tell news that a 5.3 magnitude Papua New Guinea earthquake today began
just after 12:30 am local time (on November 27, 2013). The quake had a
moderate depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake started on-land
and forty-seven miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be
felt across the region.
by the United States and Afghanistan to finalize a long-term security
arrangement appeared on the brink of collapse Monday as Afghan President
Hamid Karzai made a new set of demands, and the Obama administration
said it would be forced to begin planning for a complete withdrawal of
U.S. forces at the end of 2014.
months the problems of ObamaCare have dominated politics in Washington.
The botched rollout of the individual mandate part of the law, the loss
by millions who have had their policies cancelled, the inability of the
main web site to function properly, have led to a political disaster
for President Barack Obama, whose popularity has sharply declined.
Similarly, in foreign affairs during the last year he resembled Hamlet
in the White House, experiencing difficulty in making up his mind to
decide on a policy on Syria. On both domestic and foreign policy Obama’s
credibility has been challenged.
former deputy commanding general of the U.S. Pacific Command says
President Obama seeks to “seize control over national security” and,
bypassing Congress, singlehandedly weaken the U.S. military. Army Maj.
Gen. Paul E. Vallely, retired, charges in a 21-page position statement
made available to WND, titled “The Obama Military – Evolution and
Legacy,” that Obama already has begun working with Russia to reduce
nuclear weapons without a treaty, which would require Senate
all the disappointment they expressed following the deal on Iran’s
nuclear program, skeptics in Congress appear to be willing to give the
agreement brokered by the Obama administration space to breathe — albeit
with tough new punitive measures in place should Iran fail to live up
to its end of the bargain.
laid the blame for the epidemic squarely on the two most obvious
characteristics of homosexual sex: anal intercourse and promiscuity.
The UK’s National Director of Health and Wellbeing warns that there is
an increasing and potentially catastrophic HIV epidemic in homosexual
men in every part of the world.
stone altar dating from the Iron Age was accidentally discovered near
the remains of an ancient wall during a dig in Judea, according to the
Unity Coalition for Israel. Apparently the altar was moved from its
original location in Tel Shiloh; its discovery is the first physical
evidence that Shiloh had served as a religious center prior to the First
leadership comes down to moral courage. Now, with the Iran deal the
loser is not just the State of Israel. It is the leadership of President
Obama. We’re back to an American foreign policy prepared to make deals
with terror funding states, unfreezing billions of dollars in assets for
a temporary halt to their nuclear ambitions.
recent WHO report shows grim health implications from Europe’s economic
crisis, including a trend in Greece in which citizens infect themselves
with HIV to access the meager range of government benefits available.
digging in Turkey have found the guardians of the “Gate to Hell” — two
unique marble statues which once warned of a deadly cave in the ancient
Phrygian city of Hierapolis, near Pamukkale. The sculptures were found
as archaeologists further excavated the area where in March they
unearthed the remains of the Plutonium, which included an inscription
dedicated to the deities of the underworld — Pluto and Kore.
Putin showed off his religious side during a visit Monday to the
Vatican, stopping to cross himself and kiss an icon of the Madonna that
he gave to Pope Francis. But Moscow’s improving relations with the
Vatican went only so far: Putin didn’t invite Francis to visit. The
Vatican said Monday that ecumenical relations between the Catholic and
Orthodox churches weren’t really discussed during the 35-minute
discussion between Putin and Francis in the pope’s private library,
though Putin brought greetings from Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill.
Texas has had another earthquake in an area that’s now recorded five
quakes in the past week. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.3
magnitude earthquake happened at 1:43 a.m. CST Monday and was centered
about 4 miles west of Azle (AY’-zil).
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office had no immediate reports of damage or
injuries from the latest earthquake.
came up to nearly the high water mark,” says Grahame.
“It was low tide, it was about half past five and it brought the Kontiki
in and laid the lines up the beach. It came in – it wasn’t just a wave
it was like a tsunami. “It was quite frightening really. First time I
have been fishing on the beach when that’s happened. The tide came in
and it stayed in for three or four minutes, then it just drained
straight out like a huge vacuum cleaner. It was quite substantial.
7.0-magnitude earthquake at 2:27 a.m. local time (06:27 GMT) was
centered in the Atlantic Ocean about 314 kilometers (195 miles)
southeast of Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands. It struck
about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake,
according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Some residents on the islands reported being woken by the earthquake,
but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Saturday, Nov 23, was an explosive day on earth as seven volcanoes erupted hours apart from each other on the same day.
research, led by seismologist Martin Reyners of GNS Science, showed the
unusual rock structure of the region meant the Canterbury earthquakes
produced some of the strongest vertical ground accelerations ever seen
in an earthquake. The makeup of this unique dense and thick slab of
rock could have implications for other regions around the lower South
I think, now faces the fateful decision whether it will allow Iran to
get nuclear weapons, thus constituting a true existential threat to
Israel,” he said. “Or whether they will strike as the Israelis have
done twice before against nuclear programs in the hands of hostile
states,” Bolton told WABC Radio’s Aaron Klein.
Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., cut straight to the heart of the matter when
WND asked her what the nuclear deal with Iran will mean.
“The major nations of the world have chosen to fail to thwart Iran from
gaining a nuclear weapon. It is a blunder of such great proportion,
history will record it’s folly,” she ruefully predicted.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely
U.S. Voters believe the United States should withdraw all troops from
Afghanistan by 2014 and leave Afghan troops to fight the Taliban on their
own. Thirty-eight percent (38%) would rather some U.S. troops remain in the
country after next year. Ten percent (10%) are undecided.
military-backed government has issued a law that all but bans street
protests by applying jail time or heavy fines to the public
demonstrations that have felled the last two presidents and regularly
roiled the capital since the Arab Spring revolt.
The new law…is the latest evidence of a return to authoritarianism in
the aftermath of the military takeover that removed President Mohamed
Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in July.
a token policy appearance Monday in San Francisco, President Obama
railed against Republicans for standing in the way of his
‘comprehensive’ immigration reform plans that would extend an amnesty to
millions of illegal immigrants.
‘We’ve got to finish the job,’ Obama said, referring to bipartisan
legislation that passed the U.S. Senate in June but has long stalled in
A referendum on Egypt’s amended constitution is likely to take place in January, the interim PM has said.
Hazem Beblawi said the referendum would take place in the “second half of January” – later than expected.
It is a key first step in the political transition after Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in July.
upcoming government will not change its eurozone policy, but wants more
powers for the bloc’s foreign service and a “special relationship” with
Russia, according to a draft coalition agreement to be signed off on
Wednesday (27 November).
The 177-page document lists all domestic and foreign policies to be
implemented by the new “Grand Coalition” led by Chancellor Angela