Weekly News Round-Up 9/29/14-10/3/14: Atonement

Erev Yom Kippur approaches, for all of the observing Jewish followers of this blog. An easy fast to all of you. And a wonderful Eid next week to all observing as well!

Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at a cabin near the peak of Mount Ontake as plumes of smoke billow in central Japan, on Sept. 28, 2014. At least 30 people were killed during the erupttion with the death toll set to hit 47 after 12 more bodies were discovered on the slopes of the volcano.
Firefighters and members of Japan’s Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at a cabin near the peak of Mount Ontake as plumes of smoke billow in central Japan, on Sept. 28, 2014. At least 30 people were killed during the erupttion with the death toll set to hit 47 after 12 more bodies were discovered on the slopes of the volcano.
Riot police fire pepper spray into a crowd as thousands of protesters surround the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sept. 28. Hong Kong police used tear gas on Sunday and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters demonstrating in Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city.
Riot police fire pepper spray into a crowd as thousands of protesters surround the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sept. 28. Hong Kong police used tear gas on Sunday and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters demonstrating in Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city.
A Syrian Kurdish woman cries as she holds her baby in the southeastern town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province after crossing the border between Syria and Turkey on Oct. 1.
A Syrian Kurdish woman cries as she holds her baby in the southeastern town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province after crossing the border between Syria and Turkey on Oct. 1.
Thousands of walruses gather on the northwest coast of Alaska on Sept. 23. Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers, according to NOAA. An estimated 35,000 total walruses were spotted Saturday about 5 miles north of Point Lay, Alaska.
Thousands of walruses gather on the northwest coast of Alaska on Sept. 23. Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers, according to NOAA. An estimated 35,000 total walruses were spotted Saturday about 5 miles north of Point Lay, Alaska.
Nowa Paye, 9, is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 30. Three members of District 13 ambulance service traveled to the village to pickup six suspected Ebola sufferers that had been quarantined by villagers. Aid donations are still inadequate, as the international community tries to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease which has hit Liberia the hardest.
Nowa Paye, 9, is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 30. Three members of District 13 ambulance service traveled to the village to pickup six suspected Ebola sufferers that had been quarantined by villagers. Aid donations are still inadequate, as the international community tries to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease which has hit Liberia the hardest.

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Assorted Stand-Outs:

South Asia:

Southeast & East Asia:

Europe & Eurasia:

  • Germany’s Jewish problem.
  • Goodbye college tuition!
  • The Muslim effect on immigrant integration in France.
  • The scattering of the Ukraine’s Jews.
  • Eastern Ukraine is warzone as pro-Russian rebels wage war.
  • Britain has carried out its first airstrikes against Daesh/ISIS.
  • Denmark will send fighter jets to Iraq.
  • Turkey might theoretically maybe join strikes against Daesh but like we’re not sure.

Middle East & North Africa:

Sub-Saharan Africa:

Americas:

Oceania:

  • An Afghan-Australian citizen was murdered by the Taliban while visiting his home country, reportedly because of his dual citizenship.
  • Australia will join the fight against Daesh/ISIS.

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