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  • Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 54 km south of Keng Tung, Kengtung District, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma)

    07/21/2022 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 9 replies
    Volcano Discovery ^ | July 21, 2022 | None
    Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 54 km south of Keng Tung, Kengtung District, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma), on Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 at 11:37 pm (GMT +6:30) - 5 hours ago Updated: Thu, Jul 21, 2022 22:07 GMT - 2 minutes 21 Jul 17:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9. Epicenter location corrected by 0.5 km (0.3 mi) towards NE. Update Thu, 21 Jul 2022, 17:21 Significant magnitude 5.5 earthquake 62 km south of Keng Tung, Myanmar (Burma) 5.5 quake 21 Jul 11:37 pm (GMT +6:30) 5.5 quake 21 Jul 11:37 pm (GMT +6:30) The German Research Centre for Geosciences...
  • Death Penalty Around The World

    06/13/2022 3:48:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Barron's ^ | June 3, 2022
    Myanmar's junta said Friday it would carry out its first executions since 1990 by hanging four people, including a former lawmaker from the party of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and a rights activist. Myanmar is one of several dozen countries, including the United States, China, Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia that continue to put prisoners to death, using methods including beheading, electrocution, hanging, lethal injection and shooting. In a recent report, Amnesty International noted an "alarming" increase in the recourse to the death penalty in Myanmar, which it attributed to cases of civilians being transferred to military or...
  • The terror factory in Afghanistan

    06/06/2022 2:14:34 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, June 4, 2022 | Hiranmay Karlekar
    [Image] The Taliban’s stated wish to have peaceful relations abroad notwithstanding, the global consequences of competitive militancy are dangerously severe Will Afghanistan again become an exporter of global terrorism? My answer, an emphatic “yes”, will trigger sharp protests. Many perhaps will cite some of what Zabiullah Mujahid, Deputy Minister for Culture and Information and official central spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (henceforth Islamic Emirate), said at the Taliban’s first official press conference in Kabul on August 17, 2021. The Taliban, he said, wished to have peaceful relations with other countries and no group would be allowed to use...
  • Russia’s arms sales could go to zero over Ukraine

    05/03/2022 6:09:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 8, 2022 | Stephen Bryen
    The poor performance of Russian equipment deployed in the Ukraine war is bound to be giving global buyers second thoughts.How can it be that a large Russian army attacking force, capable of causing untold destruction, is being checkmated and systematically devastated by Ukraine’s military, in particular its special forces?And what impact will this have on the Russian army and its industrial backbone, the Russian companies that build the tanks, armored personnel carriers, mobile air defenses and aircraft including fixed-wing and helicopters ­– all of which have suffered extreme losses in the conflict?Russia’s exports consist of various commodities, most prominently wheat,...
  • Detention and Deportation of Rohingya Refugees Fly in the Face of India’s Obligations

    04/06/2022 10:22:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Newsclick ^ | 06 Apr 2022 | Ravi Nair
    In the absence of a legislation to deal with refugees, India continues to treat Rohingya refugees in an arbitrary manner, discriminating against them in relation to refugees from other nations, and inhumanely detains and deports them, in violation of customary international law and its own international treaty obligations.Hasina Begum, a Rohingya refugee staying in India, was deported to Myanmar on March 22 from the Indian border town of Moreh in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district. She had been in detention at the Kathua sub-jail in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir since March 6 last year. She had UNHCR [United Nations...
  • Military Seizes George Soros Bank Accounts, Announces Arrest Warrants After Coup

    03/26/2022 11:23:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 66 replies
    WEEKS AGO… The military government in Myanmar has seized the bank accounts of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, after a coup provoked by widespread allegations of voter fraud. The Myanmar military government has seized several bank accounts belonging to or affiliated with George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and issued arrest warrants for 11 members of the organization “on suspicion of giving financial support to the civil disobedience movement against the military junta.” Officials said the Open Society Foundations broke “restrictions on such organizations’ activities” by depositing $5 million into its Myanmar bank accounts. It is also accused of stealing $1.4...
  • U.S. says Myanmar army committed genocide against Rohingya

