navy conducted rocket tests last week near US warships and other
commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the American military has
The tests threaten to cause new tensions between the two nations
following their landmark nuclear deal.
Iran fired “several unguided rockets” about 1,370m (1,500 yards) from
two US vessels and a French frigate, US military spokesman Kyle Raines
five-mile (8km) section of the Mississippi River near St Louis,
Missouri, has been closed to vessels as rising water levels caused
“hazardous conditions”, the US Coast Guard said.
Storms and tornadoes have lashed the region in recent days, swelling
rivers and causing flash flooding.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said 13 people in the state had died in the
Israeli-Indian developed Barak 8 missile system carried out two
successful interceptions from an Indian Navy ship over the past day.
Israel Aerospace Industries said that the weapons system successfully
hit its target and completed a series of three tests that demonstrate
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent his condolences to the family of
Gennady Kaufman, the Israeli who was stabbed by a terrorist in the West
Bank near the Cave of the Patriarchs…
“…I say to all those who wish to uproot us from the Cave of the
Patriarchs: with the exception of a few years in the previous century,
we have been there close to 4,000 years,”…”And there we will stay
forever. You cannot defeat us,” he added.
has come to my attention that my choice of language and some of the
interpretation…in Chapter Ten has caused some confusion and actually
led some readers to question whether I believe that Jesus is the
I have decided to release a new edition of In Defense of Israel with an
expanded Chapter Ten. The new version will make the same point as the
prior one, but using language which cannot mislead anyone about my
bedrock belief that Jesus was and is Lord, Savior and Messiah.
with the worst migrant crisis since World War II, the EU is in the
process of negotiating with Turkey on a refugee action plan. The
28-nation bloc has offered Turkey funds to reduce the flow of asylum
seekers coming into Europe in exchange for easier visa travel rules for
in the U.S. are considered to be the fastest-growing demographic as
well as the fastest-growing group of Muslims in America, the
Press-Enterprise reported. Although the statistics haven’t been widely
tracked, there are an estimated 150,000 Islam converts among the Latino
community in the U.S.
is true,” she said, “that the world has had to confront moments of
darkness this year, but the Gospel of John contains a verse of great
hope, often read at Christmas carol services: ‘The light shines in the
darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.'”
officials were monitoring 19 vulnerable levees on the rising
Mississippi River and its tributaries, warning that hundreds of homes in
Illinois and Missouri could be threatened by a rare winter flood that
already forced the partial closure of interstate highways and widespread
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a New Year’s message to US President Barack Obama, has called for cooperation between
their countries to respond to international challenges.
A 4.8 earthquake has rattled northwestern Washington and Vancouver Island, according to the USGS.
The quake struck at 11:39 p.m. and was centered about 11 miles east of Victoria, B.C. at a depth of about 36 miles.
forces have killed 10 Islamic State leaders in air strikes, including
individuals linked to the Paris attacks, a U.S. spokesman said, dealing a
double blow to the militant group after Iraqi forces ousted it from the
city of Ramadi.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi planted the national flag in Ramadi
after the army retook the city center from Islamic State
envoy to the UN has accused Turkey of supporting terrorist groups and
covering for their invasion into Syria. Urging the UN to end Ankara’s
“violations and crimes,” Bashar al-Ja’afari also warned that Erdogan’s
goal is to “revive” the Ottoman Empire.
are strongly backing GOP presidential primary front-runner Donald
Trump’s suggestion that all Muslim immigration be halted until the
nation can figure out how to handle the threat of imported terrorists.
Nearly 70 percent of those responding to a poll question about halting
refugees from Syria agreed with Trump, and almost the same percentage
said America should ban all Muslim immigration at least temporarily.
moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles)
from La Gomera in Guatemala on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been
issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The
earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88.44 km (55 miles). Date and time
of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 03:25:35 / December 30,
2015 @ 3:25 am.
earthquake shook Greater Victoria at 11:39 p.m. Tuesday. The U.S.
Geological Survey reported it as a 4.8 magnitude quake while it
registered as 4.3 at the Natural Resources Canada website. There were no
immediate reports of damage, but it was strong enough shake buildings.
Greater Victoria residents reported the quake lasted several seconds,
with some saying they felt it in two waves within about 30 seconds.
earthquake of 4.4 magnitude struck about 4 miles from San Bernardino,
Calif., on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, jangling nerves
but not resulting in any reports of damage.
next shoe to drop on gun control may come by mid-January, when
President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order requiring
everyone “in the business” of selling firearms to perform background
than one million refugees and migrants have reached Europe by sea since
the start of 2015, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says.
Burry thinks the “risk-pricing mechanism” of the global economy is
broken and we’re “building up terrific stresses in the system.”
Burry is the central character of “The Big Short,” a blockbuster now in
theaters that focuses on the latest financial crisis.
United States criticized Russia on Tuesday for killing hundreds of
civilians in airstrikes in Syria and accused Moscow of undermining hopes
for a cease-fire between Bashar Assad’s government and leading rebel
massive solar eruption is about to hit Earth, and the resulting
northern lights could be spectacular just before New Year’s Eve for
those in the right latitudes. NOAA forecasts the aurora borealis will
dip clear down to Oregon, with a small chance of even the Bay Area
seeing the northern lights.
brought a double goodness to the world,” declare the group of
well-known rabbis. “On the one hand he strengthened the Torah of Moses
majestically… and not one of our Sages spoke out more emphatically
concerning the immutability of the Torah,” and on the other hand “he
removed idols from the nations.”
Third Holy Temple is at the core of the Jewish view of the End of Days.
A new bill was recently proposed by member of Knesset Bezalal Smotrich
that, if passed, would allow Jews and Christians to pray on the Temple
this volume lives up to the promotion, namely that Jesus did not claim
to be, and was not, the promised Messiah of Old Testament literature, it
is heresy at its worst. If the promo is some sort of theological
subterfuge designed to accelerate sales, it is duplicity in its vilest
comments likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has
written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblica newspaper,
Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers would be forgiven by God if
they followed their consciences.
powerful earthquake rattled many Oklahomans out of bed early Tuesday
morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.3 earthquake hit near
Midwest Boulevard and Covell Road at 5:39 a.m.
Casey Moore, City of Edmond Spokesperson says right after the quake
4.400 customers in east Edmond were without power.
advances in underwater drone technology – autonomous underwater
vehicles that can be controlled by ship- or land-based operators –
threaten to make the controversial Trident nuclear submarines
vulnerable, according to Paul Ingram, the chief executive of the British
American Security Information Council
regions are on alert for violent 120mph gales to send colossal waves
tumbling over sea defences over the next 48 hours. More than month’s
worth of rain is forecast to fall in Scotland and the north with
flood-hit regions braced for more misery. It will be followed by a
bitter Arctic plunge unleashing freezing winds and dumping inches of
snow in parts of Britain, experts warn.
hunt for an 18-year-old Texas man who had pleaded guilty in the
drunk-driving deaths of four people, but avoided jail time by
successfully claiming his family’s affluence — or “affluenza” — was to
blame, ended Monday night when Mexican authorities detained him and his
mother in a popular resort city.