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Israel strikes Gaza targets in response to heavy rocket fire Saturday
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
JBC Airmen shown riding scooters in Charleston-area Walmart, base officials respond
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) ‐ Several Airmen from Joint Base Charleston are facing scrutiny from base leadership over photos and video showing them engaging in what some feel is unprofessional behavior at work and in public.

JBC officials announced Tuesday morning they were working to identify the airmen in an attempt to address the situation appropriately.

The inquiry was prompted by photos shared publicly on Facebook Monday morning, April 28, showing three women in Air Force uniforms riding mobility assistance scooters through a Charleston-area Walmart.

Later, video surfaced on an Air Force humor Facebook page, appearing to show the same three women dancing while inside an office on Joint Base Charleston.

"I am disappointed in the actions of the Airmen. Their actions are not representative of the members of Joint Base Charleston," said Col. Terrence Adams, commander of Joint Base Charleston. "We expect the utmost professionalism and respect from all of our service members."
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/04/2019 06:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "I am disappointed in the actions of the Airmen.

....but will do absolutely nothing about it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/04/2019 6:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Efforts to beat down morale will continue until morale improves.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/04/2019 8:07 Comments || Top||


Vietnam veteran Werner Trei battling brain cancer wants to become U.S. citizen
LONGMONT, Colo. - Werner Trei is accustomed to being on a man on a mission.

This time around, the decorated Vietnam War veteran is on a mission to gain U.S. citizenship.

The 71-year-old said his family moved from Germany to Lincoln, Nebraska, when he was just 2 years old.

After he graduated from high school, he was drafted into the Vietnam War, defending a country in which he could not vote and returning home with three Bronze Stars.

"Every man that ever went out with me I brought back. Never lost a man. I can be proud of that," Trei said.

He has qualified for green-card status over the years and was under the impression that once he served in the Army, he would gain citizenship.

But it never happened.

Now. Trei has brain cancer and is in hospice care. His caregivers at The Peaks Care Center in Longmont are reaching out to Gov. Jared Polis and Sen. Cory Gardner to help him finally become a citizen.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/04/2019 00:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hope they can make it happen for him. But really, like everything else one has to fill out the form and turn it in.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/04/2019 9:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Some soldiers just don't do well at handling pens and pencils.

Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 05/04/2019 20:48 Comments || Top||

#3  A fair comment, Phaick Uneretle6310.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/04/2019 22:07 Comments || Top||

#4  This nation in the past has always kept the battlefields at arms length so that the ones the soldiers loved and were protecting would not experience the horrors of the battlefield.

The above video from the TV series The Pacific was right on when capturing the return of soldiers to a sheltered society. The soldiers of WWII had only one thing to learn, to be the best killing machines in the world, nothing more and nothing less. Like Sledge said, they got pretty dam good at it. It was so obvious to them how disconnected the US civilians back home were from an understanding of living hell.

And to them that was mission accomplished...
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 05/04/2019 23:03 Comments || Top||


Britain
U.N. rights experts cite concern at 'disproportionate' Assange detention
[Reuters] United Nations human rights experts voiced concern on Friday at what they called the “disproportionate sentence” of 50 weeks in prison imposed on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for skipping bail in Britain.

Assange is being held in the high-security Belmarsh prison “as if he were convicted for a serious criminal offence”, the U.N. working group on arbitrary detention said in a statement, adding that this “appears to contravene principles of necessity and proportionality”. It described the skipping bail charge as a relatively “minor violation”.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Relative to what? In my state in Australia, the punishment is $5,000 and up to 2 years. So he got about half
Posted by: BernardZ || 05/04/2019 23:50 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Fierce clashes breakout along Colombian-Venezuelan border as tensions rise between opposition, gov’t
[ALMASDARNEWS] Fierce clashes reportedly broke out along the Colombian-Venezuelan border today, as opposition and government groups confronted one another on the Simon Bolivar Bridge.

The situation is still not clear, pro-opposition accounts claim that pro-government collectivos and pro-Guaido supporters engaged in an intense shootout at the Simon Bolivar Bridge.

This shootout comes just two days after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido announced the last phase of his attempt to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro.

