Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Hell in a Hand-Basket Files RT News Jan 6, 2016

The Hell in a Hand-Basket Files

RT News

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un © Kyodo
North Korea claims fully successful ‘miniaturized hydrogen bomb’ test
North Korea has announced it has successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb following an “artificial seismic event” that has likely become the country’s fourth known nuclear test.
  • The comments were made in the Vatican newspaper. © Max Rossi
    God a terrorist? Vatican newspaper slams Charlie Hebdo cover
    A Vatican newspaper has criticised the latest cover of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which depicts God as a terrorist carrying a gun, accusing it of hurting believers and “manipulating” faith.
  • Al-Ha'ir Prison. © Saudi TV / DSK
    ISIS vows to destroy Saudi prisons holding terrorists
    Islamic State has threatened to destroy Saudi Arabian prisons holding extremists, following Riyadh’s decision to execute 47 people last week, among them a Shiite cleric – a situation that escalated into a heated diplomatic standoff with Iran.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. © Amir Cohen
    Netanyahu urges govt to avert Palestinian Authority collapse – media
    The Israeli Prime Minister has reportedly told high-level government officials Tel Aviv must take steps to prevent the collapse of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, or prepare for a worst-case scenario, local press reports.
  • The change was all but confirmed in a tweet from CEO Jack Dorsey. © Dado Ruvic
    Twitter planning 10,000-character limit for tweets
    Twitter has hinted at plans to expand its character limit from 140 to 10,000. CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that while the notorious 140-character limit was a “beautiful constraint”, change was being explored to respond to its users’ needs.
  • © Tyrone Siu
    Bird flu death puts Hong Kong border checkpoints on disease lookout
    A 26-year-old woman has died in China after being infected with a highly contagious bird flu virus, leading to a heightened alert at border checkpoints with Hong Kong. Another patient in the same province was earlier reported to be in critical condition.
  • © Jack Guez
    UN probes alleged CAR child abuse by peacekeepers
    New instances of sexual abuse of minors by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic were reported by the UN in the latest series of child rape cases to hit the mission in the country.

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