Tuesday, March 14, 2017

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OTTAWA CALLING FOR EASIER ACCESS TO ABORTION PILL.

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
GENESIS 7:6-12
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
GOD PROMISED BY A RAINBOW-THE EARTH WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED TOTALLY WITH A FLOOD AGAIN.BUT FLOODIING IS A SIGN OF JUDGEMENT.

Environment Canada predicts snowstorms are heading to southern Ontario-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

TORONTO — Many residents in southern Ontario will be treated to snow for the next couple of days.A system is moving into the province and Environment Canada meteorologist Steve Knott says the snow will begin around Kitchener.He says it will hit the Greater Toronto Area by about noon and is likely to spread as far east as Brockville by Monday night.Knott predicts the snow will continue until Wednesday morning.Fifteen to 25 cm of snow are expected in most areas, with up to 30 cm forecast for the Hamilton-Niagara corridor.The Ontario forecast remains cold for the rest of this week, which is spring break for many Ontario schools."For the remainder of the week we're going to stay quite a bit below normal as far as the temperatures go, which maybe some people are happy about when they're on spring break, but I suspect maybe not," Knott says.The Canadian Press.

Newfoundlanders assessing damage after Saturday's fierce storm-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-March 12, 2017

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Residents in Newfoundland and Labrador spent Sunday taking stock of the damage caused by a fearsome windstorm that roared through the province a day earlier.Utility crews worked around the clock over the weekend to restore power to the tens of thousands of customers who were left without electricity.Newfoundland Power said 8,600 customers were without electricity Sunday evening, down from 20,000 earlier in the day. The utility said more than 60,000 of the 70,000 customers affected by Saturday's outages were back on the grid, but some residents may be without power until Monday.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted a "salute" to the crews for their efforts. "Wishing everyone in the province a quick (and) safe recovery," he wrote Sunday.St. John's resident Phonse Fagan said he slept fully clothed under six blankets to stay warm after the heat and lights went out at his house Saturday afternoon. A shrieking gale had been picking up speed for the previous two hours when the power failed, he said as he sat Sunday reading in a warming centre at St. John's City Hall."I was doing a few chores around the house and I just noticed the sound was very unusual," he said. "The sound of the wind was just roaring through the whole neighbourhood," he said.Fagan said there was flying debris from split trees."I've been talking to people who said siding was blown off their houses," he added-Around St. John's, damage was evident Sunday as a lengthy cleanup began. Slate tiles from a downtown church were blown into an alley 100 metres away, roofs were partly off several houses and buildings and a home in nearby Torbay had its top floor blown off.Salvation Army Maj. John Goulding helped co-ordinate warming centres in St. John's and Mount Pearl for dozens of people who needed refuge."It was very powerful," he said of the storm that knocked out hydro to his house in Mount Pearl for several hours.Goulding said the damage may not be on par with hurricane Igor in September 2010, which brought torrents of rain over much of southeastern Newfoundland. Still, he said, it was a reminder of nature's power."I was out briefly yesterday doing some personal chores and I had great difficulty standing up," he said of trying to walk in the blasts of wind. "It's something you really had to experience to imagine what was happening."St. John's Coun. Danny Breen, chair of the public works committee, said traffic may be "tangly" as the city tries to replace about 142 traffic lights claimed by the gales. Breen said about 72 intersections have become de facto four-way stops, which could cause jams when the Tim Hortons Brier curling tournament lets out Sunday evening."Give us time to get this fixed up, because it can be very messy if people are impatient," said Breen. "Everybody's just got to slow down. You're going to have to adjust your driving routine ... for a little while."Municipal and provincial government offices plan to stagger their openings to ease the flow of rush-hour traffic Monday, said Breen. He said he doesn't know how long it will take for the city to purchase new traffic lights, each costing about $1,000, in addition to the 40 it has on hand.Breen said the city has been too focused on the recovery effort to consider asking for provincial funds.A meteorologist with Environment Canada said Sunday that the worst of the hurricane-force gusts, which broke records in some areas, has passed."Wind speeds are definitely down, so in that regard, it's not as dangerous anymore," Tabea Fiechter said in an interview. "It's just the cleanup after the storm now."Fiechter said between 140 km/h and 160 km/h winds blew through much of province Saturday, gusting to 180 km/h on the Avalon peninsula.Blizzard warnings are still in effect for parts of eastern Labrador and the west shore of Newfoundland. Fiechter said she expects winds to die down to about 40 to 60 km/h Sunday as the storm peters out."That's nothing unusual for Newfoundland, really."Police said drivers are returning to the roads after some intersections were shut down Saturday due to hazards posed by downed poles and live wires. Sgt. Robert Baldwin of The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said several cars were damaged during Saturday's blustery weather and motorists should be on the lookout for blowing debris."It was kind of extraordinary circumstances," said Baldwin. "It's slowly but surely getting back to normal, but still a lot of caution has to be used when we're out driving."Premier Dwight Ball has advised communities to check with insurance companies to fully understand policies and coverage in dealing with storm damage.— By Adina Bresge in Halifax and Sue Bailey in St. John's-The Canadian Press.

