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World News >> Russia

As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweet

As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweetPresident Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on Facebook by accounts linked to the Kremlin.



09/22/2017 - 10:58 AM

 

Mass Killer Scott Dekraai Gets Life In Prison In Case Tainted By Government Misconduct

Mass Killer Scott Dekraai Gets Life In Prison In Case Tainted By Government Misconduct― Scott Dekraai, the shooter in the worst mass killing in Orange County, California, history, was sentenced on Friday to eight consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole, rather than receiving the death penalty, because of government misconduct linked to a jail informant program.



09/22/2017 - 03:13 PM

 

NK Foreign Minister to UN: Trump’s ‘Insults’ Make Attack 'Inevitable’

NK Foreign Minister to UN: Trump’s ‘Insults’ Make Attack 'Inevitable’In startling remarks made at the United Nations on Saturday, North Korea’s foreign minister said the escalating rhetoric increased the chances of a conflict.



09/23/2017 - 12:07 PM

 

'Free Speech Week' At Berkeley Is A Mess

'Free Speech Week' At Berkeley Is A MessA spokesman for disgraced right-wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos says the “Free Speech Week” rally he organized this week at University of California, Berkeley, is going ahead as scheduled, even though multiple sources involved in the planning say otherwise.



09/23/2017 - 09:24 AM

 

James Comey's Speech Derailed By Protests During Howard University Convocation

James Comey's Speech Derailed By Protests During Howard University ConvocationFormer FBI director James Comey faced loud protests throughout his speech at Howard University’s convocation ceremony Friday, as activists chanted and sang traditional African-American spirituals over his remarks.



09/22/2017 - 12:57 PM

 

British man dies as Royal Navy helicopter rescues wife and children from capsized ship near Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

British man dies as Royal Navy helicopter rescues wife and children from capsized ship near Puerto Rico after Hurricane MariaA British man died and his family were plucked to safety by a Royal Navy helicopter after their pleasure boat overturned while sailing off Puerto Rico in the teeth of Hurricane Maria. The 56-year-old Briton's wife, a 48-year-old Dominican, and their two 12-year-old sons were spotted on top of the capsized vessel waving desperately for help while he was trapped underneath. It was believed the family had set sail from Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, which was battered by Hurricane Irma less than two weeks ago, and were trying to reach St Lucia. Their vessel, the Ferrel, was a 133ft former survey ship sued by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It had been decommissioned in 2002 and recently converted into a pleasure boat. US Coast Guard Rear Admiral Peter Brown said: "We initially got the call, a vessel in distress, a family of four, north of St Croix, literally in the teeth of a hurricane. "We were obviously concerned. We didn’t ask their names and didn’t ask why they were out there." The US Coast Guard in Miami said the Ferrel sent out an emergency position alert on Wednesday as Hurricane Maria approached Puerto Rico. Rescuers hoist up stranded family Credit: AP The family then issued a distress call saying they were adrift amid 20ft waves and 115 mph winds near Vieques, an island off Puerto Rico's east coast. Communications were then lost with the boat. A search was launched which included the Royal Navy ship RFA Mounts Bay, the US Coast Guard, and US Navy. The USS Kearsage amphibious assault ship, a search plane and helicopters also joined the hunt. In the early hours of the morning a Wildcat helicopter from RFA Mounts Bay spotted an upturned hull, debris, and a life raft in the water, a Ministry of Defence spokesman said. Three people were then seen clambering up on top of the capsized hull and waved for help. They were winched on to the Wildcat and flown to RFA Mounts Bay where they were treated for minor injuries, before being returned to Tortola. Captain Steve Norris, Commanding Officer of RFA Mounts Bay, said: "My ship and crew demonstrated exceptional teamwork today to save these lives and I am immensely grateful to them all for their efforts in this operation. "It is with regret that we understand that a fourth individual at the scene is missing, presumed dead. Our thoughts go out to their family." The boat capsized after being hit by Hurricane Maria Credit: AP The body of the man was not recovered and was "inaccessible to search and rescue crews" under the boat, the US Coast Guard said. A spokesman said: "The husband was a British national. The wife was Dominican." Maria's winds had blown the Ferrel about 50 miles from where the distress call was made. Dramatic video footage filmed from a US Coast Guard helicopter showed the woman and two boys, wearing life jackets, standing and waving for help from the hull of their boat, then being rescued by the Royal Navy helicopter. Maria was the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico for almost 90 years. The entire island of 3.5 million people was left without electricity and there were warnings it could take months to restore power. At least 33 people were killed on Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands, homes were destroyed, there was widespread flooding, and communities remained isolated with roads impassable. Carmen Yulin Cruz, mayor of the Puerto Rican capital San Juan, said: "I got an SOS from an elderly home and it was a text like from a horror movie. "It said if anybody can hear us, please, we are stuck here and we can't get out and we have no power, and we have very little water left. We got there just in time." Experts expected the storm to cause up to $45 billion in damage across the Caribbean, with at least $30 billion of that in Puerto Rico. On Friday Maria, the second major hurricane to hit the Caribbean this month, moved on to lash the Turks and Caicos Islands. Meanwhile Evacuations were underway in two towns in the northwest of the island after a dam began failing in what the government called an "extremely dangerous" situation. Isabela and Quebradillas, towns which are home to 70,000 people, were being cleared with buses "as quickly as they can," the National Weather Service said. The nearby Guajataca Dam holds back a man-made lake covering two square miles, and was built decades ago.



