Turkish Opposition Documents Thousands of Ballot Box Irregularities in Presidential Election

Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), on Wednesday filed complaints about thousands of alleged irregularities at ballot boxes in Sunday’s election, when incumbent authoritarian President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dramatically outperformed his poll numbers and came within half a point of winning an immediate victory over favored challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

General view at CHP provincial headquarters on May 15, 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey voted at the ballot box to elect its 13th President and 28th Term parliament, who will serve for five years. (Photo by Hakan Akgun / dia images via Getty Images)

Alleged ‘Discord Leaks’ Claim Iran Hid Weapons to Target U.S. Troops in Humanitarian Aid

The Washington Post on Sunday described classified U.S. intelligence documents included in the “Discord Leaks” – the trove of documents exposed by 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guard Airman Jack Teixeira to impress his friends on the Discord messaging platform – that said Iran concealed weapons in its humanitarian aid shipments to Syrian victims of the massive earthquakes in February.

A militant of the al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham organisation stands in front of a destroyed house in Atareb, Syria, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. Six days after a massive earthquake killed thousands in Syria and Turkey, sorrow and disbelief are turning to anger and tension over a sense that there has …

Taliban Pledges $165,000 to Aid Earthquake Victims in Turkey and Syria

The Taliban’s Ministry of Foreign affairs announced on Wednesday that the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” will send 10 million Afghanis in aid (about $111,000) to Turkey, and half that amount to Syria, “on the basis of shared humanity and Islamic brotherhood” after Monday’s extremely destructive earthquakes.

HATAY, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 07: Smoke billows from the Iskenderun Port as rescue workers work at the scene of a collapsed building on February 07, 2023 in Iskenderun, Turkey. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Gaziantep, Turkey, in the early hours of Monday, followed by another 7.5-magnitude tremor just after midday. …

The world’s strongest earthquakes since 1900

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Ecuador’s central coast on Saturday. The country’s vice president called it the strongest to hit the country in decades. Here is a list of some of the world’s strongest earthquakes since 1900: ___ May 22, 1960:

BHAKTAPUR, NEPAL - JULY 29: A woman clears debris from her collapsed home on July 29, 2015 in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Three months after the earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th, and with the arrival of the monsoon, clearing debris from damaged homes and demolishing damaged buildings has become a …

Silicon Valley’s Key Reservoir May Collapse

A pricey retrofitting project at one of Santa Clara County’s largest dams has been delayed by a full year after engineers discovered nearby “trace faults” that could elevate the risk of the dam’s collapse in the event of a strong earthquake.

Anderson Reservoir (Tony Avelar / Associated Press)

Duh: Earthquakes Not Caused by Fracking

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow gleefully teased the earthquakes in Oklahoma as “the story that might keep you up at night.” On her October 16 show, she stated that Oklahoma’s earthquakes are: “The terrible and unintended consequence of the way we get oil and gas out of the ground.… from fracking operations.” Yet, when her guest, Jeremy Boak, Oklahoma Geological Survey director, corrected her by saying “it’s not actually frackwater,” she didn’t change her tune.

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Study: Only 0.1 Percent of North Texas Injection Wells Potentially Involved in Earthquakes

According to a new study released on Wednesday, underground wastewater injection wells used in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” have virtually no role whatsoever in the earthquakes in the North Texas area during the past few years. The study was conducted by a group affiliated with the petroleum industry, but used publicly available data on seismic activity in the region and a long list of independent peer-reviewed scientific research to reach this conclusion.

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