Wednesday 19th October 2016
US citizens warned to prepare for NUCLEAR WAR WASHINGTON (The Express): DEFCON is an alert system used by the US military to indicate the current threat of nuclear war. The system has five states of alert, increasing in severity from DEFCON 5 - the least severe - to DEFCON 1 - the highest level. Currently, the levels is understood to be at 5. But conspiracy theorists have warned the threat has secret-
ly been upgraded two levels to DEFCON 3 - meaning the US could mobilise troops in as little as 15 minutes. THE US could be edging ever closer to nuclear war with Russia after upgrading its attack defence readiness, it has been claimed. The level was last upgraded to 3 in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 - with standby ordered for a potential rise to DEFCON 2.
Hitler’s house will be DEMOLISHED
Ministry spokesman KarlHeinz Grundboeck said that effectively means the house, in the western town of Braunau, will replaced by a new structure. Sobotka says he wants to ensure that any association with Hitler be eliminated at the site, now an occasional place of neo-Nazi pilgrimage. Hitler was born in the building on April 20 1889 and it has been a thorn in the side of politicians and townspeople for decades.
BRAUNAU (DailyMail): The home where Adolf Hitler was born will be demolished, the Austrian government has confirmed. A new building will be erected in its place in efforts to erase any link to the Nazi dictator’s birthplace. Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said Monday that ‘a thorough architectural remodeling is necessary to permanently prevent the recognition and the symbolism of the building.’
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Concern over missing man’s Facebook page updates
CITY OF ANDERSON (BBC): Friends and relatives of a missing American man are concerned because his Facebook page has become active, but they have not seen him for more than a month. Charlie Carver and girlfriend Kala Brown have been missing from Anderson, South Carolina, since 31 August. The next day, Mr Carver’s account announced he was now married to Ms Brown and other updates have since been posted. Some think the account has been hacked. Updates have included images of comic-book characters such as the Joker from Batman, pictures referencing Halloween and links to news stories about the missing couple.
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In Brief North Korea warns Britain
Pyongyang (Mailonline): THE UK has been urged by the North Korean Government to stop the “aggressive” military drills as it warns it is “close to the brink of war”. The North Korea’s foreign affairs representative Pak Yun said: “The situation on the Korean peninsula is close to the brink of war because of endless military exercises by American and South Korean forces targeting us.
Tensions rise between Putin and Kim
PRIMORKSY (The Express): RUSSIA opened fire on a North Korea boat after fishermen allegedly became aggressive while fishing in Vladimir Putin’s waters. One North Korean fisherman was killed and eight others were injured during the deadly incident on Friday evening
Great Pyramid’s secret rooms
CAIRO (DailyMail): Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza could contain two previously unknown ‘cavities’.Experts confirmed the existence of the mysterious cavities on Saturday after scanning the millennia-old monument with radiography equipment. It follows an announcement by the antiquities ministry on Thursday that ‘two anomalies’ were found in the pyramid built 4,500 years ago under King Khufu.
ONE MILLION people to flee Mosul
MOSUL (DailyMail): More than half a million children and their families are expected to flee Mosul over the next few days as Iraqi troops and coalition forces carry out a major offensive on Islamic State’s last major stronghold in Iraq.