ConCourt orders SAPS to investigate Zimbabwe torture claims
Times Live - The Constitutional Court dismissed an appeal by the national police commissioner against a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment that authorities should investigate the claims.
‘Prophet’ warned to testify at SCOAN inquiry
Independent - Lagos - A coroner on Wednesday threatened popular Nigerian preacher TB Joshua with arrest if he failed to testify at an inquest into the deaths of 116 people at his church.
Protesters In Burkina Faso Set The Parliament On Fire
Business Insider - Ouagadougou (AFP) - Angry demonstrators in Burkina Faso went on the rampage on Thursday in protest at plans to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule, setting parliament on fire and wreaking havoc across the capital.
British spies can go through Americans’ telephone calls and emails without a warrant
London Daily Mail - British spies can help themselves to data collected by the NSA from the telephone calls and Internet communications of Americans without a warrant, a new court document shows.
The U.S. Should Not Rejoin the United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Heritage - The United States withdrew from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in 1996 after concluding that the organization lacked a clear purpose and was generally ineffective.
Jerusalem’s Temple Mount closes to all visitors after shooting of Yehuda Glick
Jerusalem Post - Following the assassination attempt in Jerusalem of right-wing activist Yehuda Glick, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich and Jerusalem Police Chief Moshe Edri ordered the closing of the Temple Mount to Jews and Arabs until further notice. The decision was taken due to intelligence assessments and security concerns at the site.
Latest News on Ebola and Infectious Diseases
Why Nigerian Health Officials Turned to a Megachurch Pastor When Ebola Struck
Christianity Today - When the deadly Ebola virus appeared in Africa’s most populous country this summer, one of the first people Nigerian health officials turned to was a megachurch pastor.
White House on back foot on Ebola
The Hill - The Obama administration is struggling to explain why it has different policies for troops and civilian health care workers responding to Ebola in West Africa.
Ebola Nurse’s Ties to CDC Scrubbed From Website – Is Far Left Progressive & Obama Supporter
Gateway Pundit - The Ebola nurse who attacked Governor Christie for putting her in quarantine after returning from Africa is a Progressive with ties to the CDC.
EU calls for better Ebola exit screening as US develops entry procedures
IHS - Mandatory Ebola screening for passengers arriving from West Africa is not necessary at all EU airports, a Council of Ministers meeting decided on 16 October 2014. Instead, an agreement was reached to reinforce screenings at exit points in affected West African countries.
Army major general, troops quarantined after Ebola aid trip
(CNN)—Thirty soldiers until recently stationed in West Africa will be quarantined in Italy when they arrive Wednesday after leaving the Ebola-stricken region this morning, Army officials tell CNN.
UPDATE: Five-year-old boy tested Negative for Ebola
New York Post - A 5-year-old Bronx boy has tested negative for the deadly Ebola virus, city health officials announced Monday.
Latest American News
Facebook data mining for political views
Politico - Facebook is mining its data of user’s posts to find out how users feel about certain candidates or issues and sharing that data with ABC News and BuzzFeed for use in their 2016 reporting, the social networking site will announce on Friday.
92% of Marine Casualties in Afghan War Occurred Under Obama
(CNSNews.com)—As U.S. Marines withdraw from Operation Enduring Freedom (the Afghanistan war), CNSNews.com’s database on casualties shows that 418 Marines have given their lives in the conflict and that 92% of those casualties, 385 deaths, have occurred since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009.
Small plane crashes into airport in Kansas, at least 2 dead
Fox News - At least two people died inside a Kansas airport building where small plane crashed at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport, authorities said Thursday.
Brittany Maynard Won’t Kill Herself November 1: “Doesn’t Seem Like the Right Time Now”
Life News - Brittany Maynard has officially decided to delay her decision to kill herself under Oregon’s assisted suicide law on November 1. She says it “doesn’t seem like the right time now” to end her life.
Latest News On ISIS and Radical Islam
Islamic State threat prompts new security warnings across U.S. military
Military Times - Military facilities around the U.S. are on alert, urging troops and their families to take precautions amid continued threats of violence from the Islamic State group.
U.S. military ordered to hide identities, change routines to avoid terrorist attacks
Washington Times - The agency in charge of protecting the Pentagon has sent out a warning that “ISIL-linked terrorists” want to attack employees and is urging them to change routines and mask their identities.
Germany warns security situation ‘critical’ due to radical Islam
BERLIN (Reuters) - Radical Islam poses a critical security threat to Germany, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere warned on Tuesday, saying the number of people capable of staging attacks in the country stood at an all-time high.
Boko Haram harem of hell
Times Live - Human Rights Watch made the claim as it outlined testimony from dozens of former hostages who documented physical and psychological abuse at the hands of the Nigerian militants.
Tsarnaev friend found guilty of lying in bombing investigation
Boston Globe - A federal jury on Tuesday found Robel Phillipos, a friend of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, guilty of lying to federal agents who were investigating the deadly explosions.
