Friday, May 31, 2002

World Pressure Builds to Prevent South Asia War
The world's top industrial nations have increased pressure on Pakistan to stop Islamic militants from raiding Indian territory and avert war between the two nuclear-armed powers. In a rare joint statement, foreign ministers of the Group of Eight (G8) said in Ottawa they were "gravely concerned about the risks inherent in the current crisis between India and Pakistan and destabilize the region and beyond." :: This Reuters report submitted for your rumor of war (Matthew 24:6) and ten kings (Rev 17:12-14) files.
U.S. Attacks Iraqi Air Defenses
Allied attack aircraft bombed a radar system in southern Iraq in the latest incident involving warplanes patrolling a no-fly zone over the Middle Eastern country, U.S. officials said on Friday. :: This Reuters report submitted for your war (Matthew 24:6) and Iraq (Jeremiah 51:29&37) files.
India, Pakistan Fire Artillery in Kashmir
Indian and Pakistani forces fired mortars and artillery across their cease-fire line in disputed Kashmir on Friday as international pressure mounted on the nuclear neighbors to avert war. :: This Reuters report submitted for your rumor of war (Matthew 24:6) files.
Zambia's Leader Pleads for Food Aid
With his people growing ever more desperate, Zambia's president has become the latest southern African leader to declare the regional food shortage a national disaster. :: This AP report submitted for your famine (Matthew 24:7) files.
Planned Meeting on Mideast Peace May Be Delayed
Bush administration officials said today that a conference on Middle East peace first planned for early summer now may be delayed until at least late summer, and that they had not even decided whether to propose a timetable for a final settlement. :: This NYT report submitted for your covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) files.

Wednesday, May 29, 2002

10M Africans Threatened by Famine
About 10 million people in four southern African countries are on the brink of starvation, two U.N. food agencies said Wednesday. The World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization, both Rome-based agencies, said about 4 million tons will need to be imported over the next year for the hungry in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland. :: This AP report submitted for your famine (Matthew 24:7) files.
Two More Quakes Shake Argentina
Two moderate earthquakes rattled northwest Argentina on Wednesday, a day after a powerful quake toppled 40 homes and caused rockslides in the same region. :: This AP report submitted for your quake (Matthew 24:7) files.
Arab Rakes Israeli Yeshiva With Gunfire; 3 Students Die
A Palestinian gunman assaulted an Israeli settlement near Nablus late Tuesday, killing three young yeshiva students before being shot and killed. :: This NYT report submitted for your battle for Jerusalem (Luke 21:20) files.
Very Smart Appliances in Microsoft Futuristic Home
Welcome to the home of the future -- at least the Microsoft Corp. version. Featuring technologies that are five to eight years away from being offered to the public, the prototype "Microsoft Home" at the company's Redmond, Washington, campus allows researchers to test concepts surrounding how people will use technology in their everyday lives in the future. :: This Reuters report details the use of biometrcis and radio frequency tags in the wired home of the future. Submitted for your mark of the beast (Rev 13:16-18) files.
Russia Signs Historic NATO Accord
NATO declared Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance Tuesday, embracing its former Cold War enemy as an ally in the battle against modern-day threats like terrorism. :: This AP report details the expansion of the largest and most powerful military alliance on the planet, one that may become the future guarantor of the security of Israel and Jerusalem. Submited for your battle for Jerusalem (Luke 21:20) files.

Monday, May 13, 2002

Moon Joins Planetary Alignment
The planet Venus and Earth's moon will have an eye-popping close encounter on Tuesday, May 14th. Finding the pair is easy: simply face west after sunset. The slender crescent moon will lie less than two degrees (about the width of your index finger held at arm's length) from brilliant Venus. A bonus: Look at the moon's dark terrain. Sunlight reflected from our own planet makes it glow. A crescent moon with "Earthshine" is one of the loveliest sights in the heavens. :: This SpaceWeather report submitted for your signs in the stars and moon (Luke 21:25) files.
U.S. and Russia Agree To Cut Arms
Capping long and often contentious negotiations, the United States and Russia said Monday that they had agreed to slash their strategic nuclear weapons stockpiles by roughly two-thirds and would sign a binding treaty when President George W. Bush visits Russia on May 24. :: This IHT report submitted for your rumor of war (Matthew 24:6) files.

Sunday, May 12, 2002

Exhausted, Both Sides See Hope For An Opening
There were glimmers of hope Sunday from the Israeli and Arab sides that, with both sides bloodied and exhausted in the Palestinian-Israeli standoff, the moment might be ripe to let diplomats again seize the lead. :: This IHT report submitted for your covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) files.
Pakistan Resists Fighting Qaeda
U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that the major remaining concentrations of Al Qaeda fighters are in western Pakistan, rather than in Afghanistan, but Pakistan has resisted U.S. pressure to mount large-scale attacks against them, according to officials in Washington and Pakistan. :: This IHT report submitted for your war (Matthew 24:6) files.
A Good Celestial Sky Show Gets Better
The Moon will join five visible planets to perform a seldom-seen celestial show on Monday evening. To see the conjunction of the planets and moon, look in the western sky above the horizon just after sunset. Look for Venus, the brightest star in the group. Red Mars will be right below, and Jupiter, which appears white, will be topmost. Mercury is closest to the horizon, and Saturn is just below Mars. :: This SpaceFlightNow report submitted for your signs in the stars and moon (Luke 21:25) files.

