Francis spoke on the theme of prayer on Thursday, saying when we pray
it’s a bit like annoying God so that he listens to us. His remarks came
during his homily at the morning mass in the Santa Marta guesthouse.
Thursday, The Boston Globe reported that Obama said he did live with
his Kenyan uncle, Onyango “Omar” Obama, for three weeks just before
young Barack began his career as a Harvard Law student. The White House
had told the press in 2011 that the President had never met the man.
That was an inadvertent lack of diligence on the part of Obama’s staff,
said Press Secretary Jay Carney Thursday. “Back when this arose, [White
House staff] looked at the record, including the President’s
[autobiographical] book, and there was no evidence that they had met,”
third named winter storm of the 2013-14 season, has already dumped a
swath of locally heavy snow from the Rockies to the Upper Midwest, and a
stripe of snow, sleet and freezing rain from the Southern Plains to the
Ohio Valley. Now, Cleon is delivering its final wintry punch – a
significant swath of snow and ice from the Southern Plains to the Ohio
Valley and interior Northeast as we close out the workweek.
an interview with Press TV, Louay al-Mokdad, a spokesman for the
so-called Free Syrian Army, said the group will not attend the Geneva
talks unless the international community “gives guarantees” that
President Bashar al-Assad will step down.
start investing in some warm clothes because German scientists are
predicting that the Earth will cool over the next century. German
scientists found that two naturally occurring cycles will combine to
lower global temperatures during the 21st century, eventually dropping
to levels corresponding with the “little ice age” of 1870.
NSA was prepared to secretly collect data on citizens of Australia,
Canada and New Zealand – without the knowledge or consent of their
governments, and despite the ‘Five Eyes’ joint spying program with those
countries, a Snowden leak reveals.
total of 44 suspected cases and 14 deaths have been reported from
October 3 to November 24, 2013 in the localities of Lagawa, Kailak,
Muglad and Abyei in West Kordofan and Elreef Alshargi, Abu Gibaiha,
Ghadir, Habila, Kadugli, Altadamon, Talodi and Aliri in South Kordofan.
made his remarks at Ben-Gurion international Airport outside of Tel
Aviv before taking off from Israel, after three meetings with Netanyahu
and one with Abbas over the last two days.
Storm Xaver blasted towards mainland Europe on Thursday after cutting
transport and power in northern Britain and killing three people in what
meteorologists warned could be the worst storm to hit the continent in
British authorities said the Thames Barrier, designed to protect London
from flooding during exceptional tides, would shut on Thursday night and
warned of “the most serious coastal tidal surge for over 60 years in
England”. Prime Minister David Cameron called two emergency meetings to
ice storm will affect millions of people into Friday and threaten to
cut power for hundreds of thousands from northern Texas to western
Travel by vehicle or foot will be dangerous during and after the storm,
due to icy roads and falling trees and power lines.
Activity remains elevated. Strombolian-type explosions and lava flows / glowing lava avalanches on the upper slope continue.
in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has said it was behind an attack on
Yemen’s defence ministry on Thursday that left 52 people dead.
The group’s media arm, al-Malahim, said the ministry complex in Sanaa
had been targeted because US unmanned drones were being operated from
The attack saw a suicide bomber ram an explosives-filled car into the
main gate before gunmen launched an assault.
tidal surge which hit the east coast of Britain has been described as
the “most serious” for 60 years.
Thousands were forced to abandon their homes as tides in parts of the
North Sea reached higher levels than the devastating floods of 1953.
Flood waters have receded in many areas but authorities are warning that
high tides later on Friday could cause further damage.
President Francois Hollande has announced another military intervention
in Africa, but plans to deploy an EU battle group are unlikely to go
“This operation will be swift, it does not have the vocation to last
long,” he said on Thursday (5 December) on plans to send soldiers to the
Central African Republic (CAR).
Lebanese newspaper reported on Thursday that Hezbollah blames Israel
for the assassination of Hassan al-Laqqis and will respond.
Ibrahim al-Amin, editor-in-chief of the Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar,
which tends to support the “axis of resistance” of Hezbollah, Iran and
Syria, stated in an article titled “Hezbollah will respond” that all
signs point to Israel for the assassination.
media reported Thursday that the government is preparing to deem the
Muslim Brotherhood “a terrorist organization,” as pro-Morsi
organizations sent out a call for protests to be held over the weekend.
The Egyptian El-Watan newspaper …reported that interim Prime Minister
Hazem el-Beblawi discussed in a closed meeting with a number of
ministers a detailed directive that declares the Brotherhood a terrorist
John Kerry that Israelis saw deliver a statement to the press following
his meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday was not
the John Kerry that they saw a short month ago…
That Kerry…was the Kerry threatening Israel with a third intifada if
the talks with the Palestinians collapsed.