FIRST HALF NOVEMBER 2015 ADI NEWS TITLES

FIRST HALF NOVEMBER 2015 ADI NEWS TITLES

1 NOVEMBER 2015

Questions swirl over Russian plane crash in Sinai that killed all 224 aboard
Somalia: 5 Islamic Militants Attack Hotel in Capital, Kill 6
Turkey votes in election viewed as referendum on Erdogan
*Israel: Palestinian shot dead in attempted stabbing
Islamic State takes over town in Syria’s western Homs province – monitor
Japan and China agree on moves to mend ties further
Pope Still Hopes to Go to Central African Republic
Romanian club fire death toll rises to 29, thousands march
Obama’s Foreign Policy Promises Then and Now
*Turkish, US air strikes kill more than 50 Islamic State militants in Syria: agency
The Philippines’ ruined reputation [market building fire]
11 killed as Pakistanis vote in local government polls
Bangladesh Police Probe Local Radicals in Latest Attacks
Carter to North Korea: End nuclear weapons program
Sub with camera to dive on sea wreck believed to be missing ship El Faro
*Two soldiers, 11 suspected Boko Haram fighters killed in Chad attacks
Thousands of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi supporters stage huge pre-election rally
Two bomb blasts on Tanzania’s Zanzibar after disputed vote, no injuries
The Latest: 4 More Bodies Wash Up on Greek Island of Lesbos
Azerbaijan Holds Parliamentary Vote Amid Free-Speech Limits
*Russian Airliner Crashes in Egypt, Killing 224
*Beware the Fine Print – Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice
German Village of 102 Braces for 750 Asylum Seekers
*A Mass Migration Crisis, and It May Yet Get Worse
Discordant Verdicts on U.S. Forces in Syria: Too Much, or Too Little
*2 Men Who Published Writings Critical of Extremism Are Stabbed in Bangladesh
*Four Dead in Shootings in Colorado Springs
Tactics and Antagonists Draw Attention to Houston Rights Vote
At Amherst College, Some Say It’s the Mascot’s Turn to Embrace Diversity
Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Kiss Babies. That a Problem?
Anger Over Debate Fills Iowa Republican Forum
Guantanamo Is Leaving Obama With Choices, Neither of Them Simple
Ghostly Transcends Its Record Label Roots to Sell an Ethos
Greek Lenders Told to Raise $15.9 Billion to Cover Bad Loans
Lights Out in Britain for the Coal Industry

2 NOVEMBER 2015

Remains of some dead in Russian air crash over Sinai arrive in St. Petersburg
Turkish Lira Rises Most in World as AK Party Win Ends Deadlock
Heavy fog causes flight disruption over Britain
Popular Hotel in Somalia Is Bombed by Militants
Nepali police charge protesters at India border post
Australia drops knights and dames
Leaders of Japan and S. Korea agree to keep talking — that’s a breakthrough
Palestinian lawyer talks about iconic photo of tear gas kick
Thousands march to remember victims of Bucharest nightclub fire
UK – National living wage could cost charities £10m
China says one-child policy stays in effect for now
Merkel’s Refugee Troubles Mount as Allies Clash on Border Plans
French president hopes to boost Paris climate summit during China visit
Khamenei’s New Nuclear Conditions — Khamenei Playing the U.S.
Cardinal: Pope Francis to Visit Mexico in February
UN’s Ban: Assad’s Future Should Not Hold Up Talks on Syria
Analysis: Russian goals in Syria defined by timing, prospect for negotiations …
US, South Korea pledge to strengthen defenses against North
German whose blunder opened Wall early dies
Islamic State takes Syrian town as fighting looks set to intensify
Erdogan’s Party in Turkey Regains Parliamentary Majority
Russia Mourns as Officials Seek Cause of Jet Crash in Egypt
*Beware the Fine Print – In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’
Popular Hotel in Somalia Is Bombed by Militants
*In Bid to Counter Iran, Ayatollah [Sistani] in Iraq May End Up Emulating It
A Lonely End for South Koreans Who Cannot Afford to Live, or Die
USA – Thousands Start Life Anew With Early Prison Releases
On Ballot, Ohio Grapples With Specter of Marijuana Monopoly
*FBI Tool to Identify [only Islamic] Extremists Is Criticized
Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Grow Apart as Their Ambitions Expand
Paul Ryan Says He Won’t Work With Obama on Immigration Reform
If Cancer Becomes Biden’s Cause, a Bold but Polarizing Doctor Is On Call
San Francisco Ballots Turn Up Anger Over the Technical Divide
Fake Cover Letters Expose Discrimination Against Disabled
Lionsgate Seeks to Build on Its Library of Film Properties With Theme Parks
World powers seek Syrian cease-fire and renewed peace talks
*Iran nuclear official: Centrifuges are being decommissioned
Contractors released in South Sudan by rebels
Hours-long attack on hotel in Somalia kills 14
Unknown assailants kidnap 14 aid workers in DR Congo

3 NOVEMBER 2015

Scraps of inconclusive evidence surface on Russian airliner crash over Sinai
Support Grows for US Approach in South China Sea
Oscar Pistorius should be convicted of murder, South African prosecutor says
New books allege mismanagement, excess at the Vatican
Ahmad Chalabi, Iraqi Politician Who Helped Persuade US to Invade, Dies
UK govt denies dropping plans for vote on Syria air strikes
Curfew ordered in Turkey’s Kurdish southeast as clashes kill one
EU Tests New Screening Process on Refugee-Hit Greek Island [Lesbos]
Iran Says It May Quit Talks on Syria Over Saudis’ Role
Indonesia convicts 2 British journalists for visa violations
Boko Haram ghosts haunt ‘liberated’ areas in Nigeria’s northeast
Singapore track intruder jailed for six weeks
France’s Hollande says would welcome Chinese investment in Areva
5 things to know about Pacific Northwest E.coli outbreak
In Australia, ‘knights’ and ‘dames’ to go the way of jousts and petticoats …
Merkel Faces Down Coalition Critics With Refusal to Shut Border
Russia steps up push for Syria peace deal, proposes talks
*Israel shuts down Palestinian radio station it says incites
Fog to disrupt flights from London for the third day
‘Say That to My Face’: Carly Fiorina Will Appear on The View Friday After …
New U.S.-Backed Alliance to Counter ISIS in Syria Falters
*Death Rates [due to suicide and substance abuse] Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds
Illinois District Violated Transgender Student’s Rights, U.S. Says
Amid Vigils and Debris, Officials Seek Cause of Sinai Peninsula Crash
Vatican Arrests 2 in Connection With Leaked Documents
Nuremberg Nazi Site Crumbles, but Tricky Questions on Its Future Persist
*Rift Emerges Among Gun Owners Over Concealing Weapons in Schools
Timothy T. Foster – Supreme Court to Decide if Georgia Went Too Far in Excluding Black Jurors
Fans celebrating the Royals’ World Series championship early on Monday morning in the Power and Light District in Kansas City, Mo.
Jeb Bush unveiled a new slogan – Under Pressure to Stand Out, Jeb Bush Tries for Reset
Representative Paul D. Ryan speaking to the House of Representatives after being elected.
Before the Stump, Ben Carson Took the Stand as an Expert Witness
*In Religious Arbitration, Scripture Is the Rule of Law – Organizations can compel their customers and employees to resolve disputes in arbitration proceedings bound not by state or federal law, but by religious edict
E.P.A. Finds More VW Cheating Software, Including in a Porsche
Wall Street Sours on Whole Foods Market

4 NOVEMBER 2015

Rethinking the Neo-Con Threat
*Taiwan, China leaders to hold first meeting since end of civil war
*Dispute Over South China Sea Prompts Asian Officials to Cancel Joint Statement
Volcanic Ash Shuts Down Bali Airport
*Canada – Feminist Trudeau to Name Women to Half the Posts in New Cabinet
*Afghan Official: Woman Accused of Adultery Stoned to Death [by reportedly Taliban men]
Uber driver reportedly gets life sentence for rape on passenger in India
Explosive New Book: Vatican Sainthood Costs $550K
*Greece carries out first relocation of refugees, to Luxembourg
Ahmad Chalabi dies at 71; former Iraqi exile was leading advocate of 2003 war
Russian Plane Crash: Was An In Flight Explosion To Blame?
*US, Russia fighter pilots communicate directly over Syria in successful test …
Michelle Obama speaks on need for girls’ education worldwide
Internet firms must store usage data for 1 yr – UK surveillance bill
Britain’s Osborne to Germany: let’s do a deal on EU reform
*As morgue fills, aid group pledges more money for refugees in Greece [& legal passage across the Aegean]
UK – MPs warn Cameron off Syria strike vote
David Cameron mocked after poppy Photoshop fail
Sister pays tribute to British journalist held in Indonesia
Turkey Launches Airstrikes on Kurdish Militants in Northern Iraq
Overcrowded bus tilts, plunges down a hill in Nepal; at least 30 killed
China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks
Honda Drops Takata as U.S. Issues Huge Fine Over Airbags
*Death Penalty Foes Split Over Taking Issue to Supreme Court
China, Taiwan and a Meeting After 66 Years
*Flash Was Detected as Russian Jet Broke Apart, U.S. Military Officials Say
New Crop of Immigrants in Parliament Is Seen as Reflection of Canada
Obama Won’t Yield to Company’s Bid to Delay Keystone Pipeline Decision
*Rail Industry Had Safety Technology Decades Ago [saftey is just too expensive and cuts into profits]
As Transgender Students Make Gains, Schools Hesitate at Bathrooms
Matt Bevin, Republican, Wins Governor’s Race in Kentucky
Small Donors Are Clicking More With Democrats Than Republicans
*Houston Voters Reject Broad Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
Success Metrics Questioned in School Program Funded by Goldman
VW Discloses New Emissions Problem, Involving Carbon Dioxide
School vs. Society in America’s Failing Students
UN envoy to Syria meets with Russian minister
South Sudan cargo plane crashes
Marchers support rearming CAR’s army

5 NOVEMBER 2015

*Filling a Top Post, Netanyahu Reconsiders Nominee Who Insulted Obama
Netanyahu Quiets Deputy Who Said She Dreamed of Israeli Flag Over Jerusalem Holy SiteOCT. 27, 2015
NIGERIA – The cauldron boils again –  High-tension state elections, low oil prices and the end of the amnesty add to brewing troubles in the Niger Delta
*Russian plane crash: US officials say ISIS bomb may have brought down jet
Myanmar Election: What You Need to Know About Historic Vote
*Workers trapped in collapsed Pakistan factory plead for help on mobile phones
Taiwan leader says China meeting is for next generation, not an election gimmick
*Thousands protest against Romanian premier after 32 die in fire
India-born former soldier sworn in as Canada’s new defence minister
Pics: Forbes lists movers and shakers
*US, Amnesty Criticize Maldives State of Emergency
Syrian rebels capture town in west, rebels and monitor say
Xi Arrives to Woo Vietnam Comrades and Reverse Drift to U.S.
Yemen Cyclone Leaves Devastation
*Prosecutors mulling third trial for Alabama police officer
Seeds of Zanzibar Political Crisis Planted Long Ago – Don Planted Urbing
Francis’ Friends May Be Numbered in the Vatican — And the ‘Vatileaks’ Scandal …
Air Force Chief: Missiles Sent to Syria to Protect Russian Jets
First lady urges fathers worldwide to join ‘struggle’ for girls’ education
Bali airport reopens after hundreds of cancellations due to volcanic ash
UK unveils powers to spy on Web use, raising privacy fears
Obama reviewing various “options” to ease Cuban embargo
*Mexico Supreme Court takes step toward recreational pot use
Ruling in Mexico Sets Into Motion Legal Marijuana
Marco Rubio Confronts New Scrutiny Over Use of Party Credit Card
Britain, Concerned About Russian Crash, Halts Sinai Flights
A Wintry Sea Seems a Safer Bet Than Life at Home for Refugees
Justin Trudeau Is Sworn In as Prime Minister of Canada
Australia Deploys Sheepdogs to Help a Penguin Colony Back From the Brink
Officer’s Death Stuns Illinois Town a Second Time – Lt. Charles J. Gliniewicz of the Fox Lake Police Department in Illinois
Opponents of Houston Rights Measure Focused on Bathrooms, and Won
Lawsuit Accuses Missouri City of Fining Homeowners to Raise Revenue
Kentucky’s Next Governor, Matt Bevin, Rode In on Outsider Status
*Elder Bush Says His Son Was Served Badly by Aides [like Cheney, Rumsfeld & the neo-con men]
Highway Bill Debate Tests Paul Ryan’s Promise for a More Open House
Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis and the 1975 Law Complicating Matters
In Honda’s Rebuke of Takata, a Rare Move for Business Partners in Japan
December Interest Rate Increase Is ‘a Live Possibility,’ Janet Yellen Says

