Archive for February 13th, 2017

In Defense of Christians (IDC) Calls on Trump Administration to Designate Nineveh Province Safe Zone to Protect Religious Minorities in Iraq

Monday, February 13th, 2017:

Washington, DC, (PRWEB) February 13, 2017 In Defense of Christians (IDC) calls upon the Trump administration to designate a Nineveh Province Safe Zone to protect the religious and ethnic minorities of the region who have suffered genocide, including Yazidis, Christians, and Turkmen. The safe zone would include Tal Afar, Sinjar, and the Nineveh Plain. President Trump has said that he will take steps to protect Christians in the Middle East. This can begin with the creation of a safe zone in Nineveh Province to help those persecuted religious minority communities to rebuild their lives. The Christians, Yazidis, and Turkmen […] Read More →

Officials: 4 snowboarders die in French Alps avalanche

Monday, February 13th, 2017:

PARIS (AP) — Four snowboarders died in an avalanche Monday near the French Alps resort of Tignes, according to local officials who did not expect the death toll to rise. The avalanche — about 100 meters (330 feet) wide and 400 meters (1,300 feet) long — struck the mountain about 2,100 meters (6,900 feet) up in an off-piste sector known as Toviere. The area is popular for its extensive slopes and stunning views. Initial reports sowed confusion that more skiers had been caught in the disaster, but authorities said the victims had been accidently entered into the skiing database twice. […] Read More →

Asteroid called 2015 BN509 could crash into the Earth

Monday, February 13th, 2017:

A peanut-shaped asteroid larger than the Empire State Building could one day hit Earth, Nasa has warned. The space rock, known as 2015 BN509, came close to Earth last week when it flew past at 44,000mph (70,500km). At it closest approach, it came just 14 times the distance between Earth and the moon. Nasa has labelled the asteroid, which about 200 meters (660ft) wide by 400 meters (1,310ft) long, as ‘potentially hazardous’. An asteroid called 2015 BN509 was caught flying past the Earth on February 6 and Nasa warned the object is ‘potentially hazardous’ – meaning it might one day […] Read More →

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