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  • Robert De Niro threatened his on-off lover in bid to force her to abort his secret 'daughter'. . .

    06/11/2018 9:01:04 PM PDT · by Fedora · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/28/2014 | Caroline Howe
    De Niro started on-off affair with Helena Springs when he followed her car down a Los Angeles boulevard and asked her out to dinnerShe became pregnant and he 'threatened and intimidated' her in bid to convince her to abort their childDaughter, Nina, was born in 1982 but when she sued for maintenance 10 years later tests showed he was not the father. . .
  • Investigators: Buk Missile From Russian Antiaircraft Brigade Downed MH17

    05/24/2018 6:13:14 AM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    A Dutch-led international criminal investigation has concluded that the Buk missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 came from Russia's 53rd Antiaircraft Missile Brigade. The Joint Investigative Team (JIT), comprising authorities from Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Ukraine, made the announcement at a press conference on May 24 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. MH17 was shot down over the conflict zone in Ukraine's Donetsk region on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board. The JIT "has come to the conclusion that the Buk-TELAR that shot down MH17 came from the 53rd Antiaircraft Missile...
  • Airlines caving to Beijing despite White House protest [calling Taiwan part of Red China]

    05/22/2018 5:04:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2018 6:55 AM | Erika Kinetz
    Global airlines are obeying Beijing’s demands to refer to Taiwan explicitly as a part of China, despite the White House’s call this month to stand firm against such “Orwellian nonsense.” The Associated Press found 20 carriers, including Air Canada, British Airways and Lufthansa, that now refer to Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing considers Chinese territory, as a part of China on their global websites. There are just three days left for dozens of foreign airlines to decide whether to comply with Beijing’s orders, or face consequences that could cripple their China business, including legal sanctions. Many have already sided...
  • ‘Now I have freed him,’ says Malaysia’s Mahathir as Anwar walks

    05/16/2018 9:49:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Bhavan Jaipragas
    Anwar Ibrahim, the Malaysian political veteran who helped build the Pakatan Harapan coalition that swept to power in elections last week, has been freed after being jailed during the tenure of the scandal-haunted deposed premier Najib Razak. The 70-year-old, who was granted a full pardon by the country's King Muhammad V. Anwar, had been serving a five year jail term -- his second prison sentence in two decades -- for a sodomy conviction he says was trumped up... "He is not a member of government, therefore his role will be in the party," Mahathir said, referring to the ruling Pakatan...
  • Chilling Theory of What Doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    05/15/2018 10:11:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    PJ media ^ | May 14,2018 | STEPHEN KRUISER
    Now, based on two slight clues, experts have a new theory about what doomed the flight: the pilot was committing suicide. From The Washington Post: All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths. Along that path, a panel of aviation experts said Sunday, was a brief but telling detour near Penang, Malaysia, the home town of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. On two occasions,...
  • MH370 experts think they’ve finally solved the mystery of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight

    05/15/2018 9:36:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/15/2018 | By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths. Along that path, a panel of aviation experts speculated Sunday, was a brief but telling detour near Penang, Malaysia, the hometown of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. On two occasions, whoever was in control of the plane — and was probably the only one awake — tipped the craft to the left. The experts believe Zaharie,...
  • Suicidal MH370 Pilot Evaded Radar, Murdered 238 In Deliberate Act: Expert Panel (Islam)

    05/14/2018 10:25:33 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-14-2018 | Ryan Gados
    The captain of doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 selected a route that would effectively render the plane invisible on radar in order to commit suicide, experts said Sunday. The suspicion that MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was attempting suicide was agreed upon, aviation experts said in a panel discussion on 9 News Australia. Investigators believe MH370 Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was attempting suicide when the plane disappeared. (Facebook) "He was killing himself; unfortunately, he was killing everybody else on board, and he did it deliberately," Larry Vance, a former senior investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said. Shah...
  • Malaysia election results 2018: ‘We don’t want revenge’ Mahathir Mohamad VICTORIOUS