Ice jams deepen flood fears in St. Martin, Man.[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-March 12, 2017

An ice jam is dredging up fears of a 2011-level flood for some people living in Manitoba's northern Interlake.The Fairford River is high and jammed with ice, according to residents of Fairford, Man. The river, which spills into Lake St. Martin, is also causing concern for the few folks that still live in St. Martin."These last two days to see the water come up again, it's been tough," said Marla Kolomaya, who lives in St. Martin with her husband Scott, a rancher.Scott told CBC he had to rush to move cows on his property in recent days after a flood of water hit his property."It's stressful because you have to look after your animals to the best of your ability and that happened very quickly, like one afternoon all of the sudden the water's busting through the ice flowing back down the ditch."-'Giant skating rink'-The water has since frozen.It's turned it into a giant skating rink and you can't leave animals on ice like that," he said.Scott said a nearby marsh and ditches are full with frozen water.People living on the Fairford First Nation are keeping a close eye on water levels too.Band member Clifford Anderson said water has touched the Fairford Bridge in recent days, which is rare. There's concern some areas of the community, which flooded in 2011, could again be washed out.-'Wait and see'-"It's kind of wait and see kind of thing now," he said.Anderson said he's hoping the water will recede but the current situation is startling to resemble what happened when floodwaters destroyed his home almost six years ago."Basically it looks the same as it did in the fall of 2011."Anderson is one of several plaintiffs who are part of a class-action lawsuit suing the province for damages caused by the 2011 flood.The plaintiffs from Pinaymootang (Fairford), Little Saskatchewan, Dauphin River, and Lake St. Martin first nations allege the province deliberately flooded their communities and are claiming $950 million in damages.The province previously fought back against the lawsuit and denied responsibility for the 2011 flood, but also said that if it was responsible, so were the victims.CBC has reached out the Manitoba government for comment about the ice jam but is still waiting for a response.

Blizzard to shutter schools, snarl travel in Northeast U.S.[Reuters]-By Daniel Trotta and Scott Malone-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - A fast-moving winter storm was expected to hit the northeastern United States, forecasters warned on Monday, threatening to snarl travel and knock out power while prompting some city officials to order schools to close on Tuesday.The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, with forecasts calling for up to 2 feet (60 cm) of snow in places by early Wednesday, with temperatures 15 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year.Some 50 million people along the Eastern Seaboard were under storm or blizzard warnings and watches.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo activated the state Emergency Operations Center as of Monday night while also directing state agencies to be on heightened alert."I strongly urge everyone to limit unnecessary travel on Tuesday and if you must ‎drive, please plan ahead, be careful, and stay safe," Cuomo said in a statement, adding that commuters should expect road closures, delays and cancellations.The storm comes near the end of an unusually mild winter along much of the East Coast with below-normal snowfalls in cities such as New York City and Washington.Boston was braced for up to a foot (30 cm) of snow, which forecasters warned would fall quickly during the storm's expected peak on Tuesday, making travel dangerous."During its height we could see snowfall rates of one to three inches (2.5-7.6 cm), even up to 4 inches (10 cm) per hour," said Alan Dunham, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts.Winds were forecast to gust up to 60 miles per hour (100 kph) in spots, potentially causing power outages and coastal flooding.New York City and Providence, Rhode Island, went ahead and canceled public schools in anticipation of the storm.The impending storm prompted Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to cut short a visit to Boston, cancelling a planned talk on U.S.-Irish relations in a Monday evening event at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, a library spokesman said.The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey prepared hundreds of pieces of snow equipment at the three major New York area airports. Thousands of tons of salt and sand were prepared for airport roads, parking lots, bridges and tunnels.But the New York Stock Exchange vowed to remain open for the tiny fraction of trades that still take place on the trading room floor on Wall Street."We haven't closed due to inclement weather since 1996. We have a range of contingencies, and as of this moment it will be business as usual," spokeswoman Kristen Kaus said.Washington, D.C., which often bogs down with even low levels of snow, was expecting 5 inches (13 cm) and twice that in outlying areas.(Additional reporting by Laila Kearney; Editing by Bill Trott)

