Hard-Liner Ahmadinejad Again Seeks to be Iran President

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registered Wednesday to run again for the Islamic Republic’s presidency, raising the possibility that the populist leader who rapidly advanced Tehran’s nuclear program to challenge the West could return to the country’s top civilian post.

Israel, Gaza Violence Escalates.. Fears of “Full-Scale War..” IDF Kills Hamas Commanders.. Riots Shake Jewish-Arab City.. Lynchings..? Effort to Oust Netanyahu Stalls During Crisis.. Violent Clashes Between Protesters in NYC

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Wednesday pressed ahead with a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, killing as many as 10 senior Hamas military figures and toppling a pair of high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities in a series of airstrikes. The Islamic militant group showed no signs of backing down and fired hundreds of rockets at Israeli cities.

Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to ‘inflict blows that Hamas has not dreamed of’ prompting Hamas to retaliate with 130 rockets of its own, as the deadly fighting in the middle east continued on Wednesday. Israeli strikes killed several of the Islamist group’s top commanders on Wednesday, and destroyed another multi-storey building in Gaza City, as the U.N. warned of a ‘full scale war’ in the region. Israeli fighter jets dropped two bombs on the 14-storey Al-Sharouk tower, which housed the bureau of the Al-Aqsa television channel, and is the third tall structure in Gaza City levelled since the bombing campaign began Monday.

GAZA/JERUSALEM, May 12 (Reuters) – Israel said it killed 16 members of the Hamas military wing in a air strike on Gaza on Wednesday and Palestinian militants rained rockets into Israel as global concern mounted over their most intense hostilities in years.

Following severe Arab riots in Lod Tuesday night and the extremely high tensions in the mixed Jewish-Arab city, the police ordered the city to be closed and imposed a curfew beginning at 8 p.m. and ending at 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

Some 374 people were arrested throughout Israel following intense Jewish-Arab violence and riots that erupted across the country on Wednesday, amid the ongoing fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Efforts to form a new Israeli government and oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have come to an almost complete halt amid the escalation with Hamas.

ISRAELI and Palestinian protesters clashed in violent scenes in New York City on Tuesday as demonstrations erupted across the US and cops struggled to separate the warring crowds.

Dog “Flunked Out” of Service School. Now He’s Star Sniffing Out Arson.. Researchers’ Best Friend? Robot Pup Gets to Work

The dog — part golden retriever, part black labrador — was trained by State Farm Insurance to use his incredibly sensitive snout to detect fuels and other accelerants, when authorities suspect that a fire was set on purpose and need evidence to support their case.

Deep underground in eastern France, a four-legged bundle of energy named Scar steps gingerly through vast caverns, loaded with sensors for taking measures in places where humans might fear to tread.

Escaped Leopard Eluded Captors. Hundreds of Drones Sent to Find

The case of the three runaway leopards has scandalized the nation, after it emerged that the Hangzhou Safari Park did not inform the public about their escape for weeks. Two of the leopards, a male and a female, have been tracked down, while one female Amur leopard remained missing Wednesday.

Jagger Sends Up Anti-Vaxxers in Surprise New Covid Song.. Bill Gates is in My Bloodstream.. There’s Aliens in the Deep State

Mick Jagger must be getting antsy not being on the road in the studio with the Rolling Stones. He’s dropped a new single this morning, with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters. The lyrics are all about COVID, masks, and the vaccine, which Mick is promoting. He’s sending up the anti-vaxxers.