6 NOVEMBER 2015

*Egypt – Confusion reigns at Egyptian airport amid British evacuation
Meeting With Taiwan Reflects Limits of China’s Checkbook
Myanmar Vote Is Start of Fraught Political Process
China says US patrol in South China Sea harmed trust
Text of Trade Deal Released, Waving a Green Flag for the Debate
Chinese president calls for mutual trust with Vietnam
*Mudslides Swamp Brazilian Homes as BHP, Vale Dams Rupture
India – Here’s Why the Legislative Election in Bihar State Is Going to Be So Important …
German coalition agrees to speed up asylum process as influx hits record
Syrian insurgents may have used mustard gas in battle, watchdog says
Russian air strikes kill 42 in Islamic State-held Raqqa, Syria: monitor
*Afghan hospital attack: US strike was precise, Doctors Without Borders says
Romanian Protests Keep Strain as Ruling Party Softens Stance
Nepal PM flays Indian statement in Geneva
Million Mask March sees Anonymous protesters torch London police car
Obama concludes peace between Israelis, Palestinians unlikely during his term …
Syrian rebels recapture village in west: monitoring group
Spectacular shelf cloud rolls in over Sydney’s Bondi Beach
Security tightened sharply in Kashmir ahead of Modi’s visit
Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General
Ben Carson Appeals to Black Voters, but His Campaign Doesn’t, Yet
First President George Bush Swings at Son’s Aides, Rattling Clan
Red Tape Slows U.S. Help for Children Fleeing Central America
Aung San Suu Kyi Seems to Have Myanmar’s Countryside in Her Corner
Bomb Is ‘Possibility’ in Loss of Russian Jet Over Egypt, Obama Says
*Claims for Cryotherapy Treatment Get New Scrutiny After a Death
Human Cost Rises as Old Bridges, Dams and Roads Go Unrepaired
Legislators Could Upend Finance Laws in Wisconsin
House Passes $300 Billion Bill to Improve Roads and Bridges
Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee, in Blow to Their Campaigns, Are Cut From Main Debate Stage
Marco Rubio and Republican Party Seem Near a Turning Point
Adele’s Album Will Be Big. But Will It Be Streaming?
*A Cell Therapy Untested in Humans Saves a Baby With Cancer
*European Union Predicts Economic Gains From Influx of Migrants
SOMALIA – The who and the how of the presidency – Politicians gathered to agree how to choose the next president, while ISIS failed in a bid to take over Al Shabaab
UNHCR: Refugee influx through Turkey to continue for months
OPCW: Mustard gas used where Syrian rebels clashed with Islamic State
Violence escalates in Burundi’s capital
Envoy: Libyan parties need to support proposed unity government
UN chief in CAR asks for equipment for peacekeepers
Myanmar official defends country during Rights Council hearing
France will use border controls during UN climate meeting
Niger military strikes at Boko Haram
*Application Denied – President Obama Rejects The Keystone XL Pipeline [first time in history that a world leader has blocked a major infrastructure project because of its impact on climate]

7 NOVEMBRE 2015

*ISIS Operatives Boasted About Taking Down Russian Metrojet: US Officials
Sound of Dams Bursting in Brazil Sent Residents Running
*Blade of jihad: Extremists embrace the knife as tool of terror [Palestinian Sheikh Muhammad Salakh]
Moscow Needs An Exit Strategy for Its Syrian Quagmire
*Leaders of China, Taiwan to meet for first time in six decades
Syria: Rebels Used Mustard Gas
German coalition agrees to speed up asylum process as influx hits record
India – CBI gets custody of Chhota Rajan
Nepal border crackdown deepens constitutional standoff
*West Fears Burundi Is on Brink of Conflict
Juicy Vatican secrets are getting harder to keep, even under Pope Francis
UK – Million Mask march put officers’ lives at risk – police chief
Myanmar president says army, government will respect election results
*Second freak storm heads for Yemen, WMO says [“freak” may be the new “normal” in weather]
Singapore, China strengthen diplomatic ties with Xi’s visit
*Getting the U.S.-Israel Relationship Back on Track [with a proposed Israeli foreign minister who insults the American president]
Japan – Abe eyes further corporate tax cuts
Turkey Detains 20 IS Suspects Ahead of G-20 Summit
*Mexican Rights Agency Investigates 150 Bodies Found in Pits
Citing Climate Change, Obama Rejects Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
The Last Place on Earth With Ebola: Getting Guinea to Zero
Ben Carson Resists Challenges to the Life Story He Rode to Political Prominence
Putin Suspends Flights From Russia to Egypt Amid Security Fears
Meeting With Taiwan Reflects Limits of China’s Checkbook
*Netanyahu May Try to Mend Fences in First US Visit Since Iran Deal [given his recent moves, “mending fences” doesn’t seem to be what he’s doing at all]
*2 Louisiana Officers Charged With Second-Degree Murder in Killing of Boy, 6 [Jeremy Mardis]
Hundreds of Nude Photos Jolt Colorado School
Mormons Sharpen Stand Against Same-Sex Marriage
New Setback for Chris Christie Just as Hope Was High
*White House Is Irked Again by Comments About Police [debate on police scrutiny]
Ben Carson Turns Heat on Reporters in Feisty News Conference
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Strong Growth in Jobs May Encourage Fed to Raise Rates
Exxon Inquiry Both Mirrors and Contrasts With Tobacco Industry Case
Michael R. Bloomberg is spending over $10 million on ads against attorneys general who are suing the Obama administration over regulations on power plant emissions.

8 NOVEMBRE 2015

25 minutes to escape: Brazilian village destroyed in dam deluge
US patrol sought to avoid provocation, not reinforce China island claim: officials
*Russian millionaire found dead in Washington, DC hotel [an apparent heart attack, and both the CIA & the ex-KGB have “heart attack” weapons]
Saudi support to rebels slows Assad attacks: pro-Damascus sources
Taiwan’s president showed China’s what a real press conference looks like—and …
In Protesting Against Israel, Youth in Gaza Also Defy Hamas
Why juicy Vatican secrets are getting harder to keep, even under Pope Francis
*80,000 Russians stranded in Egypt after flights grounded
Exclusive: Chemical weapons used by fighters in Syria – sources
Myanmar elections will test if democracy gets a foothold
8.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Chile; no damage reported
UK – Ukip targets immigration fears in Oldham West and Royton byelection
Germany to accelerate process for asylum seekers
Death Toll Rises to 41 in Romanian Nightclub Fire
Prospect that bomb destroyed plane raises specter of expanding ISIS threat
Watch: Cruise ship passenger clings for life, falls overboard
India orders Greenpeace to shut down over fraud
*Irish women tweet details of their periods to PM in abortion row
Cuba’s Raul Castro visits Mexico to renew relations
Vietnam talks trust with China, invites Japanese warship
UAE chairman of Manchester City pressures UK to crack down on Muslim Brothers
As U.S. Escalates Air War on ISIS, Allies Slip Away
Mississippi Flag, a Rebel Holdout, Is in a New Fight
Real Estate Shell Companies Scheme to Defraud Owners Out of Their Homes
Gaps in Egyptian Airport Security Face Scrutiny After Crash
F.B.I. to Help Russia Investigate Plane Crash in Egypt
Cuban Revolutionaries Hope Their Legacy Won’t Fade Away
Police Chiefs, Looking to Diversify Forces, Face Structural Hurdles
A Colorado Town Unfamiliar With Attention Deals With a Flood of It
Judge Grants New Hearing for Adnan Syed in ‘Serial’ Case
China’s Winemakers Seek Their Own Napa Valley
Volkswagen May Offer Cash to Ease Owners’ Ire
A Hedge Fund Sales Pitch Casts a Spell on Public Pensions

9 NOVEMBER 2015

2 Americans and a South African Killed in Jordan Police Training Center
Myanmar – Myanmar Vote Has Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party Confident of Landslide
Obama, Netanyahu Set For First Meeting Since Iran Deal
Cameron Says Britain Seeks More Flexible European Union
APEC security more challenging compared to papal visit
Catalonia votes to start breakaway process from Spain
Unrest Reported at Australian Immigration Detention Camp
UNESCO Rejects Membership for Kosovo in Victory for Serbia
*Israel Says Palestinian Woman Shot Dead in Attempted Attack
Thai fortune teller second suspect to die in custody in royal insult probe
Second rare cyclone batters Yemen, kills one: official
Prosecutor Orders Egyptian Journalist Held in ‘False Information’ Case
India – Soul searching for Modi after crushing Bihar defeat
Pope: Finance scandal leak ‘a deplorable act’
In Bangladesh, 6 men get death sentences in torture, slayings of 2 boys
Carter: US Prepared to Do More in Syria
At a church in the Burundi capital , Bujumbura, people prayed for peace Sunday after a deadly overnight attack. Associated Press. Croat Parties Start Coalition Talks After Inconclusive Election
Confirmation of Attack on Russian Jet May Strengthen Putin’s Resolve in Syria
Four U.K. Departments Agree to Cuts as Osborne Swings the Ax
A photo of Eril Andrade in his family’s now-abandoned home in Linabuan Sur, the Philippines. Mr. Andrade died aboard a Taiwanese fishing vessel, and his body was returned to his family bruised, slashed and missing organs.
Obama and Netanyahu: A Story of Slights and Crossed Signals
G.O.P. Candidates, Lagging, Rely on New Hampshire to Get Close
Myanmar’s People Joyful in Voting, Even With Final Results Days Away
Months After Blasts in China, Rebuilding Tianjin Homes and Lives Is a Struggle
Consensus Grows for Bomb as Cause of Russian Jet Crash, Officials Say
No Justice, No Football on a Missouri Campus [L’Damian Washington case]
A Ferry Parked in Maine, Leaving No Wake but Debts
Donald Trump Questions Ben Carson’s Honesty, Despite Own Record
A Digital Team Is Helping Obama Find His Voice Online
Hillary Clinton Proposes More Research Into Medicinal Marijuana
A Texas Utility Offers a Nighttime Special: Free Electricity
E.P.A. Expands On-Road Emissions Testing
Bonus Pay on Wall Street Is Likely to Fall, a Report Says
Opinion: UN must see that women are included at the peace table
Parties await results of Myanmar’s first openly contested election
People want peace in South Sudan, but leaders give little hope
Investigators almost certain bomb caused Russian airplane to explode

10 NOVEMBER 2015

Gov’t trying to pull a fast one in Burma election?
Police officer kills 5 at training center in Jordan, including 2 Americans
David Cameron to Outline Strategy for British Membership in EU
Aquino pledges warm welcome for Xi Jinping despite sea row
Obama, Netanyahu at White House seek to mend US-Israel ties
Standoff Ends at Australian Immigration Detention Camp
India’s Sensex Extends Loss After Bihar Vote as Hindalco Drops
Indian group launches bid to reclaim Koh-i-Noor
Catalonia makes it official: They want out of Spain by 2017
South Africa – Zuma extends Diwali wishes
Second rare cyclone batters Yemen, kills one: official
Over 400000 Syrian Refugees In Turkey Aren’t Enrolled In School
Kosovo fails in bid to gain UNESCO membership
These Divers Just Found Out How Fast Great White Sharks Can Swim
Russian Artist Sets Fire to Spy Headquarters
The European Union will pay African countries to take back their economic migrants
North Korea runs short of ingredients for winter kimchi stores
Chad declares state of emergency in Boko Haram-hit region
Unbowed by criticism, UK’s Osborne announces new government cuts
Egypt Police Say Major ISIS Commander Killed in Cairo
University of Missouri President and Chancellor Step Aside Amid Protests
Russian Athletes Part of State-Sponsored Doping Program, Report Finds
*Myanmar Election Has Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party Confident of Landslide
An Island Refuge, Surrounded by Bloody Civil War, in South Sudan
Obama and Netanyahu Seek to Move Past Rift Over Iran Nuclear Deal
ISIS Ally in Egypt Emerges as Key Suspect in Russian Jet Crash
*Nearly a year after the Senate released a declassified summary of a report on the CIA’s secret prison program, the full document is the subject of battles in the courts and in Congress
Data on Benefits of Lower Blood Pressure Brings Clarity for Doctors and Patients
Use of Long-Acting Birth Control Methods Surges Among U.S. Women
Cuban Peers Dispute Ted Cruz’s Father’s Story of Fighting for Castro
Democratic Group Called iVote Pushes Automatic Voter Registration
Bush Allies Threaten Wave of Harsh Attacks on Rubio, an Ex-Mentee
Ackman Defends Pershing’s Valeant Losses and Digs at ‘Snide Comments’
Ackman’s Enigmatic Investment Philosophy
Shift to Lower-Carbon Energy Is Too Slow, Report Warns