09/22/2017 - 01:59 PM

 

Woman Goes On Rant Over Veteran's Service Dog In Restaurant

Woman Goes On Rant Over Veteran's Service Dog In RestaurantIt’s probably a good thing service animals are trained to prepare for every situation, because one woman put one dog to the test.



09/23/2017 - 08:03 PM

 

Marriott refuses to cancel conference booking by anti-Muslim hate group

Marriott refuses to cancel conference booking by anti-Muslim hate groupThe Marriot hotel group are refusing to cancel an event organised by one of the largest anti-Muslim groups in America. ACT for America was launched as a response to the 9/11 attacks and it has been accused of existing “to advance anti-Muslim legislation and spread hate speech,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group, which claims to have 750,000 members and 1,000 volunteer groups, is holding its national two-day conference on 2 October in Arlington, Virginia, at the Marriott Crystal Gateway hotel.



09/23/2017 - 06:50 AM

 

Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest level

Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest levelJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali to the highest level, and more than 11,000 villagers have left their homes around the mountain, officials said Friday.



09/22/2017 - 10:22 AM

 

Fight Breaks Out at Turkish President's New York Speech

Fight Breaks Out at Turkish President's New York SpeechErdogan was speaking near Times Square when pro-Kurdish protesters got into a scuffle with men in suits.



09/22/2017 - 12:13 PM

 

'Hallelujah.' Family of Holly Bobo Thanks God After Guilty Verdict in Murder Case

'Hallelujah.' Family of Holly Bobo Thanks God After Guilty Verdict in Murder Case"She's waiting on the other side"



09/23/2017 - 11:11 AM

 

What You Need To Know About North Korea’s Threat To Detonate An H-Bomb In The Pacific

What You Need To Know About North Korea’s Threat To Detonate An H-Bomb In The PacificThe international community has watched in dismay as U.S. President Donald “Dotard” Trump and North Korean leader “Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un trade escalating taunts and insults.



09/22/2017 - 06:10 PM

 

Donald Trump Can't Stop Attacking Black Sports Figures

Donald Trump Can't Stop Attacking Black Sports FiguresSaturday morning, President Donald Trump attempted to rescind a White House invitation he apparently had never extended, when he tweeted that Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry was no longer welcome to make the customary visit to celebrate the team’s NBA championship.



09/23/2017 - 06:03 PM

 

Anthropologie Accidentally Sold $8,000 Couches for $0 and Twitter Couldn't Handle It

Anthropologie Accidentally Sold $8,000 Couches for $0 and Twitter Couldn't Handle ItThey quickly canceled all the orders



09/22/2017 - 01:42 PM

 

Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico after Hurricane MariaPeople across Puerto Rico struggled to dig out from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.



