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  • China’s illegal police stations in 53 countries

    04/16/2024 2:40:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    It’s well known that China won’t stand for any criticism. There, opponents of the communist regime are simply not tolerated. But it seems Beijing now thinks it also has the right to ignore international borders and silence dissent anywhere it sees fit. Around the world it’s setting up illegal outposts called “Chinese Overseas Police Service Stations”, and as the name implies, the objective of these offices is clear. Our law enforcement agencies deny there are any of these stations in Australia, even though Chinese authorities openly publicise their existence. But as Tara Brown reports in a special 60 MINUTES investigation,...
  • Sydney church stabbing: Attack on Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel at Wakeley may be linked to resurfaced video showing the stabbing victim making controversial remarks about Islam

    04/16/2024 2:27:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 16, 2024 | Padraig Collins
    An Assyrian Orthodox Church bishop who was stabbed during a livestreamed church service in Sydney had spoken critically about Islam in a video recorded four months ago. Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel was preaching at Christ The Good Shepherd Church in Wakeley in Sydney's west just after 7pm on Monday when a 16-year-old boy walked up to the altar and allegedly stabbed him multiple times. On a separate video of the aftermath of the alleged terror attack, the boy said in Arabic 'If they didn't insult my prophet, I wouldn't have come here. If he didn't involve himself in my religion,...
  • When In Vietnam, Build Boats As The Romans Do

    04/21/2006 11:03:33 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 1,154+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 3-26-2006 | Richard Stone
    When in Vietnam, Build Boats as the Romans Do Richard Stone INDO-PACIFIC PREHISTORY ASSOCIATION CONGRESS, 20-26 MARCH 2006, MANILA In December 2004, researchers drained a canal in northern Vietnam in search of ancient textiles from graves. They found that and a whole lot more. Protruding from the canal bank at Dong Xa was a 2000-year-old log boat that had been used as a coffin. After a closer look at the woodwork, archaeologists Peter Bellwood and Judith Cameron of Australia National University in Canberra and their colleagues were astounded to find that the method for fitting planks to hull matched that...
  • DNA Shoots Hole in Captain Cook Arrow Legend

    04/29/2004 7:55:42 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 7 replies · 401+ views
    Reuters via My Yahoo! ^ | Thu Apr 29, 2004 | Reuters Aussie Stringer
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - It was a great legend while it lasted, but DNA testing has finally ended a century-old story of the Hawaiian arrow carved from the bone of British explorer Captain James Cook who died in the Sandwich Islands in 1779. "There is no Cook in the Australian Museum," museum collection manager Jude Philp said on Thursday in announcing the DNA evidence that the arrow was not made from Cook's bone. But that will not stop the museum from continuing to display the arrow in its exhibition, "Uncovered: Treasures of the Australian Museum," which does include a feather cape...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 4/15/2024 Sydney Church Stabbing Attack Declared "Terrorist Act"*Tesla Layoffs*US Officials See Quick Israeli Response To Iranian Attack

    04/15/2024 7:01:51 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/15/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    In the US today Pro-Palestinian demonstrators blocking highways and bridges... In Texas two bodies have been discovered as local authorities and the FBI investigate the murder of two Oklahoma women who disappeared last month... In the nation of Georgia neighboring Russia a parliamentary committee approving a foreign agents bill late tonight... The Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi says Israel will respond to Iran's attack over the weekend... In New Mexico the woman in charge of firearms on the set of the movie "Rust" given an 18-month sentence... Tesla announcing it will lay off... The trial of President...
  • Another Stabbing Rocks Sydney: Priest, Worshippers Attacked in Church

    04/15/2024 11:25:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 15, 2024 | Simon Kent
    Sydney has been shaken by another stabbing attack with a priest and worshippers assailed by a knife-wielding man Monday in a suburban church. Bishop Mari Emmanuel was preaching a live-streamed sermon at Christ The Good Shepherd Church in the city’s west when a man dressed in black approached the altar and allegedly stabbed the Christian Orthodox priest multiple times. Horrifying footage of the incident, which was being broadcast live on the church’s YouTube page, shows Bishop Emmanuel look up in astonishment as the attacker suddenly rains down blows on his face and head, reports. The local Sydney-based outlet goes...
  • UPDATE: Sydney Bishop Stabber Is a Radical Muslim – Angry Christian Crowd Gathers Outside Church – Threatens to Lynch Attacker – Bishop Emanuel’s Wounds Reportedly Non-Life-Threatening (VIDEOS)