Egypt Requests Support in War against Jihadi Groups, Bans Hamas
Breitbart - Egypt has called upon its allies and the international community at large to help the country combat threats, both internally and externally, from terror groups such as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis and Hamas.
Latest News on China
China’s Alibaba aims to overtake Walmart in 2016 as world’s biggest retail firm
TNW - Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba, whose transactions on its e-commerce platforms have topped that of Amazon and eBay combined, is now expecting to overtake Walmart in 2016 as the world’s biggest retail firm.
Brazen Chinese company tried to beat the NSA at its own game…by hacking into the spy agency
(Washington Times) - Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei Technologies sought to gain access to National Security Agency computer networks this year in a failed cyberespionage attack, U.S. officials said.
Why is the US Navy practising for war with China?
(BBC) - The US prefers to talk about engaging with China, but it is clear its navy is now also practising for a potential conflict, reports the BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes.
Chinese Communist Gov’t ‘Many Times More Dangerous’ Than ISIS, Says Blind Rights Activist Chen Guangcheng
(Christian Post) - WASHINGTON – The Chinese Communist Party, which has maintained its rule over the people of China for over 60 years, is more dangerous than terrorist groups such as ISIS, well-known blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng implied on Thursday.
Latest Military News
Shenyang makes progress on J-15 fleet
IHS - New photos that have appeared on Chinese aviation websites suggest that mass production of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC) J-15 carrier-based multirole fighter is gathering pace.
Details emerge on India’s mystery OSS project
IHS - Details are slowly coming to light of the mystery Indian Navy (IN) vessel being built under the secretive Ocean Surveillance Ship (OSS) project at the Ministry of Defence-owned Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL).
Islamic State reveals US equipment failures
IHS - In the latest series of military failures revealed by the Islamic State’s media channels, a US airdrop intended for the Kurdish defenders of the northern Syrian town of Kobane was instead seized by fighters from the Sunni militant group.
Poland seeks MG-20 Daglezja-G tracked bridge layers
IHS - The Polish Armament Inspectorate has launched a restricted tender procedure for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of two MG-20 Daglezja-G tracked assault bridge layers.
USAF completes third unmanned spacecraft mission, readies for fourth
IHS - The US Air Force’s (USAF’s) Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) - an unmanned, reusable spacecraft - returned from its third mission (OTV-3) on 17 October, the USAF announced in a press statement.
Brazil signs for 36 Gripen E/F fighters
IHS - Brazil has signed a SEK39.3 billion (USD5.4 billion) contract for 36 Gripen E/F fighters, the company announced on 27 October.
Islamic State looking to field captured Syrian jets
(IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly) - The Islamic State is training fighters to fly three combat jets the group has captured from the Syrian Arab Air Force, it was claimed on 17 October.
Latest News on Border Crisis and Immigration
Up to 34 MILLION blank ‘green cards’ and work permits to be ordered ahead of Obama illegal immigrant ‘amnesty’
(London Daily Mail) - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to seek a vendor to produce as many as 34 million blank work permits and ‘green cards’ – the paperwork that authorizes illegal immigrants to live and work in the United States – as the White House prepares to issue an executive order after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.
Can We End the Crazy Diversity Visa Lottery Yet?
(CNSNews.com)The Diversity Visa lottery program is a public health hazard and a national security risk that leave…
Latest News on Israel and Hamas
Palestinian unity cabinet to meet in Gaza this week
(Israel Hayom) - Cabinet to convene Thursday, says Deputy PM Mohammed Mustafa, three days before international pledging conference • Some 3,000 troops loyal to Abbas will take up positions in Gaza soon, Mustafa says.
Israel lets hundreds of Palestinians leave Gaza to mark Muslim holiday at Jerusalem’s holiest mosque
(National Post) - Hundreds of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip prayed Sunday at Jerusalem’s most important mosque, the first time Israel has allowed such visits from the coastal enclave since the Hamas militant group overran the area in 2007.
Jihadist slaughters expose deep hypocrisy over Israel
HOMEGROWN jihadists parading the severed heads of their fellow Muslim conquests in Syria and Iraq should have triggered robust public condemnation from the Grand Mufti and other Muslim community leaders in Australia. Instead, we have heard little until now, when proposed new anti-terror laws have prompted loud objections from Muslim leaders. This is deeply disappointing for a nation eager to tackle terrorism at the same time it fosters an open and tolerant approach to national unity. The double standards at play in this domestic terror debate and the reactions to the Middle East conflict need to be confronted.
Gaza: Ban condemns latest deadly attack near UN school as ‘moral outrage and criminal act’
Amidst an ‘appalling’ escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip since the collapse of a brief 1 August ceasefire, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the killing today of at least 10 Palestinian civilians in shelling outside of a United Nations school in Rafah which had been sheltering thousands of civilians.