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Terrorists Threaten Bio-Weapon Attack Unless Bitcoin Ransom Paid

The Spanish Intelligence Agency has intercepted online communications passed between jihadists discussing the weaponization of the Ebola virus, while terrorists in Prague threaten to unleash the deadly virus unless the Czech Republic pays a king’s ransom of one million euros, in Bitcoin.

The blackmailers warned that failure to comply with


Private Industry Wages “Active” Cyberwar with China

A coalition of technology companies says it has disrupted a hacking campaign linked to Chinese intelligence, demonstrating for the first time a private-sector model that they believe can move faster than investigations by law enforcement agencies.

The hackers have used tools found in some of the most sophisticated spying operations linked to China, including


Experts Weigh in on REAL Ebola Concerns

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Just how bad will the Ebola outbreak in West Africa get? There have been predictions: 20,000 cases by November; more than a million by January. But these are milestones. No one has said how many cases there might be in total by the time the epidemic peaks and tails off, once


Detected: Russian Government Infiltrating U.S. Power Grid

Power Plant Control Room

North American utilities are scouring their systems for signs of Russian malware that the U.S. government has warned could give hackers control of water treatment facilities and parts of the electrical grid.

Power Plant Control Room

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued alerts about digital attacks on utility computer systems on Oct. 8,


Potentially Infectious Ancient Viruses Revealed as More Ice Melts

One day, 700 years ago, a caribou defecated on ice in what would become Canada. Today, scientists have opened this long-frozen time capsule and found an entire plant virus inside it.


Eric Delwart of the University of California, San Francisco, and his colleagues discovered the virus in samples of frozen caribou


ISS Supply Rocket Explodes on Liftoff

The company behind a resupply mission to the International Space Station that ended in a spectacular explosion over a Virginia launchpad has defended the use of ageing Soviet rockets amid growing questions over Nasa’s reliance on private contractors to fill gaps in the US space program.

Hundreds of millions of dollars


F-35b’s Ordered by UK


LONDON — In what will become an annual event for the next few years, Britain is to order its first batch of production-standard F-35 Lightning II combat jets for operation by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

A British F-35B Lightning II takes off from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, where Royal Navy


10 Executed for Watching Soap’s

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seeking to erase the remaining influence of his dead uncle, executing about 10 senior Workers’ Party officials on charges from graft to watching South Korean soap operas, according to an aide to a South Korean lawmaker.

Kim Jong-Un

The deaths by shooting are part of Kim’s latest


Ebola: Experts Worried but not Sounding the Alarm


The alleged U.S. over-reaction to the first three domestic Ebola cases in the United States – what Maryn McKenna calls Ebolanoia – is matched only by the world’s true under-reaction to the risks posed by Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. We are not referring to the current humanitarian catastrophe there, although


We Can Only Hope: Goldman Sachs Says Oil Will Drop to $70 a barrel in 2015

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One of the world’s leading investment banks says the benchmark price of North American oil is going to fall even further, to $70 US a barrel by next spring.

Investment bank Goldman Sachs slashed its forecast late Sunday night for both West Texas Intermediate (known as WTI) and Brent crude — the two most


World’s First “Dead” Heart Transplant Performed in Australia

Pioneering heart transplant surgery announced Friday in Australia may lead to a new option for patients awaiting transplants by boosting the number of donor hearts available.

Doctors at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney said they performed three successful transplants of hearts that had naturally stopped beating in the donor, rather than using the typical method


Segregated Bussing Plan for Palestinians and Jews

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has reportedly decided to implement a policy that will effectively prevent West Bank Palestinian workers from riding in buses with Israeli settlers to reach their jobs in Israeli cities.

This recent video of the Israeli defense minister may enlighten one to see why Palestinians are still to this day continually


Apparently N. Korea Has had a Nuclear Missile Technology Breakthrough

WASHINGTON — North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are “pretty darn low,” the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday.

In remarks at the Pentagon,


Google Executive Breaks World Skydiving Record

One of Google’s most senior executives has broken Felix Baumgartner’s record for the highest parachute jump in history – making him the second person to break the sound barrier. Alan Eustace, whose title at the company is senior vice president of knowledge, successfully jumped from the edge of space at 135,908 feet on Friday


Iran: Executed for killing a man she said attacked her and tried to rape her


Reyhaneh Jabbari

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran executed Saturday a 26-year-old woman who had spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official, defying international pressure to spare her life.

Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn, the official IRNA news agency quoted the Tehran prosecutor’s office as saying.

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Nigerian Drug Mule Dies After Ebola Scare


Extracted form drug mule

At 5pm on Saturday October 18th, police officers in the customs area of Terminal


Ebola Arrives in NYC

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, authorities said late Thursday.

The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea October 17 and developed a fever,


Is the U.S. in Liberia for Ebola or Diamonds?

General Darryl Williams, above, vows, “We Will Not Leave Until Ebola Is Kicked Out”. The location of the August 2013 Liberian diamond discovery is the Cape Mount, Camp Alpha Region. U.S. Army personnel have started the construction of two treatment centers in Sinje, Grand Cape Mount County…the very same area where the diamonds were


Theories Fly Over the X-37B´s Misson


After spending nearly two years in orbit on a secret mission, the U.S. Air Force’s mysterious X-37B space plane landed today (Oct. 17) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in More…

Is Russia Abusing McDonald´s in Response to sanctions?


Russian consumer-safety regulators are conducting inspections at more than 200 McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) restaurants around the country.

Russian courts have temporarily closed nine restaurants, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said in a statement on its Russian corporate website. McDonald’s said it disagreed with the decisions and that it will


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