Mon October 20, 2014


Turkey to give Kurds passage to Syria

Turkey to give Kurds passage to Syria

Turkey is allowing Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to use Turkish territory to cross into Syria to reinforce fighters defending Kobani. FULL STORY



Cuba's former leader says offer not aimed at ending animosity with US but needed in the interests of "world peace". ( 19-Oct-2014 )

Catholic Bishops

Division in church clear as Catholic bishops scrap welcome to gays

Catholic bishops failed to approve even a watered-down section on ministering to homosexuals that had encouraged welcoming them with respect and delicacy. Paragraphs concerning divorce and remarriage also failed to pass.

Kerry sends out call to arms on Ebola Crisis

Power out, Trees Fall as Hurricane Crosses Bermuda


Second Ebola-infected nurse ID'd; flew domestic flight day before diagnosis
Second Ebola-infected nurse ID'd; flew domestic flight day before diagnosis. The latest Texas health worker infected with Ebola is Amber Vinson, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, one of her relatives said on Wednes...

Panic Hits TV News Divisions...


FBI Director Warns That Smartphone Encryption Will Come with Consequences

Hackers hold 7 million Dropbox passwords ransom. Dropbox denies it has been compromised as hackers leak hundreds of passwords online and threaten to release millions more.


Total CEO dies in plane crash - Oct. 20, 2014

The Folks Who Know the Most About Their Firms… and the Economy… Are Selling the Farm

Stock markets on edge: How big are the risks in global economy?

Economists are scaling back forecasts for the global economy. Risks have risen, but that doesn't mean worst-case scenarios will transpire.

Markets Fall Further As Global Weakness Hits. Investors remain jittery as the latest signals on the state of the global economy inspire little confidence in a recovery ahead.

Markets Slash Losses, Recovering From Lows; Dow Closes Down 173 Points Stocks Recover Some Losses in Hectic Session; Netflix Plunges After-Hours
In a nailbiter of a session, stocks pare heavy losses by Wednesday's close to regain a yearly increase.

4 Shocking Things Mighty Walmart Just Told Its Weary Investors
Walmart's 21st annual meeting with analysts and investors shared some shocking details. Brian Sozzi reports.

Airline Stocks Nosediving...

Stocks in Spiral


Hamburg draws 1-1 with Hoffenheim, Paderborn wins

BERLIN (AP) — Hamburger SV drew 1-1 with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday but was left to rue missed chances as it remained in the relegation zone.

Associated Press

Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

Walters propels Stoke into top half

Jonathan Walters - Stoke City 2 Swansea City 1, match report: Jonathan Walters's winner sends Mark Hughes's side into top half 

Stoke City 2 Swansea City 1: Mark Hughes's side come from behind to win thanks to Charlie Adam and Jonathan Walters


Would You Eat Fukushima Soup? The all-consuming world of Frieze Art Fair


Crude oil spills into Caddo bayou, kills wildlife

EPA: Pesticides Linked to Bee Deaths Don’t Protect Soybean Crops

American farmers plant soybean seeds coated in pesticides linked to the mass die-off of honeybees on about a third of the 77 million acres that grow the crop in the United States. Now a new study from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined just how effective seeds treated with the

Great white shark attack closes California beaches

Great white shark attack in California shut down three beaches over the weekend. A 28-year-old surfer survived the attack Thursday from a great white shark. 

Humble Spud Poised to Launch a World Food Revolution - Dutch team pioneering development of crops fed by sea water. The salt-tolerant potato is "a game changer. We don’t see salination as a problem, we see it as an opportunity.&quo;

Russian scientists dismiss US company's statement on thermonuclear fusion breakthrough Non-political. The company claims that in the next decade it will present a commercial sample of a compact thermonuclear reactor


Agency: Fukushima workers urgently trying "to prevent groundwater from leaking into ocean"

"Typhoon exited Japan over Fukushima" — Half foot of rain recorded around nuclear plant — Fukushima Worker: There’s no choice but to pray more radioactive material does not spread into ocean… That’s the reality of the situation we are facing (PHOTOS)


Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov speaks to the World

Chomsky: Business Elites Are Waging a Brutal Class War in America

The Case Against Eating Ethically-Raised Meat

Money, death, and danger in North Dakota’s fracking capital

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Ebola Updates

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How Are Nurses Being Infected With Ebola?As we are watching West Africa fight with Ebola…

We have just received reports that United Kingdom is sending 3000 soldiers in Sierra Leone for a sole purpose of controlling road blocks. 

