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  • Many Indian, Chinese soldiers injured in another clash: report

    01/27/2021 8:46:36 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    amn ^ | 1/26/21 | ANN
    In a sensational disclosure, a government source has reported that many Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured following a clash at Naku La in North Sikkim three days ago. However, the situation is said to be under control as of now. Incidentally, Naku La was one of the original face-off sites, along with Pangong Tso, Galwan, Gogra, Hot Springs, in early May last year. The clash took place when the governments and militaries both the countries were readying for another round of talks to resolve border dispute along the 3,488 kilometre-long Line of Actual Control (LAC), said the government sources....
  • Tithe money funded Hillsong pastors’ luxury lifestyles: former members

    01/27/2021 7:32:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | By Hannah Frishberg | January 26, 2021 | 7:00pm | Updated
    The pastors at scandalized Hillsong Church were anything but humble servants. As the Australia-based institution continues to come under fire for allegations of “slave labor” and homophobia, ex-congregants and staff are now claiming that pastors used tithe money to help fuel their decadent lifestyles. At Hillsong NYC, many pastors frequently splurged on fancy restaurant meals, designer clothes and weekly manicures while living in the same Kent Avenue Williamsburg high-rise and zipping around the neighborhood on ATVs, disgusted former members told The Post. Indeed, it appears once-celebrity-beloved star pastor Carl Lentz — who was canned in November after admitting to cheating...
  • These Tea Farmers Haul Their Harvest on Motorcycles Through the Deadliest Mountain Trails

    01/27/2021 7:25:09 AM PST · by texas booster · 30 replies
    The Drive ^ | Jan 27, 2021 | James Gilboy
    A mountain's thin air and rocky soil can make it an inhospitable place to grow crops. But for all the challenges these conditions present farmers with, they can reward them in equal measures, such as with cold temperatures, dry air, and reduced dependence on pesticides. Actually going to market, however, requires hauling one's produce down the mountain—a task not for the faint of heart. In some tea-growing regions of Southeast Asia, the quickest way is via the biggest motor vehicles that can maneuver down mountainous trails: Motorcycles. Recent videos uploaded to social media show farmers traversing the treacherous terraces of...
  • What you didn't know about our President Donald John Trump. Because they hid it from you!

    01/27/2021 7:21:34 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 42 replies
    The information in this documentary is real and scary and probably explains why everyone in the deep state want Trump destroyed. My friends, the corruption involves both sides of the aisle. They are all in on it. Trump exposed and will continue to expose the truth. I had no idea that the Mandalay Hotel shooting was part of a plot to assassinate the Crown Prince of Saudi ARabia. We foiled the plot. Trump saved his life. Did you know this? This is a PBS documentary that was not released. IT is the single most comprehensive explanation about what really happened...
  • Air Force showcases Taiwan-made long-range cruise missile in drill showing its fleet’s battle readiness after dozens of Chinese warplanes flew into the island’s air defence zone

    01/27/2021 7:21:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Global Security ^ | 01/27/2021 | Matt Yu and Joseph Yeh
    Tainan, Jan. 26 (CNA) Taiwan's Air Force on Tuesday conducted a rare public drill of loading a type of locally made cruise missiles that reportedly has a range within reach of coastal Chinese provinces to one of its fighters, amid increasing military threats from the other side of the Taiwan Strait. In a drill held at the southern Tainan air base, flight crew from the First Tactical Fighter Wing deployed the Wan Chien (10 thousand swords) air-to-ground cruise missiles on an Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) jet. The missile, developed by the military's top research unit, the National Chung-Shan Institute of...
  • COVID-19: Boris Johnson says he hopes to reopen schools from 8 March

    01/27/2021 7:14:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 27, 2021 | by Alan McGuinness
    Boris Johnson has said he hopes it will be safe to reopen schools in England from 8 March, as the prime minister revealed to MPs when he intends to set out his plan for easing lockdown. In a COVID-19 statement to the Commons, the PM said ministers "do not yet have enough data to know exactly how soon it will be safe to reopen our society and economy". But he expressed hope that children could return from Monday, 8 March, provided the government meets its vaccination target of offering a jab to everyone in the top four priority groups by...
  • Delingpole: ‘Trussst Usss! We’re Not Evil’ Claims Davos WEF Great Reset Promo Video

