Saturday, July 31, 2004

Iran Resumes Building Nuclear Centrifuges
AP reports, "A defiant Iran on Saturday said it had resumed building nuclear centrifuges, saying the move was retaliation for the failure of three European powers to get its file closed at the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency." :: Wars and Rumors of War (Matthew 24:6) & Iran/Persia (Daniel 11:43).

Friday, July 23, 2004

EU Vows It Will Help With Mideast Peace
AP: "EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana wrapped up a stormy two-day visit to Israel on Friday by saying Europe will play a role in Mideast peacemaking - whether Israel likes it or not." Thousands Face Starvation As Famine Bites

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Japanese Carrier Makes Cell Phone Wallet
AP reports, "smart cards could be on their way out, their plastic presence overtaken by virtual-wallet technology now available in the everyday cell phone." :: Mark of the Beast (Rev 13:16-18) mobile commerce and RFID news. :: Is this cool, or what.
Green Goo: The New Nano-Threat
Wired reports, "Just as the threat of 'gray goo' recedes, a new biological nano-threat emerges: green goo. But even without doomsday scenarios, one insurance company says that current nanomaterials pose unknown risks -- and that's unacceptable." :: Fear for the Future (Luke 21:26). :: Beware the goo, lol.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

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100 church leaders arrested
WorldNetDaily reports, "Chinese police arrested more than 100 house-church leaders who were meeting for a retreat in the western Xinjiang Autonomous Region, according to a U.S.-based advocacy group." :: Believers Persecuted (Matthew 24:8).

Monday, July 19, 2004

WHO Warns of Cholera Outbreak in Darfur
VOA reports, "The World Health Organization says it is planning to start a cholera immunization campaign early this week in Sudan's western Darfur province to prevent an outbreak of the potentially fatal disease. The Head of WHO's Health Crises Operations, David Nabarro, says aid agencies hope to vaccinate about one-half-million internally displaced people in 40 of the biggest camps during the next two months." :: Pestilence (Luke 21:11).

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Sun Kicks Up Major Flare
Space reports, "Earlier this month the Sun was as quiet as can be and free of the dark sunspots that generate eruptions of magnetic energy and hot gas. Now the solar surface is dotted with brooding blotches, and overnight a major flare erupted. The strong eruption, labeled an X2, involved an intense flash of radiation late Wednesday evening (East Coast time). All X-flares are considered major, and the associated number denotes just how strong they are." :: Signs in the Sun (Luke 21:26).

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Chip Implanted in Mexico Judicial Workers:
AP reports, "Security has reached the subcutaneous level for Mexico's attorney general and at least 160 people in his office - they have been implanted with microchips that get them access to secure areas of their headquarters." :: Mark of the Beast (Rev 13:16-18) ID technology news.
Europeans Still Wait for Summer Weather
AP reports, "Snowball fights in July. Mulled wine instead of wine coolers. Thermostats set on high. Spring has come and gone, fall approaches - and Europeans are still waiting for summer." :: Fear for the Future (Luke 21:26) climate change news.
'Bin Laden' Terrorism Truce Expires
AP reports, "The three-month offer of a terrorism truce - made in April purportedly by Osama bin Laden - expired on Thursday, little noticed in European countries that had been invited to accept it." :: Wars and Rumors of War (Matthew 24:6).

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Woman 'lied about swastika attack'
CNN reports, "Just days after claiming to be the victim of an attack that stunned France, a young mother confessed to making up the story, authorities said Tuesday." :: Just wanted to follow up, since I had posted a link to the original story.

Systematic Slaughter Unfolds in Sudan
AP reports, "As the world's attention was turned to crises in the Middle East, a slaughter has raged for 17 months in Sudan's Darfur region. Arab gunmen on horses and camels, backed by bombers and helicopter gunships, have razed hundreds of black African villages, killed tens of thousands and driven more than 1 million from their homes...Now, with many more likely to die of hunger and disease in camps in Sudan and neighboring Chad, international pressure is mounting on President Omar el-Bashir's government to end the carnage." :: Famine (Matthew 24:7) & Pestilence (Luke 21:11).