    04/15/2024 8:44:28 AM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies ^ | 4/15/2024 | Paul Serran
    A large crowd of angry Christians gathered outside the Assyrian Church in Sydney, Australia, where police are holding the man who stabbed four people during a church service. People are in a near-riot outside the church, seemingly wanting to lynch the knifeman, who is now in police custody. Restrained by parishioners, the apparent Islamist terrorist who attacked Assyrian Orthodox Bishop Mar Mari reportedly said in Arabic: ‘if He wasn’t criticizing my Prophet (Muhammad) and my religion (Islam), I wouldn’t have come or attacked’. Following the attack on Assyrian Bishop H.G Mar Mari Emmanuel in Sydney, a crowd of hundreds of...
  • Bishop and worshippers attacked in another mass stabbing in Sydney

    04/15/2024 7:42:09 AM PDT · by xoxox · 18 replies ^ | Published Apr 15, 2024, 11:20am |Updated Apr 15, 2024, | Gergana Krasteva and Josh Milton
    A second stabbing has been captured on camera in Sydney, this time taking place in a church. Footage shows the moment a man walks up to the alter in the Christ The Good Shepherd Church in Wakeley. Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel was saying Mass when he launched into the assault, allegedly wounding him in the face and body. In the video, which has chosen not to publish in full because of how graphic it is, the knifeman can be seen stabbing his victim multiple times until the bishop falls to the ground. Screams of horror can be heard in...
  • Sydney is rocked by another stabbing rampage with a priest and worshippers attacked at Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Wakeley

    04/15/2024 4:29:49 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 36 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 15th April 2024 | Max Aitchinson
    A bishop and three worshippers have been attacked in another stabbing rampage to rock Sydney, as riot police have been called in to quell mounting tensions in the city's west. Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel was preaching at Christ The Good Shepherd Church in Wakeley in Sydney's west on Monday just after 7pm when a man dressed in black walked up to the altar and allegedly stabbed him multiple times. Horrifying footage of the incident, which was being broadcast live on the church's YouTube page, shows Bishop Emmanuel look up in astonishment as the attacker suddenly rains down blows on his...
  • Bishop and several worshippers have been attacked in mass stabbing in Sydney

    04/15/2024 3:40:28 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 17 replies
    Bishop Mari Emmanuel was preaching at Christ The Good Shepherd Church in Wakeley in Sydney when an attacker walked up to the altar and stabbed him multiple times At least 2 others also stabbed
  • Bishop viciously stabbed during service in Sydney just days after mall massacre

    04/15/2024 7:57:20 AM PDT · by packagingguy · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 15, 2024 | Melissa Koenig
    An Australian bishop was stabbed multiple times as he was delivering his sermon Monday night, in an attack that came just days after six people were stabbed to death at a nearby mall. Footage posted online Monday shows Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel speaking at Wakeley’s Christ The Good Shepherd Church when an unidentified man in a black hoodie confronts him. The bishop appears to try to talk to the man, who then stabs the bishop’s face and neck... A motive for the attack is unknown. Emmanuel has gained a following online in recent years as an outspoken critic of COVID...
  • Questions raised about Bondi Junction killer Joel Cauchi's motive - as police source claims he was 'selecting victims' and 'definitely targeting women'

    04/14/2024 3:47:19 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/14/2024 | Antoinette Milienos
    Police believe killer Joel Cauchi was 'targeting women' after fatally stabbing six people in a horror rampage at Westfield Bondi Junction. … The 40-year-old's motives have yet to be confirmed, but a police source claims investigators believe Cauchi was 'definitely targeting women'. The source explained police had viewed extensive footage of Cauchi's movements throughout the shopping centre and observed him selecting his victims. 'I don't think there's any other way to look at it,' the source told the Daily Telegraph. 'You can see on the footage he walks past other people. He just keeps moving past them and then attacks...
  • Stabbing rampage at Sydney mall leaves at least seven dead, including attacker

    04/13/2024 9:08:22 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 94 replies
    MSN - NBC News ^ | April 13, 2024 | Liam Woods and Henry Austin and Mahalia Dobson and Minyvonne Burke
    Seven people are dead, and others are in serious or critical condition after a stabbing rampage in a mall in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, according to police. The attacker, who was shot by a lone officer, was among the dead, and a baby among those stabbed. New South Wales Police Commissioner Anthony Cooke told a news conference that the attacker walked into the Westfield Bondi Junction mall at about 3:20 p.m. local time (1:20 a.m. ET) where he “caused harm” to about nine people “stabbing them with a weapon he was carrying.” The weapon “was most likely a knife,” he...
  • Ben Cohen speaks out after he was wrongly identified as the Bondi Westfield knifeman

