Iran, Russia Hold Joint Naval Exercise - October 16, 2014 (Associated Press)
Iran’s state television says two Russian warships have left a northern Iranian port after the two countries held a joint, three-day naval exercise in the Caspian Sea.
Ebola outbreak is just the beginning of pattern of deadly diseases, science writer David Quammen warns
Ebola outbreak is just the beginning of pattern of deadly diseases, science writer David Quammen warns - October 14, 2014 (Herald Sun)
David Quammen has spent years researching emerging viruses officially known as zoonotic — they live in an animal host and occasionally jump to, or “spill over”, into human beings. With the US in the grips of an Ebola panic after Texan nurse Nina Pham was diagnosed with the deadly virus, Quammen has issued an ominous warning: “This is not a one-time deal”.
Turkey Has Been Consistent, Just Not in Line With U.S. - October 14, 2014 (New York Times)
Turkey could still commit itself to becoming a more active member of the anti-ISIS coalition, though that seems unlikely.
Houston Drops Sermons from Subpoenas - October 17, 2014 (Christianity Today)
New subpoenas issued Friday by the City of Houston do not ask five local pastors for sermon notes, instead limiting their request to instructions regarding a petition to repeal the city’s equal rights ordinance. The word “sermon” has been removed, as well as the requests for pastors’ teachings on sexuality and gender identity. The subpoenas still list all speeches, presentations, documents, text messages, emails, and other communication related to the ordinance, the petition, and their campaign to collect signatures.
Boko Haram poses a serious challenge to the Nigerian government - October 16, 2014 (Homeland Security Newswire)
The sophistication of Boko Haram’s operations including the prison break, use of propaganda, and the bombing of key government buildings has led some analysts to suggest that the group might be gaining help from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or Somalia’s al-Shabaab.
How liberals are unwittingly paving the way for the legalization of adult incest - September 30, 2014 (The Week)
You should really care that the German Ethics Council (a government committee) has pronounced that Germany’s laws banning consensual incest between adult brothers and sisters ought to be abolished.
Two dead after explosion in Iranian nuclear facility - October 06, 2014 (Jerusalem Post)
Two workers were killed in an explosion that took place at a military explosives factory southeast of Tehran, near the suspected nuclear reactor in Parchin, IRNA, the official Iranian news agency, reported Monday. The agency quoted Iran’s Defense Industries Organization, which said a fire occurred Sunday night, killing two people.
Claim: The Four Palestinian Boys Killed on the Beach Were Not Blown Up by Israel but Murdered by Hamas
Claim: The Four Palestinian Boys Killed on the Beach Were Not Blown Up by Israel but Murdered by Hamas - October 10, 2014 (Breitbart)
The story of the four kids killed on the beach by Israeli ordnance in Gaza set the tone for the entire media coverage of the summer’s Israel-Gaza conflict. Here was the evidence — or so it seemed — that wanton Israeli aggression was leading to the needless deaths of innocent civilians, in this case four boys who had been playing football moments earlier and now lay in bloodied rags on the beach. … But did they actually see what they think they saw? Not according to a US-based weapons expert who has conducted a forensic analysis of what happened on the day. His name is Thomas Wictor and if his theory is right then those four dead boys were not, after all the victims of Israeli missiles, but were murdered by Hamas in one of the most complex and ingenious “Pallywood” propaganda stunts ever staged.
China surpasses US as world’s largest economy based on key measure - October 11, 2014 (EU Times)
China has surpassed the US in terms of GDP based on purchasing power parity (PPP), becoming the largest in the world by this measure, International Monetary Fund estimates show.
Who is the real Jewish Messiah, and what will he bring to our people (Video) - October 04, 2014 (Jews for Judaism)
Could you refute these arguments?
Sweden first EU country to recognize state of Palestine - October 03, 2014 (Mail & Guardian)
Sweden’s new center-left government will recognize the state of Palestine, a move that will make it the first major European country to take the step.
Assisted Suicide “Out of Control” in Netherlands - October 02, 2014 (Breitbart London)
Dr Peter Saunders of the Christian Medical Fellowship told the Daily Mail that euthanasia in the Netherlands is “way out of control”, saying that it proves that assisted dying is impossible to regulate.