Death toll reaches 62 in Ethiopia landfill collapse-[Associated Press]-ELIAS MESERET-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The death toll has reached 62 from the collapse of a mountain of trash at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported Monday, as relatives waited for news of the dozens of people said to be missing.It was not clear what caused Saturday night's collapse, though residents have said the dumping of trash had resumed there in recent months after protests at a newer landfill site.Weeping mourners clutching photos of the dead lined the narrow roads around the Koshe landfill as police tried to block people from entering, while rescue and recovery work continued. Most of the dead are women and children.Hundreds of waste-pickers work at the landfill every day, and others find cheap housing there. Many of the mud-and-stick houses were buried under the rubble, and about 54 people so far have received medical treatment, said Solomon Bussa, the chief of clinical services at the Alert Hospital where the injured have been taken.One survivor, Mulate Debebe, told The Associated Press she had been bathing her two children Saturday evening at their home inside the landfill when disaster struck."First I heard a loud and scary sound outside, so I told my husband to go outside and check what that was," she said from a hospital bed. "Then the sound gets bigger and bigger so I tried to move out quickly, but I was caught up in the middle of the rubble. The next thing I know was that I was in this hospital's bed."Now I don't know the fate of my children and my husband."Covering her face to hide her tears, she said she makes a living selling candles at a nearby church with her disabled husband."I lived at that place for the past 11 years and I've never seen anything like this," Mulate said of the landfill. "My legs are badly hurt. I'm not sure I will ever walk again. And now I'm being told by nurses at this hospital to evacuate the emergency room. I don't where to go next."An Addis Ababa city official, Dagmawit Moges, said a private funeral for some of the dead would be held later Monday.The landfill has been a dumping ground for the capital's garbage for more than 50 years. Smaller collapses have occurred at Koshe — or "dirty" in the local Amharic language — in the past two years but only two or three people were killed, residents said.Addis Ababa's mayor has vowed to relocate those living at the landfill, which officials say receives close to 300,000 tons of waste collected each year from the capital.Fana Broadcasting Corporate cited a city communication official, Dagmawit Moges, as saying 300 people had been relocated since the collapse.

MURDER

JEREMIAH 1:5
5  Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee;(GOD ORDAINED OR LIVES BEFORE WE WERE EVEN CREATED IN A WOMANS BODY)(GOD NEVER CREATED ANYONE HOMOSEXUAL)(AND THIS TELLS US ABORTION IS MURDER) and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

GENESIS 6:11-13 (EARTH DESTROYED BECAUSE OF TERRORISM,MURDERS)
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

JOHN 8:44
44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

EXODUS 20:13
13 Thou shalt not kill.(Murder)(THAT INCLUDES ABORTION)

REVELATION 9:20-21
20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils,(OCCULT) and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries,(DRUG ADDICTIONS) nor of their fornication,(SEX OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE) nor of their thefts.(STEALING)

Planned Parenthood Ottawa calling for easier access to abortion pill-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-March 12, 2017

Planned Parenthood Ottawa says an abortion pill called Mifegymiso, which has been legal to prescribe since July 2016, is still to hard for many women to access.Mifegymiso is a two-step abortion process, which involves taking separate medications: mifepristone blocks the hormone progesterone, while misoprostol induces a miscarriage.Catherine Mcnab, executive director of Planned Parenthood Ottawa, said the pill is only available at one doctor's office in Ottawa ."Right now, there's just one provider in Ottawa, who you might be able to find online or you might have to call Planned Parenthood to find out where you can get it," she told Alan Neal, host of CBC Radio's All in a Day."You have to do an ultrasound and some bloodwork and then they're dispensing the drug from the clinic ," she said adding a dose of the treatment costs $425."You take it under the supervision of the physician and then you go home and within a couple of days you take the second dose."Mcnab said the ideal situation would be for the abortion pill to be treated like any other drug."You learn you're pregnant, you make an appointment with your family doctor, you go to the doctor, they prescribe the pill, you take it to the pharmacist, they dispense it, you go home and take it."Mcnab said Mifegymiso is available through pharmacies in other parts of the world — but not anywhere else in Canada.-College of Pharmacists wants to distribute-Regulations require a six-hour training course before a physician can prescribe the drug and they alone can dispense it."Most physicians don't have the set-up in their office to do that, not to mention that it costs hundreds of dollars. So how do they invest to keep it in stock?" Mcnab said.On Tuesday the Ontario College of Pharmacists released a letter saying pharmacists should be able to dispense Mifegymiso.Planned Parenthood Ottawa also has a petition to have Ontario Health Insurance, OHIP, cover the cost of the drug."If somebody can't afford to buy the pill, what they'll do is they'll wait and get a surgical abortion, which is covered by OHIP — not 100 per cent, there's a chance they might have to buy some antibiotics," said Mcnab."It's a lot more invasive to have a surgical abortion...It's not really a matter of comparing the costs, a medical abortion has costs too."In Canada, Mifegymiso is approved for use in the first seven weeks of pregnancy.Despite appearing on the World Health Organization's "list of essential medicines,"Health Canada only received an application for approval from the manufacturer in 2012.It took the federal agency three years to approve the drug.

