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Fire kills at least 25 at
religious school in Malaysian capital

Reuters, by Rozanna Latiff. A. Ananthalakshmi

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 9/13/2017 10:07:24 PM

A fire at an Islamic boarding school killed at least 25 people, most of them students, in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur after breaking out in a dormitory early on Thursday morning, officials said. The fire at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, a "tahfiz" boarding school where students learn to memorize the Koran, was reported around 5.40 a.m. local time (2140 GMT Wednesday), according to a statement from the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department. The blaze began in the sleeping quarters on the top floor of the three-storey school building, the statement said. Two wardens and 23 students died in the fire, fire department officials said in

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Pacific Fleet commander
announces unexpected retirement
Carroll County Times [Westminster, MD], by Carl Prine    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/25/2017 10:07:54     Post Reply
Passed over for higher command, U.S. Navy Adm. Scott Swift on Monday announced his unexpected retirement as commander of the Pacific Fleet. "I have been informed by the Chief of Naval Operations that I will not be his nominee to replace Adm. (Harry) Harris as the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command,” Swift wrote in a prepared statement (Snip) On Jan. 31, the cruiser Antietam ran aground on a Japanese shoal. Less than five months later, the cruiser Lake Champlain bashed a South Korean fishing boat. Then came the June 17 destroyer Fitzgerald crash with a merchant vessel and, on Aug. 21, the collision of an oil tanker with

   

 

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Dallas Cowboys, Including Jerry
Jones, Take a Knee Before Anthem
Washington Post, by Benjamin Hoffman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/25/2017 9:32:18     Post Reply
A day after most of the N.F.L. engaged in at least some form of demonstration during the playing of the national anthem, the Dallas Cowboys linked arms in the middle of the University of Phoenix Stadium field in Glendale, Ariz., and collectively took a knee before the song was played. The Arizona Cardinals linked arms in the end zone with some military personnel in a show of unity. By the time the pop star Jordin Sparks began singing the song, the Cowboys, who were joined in kneeling by the team’s owner, Jerry Jones, had moved to the sideline, linking arms while standing. The crowd, which had booed as the visiting C

Chelsea Manning barred from entering
Canada for offences ´similar to treason´
Telegraph [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/25/2017 8:07:10     Post Reply
Chelsea Manning, a former American soldier jailed for leaking troves of classified information, said on Monday that she was banned from entering Canada due to criminal convictions in the United States. Manning had tried to cross at the official border office at Lacolle, Quebec, on Friday. On Monday, she posted a letter from Canadian immigration officials to her Twitter account that said she was not admitted because she was convicted of offences deemed equivalent to treason in Canada. "So, I guess Canada has permanently banned me? Denied entry b/c of convictions similar to "treason" offence," she wrote.

We don´t know her name,
but this woman just became the
Marine Corps´ first female infantry officer
Circa News, by Alix Hine, Aislinn Hein    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/25/2017 6:56:20     Post Reply
We may not know her name, but this woman made history on Monday. The woman, who has asked to keep her identity private, became the first female to successfully complete the Marines´ infantry officer course in Quantico, Virginia. “I am proud of this officer and those in her class? who have earned the infantry officer MOS,” Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller said in a press release. (Tweet) The lieutenant was one of 88 Marines to complete the grueling 13-week course which "trains and educates newly selected infantry and ground intelligence officers in leadership, infantry skills, and character required to serve

Evil Klingons Modeled After President
Trump on ´Star Trek: Discovery´
NewsBusters, by Callista Ring    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/25/2017 11:05:22     Post Reply
Liberals are celebrating the links they see between the antagonists of the new Star Trek and what they believe to be the ideologies of President Trump and his supporters. The “connections” aren’t difficult to find, as co-executive producer Aaron Harberts told Rolling Stone that the “Trump phenomenon” was “front and center in our minds” in creating the new series. In Sunday’s two premiere episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, a Klingon, T’Kuvma, tries to unify the Klingons against Starfleet’s mission for multiculturalism. To sum it up, he believes in isolationism and racial purity…and taking over the world.