11 NOVEMBER 2015

*China says up to Philippines to heal rift over South China Sea [in short, China can do no wrong and you’re the problem]
Russia Calls for a New Syrian Constitution in 18 Months
*Soldier Arrested Over Role In 1972 Bloody Sunday Massacre [opening an old and very bloody can of worms]
*Bangladesh hands top ULFA [United Liberation Front of Assam] leader [Anup Chetia] over to India
Slovenia Starts Building Border Fence to Control Migrant Flow
What is Diwali and what are the best ways to celebrate the 2015 festival in …
*The European Union on Wednesday approved guidelines for its member states to specially label products made in West Bank settlements, a move that has already been criticized by Israel as “disguised anti-Semitism” [something the US is very far from being capabile of doing]
Myanmar election: Suu Kyi to meet with President
Colombia is again the world’s top coca producer. Here’s why that’s a blow to …
*Israel Is in National Denial Regarding Its Opression of Palestinians – Haaretz
Welcome to Facebook, Taiwan poll candidate tells Chinese as posts flood in
Sony’s Betamax, long thought dead, officially gets last nail in its coffin
Egyptian military frees detained journalist hours before planned demonstrations
Helmut Schmidt dies at 96, ex-chancellor and elder statesman
Modi’s U.K. Trip to Mirror Xi’s, Minus the `Bowing and Scraping’
Fatal Jordan police compound shooting took place in canteen
*EU Offers African Nations $1.8 Billion to Address Migration
Australian leader reminded of criticism of Prince Charles, but now says he has …
Qatar Announces Its First Fatality in Saudi-Led War in Yemen
Japan, South Korea to Resolve Comfort Women Dispute Soon
In Republican Debate, Candidates Battle Sharply on Immigration
Attorney General Tells DraftKings and FanDuel to Stop Taking Entries in New York
Violent Loop Engulfs Youths in Jerusalem
Obama Turns to Diplomacy and Military in Syria, and Is Met With Doubts
Afghans Arriving in Germany Find the Welcome Is Wearing Thin
David Cameron Outlines Demands for Britain to Stay in E.U.
Large Companies Game H-1B Visa Program, Costing the U.S. Jobs
A Real Missouri ‘Concerned Student 1950’ Speaks, at Age 89
Korean War Memorial Group Finds More Aid in Korea Than in U.S.
Chris Christie Saves All His Shots for Clinton in G.O.P. Undercard Debate
Obama to Appeal Immigration Ruling to Supreme Court
Even as House Speaker, Paul Ryan Sleeps in His Office
India Is Caught in a Climate Change Quandary
United-Delta Deal at Newark Opposed by Justice Department
Prosecutors Announce More Charges in JPMorgan Cyberattack
UN’s de Mistura: Upcoming talks must move Syrian peace talks forward
Ban calls for “swift action” following killing of UN peacekeeper in CAR
Clash in Libya between government and militants kills 16
FARC leader says he banned weapons purchases

12 NOVEMBER 2015

Kurds, Backed by US Air Power, Try to Regain Sinjar From ISIS
Sweden Defends Reintroducing Border Controls Amid Refugee Crisis
Greece Disrupted by First General Strike Under Syriza-Led Government
Rouhani says US-Iran ties could be restored but US must apologize
*Undercover Israeli troops raid hospital, kill Palestinian
Catalan Lawmakers Meet for Vote on Secession President
Authors call on David Cameron to bring up free speech during Indian PM’s visit
Afghans Protest IS Brutality
Malcolm Turnbull of Australia and Joko Widodo of Indonesia Seek to Mend Ties
16 ISIS-Linked Suspects Held in Europe-Wide Sweep: Italy Officials
40 students fall ill at school in England
‘They’re just worried you might steal something’: How an Australian Apple …
Indonesian VP Kalla, Trade Minister Lembong to attend APEC summit amid Widodo …
Leaked Emirati Emails Could Threaten Peace Talks in Libya
South Korea’s Top Court Upholds Life Term for Captain in Ferry Sinking
Taiwan and China: a handshake more symbolic than constructive?
UN expected to adopt resolution to end violence in Burundi
Royal visit: Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall dine with jockey Michelle …
Vatican Puts 2 Reporters Under Investigation in Leaks Probe
*Germany reported to be spying on U.S., others after Merkel’s outrage
Life After ISIS and Assad: A Journey in a Free Syria
G.O.P. Fight Now a Battle Over What Defines a Conservative
*EU Move to Label Israeli Settlement Goods Strains Ties
Kurds and U.S. Open Offensive to Cut ISIS Supply Route
Nephews of Venezuela’s First Lady Face Drug Charges
Europe Banks on Incentives and Persuasion to Keep Migrants Home
*At University of Missouri, Black Students See a Campus Riven by Race
*Racial Discrimination Protests Ignite at Colleges Across the U.S.
Saying Goodbye a Little Longer as Seattle Scrapes Off Its Gum Wall
Promised Bipartisanship, Obama Adviser Found Disappointment
Republican Voters Slowly Begin to Rally Around Candidates
A Bit of Housekeeping Removes a Confederate Flag in a U.S. Capitol Building
Anheuser-Busch InBev Completes Agreement for SABMiller
Singles Day in China Draws New Suitors: Foreign Sellers
*Volkswagen Scandal Highlights Europe’s Loose Auto Rules

13 NOVEMBER 2015

Outcome of Airstrike Targeting ‘Jihadi John’ Is Unknown, Kerry and Cameron Say
Irak – Sinjar has been liberated from ISIS, Kurds say
Aung San Suu Kyi’s party wins an historic majority in Myanmar parliament
Bodies of 7 babies found in German apartment, police say
US bombers flew near China-built islands in South China Sea: Pentagon
Beirut suicide bombings kill 43; suspect claims ISIS sent attackers
ISIS ‘Releases New Video’ Threatening Russia
Indian PM Modi meeting queen on 2nd day of UK visit
South Korea’s Park urges Japan’s Abe to resolve ‘comfort women’ issue
EU gives green light to German, Swedish temporary border checks
Burundi opposition wants UN to send peacekeepers quickly
Where to spend the APEC long weekend
Former British Prime Minister Blair launches private initiative to promote …
Perilous Job: Aide to North Korea’s Kim
*British woman jailed for 8 years after wearing fake penis and pretending to be …
Britain commits 275 million pounds to help Turkey handle refugees
Australia’s Treatment of Desperate Refugees Will Make it a Pariah Nation
Skateboarding Otto the bulldog sets Guinness World Record for ‘Longest …
Nigerian Troops Kills 11 Boko Haram Insurgents in Northeast
*Kurds Retake Strategic Highway in Iraq’s North From ISIS
Uterus Transplants May Soon Help Some Infertile Women in the U.S. Become Pregnant
In Obama Era, G.O.P. Bolsters Grip in the States
*Palestinian Dies as Undercover Israelis Raid a Hospital
ISIS Claims Responsibility for Blasts That Killed Dozens in Beirut
U.S. Steps Up Its Attacks on ISIS-Controlled Oil Fields in Syria
Amid Unrest in Missouri, University System Picks Michael Middleton as Interim Chief
Federal Appeals Panel Overturns Anti-Death Penalty Ruling in California
75 Years After Steinbeck Sailed, a Boat Is Readied to Go Back to Sea
G.O.P. Candidates Target Immigration Policy as Litmus Test in Presidential Race
Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Is Seen as More Likely Than Bernie Sanders to Be Effective
Senate Rules Entangle Bid to Repeal Health Care Law
At Aeroflot, It’s Patriotism Over Profits as Russia Pressures Industry
Volkswagen, Offering Amnesty, Asks Workers to Come Forward on Emissions Cheating
Huge Valeant Stake Exposes Rift at Sequoia Fund
Unicef calls on South Sudan to demobilize child soldiers
Ban commends Myanmar for peaceful election
Group contends Kenyan troops are aiding smuggling in Somalia
Lebanese leader calls emergency meeting after suicide attack kills 44
*PAKISTAN SUPPORTED, TRAINED TERROR GROUPS: PERVEZ MUSHARRAF
*THE PENTAGON’S MISSIONARY SPIES – US Military used Christian NGO as front for North Korea espionage
*GERMANY: NEW CASE OF NSA SPYING – Germany probes suspected new case of US spying: report
*THE FRAYING US-ISRAEL TIES – Spy vs. Spy: Inside the Fraying U.S.-Israel Ties – Distrust set allies to snoop on each other after split over Iran nuclear deal; each kept secrets
*Afghanistan – DCGS DOWN DURING HOSPITAL ATTACK – Army intelligence system said down during hospital attack

14 NOVEMBER 2015

*String of Paris terrorist attacks leaves over 120 dead
*Burundi opposition asks UN to send peacekeepers quickly
Germany – Bodies of eight babies found in apartment
US Expects to Have Limited Role in Egypt Crash Probe
Philippine Forces on Alert, Assure APEC Summit’s Safety
#StrandedInUS: Americans Open Homes to Strangers Stuck After Paris Attacks
A year of terror for France: Timeline of attacks
USGS: Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes southwest of Japan
Kurdish capture of Sinjar just a start on beating Islamic State
Aung San Suu Kyi’s challenge in Myanmar will be complicated by her own legacy
President Park pressuring Abe toward quicker “decision” on comfort women issue
Syria’s Refugee Crisis Is Now a European Emergency
Catalan separatists would win majority of votes if new election held: poll
Iraq: Suicide Bomb and Road Blast Kill 26 in Baghdad
In Hosting G-20, Turkey Strives to Bolster Its Status
No more fuss about free navigation in South China Sea
Pistorius Reports at Police Station for Community Service
“The Demands of David Cameron to Reform the European Union could cause problem …
Diplomats Gather in Vienna for Syria Talks
Prince William and Duchess Kate will visit India in spring
*Paris Attacks Kill More Than 100, Police Say; Border Controls Tightened – Terrorists shot numerous people and took others hostage at The Bataclan concert hall.
Paris Terror Attacks Leave Awful Realization: Another Massacre
‘Scene of Carnage’ Inside Sold-Out Paris Concert Hall
Obama on the Paris Attacks – President Obama called the attacks “an outrageous attempt to terrorize civilians.”
Pentagon Says ‘Jihadi John’ Was Probably Killed in Airstrike
End of China’s One-Child Policy Stings Its ‘Loneliest Generation’
In Hosting G-20, Turkey Strives to Bolster Its Status
Supreme Court to Hear Texas Abortion Law Case
Utah Judge Drops Order on Lesbians’ Foster Child
Prosecutors Weigh Teenage Sexting: Folly or Felony?
Some See Attacks by Donald Trump as Start of His Downfall
Bernie Sanders’s Debate Strategy: Attack Hillary Clinton, if Asked
Sharpening Attacks on Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Urges New Immigration Limits
New Rules Make Companies Do More to Police Imported Food
An Oil-Soaked Globe as Production Keeps Climbing and Demand Falls
Defamation Suits Against Cosby Point to Peril of Belittling Accusers