    01/27/2021 7:07:48 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2021 | James Delingpole
    The World Economic Forum wants you to know that there is nothing sinister about its globalist masterplan — aka The Great Reset — for a New World Order. It says so in a promo video, released to coincide with its annual Davos summit (which is taking place online all this week). In the video, the WEF admits that some people think that the Great Reset sounds like ‘some nefarious plan for world domination.’
  • WHO Official Claims It's 'Too Early' to Determine COVID-19 Originated in China

    01/27/2021 6:50:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/27/2021 | Leah Barkoukis
    As one of his first acts as president, Joe Biden rejoined the World Health Organization. But a top WHO official’s recent comment about the origins of the novel coronavirus call the decision into question. Michael Ryan, the executive director of WHO’s health emergencies program, said during a press conference last week that it’s “too early” to say that the coronavirus originated in China. “I think we have to say this quite plainly; all hypotheses are on the table and it is definitely too early to come to a conclusion of exactly where this virus started either within or without China,”...
  • China Pushes Anal Coronavirus Tests

    01/27/2021 6:25:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies ^ | JANUARY 27, 2021 | NATALIE WINTERS
    China recently rolled out anal test kits for Coronavirus. The new protocol was recently introduced via Chinese state-run media outlets, prompting widespread discussion and, in some cases, outrage. “Some Chinese doctors say the science is there. Recovering patients, they say, have continued to test positive through samples from the lower digestive tract days after nasal and throat swabs came back negative,” The Washington Post notes. The method, however, has not been well-received by many Chines citizens. 80 percent of users on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, responded to a poll saying they “could not accept” the invasive method. “Everyone...
  • Guatemala cracks down on caravan of 9,000 migrants bound for US

    01/27/2021 5:50:56 AM PST · by bert · 10 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | 1/16/21 | news agencies
    Guatemalan security forces have clashed with hundreds of Honduran migrants and asylum seekers travelling in a caravan bound for the United States. Police and soldiers, many wearing helmets and wielding shields and sticks, formed ranks on Saturday across a highway in the village of Vado Hondo, Chiquimula, near the Honduras border, to block the procession of migrants. snip------ Guatemala’s officials said as many as 9,000 migrants and asylum seekers have entered the country since Friday. About 6,000 pushed past about police and soldiers posted at the border on Friday; most entering without showing the negative coronavirus test that Guatemala requires....
  • 'Sick of Zoom': Teachers and students rally in France for more virus support

    01/27/2021 5:00:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    France24 ^ | January 26, 2021
    French schoolteachers and university students staged nationwide strikes and protests on Tuesday as they joined forces to demand more government support amid the pandemic. “No virus protocol, no school!” read posters carried by schoolteachers, demanding better virus protections at their schools, which have remained open since September amid concern over learning gaps and to ease the burden on working parents. “Sick of Zoom!” chanted university students, frustrated that they've been barred from campuses since October. Aside from virus fears, the common concern at Tuesday's protests in Paris, Marseille and other cities around France was economic. Teachers unions, who are negotiating...
  • Idea That COVID-19 Began as a Lab Leak Spreads

    01/27/2021 4:44:19 AM PST · by RC one · 39 replies
    Infection Control Daily ^ | January 5, 2021 | Frank Diamond
    There were whispers that the virus had been manufactured in a laboratory in that city and that somehow the little spiky ball that has killed millions and brought the world’s economy to its knees escaped. But nobody much believed it and certainly what’s known as the mainstream press for the most part ignored it. Until now.
  • End of the UK? Boris in hot water amid calls for independent Scotland and united Ireland

    01/27/2021 4:35:18 AM PST · by Cronos · 31 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 23 January 2021 | Simon Osborne
    THE UK could soon be broken apart as the majority of voters in Scotland and Northern Ireland demand referendums on their future, a new survey has revealed. The survey for the Times found a LucidTalk poll in Northern Ireland revealed a majority of 51 percent to 44 percent wanted a referendum about the border within the next five years. It showed unionists held a lead over supporters of a united Ireland with the figures suggesting a 47 percent to 42 percent split.But it found another 11 percent remained undecided - a high enough figure to threaten the future of the...
  • Trying to Erase Trump From History

