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A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia, the first such fatality for months in a country declared free of the disease in September, its chief medical officer said on Tuesday.
The boy tested positive last week and died late on Monday in hospital in Paynesville near the capital, where his father and brother are also being treated for Ebola, officials said.
Liberia has placed under surveillance 153 people who may have come into contact with the boy. A further 25 healthcare workers are being monitored, of whom 10 are identified as high-risk, chief medical officer Francis Kateh said.
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Pakistani man convicted of plotting with al Qaeda to bomb targets in England, New York and Denmark to 40 years in prison.
Abid Naseer, 29 years old, was facing a potential life sentence after being convicted by a federal jury in Brooklyn of three terrorism-related charges in March. Prosecutors accused him of entering the U.K. nine years ago on a fraudulent student visa and leading a cell that…
Although it is not completely clear, the five people shot appear to be Black Lives Matter folk, none of the injuries are life-threatening.
This story is still developing but the Black Lives Matter crew has already blown it into something else. There was an ongoing protest by the BLM at the 4th precinct in Minneapolis over the shooting of Jamar Clark. The BLM claims that that 3 masked ‘white supremacists’ who had been at their protest before now came wearing bullet proof vests and masks and shot them. This is what they told media and police, some media already running with the ‘white supremacist’ story. Media really should know at this point that they need to fact check everything that the BLM says.
The video, taken from a livestream at the protest, shows that the protesters surrounded this group of men, began questioning who they were, punched them and chased them prior to any shooting. We do not know that the group was white, and we do not know yet that they are the ones that did the shooting, since the only source for said information is the BLM.
In the Star Tribune, the protesters described this event as trying to ‘herd the group’ away from the protesters, although no one apparently asked the protesters-why are you doing that?
The BLM propaganda wagon is in full swing on this, but let’s see if facts will out…
Here’s more video. Here you can see the group of three people being surrounded by the BLM. You see on the left hand side of the action, it appears someone is being held and is trying to get out.
One member of the BLM turns back and tells the person with the camera to put the phone camera away, clearly not wanting it to capture what comes next.
The BLM has been unable to get their story straight. First, they said three white men in masks and bullet proof vests, now they say two white people and an Asian man. Apparently white supremacists aren’t what they used to be, they’re taking in Asians now…
In accounts given on social media and to Ms. Noor, witnesses described the gunmen as three men, two white and one Asian, wearing masks and bulletproof vests.
Ms. Noor, who is seen in this video claimed she was one of the people ‘escorting’ the men away from the group. Which means the police should be having a talk with her about the assault on the men. Apparently the BLM, who are protesting in a public street near the police station feel it is their right to ‘escort people away’ and ‘kick out’ white people.
There is no sound, but as you can see this is video taken from the perspective of the alleged ‘shooters’. You can see they are approached by the BLM and although the video is unclear, the video appears to support that they were attacked. You can also see that the story told above by Mickey Noor, the BLM woman in the above video, who said simply that she helped ‘escort the men away’ to their car is not a complete or true statement.
Police are now reporting that they have arrested two of the three men, and that one is Hispanic:
Minneapolis police said they arrested a 23-year-old white man in Bloomington at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday. A second shooting suspect, a 32-year-old Hispanic man, was arrested in south Minneapolis at 12:05 p.m., police said on Twitter. The search for other suspects continues.
Authorities are weighing whether to treat the shooting of five people protesting near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct Monday night as a hate crime, sources familiar with the investigation said Tuesday morning.
A Facebook page calling itself the “UC Berkeley White Student Union” has been taken down by the social network.
Students first spotted the page Friday. The site claimed the goal was to “unapologetically provide a safe space for white students to air their true feelings…” about the “challenges European-American students on college campuses face.”
“I think it’s just people who are racist, or don’t realize they are racist,” said Nikola Kendis, a student at UC Berkeley.
Kendis said minority student unions provide support for students facing systemic oppressions, something she says white students do not face.
Germany security guards at the main government office for refugees in Berlin have reportedly been caught on camera using openly Nazi language.
Bild newspaper has released video footage in which it alleges the guards call for asylum-seekers to be put in concentration camps.
One recording purports to show a uniformed security guard speaking of getting “swastikas in my eyes”.
“In two years, there will be a revolution here and there will be no more of all this s***. We’ll clean it all out,” the guard, who has not been named, appears to say.
A U.S. Central Command official confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon on Monday that warning pamphlets were dropped on Islamic State targets 45 minutes before bombing sorties in order “to minimize the risks to civilians.”
The confirmation comes on the heels of disclosures that U.S. military pilots were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordinance on likely targets due to concerns about harming civilians.
The warning leaflets were dropped in advance of strikes on an Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) convoy of trucks near the city of Al-Bukamal in Syria, according to the military official.
“We can confirm that leaflets were used prior to air strike operations in the area near Al-Bukamal, as part of Operation Tidal Wave II,” the source said. “The leaflets are used to minimize the risks to civilians.”
The leaflets read: “Get out of your trucks now and run away from them.”
Another message stated: “Warning: airstrikes are coming. Oil trucks will be destroyed. Get away from your oil trucks immediately. Do not risk your life,” according to the Pentagon.
