DoomsDay Headlines 2-10-2014: Iran Threatens US, Warning US-Bound Flights, Bomb Threat Maine, Debt Deadline, Ukraine Default, EU Banks Need To Die, Bitcoin, China Slowing, NSA, Thames River Alert, Corpses Surface in Phillippines, Bushfire Emergency, Japan Snow Storm, Massive Snow Storm, Earth Quakes, Volcano, Swine Flu Emergency, 10,000 Dengue Cases, 9 Mil Lbs Meat Recall, Foot & Mouth Disease

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China, Russia, Now Iran Testing US Military Defense System 

Former Ambassador John Bolton has some harsh criticism for the Obama administration in the video below over it’s handling of Iran which has become emboldened to the point of sending Iranian warships to U.S. maritime borders making it clear they have the capability of attacking the US.

Iranian admiral: The US can expect heavy losses at sea should it attack Iran 

The commander of Iran’s navy ratcheted up the Islamic Republic’s recent rhetoric against the United States, threatening the Americans with major losses at sea should they chose to attack Iranian nuclear facilities.

US Embassy in Guyana warns of 'unconfirmed threat' on US-bound flights 

The U.S. Embassy in Guyana warned Sunday that it had received "unconfirmed threat information" about a regional airline's flights from the South American country to the United States on Monday and urged Americans to avoid using the carrier.

Bomb threat closes York County Superior Court 

York County Superior Court in Alfred closed on Monday following a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the building. Maine State Police said the courthouse would remain evacuated until building in cleared.

US Treasury introduces ‘extraordinary measures’ as Feb. 27 debt deadline looms 

The US government will have exhausted its emergency funds by the end of February unless Congress can once again conjure up the political will and public patience to pass a new budget deal.

Worse than Greece: Fitch says Ukraine's default risk high 

The worsening political and economic circumstances in Ukraine has prompted the Fitch Ratings agency to downgrade Ukrainian debt from B to a pre–default level CCC. This is lower than Greece, and Fitch warns of future financial instability.

Some European banks need to 'die in an orderly fashion’ 

Weak banks need to fail in order for the European Central Banks’ stress tests on lenders to be successful and credible, the new chair of the supervisory arm of the bank Daniele Nouy said. Only "good" banks with strong capital will survive.

Bitcoin withdrawals still on hold, prices plunge 

Bitcoin prices plunged again Monday morning after Mt.Gox, the major exchange for the virtual currency, said technical problems require it to continue its ban on customer withdrawals.

China export growth seen slowing 

China's export and import growth likely cooled in January, a Reuters poll showed, underlining a broader slowdown in the world's second-largest economy, though the Lunar New Year holiday effect may overstate the soft momentum.

Use of NSA metadata to find drone targets kills civilians

Greenwald Citing documents leaked by Edward Snowden and testimonies from former Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) members, Glen Greenwald and colleague Jeremy Scahill have revealed the extent which the US military is using NSA intel to establish targets for drone strikes in an article in the Intercept.

Greenwald hints at new revelations 

Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who broke news of U.S. government surveillance in The Guardian newspaper last year, launched an independent news site Monday with what it said were new revelations.

Thames on red alert: Thousands of homes are threatened 

Some 14 Environment Agency severe flood warnings relate to a long stretch of the River Thames (shown in map above) through Oxfordshire and Surrey. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has admitted that the areas are expected to suffer 'significant' problems by the middle of the week.

Three Months After Haiyan, Corpses Surface in Philippines City 

Three months after the world's most powerful storm of 2013 devastated this waterfront city, residents still find around five bodies a day, sometimes more, a sign of a challenge the area faces before it can fully start to rebuild from Typhoon Haiyan.

Bushfires spark emergency alerts in south-east Australia 

Dozens of bushfires are sweeping across southern Australia, fanned by hot weather and strong winds.

'Worst in decades': 11 dead, 1,200 injured in Japan snowstorm 

The heaviest snowstorm in nearly half a century in Tokyo and other areas of Japan has caused a rash of snow-linked accidents, resulting in nearly a dozen deaths and injuring more than a thousand people.

State of emergency in GA as 2nd massive snowstorm moves in 

Less than two weeks after a rare winter storm paralyzed Georgia and wreaked havoc on the state’s roads and residents, Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency as more snowfall is expected this week.

Recent Earthquakes Near Oklahoma

Oklahoma has had: (M1.5 or greater). 2 earthquakes today; 10 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 32 earthquakes in the past month

Captured: An entire town is left covered in a layer of ash after a devastating volcano

Mount Sinabung in Indonesia erupted violently last week, killing sixteen people and forcing thousands from homes

Hospitals declare emergency in Gharbiya after swine flu death 

A state of emergency was imposed in hospitals in Gharbiya governorate in northern Egypt on Saturday in the face of an outbreak of swine and bird flu in the country.

Swine flu kills 38 in Egypt since December

Health ministry Thirty-eight people have died from the H1N1 virus in Egypt since December, the health ministry announced on Sunday.

Malaysia reports nearly 10,000 dengue cases 1st month of 2014 

The mosquito borne virus, dengue has started strong in Malaysia during the first month or so of 2014, with health officials reporting 9,453 and 17 deaths since Jan. 1, according to a recent Sun Daily report. This compares to 2,559 cases and five deaths during the same time frame in 2013.

Nearly 9 Million Pounds of Meat Recalled 

More than 8.7 million pounds of meat have been recalled from a Northern California company because the plant “processed diseased and unsound animals,” federal officials announced Saturday.

Foot and mouth disease afflicting cattle in Rajasthan 

FMD is an infectious and sometimes fatal disease whose symptoms are high fever for two to three days, followed by blisters inside the mouth and on the feet that may rupture and cause lameness to the animal.