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North Korea: ‘Super-mighty pre-emptive strike’ will reduce US to ashes

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North Korean state media threatened to launch a “super-mighty pre-emptive strike” that would reduce South Korea and the United states “to ashes.”

The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper for North Korea’s ruling Worker’s Party, wrote, “In the case of our super-mighty pre-emptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only U.S. imperialists’ invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes,” according to Reuters. The rogue nation also claimed the U.S. and its allies “should not mess with us.”

Mystic who predicted Trump’s presidency says World War 3 will start on May 13

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Horocio Villegas, a mystic who predicted the victory of President Donald Trump, has predicted that World War 3 will start on May 13 and end on October 13 this year.

Villegas, who claimed to be the messenger of God, said the nuclear war is just around the corner.

He also predicted that it would bring Russia, North Korea and China into the deadly global conflict.

May 13 is said to be the 100th anniversary of the visitation of our lady of Fatima, another name for the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, visited Portugal on six different occasions.

Russia bans Jehovah’s Witnesses..The Cable

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Russia’s supreme court has banned Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in the country.

The court declared the religious organisation an extremist group.

The Russian government had on March 16 filed a suit to outlaw the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

“The Supreme Court has ruled to sustain the claim of Russia’s ministry of justice and deem the ‘Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia’ organisation extremist, eliminate it and ban its activity in Russia,” said Yuri Ivanenko, a judge, in his ruling.

North Korea How to deal with the world’s most dangerous regime….Economist

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NORTH KOREA can be as confusing as it is alarming. It is a hereditary Marxist monarchy. It has the world’s youngest supreme leader and also its oldest. The reigning tyrant, Kim Jong Un, is in his 30s; and his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, is the “eternal president” despite having died in 1994. To celebrate grandpa Kim’s birthday on April 15th, his grandson ordered warplanes to fly past in a formation spelling out his age: 105. He also ordered a gigantic parade, with goose-stepping soldiers and missiles on trucks. A male-voice choir belted out “Peace is guaranteed by our arms”, even as the regime threatens to rain nuclear destruction on its enemies and is building a missile designed to reach the continental United States.

Migrants from west Africa being ‘sold in Libyan slave markets’….Guardian(UK)

West African migrants are being bought and sold openly in modern-day slave markets in Libya, survivors have told a UN agency helping them return home.

Trafficked people passing through Libya have previously reported violence, extortion and slave labour. But the new testimony from the International Organization for Migration suggests that the trade in human beings has become so normalised that people are being traded in public.

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California Announces Proposal To Exit U.S.

New York – California has announced a proposal, called “Calexit” that would establish it as a separate nation from the U.S., officials have said.

The proposal for California to secede from the U.S. was submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday, according to a report.

The proposed “Calexit” initiative was a name borrowed from the UK’s “Brexit” departure from the EU. “Calexit” would ask voters to repeal part of the state constitution that declares California an inseparable part of the U.S.

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Trump Rushed off Stage At Campaign Rally; Protester Says He Was Roughed Up | CNN

Reno, Nevada (CNN)Donald Trump was rushed off a stage here Saturday by Secret Service agents during a campaign speech after an incident in the crowd near the front of the stage.

A Secret Service spokesperson said in a statement there was a commotion in the crowd and an “unidentified individual” shouted “gun,” though no weapon was found after a “thorough search.”

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‘Increasingly aggressive’ Russia a growing threat to UK, says MI5 head | TheGuardian

Exclusive: In first newspaper interview given by a serving spy chief, Andrew Parker talks of terror, espionage and balance between secrecy and privacy

Russia poses an increasing threat to the stability of the UK and is using all the sophisticated tools at its disposal to achieve its aims, the director general of MI5 has told the Guardian.

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HILLARY CLINTON: The FBI Has ‘No Case’ Against Me | BusinessInsider

Hillary Clinton said the FBI has “no case” against her during a Monday speech at Kent State University in Ohio, adding voters shouldn’t be “distracted” by the latest FBI revelation.

“I am sure a lot of you may be asking what this new email story is about and why in the world the FBI would decide to jump into the election with no evidence of any wrongdoing with just days to go,” she said. “That is a good question.”