15 NOVEMBER 2015

*French officials: Manhunt in Europe for at least 1 suspect ‘directly involved …
*US airstrike in Libya kills ISIS leader
*Seven people detained in Belgium for Paris massacre as world leaders call for …
Obama, Putin Huddle on Sidelines of G-20 Summit
Associate of SoCal Band Eagles of Death Metal, Cal State Student Are Among 129 …
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi meets parliament boss ahead of key house session
The Latest: German official: Don’t link terrorism, refugees
People Around the Globe Show Their Solidarity With Paris
Paris Attacks: Celebrities Worldwide React on Social Media
Traveling To Paris After Attacks: Expect Delays And Disruptions As Tension …
10 killed after French high-speed train derails and crashes into canal
UK police arrest Frenchman after firearm found at Gatwick Airport
Israel arrests Palestinian suspect in killing of 2 Israelis
Security forces kill 4 ISIS members, detain 13 in southeast Turkey
Landslide in China kills 21 with 16 still missing
Germany Probes Paris Link After Arrest of Man Smuggling Arms
Russia says Jordan to coordinate Syria list of terrorist groups
Lassana Diarra confirms cousin was killed in Paris terror attacks
Netanyahu Says Radical Islam Spurred Paris Attacks: ‘The Time Has Come for the …
British cities light up in support of grieving Paris
*Three Teams of Coordinated Attackers Carried Out Assault on Paris, Officials Say; Hollande Blames ISIS
France Confronts ‘Absolute Barbarity’
NYT By ANDREW HIGGINS and MILAN SCHREUER
*Strategy Shift for ISIS: Inflicting Terror in Distant Lands
Paris Terror Attacks May Prompt More Aggressive U.S. Strategy on ISIS
Paris Gunmen Single Out François Hollande, and Leave Him With Few Palatable Responses
Parisians Fear Terror Attacks Will Divide, Not Unite, the City
Immigration Sanctuary Ban Creates Uncertainty in North Carolina
Many Say High Deductibles Make Their Health Law Insurance All but Useless
France Attacks to Dominate Agenda at G-20 Conference in Turkey
Marco Rubio’s History on Immigration Leaves Conservatives Distrustful of Shift
Rivals at Democratic Debate Attack Hillary Clinton
Republican Candidates Urge Aggressive Response After Paris Attacks
Saks Is Shaking Off Retail Gloom With a Fifth Avenue Face-Lift
A Tax-Cutting Move That Pfizer Can Hardly Resist
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FRONT PAGE – ISIS WAR, ATTACKS IN ISRAEL, US COPS, AFGHAN WAR, KUNDUZ HOSPITAL RAZED
Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 658, 31 October 2015
WORLD MEDIA – SYNTHESIS & MOST NOTEWORTHY ENTRY TITLES BY TOPIC FROM 1 TO 31 OCTOBER 2015

The leading topics of October 2015 were: MIDDLE EAST (34X) US Waiting Out Putin’s Moves, but Find Common Goals in Syria; ISRAEL/PALESTINE (32X) Netanyahu Gets the Holocaust Wrong, US “neutral” on Palestinian attacks; ASIA (27X) US Trade Deal, Chinese Claims, Indian Intollerance; US COPS (24X) Black Shootings, Slamming Student & Other Excesses; US POLITICS (20X) Obama Gets Budget Deal & Ryan Gets House Gavel; PAKISTAN/AFGHANISTAN (16X) Kunduz Retaken, US Implies Pak Nuclear Cheating & Terrorist Involvement; AFRICA (14X) Nepotism, Atrocities but Nobel for Tunisia; US MILITARY (11X) Kunduz Hospital Razed for a Single Suspected Spy; EU MIGRANTS (9X) Less News but Worse Still Expected; US GUN POLICY (8X) Shootings in Oregon, Tennessee but Major Legal Victory; WESTERN EUROPE (6X) Awaiting Right-Wing Election Victories; ECONOMICS (5X) Uber, Volkswagen, Starbucks & Fiat; US NSA (4X) Snowden & Assange Back in the News; DIVERS; CIA; LATIN AMERICA.

September’s leading topics were: MIGRANTS (36X) Migrant Chaos Mounts While Divided Europe Stumbles for Response, No End is Sight; MIDDLE EAST (30X) ISIS Defectors Reveal Disillusionment, Russia begins air strikes in Syria; US POLITICS (26X) Democrats Hand Victory to Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal; PAKISTAN/AFGHANISTAN (16X) Threat from terror groups continues to emanate from Pakistan, Taliban Fighters Capture Kunduz; US COPS (16X) Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray’s Death, Handcuffed for Making Clock; ISRAEL/PALESTINE (15X) Open-fire orders on those throwing rocks, Gaza uninhabitable by 2020, Palestinian Flag at UN; WESTERN EUROPE (14X) VW Is Said to Cheat, Catalans Vote, Jeremy Corbyn; ASIA (11X) US and China Seek Arms Deal for Cyberspace, Japan’s “normal” military; US SPYING (6X) Cellphone Tracking, Facebook Data; AFRICA (6X) Burkina Faso Military Coup; LATIN AMERICA (5X) Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia; US MILITARY (3X); TECH (2X); ENVIRONMENT (2X); EASTERN EUROPE (1X)

In August, the leading topics were: MIGRANTS (25X); ISRAEL (23X); US COPS (21X); PAKISTAN/AFGHANISTAN/INDIA (18X); MIDDLE EAST (17X); ASIA (17X); US POLITICS (14X); AFRICA (10X); ECONOMICS (9X); IRAN DEAL (7X); JIHADISTS (6X); USA GUNS (5X); ENVIRONMENT (5X); NSA SPYING (4X); WORLD (4X); EASTERN EUROPE (3X); WESTERN EUROPE (2X); LATIN AMERICA (1X)

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 658, 31 October 2015
ALL NOTEWORTHY ARTICLE TITLES BY TOPIC, N. 658, 31 October 2015

MIDDLE EAST (34X) US Waiting Out Putin’s Moves, but Find Common Goals in Syria
01 *CIA-backed rebels, civilians reportedly targeted by Russian airstrikes in Syria
05 *NATO warns Russia over airspace violations as Syria airstrikes widen
06 *Russian “volunteers” likely to fight with Assad’s troops
07 *AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers
07 *Kurdish militants ram car bomb into Turkish gendarmes post: army
07 *Russian jets ‘intercept’ [closely approached] US predator drones over Syria, officials say
07 *US calls Russian military plan for Syria “tragically flawed”
07 *What an ISIS Chemical Strike Did to One Syrian Family
08 *Russian Cruise Missiles Help Syrians Go on the Offensive
08 *Syrian forces begin ground offensive backed by Russia air and sea power
08 *US plane in Syria forced to avoid Russian aircraft [the unheard of sharing the skies of a war zone with Russia]
09 *UN announces national unity government for Libya, but now 2 sides, Libyans …
09 *Wary of Escalation in Syria, US Is Waiting Out Putin’s Moves [waiting for a Russian move has usually been a poor option]
10 *Obama Administration Ends Effort to Train Syrians to Combat ISIS
10 *Turkish PM Says Deadly Attacks Likely Were Suicide Bombings
11 *Explosions During Peace Rally in Ankara, Turkey’s Capital, Kill Scores
11 *Turkey mourns bomb blast victims, seeks to identify attackers
12 *Iran test-fires new generation long-range ballistic missiles, state media report
12 *Putin: Russia’s campaign in Syria aims to stabilize al-Assad government
13 *Islamic State is prime suspect in Turkey bombing, as protests erupt
13 *Syria troops advance under Russian air cover
13 *US-Made Weaponry Is Turning Syrian Conflict Into Proxy War With Russia
14 *ISIS Second-in-Command Killed in US Airstrike [Abu Mutaz Qurashi or Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali]
15 *New tally shows at least 1621 killed in Saudi hajj tragedy [Saudi authorities seem to have trouble counting the dead faithful]
18 *Hundreds of Sudanese Troops Join Saudi-Led Campaign in Yemen [so the Saudis can’t seem to make it by themselves]
19 *Top al Qaeda leader Sanafi al-Nasr killed in US airstrike, Pentagon says
23 *Vladimir Putin accuses US of backing terrorism in Middle East [does that include far-right Israeli governments]
24 *US and Russia Find Common Goals on Syria, if Not on Assad
27 *Saudi prince held after seizure of two tons of amphetamines at Beirut airport [according to Sharia Islamic law, shouldn’t his hand or head be cut off]
28 *In first, Turkey fires at US-allied Kurds in Syria
28 *Iran Is Invited to Join US, Russia and Europe for Talks on Syria’s Future
29 *After a US Shift, Iran Has a Seat at Talks on War in Syria [so it was the US that changed position and not other nations]
29 *Iran to take a seat among world powers for Syria talks
31 *Obama Sends Special Operations Forces to Help Fight ISIS in Syria

ISRAEL/PALESTINE (32X) Netanyahu Gets the Holocaust Wrong, US “neutral” on Palestinian attacks
01 *Christian evangelicals in Jerusalem show love for Israel
01 *Palestinian leader disavows agreements signed with Israel
04 *Spike in Palestinian Attacks Raise Fears of Another Intifada
07 *Fears of New Intifada Accompany Surge in Mideast Violence
08 *Spiral of violence between Israelis and Palestinians spreads
09 *Netanyahu Bars Politicians From Holy Site in Jerusalem
10 *At least 7 people reported killed, 90 injured in Israel-Palestinian violence
10 *Israeli Soldiers Kill 6 Palestinians in Gaza as West Bank Unrest Grows
11 *Israeli Strike in Gaza Kills Palestinian Woman, Child as Violence Continues
13 *Stabbings, and Deadly Responses, Add to Israel’s Security Challenge
13 *White House neutral on Palestinian terror attacks on Israelis
14 *Israel authorizes sealing off East Jerusalem areas in bid to quell violence
14 *Leaderless Palestinian Youth, Inspired by Social Media, Drive a Rise in Violence
15 *Jerusalem Grows More Grim and Polarized With Clampdown
16 *Conflicting Accounts of Jerusalem Strife Surround a Wounded Arab Boy
16 *Dozens dead in Israeli-Palestinian violence, as UN Security Council convenes
17 *Israel suspends Israeli-Palestinian encounters on the pitch
17 *The Latest: Israelis kill 2 alleged Palestinian stabbers
18 *East Jerusalem, Bubbling Over With Despair
18 *Israel – Military removes Jewish worshipers from Joseph’s Tomb [who illegally entered the West Bank site]
19 *Israel, US signal security ties back on track after Iran feud [so the Iran deal wasn’t the “end of the world” Mossad was predicting]
19 *Israeli Soldier Is Killed in Attack by Palestinian
19 *Violence Escalates In Jerusalem And West Bank
20 *Fatal beating of Eritrean prompts soul-searching in Israel [has Israel imported KKK-style lynching from the USA]
22 *Netanyahu Denounced for Saying Palestinian Inspired Holocaust [it just shows how extremist Israeli politics have become]
23 *UN Move for Resolution to End Israeli-Palestinian Violence
27 *Palestinian leader seeks EU help to ease crisis with Israel [nobody trust the US anymore concerning Israel]
28 *Israel Orders Radical Islamic Preacher to Prison for Inciting Violence
28 *That’ll teach you! UK educators launch academic boycott of Israel
30 *Palestinian Uprising Shifts to West Bank City of Hebron
31 *Netanyahu Retracts Assertion That Palestinian Inspired Holocaust