The Venezuelan government has responded to Guaido’s announcement by calling on their supporters to take to the streets and protest against the opposition.

Earlier this week, U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration stated that they would not rule out military intervention in Venezuela, despite pleas by Russia and China to avoid any confrontation with the government.

Posted by: Fred || 05/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Cilia Flores, Maduro's wife, left #Venezuela on Tuesday on a Bombardier Global Express sent by Putin from Moscow
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 05/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Did she have a mustache?
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 05/04/2019 0:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Name doesn't translate well into English via latin... "Hairy Plants?"

(Yes to all the defrocked priests out there, I know the latin is "flora")
Posted by: Vortigern Hapsburg9512 || 05/04/2019 17:21 Comments || Top||


Private talks within the Organization of American States to invoke a dormant 1947 Inter-American defense treaty
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 05/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Update on KrasMash Fire
April 26, 2019: In Siberia, large portions of the KrasMash manufacturing complex exploded and burned. It was feared this might delay production of liquid-fueled ballistic missiles and satellite launchers. The most notable missile built at KrasMash is the RS-28 (SS-x-30 or Satan 2) heavy ICBM which has passed recent test firings and is on schedule to enter service in 2021. It was later revealed that the explosion and fires were at the portion of the complex that manufactures consumer goods (refrigerators). The missile production areas were unaffected.
Posted by: Slomoper Tholing7084 || 05/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Those must be some hot refrigerators.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/04/2019 7:59 Comments || Top||

#2  "Dual Purpose" - it'll keep your vodka chilled and fire small projectiles into space
Posted by: Frank G || 05/04/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||

#3  It was later revealed that the explosion and fires were at the portion of the complex that manufactures consumer goods (refrigerators).
Interwar German humor on cheating the Versailles Treaty: "If you disassemble a Krupp baby carriage you can only put it back together as a heavy machine gun..."
Posted by: magpie || 05/04/2019 13:51 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
N.Korea fires short-range missiles for first time since 2017 - S.Korea
[Jpost] North Korea fired several short-range missiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea's military said, the first missile launch since 2017 as it steps up pressure against Washington after a failed nuclear summit.

The North fired an unidentified short-range missile from the city of Wonsan around 9 a.m. (0000 GMT), South Korea's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. The Office said it was conducting joint analysis with the United States.

Several missiles flew 70 kms to 200 kms (44-124 miles), the Joint Chiefs of Staff said later.

The launch is the first since the North fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in November 2017, before declaring the building of its nuclear force complete and extending an olive branch to the South and the United States.

Its leader, Kim Pudge Jong-un
...the overweight, pouty-looking hereditary potentate of North Korea. Pudge appears to believe in his own divinity, but has yet to produce any loaves and fishes, so his subjects remain malnourished...
, has vowed to no longer test nuclear weapons or ICBMs, but the North has conducted other weapons tests since then.

The missile firing, coming after the North's test of what it called a tactical weapons system, added to the pressure it has exerted on Washington in talks on ending the North's nuclear program.

"It also seems clear that North Korea is angry over what appears to be a lack of flexibility in the Trump administration’s position on relieving sanctions, sticking to a policy of 'maximum pressure'," said Harry Kazianis at the Center for the National Interest, a think-tank.

Kim has held two summit meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
, the second in February in Vietnam, but the two failed to make progress on ending the North's nuclear program due to disagreement on weapons dismantlement and sanctions relief.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Commies


China's pig ‘Ebola' outbreak 'will move markets, influence geopolitics' for years to come
[RT] A minor outbreak of African swine fever among some 400 pigs in Shenyang in northeastern China is now threatening the global food supply chain and may increase pork prices for years.

Despite a mass cull, a blockade to prevent any further transmission and a government declaration that the outbreak of the particularly nasty strain of swine fever had been “effectively controlled,” China, the country with half of the world’s pigs, failed to stop the spread of the disease in time. Domestically, this contagion is already massive: China has a $128 billion pork industry and is third-highest global consumer of pork.

In the truest sense of the word, the outbreak has already gone viral, spreading to Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia and farther afield. The strain of African swine fever kills virtually every pig it infects with a bloody death reminiscent of Ebola, although it is not known to infect humans.