Thursday, May 09, 2002

GMA Plans Live Coverage of Family "Chipping"
Applied Digital Solutions, Inc., an advanced technology development company, announced today that it is expecting extensive, worldwide media coverage of the first-ever "chipping" procedures scheduled for May 10, 2002. ABC's Good Morning America will provide live coverage of the Jacobs family "chipping" procedure that morning, with a follow-up interview on Monday morning, May 13, 2002. :: This Business Wire report submitted for your mark of the beast (Rev 13:16-18) files.
Palestinians Leaving Nativity Church
Suspected Palestinian militants [terrorists] wanted by Israel began leaving the Church of the Nativity after daybreak Friday, marking the end of a 5-week standoff over the traditional birthplace of Jesus. :: This AP report submitted for your battle for Jerusalem (Luke 21:20) files.
Israel Calls Up Reservists for Action After Bombing
Israel called up reservists on Thursday after the cabinet gave the army the go-ahead to retaliate for a suicide bombing that killed 15 Israelis this week. In the Gaza Strip, Palestinians crowded into stores and hoarded supplies for fear of a major Israeli assault. :: This Reuters report submitted for your battle for Jerusalem (Luke 21:20) and rumor of war (Matthew 24:6) files.
Israel to Hit Back After Suicide Bomb, Siege Ending
Israel's security cabinet gave the green light Thursday for military operations against terrorist targets after a Palestinian suicide [homicide] bombing threatened to derail new Middle East peace efforts. :: This Reuters report submitted for your battle for Jerusalem (Luke 21:20) files.

Tuesday, May 07, 2002

Suicide Attack Kills 16 in Israel
A pool hall popular with Israeli teen-agers became the latest Palestinian target Tuesday when a suicide [homicide] bomber set off nail-studded explosives and killed 16 people. It was the first such attack in more than three weeks, and the first since the Israeli army began pulling out of the West Bank's main cities. :: This AP report submitted for your battle for Jerusalem (Luke 21:20) files. This would be a good time for the U.S. to fully support Israel as it totally destroys Arafat and the PLA terrorist infrastructure.

Monday, May 06, 2002

Man Kills 2 Preschoolers in Mexico
A man raced his pickup into a crowd of preschool children gathered outside their school Monday for a flag ceremony, killing two toddlers and injuring about 20, police said. :: This AP report submitted for your wickedness increases (Matthew 24:12) files.
Billionaire Predicts Nuclear Attack
Investment guru Warren Buffett offered a bleak prediction for the nation's national security, saying a terrorist attack on American soil is "virtually a certainty." Envy and dislike of the United States have fueled rage against the country even as the ability to build a nuclear device has spread, Buffett said Sunday at the final day of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s annual meeting. "We're going to have something in the way of a major nuclear event in this country," said Buffett, the firm's chief operating officer. "It will happen. Whether it will happen in 10 years or 10 minutes, or 50 years ... it's virtually a certainty." :: This AP report submitted for your fear for the future (Luke 21:26) files.

Sunday, May 05, 2002

Powell Wants New Leadership in Iraq
The Bush administration wants new leadership in Iraq even if Saddam Hussein allows U.N. inspectors to resume their search for weapons of mass destruction, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday. President Bush has declared Saddam a menace and pledged to remove him from power, although the administration says it has not decided how or when that goal will be achieved. Bush has said all options are available, including a military campaign to overthrow Saddam if he continued to deny admission to the weapons inspectors. :: This AP report submitted for your rumor of war (Matthew 24:6) and Iraq (Jeremiah 51:29&37) files.
British Scientists Hope to Exhume 1918 Flu Victim
British scientists hope to exhume the body of a young woman who died in the 1918 influenza pandemic to examine the virus that claimed up to 40 million lives worldwide, the Sunday Times said. :: This Reuters report submitted for your pestilence (Luke 21:11) files.
Bush's Mideast Plan Needs Aid From Others
President George W. Bush has begun constructing a framework for Middle East peace whose main elements are the simultaneous opening of internationally brokered political negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and a concerted effort to rebuild and refashion a proposed Palestinian state, according to administration officials. :: This IHT report submitted for your covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) files.

Saturday, May 04, 2002

Austria Pols: Cancel Neo-Nazi Protest
Eager to keep Austria from being branded anew as sympathetic to the extreme right, political leaders called on neo-Nazi skinhead groups Saturday to cancel plans for a massive demonstration next week. Vienna police said Friday they denied the far-right groups permission to stage the May 8 protest, which would coincide with the 57th anniversary of Nazi Germany's surrender and the end of World War II in Europe. :: This AP report on neo-Nazism in Europe is submitted for your wickedness increases (Matthew 24:12) files.