ASIA (27X) US Trade Deal, Chinese Claims, Indian Intollerance
01 *Another blast hits Chinese city where explosions killed 7
06 *Japanese leader hails trade deal, saying it will boost economy and entire region
06 *Mob killing of Indian Muslim over beef rumor sparks online backlash
06 *Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached
08 *Kim Jong-un insists inherited rule best for a socialist state
09 *Southeast Asia, Choking on Haze, Struggles for a Solution
10 *Hundreds of thousands protest in Berlin against EU-US trade deal
11 *China-backed trade pact playing catch-up after US-led TPP deal
13 *China – Tianjin Explosion: Blast In Warehouse Illegally Storing Chemicals [Again]
13 *China Sentences Two [with ties to fallen security czar Zhou Yongkang] in Corruption Fight
15 *India – PM Modi calls beef killing “unwelcome” as intolerance concerns grow [but Modi’s political career has been constructed on Hinu nationalism, so there’s a “tolerance” problem]
16 *Malaysia arrests man for hacking US security data to supply targets for [Islamic State]
17 *Chinese general says will never recklessly resort to force in South China Sea
17 *India – Congress slams, BJP disowns Manohar Lal Khattar’s ‘quit beef’ remark [tolerance isn’t making much progress in India]
18 *India, US and Japan hold naval exercises under China’s gaze
18 *Police arrest 2 teens in rape of [two-year-old girl] toddler in Indian capital [yes, sex is a problem in India]
20 *Australian tourist harassed in India over tattoo [of the fertility goddess Yellama, shows that tolerance in India is a long way off]
20 *Indian trucker was killed over rumor that he was carrying beef
23 *India – Bollywood celebrities slam intolerance towards Pakistanis [or Muslims living in India]
27 *Challenging Chinese Claims, U.S. Sends Warship Near Artificial Island Chain
27 *China says it warned and tracked US warship in South China Sea
28 *China “extremely dissatisfied,” as its neighbors thank US
29 *Australia Paid People Smugglers to Tow Away Migrant Boats, Finds Amnesty …
29 *China Signs $17 Billion Deal to Buy 130 Airbus Planes
29 *US, Chinese navy chiefs to discuss South China Sea on Thursday
30 *China Ends One-Child Policy, Allowing Families Two Children
31 *China faces mounting pressure over maritime claims

US COPS (24X) Black Shootings, Slamming Student & Other Excesses
01 *Senior Secret Service Official Proposed Embarrassing a Critic in Congress
04 *Police Agencies Defy Critics and Show ‘In God We Trust’
07 *US to Release 6,000 Inmates From Prisons
09 *USA – Delays as Death-Penalty States Scramble for Execution Drugs
11 *Tamir Rice, 12, was killed [carrying a top gun] – 2 Outside Reviews Say Cleveland Officer Acted Reasonably in Shooting Tamir Rice, 12 [here “outside” only means two other law enforcement agents, and of course a 12-year-old is too small to shoot only to wound in the legs or arms, so it’s head or body shots and you’re dead]
11 *USA / FBI – Spying Case Against US Envoy [to Pakistan, Robin L. Raphel] Is Falling Apart, and Following a Pattern
12 *Relatives of Black Man Shot by Off-Duty Officer in Texas Question Police Actions
12 *Two Reviews of Tamir Rice Shooting in Cleveland Are Seen as Shielding Police
13 *Confrontation With Black Partygoers Leads to Gang Charges for White Group [“Respect the Flag”, or has the KKK changed garb]
14 *Texas Cop Chokes 14-Year Old Student ‘For His Safety’
17 *2 Cops Tortured A Young Black Man In A Holding Cell Until He Died – They Were Just Acquitted
18 *Police Killings of Blacks: Here Is What the Data Say
20 *For Offenders Who Can’t Pay, It’s a Pint of Blood or Jail Time
21 *Police Leaders Join Call to Cut Prison Rosters
21 *St. Louis Officials Believe Arsons at 6 Black Churches Are Linked
24 *FBI Chief Links Scrutiny of Police With Rise in Violent Crime [the FBI just doesn’t seem able to forget it lost a class action law suit to its own black FBI agents]
25 *The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black
27 *Negative publicity reduces police motivation but does not result in depolicing
27 *White House Disagrees With FBI Chief on Scrutiny [of police activity] as a Cause of Crime
28 *‘Officer Slam’ To Be Fired After Video Shows Him Flipping And Dragging Teenage Girl [for using her phone in class]
28 *Race and Discipline in Spotlight After South Carolina Officer Drags Student
28 *Sheriff Says Teenage Girl Who Was Slammed By Cop Started It, ‘Needs To Be Held Responsible’
29 *Rough Student Arrest Puts Spotlight on School Police – The line between security in the schools and discipline has been blurred by the presence of thousands of officers, experts say
31 *In Heroin Crisis, White Families Seek Gentler War on Drugs

US POLITICS (20X) Obama Gets Budget Deal & Ryan Gets House Gavel
01 *Hillary Clinton Camp Is Making Moves to Check Joe Biden
02 *Government Set to Default Weeks Earlier Than Forecast
03 *Jeb Bush’s Remarks About Blacks Echo a Showdown He Faced as Governor
03 *Path to Speaker’s Gavel Winds Through Gantlet of Far Right’s Demands
09 *McCarthy Withdraws From Speaker’s Race, Putting House in Chaos [now the “Johnny rebels” have the hot potato to deal with]
09 *Reclusive Media Mogul [Jerrold Perenchio] Stands Firmly in Carly Fiorina’s Corner
10 *Desperate GOP Appeals to Ryan on Speaker’s Job
11 *California Law Will Automatically Register Drivers to Vote [but what about “undocumented workers” who also have driver’s licenses]
11 *Just 158 families have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House
13 *Latest Unease on Right: Ryan Is Too Far Left [Wow, unbelievable]
16 *[Fox] News ‘Terrorism Expert’ Who Was Just Arrested For Fraud
21 *Trudeau to Obama: Canada to pull out of bombing campaign against ISIS
24 *’Fire Paul Ryan’? Rebel PACs Hit Republicans, and It Pays [Republicans Attacking Republicans]
24 *Texas Orders Health Clinics to Turn Over Patient Data
24 *Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Limiting Political Corruption Inquiries
27 *Congress and White House Reach Tentative Budget Deal
28 *A Budget Deal Promising Peace Is Rooted in Modest Goals
29 *Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against Abolishing the Death Penalty
29 *House Approves Budget, Providing ‘Clean’ Exit That John Boehner Sought [and a major defeat for the GOP far-right]
31 *GOP Eyes Kentucky Governorship, but Candidate [Matt Bevin] Is Making the Party Sweat

PAKISTAN/AFGHANISTAN (16X) Kunduz Retaken, US Implies Pak Nuclear Cheating & Terrorist Involvement
01 *Afghan troops say Kunduz retaken; Taliban claim they’re pushing back
01 *Pakistan – Proofs of Indian interference to be handed over to UN chief: PM [just wait and see since this may just be the same old Pakistan again]
02 *Afghan Forces Rally in Kunduz, but Fight Is Far From Decided
03 *Why Kunduz Is Critical to the Taliban
06 *Afghan Forces Report Progress in Kunduz as Taliban Press Other Fronts
07 *Pakistani High Court Backs Death Sentence in Blasphemy Slaying
07 *Taliban Gain Advantage in Tug of War in Kunduz
14 *Afghan ISIS Branch Makes Inroads in Battle Against Taliban
14 *Taliban End Takeover of Kunduz After 15 Days
16 *US, Pakistan Discuss Nuclear Weapons Program
18 *Pakistan Unlikely to Play by Rules for Civil N-Deal with US: Experts [finally, “official” US recognition that Pakistan is cheating]
19 *The Pakistani Military Has Tightened Its Control of the Country’s Security Policy [when did the military ever “relinquish” its control of the ISI or “security policy”]
21 *Taliban Kill at Least 22 Afghan Police Officers
23 *Obama urges Pakistan to avoid raising nuclear tensions with new weapons
27 *Taliban urge rescuers ‘not to hold back’ in Afghan quake relief effort [but was there any guarantee of security for aid workers, including women]
29 *India says top LeT [Pakistani supported Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba] militant Abu Qasim killed in Kashmir [bad news for Pakistan’s “effort” to reign in jihadists]

AFRICA (14X) Nepotism, Atrocities but Nobel for Tunisia
09 *No limits? Rwandan ruling shows how African leaders can stay in power [perhaps another “president for life”]
09 *Tunisian peace-building coalition wins Nobel Peace Prize
10 *Nobel Peace Prize Is Awarded to National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia
11 *5 Suicide Bombings Target Chad, Killing at Least 36 People
12 *ANC Wants South Africa Out of International Criminal Court
12 *Nigeria’s Military Says it is Closing in on Boko Haram
14 *Triple suicide bombing blamed on Boko Haram kills 7 in Nigeria’s northeast [Boko Haram has reached the point of diminishing returns]
16 *A testimony to failed autocracies: Eritrean soccer team defects
17 *Another Cecil: German hunter pays $60,000, kills biggest elephant in Zimbabwe [Mugabe selling off his wildlife to highest foreign bidder]
22 *Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe wins China’s version of the Nobel Peace Prize
23 *Is Grace Mugabe Campaigning to Become Zimbabwe’s Next President? [“president for life” can become nepotism as in North Korea]
27 *Lion Population in Africa Likely to Fall by Half, Study Finds
27 *South African Student Protests Rattle Zuma’s Ruling ANC Party
28 *African Union commission cites atrocities by both sides in South Sudan’s civil war [but the opposition is rather happy with the report, but not the government]

US MILITARY (11X) Kunduz Hospital Razed for a Single Suspected Spy
04 *[US] Air strike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan
04 *US’ Billions Fail to Sustain Foreign Forces
05 *Civilians ‘accidentally struck’ in Afghan hospital bombing, US commander says
06 *US General Says Afghans Requested Airstrike That Hit Kunduz Hospital
07 *Doctors Without Borders: Kunduz strike an ‘attack on the Geneva Conventions’
07 *General Is Said to Think Afghan Hospital Airstrike Broke US Rules
08 *Obama Issues Rare Apology Over Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Hospital in [Kunduz, Afghanistan]
10 *Pentagon plans major shift in effort to counter the Islamic State in Syria
11 *US [the Pentagon] to issue ‘condolence payments’ to families of victims of Afghan hospital …
12 *Doctors Without Borders Ignored Geneva Rules Before US Air Attack [no flags on the rooftop, so bomb ’em]
16 *US Analysts Knew Afghan Site Hit By Air Attack Was A Hospital [so suspicion of the presence of a single spy can “justify” razing a hospital]

EU MIGRANTS (9X) Less News but Worse Still Expected
06 *Turkey says 3 million more may leave Syria
07 *EU Launches Anti-Human Trafficking Push
08 *EU Naval Forces Are Ready to Hunt Down Human Traffickers in the Mediterranean
09 *EU gets tough on expelling migrants, talks to neighbors
14 *Migrants may give Europe’s economy a new lease of life
18 *Slovenia swamped by wave of thousands of migrants
19 *Merkel Links Turkey’s EU Hopes to Stemming Flow of Refugees
26 *Balkan, EU leaders agree to coordinate on migrants
28 *Balkans Reel as Number of Migrants Hits Record

US GUN POLICY (8X) Shootings in Oregon, Tennessee but Major Legal Victory
02 *Oregon Shooting at Umpqua College Kills 10, Sheriff Says
03 *Chris Harper-Mercer was identified as the gunman who opened fire on Thursday at a community college campus in Oregon.
03 *Obama Rebukes Bush on ‘Stuff Happens’ Reaction to Oregon Shootings
06 *Tennessee Boy, 11, Charged With Killing Girl After Argument Over Puppies
09 *USA – Rampage Killings Linger in Memory, but Toll of Gun Violence Is Constant
10 *A gunman at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, shot four people outside a dormitory – Campus Shootings in Texas and Arizona Kill 2 Students and Wound 4
10 *Obama Consoles Families in Oregon Amid 2 More Campus Shootings
14 *Gun Industry Loses Major Court Battle, Ordered To Pay Millions [to two cops wounded by an illegally sold gun]

WESTERN EUROPE (6X) Awaiting Right-Wing Election Victories
05 *UK – Father Defends 21-Year-Old Babysitter Who Had Sex With His 11-Year-Old Son …
06 *Data Transfer Pact Between US and Europe Is Ruled Invalid
11 *Hundreds of thousands protest in Berlin against EU-US trade deal
12 *Witchcraft, Exorcism Cases Up In UK [in hard times, which means “austerity”, it’s either UFOs, “witchcraft” or mass murders]
14 *EU Lawmaker From Hungary Faces Immunity Vote in Russia Spy Case
26 *Right-Wing Party Roars Back in Polish Elections

