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  • France calls for new global coalition of ‘goodwill powers’

    09/28/2018 2:48:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 28, 2018 4:41 PM EDT | Collin Binkley
    France’s leaders proposed a new alliance of “goodwill powers” on Friday in an attempt to revive the type of global diplomacy that they say is being jeopardized by the United States, Russia and other countries that favor unilateralism over cooperation. French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced the plan during a speech at Harvard University, suggesting that Europe should align itself with countries like India, Australia, Mexico and other “powerful democracies” that share a commitment to multilateralism. His speech described an erosion of the brand of diplomacy that brought nations together following World War II and led to the...
  • Was Sun columnist paid off for pro-Trudeau opinion piece?

    12/09/2018 9:54:06 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/18 | Arthur Weinreb
    Objective journalism in Canada’s mainstream media is effectively dead It’s no secret Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has come under heavy criticism lately. His popularity began to tank when he went on his disastrous trip to India and, with his constant wardrobe changes, showed the entire world what a fool he is. Will he and the Liberals win the next election scheduled to be held in October of next year? Lorne Gunter, writing an opinion piece in the Sun newspaper, thinks he will.
  • Back to blackouts: SA in the dark as Eskom stumbles ( South Africa )

    12/02/2018 7:18:10 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Tech Central ^ | 30 November 2018 | Paul Burkhardt
    Eskom’s warning that the country was threatened by months of rotating blackouts became a reality in less than 24 hours. The state-owned company, which produces most of South Africa’s power, said on Wednesday that controlled blackouts could return and last throughout the year. Even more concerning is that the company expects energy availability of the system will keep declining into early next year and probably only recover to current levels in six months. By Thursday, Eskom announced it was cutting 1GW from the grid. It doubled that amount on Friday in an outage that’s scheduled to last 13 hours. For...
  • [8k/yr] of women burned alive in India, not recognized as humans: Ministry warns

    12/08/2018 12:37:46 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 94 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Dec 8, 2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Thousands of brides are being burned alive in India despite the practice being illegal, a Christian ministry has warned. India Partners, a Christian organization that works alonside indigenous Christian grassroots agencies in India, told Mission Network News on Thursday that there are still as many as 8,000 bride burning cases a year in the Hindu-majority country. A representative with India Partners, identified only as John, said the low view of women is spread through parts of India's society. “This is true both of men and women. It’s not just of men itself. Most women see the other woman as in...
  • The Cultural Appropriation of My Lunch

    12/07/2018 2:20:13 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 66 replies
    Medium ^ | 11/26/18 | Madhura Rao
    What I hear when you tell me my food is “strong smelling” Before I left my home in Mumbai to study in the Netherlands, I thought the idea of cultural appropriation of food was outright bogus. I was working as a food writer for a startup back then, and I often wrote about new restaurants serving foreign food across the city. I believed that food was a way to bring people across the world closer to one another. I believed that everyone was free to eat, cook, write about, and sell whatever food they wanted to. I still do. Things...
  • James Mattis: Pakistan must 'get on board' with Afghan peace talks

    12/03/2018 12:55:38 PM PST · by be-baw · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2018 | Carlo Muñoz
    Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Monday Pakistan must take on a substantive role in peace talks with the Taliban if the war in neighboring Afghanistan is to be ended. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon Monday, Mr. Mattis demanded Islamabad provide explicit support for “all those who are trying to maintain peace” in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the region. “We are looking for every responsible nation to support peace in the subcontinent and across this war in Afghanistan. … It is time for everyone to get on board,” Mr. Mattis said ahead of bilateral talks with Indian Defense Minister...
  • Police: Two Americans helped missionary killed by remote Indian tribe

    12/01/2018 2:24:49 PM PST · by Simon Green · 58 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/01/18
    Indian police believe two American missionaries encouraged John Allen Chau to go to a forbidden island where he was killed by an isolated tribe he was trying to convert, a top investigator said Saturday. Dependra Pathak, head of police in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, told AFP the suspects had left India, and that there was still no sign of the body of Chau -- who was killed last month in a hail of arrows fired by the Sentinelese tribe. "We are investigating the role of at least two Americans, a man and a woman, who met with the man...
  • A word for The body of Christ[Charismatic Caucus]

