An Indian migrant who was a prominent figure in Australia's Punjabi community has died after being set on fire while driving a bus in Brisbane. An "incendiary device" was thrown at Manmeet Alisher, 29, as he pulled over to collect passengers in the neighborhood of Moorooka shortly after 9 a.m. Friday.
The young man was engulfed in flames while terrified passengers tried to escape from the back of the bus, police confirmed in a statement.
"At that time one of the passengers entered onto the bus and poured a flammable liquid onto the driver and subsequently the driver was set alight and is now deceased," Queensland Police Superintendent Jim Keogh told SBS. "The fire was substantial, he would have stood little chance."
At a press conference, Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart ruled out terrorism or a racist motive for the attack, but did say counter-terrorism authorities were taking part in the investigation as a "precaution."
Source: Indian bus driver set on fire & burned alive in Australia
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it is reopening its investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s email server, in what appears to be an unexpected move coming over a week before the November election. FBI Director James Comey made the announcement in a letter to Congress on Friday, saying, the agency […]
Source: FBI reopens investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails case
The Western lynch mob-like campaign to 'get Russia' goes on, with the gathering this week of the United Nations Human Rights Council. By trying to suspend Russia from the council, the flagrant intent is to discredit and further demonize. The 47-member UNHRC, based in Geneva, is the United Nations' premier inter-governmental forum on human rights. Members are selected on a rotational basis. On Friday, 14 seats on the council are up for renewal.
This week 80 mainly Western non-governmental organizations associated with human rights reportedly urged the UNHRC to drop Russia's membership, citing allegations of war crimes committed during military operations to capture the Syrian city of Aleppo.Among the anti-Russia lobby were US-based and George Soros-funded Human Rights Watch. Notably, billionaire financier Soros is an open advocate for regime change in Russia.
The campaign to undermine Russia at the UNHRC was preceded last week when Britain - also a member of the council - convened a summit in Geneva. The council issued a resolution which pointedly condemned bombing of civilians in Syria, and implicitly laid the blame on Russia and allied Syrian state forces.
Russia's permanent representative in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin rebuked the UNHRC for a one-sided, politicized statement, which he said sought (more…)
The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) will soon start talks with Israel on creating a free trade zone, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
"Before the end of the year the first round of talks [on a free trade area creation] is scheduled with Israel. Negotiations are to start with Serbia and a number of other states," Medvedev said during a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council.
According to the EEU Commission's Minister of Trade Veronika Nikishina, Israel may sign a deal in 2017. Israeli Minister Zeev Elkin said last December the country wants a free trade agreement with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union as soon as possible. In February, Russian Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergey Levin said Moscow and Tel Aviv were planning the agreement in the near future as they "aim at maximizing cooperation in terms of agriculture and new technologies; as well as creation of joint ventures."
Source: Russia's EEU to start talks with Israel on free trade zone
New Emails in Clinton Case – Sure , blame the russions , She can’t make it past two degrees of seper
The F.B.I. is investigating illicit text messages that Mr. Weiner sent to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The bureau told Congress on Friday that it had uncovered new emails related to the Clinton case - one federal official said they numbered in the thousands - potentially reigniting an issue that has weighed on the presidential campaign and offering a lifeline to Donald J. Trump less than two weeks before the election.
In a letter to Congress, the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said that emails had surfaced in an unrelated case, and that they "appear to be pertinent to the investigation."
The notorious Calais migrant camp has officially been shut down, and will be completely demolished in just a couple of days. Around 6000 refugees have been … Via Youtube
Source: Video: Migrants flee to nearby port towns after Calais camp shuts down
Shocking Development: FBI Re-Opens Probe Into Hillary Clinton Emails: “Perhaps Finally Justice Will Be Done”
Editor’s Note: We can only hope that the following is finally the real deal. As noted by Zero Hedge in the report below, the FBI is re-opening the probe into the Hillary Clinton email scandal. With less than two weeks to go before election day, however, we’re not convinced anything will come of it because once Hillary has been selected to the highest office of the land, it is quite likely that any and all investigations into all matters Clinton will cease instantly. So, unless charges are filed in the next week or so, chances are this “probe” will end just like the last one.
Donald Trump has opined:
- *TRUMP SAYS HE NOW HAS `GREAT RESPECT’ FOR FBI, DOJ
- *TRUMP ON FBI NEWS: `PERHAPS FINALLY JUSTICE WILL BE DONE’
- *TRUMP: FBI WILL RIGHT THE SHIP
- *TRUMP SAYS FBI NEWS SHOWS SYSTEM MAY NOT BE `RIGGED’
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As we detailed earlier, in a stunning development moments ago Jason Chaffetz tweeted that the FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton emails has been reopened: saying that “The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”
FBI Dir just informed me, “The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” (more…)
A bear mauled a man out with his dogs before dawn Thursday on a runway of the small airport in the southern Alaska town of Seward, officials said.
The unidentified man was walking or jogging with his dogs on the airport's main runway when he was mauled by the brown bear with two cubs accompanying her, said state transportation department spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy. He suffered injuries described as non-life threatening.
The bear may have attacked the man to protect the cubs, McCarthy said. The airport has signs warning that trespassing is prohibited but is not completely fenced in.
The 55-year-old man used his cellphone to report the attack at 6:46 a.m. and was taken to a hospital for treatment, said Seward Police Chief Tom Clemons.
Source: Brown bear mauls man in Seward, Alaska
Satyajit Das has written an excellent article in Bloomberg which clearly details the risks facing the global financial and monetary system and how central bankers are out of monetary ammunition and weapons. Excerpt: “No one likes to admit defeat. But global policymakers, who continue to insist that there’s more they can do to revive growth […]
Source: World Is Out of Weapons
China’s ruling Communist Party declared its General Secretary Xi Jinping the “core” of its leadership on Thursday, elevating his already powerful status. A communique issued by top party leaders after a four-day meeting in Beijing called on all its members to “closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core”, […]
Source: China Communist Party declares Xi Jinping ‘core’ leader
Rodrigo Duterte was reputed as a killer long before his election as president of the Philippines five months ago. He countenanced the slaughter of hundreds of drug addicts and dealers while mayor of Davao, the major port city on the rebel-infested southern island of Mindanao, and has applauded the arbitrary killing of upwards of […]
Source: Pax China: Manila’s capitulation sets ominous precedent for U.S. allies in Far East