Category Archives: Middle East

US synagogue suffers 20 minutes of terror

US synagogue suffers 20 minutes of terror

Gunman Robert Bowers only needed 20 minutes to sow terror at the Tree of Life synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh, where congregants had gathered peacefully for Shabbat services marking a day of rest. Shortly before 10 am (1400 GMT) the 46-year-old Bowers — who had penned virulent anti-Semitic messages on social networks — burst into the synagogue armed with an assault rifle and three handguns. Stephen Weiss, a member of the congregation who was inside the building, told the Tribune-Review newspaper he heard dozens of shots coming from the front lobby.

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Banksy admits shredding stunt didn't go as planned

Banksy admits shredding stunt didn't go as planned

Banksy has admitted that one of his biggest pranks yet didn’t really go according to plan. The British street artist created an art world sensation by sending one of his paintings through a shredder hidden in a frame moments after it sold at auction for £1,042,000 ($1.4 million, 1.2 million euros). Did Banksy — whose identity is known only to a select group of loyal friends — try to tell us something we were still failing to grasp?

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Hubble in trouble: space telescope out of action as gyroscope fails

The Hubble Space Telescope has been put out of action by a gyroscope problem. Nasa announced Monday that one of Hubble’s gyroscopes failed last Friday. As a result, the telescope is in so-called safe mode with non-essential systems turned off. That means all science observations are on hold. Rachel Osten, Hubble’s deputy mission head at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, said: “It’s true. Very stressful weekend. Right now HST is in safe mode while we figure out what to do. “Another gyro failed. First step is try to bring back the last gyro, which had been off, and …read more

Hubble in trouble: space telescope out of action as gyroscope fails

The Hubble Space Telescope has been put out of action by a gyroscope problem. Nasa announced Monday that one of Hubble’s gyroscopes failed last Friday. As a result, the telescope is in so-called safe mode with non-essential systems turned off. That means all science observations are on hold. Rachel Osten, Hubble’s deputy mission head at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, said: “It’s true. Very stressful weekend. Right now HST is in safe mode while we figure out what to do. “Another gyro failed. First step is try to bring back the last gyro, which had been off, and …read more

Hubble in trouble: space telescope out of action as gyroscope fails

The Hubble Space Telescope has been put out of action by a gyroscope problem. Nasa announced Monday that one of Hubble’s gyroscopes failed last Friday. As a result, the telescope is in so-called safe mode with non-essential systems turned off. That means all science observations are on hold. Rachel Osten, Hubble’s deputy mission head at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, said: “It’s true. Very stressful weekend. Right now HST is in safe mode while we figure out what to do. “Another gyro failed. First step is try to bring back the last gyro, which had been off, and …read more

Hubble in trouble: space telescope out of action as gyroscope fails

The Hubble Space Telescope has been put out of action by a gyroscope problem. Nasa announced Monday that one of Hubble’s gyroscopes failed last Friday. As a result, the telescope is in so-called safe mode with non-essential systems turned off. That means all science observations are on hold. Rachel Osten, Hubble’s deputy mission head at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, said: “It’s true. Very stressful weekend. Right now HST is in safe mode while we figure out what to do. “Another gyro failed. First step is try to bring back the last gyro, which had been off, and …read more

Retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens says Brett Kavanaugh is not suitable to sit on bench

Retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens has said Brett Kavanaugh should not be confirmed to the nation’s highest court because of his performance before senators and his potential for political bias. The 98-year-old former jurist, who was appointed to the court by Gerald Ford and who served from 1975 to 2010, said he had praised Donald Trump’s nominee and one of his rulings in his 2014 book, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution.

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