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Bin Laden family killed in jet crash at UK airport

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The £7million private jet was owned by a company linked to the Bin Laden family based in the Jeddah HQ
Family members of Osama Bin Laden were on board a plane which crashed in Hampshire, the Saudi Arabian embassy in the UK has said.

The private jet crashed near Blackbushe Airport, Yateley, on Friday.

In a statement on Twitter, the Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud, offered condolences to the Bin Laden family.

The embassy said it was working with the British authorities to investigate the incident.

The statement said: "His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud... has paid his condolences to the family and relatives of Mohammed bin Laden at Blackbushe airport in Britain for the great loss they have suffered as a result of the crash of the plane that was carrying the family."

The embassy added that it was working with the British authorities to ensure the speedy handover of the bodies for funerals and burials in Saudi Arabia.

The plane - an Embraer Phenom 300 - is reported to have belonged to an aviation firm owned by the Saudi-based family of the former al-Qaeda leader.


HPV vaccine required in 7th grade Rhode Island schools, CDC finds no safety concerns

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Seventh-graders in all public and private schools in Rhode Island are now required to get the HPV vaccine.

Starting this fall, seventh-graders who do not get the vaccine will not be allowed to attend school unless their parents seek an exemption for medical or religious reasons, our news partners at The Providence Journal report.

Tricia Washburn, chief of the office of immunization for the Rhode Island Department of Health, said the Centers for Disease Control found no safety concerns with the vaccine.

Comment: Read here for more information on HPV vaccines: The Truth About the Gardasil Vaccine by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

Bad Guys

Ukraine's crime-rate jumps 90% following Washington's 'Maidan revolution'

Ukrainian thugs - useful idiots for corporate thieves
A girl was abducted last month by an unknown person on Independence [Maidan] Square in Kyiv on a Sunday evening. This was reported on the traffic police website:
"Kiev. Girl kidnapped, Independence Square. A girl was forced into a car, which fled in the direction of a pedestrian zone. 06/14/2015, 21:40. BMW 5 Series, AK6068CI, dark color. Information of the Kiev State Automobile Inspectorate."
On the same day, a 16-year-old girl was kidnapped in the Ivano-Frankivsk Region, as reported by the press service of the regional administration of the Interior Ministry:
"On June 14, around 1:30 am on the road between the villages of Rosokhach and Vinograd in Gorodenkovskii district, an unknown person forced a girl into a VAZ (Lada) car and drove off in an unknown direction. Her current whereabouts are unknown."

Arrow Down

Lost generation: Youth unemployment in Italy highest in 38 years

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Youth unemployment has increased to 44.2 percent in June, according to the Italian national statistics office. It's the highest level since 1977 and about twice the eurozone average.

The overall unemployment also increased in June, according to the data published Friday.

"In June 2015 22.297 million persons were employed, -0.1 percent with respect to May 2015. Unemployed were 3.233 million, +1.7 percent over the previous month," said the report.

The average unemployment rate across the EU stood at 9.6 percent in June.

Blue Planet

'Alternative news' power and the information war: Demand Your teleSUR, RT, PressTV, and CCTV!

Mighty new television networks based in South America, Russia, China and Iran are locked in what could only be described as an epic battle against the omnipresent Western propaganda and indoctrination networks.

Their programs can be seen all over the globe, and they have been dramatically changing the lives of millions in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, even in some hubs of the Empire itself, like New York and London. Lies of colonialist and imperialist demagoguery are painstakingly challenged. Those who used to be voiceless are now being clearly heard.

It is a breathtaking, truly beautiful battle, and those of us who are at the front line of it, by making films, writing for or speaking on the airwaves of the anti-imperialist networks, are thoroughly determined to give our very best, and if necessary, even to risk our lives!

Some of us went very close to death, in the toughest slums of Africa, Asia and Latin America, or at the battlefields, at the corners of the world where almost no one really dares to go. We confronted the Empire. Some made that one extra step, crossed the invisible line, and fell; never came back. Others managed to return, just to be spat at by those who never left the couch, for not going "all the way", for surviving, for somehow managing not to die.

Comment: We are involved in an information war, make no mistake. Listen to Hillary Clinton fight for the financial support to better help propagate lies.


TSA chief: Vows security overhaul, 96% failure rate in detecting weapons

How many fingers? Yes I mean YOU.
Still reeling from a report that found the US Transportation Security Administration failed to uncover 96 percent of explosives going through the nation's airports, the agency's newly appointed chief vowed to close the disturbing security gaps.

Transportation Security Administrator Peter Neffenger told Congress that the department will begin retraining thousands of airport security screeners and place new limits on a TSA program that allows travelers to pass through an expedited security screening.

"My highest priority is to ensure solutions to the recent covert testing failures," said Neffenger at a hearing conducted by the House of Representatives. "This is a huge concern and it greatly disturbs me that we had that failure at the checkpoint."