DANIEL 7:23-24
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)

REVELATION 17:9-13
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Goal of multi-speed Europe is to break up EU: Poland's Kaczynski-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

WARSAW (Reuters) - The idea of multi-speed Europe is nothing but an attempt to dismantle the European Union, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's ruling party said on Monday."Today, the problem of multi-speed European Union, which is in fact a breaking up of its unity, becomes real," Kaczynski, the leader of the eurosceptic Law and Justice Party (PiS), told a briefing.He also said that Thursday's reappointment of Poland's former prime minister Donald Tusk, Kaczynski's long-time political foe, for the European Council president, was a "black Thursday" for the EU.(Reporting by Marcin Goclowski, Pawel Florkiewicz, Lidia Kelly, Justyna Pawlak and Pawel Sobczak; Writing by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Toby Chopra)

Scotland seeks new independence vote before Brexit By Eszter Zalan-MAR 13,17-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, Today, 17:37-Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday (13 March) she will start the legal process for a second referendum on independence to be held before the UK leaves the EU.She said Scots, who voted 60 percent in favour of remaining in the EU in the referendum last year, should be given a chance to choose between sticking with the UK after a "hard Brexit", or seeking a different path."If I ruled out a referendum, I would be deciding, completely unilaterally, that Scotland will follow the UK to a hard Brexit come-what-may, no matter how damaging to our economy and our society it turns out to be," she said.Sturgeon accused British prime minister Theresa May of "not [having] moved an inch" in response to her calls for a special deal on Brexit for Scotland."All of our efforts at compromise have been met with a brick wall of intransigence," Sturgeon said, claiming that May's government has been given every chance to compromise.Sturgeon fought for having the UK remain in the single market, or sought an outcome that would at least allow Scotland to do so.However, she remarked that any agreement seems unlikely.Therefore, she said she would ask the Scottish parliament next week to request a so-called Section 30 order from Westminster - a legal clause that would grant permission for Scotland to hold a new independence referendum.Sturgeon said she wants the vote to take place before Brexit is complete, sometime between the autumn 2018 and the spring of 2019.-'Creating division'-On Monday, Prime minister Theresa May accused Sturgeon of creating more "uncertainty and division"."As we negotiate to leave the European Union, I want to negotiate an agreement that is going to work for the whole of the United Kingdom and that includes the Scottish people," May said.She added that the "evidence is that the Scottish people, the majority of the Scottish people, do not want a second independence referendum".Scottish voters rejected independence by 55 percent to 45 percent in a referendum in September 2014.Sturgeon argues that Brexit gives a very different context to the whole issue of independence.-Timing-Sturgeon's announcement caught May by surprise, just as the UK prime minister is battling to keep her Tories in line to vote for the EU withdrawal bill, removing the House of Lords' amendments.May's cabinet has also been caught off-guard by the timing of the vote proposed by Sturgeon.However, May has not explicitly revealed so far whether she would block a second Scottish independence referendum. She would reportedly allow it, as long as it takes place after Brexit - after Scotland is also outside of the EU.On the other hand, Sturgeon is keen on having the referendum before Brexit takes place to maximise the possibility of Scotland remaining or swiftly rejoining the bloc."It is just as important that we do not leave it [the referendum] too late to choose a different path in a timely way," the Scottish first minister said.Sturgeon however did want to elaborate on what she would do if London blocked Scotland from holding a second referendum.The European Commission again said on Monday that an independent Scotland would have to formally re-apply to become an EU member state.

EU home to over 5,000 criminal groups By Nikolaj Nielsen-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, 10. Mar, 09:27-More than 5,000 international organised crime groups are operating throughout the EU, up from 3,600 in 2013.Europol, the EU police agency, said in a report on Thursday (9 March) that the latest figure is more a reflection of an improved intelligence picture rather than an absolute increase in the number of gangs."It is also an indication of shifts in criminal markets and the emergence of smaller groups and individual criminal entrepreneurs," said Europol's director Rob Wainwright.Around 60 percent of those involved in the groups are EU nationals, according to Europol’s latest serious organised crime threat assessment (Socta) report.The document states that "document fraud, money laundering and the online trade in illicit goods and services are the engines of organised crime in the EU".Many of the gangs are also involved in more than one form of crime with things like document fraud emerging as a key criminal activity linked to migration.Migrant smuggling networks in 2015 earned up to €5.7 billion in profits during the height of the refugee crisis.Those profits dropped to around €2 billion last year following the sharp drop in the number of people entering the EU.But despite the fall, the industry still remains comparable to Europe's illicit drugs market.Many are offering tailored services that include fraudulent travel and identify documents.Europol notes that "the distinction between legal and illegal activities is increasingly blurred" in an area that may see taxi or lorry drivers implicated in smuggling.Document fraud linked to migrant smuggling has also increased in both terms of quality and quantity.While most use genuine passports by people who resemble the passport holder, others resort to forged, counterfeited, or stolen blanks.Last year, Greek and Czech police arrested people in an Athens-based network that were charging anywhere from €100 to €3,000 per forged document.The gang was producing passports, national ID cards, visas, residence cards, asylum seeker registration cards, and driving licenses.

MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL EATS HUMANS FLESH FOR COMING AGAINST ISRAEL-JERUSALEM

EZEKIEL 39:11-12,18
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers (EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN JORDAN VALLEY) on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog (RUSSIAN) and all his multitude:(ARAB/MUSLIM HORDE) and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(BURIEL SITE OF THE 300 MILLION,RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS)
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.(OF ISRAEL)
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.(OF THE ISRAEL-GOD HATERS)

EZEKIEL 39:17-21
17  And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.(OF RUSSIAN/ISLAMIC HORDES AGAINST ISRAEL)
18  Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19  And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20  Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21  And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
22  So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

REVELATION 19:17-18
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;(AGAINST ALL NATIONS ARMIES THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL)
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

EZEKIEL 38:1-7
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
4 And I (GOD) will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

EZEKIEL 39:1-8
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

Russia, Turkey, Iran to press ahead with Syria talks: Kazakhstan-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

ASTANA (Reuters) - Russia, Turkey and Iran are pressing ahead with a fresh round of Syria talks in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on Monday, despite a request from Syrian rebels to delay the meeting.A Syrian government delegation arrived in Astana later on Monday to attend the talks, Syrian state media reported."We are awaiting confirmations from the other parties to the meeting," Abdrakhmanov told parliament, adding that delegations had already started arriving in the Kazakh capital, Astana.Syrian rebel groups called last week for the postponement of the talks and said further meetings would depend on whether the government and its allies adhered to a newly declared March 7-20 ceasefire.The third round of Astana talks is due to take place on March 14-15. The previous meetings aimed to shore up a widely violated ceasefire between the sides that was brokered in December by Russia and Turkey, which backs the rebels.(Reporting by Raushan Nurshayeva; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Dominic Evans and Toby Chopra)

WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

EU and Nato urge calm in Turkish-Dutch dispute By Peter Teffer-MAR 13,17-EUOBSERVER

Brussels, Today, 14:55-Nato and the European Commission have called on Turkey and the Netherlands to “de-escalate” their diplomatic conflict, while German chancellor Angela Merkel said her Dutch neighbours had her “full support and solidarity”.“Following the tensions of these last days, between Turkey and some of our member states, it is essential we believe to avoid further escalation and find ways to calm down the situation,” EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn said in a joint statement published on Monday (13 March).They added that the EU called on Turkey “to refrain from excessive statements and actions that risk further exacerbating the situation”.Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly referred to the Netherlands as Nazis, fascists, and a “banana republic”.On Monday, Turkish Europe minister Omer Celik said that Turkey should reconsider the “land passage” component of last year's EU-Turkey deal, which aimed to stem the flow of migrants into Europe.Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg called on the two countries, who are both members of the transatlantic alliance, “to show mutual respect, to be calm and have a measured approach”.Over the weekend, the Dutch government banned Turkey's foreign minister from landing in the Netherlands. The minister aimed to hold a rally to urge Turkish-Dutch citizens to vote Yes in an April referendum, which would give president Erdogan more powers.In a quickly escalating row, Turkey then sent its family affairs minister, Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya, who was in Germany at the time, by car to Rotterdam. This led to a stand-off that ended in Kaya's expulsion from the Netherlands.It followed increased tensions between Turkey and other EU member states over referendum rallies.A week earlier, Erdogan had already said that German local authorities banning pro-Erdogan rallies was “no different from what the Nazis used to do”.But the EU commission said national governments have the full power to decide what rallies happen on their territories.“The European Union prides itself on its freedom of expression,” said EU commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas.“However, decisions with regard to the holding of meetings and rallies in our member states are a matter for the the member states concerned, in accordance with the applicable provisions of international and national law.”The spat also elicited a response from Thorbjorn Jagland, the secretary-general of the Council of Europe, a humans rights institution separate from the EU.The Council of Europe has 47 members, including the Netherlands and Turkey.“All Turkish citizens, inside and outside of the country, should have ample opportunity to be informed about the pros and cons of proposed constitutional amendments and to engage in an open, fair and inclusive discussion in the referendum campaign,” said Jagland.However, he noted that such events required “close cooperation between the Turkish authorities and their foreign counterparts”, and should be held “in accordance with national legislation and the European Convention on Human Rights”.The Dutch government has also tried to de-escalate the situation.Deputy prime minister Lodewijk Asscher of the centre-left Labour party met with Turkish-Dutch organisations, who condemned the references to Nazis as well as violent protests.Some argued that the Turkish ministers should have been allowed to speak and that the upcoming elections on Wednesday (15 March) were the reason why the Dutch government had decided to draw a line in the sand.Several newspaper editorials on Monday also noted that the situation would perhaps not have gotten out of control if Turkish foreign minister Cavusoglu had been allowed to hold his rally in Rotterdam, and that the Dutch government had allowed itself to be provoked.