    12/03/2018 8:05:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    There is an AWAKENING COMING and ALL you are a part in this but do you KNOW your PART ,for how can the Body of Christ move in beautiful simpatico (mutual understanding with another), Perfect harmony with itself without ENTIRE UNITY ?! Amos 3:3 Shall two walk together at all, if they do not know one another ? My answer to you is prayer through humility for as you come to me on your knees and your heart in total surrender , Truly I shall speak to each one and impart and reveal your True Calling and its Purpose to...
  • Indian 'corpse smuggler' arrested with 50 human skeletons in his luggage

    11/30/2018 8:43:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 30 November 2018 • 1:30pm | Saptarshi Ray
    Indian police are investigating a skeleton smuggling gang after a man was caught with skulls and bones of 50 different people on a train. Government Railway Police arrested the suspected “corpse smuggler” at Chapra railway station in India’s eastern state of Bihar. The arrested man, identified as Sanjay Prasad, was carrying 16 human skulls and 34 skeletal remains in his luggage and was travelling on the Balia-Sealdah Express to Kolkata, from where police said he was heading for the border to Bhutan. Police suspect that the skeletons, which according to the suspect were brought from Balia in Uttar Pradesh, were...
  • It was by Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/29/2018 7:42:14 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Do you see my children it is as your faith becomes a sword as it did for the Centurion that I go before you, for truly as you abide in my faithfulness that it then manifests as a Truth and this is "The Domain of Zion" where wonders and miracles abound for Truly it is with your faith firmly grasped by your heart that I call you My Beloved Overcomer, as Abram became Abraham . Now take this finished faith to others for I AM your Yes and Amen Forevermore . . . Hebrews 11:17-31 17 It was by faith...
  • Australian politician hails tribe’s border policy after missionary's killing: report

    11/28/2018 12:43:16 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/28/18 | Stephen Sorace
    An Australian politician known for her staunch anti-immigration policy has praised a remote Indian island tribe for defending their way of life after reportedly killing an American missionary with bows and arrows earlier this month. Sen. Pauline Hanson, of the country’s One Nation Party, filed a motion on Tuesday calling for the Senate to "support the desire of the Sentinelese people to protect their culture and way of life,” Australia’s ABC News reported. "I for one will not be condemning the Sentinelese as racist for keeping their borders closed, nor will I condemn them for their lack of diversity,” Hanson...
  • Surprised the Sentinelese killed someone: First anthropologist to enter North Sentinel island

    11/25/2018 10:22:03 PM PST · by cold start · 29 replies
    Economic Times ^ | Nov 24th 2018
    TN Pandit was the first anthropologist to enter the isolated Andaman island of North Sentinel, back in 1967. He says he was surprised when he heard that an American evangelist, John Allen Chau, had been killed by the Sentinelese. Speaking to ET at his residence in New Delhi, 83-year-old Pandit narrated his experiences of interacting with the Sentinelese, among the few remaining isolated tribes in the world. The tribe is not hostile, nor do they raid their neighbours, Pandit says.They only say, ‘leave us alone.’ They make it amply clear that outsiders are not welcome in their habitat. One needs...
  • Police face-off with tribe in missionary killing

    11/25/2018 10:12:13 AM PST · by Simon Green · 173 replies
    AFP ^ | 11/25/18
    Indian officers had a nervous long-distance face-off with the tribe who killed an American missionary, in their latest bid to locate his body on a remote island, police said Sunday. The police team, who took a boat just off Indian-owned North Sentinel island on Saturday, spotted men from the Sentinelese tribe on the beach where John Allen Chau was last seen, the region's police chief Dependra Pathak told AFP. Using binoculars, officers -- in a police boat about 400 metres from the shore -- saw the men armed with bows and arrows, the weapons reportedly used by the isolated tribe...
  • Tens of thousands in India demand rebuilding of Hindu temple [on former mosque site]