    01/27/2021 12:41:49 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 31 replies
    Various ^ | 1/27/2021 | Oshkalaboomboom
    It looks like there is a worldwide concerted effort to paint Trump and a sociopathic dictator wanabee and Democracy was only saved by the patriots who pushed him out of office and now want to permanently ban him. A look at some of the "news" that has come out lately:Unfit The Psychology of Donald Trump Plot: After years of empirical observation, for the first time ever, prominent mental health professionals present their observations on camera as part of their ethical “Duty to Warn” the public of imminent danger. Medical doctors and mental health professionals go on camera, on the record,...
  • Visibly shaken, his thesaurus of misery exhausted... this was his darkest hour: Boris Johnson addressing the nation after 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 were confirmed

    01/26/2021 10:07:21 PM PST · by Cronos · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 January 2021 | Henry Deedes
    For Boris Johnson this was his darkest hour. A moment for sombre reflection, as haunting as the sounds of muffled drums and Chopin's funeral march. The grim news that had broken just moments before – that the death toll from the pandemic had surpassed 100,000 Britons – had left the Prime Minister visibly shaken. His face was flushed, his hair seemed whiter than ever. This terrible milestone had, of course, been some time coming. Yet even this accomplished wordsmith struggled to summon the mots justes for the occasion. He intoned how hard it was 'to compute the sorrow contained in...
  • As Virus Continues to Spread in Beijing, Residents Grow Angry Over Lockdown and Soaring Food Prices

    01/26/2021 6:50:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/26/2021 | Alex Wu
    The latest round of the COVID-19 outbreak in China’s capital Beijing is spreading rapidly, with cases popping up in more districts. A local hospital was locked down, and hundreds of residents were urgently relocated for quarantine. The Epoch Times spoke with some Beijing residents who expressed frustration over the government’s handling of the situation and the recent spike in food prices. During a press briefing on the epidemic situation in Beijing on Jan. 25, authorities reported that five new cases were confirmed the day before, including one in Xicheng district, located in the city center, according to Chinese news portal...
  • Australia Sees Record High Trade Surplus Despite China’s Trade Sanctions

    01/26/2021 6:47:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/26/2021 | Henry Jom
    The Chinese regime’s trade war on Australia appears to be backfiring after strong demand for Australian exports have resulted in the nation recording its fourth-highest trade surplus. Preliminary international trade figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Monday show Australia recorded a $9 billion goods trade surplus in December, up from $7.4 billion in November. While imports from China fell by $641 million or 7 percent, exports to China increased by $2.3 billion or 21 percent in December, driven primarily by iron ore and wheat. This comes amid China’s economic trade sanctions, which has seen trade disruptions...
  • COVID Anal Swabs for Beijing Residents More Accurate, Says Chinese Expert

    01/26/2021 6:29:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 87 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 1-26-21 | JOHN FENG
    More than a million Beijing residents undergoing coronavirus testing amid a fresh outbreak have been administered anal swabs, which are considered more accurate and raise the chances of detecting COVID-19, said a Chinese disease specialist. The key districts of Daxing and Dongcheng began a mass testing drive on Friday after a nine-year-old boy tested positive for the more virulent strain of the virus, first discovered in London and the southeast of England last month. Health authorities in the Chinese capital said they were aiming to screen more than two million people in 48 hours. Among them, around 1.6 million inhabitants...
  • Report: Chinese Communist Party Pressuring Jack Ma to Surrender Alibaba’s Huge Trove of Consumer Data

    01/26/2021 6:21:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/26/2021 | John Hayward
    Voice of America News (VOA) reported Monday that a theory about the curious disappearance of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is growing in credibility among foreign observers: the true goal of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is pressuring Ma into handing over the vast trove of consumer credit data accumulated by his Alibaba e-commerce company and its titanic financial services offshoot, the Ant Group. The flamboyant Ma, a multimedia celebrity in addition to once being China’s richest man, vanished from the public eye after criticizing the CCP’s heavy-handed financial regulators at a public forum in October. When speculation about his disappearance...
  • Germany mulls cutting international air traffic 'to almost zero' as coronavirus variants spread

    01/26/2021 4:18:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Straitstimes ^ | 1-26-21 | unattributed
    Germany is considering almost completely halting flights into the country to slow the spread of more infectious strains of the coronavirus, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Tuesday (Jan 26). "The danger from the numerous virus mutations forces us to consider drastic measures," Seehofer told the Bild newspaper. "That includes significantly stricter border checks, especially at the borders of high-risk areas, but also reducing air travel to Germany to almost zero, as Israel is currently doing," he added.