Canadian defence spending among lowest in NATO despite small increase last year-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

OTTAWA — The head of NATO threw down the gauntlet Monday, saying he expects all members to increase what they spend on their militaries even as a new report showed Canada lagging behind most of its allies.Speaking in Brussels where he released his annual state-of-the-alliance report, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said it is incumbent on all members to spend two per cent of GDP on defence.That is the target all NATO members, including Canada, agreed to work towards in 2014."All our efforts must be underpinned by adequate resources and fair burden-sharing," Stoltenberg said."It is realistic that all allies should reach this goal. All allies have agreed to do it at the highest level. It can be done."Stoltenberg's report said Canada saw a small bump in defence spending in 2016, which pushed the percentage of its GDP spent on defence to 1.02 from 0.98.The increase helped Canada move up to 20th from 23rd in terms of spending among NATO's 28 allies, putting it in a three-way tie with Hungary and Slovenia.But it was still the smallest share of GDP that Canada has spent on defence since 2012, while only Belgium, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Luxembourg and Spain spent less.The figures have taken on new importance following the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has complained about NATO allies not spending enough on defence.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to all but dismiss the two per cent target during a visit to Germany last month, saying: "There are many ways of evaluating one's contribution to NATO."That is the message the government has repeatedly delivered, emphasizing Canada's military contributions to Latvia, Ukraine and Iraq in lieu of large spending increases.While Liberal insiders say Canada's message has resonated in Washington, Stoltenberg was unwavering in his insistence that all allies meet the two per cent target.At one point during Monday's news conference, he listed the many ways that Spain has contributed to NATO operations and security, which includes contributing troops to a Canadian-led battle group in Latvia."Having said that, of course Spain, as many other allies, invests too little in defence," Stoltenberg said."And that's exactly why we decided in 2014 to stop the cuts, gradually increase, and move towards spending two per cent of GDP on defence. And I expect that Spain will deliver on that."A former prime minister of Norway, Stoltenberg acknowledged the difficult choices politicians must make when it comes to spending limited taxpayer dollars.He said politicians prefer to spend on education, health and infrastructure and many countries cut defence spending as tensions eased in the wake of the Cold War."But my message is that if we are decreasing defence spending in times with reduced tensions, we have to be able to increase defence spending when tensions are going up and now tensions have gone up."Canada spends about $20 billion a year on defence and would need to double that to reach the NATO target.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan recently revealed that he has ordered officials to look at how Canada calculates its defence spending compared with other NATO countries.Only five NATO members currently spend two per cent of GDP on defence, though several have committed to reaching the target in the next few years.- Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press.

Syrian war monitor says 465,000 killed in six years of fighting-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Monday there are so far about 465,000 people killed and missing in Syria's civil war.The war began six years ago on Wednesday with protests against President Bashar al-Assad's government. It has since dragged in global and regional powers, allowed Islamic State to grab huge tracts of territory and caused the biggest refugee crisis since the second world war.The Observatory said it had documented the deaths of more than 321,000 people since the start of the war and more than 145,000 others had been reported as missing.Among those killed are more than 96,000 civilians, said the Observatory, which has used a network of contacts across the country to maintain a count of casualties since near the start of the conflict.It said government forces and their allies had killed more than 83,500 civilians, including more than 27,500 in air strikes and 14,600 under torture in prison.Rebel shelling had killed more than 7,000 civilians, the Observatory said.The Islamic State jihadist group has killed more than 3,700 civilians, air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition have killed 920 civilians and Turkey, which is backing rebels in northern Syria, has killed more than 500 civilians, it added.Syria's government and Russia both deny targeting civilians or using torture or extrajudicial killings. Most rebel groups and Turkey also deny targeting civilians. The U.S.-led coalition says it tries hard to avoid civilian casualties and always investigates reports that it has done so.(Reporting By Angus McDowall; Editing by Julia Glover)