Friday, May 03, 2002

Hunger Hits Millions of Afghans: UN
Some 40 percent of Afghanistan's population is facing famine, according to the United Nations. :: This CNN report submitted for your famine (Matthew 24:7) files.
Israel, Palestinians Ponder Middle East Conference
A surprise U.S. announcement of preparations for a Middle East conference drew a wary response in Israel Friday but was welcomed by Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian leader Ariel Sharon rejects as a peace partner. :: This Reuters report submitted for your covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) files.
Researchers Use Gene Therapy to Destroy HIV in Lab
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be stopped in its tracks by using gene therapy to tell infected cells how to prevent the virus from replicating, researchers here said on Thursday. :: Some good news for a change. This Reuters report submitted for your pestilence (Luke 21:11) files.

Thursday, May 02, 2002

Report: Major Quake Will Paralyze Bay Area Travel
It doesn't take much thinking to realize that a lot of roads will be closed in the next major Bay Area earthquake...Earthquake analysts say everyone in the Bay Area needs to be prepared with food, water, and other essential supplies to survive isolated and on their own for at least three days, and to plan now for the possibility that families will be separated. :: This KCBS report submitted for your quake (Matthew 24:7) files.
Child Sex Flourishes in Cambodia Despite Crackdown
Buying sex with a 12-year-old girl in Cambodia takes less time and effort than changing money in a bank or paying a telephone bill. "Many thousands of children are still being abused in Cambodia's sex industry," said Laurence Gray, regional coordinator for development agency World Vision's program for children at risk. World Vision works with some 300 sexually exploited children in Phnom Penh. Nearly 60 percent are malnourished, 46 percent have sexually transmitted diseases and 18 percent have been infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. :: This Reuters report submitted for your wickedness increases (Matthew 24:12) files.
Bush Calls U.S. 'A Country of Faith' on Prayer Day
President Bush and his wife Laura bent their heads in prayer with about 200 people invited to the White House to mark the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, saying "America is a country of faith."...While the National Day of Prayer is intended for Americans of all faiths, the White House ceremony did not appear to include remarks by people outside the Christian faith. :: Oh no, quick, call the PC police, all faiths were not represented. But seriously, this Reuters report is submitted for your gospel preached to all (Matthew 24:14) files.
U.S. And EU in Accord on Future of Mideast

European Union leaders and President George W. Bush emphasized Thursday a common desire to see the creation of a Palestinian state achieved "by negotiating an end to occupation," and they vowed to continue their struggle against international terrorism. :: Oh, international terrorism, as opposed to say Palestinian terrorism. :: This at the same time that Secretary of State Powell announced a new Mideast peace conference will be held this summer, bringing together the U.S., the EU, the UN, Russia, and maybe even Israel and the Palestinians (presumably still represented by Arafat, who today called the Israelis "terrorists, Nazis and racists") together to talk peace. This IHT report submitted for your covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) files.
Ex-Boston Priest Arrested in Rape
A Roman Catholic priest who allegedly advocated sex between men and boys was arrested Thursday morning in San Diego on three counts of rape of a child, officials said. The arrest of the Rev. Paul Shanley, one of the priests at the center of the Boston church abuse scandal, was announced by Emily LaGrassa, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. The alleged victim, now 24, made the accusation to the district attorney's office this week, LaGrassa said. :: This AP report submitted for your wickedness increases (Matthew 24:12) files.
U.S.-Led Raids in Afghanistan Press Search for Qaeda
Hundreds of American and British forces are hunting for Al Qaeda holdouts in Afghanistan, although Afghan commanders said only two suspects had been detained. :: This NYT report submitted for your war (Matthew 24:6) files.
Standoff Over, Arafat Free
Arafat leaves Ramallah compound after Israelis withdraw. Palestinian leader begins tour of damaged areas. Explosion rocks Manger Square after firefight between Israeli troops, Palestinians. U.N. Security Council to discuss response to cancellation of Jenin probe. EU, United Nations, Russian and U.S. diplomats to look at Mideast strategy. :: This CNN news/prop summary summary submitted for your battle for Jerusalem and covenant with many update.

Wednesday, May 01, 2002

Surveillance Cameras To Predict Behaviour
CCTV cameras that can predict behaviour could play a vital role in the fight against crime. The software, dubbed Cromatica, is being developed at London's Kingston University to improve security on public transport systems but it could be used on a wider scale. It works by detecting differences in the images shown on the screen. For example background changes indicate a crowd of people and possible congestion. If there is a lot of movement in the images it could indicate a fight. :: This BBC report submitted for your mark of the beast (Rev 13:16-18) files. Sure, it doesn't have anything to do with biometrics or commerce, but it says a lot about our developing surveillance society. Who watches the watchers?
Fighting Erupts Near Bethlehem Church
Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen battled near Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity on Wednesday in what witnesses said was some of the worst fighting since a standoff at the site began one month ago. :: This Reuters report submitted for your battle for Jerusalem (Luke 21:20) files.