GAZA CITY – The Israeli military said late Thursday it had launched a ground operation within the Gaza Strip. “The IDF’s objective as defined by the Israeli government is to establish a reality in which Israeli residents can live in safety and security without continues indiscriminate terror, while striking a significant blow to Hamas’ terror infrastructure,” a statement from the Israel Defense Forces read. Earlier in the day, Gaza was rocked by a series of Israeli airstrikes and artillery fire, hours after a temporary...
A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has reportedly crashed in Ukraine, on the border with Russia. All the latest details here
WASHINGTON — Chinese hackers in March broke into the computer networks of the United States government agency that houses the personal information of all federal employees, according to senior American officials. They appeared to be targeting the files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances. The hackers gained access to some of the databases of the Office of Personnel Management before the federal authorities detected the threat and blocked them from the network, according to the officials. It is...
Long forgotten vials of smallpox left in a cardboard box have been discovered by a government scientist at a research centre near Washington, officials say. The virus, believed dead, was located in six freeze-dried and sealed vials, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is said to be the first time unaccounted-for smallpox has been discovered in the US. The disease was officially declared eradicated in the 1980s. “The vials appear to date from the 1950s. Upon discovery, the vials were immediately secured in...
Israeli military officials said early Tuesday that they had carried out airstrikes targeting at least 100 sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as part of a new offensive aimed at halting rocket attacks by militants as President Barack Obama urged both sides to exercise restraint. In a statement, the military said it was seeking to “retrieve stability to the residents of southern Israel, eliminate Hamas’ capabilities and destroy terror infrastructure operating against the State of Israel and its civilians.” “We have repeatedly...
A true warrior and our good friend is in need and we wanted share this with everyone. Datu Kelly Worden is an authority in the martial arts / self-defense industry. Over the years he has done so much for others and now he needs our help. If you are in the Redmond area of Washington state and have an interest in the Filipino Martial Arts or even just self-defense, please check out this benefit seminar that Hufana Traditional Arnis International Academy is hosting for Datu Worden on Saturday, July 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Teaching civilians,...
A U.S. citizen in Ghana is being tested for Ebola after he fell ill following a trip to two countries in the region battling the disease, a senior government official said on Monday. “He is an American and records showed that he had been to Guinea and Sierra Leone in the past few weeks,” a senior health ministry official told Reuters. Test results are expected later on Monday. The Ministry of Health said in a statement a patient, who has not been named, was in quarantine at Nyaho clinic in Accra and tests were being conducted at Noguchi...