Archive for March, 2023

Palestinians in the besieged enclave ready themselves for the Muslim holy month

READ: Israel announces measures to ease Palestinian life during Ramadan Source

Chinese Nationals Keep Getting Kidnapped in Thailand And It’s a Weird Mystery

A 62-year-old Chinese man and his Thai interpreter were abducted only meters away from his Bangkok residence earlier this month, then held for hours while their kidnappers demanded cryptocurrency payments. The abduction, which is said to have taken place on March 10, came to light on Monday after the interpreter, identified in local media as […]

Cancer ‘Awakens’ and Spreads While People Sleep

The spread of cancer cells follows a distinct time pattern. At what time of day do cancer cells spread the fastest? Scientists have found the answer: It is when people are sound asleep at night. A Major Culprit of Cancer Metastasis Over the past decade, cancer metastasis has been a major focus of clinical cancer […]

Janet Yellen’s Remarks See First Republic’s Stock Tumbling

First Republic Bank, which has suffered significant losses since the onset of the banking crisis on March 8, saw its stock tank by 15 percent due to market concerns around the fate of the bank’s deposits. The chances of a full deposit insurance program being introduced by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) still hang […]

Muslim world facing historic test over Al-Aqsa Mosque: IUMS

Secretary-General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Ali Qaradaghi, said yesterday that the Muslim world is facing an historic test withh regards Al-Aqsa Mosque and the attacks by Israeli occupation forces. Speaking to Al-Resalah newspaper, Qaradaghi said: "The chaos and provocation of the Israeli occupation and its settler groups at Al-Aqsa Mosque put Arabs and Muslims ahead of a real historic test." He said that the "deadly calls […]

Turkiye president to break fast with earthquake survivors

In a sign of solidarity, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will today break his fast with the survivors of the double earthquakes that devastated the country in February. Erdogan will visit the governorate of Kahramanmaras, the epicentre of the devastating earthquakes, to inspect the progress of the reconstruction process there, according to the Anadolu Agency. During […]

Amnesty: More than 200,000 people demand end of Israeli apartheid

More than 200,000 people have signed a petition calling for putting an end to the demolition of Palestinian homes as a first step towards dismantling apartheid, Amnesty International said yesterday. The rights group's petition, named Demolish Apartheid, Not Palestinian Homes, is addressed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has been signed by people in at least 174 countries. The petition was submitted to […]

Netanyahu: Israel will not build new settlements in vacated West Bank sites

After condemnation from the US, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government backed down from a plan to return to four abandoned illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, news agencies reported yesterday. Early this week, the Israeli Knesset passed the second and third readings of a bill to allow Israeli settlers to resettle in four illegal settlements […]

Thailand’s Election Is Filled With These Controversial Characters. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Voters are finally gearing up for Thailand’s general election, set to take place on May 14, after months of speculation. On Monday, Thailand’s parliament was dissolved, setting the stage for a showdown mainly between military-backed conservatives and their pro-democracy opponents. As 52 million eligible voters head to the polls in May, they’ll be voting in […]

Lebanon’s Mufti calls for choosing president before it’s too late

Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel Latif Derian warned on Tuesday of chaos should a president not be chosen soon, Arabi21 reported. In a message issued on the occasion of the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Derian said: "Oh, Lebanese politicians, it is enough to waste time. We reached the last stage before the complete collapse. Unite your vision […]

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UN calls for calm in Middle East as Ramadan celebrations begin

Against the backdrop of Israeli-Palestinian tensions, Ramadan has often been a period of heightened conflict. Source

Can Cairo torpedo the UN’s plans in Libya despite its rapprochement with foe Ankara?