09/23/2017 - 04:28 PM

 

Pakistan: Death toll from India attack in Kashmir rises to 6

Pakistan: Death toll from India attack in Kashmir rises to 6At least six Pakistani villagers were killed and 26 were wounded in an overnight attack by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said Friday, adding that hundreds of villagers were forced to move to safer places.



09/22/2017 - 04:54 PM

 

The Radioactive Puppies Of Chernobyl Are Finally Getting The Help They Need

The Radioactive Puppies Of Chernobyl Are Finally Getting The Help They NeedA viral video this week sheds light on a heart-rending situation: The radioactive puppies and dogs of Chernobyl.



09/23/2017 - 02:21 PM

 

Red faces as Russian monument to creator of Kalashnikov depicts German rifle

Red faces as Russian monument to creator of Kalashnikov depicts German rifleThe monument in the heart of Moscow was supposed to be a tribute to Mikhail Kalashnikov, the creator of the AK-47 assault rifle. Unfortunately, things went wrong, spectacularly so. The etching on the plinth was not of a Kalashnikov but the StG 44 rifle used by the Nazis during WWII. The mistake was spotted by arms experts, the BBC reported. It left the authorities having to use an angle grinder to remove the offending image.  "A mistake has been made by the sculptor," executive director of the Russian Military Historical Society Vladislav Kononov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies. A man uses an angle grinder as he removes a sketch allegedly featuring German StG44 rifle Credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP The AK-47 was, in fact, the Soviet answer to the Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44), which the German forces used from 1944. Determined to find an equally effective weapon, the Soviet Union launched a competition, which was won by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Having been wounded at the Battle of Bryansk, Kalashnikov began designing weapons. The AK-47 has been in use since the late 1940s. Kalashnikov, who died in 2013, aged 94 made little money out of his invention. Rather ruefully he said he wished he had designed a lawnmower. Although the AK-47 remains the most popular assault rifle in the world, last year the Kalashnikov company said it was branching out into menswear. "Kalashnikov is a global brand," said Kalashnikov's marketing director, Vladimir Dmitriyev, "and we rightly believe that clothing and souvenir products with our symbol will be in demand among buyers."



09/22/2017 - 06:53 PM

 

Here's The Simplest Reason Lisa Murkowski Likely Won't Support This ACA Repeal Bill

Here's The Simplest Reason Lisa Murkowski Likely Won't Support This ACA Repeal BillWASHINGTON ― Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has all but killed Obamacare repeal, but there’s still one senator in particular who could make it a done deal and nobody knows where she stands: Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).



09/22/2017 - 06:08 PM

 

Shocking Video Shows California Cop Shooting Man

Shocking Video Shows California Cop Shooting ManShocking video shows a Huntington Beach cop killing a man outside a 7-Eleven in California.



09/22/2017 - 03:36 PM

 

The 7 U.S. Wine Regions Giving Napa a Serious Run for Its Money

The 7 U.S. Wine Regions Giving Napa a Serious Run for Its Money



09/22/2017 - 08:00 AM

 

What Alabama's GOP Senate Frontrunner Told Me Should Scare The Daylights Out Of You

What Alabama's GOP Senate Frontrunner Told Me Should Scare The Daylights Out Of YouI’ve had the opportunity twice over the past several years to interview the current Alabama GOP Senate frontrunner Roy Moore at length and flesh out some of his, um, ideas.



09/22/2017 - 10:08 AM

 

Michelle Obama makes first public appearance in months -- and she looks stunning!

Michelle Obama makes first public appearance in months -- and she looks stunning!The former first lady was spotted at a tech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, her first public appearance since late July, on Thursday evening.



09/22/2017 - 03:22 PM

 

US forces in South Korea receive fake, urgent message telling them to evacuate immediately

US forces in South Korea receive fake, urgent message telling them to evacuate immediatelyUS troops in South Korea have been sent an urgent message telling their families to flee the country. The US Army has now been forced to send out a message telling troops to check any messages and ensure that they are legitimate. Officials have so far not been able to publicly confirm where the messages came from, or whether they are related at all to ongoing tensions with North Korea.