East Libyan forces suffer losses as lengthy Benghazi battle resumes-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Fierce clashes resumed on Monday at a tower block complex in southwest Benghazi where forces loyal to Libya's eastern government have been battling for weeks to dislodge rival fighters, a security official said.A spokesman for the special forces of the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), Milad al-Zwai, said jets had bombed the buildings and three special forces soldiers had been killed and three wounded in clashes.Eastern-based LNA commander Khalifa Haftar has been waging a military campaign for nearly three years in Benghazi against Islamists and other opponents.Over the past year the LNA has made major gains in Libya's second city, securing several districts and pushing back militants linked to Islamic State and al Qaeda.However, they still face pockets of resistance, including in the tower blocks between the districts of Ganfouda and Bosnaib.Dozens of civilians, some of whom are the fighters' families, are trapped by the fighting there. Local and international attempts to negotiate safe passage for them have largely failed.Analysts say the LNA has been stretched thin and is still plagued by internal divisions, contributing to its loss of two major oil ports southwest of Benghazi this month.(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli in Benghazi; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Louise Ireland)

South Sudan rebels kidnap eight local aid workers: military-[Reuters]-By Denis Dumo-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels have kidnapped eight locals working for a U.S. charity and are demanding aid deliveries as ransom, a military spokesman said on Monday, as food in the famine-hit nation looks increasingly likely to become a weapon of war.The aid workers were taken from a village near Mayendit, about 420 miles (680 km) northeast of the capital of Juba, Brigadier General Lul Ruai Koang told Reuters."The rebels attacked and abducted eight local staff from Samaritan's Purse and they are being held to ransom. They have demanded that the organization takes aid to them," he said.The charity confirmed the kidnapping in a statement but denied a ransom had been demanded."We have been in contact with them and they have not been harmed. No ransom request has been made and we are hopeful that they will be released soon and safely," it said.Last week, South Sudan announced plans to charge a levy of $10,000 per foreign aid worker, which with the danger of abduction, could hurt efforts to help the hungry.Nicholas Haysom, U.N. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, said: "It is ... likely to lead to an exodus of humanitarian workers in a country that is already facing a dire humanitarian situation."It also makes what is happening even more opaque ... using food aid as a weapon of war, by either side."Oil-rich South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, has been mired in civil war since President Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, sacked his deputy Riek Machar, a Nuer, in 2013.The fighting has forced 3 million people to flee their homes, split much of the country along ethnic lines and paralyzed agriculture, prompting the U.N. to declare last month that parts of the country are suffering from famine.Citizens of the cash-strapped country have also been hit by hyperinflation that topped 800 percent last year. The government's efforts to rebuild the shattered economy have been hampered by rebel attacks on oil facilities.Two Indian employees of the Ministry of Petroleum were kidnapped on March 8 in northeast Maiwut state, and Minister of Petroleum Ezekiel Lol Gatluak, blaming the rebels, said: "We are working to make sure that they are unconditionally released."Also in the north, clashes between the army and rebels killed at least 23 people and injured 56 on Sunday, Koang said, with the insurgents attacking government positions, looting and setting fire to houses in the oil-rich Bieh state."They attacked our position on Sunday. Our forces fought back in self defense and managed to repulse the attackers," he said.A rebel spokesman was not immediately available for comment.(Additional reporting by Ed Cropley in Johannesburg; Writing by Katharine Houreld; Editing by Louise Ireland and Pritha Sarkar)

Palestinian marchers seek Abbas resignation over Israel ties-[Associated Press]-MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Several hundred Palestinians marched in an anti-government protest Monday, calling for the resignation of President Mahmoud Abbas and criticizing his security coordination with Israel.Separately, Palestinian journalists staged a sit-in nearby to protest the violent dispersal of an anti-government protest by Palestinian riot police a day earlier.In Sunday's incident, helmeted troops beat demonstrators and journalists with clubs. Jihad Barakat of Palestine Today TV said he was pushed and that his camera was broken. He said he saw three colleagues being beaten with clubs.Critics have said Abbas and his government are becoming increasingly intolerant of dissent.Dozens of people have been detained after peaceful protests in the past six months, though most were released, said Amar Dweik, head of Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights.Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah promised Monday that he would launch an investigation into Sunday's incident. He said he formed a committee that includes Dweik, the deputy interior minister and members of the lawyers' union.Meanwhile, several hundred protesters marched through the center of the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday, calling on Abbas to resign. Abbas heads the Palestinian Authority, a self-rule government that administers parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.Marchers also chanted that "security coordination is treason." The policy, in which Abbas' forces and Israeli troops cooperate against Islamic militants, is unpopular among Palestinians.Nearby, dozens of journalists protested against Sunday's violence by the security forces.Nasser Abu Bakr, head of the journalists' union, said his organization demands that the riot troops who beat journalists on Sunday be put on trial.

