Aboard an overloaded ship carrying more than 500 refugees, a young woman becomes an unlikely hero. This single, powerful story, told by Melissa Fleming of the UN’s refugee agency, gives a human face to the sheer numbers of human beings trying to escape to better lives [continue reading].
Mohamed and his wife, Roqa, took their two young daughters, Rushin and Reema, and fled Syria. Two years and 1,500 miles later, I met them in front of the State Office for Health and Social Issues in Berlin and decided to help them. As bombs fell over Syria, Mohamed and his wife, [continue reading].
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to go but the timing of his departure had to be decided through negotiation. Speaking after talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond he called on Russia and Iran to use [continue reading].
Turkish coastguards have saved more than 50,000 people from drowning as they sought to cross to Greek islands since the beginning of the Syrian refugee crisis, the country’s deputy prime minister said on Friday as he urged European countries to show a “helping [continue reading].
Writing for ITV News, actor Sir Patrick Stewart says Bob Cole’s death shows why assisted dying must be a fundamental right for us all. He Writes: I had always been a supporter of assisted dying, but I became a campaigner after a horrifying event. My life-long friend’s [continue reading].
Riot police are accused of heavy-handed tactics as some people faint, have panic attacks and are crushed inside a locked stadium. Migrants on the Greek island of Kos have been tear-gassed and reportedly beaten as hundreds suffer sweltering conditions locked inside an open-air [continue reading].
No place for children: makeshift site in Lesvos with an estimated 5,000 refugees. Despite their own economic woes, the inhabitants of the Greek holiday island are generously caring for the boatloads of people fleeing Syria. On the Greek island of Lesvos, two worlds are [continue reading].
Four years ago today the world lost Amy Winehouse. Born in London, England, on September 14, 1983, Amy Winehouse broke into the music business when, at age 16, a classmate passed on her demo tape. She signed her first record deal as a jazz vocalist, and her music later [continue reading].