“It’s the biggest thing to affect the animal-protein market this year, and will probably have a lasting effect for a number of years,”said Angus Gidley-Baird, a commodities analyst with Rabobank in Sydney. “It will move markets and possibly influence geopolitical situations.”

Official estimates in China count one million culled pigs so far but many expect 100 times that number will be eradicated in 2019. The US Department of Agriculture is predicting a decline of 134 million animals from Chinese hog populations, equivalent to almost one-and-a-half times the entire US inventory of 75 million pigs.

Effects have already been seen on the other side of the globe. The price of bacon in Spain already jumped 20 percent in March owing to increased Chinese demand, while wholesale pork prices in China are reportedly up 19 percent from 2018 levels, and rising.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Don't mess up Smithfield like you did china. You suck at everything commie idiots. Why don't you ACT and BE on the Level with US? Stop acting like thieves and back stabbers and all that other Horrible shit you do. You are NOT acting like a great country. You are acting like you could be a great country - yet you have none of those features at all. It makes me weary of your ascendance

Yet, from what I can tell, you are too lazy to do your own homework so you will fall apart fast.

And when faced BY GOD, you will Un-Ravel.

Get Real with Me, China.
Posted by: newc || 05/04/2019 1:29 Comments || Top||

#2  They are estimating that they had to destroy over 100 million pigs.

Talk about standing the worlds food supply on its ear.

Word to the wise never buy food products that originate in China.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 05/04/2019 12:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Word to the wise never buy food products that originate in China.
Good luck with that! Working at a fluid milk plant I was *unpleased* several years ago to notice that the bulk food additives, food chemicals in 55-gallon drums, were from Mainland China. Knowing their track record on things like baby formula...
Posted by: magpie || 05/04/2019 15:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Check where your pharm-acy buys its generics. It often from China and lately you have been getting bonus carcinogens in every p1ll.
Posted by: Wheamp Cleash5391 || 05/04/2019 16:00 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Mozilla is aware of a bug that disables all Firefox add-ons (Now fixed)
[windowslatest.com] Update: Mozilla has identified the problem and issued a fix for Firefox, Firefox Beta and Nightly. The update will be automatically applied in the background within the next few hours and bring back extensions to the original state. There is no action required by the users.

"Our team has identified and rolled-out a fix for all Firefox Desktop users on Release, Beta and Nightly. The fix will be automatically applied in the background within the next few hours. No active steps need to be taken to make add-ons work again," the company said in a new blog post.

Mozilla is using Firefox's Studies system to deliver the fix on short notice and the general fix is also being worked on. "We are working on a general fix that doesn't use the Studies system and will keep this blog post updated accordingly," Mozilla explains.

To turn on the 'Firefox's Studies system', follow the instuction below:
[Techguy.com Forum] Posted by Cookiegal; There's an update to that article and in order to get the update you have to allow "studies" to run in order to receive the fix. This is under Tools - Options - Privacy & Security and scroll down to the section entitled "Firefox Data Collection and Use". I had everything disabled there but that will prevent the fix from coming through. I've temporarily enabled it and will leave it like that for a few hours to see if the fix arrives.

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/
After turning on the above, turn off Firefox and wait a few seconds (to make sure Firefox shut down completely) then restart. This fixed my issue!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 05/04/2019 14:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
More US troops bound for Poland, defense minister says
[STRIPES] Call them "Northern Group of Forces?"
Posted by: Fred || 05/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Dandy idea. Polish chicks are hot and that's a kind of war bride without the war.
Plus, if your cardiologist doesn't mind, Polish cooking is really, really good.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 05/04/2019 0:15 Comments || Top||

#2  And you get your knickers in a bunch when Russians show up in Caracas.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/04/2019 7:10 Comments || Top||


Merkel's Job is Done: Muhammed Number One Name3 For Baby Boys in Berlin
[Breitbart] According to data released by the Gesellschaft fur Deutsche Sprache (Society for the German Language), the most popular boy’s name for newborn babies in Berlin is Mohammed.

Mohammed ranks first as the most popular name for newborn boys in the German capital once all the variations of the name, such as different spellings like Muhammed and variations like Mehmet, are counted together, German tabloid Bild reports.