More Than 100 Monitored In OH For Ebola Symptoms

Top Ebola Expert - This Strain Much Worse Than Ever Seen - Vid

Ebola Confirmed In 2011 Army Handbook

Ebola - Lies, No Training Or Protection

The Case For Ebola Coming From A Bioweapons Lab

Ebola Conspiracy Theories And Demagogues

Sprinkling Ebola Around The US

Ebola Lapses At TX Hospital Lasted For Days

Ebola checklist: 5 steps you can take TODAY

US can detect Ebola virus in seconds: Report

Rand Paul claims Ebola is 'incredibly contagious' and White House is being dishonest about how easily it can spread.

NOONAN: Administration's Ebola evasions reveal disdain for Americans...
REPORT: Soldiers Get Just 4 Hours of Virus Training...
CDC tells NYC to get ready...
Feds ask labs to plan for producing Ebola drug...
Hospital worker in quarantine -- on cruise ship!
Airline now tracking 800 people...
TX Restricts Movements of Hospital Workers...
AP: Controversy over 'self-monitoring'... Developing...


Texas lab worker tests negative for Ebola after cruise in isolation

Colorado prison officials waited nearly a year and a half to report the death of inmate Christopher Lopez to health officials. Here is the video of his death, where guards make fun of him while he has seizures, heavy breathing, and dies with his face to ...

Biden son booted from Navy. What's the backstory? (+video). Hunter Biden, the vice president's son, reportedly tested positive for cocaine last year, after beginning the process of joining the military in 2012. A few Biden family biographical notes might be apropos here.

Navy boots Biden's son for cocaine

Sleeping 7-year-old girl shot in head during no-knock police raid on wrong home

Hurricane Gonzalo could drench parts of the East Coast Friday

‘It’s haunting me’: Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized


Disabled container ship heads to BC port

Heavy rain hits N.L. as Hurricane Gonzalo veers offshore

Disabled Russian ship being towed away from Haida Gwaii

The Canadian Coast Guard has attached a line to a disabled Russian vessel carrying hundreds of tonnes of fuel and is towing it away from Haida Gwaii. Three tugboats are on their way to assist in the operation.

Oil Tanker Bound for Russia Adrift 9 Miles Off S.E. Coast of Haida Gwaii

News Alert Canada's inflation rate dips to 2% in September: StatsCan

City staff dismantling Oppenheimer camp

Workers are now starting to take down the remaining tents at the park, as Vancouver Police stand guard. The court-ordered eviction deadline was 10 p.m. yesterday, but many campers stayed there overnight.

Island Vacation Season Spawns Fears


UPDATE 1-Japan minister's quitting a hitch, but won't affect reactor restart

Aquino rejects call to annul U.S.-Philippines forces agreement over murder case

North Korea leader Kim is still in charge, has leg injury: source. By Benjamin Kang Lim and James Pearson BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in firm control of his government but hurt his leg taking part in a military drill, a source with access to the secretive North's leadership said, playing down speculation over the 31-year-old's… Reuters

War against Isis: US strategy in tatters as militants march on World View: American-led air attacks are failing. Jihadis are close to taking Kobani, in Syria – and in Iraq western Baghdad is now under serious threat'


The End of Hope: SA Civil Society's Race to the Bottom

South African civil society has happily drunk the cool aid in tacitly agreeing to cut salaries and de-professionalise their own organisations. While donors don't blink at financing international NGOs to recruit highly qualified fundraisers, researchers and project designers, local civil society has allowed them to drive salaries and operational costs forever lower turning our organisations into largely bankrupt, mute and cheap service delivery organisations. Call it the Walmart approach, but funding from donors pretty much embodies the principle of keeping the supplier on the verge of bankruptcy to ensure uncritical compliance. Read more


October 20, 2014 Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82 The fashion legend, whose fashion designs were worn by film stars, royal figures and First Ladies, died after a battle with cancer

Queen Rania Visits The UAE

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 05:22 PM PDT

Queen Rania of Jordan paid a short visit to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates,

where she participated in the “Investing In the Future” conference (IIF MENA) which was held for refugee children in the MENA region. The Queen addressed the audience during the opening ceremony and highlighted the problems facing the refugees and their hosting communities. Her Majesty noted that “the year 2014 has witnessed the largest human displacement; one disaster Continue reading →


FBI Director Warns That Smartphone Encryption Will Come with Consequences


Confession From A Pharmacist: Some Medications Scare Me

Gut Microbe Found in People With Eating Disorders

Walking More May Be Key for a Longer, Healthier Life

Why we stopped taking fermented cod liver oil

The Age of Loneliness Is Killing Us

How Is Ebola Spread, Is It Airborne?

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