09/22/2017 - 10:55 AM

 

Matte Black Fall Decor Is The Dark Trend We Need This Season

Matte Black Fall Decor Is The Dark Trend We Need This SeasonThough it’s no coincidence we’re seeing interest spike for ink-dark hues like matte black since our eyes are now on Halloween, in reality matte black has been trending in the home and living realm for months.



09/22/2017 - 04:43 PM

 

U.S.-backed forces capture big gas field in Syria's Deir al-Zor: senior commander

U.S.-backed forces capture big gas field in Syria's Deir al-Zor: senior commanderBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S.-backed forces said on Saturday they had seized a major natural gas field in Syria's Deir al-Zor province from Islamic State militants in rapid advances since the start of an operation earlier this month to capture areas east of the Euphrates river. Commander Ahmed Abu Khawla told Reuters that the Conoco gas field was the first of its kind taken by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, since it began an offensive earlier this month to capture the eastern province.



09/23/2017 - 06:40 PM

 

Warnings of crocodile 'power vacuum' in Australian river, after giant 17-foot 'saltie' illegally shot dead

Warnings of crocodile 'power vacuum' in Australian river, after giant 17-foot 'saltie' illegally shot deadAustralians have been warned to beware of aggressive male saltwater crocodiles fighting it out for dominance, after the death of a giant 17-foot “saltie” created a power vacuum in a river. A manhunt began on Friday for the person who illegally killed the “iconic” reptile, after its carcass was found in the Fitzroy River in central Queensland with a single gunshot wound to the head. The incident sparked an urgent warning from the state government about aggressive behaviour from younger crocodiles in the area, which had been kept in check by the dominant male and were expected to start jostling for dominance. "People need to clearly understand the death of this animal has changed the balance of the crocodile population in the Fitzroy," the environment department's diversity operations director Michael Joyce told Australian media. An investigation has been launched to find the person who killed the 'iconic' crocodile Credit: EPA/ Queensland Police Service "We can expect increased aggressive activity by younger male crocodiles. That's because they will be competing to take the dominant position which is now vacant. Mr Joyce added that he didn't think the crocodile had posed a problem but rather, was "an important part of our ecosystem". "He is a crocodile that does spend a fair bit of time controlling the river and controlling the young animals that are in the river,” he said. The death of the dominant crocodile is expected to create a power vacuum, with younger males likely to aggressively compete with each other  Credit: EPA/ Queensland Police Service In Queensland, the maximum penalty for offenders caught killing a crocodile without authority is A$28,383 (£16,671), with the highest penalty reserved for those who kill “iconic” crocodiles, defined as being greater than 5m (16.4 feet) in length. The offender could also face up to three years in jail if found guilty of animal cruelty. Since they were declared a protected species in the 1970s, saltwater crocodile numbers have exploded in northern Australia, reigniting debate about whether to cull them. Giant Crocodile Scares Fishermen in Western Australia 00:30 An average of two people a year are killed by the animals, which can grow up to 7 metres and weigh more than a tonne. The reptile’s carcass was taken to nearby Koorana Crocodile Farm, where it will be buried after an autopsy. The owner of the farm John Leaver said it was the largest crocodile caught in Queensland in 20 to 30 years. The gunshot had caused a large hole in the top of the crocodile’s skull, indicating a large calibre rifle, he said. Asked why the crocodile was shot, Mr Leaver added: “I would say that someone felt very threatened”.



09/22/2017 - 08:58 AM

 

Tom Price Spokeswoman Says Private Jet Is Needed To Reach Real Americans

Tom Price Spokeswoman Says Private Jet Is Needed To Reach Real AmericansTaxpayers have paid for Tom Price, the head of the Health and Human Services Department, to fly on private planes at least 24 times, a decision the department defended by saying Price wanted to connect with ordinary Americans.



09/22/2017 - 10:18 AM

 

Police Shootings Are Killing Latinos

Police Shootings Are Killing LatinosLatinos involved in police shootings have been widely underrepresented in the past few years.



