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  • U.S. Warns That China's Expulsion of Navy Near Disputed Islands Is a 'Serious Threat' to Sea Travel

    05/30/2020 12:31:32 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 72 replies ^ | 5/28/20 | BY TOM O'CONNOR ON
    he Chinese military has said it chased off a U.S. warship near a disputed set of islands in the South China Sea, but the Navy contended the vessel was acting within international law. Senior Colonel Li Huamin, the spokesman for the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Southern Theater Command, said in a statement Thursday by official military outlets that the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin "illegally intruded" into territorial waters near the Paracel Islands, known to China as the Xisha Islands, earlier that day. As a result, Li said Chinese sea and air units were dispatched to "warn off" and...
  • Britain may offer 'path to citizenship' for nearly 3 million in Hong Kong

    05/30/2020 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2020 / 3:04 PM | Reporting by William James, editing by Andy Bruce
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony. China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists, diplomats and some in the business world fear will jeopardise its semi-autonomous status and its role as a global financial hub. Britain, the United States, Australia, Canada and the EU have all sharply criticised the move. Foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday...
  • Pentecost Renewed[charismatic caucus]

    05/29/2020 11:46:58 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    IN A MOMENT A SUDDENLY "Pentecost Renewed" A new wind of "ADD " Venture is coming to you , Prepare for the wind that is blowing through , For what is coming is The One and The Three , All in agreement " The All Of Me " , The gates of hell shall not prevail , For what is coming is a HOLY GALE ! Isaiah 43:18-20 18 “ Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it?...
  • Zookeeper in critical condition after she's mauled by 2 lions in Australia: "Absolutely harrowing"

    05/29/2020 9:24:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbs ^ | 05/29/2020
    The 35-year-old woman suffered serious head and neck injuries, police and ambulance statements said. She was airlifted to a Sydney hospital and remained in critical condition. Ambulance officer Faye Stockman described the attack as "absolutely harrowing," adding it was frightening to be the first to walk into the enclosure to treat the zookeeper. "This is one of the worst jobs I have ever experienced," Stockman said in a statement. Police Detective Superintendent Greg Moore said the two male lions were secured shortly after and posed no further threat.
  • China removes phrase ‘peaceful reunification’ from Taiwan document

    05/28/2020 12:55:02 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 47 replies
    Beijing has removed references to “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan from its annual work report, signalling the country will take a stronger stance against the island territory. The past six work reports since President Xi Jinping took power in 2013 have signalled that any attempt to reunify Taiwan and China would be “peaceful”.
  • Joint Statement On Hong Kong by US, UK, Canada, Australia

    05/28/2020 1:52:53 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 76 replies
    U.S. department of State ^ | 5/28/20 | U.S., UK, Canada, Australia
    The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: Signatories to this statement reiterate our deep concern regarding Beijing’s decision to impose a national security law in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has flourished as a bastion of freedom. The international community has a significant and long-standing stake in Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability. Direct imposition of national security legislation on Hong Kong by the Beijing authorities, rather than through Hong Kong’s own institutions as provided for under Article 23 of the Basic Law, would...
  • Questions raised by Australian infectious disease researchers over Hydroxychloroquine study which caused WHO to halt trials for Covid-19

    05/28/2020 9:38:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Guardian Via MSN ^ | 05/28/2020 | Melissa Davey
    Questions have been raised by Australian infectious disease researchers about a study published in the Lancet which prompted the World Health Organization to halt global trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19. The study published on Friday found Covid-19 patients who received the malaria drug were dying at higher rates and experiencing more heart-related complications than other virus patients. The large observational study analysed data from nearly 15,000 patients with Covid-19 who received the drug alone or in combination with antibiotics, comparing this data with 81,000 controls who did not receive the drug. The findings prompted researchers from around...
  • No known animal host and 'almost perfect' human adaption: Top Australian vaccine scientist reveals how COVID-19's unique structure means it's either man-made - or a 'complete fluke' of nature