Islamic State terrorists are seeking experts to repair captured military aircraft for future use in suicide attacks against U.S. and allied forces in Iraq.
The terrorist group that occupies large areas of Iraq and Syria has two Russian-made Sukhoi aircraft and three Russian helicopters that it plans to use in the attacks, according to a recent report in a London-based Arabic language news outlet.
The Oct. 22 report in Al Arabi Al Jadid quoted a high-ranking officer in Baghdad assigned to the command of the international military coalition in Iraq as saying the aircraft were obtained during Islamic State military operations in Syria and Iraq.
“The international coalition’s forces are trying to locate the whereabouts of two Sukhoi planes and three Russian-made helicopters from the 1980s that had been captured by Daish [an alternative name for the Islamic State] to destroy them before the latter can use them to carry out its plans,” the officer said.
The aircraft currently are not capable of flying, and that has prompted the Islamic State to advertise for jihadist experts who can repair the aircraft.
Several captured aviation officers and experts have been executed for refusing to help the Islamic State fix the aircraft.
In recognition of their complicity in “structural racism and oppression” at Occidental College, the faculty will vote on a resolution that mandates diversity training, requires all academic departments to make racial sensitivity a component of in-class instruction, and allows students to “report microaggressions” between students and professors.
The proposal, dubbed the “Plan of Action,” was created by Occidental’s Faculty Council, which governs academic affairs on campus. Reason obtained a draft of the proposal, which will be presented to the entire Occidental faculty at a meeting on Tuesday. From its introduction:
We recognize and are inspired by the leadership of Oxy United for Black Liberation and their call for widespread institutional changes in the culture of the College. We affirm that Black lives matter and also affirm the broader ideals of social justice to which their call speaks. We recognize that the structural racism and other forms of oppression of the College violate our commitment to ensuring equity and excellence in our educational programs for all of our students. We also acknowledge that our collective inaction as a faculty body makes us complicit in the failures of the College to make our Mission a lived reality. For this we apologize for failing you, our students.
The Plan of Action seems to be a response to recent protests on campus; students occupied the administrative center and vowed not to leave unless Occidental President Jonathan Veitch agreed to resign. They also want Occidental to hire more professors of color and fund new diversity initiatives.
A new English-language video put out by ISIS calls Bill Clinton a “fornicator” and George W. Bush a “liar.” Rattling off a list of strengths for soldiers of the self-proclaimed caliphate—that they don’t fight for fornicators, liars, or corporations—the propaganda video also criticized a recent U.N. session on the plight of LGBT people living under ISIS rule.
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) Egyptian branch claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed four people in a hotel in North Sinai capital al-Arish on Tuesday where judges overseeing a parliamentary election were staying.
The statement by the Sinai Province group was circulated by its supporters on Twitter and the encrypted messaging system Telegram.
“A brother … seeking martyrdom hit with his car bomb the security force protecting the Swiss (Inn) hotel were 50 judges were staying only to be followed by a lion … who broke into the judges’ base with his automatic weapon … then blew up his explosive belt among them,” read the statement.
Analysts at U.S. Central Command were pressured to ease off negative assessments about the Islamic State threat and were even told in an email to “cut it out,” Fox News has learned – as an investigation expands into whether intelligence reports were altered to present a more positive picture.
Fox News is told by a source close to the CENTCOM analysts that the pressure on them included at least two emails saying they needed to “cut it out” and “toe the line.”
Separately, a former Pentagon official told Fox News there apparently was an attempt to destroy the communications. The Pentagon official said the email warnings were “not well received” by the analysts.
GENEVA, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Weather-related disasters such as floods and heatwaves have occurred almost daily in the past decade, almost twice as often as two decades ago, with Asia being the hardest hit region, a U.N. report said on Monday.
While the report authors could not pin the increase wholly on climate change, they did say that the upward trend was likely to continue as extreme weather events increased.
Since 1995, weather disasters have killed 606,000 people, left 4.1 billion injured, homeless or in need of aid, and accounted for 90 percent of all disasters, it said.
A recent peak year was 2002, when drought in India hit 200 million and a sandstorm in China affected 100 million. But the standout mega-disaster was Cyclone Nargis, which killed 138,000 in Myanmar in 2008.
Framingham State University sent a campus email alert after a student reported a “bias incident” involving an image of a Confederate flag displayed on a laptop.
A screenshot of the email, with the names of individuals and the school redacted, was posted on Imgur Friday morning, and the individual who uploaded the picture informed Campus Reform that Framingham was the source of the email.
The Gatepost, Framingham’s student newspaper, confirmed in an article Sunday that the email came from Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sean Huddleston.
“The Bias Protocol and Response Team has been made aware of the incident, and will meet to determine any measures that may be needed to respond to this incident,” Huddleston tells students, noting that a similar incident involving a different individual had been reported last month.
“Our primary goal continues to be to expeditiously address and resolve incidents of bias that impede our progress toward a welcoming and inclusive campus community,” he asserts, adding with a touch of satisfaction that he has personally met with the complainant, and “was informed that a productive discussion between the person making the report and the laptop owner about the incident was achieved.”