09/23/2017 - 07:50 AM

 

How Neanderthals Got Their Unusually Large Brains

How Neanderthals Got Their Unusually Large BrainsNeanderthals had larger brains than modern humans do, and a new study of a Neanderthal child's skeleton now suggests this is because their brains spent more time growing. Modern humans are known for having unusually large brains for their size. It takes a lot of energy to develop such large brains, and previous research suggested that the high cost of modern-human brain development was a key reason why human growth in general is slow compared with that of other primates.



09/22/2017 - 11:51 AM

 

These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 Election

These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 ElectionThe Department of Homeland Security told told election officials in 21 states on Friday that Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems in the 2016 election.



09/23/2017 - 04:00 PM

 

Marilyn Manson: 'Columbine Destroyed My Entire Career'

Marilyn Manson: 'Columbine Destroyed My Entire Career'Singer Marilyn Manson, is setting the record straight when it comes to the Columbine High School massacre.



09/22/2017 - 06:17 PM

 

US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North KoreaWASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century. The Pentagon said the mission in international airspace showed how seriously President Donald Trump takes North Korea's "reckless behavior."



09/24/2017 - 12:41 AM

 

WWE Fans Shout 'That's Too Far' At Racist Scripted Comments In The Ring

WWE Fans Shout 'That's Too Far' At Racist Scripted Comments In The RingPro wrestling has never had any problem trading on racist tropes to arouse the fans, but times may be changing.



09/22/2017 - 02:47 PM

 

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blastMyanmar's army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning. The unrest comes days after Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared troops had ceased "clearance operations" in the border area that have forced more than 430,000 Rohingya refugees to flee for Bangladesh in under a month. The army claims it is targeting Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 25.



09/23/2017 - 04:30 AM

 

Video Shows California Police Officer Shooting Man Multiple Times Outside 7-Eleven

Video Shows California Police Officer Shooting Man Multiple Times Outside 7-ElevenHuntington Beach police officer was captured on a video struggling with a suspect and then shooting him multiple times in a convenience store parking lot.



09/23/2017 - 08:26 AM

 

This Baseball Team Learned There's A Wrong Way To Celebrate Japanese Culture

This Baseball Team Learned There's A Wrong Way To Celebrate Japanese CultureThe San Jose Giants, a farm team for the San Francisco Giants, was forced to apologize earlier this month after it shared a tone-deaf tweet to celebrate its annual Japanese Heritage Night.



09/23/2017 - 12:40 AM

 

Report: White House Staff Already Looking for New Jobs

Report: White House Staff Already Looking for New JobsThe Russia investigation and heavy turnover at the top have many staffers seeking a way out. "There is no joy in Trumpworld," an insider says.



09/22/2017 - 03:21 PM

 

Nibiru: How the nonsense Planet X Armageddon and Nasa fake news theories spread globally  