    11/25/2018 5:53:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 25, 2018 | Biswajeet Banerjee
    Tens of thousands of Hindus gathered in northern India on Sunday renewing calls to build a Hindu temple on a site where a 16th century mosque was attacked and demolished by Hindu hard-liners in 1992, sparking deadly Hindu-Muslim violence. […] Security was stepped up for the rally, with thousands of police and paramilitary forces deployed in and around Ayodhya, a town 550 kilometers (350 miles) east of New Delhi, to prevent any attacks on Muslims, who comprise 6 percent of the town’s more than 55,500 people. The gathering brought Hindu holy men and activists to the town where the Hindu...
  • Police struggle to recover body of US missionary killed by remote island tribe

    11/23/2018 7:32:36 AM PST · by ETL · 174 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 22, 2018
    John Allen Chau was killed last week by North Sentinel islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach, police say. But even officials don't travel to North Sentinel, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, and where outsiders are seen with suspicion and attacked. "It's a difficult proposition," said Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where North Sentinel is located. "We have to see what is possible, taking utmost care of the sensitivity of the group and the legal requirements." ..." Police are consulting...
  • Missionary wrote ‘God, I don’t want to die’ right before tribe killed him

    11/22/2018 10:15:07 AM PST · by SMGFan · 274 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 22, 2018
    John Allen Chau, the American missionary who was killed by an isolated tribe on a remote Indian island, reportedly wrote in his journal hours before his death, “God, I don’t want to die.” Chau, 26, of Vancouver, Wash., chronicled his last days while traveling to the Andaman Islands. He was intent on making contact with the Sentinelese tribe on North Sentinel Island, according to his journals shared by his mother with The Washington Post. “You guys might think I’m crazy in all this but I think it’s worthwhile to declare Jesus to these people,” he wrote in a last note...
  • American 'killed in India by endangered Andamans tribe'

    11/21/2018 5:21:10 PM PST · by waterhill · 93 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/22/18 | BBC
    An American man has been killed by an endangered tribe in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands. Fishermen who took the man to North Sentinel island say tribespeople shot him with arrows and left his body on the beach. He has been identified as John Allen Chau, a 27 year old from Alabama. Contact with the endangered Andaman tribes living in isolation from the world is illegal because of the risks to them from outside disease. Estimates say the Sentinelese, who are totally cut off from civilisation, number only between 50 and 150.
  • Religious freedom at risk in one of five countries: report

    11/22/2018 6:03:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Religious freedom is under threat in one of every five nations around the globe, in part because of an increase in “aggressive ultranationalism”, a Catholic NGO said in a report Thursday. Aid to the Church in Need found incidents of religious persecution in 21 countries in the two years to June 2018, including Niger, Myanmar, India and China. Acts of discrimination were reported in 17 other countries such as Algeria, Turkey and Russia, it said. It was the 14th edition of the aid group’s report covering all religions in 196 countries, carried out every two years with the assistance of...
  • The biggest solar parks in the world are now being built in India

    03/28/2018 4:37:01 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    The LA Times ^ | 19 March 2018 | Shashank Bengali
    Weeds poke listlessly from the flat, rocky earth as the temperature climbs to the mid-90s. On a cloudless March afternoon, the blue horizon stretches out uninterrupted, as if even birds are too weary to fly.On this unforgiving patch of southern India, millions of silver-gray panels glimmer in the sun, the start of what officials say will be the biggest solar power station in the world.When completed, the Pavagada solar park is expected to produce 2,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 700,000 households — and the latest milestone in India's transition to generating more green energy. Long regarded as a...
  • A community in Afghanistan awards Trump ‘Bravery’ Medal

    11/21/2018 5:21:47 PM PST · by 2banana · 13 replies
    KHAAMA PRESS ^ | Jan 15 2018 | KHAAMA PRESS
    A community in the central Logar province of Afghanistan has awarded the ‘Bravery’ Medal to the US President Trump for his recent stance against Pakistan. The handmade medal was prepared with a total cost of $645 with the contribution of the participants of an informal Jirga in which around 300 people had participated. Syed Farhad Akbari, a community leader in the province, on January 14 told RFE/RL’s Afghan Service that more than 300 people at an informal “jirga,” or council, of concerned citizens agreed to award the medal to the U.S. president. He said the handwritten message on the award...