Christian numerologist David Meade
now says the world will end in mid-October
Circa News, by Julia Boccagno    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/25/2017 10:46:12     Post Reply
As the world carries on with its normal routine despite his prediction that the world would end this past Saturday, Christian numerologist David Meade clarified that the end of the world is still imminent. Specifically, Meade says the world´s end will begin October 15, 2017. That´s when, Meade says, "Jupiter crosses the womb region of Virgo." "That´s when the action starts," he continued. "Hold on and watch -- wait until the middle of October and I don´t believe you´ll be disappointed." Clarifying his earlier prediction, Meade says the "mainstream" got it wrong in thinking something "visible" would happen on September 23.

   

 

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Trump Cheers the NFL Fans Who Booed
Players Taking a Knee During Anthem
NBC News, by Adam Edelman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/25/2017 10:29:06     Post Reply
President Donald Trump was back on the attack on Monday, saying that “many” fans booed those players who took a knee and who spoke out during the weekend´s NFL games. "Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are fans who demand respect for our Flag!" Trump tweeted the morning after an NFL game day that saw players or owners on nearly all of the teams take action or issue statements against the president. "The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!" Trump

Cornell students move to ban ‘hate speech’
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/25/2017 9:58:12     Post Reply
A Latino student at Cornell University overheard somebody chanting, “build a wall,” so now the student government passed a resolution condemning “hate speech.” Whatever that is. Seriously — what is hate speech? Read the First Amendment, and it’s not mentioned there. In fact, the whole concept of the First Amendment was in order that government could not intrude on a citizen’s right to express speech deemed by some as offensive — a sort of constitutional right to say hateful things. Cornell students — and not just students, but the ones who serve on the student government and therefore, ought to know better — just don’t

Senate Republicans release
new version of Obamacare repeal
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/25/2017 9:48:08     Post Reply
Senate Republicans revised their last-ditch Obamacare Monday in an 11-hour bid to win over key holdouts, after prospects of passing a repeal bill dimmed significantly over the weekend. An analysis released by Sen. Bill Cassidy, Louisiana Republican and lead sponsor, said bill writers turned the dials enough to give states such as Alaska and Maine an overall boost in funding through 2026, after independent analyses suggested those states would lose out under the initial bill. It’s unclear if independent analysts will agree with the data calculated by the Health and Human Services Department. Mr. Cassidy and his main co-sponsor,

Trump says Iran ´working with
North Korea´ after ballistic missile test
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/23/2017 8:31:46     Post Reply
President Trump accused Iran of collaborating with North Korea to strengthen their missile technology Saturday evening in a Twitter post criticizing the 2015 nuclear agreement between the U.S., Iran and five other nations. "Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel," Trump wrote. "They are also working with North Korea. Not much of an agreement we have!" (Snip) Trump posted the tweet hours after Iran claimed to have successfully tested a new ballistic missile capable of reaching parts of the Middle East, including Israel. The missile, known as the Khoramshahr, has a range of 1,250 miles and is

Israel responds: Tehran’s test of
ballistic missile threatens free world
Jerusalem Post [Israel], Reuters, by Tovah Lazaroff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/23/2017 5:32:22     Post Reply
Iran’s provocative actions have threatened the free world, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Saturday after Tehran claimed to have tested a ballistic missile with multiple warheads capable of hitting Israel. “This Iranian missile launch is an act of provocation and defiance against the United States and its allies, as well as an attempt to test them,” Liberman said, (Snip) The new ballistic missile has a range of 2,000 km. The distance by air between Israel and Iran is 1,800 km. (Video) Iran said Saturday it would keep developing its arsenal, despite US pressure to stop. The United States has imposed unilateral sanctions on Iran,

   

 

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Free speech week: The circus is back at
Berkeley (and there are plenty of clowns)
Fox News, by John Yoo, Steven F. Hayward,    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/22/2017 4:31:30     Post Reply
The circus is returning to the University of California, Berkeley, as a sequel to rioting in February by black-clad protesters angered by the campus visit of conservative speaker Milo Yiannapolous. The goal of the protestors then and now is simple: demonize and silence conservatives. Shamefully, the Berkeley rioting was permitted by a hands-off attitude by university administrators. After a now-departed chancellor and his aides ordered University of California police to stand aside, rioters set fires, inflicted $100,000 in damage to university buildings, and prevented Yiannapolous from speaking.



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