Monday, July 12, 2004

Powerful Quake Strikes Tibet; No Injuries
AP reports, "A powerful earthquake Monday struck an isolated mountainous region of western Tibet, and the government said there was no immediate information on deaths or injuries...The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., put the magnitude of the 7:08 a.m. quake at 6. A quake that powerful can cause severe damage in populated areas." :: Quakes (Matthew 24:7).

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Gang Attacks Mother on French Train
Yahoo News reports, "A gang of young men attacked a woman riding a suburban train with her infant, cutting her hair and drawing swastikas on her stomach. Other passengers watched but did nothing, police reported. French politicians issued denunciations Sunday as news of the Friday morning attack spread through the nation." :: Anti-Semitism - Wickedness Increases (Matthew 24:12).
Annan Challenges Leaders to Act on AIDS
AP reports, "The International AIDS Conference opened Sunday with U.N. chief Kofi Annan challenging world leaders to do more to combat the raging global epidemic and warning that women are increasingly the unwitting victims of the disease." :: Pestilence (Luke 21:11).
One Dead After Bomb Explodes in Israel
AP reports, "Palestinian militants detonated a bomb near a Tel Aviv bus stop early Sunday, killing a woman and wounding more than 20 other people, police and Israeli media said." :: Battle for Jerusalem (Luke 21:20 and lots of others).

Friday, July 09, 2004

U.N.: 5 Million Infected With HIV in 2003
AP reports, "The world is losing the race against the AIDS virus, which last year infected a record 5 million people and killed an unprecedented 3 million, according to a United Nations report. The virus has now pushed deep into Eastern Europe and Asia, and tackling it will be more expensive than previously believed, according to the most accurate picture to date of the global status of HIV infections, released Tuesday." :: Pestilence (Luke 21:11).
Israel May Discuss Nuclear-Free Zone
AP reports, "Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is ready to discuss a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East as part of future peace talks, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Thursday." :: Covenant with Many (Daniel 9:27).

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Sunspots reaching 1,000-year high
BBC News reports, "A new analysis shows that the Sun is more active now than it has been at anytime in the previous 1,000 years. Scientists based at the Institute for Astronomy in Zurich used ice cores from Greenland to construct a picture of our star's activity in the past." :: Signs in the Sun (Luke 21:25).
Ridge Warns of Election Terror Plot
AP reports, "The United States is tightening security in the face of a steady stream of intelligence indicating al-Qaida may seek to mount an attack aimed at disrupting elections, the White House and Homeland Security officials said Thursday." :: Rumors of War (Matthew 24:6) and Fear for the Future (Luke 21:26).

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Fears grow over al-Qaida gassing American subways
World Net Daily reports, "As the FBI warns police across the country that al-Qaida continues to show interest in attacking U.S. subways, new intelligence has emerged that al-Qaida has trained operatives to dispense poisonous gases such as cyanide in ventilation systems." :: Rumors of War (Matthew 24:6), Fear for the Future (Luke 21:26).

Friday, July 02, 2004

China Extends Text Message Surveillance
AP reports, "Chinese authorities plan to employ new technology to improve surveillance of mobile phone messages amid efforts to intensify the policing of private communications, reports said Friday." :: Mark of the Beast (Rev 13:16-18). :: This is not the usual Mark type news report, it does not deal with commerce or identity verification technology, but it does demonstrate the power of a totalitarian government to control communication, even in the information age.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

10,000 may die in Darfur in July - WHO official
Reuters reports, "Some 10,000 people in Darfur could die of cholera and dysentery in July alone unless a massive aid operation can be set up to helicopter in food and medicines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday...Darfur has become the world's worst humanitarian crisis after Arab militias drove African farmers from their villages on a campaign of ethnic cleansing, the United Nations says." :: Pestilence and Nations in Distress (Luke 21:11).