The head of the US Central Intelligence Agency said Tuesday that terrorism could not be ruled out in the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner, describing the plane’s fate as a “mystery.”
CIA Director John Brennan said there had been reports of claims of responsibility for downing the missing jet, but stressed that these were far from confirmed.
Two policemen who were escorting a polio vaccination team have been shot dead in Pakistan’s north-west Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The policemen were attacked by unidentified gunmen in the Dera Ismail Khan district.
More than 40 people linked to the polio vaccination programme have been killed in Pakistan since 2012.
The Taliban oppose the polio programme and have been responsible for similar attacks in the past.
4. Some videos on Crimea:
4a. Dispatch. Vice video showing that Russian soldiers are still active in the area.
4b. This one is harder to interpret. At around 3 mins. he gets talking.
An American man, apparently a hired sniper, angry and drunk, was recorded live on a Russian online chat platform. He is brandishing on the camera his weapons, a sniper professional, military-grade rifle with a telescope plus another old military rifle. At about 3:00 he starts talking, making it clear that he is, indeed, American. He also shows his good knowledge of both Russian and Ukrainian. He continues cursing Putin, being especially fond of the F-You sign. He also keeps repeating the slogan of the Right Sector: “Slava Ukrainie.” He is also showing various items as if to prove that he is still, indeed, somewhere in Ukraine.
(It’s mostly swearing and insulting but I suspect this is significant only because it appears to be an American soldier well equipped and in the region)
A doctor in Egypt will face trial for performing a female circumcision operation that killed a teenage girl, a judicial official said on Tuesday.
The 14-year-old girl’s father who took her to the doctor for the procedure will also face trial, the official said.
Thank you M, Fjordman, Ox AO, Wrath of Khan, LinaN and all. Glad to see the site worked all day.