'Telephone terrorism' has rattled 48 Jewish centers. Is anyone paying attention? CNN - February 16, 2017
Samantha Taylor was at Orlando's Jewish Community Center for a morning meeting when she heard reports of a bomb threat crackle from the director's walkie-talkie. Her daughter attends preschool there; she ran to the classroom and evacuated with the students and teachers.
Huge Growth in Anti-Muslim Hate Groups During 2016: SPLC Report NBC - February 16, 2017
The number of hate groups in the United States rose for the second straight year in 2016, with a sharp spike in those spreading anti-Muslim messages, according to a civil rights group. In its annual census of hate groups and extremist organizations, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) said the overall number of hate groups grew from 892 in 2015 to 917 in 2016. But the number of anti-Muslim groups nearly tripled - from 34 in 2015 to 101 last year.
Inside North Korea, the world's most reclusive country CNN - February 16, 2017
CNN's Will Ripley, Justin Robertson and Tim Schwartz are the only Western broadcasters reporting from North Korea since it conducted a ballistic missile test on Sunday, the first one of 2017.
Kim Jong-nam: More arrests over airport poisoning BBC - February 16, 2017
Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong-nam, the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in Malaysia. A female Indonesian suspect and a Malaysian man thought to be her boyfriend were both detained on Thursday.
Seriously? I'll be 74 tomorrow and can't even image having a 10 year old. Fertility gone crazy ...
Spanish 64-year-old gives birth to healthy twins in Burgos BBC - February 16, 2017
A 64-year-old woman has successfully given birth to healthy twins - a boy and a girl - in Burgos, northern Spain. The Recoletas Hospital delivered the twins by Caesarean section, the usual method in such rare cases. The unnamed woman had undergone fertility treatment in the US, Spanish media report. The hospital has posted a video clip of the Caesarean delivery. n 2012 the woman gave birth to a girl, who was later taken into care by social services, amid welfare concerns. Social workers said the girl was being brought up isolated, poorly clothed and with bad personal hygiene, the Spanish daily El Pais reported. No decision has been taken yet about the mother's twins. They and the mother are reported to be in good health in hospital. The boy weighs 2.4kg (5.3 pounds) and the girl 2.2kg (4.8 pounds).
Nadya and the Octuplets today.
The Dynamic Tower (also known as Dynamic Architecture Building or the Da Vinci Tower) is a proposed 420-metre (1,378 ft), 80-floor moving skyscraper, designed by architect David Fisher. Similar to the Suite Vollard completed in 2001 in Brazil. Each floor is designed to rotate independently, a maximum of 6 metres (20 ft) per minute, or one full rotation in 180 minute resulting in a changing shape of the tower.
Dubai to get the world's first rotating skyscraper by 2020 Deccan Chronicle - February 15, 2017
Israeli-Italian architect David Fisher proposed the Dynamic Tower - a 420-meter, 80-floor rotating skyscraper back in 2008. It was proposed back in the day as the world's first pre-fabricated skyscraper with 40 factory-built modules for each floor. It appears like the plan has finally met approval.