    03/21/2022 12:35:24 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters va Yahoo ^ | March 21st, 2022 | Unattributed
    STORY: Announcing the decision, which was first reported by Reuters on Sunday, Blinken said the attacks against Rohingya were "widespread and systematic" and that evidence pointed to a clear intent to destroy the mainly Muslim minority.A clear statement by the United States saying genocide was committed could bolster efforts to hold the Myanmar generals accountable and help prevent further atrocities, activists and U.S. officials believe.In his speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, the top American diplomat read out tragic and chilling accounts of victims, who had been shot in the head, raped and tortured.Myanmar's armed forces launched...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 12/26/2021 Newsdump Christmas Weekend Police Attack Protesters In Germany Forbidden Words Used To Describe Vax Passport In Israel VP Harris Forced To Clarify Remarks

    12/26/2021 10:11:03 PM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/26/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    An update on mask-muzzle orders in the US... This video from Schweinfurt, Germany tonight of a police attack on a protester opposing mandatory vaccination...A 50 year old man reported injured. Hundreds protested without wearing masks causing police to use force resulting in conflict with the protesters. The video of a four year old child being treated after a pepper spray attack... The DPA News Agency in Germany reports a number of arrests and 44 citations issued against protesters in Schweinfurt tonight.. Thousands protesting against compulsory vaccination in Austria's capital Vienna... "Millions of Israelis are without one; you're leaving out millions...
  • Myanmar: Up to 100 missing in jade mine landslide

    12/22/2021 1:59:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    The landslide occurred in the Hpakant area of northern Kachin state at 04:00 on Wednesday (21:30 GMT Tuesday). Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the world's biggest source of jade, but its mines have seen numerous accidents. The landslide is believed to have been caused by an overflow of rubble discarded from lorries to the open-pit mines. The rubble creates large slopes that can be dangerous in an area denuded of trees, forcing those looking for fragments of the semi-precious stone to labour in hazardous conditions. Rescue teams consisting of about 200 people from Hpakant and the nearby town of...
  • Rohingya sue Facebook for $150B, alleging role in violence

    12/08/2021 9:18:33 AM PST · by mcenedo · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 12/8/21 | Kevin Chan
    LONDON (AP) — Rohingya refugees sued social network powerhouse Facebook for more than $150 billion, accusing it of failing to stop hate speech that incited violence against the Muslim ethnic group by military rulers and their supporters in Myanmar.
  • India Nagaland: Security forces kill 13 civilians amid ambush blunder

    12/05/2021 3:11:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/04/2021
    Indian security forces have killed at least 13 civilians in a botched ambush near the Myanmar border, officials say. An army patrol mistakenly opened fire on miners returning home after work, killing six. Seven more civilians and an Indian soldier died when angry locals confronted troops. The army has been battling separatist militants in the north-eastern state of Nagaland for years. The incident on Saturday night took place in and around Oting village in Mon district, which borders Myanmar, during a counterinsurgency operation, reports said. Soldiers from the Assam Rifles, an Indian army unit, opened fire on a truck carrying...
  • The U.K. Left The EU, And Now It's Inching Away From The Metric System Too

    09/26/2021 9:11:55 AM PDT · by billorites · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | September 17, 2021 | Scott Neuman
    Down at the local pub, die-hard Brexiters will be raising a pint to news that the United Kingdom is eyeing the end of a European Union-inspired ban on selling products in only pounds and ounces. But many others view the move away from the world-standard metric system as pure rubbish. Since becoming prime minister, Boris Johnson has pledged to usher in an era of "tolerance towards traditional measurements." On Thursday, Brexit minister David Frost clarified what that means — giving shops and supermarkets the option to sell items labeled only in imperial units. Under the plan, market stalls and shops...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Tuesday 6/22/2021 US Government Seizes Websites Churches Burned In Canada

    06/22/2021 6:56:22 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/22/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Two Roman Catholic churches burned in Canada and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett proclaims a "new outbreak" of COVID-19 but first... A British court could decide tomorrow whether a gravely ill two year old can be taken to Israel for treatment or be put to death... Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett asking people not to fly overseas and mandating masks at Ben-Gurion International Airport... New coronavirus restrictions rolled out in Moscow... The US government seizing news websites deemed "Pro-Iranian" and "Pro-Hamas (The group ruling in Gaza responsible for attacks on Israel)"... Portland police deciding to end traffic stops for motorists...
  • Myanmar military junta charges Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption

