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Rabbi claims recent earthquake in Israel is sign of coming doomsday

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Hebrew numerology hints that the tremor felt in Israel this week marked the birth pang of the Messiah, the rabbi alleges after analysing some of the details of the quake, including its magnitude and the location of its epicentre.

A minor temblor that recently struck Israel could be the sign of the long-promised Messiah kicking in the planet's womb, believes Rabbi Yekutiel Fish, who is well-known for his apocalyptic prophecies.

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale was reported on Wednesday in Israel, which sits on a major fault line and where swarms of small tremors are the norm, especially in northern part of the country.

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New Facebook lawsuit suggests 'another Cambridge Analytica' has come to light

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, 10 May 2019.
Just a few hours after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the ways in which the company can become more accountable for the content published on its platform, and just a few days after Facebook's co-founder Chris Hughes slammed the company and its CEO for what they have become, the company quietly announced on Friday that another Cambridge Analytica may have come to light.

"Today Facebook filed a lawsuit in California state court against Rankwave, a South Korean data analytics company that ran apps on the Facebook platform," the company announced, under the heading "Enforcing Our Platform Policies."

TechCrunch obtained a copy of the lawsuit and said that it "centers around Rankwave offering to help businesses build a Facebook authorization step into their apps so they can pass all the user data to Rankwave, which then analyzes biographic and behavioral traits to supply user contact info and ad targeting assistance to the business."

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New Dehli: Group of women kidnap businessman accused of sexual abuse and demand ransom

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Indian police raided a home in New Delhi to rescue a wealthy businessman who was taken hostage by a group of women over alleged sexual abuse. Rape is a major problem in India, as well as the growing number of false accusations.

The managing director of a Mumbai-based marine engineering company was kidnapped during a business trip to the capital, police were informed on Friday. It was soon established via CCTV footage that the 64-year-old left his five-star hotel accompanied by two women and departed in a Hyundai Verna vehicle.

The abductors repeatedly called company officials, demanding ransom of 3 million rupees (US$42,600), using WhatsApp to conceal their identities, a police source told the Times of India.

Meanwhile, having identified the vehicle's license plates, the officers traced the address of the owner. The man was home and confessed to being part of the plot, saying that he was just seeking to make some easy cash. He apparently told police the place where the businessman was being held.


'Frustratingly cruel': Farmer fury grows over New Zealand government's climate change plans

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Andrew Hoggard said the targets send the message to farmers that New Zealand is prepared to give up on pastoral farming.
Condemnation of the Government's plans to address climate change is growing within the rural sector with claims stock would have to be culled to reach the proposed targets.

The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill will create a legally binding objective to limit global warming to no more than 1.5°C with a net zero carbon approach.

A specific target for biogenic methane has also been created with Climate Change Minister James Shaw saying the Government needed to work with the agriculture industry to manage emissions.

Comment: The war on meat continues under the guise of 'saving the planet'. The farmers should learn to code - there is no future in meat farming if the elites have their way: Veganism by gunpoint.

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Leaked OPCW report contradicts claim of chemical attack in Syria - Susan Sarandon, Pamela Anderson & Roger Waters speak out

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File photos from left: Pamela Anderson Reuters / Mario Anzuoni; Susan Sarandon REUTERS/Mark Blinch; Roger Waters REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Susan Sarandon, Pamela Anderson and Roger Waters are leading questions over why the MSM is ignoring a leaked OPCW report contradicting the claim that Syrian President Bashar Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack in Douma.

"This is really important. Why aren't we talking about it?" actress and activist Susan Sarandon tweeted about the leaked Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons document that contradicts their official report on the chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria in April 2018.

The 15-page document, which has been authenticated and was released by the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media, revealed OPCW engineer findings that the gas canisters found at the scene of the alleged sarin attack were likely placed in position, rather than having been dropped by the Syrian army aircraft.

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Officers fired after 'sex list' regarding female sailors found circulating US Navy submarine

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The guided missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) pulls into the Bay of Naples, March 4, 2011.
Navy leaders failed to address sailors' safety concerns after a sexually explicit list targeting female crewmembers surfaced aboard the service's second submarine to integrate women, resulting in the firing of a commanding officer and several other punishments.

A "rape list" was shared by members of the guided-missile submarine Florida's Gold crew, where investigators found "lewd and sexist comments and jokes were tolerated, and trust up and down the chain of command was nonexistent." That's according to a 74-page investigation into the misconduct, obtained exclusively by Military.com through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The Florida, homeported in Kings Bay, Georgia, was the second submarine to integrate enlisted women. Capt. Gregory Kercher, who became the Florida Gold crew's commanding officer about a year later, was fired in August for a loss of confidence in his ability to lead.

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Iceland's Eurovision entry flies Palestinian flag, could be punished say Israeli hosts

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The Israeli broadcaster of the Eurovision said Iceland could be punished for holding up Palestinian flags during live coverage of the competition's voting results.

Members of the Hatari group held up Palestinian flags with 'Palestine' written on them as the cameras were fixed on them during the announcement of their public votes at the final on Saturday night. The protest generated boos and cheers from the crowd at the Tel Aviv event, and support online.

Security quickly confiscated the flags from the band who were sitting in the green room at the time.

"The Icelanders will apparently be punished by the European Broadcasting Union, which is really not tolerant of those who violate its rules," said Eldad Koblenz, CEO of Israel's public broadcaster Khan.

Comment: Babies, children and pregnant women among 25 killed and 140 Palestinians wounded in 2nd day of Israel's attack on Gaza

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Rocket falls in Baghdad's Green zone where US embassy is located, no casualties

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FILE PHOTO, checkpoint at Green Zone
A rocket was fired into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone where the embassies of the US and other countries are located, the Iraqi military said, adding that casualties were avoided in the incident.

"A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone without causing any losses, details to come later," a statement by the military read.

"Initial reports indicate that the rocket was fired from an open field" in the southern part of the Iraqi capital, a police source told AFP.

There was a loud bang, the witnesses said, adding that sirens briefly sounded in the city after the attack.

Comment: What's behind the US embassy evacuations in Iraq?


'Clash of Civilizations' or Crisis of Civilization?

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The outlook of current Western leaders suggests that humanity will be hard pressed to survive the 21st century

Talk about a graphic display of soft power: Beijing this week hosted the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations.


Texas police find 8-year-old girl safe after she was kidnapped walking down the street with her mother

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Authorities have found an 8-year-old girl following a desperate overnight search after she was ripped away from her mother and pulled into a stranger's car on Saturday afternoon.

The girl was safely recovered by Fort Worth, Texas, police just after 2 a.m. local time Sunday, according to police. She was found safe and a suspect in the kidnapping has been taken into custody.

Police thanked the media for publicizing the incident and concerned citizens for directing them to the location of the suspect's vehicle.

Fort Worth Police Department Officer Buddy Calzada said at a press conference early Sunday that two citizens spotted the car at a local hotel and called police. Officers responded, found out what room he was staying in and breached the door.