Daily Archives: December 6, 2017

‘Not if, but when’: N. Korea claims US warmongering makes potential nuclear war inevitable

North Korea views the endless military drills on its borders and repeated “bellicose remarks” by top US officials as means to “provoke” a nuclear war in the region, in which the US itself will be “burnt to death by the fire.” “The large-scale nuclear war exercises conducted by the US in succession are creating touch-and-go situation on the Korean peninsula ...

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New Mexico police repeatedly pulled over ICE agent ‘driving while black’ – ACLU

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit on behalf of an immigration deportation officer, who claimed she was racially profiled by New Mexico police. The African-American woman says she was stopped three times in less than a month without probable cause. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico filed a lawsuit against the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Wednesday, ...

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Trump triggers Palestinian fury & anti-US protests in Turkey, Jordan (VIDEOS)

Anti-US protests erupted almost immediately after Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – with greater demonstrations expected across the Muslim world, united in their support of the Palestinian cause. Palestinians were first to take to the streets following Trump’s Jerusalem decision – a potentially fatal blow to their future statehood ambitions – as their leaders called for three ...

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Hackers swipe over $64mn in Bitcoin from cryptocurrency marketplace NiceHash

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 01:27 After a mysterious 12-hour service outage, the popular cryptocurrency mining exchange NiceHash announced hackers stole an unknown amount of money from users. However, one bitcoin wallet gained more than $ 64 million within a matter of minutes. On Wednesday, NiceHash announced there was a security breach involving the company’s website which compromised their payment ...

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Trump’s Jerusalem decision: Ignorance & political risk or ‘business opportunity’?

Donald Trump’s irresponsible decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is an “example of extraordinary ignorance” which could lead to explosive consequences in the Middle East, regional commentators have told RT. On Wednesday, Trump officially announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, claiming that such a move along with the relocation of US embassy ...

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Social media sites may face fines of $400,000 under Australia’s revenge porn bill

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 23:01 Social media networks could, for the first time, be held financially responsible to the tune of AUS$ 525,000 (US$ 400,000) for facilitating the circulation of revenge porn under proposed Australian legislation. Several cities and nations across the world are taking, or have taken steps, to criminalize ‘revenge porn’ – the sharing of intimate images ...

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House passes 50-state gun carry permit reciprocity, intensifies nat’l background checks

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 00:43 Both pro and anti-gun control advocates are unhappy with a bill the US House passed to allow permitted gun owners to carry concealed handguns across state lines and also enhances the national background check system. The House bill passed Wednesday, 231-198, and follows two of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history. The ...

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‘Smart superglue’ promises quick temporary fix for severe eye injuries & gunshot wounds

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 23:15 Scientists have developed a temporary glue which could afford people suffering major eye injuries precious time amid the race to get emergency surgery. Developed at the University of Southern California (USC), the sealant is being pitched as a potential sight saver for soldiers inflicted with traumatic eye injuries by battlefield shrapnel. It’s hoped the ...

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Trump calls on Saudi Arabia to lift Yemen blockade

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 21:16 US President Donald Trump called on Saudi Arabia to immediately lift the blockade of Yemen and allow in food, fuel and medicine, citing humanitarian reasons. The move comes a day after the UN called for a ceasefire. “I have directed officials in my Administration to call the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ...

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‘Record breaking’ rainbow sparks online search for pictures (VIDEO)

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 22:29 A meteorological expert is seeking to enter the Guinness World Records after filming what he believes to be the longest lasting rainbow on record. The colorful phenomenon, the result of light refraction off water droplets, was filmed for nearly 9 hours in Taipei, Taiwan. A timelapse video shows how the radiant rainbow dimmed and ...

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