North Korea shuns U.N. rights review as calls grow for justice-[Reuters]-By Stephanie Nebehay-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea boycotted a U.N. review of its human rights record on Monday, shunning calls for the Pyongyang leadership to be held to account for crimes against humanity documented by the world body.U.N. investigators are building on a 2014 U.N. report that detailed the use of political prison camps, starvation and executions, saying security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un himself should face international justice.The U.N. Human Rights Council held a session on abuses in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) amid rising tensions on the divided peninsula following its latest missile tests last week and two nuclear tests last year.North Korea refused to attend to attend the review. Pyongyang's deputy ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva told Reuters that the session was "politically-motivated".Tomas Ojea Quintana, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in the DPRK, said that he regretted the decision but was still seeking dialogue."There is a need to continue pushing for accountability in respect to crimes against humanity in the DPRK," Ojea Quintana told a news conference. "Our position is a matter of principle, when there are crimes against humanity there is a need to punish those who are responsible for those crimes."Rising political and military tensions should not shield ongoing violations from international scrutiny, he said.He called for an independent investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, estranged half-brother of Kim Jong-un, in Malaysia last month, saying there may be a need to "protect other persons from targeted killings".Between 80,000 and 120,000 people are held in four known political prison camps in North Korea, Ojea Quintana said.The rapporteur also said that thousands of North Koreans wanted to work abroad had to pay bribes to officials and were then placed under a "heavy system of surveillance". They were also forced to hand over a large portion of their salary from overseas to the government, he said."We remain deeply concerned by ongoing widespread and gross human rights violations and abuses in the DPRK, including summary executions, enslavement, torture, arbitrary detention, and enforced disappearances," said William Mozdzierz, head of the U.S. delegation.Sara Hossain, a member of the Council's group of independent experts on accountability, said that despite "political obstacles", they backed the call for the Security Council to refer the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC).Major powers including North Korea's ally China wield a veto in the forum.The U.N. could also consider creating an international tribunal to prosecute the abuses, she said."The groundwork for future criminal trials should be laid now," Hossain said.(Editing by Julia Glover and Richard Lough)

Experts begin defusing 11 tons of explosives found in Munich-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Explosives experts have begun defusing 10 metric tons (11 tons) of World War II ammunition discovered beneath an apartment building's yard in the southern German city of Munich.Authorities said Monday the operation will take almost two months and nearby residents will have to stay away from the site during working hours for that period.The explosives, including grenades, had lain underground from the time that they were dumped sometime after the end of the war in 1945 until they were discovered by construction workers last week.WWII-era bombs and other explosives are regularly found in Germany.

Social assistance comes up $305 short on grocery bill-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

New research done at UPEI suggests P.E.I.'s social assistance food rates fall well below what it costs to buy healthy food.Colleen Walton, a professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, visited six grocery stores in Queens County last June to find out what it would cost to buy a month's worth of healthy food for a family of four.Walton found the province's social assistance food allowance came up well short of the cost of the groceries.- Cost: $901.- Social assistance allowance: $596.- Shortfall: $305.Walton said not being able to afford nutritious food is affecting people's health, and putting more strain on the health care system."We really need to address limited income for people, and we need to look at the social assistance food rates, to make sure that they are adequate," she said."Beyond that, looking at comprehensive, almost interdisciplinary interdepartmental programs within government that address the root cause of all this, which is poverty."-5-year plan to increase rates-A statement from the provincial Department of Family of Human Services says government is committed to developing a plan to help reduce poverty.Current initiatives include a five-year plan to increase social assistance food rates, now in its fourth year, and increases to the minimum wage that will keep it the highest in Atlantic Canada.The department says a working group has collected data about poverty in P.E.I., and a discussion paper will be developed on the findings in the coming months.Walton and representatives from the province are taking part in a panel discussion on food insecurity on the Island Monday night at UPEI.

Second part of ancient Egyptian statue lifted from site-[Associated Press]-MOHAMMED SALAH-YAHOONEWS-March 13, 2017

CAIRO (AP) — The three-ton torso of a massive statue that may be of one of Egypt's most famous pharaohs was lifted Monday from mud and groundwater where it was recently discovered in a Cairo suburb.The torso was pulled by a crane as dozens of workers supported it while being moved to dry land where it was covered by a white fabric.The first part of the colossus — a large portion of the head — was pulled up Thursday.The Ministry of Antiquities said the statue's parts would be assembled at the Egyptian museum in central Cairo, where they would be pieced together and restored before being moved to the yet-to-open Grand Egyptian Museum near the Giza Pyramids.The statue is likely of Ramses II, who took the throne in his early 20s and ruled Egypt for 60 years more than 3,000 years ago. He is credited with expanding ancient Egypt's reach as far as modern Syria to the east and modern Sudan to the south.The expansion earned him the title "Ramses the Great."The statue was discovered last week by a German-Egyptian archaeological team in the Cairo district of Matariya.



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