Ukraine leader defiant as drone strikes hit Russia again

Drones struck inside Russia’s border with Ukraine on Tuesday in the second day of attacks exposing the vulnerability of some of Moscow’s most important military sites, experts said. Ukrainian officials did not formally confirm carrying out drone strikes inside Russia, and they have maintained ambiguity over previous high-profile attacks. But Britain’s Defense Ministry said Russia was likely to consider the attacks on Russian bases more … Continue reading Ukraine leader defiant as drone strikes hit Russia again

Religious leaders discuss if animals walking in circles is a sign of the last days

Is the Messiah about to appear? Is the end of the End Times upon us? That’s what a gathering of religious Israeli Jews wanted to know in response to mounting incidents of animals bizarrely walking in circles. In recent weeks and months, a flood of video clips have shown all manner of animals beginning to walk in large circles for no apparent reason. For instance, … Continue reading Religious leaders discuss if animals walking in circles is a sign of the last days

Explosions rock two Russian airbases far from Ukraine frontline

Explosions have rocked two Russian airbases far from the frontlines as Kyiv appeared to launch a pre-emptive strike on bombers that the Kremlin has used to try to cripple the Ukrainian electrical grid. The Russian defence ministry confirmed the attacks on Monday, blaming them on Ukraine and saying two warplanes were damaged. For Kyiv the strike represented an unprecedented operation deep inside Russia to disrupt … Continue reading Explosions rock two Russian airbases far from Ukraine frontline

China vows to ‘crack down’ as protesters clash with riot cops in hazmat suits

China threatened to “resolutely crack down” on “hostile forces” as historic protests continued overnight — including wild street battles with riot cops clad in hazmat suits. Communist Party leaders gave the ominous warning without directly mentioning the countrywide rallies, the largest show of dissent in the 33 years since protests in Tiananmen Square ended in horror and bloodshed. However, in a statement Tuesday, the party’s … Continue reading China vows to ‘crack down’ as protesters clash with riot cops in hazmat suits

SKorea scrambles jets as China, Russia warplanes enter air defense zone

South Korea said it has scrambled fighter jets after detecting two Chinese and six Russian warplanes in its air defence zone. The two Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and left the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) off the southern and northeast coast at around 5:50am local time, the country’s military said. They returned hours later from the Sea of Japan with the Russian warplanes … Continue reading SKorea scrambles jets as China, Russia warplanes enter air defense zone

3 Nigerian stowaways found on ship’s rudder after 11 days at sea

Three stowaways were rescued from a ship’s rudder in the Canary Islands on Monday after having sailed from Nigeria 11 days earlier. The three men were found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port by Spain’s Salvamento Marítimo, which reported the men appearing to have symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia. Spanish news agency EFE reported that the men were seen by … Continue reading 3 Nigerian stowaways found on ship’s rudder after 11 days at sea

Crypto billionaire killed in helicopter crash in latest mystery death

Russian billionaire, 53, is killed in helicopter crash near Monaco in latest crypto mystery death – ‘after another passenger cancelled at the last minute’. Vyacheslav Taran, 53, died after the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near the resort town of Villefranche-sur-Mer after taking off from Switzerland . They mysteriously crashed in good weather – and after another passenger reportedly cancelled last minute. Taran is third cryptocurrency … Continue reading Crypto billionaire killed in helicopter crash in latest mystery death

China Covid Protesters Become Targets of Beijing’s Surveillance State

Police fanned out across China’s big cities Tuesday in an effort to prevent fresh protests, as security services harnessed the country’s pervasive surveillance system to hunt down participants in mass demonstrations calling for an end to strict Covid curbs and criticizing national leaders. Meanwhile, China’s central public-health authorities urged local governments to avoid unnecessary and lengthy lockdowns—something that has sparked public ire after nearly three … Continue reading China Covid Protesters Become Targets of Beijing’s Surveillance State

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

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

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

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

Factory fire kills 38 people in central China, state media reports

A fire at a factory in central China killed dozens of people on Monday, according to Chinese state-media, the latest in a string of fatal industrial accidents to hit the country in recent years. State run-newspaper Henan Daily reported Tuesday that two people previously reported missing had been found dead following the blaze at the factory in Anyang, Henan province, bringing the death toll to … Continue reading Factory fire kills 38 people in central China, state media reports