ECONOMICS (5X) Uber, Volkswagen, Starbucks & Fiat
15 *Uber Lawsuit Will Put Us Back in Taxicab Hell [probably because there’s no acceptable public transportation in your country]
16 *Volkswagen to Recall 8.5 Million Vehicles in Europe
17 *UK High Court Rules In Uber’s Favor On Taximeter Dispute
22 *EU Orders 2 Nations to Recover Taxes From Starbucks and Fiat
15 *Wild bear shot after running amok in Russia’s Far East [in a shopping mall]

US NSA (4X) Snowden & Assange Back in the News
01 *Epic Troll Defends Edward Scissorhands In Segment On Edward Snowden
01 *Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA
06 *UK spies can hack smartphones: Edward Snowden
13 *London [“cash-strapped”] police call off guard at Assange’s Ecuador embassy bolt-hole

DIVERS
12 *Child Marriage an Issue on International Day of the Girl Child
20 *The UN Has Not Officially Backed a Paper Calling for the Global [decriminalization of all narcotics used for personal consumption]
21 *San Francisco May Let Bicyclists Yield at Stop Signs
est 27 *Before Syria, Russia struggled to land air strikes on target [so Syria is a useful firing range]

CIA
28 *[CIA] OPEN SOURCE CENTER BECOMES OPEN SOURCE ENTERPRISE – The DNI Open Source Center has been redesignated the Open Source Enterprise and incorporated in CIA’s new Directorate of Digital Innovation [is the list of “open sources” still a secret]
31 *Shaker Aamer Is Released From Guantanamo Prison After 13 Years

LATIN AMERICA
28 *UN condemns US embargo on Cuba [for the 24th year]

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“Intelligence, Secrecy & Power”, N. 658, 31 October 2015

Intelligence, Secrecy & Power                                                                 ISSN 1245-2122
N. 658, 31 October 2015                                                                                      10 euros
Every Month                                                                                                        Full issue
Next issue, 30 November 2015

Publishing since 1980

Editor
Olivier Schmidt
Email: intelligence-adi@wanadoo.fr
Gmail+: intelligenceadi@gmail.com
Blog: http: intelligenceadi.wordpress.com
List: http: groups.yahoo.com group intelligence-secrecy-power-adi
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FRONT PAGE – ISIS WAR, ATTACKS IN ISRAEL, US COPS, AFGHAN WAR, KUNDUZ HOSPITAL RAZED
Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 658, 31 October 2015
WORLD MEDIA – SYNTHESIS & MOST NOTEWORTHY ENTRY TITLES BY TOPIC FROM 1 TO 31 OCTOBER 2015

The leading topics of October 2015 were: MIDDLE EAST (34X) US Waiting Out Putin’s Moves, but Find Common Goals in Syria; ISRAEL/PALESTINE (32X) Netanyahu Gets the Holocaust Wrong, US “neutral” on Palestinian attacks; ASIA (27X) US Trade Deal, Chinese Claims, Indian Intollerance; US COPS (24X) Black Shootings, Slamming Student & Other Excesses; US POLITICS (20X) Obama Gets Budget Deal & Ryan Gets House Gavel; PAKISTAN/AFGHANISTAN (16X) Kunduz Retaken, US Implies Pak Nuclear Cheating & Terrorist Involvement; AFRICA (14X) Nepotism, Atrocities but Nobel for Tunisia; US MILITARY (11X) Kunduz Hospital Razed for a Single Suspected Spy; EU MIGRANTS (9X) Less News but Worse Still Expected; US GUN POLICY (8X) Shootings in Oregon, Tennessee but Major Legal Victory; WESTERN EUROPE (6X) Awaiting Right-Wing Election Victories; ECONOMICS (5X) Uber, Volkswagen, Starbucks & Fiat; US NSA (4X) Snowden & Assange Back in the News; DIVERS; CIA; LATIN AMERICA.

September’s leading topics were: MIGRANTS (36X) Migrant Chaos Mounts While Divided Europe Stumbles for Response, No End is Sight; MIDDLE EAST (30X) ISIS Defectors Reveal Disillusionment, Russia begins air strikes in Syria; US POLITICS (26X) Democrats Hand Victory to Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal; PAKISTAN/AFGHANISTAN (16X) Threat from terror groups continues to emanate from Pakistan, Taliban Fighters Capture Kunduz; US COPS (16X) Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray’s Death, Handcuffed for Making Clock; ISRAEL/PALESTINE (15X) Open-fire orders on those throwing rocks, Gaza uninhabitable by 2020, Palestinian Flag at UN; WESTERN EUROPE (14X) VW Is Said to Cheat, Catalans Vote, Jeremy Corbyn; ASIA (11X) US and China Seek Arms Deal for Cyberspace, Japan’s “normal” military; US SPYING (6X) Cellphone Tracking, Facebook Data; AFRICA (6X) Burkina Faso Military Coup; LATIN AMERICA (5X) Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia; US MILITARY (3X); TECH (2X); ENVIRONMENT (2X); EASTERN EUROPE (1X)

In August, the leading topics were: MIGRANTS (25X); ISRAEL (23X); US COPS (21X); PAKISTAN/AFGHANISTAN/INDIA (18X); MIDDLE EAST (17X); ASIA (17X); US POLITICS (14X); AFRICA (10X); ECONOMICS (9X); IRAN DEAL (7X); JIHADISTS (6X); USA GUNS (5X); ENVIRONMENT (5X); NSA SPYING (4X); WORLD (4X); EASTERN EUROPE (3X); WESTERN EUROPE (2X); LATIN AMERICA (1X)

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Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 658, 31 October 2015
ALL NOTEWORTHY ARTICLE TITLES BY TOPIC, N. 658, 31 October 2015

MIDDLE EAST (34X) US Waiting Out Putin’s Moves, but Find Common Goals in Syria
01 *CIA-backed rebels, civilians reportedly targeted by Russian airstrikes in Syria
05 *NATO warns Russia over airspace violations as Syria airstrikes widen
06 *Russian “volunteers” likely to fight with Assad’s troops
07 *AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers
07 *Kurdish militants ram car bomb into Turkish gendarmes post: army
07 *Russian jets ‘intercept’ [closely approached] US predator drones over Syria, officials say
07 *US calls Russian military plan for Syria “tragically flawed”
07 *What an ISIS Chemical Strike Did to One Syrian Family
08 *Russian Cruise Missiles Help Syrians Go on the Offensive
08 *Syrian forces begin ground offensive backed by Russia air and sea power
08 *US plane in Syria forced to avoid Russian aircraft [the unheard of sharing the skies of a war zone with Russia]
09 *UN announces national unity government for Libya, but now 2 sides, Libyans …
09 *Wary of Escalation in Syria, US Is Waiting Out Putin’s Moves [waiting for a Russian move has usually been a poor option]
10 *Obama Administration Ends Effort to Train Syrians to Combat ISIS
10 *Turkish PM Says Deadly Attacks Likely Were Suicide Bombings
11 *Explosions During Peace Rally in Ankara, Turkey’s Capital, Kill Scores
11 *Turkey mourns bomb blast victims, seeks to identify attackers
12 *Iran test-fires new generation long-range ballistic missiles, state media report
12 *Putin: Russia’s campaign in Syria aims to stabilize al-Assad government
13 *Islamic State is prime suspect in Turkey bombing, as protests erupt
13 *Syria troops advance under Russian air cover
13 *US-Made Weaponry Is Turning Syrian Conflict Into Proxy War With Russia
14 *ISIS Second-in-Command Killed in US Airstrike [Abu Mutaz Qurashi or Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali]
15 *New tally shows at least 1621 killed in Saudi hajj tragedy [Saudi authorities seem to have trouble counting the dead faithful]
18 *Hundreds of Sudanese Troops Join Saudi-Led Campaign in Yemen [so the Saudis can’t seem to make it by themselves]
19 *Top al Qaeda leader Sanafi al-Nasr killed in US airstrike, Pentagon says
23 *Vladimir Putin accuses US of backing terrorism in Middle East [does that include far-right Israeli governments]
24 *US and Russia Find Common Goals on Syria, if Not on Assad
27 *Saudi prince held after seizure of two tons of amphetamines at Beirut airport [according to Sharia Islamic law, shouldn’t his hand or head be cut off]
28 *In first, Turkey fires at US-allied Kurds in Syria
28 *Iran Is Invited to Join US, Russia and Europe for Talks on Syria’s Future
29 *After a US Shift, Iran Has a Seat at Talks on War in Syria [so it was the US that changed position and not other nations]
29 *Iran to take a seat among world powers for Syria talks
31 *Obama Sends Special Operations Forces to Help Fight ISIS in Syria

ISRAEL/PALESTINE (32X) Netanyahu Gets the Holocaust Wrong, US “neutral” on Palestinian attacks
01 *Christian evangelicals in Jerusalem show love for Israel
01 *Palestinian leader disavows agreements signed with Israel
04 *Spike in Palestinian Attacks Raise Fears of Another Intifada
07 *Fears of New Intifada Accompany Surge in Mideast Violence
08 *Spiral of violence between Israelis and Palestinians spreads
09 *Netanyahu Bars Politicians From Holy Site in Jerusalem
10 *At least 7 people reported killed, 90 injured in Israel-Palestinian violence
10 *Israeli Soldiers Kill 6 Palestinians in Gaza as West Bank Unrest Grows
11 *Israeli Strike in Gaza Kills Palestinian Woman, Child as Violence Continues
13 *Stabbings, and Deadly Responses, Add to Israel’s Security Challenge
13 *White House neutral on Palestinian terror attacks on Israelis
14 *Israel authorizes sealing off East Jerusalem areas in bid to quell violence
14 *Leaderless Palestinian Youth, Inspired by Social Media, Drive a Rise in Violence
15 *Jerusalem Grows More Grim and Polarized With Clampdown
16 *Conflicting Accounts of Jerusalem Strife Surround a Wounded Arab Boy
16 *Dozens dead in Israeli-Palestinian violence, as UN Security Council convenes
17 *Israel suspends Israeli-Palestinian encounters on the pitch
17 *The Latest: Israelis kill 2 alleged Palestinian stabbers
18 *East Jerusalem, Bubbling Over With Despair
18 *Israel – Military removes Jewish worshipers from Joseph’s Tomb [who illegally entered the West Bank site]
19 *Israel, US signal security ties back on track after Iran feud [so the Iran deal wasn’t the “end of the world” Mossad was predicting]
19 *Israeli Soldier Is Killed in Attack by Palestinian
19 *Violence Escalates In Jerusalem And West Bank
20 *Fatal beating of Eritrean prompts soul-searching in Israel [has Israel imported KKK-style lynching from the USA]
22 *Netanyahu Denounced for Saying Palestinian Inspired Holocaust [it just shows how extremist Israeli politics have become]
23 *UN Move for Resolution to End Israeli-Palestinian Violence
27 *Palestinian leader seeks EU help to ease crisis with Israel [nobody trust the US anymore concerning Israel]
28 *Israel Orders Radical Islamic Preacher to Prison for Inciting Violence
28 *That’ll teach you! UK educators launch academic boycott of Israel
30 *Palestinian Uprising Shifts to West Bank City of Hebron
31 *Netanyahu Retracts Assertion That Palestinian Inspired Holocaust