    06/10/2021 3:45:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2021 | Helen Regan and Sophie Jeong,
    The new charge follows an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission into several accusations leveled at Suu Kyi. It found her "guilty of committing corruption using her rank," the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar said. She was charged under the Anti-Corruption Law section 55, and if found guilty could face a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. Suu Kyi was overthrown from her position of state counselor and de facto leader of the country when the military seized power in a February 1 coup. She has been held in detention since then and charged with a series of crimes her...
  • With homemade rifles, Myanmar self-defence groups take fight to junta

    06/05/2021 4:08:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    France24 ^ | June 5, 2021
    Yangon (AFP) - At makeshift factories hidden in Myanmar's jungle, locals who have formed self-defence groups make rifles to take the fight to the military junta, but their homemade weapons don't always hit the mark. Myanmar has been in chaos and its economy paralysed since the generals ousted Aung San Suu Kyi's government in February, accusing it of fraud during 2020 elections. Several communities across Myanmar -- especially in townships that have seen a high death toll at the hands of police -- have formed local "defence forces". At one workshop in Kayah state near the Thai border, an amateur...
  • Did Former Trump Advisor Michael Flynn Really Call For a 'Myanmar-Like' Coup in America?

    06/01/2021 8:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/01/2021 | Rick Moran
    There are many ways the media can misinterpret what you say. They can deliberately misinterpret you. They can accidentally misinterpret you. And then there’s Michael Flynn. Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor was speaking at the “For God & Country Patriot Roundup” — a three-day conference heavy on the conspiracy theories and light on other stuff like reason and sanity. Flynn was asked a simple question by a man who described himself as “a simple Marine” and immediately sent media tongues wagging from sea to sea. The Marine asked why “what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here.” “No reason. I...
  • Michael Flynn says Myanmar-like coup 'should' happen in United States

    05/31/2021 9:43:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 86 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 31, 2021 10:22 AM | Daniel Chaitin, Deputy News Editor
    Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said there is "no reason" a coup could not happen in the United States.During a right-wing conference in Dallas called the "For God & Country Patriot Roundup" over the weekend, the former White House national security adviser was asked by someone in the audience, who identified as a " simple Marine": "Why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?"After cheers erupted in the crowd, Flynn replied, "No reason. I mean, it should happen here."The military seized control of Myanmar in February, ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi and effectively putting commander in...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Friday 5/21 Newsdump Friday Epstein Guards Plea Deal, Biden Host Floyd Family

    05/21/2021 9:55:34 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/21/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Ammon Bundy wants to be the next Governor of Idaho and President Trump is getting back on the campaign trail but first... The federal prison guards on duty when Jeffrey Epstein died in August of 2019 cutting a plea deal... Former President Trump planning campaign rallies in four states... He's been in the forefront of opposition to Idaho Republican Governor Brad Little's state of emergency...Now libertarian activist Ammon Bundy is in the race to challenge incumbent Brad Little... A subscriber exclusive story from "OregonLive" says that Oregon businesses have two bad choices from the latest mask mandate... Oregon Governor Kate...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 5/16/2021 Vaxx Passports 'Inevitable' For World Travel

    05/16/2021 9:42:05 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/16/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    "I don't think there is an alternative" Those words from the chief of Dubai's airport in the United Arab Emirates about vaccine passports... Two are dead and more than 150 injured the collapse of s grandstand at a synagogue in Jerusalem this evening... The Conflict In Israel... Israel says 10 have been killed in rocket strikes... The Hamas authorities in Gaza said this morning that 188 have been killed there... The Israeli Shin Bet internal security agency has been active arresting dozens believed to have been involved in rioting and "ethnic attacks"... Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will continue...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report 5/9/2021 Conflict In Israel, Vaxx Deaths Near 4,000, Fuel Pipeline Shutdown

    05/09/2021 9:21:46 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/8/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    The situation in Israel tonight with protests and clashes in Jerusalem, demonstrations by Arabs in Haifa and Nazareth as well. The Biden Administration pressuring Israel for calm tomorrow on Jerusalem Day but first... #Gestapo trending in Canada this weekend with the arrest of Christian Pastor Artur Pawlowski in Calgary... Today Pastor Pawlowski interviewed by Rebel News in Canada via phone from jail... New York Orthodox Jewish activist Heshy Tischler getting a ten-day community service sentence after his guilty plea to "inciting a riot" over an anti-coronavirus lockdown protest... The European Union isn't renewing its contract for the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine......