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Big opportunity missed to take out terrorists

A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike. U.S. officials won't comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the United States. In the middle of the clip, al Qaeda's "crown prince" Nasir al-Wuhayshi, appears brazenly out in the open, greeting followers in Yemen. [ More ]

 

 

White supremacist appears in court

A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance. Wearing an anti-suicide smock, Frazier Glenn Cross stood to face the camera, crossing his arms, speaking only when answering routine questions from the judge in a Johnson County courtroom several miles away.  [ More ]

 

 

Feds retreat from ranch standoff

A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Cliven Bundy went head to head with the BLM over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally. Bundy claims his herd has grazed on the land along the riverbed, northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870. [ More ]

 

 

Authorities confident sounds from Flight 370

Authorities are confident that signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are from the missing Malaysian jet's black boxes, Australia's prime minister said Friday, raising hopes they are close to solving one of aviation's most perplexing mysteries. Tony Abbott told reporters in Shanghai that crews hunting for Flight 370 have zeroed in on a more targeted area in their search for the source of the sounds, first heard on Saturday afternoon. [ More ]
 

 

Pistorius: “I didn't hear Reeva scream”

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has taken the witness stand in his own defence at his murder trial, saying the shooting of his girlfriend had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. He also apologized to the mother of Reeva Steenkamp in the public gallery, saying he fired four shots through a toilet door in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year in the belief that he was defending her from an intruder. [ More ]

 

 

Los Angeles quake alert

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake struck the Los Angeles area Friday night, jolting nearby communities and breaking water mains in some neighborhoods. Its epicenter was in Orange County, one mile east of La Habra and four miles north of Fullerton. Shortly after the earthquake, nearly two dozen aftershocks followed. A magnitude-4.1 shake rattled the area Saturday afternoon, centered a mile southeast of the LA County community of Rowland Heights. [ More ]

 

 

Obama: Russia 'acting out of weakness'

President Obama has said Russia is acting "not out of strength, but out of weakness" in Ukraine. He also warned of the possibility of further sanctions against Russia if it encroached further into Ukraine. Obama said he was encouraged by the willingness of EU countries to consider sanctions that could possibly hurt them as well. The US has already imposed sanctions on Russian individuals after Moscow annexed Crimea earlier this month. [ More ]

 

 

Israel takes risk with airstrike on Hezbollah

Israel has opened a new front in its attempts to halt weapons smuggling to Hezbollah, striking one of the group's positions inside Lebanon for the first time in eight year. For now, the odds of a direct conflagration between Israel and Hezbollah appear low. The group is preoccupied with saving Assad's embattled regime. Official Syrian state media reported that army troops killed 175 rebels, many of them al-Qaida-linked terrorists. [ More ]

 

 

Ukraine rivals agree on early election

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders have signed a deal leading to an early presidential poll before the end of the year. The election is part of an agreement to end the country's political crisis.
 The deal provides for a national unity government, electoral reform and constitutional changes reducing the president's power. The compromise came after hours of talks, mediated by three European Union foreign ministers. [ More ]

 

 

                STRANGE DAYS   —   Odd and Weird News                       

 

Bolivian villagers punished thieves with swarms of venomous ants

COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA (Gawker) -  It's nearing the midnight hour on this special blood moon evening on the East Coast, but whatever time it is where you are—day or night—prepare yourself for horror. Near Cochabamba, Bolivia, two men who stole motorbikes from nearby Amazon villagers, were tied up to two trees and tortured ruthlessly by venomous ants. The two men were held for nearly three days until family members came to repay the $3,700 for the stolen motorbikes.  [ More ]

 

Nun tells students: Masturbation and ‘lack of masculinity’ make you gay

CHARLOTTE, NC  (Raw Story) -  Officials at Charlotte Catholic High School in North Carolina apologized to parents and students on Wednesday following a guest speaker’s remarks condemning homosexuality at a school assembly. “The statement she basically made was that homosexuality was something developed from lack of masculinity or a lack of father figures in one life,” one student told WSOC regarding the speech from Sister Jane Dominic Laurel. [ More ]

 

North Korean students required to get Kim Jong-un haircuts

EVERYWHERE-IN-NORTH KOREA (BBC) -  Male university students in North Korea are now required to get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un, it is reported. The state-sanctioned guideline was introduced in the capital Pyongyang about two weeks ago, Radio Free Asia reports. It is now being rolled out across the country — although some people have expressed reservations about getting the look. [ More ]

 

Islamic "clerics" ban Muslims from living on Mars

SOMEWHERE-IN-UAE (Haaretz) -  Humankind's quest to visit Mars suffered a setback this week, when Muslim "clerics" issued a "fatwa" against setting up home on the red planet. A group called the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment, based in the United Arab Emirates, has ruled that an attempt to dwell on the planet would be so hazardous as to be suicidal - and killing oneself is not permitted by Islam. [ More ]

 

Mass killer Breivik threatens hunger strike for better games and gym

SOMEWHERE-IN-NORWAY (The Record) -  Convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist who methodically hunted down and shot dozens of young people at a summer camp in Norway, has threatened to mount a hunger strike if his prison conditions don't improve, including better video games. Breivik, 35, sent a letter to media outlets saying he would starve himself to death if his demands weren't met. Among those demands is access to a sofa and a bigger gym. [ More ]

 

Iranian poet executed for 'waging war on God'

SOMEWHERE-IN-IRAN (Al Jazeera) An Arab-Iranian poet and human rights activist, Hashem Shaabani, has been executed for being an "enemy of God" and threatening national security, according to local human rights groups. Shaabani and another man were hanged in an unidentified prison on January 27, rights groups have said. [ More ]

 

McDonald's battles with group of elderly who want to sit there all day

QUEENS, NY. (Fox) - A McDonald's in Queens, New York has become the contentious scene between some elderly patrons and management who says the group is driving away business. According to the New York Times, many of them -- mostly Korean locals from the neighborhood -- arrive as early as 5 a.m. and often stay until after dark. They show up, some of whom use walkers, canes or wheelchairs, after eating a free lunch at a nearby senior center, and then split a small pack of French fries to count as paying customers. [ More ]

 

Man Accused of Abusing, Killing 7 Cats in Connecticut

ENFIELD, CT, India (ABC News) -  Police in Connecticut say a 20-year-old man severely abused and killed seven cats belonging to his fiancée's family, which has been rescuing cats for more than a decade. Timothy Olschafskie was arraigned on animal cruelty charges in Enfield Superior Court. Court records say the cats were thrown around the house and suffered blunt force trauma, bone fractures and lacerations to internal organs.  [ More ]

 

Back to the 8th Century: Afghanistan plans stoning adulterers to death

SOMEWHERE-IN-THE-CAVES-OF-AFGHANISTAN (Al Jazeera) -  Afghanistan's government is considering restoring stoning for adultery, a punishment used by the Taliban during its time in power. "Men and women who commit adultery shall be punished based on the circumstances to one of the following punishments: lashing, stoning [to death]," states article 21 of a draft of the new penal code. Article 23 specifies that the stoning should be public. [ More ]

 

Ha! Ha! Syrian rebel 'beheaded in case of mistaken identity'

SOMEWHERE-IN-SYRIA (BBC) -  An al-Qaeda affiliated rebel group in Syria is reported to have asked for forgiveness after beheading a fellow rebel in a case of mistaken identity. A video recently posted online showed members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) brandishing the severed, bearded head of a man.  [ More ]

 

Israeli "police officer" rapes two Palestinian boys

RAMALLAH, Palestine (Kawther) - Two Palestinian children were sexually assaulted by an armed Israeli assailant dressed in a police uniform. The perpetrator, driving a white car with Israeli license plates, approached the two boys while they grazed their goats in a field. With his firearm visible, he ordered them to strip from the waist down and sexually assaulted them one at a time. Asked to comment, Paris Hilton said, "that's hot!" [ More ]
 

 

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"Wake up America," says family involved in BLM cattle dispute

 

India's Supreme Court creates official third sex for eunuchs and transgenders

 

Murrysville, Pa., school stabbings: Alex Hribal, 16, arraigned in attacks that injured 22 others

 

Vandals flip Smart cars over in San Francisco

 

Homeland Security drill simulates dangerous World Series scenario at PNC Park

 

Syria is now the biggest threat to Britain's security

 

Distinctively tattooed neo-Nazi identified as suspect in knife attack outside CA bar

 

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Aussies killed in US drone strike in Yemen

 

9/11 "truther" Mike Ruppert kills himself after finishing his radio show

 

Geert Wilders to take legal action against rapper over video - See more at: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/03/geert_wilders_to_take_legal_ac.php#sthash.NQZVhwo9.dpuf
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Conservatives to DOJ, FBI: Stop Advancing Southern Poverty Law Center’s Anti-Christian Agenda - See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/conservatives-doj-fbi-stop-advancing-southern-poverty-law-center-s-anti#sthash.aytChwqh.dpuf
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Luka Magnotta’s transsexual ex-lover says he was ‘extremely narcissistic’

 

 

San Antonio teen accused of killing dad with ax reportedly laughs at his booking

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San Antonio teen accused of killing dad with ax reportedly laughs at his booking

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San Antonio teen accused of killing dad with ax reportedly laughs at his booking



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San Antonio teen accused of killing dad with ax reportedly laughs at his booking



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San Antonio teen accused of killing dad with ax reportedly laughs at his booking



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Tributes to Doug Christie

 

Victoria lawyer Doug Christie, who defended Zundel and Keegstra, is dying - See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-lawyer-doug-christie-who-defended-zundel-and-keegstra-is-dying-1.80575#sthash.K3ROXUwt.dpuf
Victoria lawyer Doug Christie, who defended Zundel and Keegstra, is dying - See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-lawyer-doug-christie-who-defended-zundel-and-keegstra-is-dying-1.80575#sthash.K3ROXUwt.dpuf
Victoria lawyer Doug Christie, who defended Zundel and Keegstra, is dying - See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-lawyer-doug-christie-who-defended-zundel-and-keegstra-is-dying-1.80575#sthash.K3ROXUwt.dpuf
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