ASIA (27X) US Trade Deal, Chinese Claims, Indian Intollerance
01 *Another blast hits Chinese city where explosions killed 7
06 *Japanese leader hails trade deal, saying it will boost economy and entire region
06 *Mob killing of Indian Muslim over beef rumor sparks online backlash
06 *Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached
08 *Kim Jong-un insists inherited rule best for a socialist state
09 *Southeast Asia, Choking on Haze, Struggles for a Solution
10 *Hundreds of thousands protest in Berlin against EU-US trade deal
11 *China-backed trade pact playing catch-up after US-led TPP deal
13 *China – Tianjin Explosion: Blast In Warehouse Illegally Storing Chemicals [Again]
13 *China Sentences Two [with ties to fallen security czar Zhou Yongkang] in Corruption Fight
15 *India – PM Modi calls beef killing “unwelcome” as intolerance concerns grow [but Modi’s political career has been constructed on Hinu nationalism, so there’s a “tolerance” problem]
16 *Malaysia arrests man for hacking US security data to supply targets for [Islamic State]
17 *Chinese general says will never recklessly resort to force in South China Sea
17 *India – Congress slams, BJP disowns Manohar Lal Khattar’s ‘quit beef’ remark [tolerance isn’t making much progress in India]
18 *India, US and Japan hold naval exercises under China’s gaze
18 *Police arrest 2 teens in rape of [two-year-old girl] toddler in Indian capital [yes, sex is a problem in India]
20 *Australian tourist harassed in India over tattoo [of the fertility goddess Yellama, shows that tolerance in India is a long way off]
20 *Indian trucker was killed over rumor that he was carrying beef
23 *India – Bollywood celebrities slam intolerance towards Pakistanis [or Muslims living in India]
27 *Challenging Chinese Claims, U.S. Sends Warship Near Artificial Island Chain
27 *China says it warned and tracked US warship in South China Sea
28 *China “extremely dissatisfied,” as its neighbors thank US
29 *Australia Paid People Smugglers to Tow Away Migrant Boats, Finds Amnesty …
29 *China Signs $17 Billion Deal to Buy 130 Airbus Planes
29 *US, Chinese navy chiefs to discuss South China Sea on Thursday
30 *China Ends One-Child Policy, Allowing Families Two Children
31 *China faces mounting pressure over maritime claims

US COPS (24X) Black Shootings, Slamming Student & Other Excesses
01 *Senior Secret Service Official Proposed Embarrassing a Critic in Congress
04 *Police Agencies Defy Critics and Show ‘In God We Trust’
07 *US to Release 6,000 Inmates From Prisons
09 *USA – Delays as Death-Penalty States Scramble for Execution Drugs
11 *Tamir Rice, 12, was killed [carrying a top gun] – 2 Outside Reviews Say Cleveland Officer Acted Reasonably in Shooting Tamir Rice, 12 [here “outside” only means two other law enforcement agents, and of course a 12-year-old is too small to shoot only to wound in the legs or arms, so it’s head or body shots and you’re dead]
11 *USA / FBI – Spying Case Against US Envoy [to Pakistan, Robin L. Raphel] Is Falling Apart, and Following a Pattern
12 *Relatives of Black Man Shot by Off-Duty Officer in Texas Question Police Actions
12 *Two Reviews of Tamir Rice Shooting in Cleveland Are Seen as Shielding Police
13 *Confrontation With Black Partygoers Leads to Gang Charges for White Group [“Respect the Flag”, or has the KKK changed garb]
14 *Texas Cop Chokes 14-Year Old Student ‘For His Safety’
17 *2 Cops Tortured A Young Black Man In A Holding Cell Until He Died – They Were Just Acquitted
18 *Police Killings of Blacks: Here Is What the Data Say
20 *For Offenders Who Can’t Pay, It’s a Pint of Blood or Jail Time
21 *Police Leaders Join Call to Cut Prison Rosters
21 *St. Louis Officials Believe Arsons at 6 Black Churches Are Linked
24 *FBI Chief Links Scrutiny of Police With Rise in Violent Crime [the FBI just doesn’t seem able to forget it lost a class action law suit to its own black FBI agents]
25 *The Disproportionate Risks of Driving While Black
27 *Negative publicity reduces police motivation but does not result in depolicing
27 *White House Disagrees With FBI Chief on Scrutiny [of police activity] as a Cause of Crime
28 *‘Officer Slam’ To Be Fired After Video Shows Him Flipping And Dragging Teenage Girl [for using her phone in class]
28 *Race and Discipline in Spotlight After South Carolina Officer Drags Student
28 *Sheriff Says Teenage Girl Who Was Slammed By Cop Started It, ‘Needs To Be Held Responsible’
29 *Rough Student Arrest Puts Spotlight on School Police – The line between security in the schools and discipline has been blurred by the presence of thousands of officers, experts say
31 *In Heroin Crisis, White Families Seek Gentler War on Drugs

US POLITICS (20X) Obama Gets Budget Deal & Ryan Gets House Gavel
01 *Hillary Clinton Camp Is Making Moves to Check Joe Biden
02 *Government Set to Default Weeks Earlier Than Forecast
03 *Jeb Bush’s Remarks About Blacks Echo a Showdown He Faced as Governor
03 *Path to Speaker’s Gavel Winds Through Gantlet of Far Right’s Demands
09 *McCarthy Withdraws From Speaker’s Race, Putting House in Chaos [now the “Johnny rebels” have the hot potato to deal with]
09 *Reclusive Media Mogul [Jerrold Perenchio] Stands Firmly in Carly Fiorina’s Corner
10 *Desperate GOP Appeals to Ryan on Speaker’s Job
11 *California Law Will Automatically Register Drivers to Vote [but what about “undocumented workers” who also have driver’s licenses]
11 *Just 158 families have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House
13 *Latest Unease on Right: Ryan Is Too Far Left [Wow, unbelievable]
16 *[Fox] News ‘Terrorism Expert’ Who Was Just Arrested For Fraud
21 *Trudeau to Obama: Canada to pull out of bombing campaign against ISIS
24 *’Fire Paul Ryan’? Rebel PACs Hit Republicans, and It Pays [Republicans Attacking Republicans]
24 *Texas Orders Health Clinics to Turn Over Patient Data
24 *Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Limiting Political Corruption Inquiries
27 *Congress and White House Reach Tentative Budget Deal
28 *A Budget Deal Promising Peace Is Rooted in Modest Goals
29 *Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against Abolishing the Death Penalty
29 *House Approves Budget, Providing ‘Clean’ Exit That John Boehner Sought [and a major defeat for the GOP far-right]
31 *GOP Eyes Kentucky Governorship, but Candidate [Matt Bevin] Is Making the Party Sweat

PAKISTAN/AFGHANISTAN (16X) Kunduz Retaken, US Implies Pak Nuclear Cheating & Terrorist Involvement
01 *Afghan troops say Kunduz retaken; Taliban claim they’re pushing back
01 *Pakistan – Proofs of Indian interference to be handed over to UN chief: PM [just wait and see since this may just be the same old Pakistan again]
02 *Afghan Forces Rally in Kunduz, but Fight Is Far From Decided
03 *Why Kunduz Is Critical to the Taliban
06 *Afghan Forces Report Progress in Kunduz as Taliban Press Other Fronts
07 *Pakistani High Court Backs Death Sentence in Blasphemy Slaying
07 *Taliban Gain Advantage in Tug of War in Kunduz
14 *Afghan ISIS Branch Makes Inroads in Battle Against Taliban
14 *Taliban End Takeover of Kunduz After 15 Days
16 *US, Pakistan Discuss Nuclear Weapons Program
18 *Pakistan Unlikely to Play by Rules for Civil N-Deal with US: Experts [finally, “official” US recognition that Pakistan is cheating]
19 *The Pakistani Military Has Tightened Its Control of the Country’s Security Policy [when did the military ever “relinquish” its control of the ISI or “security policy”]
21 *Taliban Kill at Least 22 Afghan Police Officers
23 *Obama urges Pakistan to avoid raising nuclear tensions with new weapons
27 *Taliban urge rescuers ‘not to hold back’ in Afghan quake relief effort [but was there any guarantee of security for aid workers, including women]
29 *India says top LeT [Pakistani supported Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba] militant Abu Qasim killed in Kashmir [bad news for Pakistan’s “effort” to reign in jihadists]

AFRICA (14X) Nepotism, Atrocities but Nobel for Tunisia
09 *No limits? Rwandan ruling shows how African leaders can stay in power [perhaps another “president for life”]
09 *Tunisian peace-building coalition wins Nobel Peace Prize
10 *Nobel Peace Prize Is Awarded to National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia
11 *5 Suicide Bombings Target Chad, Killing at Least 36 People
12 *ANC Wants South Africa Out of International Criminal Court
12 *Nigeria’s Military Says it is Closing in on Boko Haram
14 *Triple suicide bombing blamed on Boko Haram kills 7 in Nigeria’s northeast [Boko Haram has reached the point of diminishing returns]
16 *A testimony to failed autocracies: Eritrean soccer team defects
17 *Another Cecil: German hunter pays $60,000, kills biggest elephant in Zimbabwe [Mugabe selling off his wildlife to highest foreign bidder]
22 *Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe wins China’s version of the Nobel Peace Prize
23 *Is Grace Mugabe Campaigning to Become Zimbabwe’s Next President? [“president for life” can become nepotism as in North Korea]
27 *Lion Population in Africa Likely to Fall by Half, Study Finds
27 *South African Student Protests Rattle Zuma’s Ruling ANC Party
28 *African Union commission cites atrocities by both sides in South Sudan’s civil war [but the opposition is rather happy with the report, but not the government]

US MILITARY (11X) Kunduz Hospital Razed for a Single Suspected Spy
04 *[US] Air strike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan
04 *US’ Billions Fail to Sustain Foreign Forces
05 *Civilians ‘accidentally struck’ in Afghan hospital bombing, US commander says
06 *US General Says Afghans Requested Airstrike That Hit Kunduz Hospital
07 *Doctors Without Borders: Kunduz strike an ‘attack on the Geneva Conventions’
07 *General Is Said to Think Afghan Hospital Airstrike Broke US Rules
08 *Obama Issues Rare Apology Over Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Hospital in [Kunduz, Afghanistan]
10 *Pentagon plans major shift in effort to counter the Islamic State in Syria
11 *US [the Pentagon] to issue ‘condolence payments’ to families of victims of Afghan hospital …
12 *Doctors Without Borders Ignored Geneva Rules Before US Air Attack [no flags on the rooftop, so bomb ’em]
16 *US Analysts Knew Afghan Site Hit By Air Attack Was A Hospital [so suspicion of the presence of a single spy can “justify” razing a hospital]

EU MIGRANTS (9X) Less News but Worse Still Expected
06 *Turkey says 3 million more may leave Syria
07 *EU Launches Anti-Human Trafficking Push
08 *EU Naval Forces Are Ready to Hunt Down Human Traffickers in the Mediterranean
09 *EU gets tough on expelling migrants, talks to neighbors
14 *Migrants may give Europe’s economy a new lease of life
18 *Slovenia swamped by wave of thousands of migrants
19 *Merkel Links Turkey’s EU Hopes to Stemming Flow of Refugees
26 *Balkan, EU leaders agree to coordinate on migrants
28 *Balkans Reel as Number of Migrants Hits Record

US GUN POLICY (8X) Shootings in Oregon, Tennessee but Major Legal Victory
02 *Oregon Shooting at Umpqua College Kills 10, Sheriff Says
03 *Chris Harper-Mercer was identified as the gunman who opened fire on Thursday at a community college campus in Oregon.
03 *Obama Rebukes Bush on ‘Stuff Happens’ Reaction to Oregon Shootings
06 *Tennessee Boy, 11, Charged With Killing Girl After Argument Over Puppies
09 *USA – Rampage Killings Linger in Memory, but Toll of Gun Violence Is Constant
10 *A gunman at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, shot four people outside a dormitory – Campus Shootings in Texas and Arizona Kill 2 Students and Wound 4
10 *Obama Consoles Families in Oregon Amid 2 More Campus Shootings
14 *Gun Industry Loses Major Court Battle, Ordered To Pay Millions [to two cops wounded by an illegally sold gun]

WESTERN EUROPE (6X) Awaiting Right-Wing Election Victories
05 *UK – Father Defends 21-Year-Old Babysitter Who Had Sex With His 11-Year-Old Son …
06 *Data Transfer Pact Between US and Europe Is Ruled Invalid
11 *Hundreds of thousands protest in Berlin against EU-US trade deal
12 *Witchcraft, Exorcism Cases Up In UK [in hard times, which means “austerity”, it’s either UFOs, “witchcraft” or mass murders]
14 *EU Lawmaker From Hungary Faces Immunity Vote in Russia Spy Case
26 *Right-Wing Party Roars Back in Polish Elections

ECONOMICS (5X) Uber, Volkswagen, Starbucks & Fiat
15 *Uber Lawsuit Will Put Us Back in Taxicab Hell [probably because there’s no acceptable public transportation in your country]
16 *Volkswagen to Recall 8.5 Million Vehicles in Europe
17 *UK High Court Rules In Uber’s Favor On Taximeter Dispute
22 *EU Orders 2 Nations to Recover Taxes From Starbucks and Fiat
15 *Wild bear shot after running amok in Russia’s Far East [in a shopping mall]