    04/13/2024 8:06:49 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    A Sydney university student claims he was sent 'thousands' of messages after he was wrongly identified as the knifeman behind a horrific attack that saw six innocent shoppers killed. Ben Cohen, a 20-year-old first-year computing science student at the University of Technology, was accused of stabbing shoppers at Bondi Junction Westfield on Saturday afternoon. New South Wales Police Minister Yasmin Catley has since identified 40-year-old Queensland man Joel Cauchi as the man who attacked shoppers with a knife.
  • Amy Scott revealed as hero cop: ‘She said put it down, then she shot him in the chest’ (mass stabbing in Sydney)

    04/13/2024 5:14:14 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 81 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 14th April 2024 | Brenden Hills and William Tyson
    The hero cop who took down a knifeman, ending his killing spree can be revealed. NSW Police Inspector Amy Scott came face-to-face with the 40-year-old man dressed in a Kangaroos rugby league jersey and brandishing a knife as she responded to the fatal stabbings of six people in Westfield Bondi Junction on Saturday afternoon. Witnesses said the officer only had time to yell “put it down” before the knifeman charged her. After the man lunged at Inspector Scott, she shot him dead. NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said Inspector Scott was “doing well under the circumstances” on Saturday evening. “She...
  • Hero cop fatally shoots knife-wielding maniac who killed at least 5, injured several including small child in popular Sydney mall

    04/13/2024 6:09:42 AM PDT · by rod5591 · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 13, 2024 | Richard Pollina
    A heroic police officer fatally shot a knife-wielding maniac who killed five people and stabbed several others — including a small child — inside a popular Sydney mall Saturday afternoon. Authorities received calls around 3:30 p.m. local time that a knife-wielding man was attacking people at Westfield Bondi Junction, NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Anthony Cooke said during a press conference. Footage obtained by 9News Sydney showed the suspect, wearing a gold and green rugby jersey and shorts, brandishing a long knife and approaching several horrified shoppers. Hundreds of people were captured running for the mall’s exits during the stabbing spree....
  • Four dead and more injured in Sydney shopping centre stabbing

    04/13/2024 1:23:13 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 47 replies
    Four people have died and more have been injured in a knife attack in a shopping centre near Australia’s Bondi beach. Australian media said four people had died and more had been injured by a man stabbing people at the Westfield Bondi Junction centre in Sydney. ABC News reported that seven people had been taken to hospital, including a nine-month-old baby.
  • China shakes wheat market with canceled shipments from U.S., Australia

    04/11/2024 10:22:44 AM PDT · by EBH · 32 replies
    Nikkei Asia ^ | 4/9/24
    TOKYO -- The global wheat market has been hit by Chinese buyers canceling major shipments, seemingly in an attempt to secure better prices and bolster the country's food security. Benchmark Chicago wheat futures are trading at about $5.50 per bushel, up slightly from a three-and-a-half-year low marked in mid-March but down about 10% from the beginning of the year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture last month said 504,000 tonnes of wheat sales to China had been canceled. The figure is equivalent to about half the total U.S. wheat shipments to China in 2022 and the largest cancellation on record going...
  • Australian freedom activist Monica Smit sues Victoria police over COVID lockdown enforcement

    04/11/2024 4:43:22 AM PDT · by xoxox · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 11, 2024 | David James
    The most high-profile opponent of Australia’s brutal COVID-19 lockdowns, vaccine mandates, and violent suppression of public criticism has been Monica Smit. Her resistance is continuing. She has announced that she will be suing the Victoria police. The court case is scheduled for July 23 and is expected to take 15 days.
  • AUKUS Partners Consider Cooperation With Japan

    04/09/2024 2:26:36 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 3 replies
    Dept. of Defense News ^ | April 8, 2024 | David Vergun
    The U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom, members of the AUKUS partnership, are considering cooperation with Japan on advanced capabilities projects. An aim of AUKUS is identifying the optimal pathway for Australia to acquire conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarine capability, as well as cooperation on a range of other advanced defense technologies. Japan is being considered because of its strengths and its close defense partnership with all three countries, said Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh, who held a press conference today. Singh noted that this was announced in a joint statement by the three nation's defense leaders: Secretary of Defense...