It was one of the deadliest incidents involving Airbus aircraft over the past decade.
The Islamic State (IS) group affiliate in Egypt claimed it downed the plane, without saying how.
Egyptian Prime Minister Sharif Ismail expressed doubt about the claim, saying experts confirmed that a plane cannot be downed at such an altitude, and Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov said the claim “cannot be considered accurate”. MORE
Keen-eyed ANP readers have noticed what many others are noticing across the country…. people are changing, becoming more violent, angered at the smallest things and acting in a manner that is not consistent with their normal personalities…
DRUGS – Carefully note where it states “Changes in behavior, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping CHANTIX. They go on to state “hostility, depression or changes in behavior, thinking or mood that are not typical for you.” MORE
October 2015 – SAN FRANCISCO – The earthquake swarms in one San Francisco Bay Area city keeps rising, and according to the US Geological Center’s past historical data, has shattered all previous old records. As of Wednesday, the USGS noted that San Ramon, about 45 miles from San Francisco had experienced 446 quakes, including 86 quakes that were a magnitude of 2.0 or higher, since Oct. 13. A total of 28 earthquakes have been documented alone since Tuesday. San Ramon had previously set a record in 2003 when a swarm of 120 earthquakes struck there over 31 days. MORE
Egyptian security forces confirmed there have been no survivors despite ‘hearing voices’ inside the wrecked fuselage of a Russian passenger jet which crashed into the Sinai desert in northern Egypt as the bodies of 100 victims have been recovered. MORE
I heard that in 40 years they would have a labor shortage without this change. I find that hard to believe.
China’s government had been suggesting for some time that it would lift a 35-year-old policy of restricting most urban families to one child. But the formal announcement on Thursday still seemed to mark a milestone. MORE
The boost evangelical voters gave Seventh-day Adventist Ben Carson in the polls this week — catapulting him for the first time to a clear GOP lead — is evidence of what experts are calling a continued evangelical shift away from identity politics.
In other words, it’s not the 1980s anymore, people. MORE
It looks like the ability to leave your wallet at home, but still carry what you need to pay for stuff will be here sooner than expected. In my opinion, this is the next step before the push to implant the chips in the hand or forehead. MORE
Rose-Lynn Fisher studied 100 different tears and found that basal tears (the ones that our body produces to lubricate our eyes) are drastically different from the tears that happen when we are chopping onions. The tears that come about from hard laughter aren’t even close to the tears of sorrow. Like a drop of ocean water each tiny tear drop carries a microcosm of human experience. Her project is called The Topography of Tears.SOURCE