Nibiru: How the nonsense Planet X Armageddon and Nasa fake news theories spread globally  Nibiru conspiracy theories about the end of the world have been circulating online for more than two decades, with the latest dubious prophecy predicting the apocalypse - September 23, 2017. Planet X, or Nibiru, refers to a mythological planet in our solar system that will supposedly crash into Earth and wipe out the human race, however it has been consistently dismissed by Nasa and other experts as an internet hoax. Despite absolutely no scientific evidence to back up the suggestions of a rogue planet getting rapidly closer to Earth, myths about Planet X continue to be perpetuated online. End of the world (23 Sept 2017) Of course, this isn't the first time time harbingers of doom have predicted the end of time; Nasa also had to deny the existence of Nibiru in 2012. Throughout history there have been similar claims, but thankfully none of them so far have been proved correct.  How did conspiracy theories about Planet X start? Online chatter about Nibiru began back in 1995 when Wisconsin native Nancy Lieder created the alien-conspiracy website ZetaTalk. Ms Lieder claims to be a conduit for aliens from the Zeta Reticuli star system, 39.17 light years from Earth, who have warned her about the Nibiru catastrophe. The conspiracy theory hasn’t gone away, with so-called Christian numerologist David Meade claiming Planet X is heading in our direction. Meade believes October could see the start The Rapture and a seven-year tribulation period of widescale natural disasters. Why September 23? It has been claimed an unusual celestial arrangement mirroring signs from the Bible’s Book of Revelation, September 23, will signal the start of the end of the world.   However, the EarthSky blog notes there will be “nothing unique” about the sun, moon and planets on the date. “In the past 1,000 years, this same event has happened at least four times already, in 1827, 1483, 1293, and 1056,” explains astronomer Christopher M. Graney. Haven’t we been here before? Mars, with Earth visible in background Credit: Getty  This isn't the first time the apocalypse has been predicted: 1844 American Baptist teacher William Miller first shared publicly his belief in the coming Second Advent of Jesus Christ in 1833, predicting he would return in the year 1843. The Millerites were his followers and Millerism became a national movement, however when Jesus didn’t arrive, October 22, 1844, became known as the Great Disappointment. 1997 Twenty years ago, 29 members of Heaven’s Gate, a UFO religious millenarian group, committed suicide with the aim of boarding a UFO they believed was hiding behind the Hale-Bopp comet before the supposed end of the world. 2003 Planet X was also supposedly discovered by the ancient Sumerian people and was meant to hit Earth in 2003, but never arrived. “This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012,” say Nasa. 2011 The end of the world was also supposed to arrive on 21 May 2011, with Christian doomsday prophet Harold Camping predicting the Rapture would begin at 18:00 in each of the world's time zones, wiping out nay-sayers with rolling earthquakes as believers ascended to heaven. 2012 Nasa had to debunk an ancient Maya prophecy theory about the world ending back in 2012. The Mayan connection “was a misconception from the very beginning,” astrophysicist Dr. John Carlson said at the time. “The Maya calendar did not end on Dec. 21, 2012, and there were no Maya prophecies foretelling the end of the world on that date." 2015 Chris McCann, leader and founder of the eBible fellowship, said the world would be engulfed and destroyed by a great fire on October 7. McCann said he was "surprised" by the outcome and wrote a blog post entitled: "A response to being incorrect with the prediction that, in all likelihood, the world would end on October 7." What does Nasa say this time? Nasa is confident the world won't end  Credit: AFP Nasa has definitively dismissed wild theories about Nibiru as pseudoscience, issuing a number of statements denying its existence. “Various people are ‘predicting’ that world will end on September 23 when another planet collides with Earth,” say Nasa. “The planet in question, Nibiru, doesn't exist, so there will be no collision. The story of Nibiru has been around for years (as has the 'days of darkness' tale) and is periodically recycled into new apocalyptic fables.” They add: “Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth … astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist. “Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.” Nasa fake news and the days of darkness tale A fake news story being widely shared online suggests Nasa has confirmed Earth will experience 15 days of complete darkness in November 2015. Another fake news video claims that Nasa has found Nibiru and confirmed it is heading straight for us. Debunking website Snopes explains the “days of darkness” tale is a “bit of fake news lifted from an older viral rumour” They say that it “had already been around the online block several times before,” adding, “it has long since become an evergreen online hoax — a jape that is typically resurrected a few times a year by dubious websites that simply update the time span for the alleged ‘period of darkness’ and send it winging around the internet again. What do other experts say? Nick Pope, who used to investigate UFOs and other mysteries for the Ministry of Defence, says “Nibiru doesn't exist”. He adds: “The world won't end on September 23. Shame on the people promoting this hoax in the name of evangelical Christianity.” Mr Pope told The Telegraph: “I'm certain Nibiru doesn't exist because if there really was a rogue planet heading for Earth, due to hit on Saturday, it would be visible to the naked eye by now. “Furthermore, astronomers would have been aware of its presence for years, both through direct observation and through gravitational effects on other planets in the solar system.” Why are some people so keen to promote this conspiracy? “The people promoting this prediction seem to be doing so because of religious belief, tenuously linking the recent eclipse with Biblical passages, including one from the Book of Revelations,” Pope says. “I suspect the reasons include self-publicity and the desire to promote their particular brand of evangelical Christianity.” Is there anything we should be worried about? “All this isn't to say that there aren't some existential threats out there, but if people want to worry about something, they should probably worry about North Korean missiles, or about Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, not about Nibiru,” Pope adds.  “There have been countless previous predictions of the end of the world. Self-evidently all these predictions were false. September 23 will pass without incident, just as we safely negotiated all the previous dates that had been put forward as doomsday.” Google Home spreads bizarre conspiracy theory A prepper's guide to everything you need to survive the apocalypse  



