Census: Christians a minority in England; non-religious grow

Fewer than half the people in England and Wales consider themselves Christian, according to the most recent census — the first time a minority of the population has followed the country’s official religion. Britain has become less religious — and less white — in the decade since the last census, figures from the 2021 census released Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics revealed. Some … Continue reading Census: Christians a minority in England; non-religious grow

A Book of Psalms saved a victim’s life in Jerusalem terror attack

A man who was seriously injured in Tuesday’s Jerusalem bombing was spared from what could have been a fatal fate by none other than his book of Psalms – or Tehillim in Hebrew – which blocked a shard of debris from piercing his body, said Shaare Zedek Medical Center. The victim, a 62-year-old man, arrived to Shaare Zedek hospital in serious condition and underwent a … Continue reading A Book of Psalms saved a victim’s life in Jerusalem terror attack

ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER GOLDEN TONGUED MUMMIES IN EGYPT

ARCHAEOLOGISTS FROM THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND ANTIQUITIES HAVE UNCOVERED GOLDEN TONGUED MUMMIES DURING EXCAVATIONS IN THE MENOUFIA GOVERNORATE, EGYPT. The discovery was made during an extension of the research area at the Quweisna necropolis, a burial site that contains hundreds of tombs from different periods in Egypt’s history. Excavations revealed a number of mummies, some of which have a golden tongue or amulet placed … Continue reading ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER GOLDEN TONGUED MUMMIES IN EGYPT

Archaeologists in Norway May Have Found a 700-Year-Old Shipwreck

Archaeologists surveying the bottom of Norway’s largest lake believe they’ve discovered the remains of a 700-year-old ship, the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment announced in a statement earlier this month. Lake Mjøsa, which is situated about 60 miles north of Oslo, has been a busy trade route since at least the Viking Age; more recently, between the 1940s and 1970s, it was a dumping ground for surplus ammunition. Scientists were … Continue reading Archaeologists in Norway May Have Found a 700-Year-Old Shipwreck

Buffalo gunman pleads guilty to 15 charges, including domestic terror motivated by hate

The suspect accused of killing 10 people and injuring three others in a mass shooting at a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, N.Y., in May pleaded guilty on Monday to state charges stemming from the attack. Payton Gendron, 19, pleaded guilty to 15 state-level counts: 10 counts of first-degree murder; three counts of attempted murder motivated by hate; criminal weapons possession; and … Continue reading Buffalo gunman pleads guilty to 15 charges, including domestic terror motivated by hate

Police bust cocaine ‘super-cartel’ in Europe and Dubai

Police have smashed a huge drugs “super-cartel” that controlled around a third of Europe’s cocaine trade, arresting 49 people in various countries, including six chief suspects in Dubai, Europol said on Monday. The international operation codenamed “Desert Light” seized 30 tonnes of the drug and led to arrests in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Spain, the European Union‘s police agency said in a statement. The … Continue reading Police bust cocaine ‘super-cartel’ in Europe and Dubai

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa erupts, officials warn people to prepare

Waves of orange, glowing lava and smoky ash belched and sputtered Monday from the world’s largest active volcano in its first eruption in 38 years, and officials told people living on Hawaii’s Big Island to be ready in the event of a worst-case scenario. The eruption of Mauna Loa wasn’t immediately endangering towns, but the U.S. Geological Survey warned the roughly 200,000 people on the … Continue reading Hawaii’s Mauna Loa erupts, officials warn people to prepare

New Symbol of Protest in China Roils Censors: Blank White Sheets Of Paper

On China’s heavily censored social media, a new target has emerged for internet police: blank sheets of white paper. Platforms are rushing to remove images of people holding up the empty pages after protesters made them a symbol to express their frustration at China’s zero-Covid policies.  Over the weekend, amid one of the largest nationwide demonstrations that China has seen in decades, demonstrators used few … Continue reading New Symbol of Protest in China Roils Censors: Blank White Sheets Of Paper

Biden calls on Congress to avert rail strike

President Joe Biden called Monday evening for Congress to act immediately to head off an economically crippling freight rail strike, saying there appeared to be “no path to resolve the dispute at the bargaining table.” Biden asked that Congress act “without any modifications or delay” to impose a tentative settlement that leadership of railroads and 12 unions had hammered out in September. However, of the … Continue reading Biden calls on Congress to avert rail strike

Google provided FBI with location data as part of federal investigation into attack on US Capitol

The FBI’s biggest-ever investigation included the biggest-ever haul of phones from controversial geofence warrants, court records show. A filing in the case of one of the January 6 suspects, David Rhine, shows that Google initially identified 5,723 devices as being in or near the US Capitol during the riot. Only around 900 people have so far been charged with offenses relating to the siege. The … Continue reading Google provided FBI with location data as part of federal investigation into attack on US Capitol

Israel, US to hold air drill simulating striking Iran nuclear program

The Israel Air Force this week will hold one of its largest drills in years with the United States Air Force simulating offensive strikes against Iran’s nuclear program. The drill will take place from Tuesday until Thursday over the Mediterranean Sea and Israel. It will include long-range flights such as those that Israeli pilots might need to make in order to reach the Islamic Republic. … Continue reading Israel, US to hold air drill simulating striking Iran nuclear program

China strengthens grip after rare protests against Covid lockdowns and communism

Police on Monday stopped and searched people at the sites of weekend protests in Shanghai and Beijing, after crowds there and in other Chinese cities demonstrated against stringent COVID-19 measures disrupting lives three years into the pandemic. From the streets of several Chinese cities to dozens of university campuses, protesters made a show of civil disobedience unprecedented since leader Xi Jinping assumed power a decade … Continue reading China strengthens grip after rare protests against Covid lockdowns and communism

Crypto firm BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX fallout spreads

Distressed crypto firm BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey following the implosion of putative acquirer FTX. In the filing, the company indicated that it had more than 100,000 creditors, with liabilities and assets ranging from $1 billion to $10 billion. In the filing, the company listed an outstanding $275 million loan … Continue reading Crypto firm BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX fallout spreads

Team of Archaeologists discover rare sword from the time of the Kalmar War

A team of archaeologists have unearthed a rare sword that dates back to the time of the Kalmar War. Archaeologists from the Arkeologerna have been excavating a stone cellar in the town of Kalmar, which is in Sweden. The team of researchers theorize that the cellar may have been apart of a medieval farm, which according to ancient contemporary texts, suggests that it may have … Continue reading Team of Archaeologists discover rare sword from the time of the Kalmar War

Video shows Coast Guard rescuing man who went overboard on Carnival cruise

A Carnival cruise passenger who fell off a cruise ship late Wednesday night, was rescued on Thursday evening. The twenty-eight-year-old man was reported missing by the crew of the Carnival Valor around 2:30 p.m. on November 24th, according to a press release that was issued by the United States Coast Guard. The crew of another ship, a bulk carrier identified as Crinis, discovered the man … Continue reading Video shows Coast Guard rescuing man who went overboard on Carnival cruise