US NSA (4X) Snowden & Assange Back in the News
01 *Epic Troll Defends Edward Scissorhands In Segment On Edward Snowden
01 *Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA
06 *UK spies can hack smartphones: Edward Snowden
13 *London [“cash-strapped”] police call off guard at Assange’s Ecuador embassy bolt-hole

DIVERS
12 *Child Marriage an Issue on International Day of the Girl Child
20 *The UN Has Not Officially Backed a Paper Calling for the Global [decriminalization of all narcotics used for personal consumption]
21 *San Francisco May Let Bicyclists Yield at Stop Signs
est 27 *Before Syria, Russia struggled to land air strikes on target [so Syria is a useful firing range]

CIA
28 *[CIA] OPEN SOURCE CENTER BECOMES OPEN SOURCE ENTERPRISE – The DNI Open Source Center has been redesignated the Open Source Enterprise and incorporated in CIA’s new Directorate of Digital Innovation [is the list of “open sources” still a secret]
31 *Shaker Aamer Is Released From Guantanamo Prison After 13 Years

LATIN AMERICA
28 *UN condemns US embargo on Cuba [for the 24th year]

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Noteworthy Articles in the First Half of October 2015

Noteworthy Articles in the First Half of October 2015
1 OCTOBER 2015

01 *CIA-backed rebels, civilians reportedly targeted by Russian airstrikes in Syria
01 *Afghan troops say Kunduz retaken; Taliban claim they’re pushing back
01 *Palestinian leader disavows agreements signed with Israel
01 *Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA
01 *Epic Troll Defends Edward Scissorhands In Segment On Edward Snowden
01 *Another blast hits Chinese city where explosions killed 7
01 *Christian evangelicals in Jerusalem show love for Israel
01 *Pakistan – Proofs of Indian interference to be handed over to UN chief: PM [just wait and see since this may just be the same old Pakistan again]
01 *Hillary Clinton Camp Is Making Moves to Check Joe Biden
01 *Senior Secret Service Official Proposed Embarrassing a Critic in Congress

2 OCTOBER 2015

02 *Oregon Shooting at Umpqua College Kills 10, Sheriff Says
02 *Afghan Forces Rally in Kunduz, but Fight Is Far From Decided
02 *Government Set to Default Weeks Earlier Than Forecast

3 OCTOBER 2015

03 *Chris Harper-Mercer was identified as the gunman who opened fire on Thursday at a community college campus in Oregon.
03 *Obama Rebukes Bush on ‘Stuff Happens’ Reaction to Oregon Shootings
03 *Why Kunduz Is Critical to the Taliban
03 *Jeb Bush’s Remarks About Blacks Echo a Showdown He Faced as Governor
03 *Path to Speaker’s Gavel Winds Through Gantlet of Far Right’s Demands

4 OCTOBER 2015

04*Spike in Palestinian Attacks Raise Fears of Another Intifada
04 *[US] Air strike Hits Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan
04 *US’ Billions Fail to Sustain Foreign Forces
04 *Police Agencies Defy Critics and Show ‘In God We Trust’

5 OCTOBER 2015

05 *NATO warns Russia over airspace violations as Syria airstrikes widen
05 *Civilians ‘accidentally struck’ in Afghan hospital bombing, US commander says
05 *UK – Father Defends 21-Year-Old Babysitter Who Had Sex With His 11-Year-Old Son …

6 OCTOBER 2015

06 *Russian “volunteers” likely to fight with Assad’s troops
06 *Japanese leader hails trade deal, saying it will boost economy and entire region
06 *Turkey says 3 million more may leave Syria
06 *Tennessee Boy, 11, Charged With Killing Girl After Argument Over Puppies
06 *Data Transfer Pact Between US and Europe Is Ruled Invalid
06 *UK spies can hack smartphones: Edward Snowden
06 *Mob killing of Indian Muslim over beef rumor sparks online backlash
06 *Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached
06 *US General Says Afghans Requested Airstrike That Hit Kunduz Hospital
06 *Afghan Forces Report Progress in Kunduz as Taliban Press Other Fronts

7 OCTOBER 2015

07 *Russian jets ‘intercept’ [closely approached] US predator drones over Syria, officials say
07 *Doctors Without Borders: Kunduz strike an ‘attack on the Geneva Conventions’
07 *EU Launches Anti-Human Trafficking Push
07 *AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers
07 *Pakistani High Court Backs Death Sentence in Blasphemy Slaying
07 *Kurdish militants ram car bomb into Turkish gendarmes post: army
07 *General Is Said to Think Afghan Hospital Airstrike Broke US Rules
07 *US to Release 6,000 Inmates From Prisons
07 *What an ISIS Chemical Strike Did to One Syrian Family
07 *Fears of New Intifada Accompany Surge in Mideast Violence
07 *Taliban Gain Advantage in Tug of War in Kunduz
07 *US calls Russian military plan for Syria “tragically flawed”

8 OCTOBER 2015

08 *Syrian forces begin ground offensive backed by Russia air and sea power
08 *EU Naval Forces Are Ready to Hunt Down Human Traffickers in the Mediterranean
08 *Obama Issues Rare Apology Over Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Hospital in [Kunduz, Afghanistan]
08 *US plane in Syria forced to avoid Russian aircraft [the unheard of sharing the skies of a war zone with Russia]
08 *Spiral of violence between Israelis and Palestinians spreads
08 *Kim Jong-un insists inherited rule best for a socialist state
08 *Russian Cruise Missiles Help Syrians Go on the Offensive
08 *Obama Issues Rare Apology Over Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan

9 OCTOBER 2015

09 *UN announces national unity government for Libya, but now 2 sides, Libyans …
09 *EU gets tough on expelling migrants, talks to neighbors
09 *Southeast Asia, Choking on Haze, Struggles for a Solution
09 *No limits? Rwandan ruling shows how African leaders can stay in power [perhaps another “president for life”]
09 *McCarthy Withdraws From Speaker’s Race, Putting House in Chaos [now the “Johnny rebels” have the hot potato to deal with]
09 *Wary of Escalation in Syria, US Is Waiting Out Putin’s Moves [waiting for a Russian move has usually been a poor option]
09 *Netanyahu Bars Politicians From Holy Site in Jerusalem
09 *USA – Delays as Death-Penalty States Scramble for Execution Drugs
09 *USA – Rampage Killings Linger in Memory, but Toll of Gun Violence Is Constant
09 *Reclusive Media Mogul [Jerrold Perenchio] Stands Firmly in Carly Fiorina’s Corner
09 *Tunisian peace-building coalition wins Nobel Peace Prize

10 OCTOBER 2015

10 *Turkish PM Says Deadly Attacks Likely Were Suicide Bombings
10 *At least 7 people reported killed, 90 injured in Israel-Palestinian violence
10 *Pentagon plans major shift in effort to counter the Islamic State in Syria
10 *Hundreds of thousands protest in Berlin against EU-US trade deal
10 *Obama Administration Ends Effort to Train Syrians to Combat ISIS
10 *Desperate GOP Appeals to Ryan on Speaker’s Job
10 *Nobel Peace Prize Is Awarded to National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia
10 *Israeli Soldiers Kill 6 Palestinians in Gaza as West Bank Unrest Grows
10 *Obama Consoles Families in Oregon Amid 2 More Campus Shootings
10 *A gunman at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, shot four people outside a dormitory – Campus Shootings in Texas and Arizona Kill 2 Students and Wound 4

11 OCTOBER 2015

11 *Turkey mourns bomb blast victims, seeks to identify attackers
11 *US [the Pentagon] to issue ‘condolence payments’ to families of victims of Afghan hospital …
11 *Israeli Strike in Gaza Kills Palestinian Woman, Child as Violence Continues
11 *China-backed trade pact playing catch-up after US-led TPP deal
11 *Hundreds of thousands protest in Berlin against EU-US trade deal
11 *5 Suicide Bombings Target Chad, Killing at Least 36 People
11 *Just 158 families have provided nearly half of the early money for efforts to capture the White House
11 *USA / FBI – Spying Case Against US Envoy [to Pakistan, Robin L. Raphel] Is Falling Apart, and Following a Pattern
11 *Explosions During Peace Rally in Ankara, Turkey’s Capital, Kill Scores
11 *Tamir Rice, 12, was killed [carrying a top gun] – 2 Outside Reviews Say Cleveland Officer Acted Reasonably in Shooting Tamir Rice, 12 [here “outside” only means two other law enforcement agents, and of course a 12-year-old is too small to shoot only to wound in the legs or arms, so it’s head or body shots and you’re dead]
11 *California Law Will Automatically Register Drivers to Vote [but what abut “undocumented workers” who also have driver’s licenses]

12 OCTOBER 2015

12 *Iran test-fires new generation long-range ballistic missiles, state media report
12 *Putin: Russia’s campaign in Syria aims to stabilize al-Assad government
12 *Child Marriage an Issue on International Day of the Girl Child
12 *ANC Wants South Africa Out of International Criminal Court
12 *Doctors Without Borders Ignored Geneva Rules Before US Air Attack [no flags on the rooftop, so bomb ’em]
12 *Witchcraft, Exorcism Cases Up In UK [in hard times, which means “austerity”, it’s either UFOs, “witchcraft” or mass murders]
12 *Nigeria’s Military Says it is Closing in on Boko Haram
12 *Relatives of Black Man Shot by Off-Duty Officer in Texas Question Police Actions
12 *Two Reviews of Tamir Rice Shooting in Cleveland Are Seen as Shielding Police

13 OCTOBER 2015

13 *Stabbings, and Deadly Responses, Add to Israel’s Security Challenge
13 *Islamic State is prime suspect in Turkey bombing, as protests erupt
13 *China – Tianjin Explosion: Blast In Warehouse Illegally Storing Chemicals [Again]
13 *Syria troops advance under Russian air cover
13 *London [“cash-strapped”] police call off guard at Assange’s Ecuador embassy bolt-hole
13 *China Sentences Two [with ties to fallen security czar Zhou Yongkang] in Corruption Fight
13 *White House neutral on Palestinian terror attacks on Israelis
13 *Latest Unease on Right: Ryan Is Too Far Left [Wow, unbelievable]
13 *US-Made Weaponry Is Turning Syrian Conflict Into Proxy War With Russia
13 *Stabbings, and Deadly Responses, Add to Israel’s Security Challenge
13 *Confrontation With Black Partygoers Leads to Gang Charges for White Group [“Respect the Flag”, or has the KKK changed garb]

14 OCTOBER 2015

14 *Israel authorizes sealing off East Jerusalem areas in bid to quell violence
14 *Triple suicide bombing blamed on Boko Haram kills 7 in Nigeria’s northeast [Boko Haram has reached the point of diminishing returns]
14 *EU Lawmaker From Hungary Faces Immunity Vote in Russia Spy Case
14 *Migrants may give Europe’s economy a new lease of life
14 *ISIS Second-in-Command Killed in US Airstrike [Abu Mutaz Qurashi or Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali]
14 *Gun Industry Loses Major Court Battle, Ordered To Pay Millions [to two cops wounded by an illegally sold gun]
14 *Texas Cop Chokes 14-Year Old Student ‘For His Safety’
14 *Leaderless Palestinian Youth, Inspired by Social Media, Drive a Rise in Violence
14 *Afghan ISIS Branch Makes Inroads in Battle Against Taliban
14 *Taliban End Takeover of Kunduz After 15 Days

15 OCTOBER 2015

15 *New tally shows at least 1621 killed in Saudi hajj tragedy [Saudi authorities seem to have trouble counting the dead faithful]
15 *India – PM Modi calls beef killing “unwelcome” as intolerance concerns grow [but Modi’s political career has been constructed on Hinu nationalism, so there’s a “tolerance” problem]
15 *Wild bear shot after running amok in Russia’s Far East [in a shopping mall]
15 *Uber Lawsuit Will Put Us Back in Taxicab Hell [probably because there’s no acceptable public transportation in your country]
15 *Jerusalem Grows More Grim and Polarized With Clampdown