The name has also become very popular in Bremen, where it ranks in third place for newborn boys behind Ben and Elias.

However, while Mohammed is the most popular name for children in Germany’s urban capital, it failed to make the top ten in terms of popular names across all of Germany.

The top five most popular names across Germany for boys were Paul, Alexander, Maximillian, Elias, and Ben.
Posted by: Beavis || 05/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  For Berlin, the home of the doner kebap? This should be no surprise, even if Helmut Kohl were still Bundeskanzler.
Posted by: Clem || 05/04/2019 10:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Just as it is in London. Let's connect these data points, shall we?
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 05/04/2019 12:05 Comments || Top||

#3  The name Adolph was popular in Germany at one time also.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/04/2019 12:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Adolph popularity in Germany steep decline after 1942.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/04/2019 12:21 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
'Reuse of syringes by quacks likely cause of recent HIV cases in Larkana'
[DAWN] Reuse of syringes by quacks appear to be the leading cause behind the recent wave of HIV-positive cases in Larkana, which rose by 32 on Friday to reach a figure of 128 ‐ of which 102 are children ‐ since last week, according to sources within the Sindh health department.

"Only in one case, the child’s mother was HIV-positive which shows that the virus was vertically transmitted from the mother to the child [in one case only]," said a provincial level health functionary on condition of anonymity.

Since the unusually high number of cases were reported in the last week of April, a total of 3,483 people have been screened in Ratodero taluka by Sindh government’s AIDS Control Programme staff.
Typical medical malpractice for that part of the world, but better than the other possibility, which would be a typical non-medical practice for that part of the world.
Posted by: Fred || 05/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As per TW's earlier suggestion.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/04/2019 7:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Cargo cult medicine. We shall employ the white man's juju, but we don't understand the fundamental concepts like the germ theory of disease or infection control.

tl;dr: boil some water, fer cripes sake!
Posted by: SteveS || 05/04/2019 9:06 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
The Air Force Just Shot Down Multiple Missiles With A Laser Destined For Fighter Aircraft
[THEDRIVE] The U.S. Air Force has revealed that a ground-based surrogate for a laser weapon system that could protect American fighter jets and other aircraft from incoming threats in the future has successfully shot down multiple air-launched missiles in a test. The service's publicly stated goal is to have a podded prototype system ready for actual flight tests by 2021 and an actual operational capability by the end of the decade.

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) conducted the test on Apr. 23, 2019, at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, together with defense contractor Lockheed Martin, which is developing the laser. Lockheed Martin first received the contract to build the directed energy weapon in 2017 as part of AFRL's Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program. The laser component, or Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE), is just one part of the SHiELD effort. Work on a turreted mount and a self-contained pod to attach the complete system to a fighter jet-sized aircraft are separate as part of the SHiELD Turret Research in Aero Effects (STRAFE) and Laser Pod Research & Development (LPRD) projects, respectively.
Posted by: Fred || 05/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:


Air Force Shot Down Multiple Missiles With A Laser Destined For Fighter Aircraft
[The Drive] The U.S. Air Force has revealed that a ground-based surrogate for a laser weapon system that could protect American fighter jets and other aircraft from incoming threats in the future has successfully shot down multiple air-launched missiles in a test. The service's publicly stated goal is to have a podded prototype system ready for actual flight tests by 2021 and an actual operational capability by the end of the decade.
The above paragraph has qualifying words in it and likely needs careful parsing. Words like "surrogate" always worry me.
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) conducted the test on Apr. 23, 2019, at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, together with defense contractor Lockheed Martin, which is developing the laser. Lockheed Martin first received the contract to build the directed energy weapon in 2017 as part of AFRL's Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program. The laser component, or Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE), is just one part of the SHiELD effort. Work on a turreted mount and a self-contained pod to attach the complete system to a fighter jet-sized aircraft are separate as part of the SHiELD Turret Research in Aero Effects (STRAFE) and Laser Pod Research & Development (LPRD) projects, respectively.

Posted by: 3dc || 05/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...One thing's for sure - clearly there's a lot of money to be made in the acronym business...