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Donald Trump Is Right, There Are Polls That Show Him Leading ~ HuffingtonPost

The Donald Trump campaign is clinging to any shred of evidence it can find that shows the beleaguered GOP nominee in a competitive race with Hillary Clinton.

Most polling and forecast evidence points to a sizable win for Democrats on Nov. 8. But there are a few national polls that team Trump can cherry-pick to claim a lead.

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U.S.-Nigeria Relations and the 2016 American Elections, By F. John Bray

As Nigerians keep their eyes on the U.S. presidential debates and follow closely the outcome of the elections, it should be clear that Nigeria remains an important partner of the United States on the African continent and that our commitment to engage with the people and Government of Nigeria will remain strong, going forward.

The United States has held one presidential election during the four years I have worked in Nigeria and I was struck then by Nigerians’ keen interest in and detailed knowledge of the election. It’s no different this time, as Nigerians hold strong opinions about the suitability of the Democratic and Republican candidates and their chances of winning, while speculating like other global citizens about what the results portend for U.S. foreign policy in general and the longstanding relationship between America and Nigeria in particular.

South African retired Anglican archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu is pictured during a tea party held to mark his 85th birthday on October 7, 2016 in Cape Town.  / AFP PHOTO / Rodger Bosch

Desmond Tutu Wants Assisted Death…. PUNCH

South African retired Anglican archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday saying he would like to be allowed the option of dignified assisted death.

“Today, I myself am even closer to the departures hall than arrivals, so to speak, and my thoughts turn to how I would like to be treated when the time comes,” Tutu wrote in an op-ed published in The Washington Post.

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After Killing Over 300 In Haiti, Hurricane Threatens 2million In Florida | TheCable

Hurricane Matthew — the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade — has killed more than 300 people in Haiti, and is heading towards the US state of Florida.

Two million people have been told to evacuate Florida.

“This storm will kill you,” Rick Scott, governor of Florida, said at a news conference, urging that “the time is now” to evacuate ahead of the Category 4 storm.

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UN Security Council Backs Guterres As Next Secretary-General ….PUNCH

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday unanimously backed Antonio Guterres, the former prime minister of Portugal who was the UN’s refugee chief for a decade, to be the next secretary-general.

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Trump And Clinton Return To Center Stage After Lackluster VP Debate | TheGuardian

The televised contest between Tim Kaine and Mike Pence was quickly forgotten as the presidential nominees aimed fire at each other on the campaign trail.

The vice-presidential debate left few traces on Wednesday as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton returned to center stage.

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At Least 28 Migrants Dead Off Libya…. THE GUARDIAN

Twenty-eight Europe-bound migrants were found dead on a day of frantic rescues off Libya on Tuesday, including at least 22 in an overloaded wooden boat, an AFP photographer and the Italian coastguard said.

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Africa Struggles To Improve Governance In Past Decade – Mo Ibrahim…. Daily Trust

Governance across Africa has improved very little over the past decade as deteriorating safety and rule of law have held back progress made in other areas such as human rights or economic opportunities, a survey said on Monday.

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Donald Trump Boasts After First Debate Against Clinton: ‘I Didn’t Want To Embarrass Her’ ….. TheGuardian

Donald Trump has told a crowd of 7,500 that he was holding back during the first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton because he did not want to embarrass her.

He insisted that every poll showed him winning the debates but cited only internet surveys to prove this; every scientific poll taken in the aftermath of the debate showed a majority of viewers believing the Democratic nominee had won.

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South Sudan Refugees Reach One Million Mark | BBC

The number of people who have fled South Sudan because of the country’s civil war has passed the one million mark, the UN refugee agency says.

Fighting that broke out in the capital, Juba, in July is responsible for the latest surge in those fleeing, it says.

More than 1.6 million people are also displaced within South Sudan, meaning about 20% of the population have been made homeless since December 2013.

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US Election: Clinton Security Should Be Disarmed, Says Trump | BBC

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump is facing criticism after appearing to hint at the assassination of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for a second time.

Mr Trump suggested Mrs Clinton’s security detail should give up their guns and “see what happens to her”.

He told supporters his rival wanted to “destroy your second amendment” – referring to the right to own guns.