    05/09/2018 3:06:19 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 7 replies
    UK Daily Express ^ | PUBLISHED: 22:41, Wed, May 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 22:45, Wed, May 9, 2018 | Joey Millar
    Few had expected Mr Mahathir to prevail against a coalition that has long relied on the support of the country's ethnic-Malay majority. However, he joined forces with his one-time protege and later rival Anwar Ibrahim, and together their alliance exploited public disenchantment over the cost of living and various government scandals. Mr Mahathir has promised to seek a royal pardon for Mr Anwar if they win the election and, once Mr Anwar is free, to step aside and let him become prime minister. This marks a huge change in heart from Mr Mahathir, who had sacked Mr Anwar as his...
  • The Latest: Malaysia's Mahathir confident of election win

    05/09/2018 10:26:48 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/9/2018 11:50 p.m.
    The Latest on Malaysia's election (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Malaysia's long-serving former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is confident the alliance of opposition parties he heads has defeated the ruling party in national elections. The Election Commission's official counts are lagging behind unofficial counts that show the opposition ahead of Prime Minister Najib Razak's ruling National Front. Mahathir accused the commission of holding back results. The commission did not respond to phone calls or text messages seeking comment. Mahathir, 92, told a news conference that the ruling coalition is "left far behind and the likelihood is that they will not...
  • Judge Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence from Search Warrants in Hassan Case (St Kates)

    05/08/2018 6:59:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/8/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    A motion filed by lawyers representing the woman accused of starting fires on the campus of St. Catherine University seeking to suppress evidence obtained as a result of search warrants has been denied by a federal court judge. In early February, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced a three-count indictment of Tnuza Jamal Hassan, charging her with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, making a false statement to the FBI and arson. The charges came in connection to fires that were set at St. Kate's on Jan. 17, including inside a building that housed a day...
  • Denmark-based man is first person to be convicted under Malaysian 'fake news' law

    04/30/2018 6:28:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 30 April 2018 12:00 CEST+02:00 | AFP/Ritzau/The Local
    A Malaysian court Monday handed a man who lives in Denmark a one-week jail term for breaking a law against “fake news”, the first person to be punished under the controversial legislation. The law, passed in early April, makes the deliberate dissemination of false information punishable by up to six years in jail and a hefty fine. It has sparked outrage from rights groups, who believe it is aimed at cracking down on dissent. Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, a 46-year-old of Yemeni descent, admitted making and posting on YouTube a video accusing emergency services of responding slowly after a Palestinian...
  • Malaysian Airlines MH370: Huge 50 foot waves cripple salvage op -- plane may never be found

    04/29/2018 1:08:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Express UK ^ | Friday, April 27, 2018 | Latifa Yedroudj
    The search consists of a 65-man vessel Seabed Constructor equipped geared to scouring the depths of the Indian Ocean for any sight of plane debris from the MH370 aircraft. But, four years after the plane went missing, the latest searches through the Indian Ocean has revealed nothing -- after 16,000sq km of the planned 25,000sq km area was combed through. The search location was pinpointed by an Australian Oceanographer as the most likely spot the plane would be. The Malaysian government paid Ocean Infinity $20 million for 5,000 square km of a successful search, $30 million for 15,000 square km,...
  • China is waging a ‘campaign of psychological warfare' against Australia, expert warns

    04/28/2018 6:36:13 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 15 replies
    News.com.au ^ | April 29, 2018 10:59am | Gavin D Fernando
    CHINA is waging a “campaign of psychological warfare” against Australia, an Aussie academic has warned. Professor Clive Hamilton, author of the controversial book Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia, gave a talk to US Congress overnight in which he warned of dire consequences if Australia gives too much leeway to the rising superpower. “Beijing knows that it cannot bully the United States — in the current environment the consequences would be unpredictable and probably counter-productive — so it is instead pressuring its allies,” Prof Hamilton said. “Last week the PLA Navy challenged three Australian warships sailing through the South China...
  • Hamas Engineer 'Negotiated Arms Deals With North Korea, Assassinated by Mossad' in Malaysia