    05/26/2020 4:02:06 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 43 replies
    Daily Mail Australia ^ | May 26, 2020 | Nic White
    Coronavirus is so 'perfectly adapted' to infect humans that the possibility it was made in a Chinese lab can't be ignored, Australian vaccine researchers conclude. Professor Nikolai Petrovsky said the virus was better at attaching itself to human cells than to any other animal, explaining why it has infected five million people. The vaccine expert warned the investigation into where COVID-19 started, as proposed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, was as a result urgently needed and should have begun months ago. The startling results of his research were first revealed by the Mail on Sunday on the weekend - and...
  • Frightening photo shows an enormous feral cat carrying a 6kg sand goanna in its mouth in Australia's rugged Simpson Desert

    05/25/2020 3:59:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2020 | Louise Ayling
    A feral cat about the size of a small dingo has been spotted in Australia's Simpson desert carrying a huge sand goanna it had just killed. Researchers captured the cat on film at the Ethabuka Reserve near the Queensland-Northern Territory border on wildlife cameras they'd set up to study decomposing animals in the desert. The photograph shows the stark reality of Australia's feral cat problem, with the pests responsible for killing three billion native animals each year. Scientists believe feral cats have been directly responsible for the extinction of 34 mammal species since they arrived in Australia 200 years ago.
  • Doctors Push for ‘Climate Change’ to Be Recorded on Death Certificates

    05/22/2020 10:58:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 5/21/2020 | James Delingpole
    Researchers at Australian National University (ANU) have called for ‘climate change’ to be recorded as a cause of death on death certificates. They claim that in Australia, the rate of people dying as a result of global warming may be 50 times higher than is officially acknowledged. In a letter to The Lancet Planetary Health, researchers Arnagretta Hunter and Simon Quilty claim the impact of climate change is currently understated. “Climate change is the single greatest health threat that we face globally even after we recover from coronavirus. “We are successfully tracking deaths from coronavirus, but we also need healthcare...
  • Australia Stands Up For Truth, while the Deep South Socialist in Victoria Negotiates With Communism.

    05/21/2020 11:58:49 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 8 replies
    Premier Daniel Andrews runs a Socialist Left state government in Victoria with rules so draconian that some people call it Australia's Deep South. ( While Australia's federal government was praised by Mike Pompeo for standing up strong for an enquiry into the origins of the C-19 virus, Andrews' treasurer Tim Pallas attacked the national government's efforts to get the truth. I love freedom. But the Andrews brand of socialism terrifies me.
  • Hydroxychloroquine trials set to begin at hospitals in Australia

    05/19/2020 11:03:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 20 2020 | Joe Tacopino
    A medical institute in Australia will administer a trial at hospitals across the country to determine if the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine can prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is spearheading the study on frontline workers in an effort to find a preventative measure to stop the spread of the virus. “The trial is focused on our frontline and allied healthcare workers who are at an increased risk of infection due to repeated exposure caring for sick patients,” said Professor Ian Wicks, joint head of clinical translation at the Institute.
  • Two Big China Decisions This Week May Determine WHO’s Fate

    05/19/2020 10:52:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    Besides Australia's call for an independent inquiry into the Wuhan virus outbreak, another issue at the center of this week's WHO meeting is Taiwan's membership. The World Health Organization’s decision-making body, the World Health Assembly, holds its annual meeting May 18-19. The meeting comes as coronavirus has infected more than 4.8 million people and killed more than 315,000 worldwide. The WHO faces two key decisions this week that are closely related not only to everyone’s health, but also to its survival.The first is a draft resolution, proposed by Australia, demanding WHO’s Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus initiate an “impartial, independent and comprehensive...
  • Chinese officials refuse to call Australia back as coronavirus trade tensions bubble over

