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Klavan’s Solution For Peace in the Middle East

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In an effort to bring peace to the Middle East, President Barack Obama has proposed that Israel should return to its 1967 borders in exchange for being annihilated by its enemies. PJTV’s Andrew Klavan has a better idea.

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Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan Protests Near Syrian Embassy: ‘Kill Israelis Instead’

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“(ANSAmed) – AMMAN, JUNE 1 – Jordan’s Islamists movement on Wednesday organized the biggest protest against Syrian regime since the popular pursing started in the neighbouring country.

Hundreds of members and senior leaders flocked near the embassy compound in the posh area of Abdoun and held placards describing president Bashar al Assad of being a butcher.

Jameel Abu Baker, spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood said the protest was part of an Arab awakening against tyrant regimes.

“What is happening in Syria is a true carnage. This random killing should stop,” Abu Baker told ANSA during the protest…

Salem Falahat, former president of the Muslim Brotherhood called on Syrian army to shoot at Israel, rather than their own people.

‘The enemy of the Arabs is Israel. They should point their guns at them, not against armless civilians,’ he said.” Read more.

X-BAC: Mutant Strain of E. Coli is Responsible For At Least 18 Deaths and 1600+ Infections in Europe; Attacks Kidneys, Causes Liver Damage

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By MARIA CHENG and NATALIYA VASILYEVA – “LONDON (AP) – The World Health Organization said Thursday that the E. coli bacteria responsible for a deadly outbreak that has left 18 dead and sickened hundreds in Europe is a new strain that has never been seen before.

Preliminary genetic sequencing suggests the strain is a mutant form of two different E. coli bacteria, with aggressive genes that could explain why the Europe-wide outbreak appears to be so massive and dangerous, the agency said.

Hilde Kruse, a food safety expert at the WHO, told The Associated Press that ‘this is a unique strain that has never been isolated from patients before.’

She added that the new strain has ‘various characteristics that make it more virulent and toxin-producing’ than the hundreds of E. coli strains that people naturally carry in their intestines.

So far, the mutant E. coli strain has sickened more than 1,500 people, including 470 who have developed a rare kidney failure complication, and killed 18, including one overnight in Germany, the country hit hardest by the outbreak.” Read more.

German researchers: Killer germ very antibiotic resistant – “A German hospital treating patients felled by a mysterious killer bacteria said Thursday that it appears to be particularly resistant to antibiotics after its researchers sequenced the strain’s genome.” Read more.

New strain is toxic, attacks kidneys – “The WHO said it had also been notified of cases in Austria, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Britain. Almost all the cases are in people who had recently visited Germany. Many patients have been hospitalised, the WHO said, with several needing intensive care, including dialysis due to kidney complications.” Read more.

Can cause serious liver damage – “Three of those infected were British nationals who had recently travelled to Germany and four were German nationals, the Health Protection Agency said in a statement. Of those cases three were full-blown haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) — a disease that causes can serious liver damage — and the other four suffered bloody bloody diarrhoea, it said.” Read more.

Three suspected cases of mystery e-coli in US – “WASHINGTON (AFP) – Health officials said Thursday three people in the United States are suspected to have fallen ill from e-coli bacteria after traveling to Germany where the mystery outbreak has killed 17… A total of 18 people in Europe have died from the outbreak, all but one of them in Germany.” Read more.

German cucumber E.coli outbreak ‘may last months’ – “The head of the German public health body tackling a deadly E.coli outbreak says it may be months before it stops. Reinhard Burger, president of the Robert Koch Institute, told the BBC ‘we may never know’ the infections’ source.” Read more.

Categories: Pestilence

Shrimps, Crabs and Other Marine Species Now Being Affected by Massive Fishkill in Taal Lake, Philippines

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“MANILA, Philippines – Other marine species are now being affected by the fishkill in Taal Lake, which earlier killed over 500 metric tons of bangus and tilapia. Authorities said the fishkill could last for 2 more months.

According to Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Calabarzon officer-in-charge Regional Director Esmeralda Manalang, dead shrimps, crabs, biya and other seafood were also found floating in Taal Lake. However, Manalang said the number of the affected species is not overwhelming.

Authorities said that the fishkill will continue in the coming days since the salt oxygen level in the lake has not reached the normal level yet.” Read more.

Categories: Mass Animal Deaths

Thousands of Starfish, Crabs and Other Sea Creatures Have ‘Just Come to the End of Their Life Cycle’ in Flintshire, UK

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By Francesca Elliott – “THOUSANDS of dead starfish, crabs and other sea creatures were found washed up on a Flintshire beach.

But the creatures, which have now been washed away, did not die in suspicious circumstances at Talacre Beach, a county coastal ranger told the Chronicle.

Alistair Hemphill said: ‘It’s not a natural disaster. It’s not a sudden beaching of starfish.

It could be that they have just come to the end of their life cycle, died after mating and spawning and have lain dead in the sea for a long time.'” Read more.

Categories: Mass Animal Deaths
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