    04/26/2018 3:13:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 26.04.2018
    Hamas Engineer 'Negotiated Arms Deals With North Korea, Assassinated by Mossad' in Malaysia Report in The New York Times cites intelligence officials saying Batsh was killed as part of Mossad attempt to stop Hamas operations overseas, reveals ties to North Korea Haaretz | 26.04.2018 09:19 Updated: 12:26 PM Fadi al-Batsh, the Hamas engineer gunned down in Malaysia last week, was reportedly involved in talks with North Korea on arms intended for Gaza, The New York Times reported Thursday. To really understand the Middle East - subscribe to Haaretz According to the report, Batsh was killed as part of an alleged operation by...
  • (2016) Robert De Niro on His Connection to the Malaysian Corruption Scandal: "I Don't Give a Sh**"

    10/15/2017 5:11:37 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2016 | Alex Ritman
    The actor — whose Tribeca Film Institute took a donation from those accused of embezzlement, while his son sold the prime suspect $55 million in NYC real estate — says he would give back the money if necessary. Leonardo DiCaprio is undoubtedly the highest-profile Hollywood name connected to the 1MDB Malaysian corruption scandal, which, in addition to more than a billion dollars of alleged money laundering, helped to finance his hit drama The Wolf of Wall Street. But another A-list name has appeared several times in the same orbit as the central figures in the fraud case, which is now...
  • Malaysia looks to punish fake news with 10 years in jail

    03/26/2018 7:51:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 26, 2018 8:48 AM EDT | Eileen Ng
    Malaysia’s government proposed new legislation Monday to outlaw fake news and punish offenders with a 10-year jail sentence, a move slammed by critics as a bid to crack down on dissent ahead of a general election. Prime Minister Najib Razak has been dogged by a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal involving an indebted state fund, and rights activists fear the new law could be used to criminalize news reports and critical opinions on government misconduct. A general election must be held by August but is widely expected in the next few weeks. The anti-fake news bill, which must be approved by parliament,...
  • Vietnam scraps South China Sea oil drilling project under pressure from Beijing: BBC

    03/22/2018 11:01:28 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Mar 2018 | Staff
    HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam’s state oil firm PetroVietnam has ordered Spanish energy firm Repsol to suspend its “Red Emperor” project off the country’s southeastern coast following pressure from China, the BBC reported on Friday. {snip} The block lies near the U-shaped “nine-dash line” that marks the vast area that China claims in the sea and overlaps what it says are its own oil concessions. The field can produce 25,000-30,000 barrels of oil and 60 million cubic meters of gas a day, Vietnamese news provider Cafef.vn reported last month. Repsol spent around 33 million euros ($41 million) on exploration in Vietnam...
  • Australian engineer says he has found Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Google Earth...

    According to Mr McMahon's claims, the wreckage of the flight is located 16km south of Round Island, which is 22.5km north of Mauritius, in an area of the ocean that has not been searched before.
  • Wild Boar Sneaks Into Mosque, Injures Man in Malaysia

    03/07/2018 12:16:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Wed, March 7, 2018 | Petaling Jaya
    The residents of Sungai Buloh, Selangor were greeted with an unwelcome guest when a wild boar sneaked into the neighborhood’s mosque on Tuesday night. A mosque-goer was injured by the wild boar amidst the ruckus at Masjid Jamek Sungai Plong. The mosque’s imam Ungku Ahmad Hazwan Ungku Kamarudin said that the incident happened as worshippers were performing additional prayers after Maghrib prayers. “Our mosque was visited by a male wild boar who had gotten lost in the mosque’s grounds. It subsequently started chasing mosque-goers and children in the grounds. It then went into the mosque and we could see that...
  • MH370: search ship disappears for three days

    02/07/2018 7:27:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    the guardian ^ | Tue 6 Feb 2018 03.03 EST
    The ship searching for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared from tracking screens for three days after it turned off its own satellite monitoring system with no explanation. At the beginning of January, the US-based company Ocean Infinity was hired by the Malaysian government to search for the missing plane, which disappeared in March 2014. Its ship, Seabed Constructor, began the search on 22 January, but on Thursday, after only 10 days, it turned off its Automatic Identification System (AIS) with no explanation. Three days later, it reappeared outside the search area and on its way to a scheduled refuelling stop...