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/04/2019 5:16 Comments || Top||

#2  ...and SHIELD? Really, guys?
Posted by: Raj || 05/04/2019 5:55 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Frank G || 05/04/2019 6:06 Comments || Top||

#4  S.H.I.E.L.D. > Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage and Law-Enforcement Division
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/04/2019 7:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Self Promoted Licensing Individual Franchise Flags.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/04/2019 10:54 Comments || Top||

#6  #5 Self Promoted Licensing Individual Franchise Flags.
Posted by: swksvolFF 2019-05-04 10:54


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Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/04/2019 11:04 Comments || Top||

#7  We have been reading about laser knocking down rockets for ages and it is always still coming
Posted by: BernardZ || 05/04/2019 23:23 Comments || Top||

#8  The very idea of a laser was science fiction until it wasn't. Same with rockets landing on their fins.

It seems to take a couple decades to go from laboratory curiosity to off-the-shelf product. For airborne lasers, it appears the bottleneck was the acronym generator.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/04/2019 23:34 Comments || Top||


Batteries cannot make renewables reliable
[NOTALOTOFPEOPLEKNOWTHAT] An interesting analysis from David Wojick, originally published by CFACT.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The tech is not there, yet. Wojick could have led with that title, which make it suspect at best.

I'm reminded of the costs of the first doped ruby lasers and so on.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/04/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||

#2  There are some mechanical "batteries" that do work. The island of Kauai takes unused power generated via solar during the day to pump water up the mountain. Then releases it at night to power generators. Perfect - no. Useful - yes.
Posted by: Cruns Omelet9865 || 05/04/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||

#3  touted as being a big step toward making renewables reliable. This is either deep ignorance or pure deception.

Or both.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/04/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Mars Rover Opportunity declared dead February 13, 2019... Renewables depend on environmental conditions the user has little or no control over.
Posted by: magpie || 05/04/2019 12:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Utility batteries are not for storing power. They are for absorbing transient demand spikes or to operate for the 15 minutes for a gas turbine peaking power plant to come online. They reduce the need for spinning standby reserves.
Posted by: Wheamp Cleash5391 || 05/04/2019 15:56 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
CNN Viewers Are Now Less Common Than Witches, Real-Estate Agents And Prostitutes
Lulz!
[Newsbusters via Weasel Zippers] This week it was reported that CNN lost 26 percent of its audience, down 237,000 viewers since April 2018, and down nearly 40 percent from its 2016 peak. To put those numbers in their proper perspective:

■ According to Wikipedia, the population of prostitutes in the U.S. (approximately one million) is larger than the population of CNN viewers.

■ Across all cable networks, CNN now ranks 15th, behind Home and Garden TV (4th), the Hallmark Channel (9th) and the Food Network (14th).

■ The 237,000 viewers CNN has shed over just the last year is more than the populations of Richmond, Virginia (227,032), Baton Rouge, Louisiana (225,374) or Des Moines, Iowa (217,521).
Posted by: Frank G || 05/04/2019 07:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Even though we are becoming more selective in our appeal, for people who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like."
Posted by: SteveS || 05/04/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#2  "Witches, Real-Estate Agents And Prostitutes"

Only two of these provide a benefit to society.
Posted by: Iblis || 05/04/2019 9:30 Comments || Top||

#3  I'd say only one. Nobody believes in witches, and nobody likes real-estate agents.
Posted by: Clem || 05/04/2019 10:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Fewer people are flying?
Posted by: Matt || 05/04/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Because prostitutes have higher standards?

Posted by: Frozen Al || 05/04/2019 11:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Also, out of the three only the real estate agents watch CNN. To evaluate which neighborhoods are suddenly going to tank.

Witches live in a world that is far more real than CNN's.

Prostitutes have more integrity.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/04/2019 13:11 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2019-05-04
  Israel strikes Gaza targets in response to heavy rocket fire Saturday
Fri 2019-05-03
  Taliban militants blow up one of the oldest shrines of Ghazni city
Thu 2019-05-02
  Iran, Turkey criticize US plan to designate Muslim Brotherhood a terror group
Wed 2019-05-01
  Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated businessman Malek sentenced to 25 years in prison
Tue 2019-04-30
  Gunmen kill pastor, worshippers in Burkina Faso church
Mon 2019-04-29
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