    05/16/2020 8:39:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC News (Australia) ^ | Brett Worthington
    High-ranking calls to China have gone unanswered amid an escalating trade dispute with Australia that has been fuelled by calls to investigate the origins of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has been seeking to speak with his counterpart since China threatened to impose an 80 per cent import tariff on Australian barley. China will make its final decision on the tariff on Tuesday. If it follows through with the threat, Australian exporters fear it will cripple a once-lucrative market. "We've made a request for me to be able to have discussions with my Chinese counterpart," Senator Birmingham...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Australian Virus researchers uncover new evidence implying COVID-19 was created in a lab

    05/16/2020 7:07:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/16/2020 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    May 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A team of Australian scientists has produced new evidence that the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is optimized for penetration into human cells rather than animal cells, undermining the theory that the virus randomly evolved in an animal subject before passing into human beings, and suggesting instead that it was developed in a laboratory. The study, which has not yet been peer reviewed, provides new but not yet conclusive evidence favoring the theory that the novel coronavirus originated not in a food market as has been claimed, but rather in a laboratory, presumably one...
  • Death lies beneath: Three surfers are stalked by a pair of great white sharks on the Australia's east coast

    05/15/2020 4:19:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2020 | Eliza McPhee
    Two Great White sharks have been captured in terrifying footage stalking a group of unsuspecting surfers. Friends, Rob, Adam and Trent were surfing at Tuncurry Beach on NSW's mid north coast this week and were completely unaware of the two beasts lurking beneath them. A man who was using his drone spotted the sharks and alerted the surfers who immediately rushed back to shore. The group managed to escape unharmed and even returned to the same spot for a surf just a day later.
  • China Slashes Australian Beef, Barley Imports After Warning Against Coronavirus Probe

    05/12/2020 6:45:28 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 5-12-2020 | Simon Kent
    China slapped an import ban on four Australian abattoirs Tuesday in an escalation of Beijing’s warning of a consumer boycott in retaliation for Canberra’s push for an independent coronavirus probe. The beef ban comes just days after China flagged plans to slap an 80 percent tariff on Australian barley, bringing the trade to its knees. Analysts said the move raised concerns of a possible standoff between Australia and its most important trading partner that could spill over into other crucial sectors as the world struggles to navigate the disease-induced economic crisis. The Financial Times reports China is Australia’s largest trade...
  • 'Leave mummy alone': Dramatic moment a mother protesting against COVID-19 lockdown is arrested in front of her screaming son before the distraught child is pulled off her

    05/09/2020 11:24:22 PM PDT · by · 10 replies ^ | May 9, 2020 | Zoe Zaczek
    Before the police arrived... You could barely call it a protest, just a handful of people, following all the rules, out the front of the NSW Parliament... The woman told police she was not doing anything wrong, despite the government's social distancing regulations implemented during the health crisis. Video footage shared to Facebook showed the woman speaking with police officers near Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney at about 3.50pm on Saturday Australians are allowed to exercise outdoors but must keep a 1.5 distance from others. 'I don't know how you guys are going home in honour tonight and...
  • Police bust 'horrific' child sex abuse ring spread across five states

    Australian Federal Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw A global child exploitation sting triggered by a US Department of Homeland Security investigation has rescued four Australian children as young as two months old who were used to produce and ­exchange child rape videos and images through online pedophile networks around the world. In one of the largest joint operations in the country — led by the Australian Federal Police and spread across five states — 16 ­people have been charged with 738 child exploitation and sexual abuse ­offences following a two-year ­investigation into the online ­exchange of child abuse material. The arrests...
  • Video: Mother Protesting COVID-19 Tyranny, Arrested & Child Ripped From Her Arms

    05/09/2020 1:55:19 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 27 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 05.09.2020 | Natalie D.
    A mother has been pulled away from her screaming son as she was arrested for protesting ‘for her rights’ during the coronavirus pandemic. Video footage shared on Twitter showed the woman speaking with police officers near Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney’s CBD about 3:50 pm on Saturday. The woman, who was with her son, wore a yellow sign that read: ‘If you don’t know your rights, you don’t have any. Magna Carta.’ She told police she was not doing anything wrong, despite the government’s social distancing regulations implemented during the health crisis. Video below: The tweet is...