09/24/2017 - 03:10 AM

 

Congo president says whoever killed U.N. experts will be punished

Congo president says whoever killed U.N. experts will be punishedBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Congolese President Joseph Kabila told the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations on Saturday that he would ensure those responsible for killing two U.N. investigators earlier this year would be punished. Michael Sharp, an American who was coordinator of an independent sanctions monitoring group, and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were killed in central Congo on March 12 while carrying out investigations for a report to the U.N. Security Council. "We are determined to ensure that light is shed on the exact circumstances of this crime and to ensure that this horrendous act ... will not remain unpunished," Kabila said.



09/23/2017 - 12:23 PM

 

Day Care Workers Accused of Taunting Boy With Autism as He Cried Under Table

Day Care Workers Accused of Taunting Boy With Autism as He Cried Under TableKadericca Smith, 26, and 19-year-old Alexis Henderson turned themselves in to police in Winter Haven, Fla., on Friday.



09/22/2017 - 02:34 PM

 

Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health bill

Trump trying to turn around GOP holdouts on health billWASHINGTON (AP) — Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party's last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the "Obamacare" repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of failure.



09/23/2017 - 09:58 PM

 

The OG '90s Supermodels Just Had An Epic Reunion On The Versace Runway

The OG '90s Supermodels Just Had An Epic Reunion On The Versace RunwayEveryone can go home now, Versace just won Fashion Month in its entirety.



09/22/2017 - 03:02 PM

 

Kate Middleton’s Other Wedding Dress Is the Ultimate Fall Bridal Inspiration

Kate Middleton’s Other Wedding Dress Is the Ultimate Fall Bridal InspirationHer No. 2 dress should be your No. 1 pick



09/22/2017 - 05:04 PM

 

Glenn Barkley's Ceramics and 5 Other Things We're Coveting Now

Glenn Barkley's Ceramics and 5 Other Things We're Coveting Now



09/22/2017 - 04:07 PM

 

Christianity waning in EU states accepting migrants: Orban

Christianity waning in EU states accepting migrants: OrbanHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said Christianity was waning in EU countries taking in migrants and defended countries like his which have refused to take them in. Orban spoke during a visit to Poland, which is also against the European Union's plan to relocate asylum seekers from Greece and Italy to other member states as a way to deal with its worst migrant crisis since World War II, which has seen more than one million people flee the Middle East and Africa. Orban said Europe today was split into two camps.



09/22/2017 - 11:15 AM

 

What you need to know about the Baltimore Ravens ahead of the London Game

What you need to know about the Baltimore Ravens ahead of the London GameThe Ravens are the pride and joy of Baltimore nowadays, but they're actually the city's second pro football team.



09/23/2017 - 09:00 AM

 

China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

China imposes limit on oil supply to North KoreaBEIJING (AP) — China announced Saturday that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support from Pyongyang's last ally.



09/23/2017 - 01:07 AM

 

Russian submarine fires cruise missiles at jihadi targets in Syria

Russian submarine fires cruise missiles at jihadi targets in SyriaA Russian submarine fired cruise missiles at jihadi targets in Syria's Idlib province on Friday, the Russian Defence Ministry said, saying it had targeted Islamist militants who had tried to trap a group of Russian military policemen earlier in the week. The strike, launched from the Mediterranean by Russia's 'Veliky Novgorod' submarine, was part of a counter-offensive against a jihadi attack on government-held parts of northwest Syria near Hama on Tuesday. The Russian Defence Ministry on Wednesday said 29 Russian military policemen had been surrounded by jihadis as a result of that attack and that Russia had been forced to break them out in a special operation backed by air power.



09/22/2017 - 06:57 AM

 

Woman Charged After Allegedly Leaving Baby in Hot Car While She Shopped

Woman Charged After Allegedly Leaving Baby in Hot Car While She ShoppedShe said she had to go make a return, according to authorities.



09/23/2017 - 10:55 AM

 

 

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