Friday, April 3, 2015

AMERICA - Philadelphia woman arrested for planning to join ISIS

A 30-year old woman from Philadelphia has been charged with trying to join the Islamic State. Federal Prosecutors say she knowingly attempted to travel overseas to provide material resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Thomas posted the following statement on Twitter, according to the criminal complaint against her. “If we true knew the realities, we would all be rushing to join our brothers in the front lines pray ALLAH accept us as shuhuda (martyrs),” she tweeted. She then deleted her Twitter account and applied for a US passport and contacted an Islamic State fighter in Syria. Prosecutors allege they asked her if she wanted to be a martyr to which she replied, “that would be amazing…a girl can only wish.” She then made arrangements to fly to Spain and Turkey.
INC News, 03/04/2015 - via RT

France bans super skinny models from catwalks

France’s National Assembly voted on Friday, in the latest measures to battle anorexia, to ban models that are considered dangerously thin and will impose heavy fines and prison sentences for agents who employ them. Models in France will now have to present a medical certificate showing they have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of at least 18, about 55 kg for a height of 1.75 meters before they get hired.But France is on the generous end of what is interpreted as thin. The WHO (World Health Organization) says that a BMI below 18 is malnutrition, below 17 is severe malnutrition and below 16 is starvation.The law calls for prison sentences of up to six months and large fines of up to €75,000 ($82,000) for any agent that flouts it.
INC News, 03/04/2015 - via RT

RAW: Smoke bellows from GE plant fire in Louisville Kentucky

В российской сгущёнке и сыре нашли кишечную палочку

Новое оружие против лихачей применит полиция Алматы

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Carnage: 600 cars toasted by massive dealership fire

Nearly 600 cars were destroyed when a huge fire broke out at a used car dealership on Friday in South Korea's second largest city of Busan. Due to the extent of the blaze, around 200 residents were evacuated from their houses in the residential areas around the dealership. No one was injured or killed in the incident, but loss to property was estimated at around three million US dollars according to the County fire officials. 

Sanaa Intl Airport terminal destroyed in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen


THIS MORNING, FRIDAY 03, NEAR LOUISVILLE IN KENTUKY, large fire was raging at one of General Electric's biggest appliance plants in Kentucky. Massive blaze erupted . No other news at the moment

Ira Nuclear Deal for dummies - Explication of what was the actual accord done in Switzerland

After 18 months of negotiating, Iran has come to a preliminary agreement with China, Russia, France, UK, US and Germany (P5+1) on Tehran’s nuclear program. But what is Iran giving up to seal the deal and how can it benefit in the long run?

Uranium enrichment – Iran has agreed to only enrich uranium to 3.67%

What is it? The process of turning uranium found in the ground into nuclear fuel that can be used to create nuclear energy, or potentially a nuclear bomb.
Why is it important? To build a nuclear bomb, uranium needs to be enriched to about 90 percent. The 3.67 percent agreed by Tehran means it would be practically impossible for Iran to build a nuclear weapon, but would allow it to use nuclear material for peaceful purposes.
The outcome: Iran gets to keep its nuclear program, albeit a limited one, while the likes of the US now know it will be much harder for Tehran to build a bomb.

Centrifuges – Iran cuts centrifuges from 19,000 to 6,104, with 5,060 for enrichment

What are they? Centrifuges are vital to extract nuclear fuel from uranium in its mineral form. They work by spinning around at high speeds, which separate the different particles, eventually just leaving enriched uranium
Why are they important? The 6,000 or so centrifuges Iran has been allowed to keep are first generation and not the technically-advanced modern versions. This is like comparing a regular family car with a Formula 1 car, with Iran getting the former. If Tehran wanted to build a bomb now, it would take a very long time.
The outcome: Israel and US Republicans wanted Iran to give up all its centrifuges, while Barack Obama was originally prepared to let it keep 6,500.

Uranium stockpiles – Iran to cut the amount it keeps from 10,000kg to just 300kg

What are they? Uranium is the key ingredient necessary in order to operate a nuclear program. Once it has been enriched, it can be used to generate power or create a nuclear weapon.
Why are they important? By giving up 97 percent of its uranium stockpiles, Tehran has effectively given up any possibility to create a nuclear bomb.
The outcome: By reducing its stockpiles, Iran has increased transparency with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), while also making a commitment to use its nuclear program for peaceful purposes.

Inspections – IAEA will have access to all Iran’s nuclear facilities

What is it? The IAEA is an organization that promotes the peaceful use of nuclear power and is against the building of nuclear weapons that are used for military purposes.
Why is it important? This will allow the international community to see if Iran is keeping its end of the bargain. The IAEA will be able to monitor everything concerning Tehran’s nuclear program – from the reactors to the materials, such as uranium and centrifuges.
The outcome: With such transparency in place, it would be almost impossible for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon without getting caught.

Sanctions – Iran will see crippling sanctions lifted, if it keeps its end of bargain

What are they? The latest sanctions were introduced against Iran in 2006 after Tehran refused to halt its uranium enrichment program.
Why are they important? Sanctions introduced against Iran have had a devastating effect on its economy. Areas such as oil and gas have been affected, while Tehran’s finance sector was also hit. This made it difficult for to trade on the world market, while areas such as Iran’s aviation industry suffered, as they were unable to get spare parts from the US and the West.
The outcome: The sanctions will only be fully lifted once Iran has proven it has stopped its nuclear enrichment program. Once they are lifted, it will be a massive boost to Tehran’s economy as it will increase trade and see new investment into the country.

Fallout from Iran nuclear deal

If Iran keeps its end of the deal, the West will know Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful. For Tehran, it will be able to produce nuclear energy, while also be showing to the Iranian public that it has not caved in to the demands of the US and its allies.
The nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 group (China, France, Russia, UK and US) and Germany is a victory in diplomacy. However, it has the potential to destabilize the region, with Saudi Arabia and Israel both wary of any thawing of relations between Iran and the West. Riyadh has already stated it wants its own nuclear program, while Israel’s relations with Washington have hit their lowest point for years.
INC News, 03/04/2015 -via RT

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Space footage: Huge Typhoon Maysak moves closer to Philippines

Rescue operation continues for sunken Russian ship

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Officials: Germanwings co-pilot sped up plane descent

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