province. The post Electric Infrastructure Targeted; Six Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Steinhoff brings in the big gun; but is it a dead cat bounce move
    Embattled retailer Steinhoff, still lingering in the wake of a Markus Jooste-inspired meltdown, is looking to strengthen the top team. Paul Copley’s resume includes PwC, Lehman Brothers and Kaupthing EHF — the latter two, however, were victims of the 2008 credit crisis. He is expected to join the supervisory board. Copley is an insolvency veteran – making him most likely a past master with liquidations. This fact is unlikely to spark confidence in Steinhoff shareholders. There’s a classic investment term called a ‘dead cat bounce’ — one wonders if Copley has been brought in to lay the cat to rest. ... ...
  • Corbyn’s Labour Party is being made to fail – by design
    Jonathan Cook says by adopting the full Zionist definition of ‘anti-Semitism’, the UK Labour Party “will jettison the principle of free speech and curtail critical debate about… Israel’, and with it betray its grassroots supporters and Palestinian victims of Israeli crimes. ... ...
  • Elon Musk fights tears as Tesla tweet takes ‘excruciating’ personal toll – New York Times
    Something is going very wrong in Elon Musk's life. He has been behaving bizarrely and making irrational decisions that have put him at loggerheads with his previous supporters in the investment community. This is a Biznews Premium article. Please login or sign up for a free 1-month trial. ... ...
  • Israel clears itself of wrongdoing in 2014 Gaza assault which killed 135 Palestinians
    Hamas decries Israeli decision to end ‘Black Friday’ probe Al Jazeera 16 Aug — Hamas has condemned an Israeli decision to close a military investigation into an assault on August 1, 2014, in which 135 Palestinians were killed in Rafah, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. In a report on Wednesday, the Israeli army cleared itself of wrongdoing and said it would not prosecute commanders who were involved, claiming its investigation found no reason to suspect criminal misconduct. The attack, referred to as “Black Friday”, was part of a seven-week assault on Gaza, which has been under an ... ...
  • New Zealand bans residential property sales to rich foreigners – FT
    New Zealand has banned foreigners from buying existing residential property in a blow to the global super-rich, who have snapped up scores of luxury estates in recent years. This is a Biznews Premium article. Please login or sign up for a free 1-month trial. ... ...
  • Drowning among Israeli settlements, an ancient Christian village in Palestine struggles to survive
    Nestled in the hilltops of the central occupied West Bank, an ancient Palestinian Christian village is gearing up for a fight against the Israeli occupation that it has all too much experience with. In late July, the village of Aboud, whose existence dates back two millennia, was handed an order by Israeli authorities confiscating some 324 dunums (80 acres) of land shared by Aboud and its neighboring village al-Lubban al-Gharbiya. Israeli authorities confiscated the land under the pretext that it would be used to build an Israeli-only road between the two illegal settlements of Beit Arye and Ofarim — both ... ...
  • The Aretha Dialogue
    Photo: Atlantic Records. It wasn’t an emotive voice. Wait. Stop there. The “Queen of Soul”? What’s “emotive” mean? “Able to arouse intense emotion” Respect” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” Shall I go on? Maybe I mean it could arouse emotion but didn’t … convey it. Or contain it. I’m listening. Compare what she did to Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday. For all of them, there’s a sense – almost note by note – of a range of feeling. Listen to Aretha cover Dinah (there’s a whole album), and it’s an amazing voice in its range and ... ...
  • Donald Trump and the Rise of Patriotism 
    Some people were encouraged by the small number of white supremacists who gathered on the anniversary of Charlottesville. It is indeed a good sign that this form of branding is less appealing than it was a year ago. The admirable goal of making racists afraid again may have won in Charlottesville. Alas, a more insidious brand of white supremacy has gripped the country. Look at Portland, Oregon where anti-fascists were attacked by police. Police watched as fascists used violence in Charlottesville a year ago. We know whose side the police are on. The anti-fascists in Portland were protesting the group ... ...
  • First Amendment Rights and the Court of Popular Opinion
    All right, QAnon community believes that observable reality is false and the QAnon narrative is real. There is a question as to whether that sort of speech should be abridged or not and quite tellingly we are now more interested in what social media rather than the Supreme Court will decide. I am interested in the way in which First Amendment rights have descended into the court of popular opinion where it seems true and false are in the eye of the beholder and social media now has the authority to post or take down what those eyes can see. ... ...

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