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    Saudi king's son who 'bombed ISIS and Yemen' named as ambassador to US

    24 Apr 2017, 12:46 pm
    Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his son, Prince Khaled bin Salman, as the country's ambassador to the US, in a move said to point to strengthening ties to President Donald Trump. Prince Khaled is an Air Force pilot who has taken part in operations in Yemen and against ISIS, AP reports. The prince, who studied military aviation in the US and briefly attended both Harvard University and Georgetown, has been working as an adviser at the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington since last year. Khaled's position will allow Trump a direct line to the Saudi monarchy, further signalling warmer relations between the two powers after a cooling following the Obama administration's nuclear agreement with regional rival Iran.

    Global power grids go down due to weak magnetosphere & Plasma electrification

    24 Apr 2017, 12:44 pm
    With the world news focusing on power grids and satellite disruptions all pointing to hackers or planned government exercises, the global media hasn't looked to the collapsing magnetosphere and weakened magnetic field from the Sun as a cause. Additionally during the same geomagnetic storm, a new never see n before type of auroral display was photographed, it was a plasma filament. When I say plasma filament, it is straight from ancient legends of dragons in the sky and gods in the heavens. Cross two of these streams and indeed a dragon would appear. Incredibly charged skies with blue auroras again. This is the real reason for power outages, and from this point forward it will intensify and we will see more power outages and we get closer to 2019. Sources

    Article 308: Jordan scraps marriage loophole for rapists

    24 Apr 2017, 11:39 am
    ‘A law which protected rapists from punishment if they married their victims has been scrapped in Jordan. The Jordanian cabinet revoked Article 308 on Sunday, after years of campaigning by women’s activists, as well as Muslim and Christian scholars and others. The law had meant rapists could avoid a jail term in return for marrying their victim for at least three years. Its supporters said the law protected a victim’s honour and reputation.’ Read More: Article 308: Jordan scraps marriage loophole for rapists

    Citizen Jane| Battle for the City

    24 Apr 2017, 11:00 am
    A great introduction to a writer who changed the planning world

    Common sense not so common? 1 in 5 adults in the UK can't change a lightbulb or boil an egg

    24 Apr 2017, 10:59 am
    Are you handy enough that if a lightbulb went out in your home you'd be able to change it? Believe it or not, one in five people aren't so skilled. In fact, a new survey of people in the United Kingdom finds not only do about 20 percent of people not know how to change a bulb — the same number aren't sure how to boil an egg, either. The British insurance company Aviva recently released their annual Home Report which detailed, among numerous findings about how people do work around the house, relatively common tasks that people encounter. The company surveyed 2004 people across the UK in February and March about their habits and roles at home.