Egypt warmly welcomed Turkiye's Foreign Minister for the first time in a decade that saw relations between the two countries soured over, mainly, what Ankara saw as a "coup" that deposed its Muslim Brotherhood ally, the late President Mohammed Morsi. Mr. Cavusoglu's visit to Cairo came after his boss, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his […]

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Macron determined to push ahead with pension reforms despite anger

The French president wants to plough on with hugely unpopular pension reforms, saying he will sacrifice personal popularity for the sake of his country. Source

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California Residents Face Tragedy and Power Outages in Wake of Brutal Bomb Cyclone

Officials in California have reported at least five storm-related deaths while thousands are still without power after a bomb cyclone hit the San Francisco Bay area on Tuesday, March 21, bringing with it heavy rains, winds of up to 90 mph, and at least one tornado. One person was killed in Walnut Creek, a city in Contra […]

Washington DC Metro Trying Another Strategy to End Fare Evasion

The D.C. Metro train system, WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority), just announced its plan to spend an additional $40 million to install newly designed fare gates at all of their stations, making it more difficult to evade fares and curb revenue loss. The installation of the new gates, which were tested last year at […]

Amid worsening food shortages, we need to turn over a new leaf on the coca plant

Allowing international trade of coca products, including its use as an organic fertiliser, could play a significant role in addressing the food insecurity crisis, Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch and Diego Garcia Devis argue. Source

Retired Professor Would Pay Double the Price for a Ticket to Shen Yun

HAMILTON, Canada—When someone is taught an idea from birth, it can be difficult to change their mind. Donna Coady used to be a professor at Beijing University. She shared about her experiences in China, as well as what she saw in Shen Yun Performing Arts. “It makes your heart just pound. You absolutely can’t believe […]

HHS Secretary Defends Biden’s Budget Before Two Senate Panels

Appearing before supportive Democrats and skeptical Republicans, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra defended President Joe Biden’s budget in front of Senate Appropriations and Finance panels on March 22. Biden’s HHS budget plan has been widely discussed since the White House announced a strategy to extend Medicare’s solvency beyond 2050 by raising the Medicare […]

‘Bestial savagery’: Russia kills students in drone strikes

“Residential areas where ordinary people and children live are being fired at,” wrote Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Telegram. Source

It’s Not Easy for China to Play Peacemaker for Russia-Ukraine: Analyst

Brokering a Russia-Ukraine “peace deal” is not an easy task for China, according to China economic analyst Antonio Graceffo. Beijing released a Feb. 24 position paper that outlined China’s ruling communist regime’s desire to become a mediator in the conflict. On March 20, Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow for a three-day state visit, […]

Shen Yun ‘Was Just Absolutely Out of This World!’ Says Dance Studio Owner

HAMILTON, Canada—Although classic Chinese dance has thousands of years of history, it is quite novel in the West. Sue Dolynski, the owner of a dance studio, praised Shen Yun Performing Arts and its superb dancers. “It was beyond my expectations; it was just absolutely out of this world. I cried so many times, too,” Ms. […]

Georgia Bans Sex Changes for Minors

Georgia banned child gender transition on March 21. Senate Bill 140 bans sex change surgeries and hormone replacement therapy for minors. The bill was passed in both the state House and Senate. It is now headed toRepublican governor Brian Kemp, who will likely pass it. “As lead sponsor of this bill, I appreciate my colleagues for […]

Google Launches ChatGPT Rival Called ‘Bard’ For testing in US and UK

Google launched its ChatGPT rival, “Bard” for testing in the United Kingdom and the United States to rival the currently popular ChatGPT. The tech company invited people in both countries to test its new AI chatbot in a bid to catch up with its Microsoft-backed competitor. Google announced the development of Bard last month, just two […]

Latest news bulletin | March 23rd – Morning

Catch up with the most important stories from around Europe and beyond – latest news, breaking news, World, Business, Entertainment, Politics, Culture, Travel. Source

ACH (2099) Dr. Peter Hammond – The Real Story Of The History Of Central Banking And Its Enslavement Of Mankind – Part 5

In today’s show originally broadcast on March 23 2023, Andy is joined by Dr. Peter Hammond for a show entitled, “The Real Story Of The History Of Central Banking And Its Enslavement Of Mankind – Part 5.” We discussed: the historically strange coincidences of wars being directed against countries that chose not to have a […]

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