The covert testing failures Neffenger referred to were detailed in a leaked report conducted by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General. The report found that TSA agents failed to detect fake bombs and weapons at security checkpoints 67 out of 70 times, or nearly 96 percent of the time.

Comment: Perhaps the TSA should clean up its own act rather than submit passengers to stricter, more time-consuming and questionable health risk protocols. Are these findings of a 96% failure rate legit or is it a maneuver to justify biometric screenings? Had to ask.


Fukushima operator sued for suicide of 102-year-old by hanging during evacuation

Mieko Okubo holds a photograph of her father-in-law, Fumio Okubo, who committed suicide at the age of 102 in April 2011.
The family of a 102-year-old resident of a village near the crippled Fukushima power plant, who committed suicide due to depression over leaving his home, has sued TEPCO, saying the operator should "know the pains that we as his family have to suffer."

Fumio Okubo was living in the village of Iitate, only 38 km from Fukushima Daiichi, when a massive earthquake and tsunami led to the meltdown of three nuclear reactors at the nuclear plant in March 2011. His village was in an area of moderate contamination.

A month later in April, the authorities called for the village to be evacuated, but Okudo was apparently emotionally unable to leave the home where he was born and had lived his entire life.

After learning about the evacuation order on April 22, 2011 via TV, the old farmer told his daughter-in-law Mieko Okubo: "I don't want to evacuate... I think I have lived a bit too long." The next day Mieko found him hanging his room.

Comment: Sadly, as indicated, there may have been many other residents that took their lives due to the preventable and ongoing disaster of the nuclear meltdown and devastating tsunami. This is a side of the event we need to acknowledge and contemplate.

Meanwhile, back at Fukushima Daichi, robots are proving the facility is still to "hot" to handle and the radiation leak continues to spread and contaminate out of control.


Israel to build 300 new 'illegitimate' West Bank homes amid demolition protests, 431 in E. Jerusalem

Expend and Expand
The US has lashed out at Israel's decision to allow "illegitimate" new settlements in the occupied West Bank. The go-ahead for 300 new homes coincided with protests against the demolition of two apartment blocks illegally built in the same area.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued final approval for the "immediate construction of 300 housing units" on site in Beit El, a Jewish settlement in the central West Bank, according to a statement issued by his office.

Moreover, planning approval was released for the construction of another 413 homes in East Jerusalem.

The decision immediately sparked international condemnation, including criticism from Israel's close ally, the US.

Comment: Reset, repeat. If nothing else, Israel is consistent. Protest, do nothing. The US is also consistent.


Palestinian toddler burned to death in suspected Jewish 'price tag' attack

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An Israeli soldier walks past a house that had been torched in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists killing an 18-month-old Palestinian child, injuring a four-year-old brother and both their parents at Kafr Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus July 31, 2015.
A suspected "price tag," or retaliation, arson attack by right-wing Jewish settlers killed an 18-month-old Palestinian child in a house in the occupied West Bank and injured several other people, according to Israeli police.

The toddler died in a house fire which broke out in a village of Kafr Duma near the West Bank city of Nablus, Reuters reports.

The victim's four-year-old brother and both parents were also injured and have been brought to the hospital. The attack took place in the early hours of the morning when the family was fast asleep and could not react immediately.

Alarm Clock

Sex trafficking in Nebraska: Kids bought & sold along I-80

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You might not think of Omaha as being a hotbed for the slave trade, but if you don't, think again.

There is evidence that hundreds of girls, some in their early teens are being sold as sex slaves in truck stops in our area.

Fox 42's Melina Matthes took a hard look at a problem some don't want to admit exists and at what some are doing to try to stop it.

The FBI says the problem is real. Law enforcement officials say I-80 plays a big part in helping men buy and sell young girls.

While many are kidnapped, some who runaway from home are easy targets for pimps traveling through.

Now police are reaching out for help and some truckers are signing up. They are now the eyes and ears of our highways. They're working with local law enforcement officials to stop this nightmare.

300,000. That's a big number and it's the number of children who are kidnapped and forced into sex trafficking each year according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Terry Smith is a trucker working to fight the sex trade. He said, "it's just horrible, any number is horrible, small number or large, especially if it's younger girls."

He said girls approach him often at rest stops. "Just knock on your truck door and ask if you want some company or at you in passing if you're walking by. I mean, they know what they're doing, you know what they're doing, they don't have to ask you straight out. They'll ask you if you want some company or if you need your truck cleaned."

FBI officials say the average person doesn't see what's really going on at truck stops. Most think the girls are prostitutes, but they say that's not true. Many are being forced into it by someone that bought them. The girls call them pimps.

"Personally, I'd like to find out who they are and take justice into my own hands," Joseph Shaffier said.

"As far as I'm concerned if they can do that to a child or anybody, they're not human," Larry Ziegler said.

The FBI says traffickers recruit out of schools, shopping malls, concerts and football games.