Thank you for the lovely, encouraging comments. It truly is an inspiration to know people seek answers to questions that many are afraid to ask, or do not know whom to ask when it comes to the refugee situation in the middle east, Africa, and other war-torn countries. I have [continue reading].
Richards said he had neither pledged his support to Trump in the primary – as Trump’s campaign had claimed – nor would he be “advocating” for the presidential hopeful. Veterans for Trump’ group formed after comments on John McCain. Spokeswoman cites ‘written [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].
What is the UN human rights committee? The UN Human Rights Committee is composed of 18 human rights and legal experts from across the globe, including the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Japan and Canada. All signatories to the UN’s human rights covenant are required to submit to [continue reading].
Crying, beached orca freed to cheers after dramatic nine-hour rescue in northern B.C. When a young orca whale was stranded on some jagged rocks on B.C.’s North Coast cried out in pain, Janie Hermann felt sorrow run through her whole body. “It was so heartbreaking,” she [continue reading].
A top UN official says he is deeply shocked at the killing and harassment of aid workers in South Sudan. Stephen O’Brien, U.N. under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, said Saturday that 27 aid workers had died since the conflict [continue reading].
Violence and insecurity have continued to affect population movements in northern Nigeria and neighbouring countries, the UN refugee agency reported on Tuesday (July 21, 2015). In Cameroon’s remote Far North Region, a steady flow of Nigerian refugees are moving from the [continue reading].
He fell 100 feet off this seaside cliff. Then was bitten by a venomous snake. As the tide rushed in. While his mother sat at home nearby, wondering why a rescue helicopter was flying overhead. The string of misfortune may make Brock Leach the unluckiest 14-year-old in [continue reading].
Elder abuse is, unfortunately, prevalent in our society. The good news is that there is increased awareness with respect to the existence of elder abuse and its many forms, and numerous resources available to help. Abuse is often perpetrated by someone who is close to the [continue reading].
The federal government’s refugee policy is discriminatory and violates the Charter rights of refugee applicants from certain countries, a federal court ruled Thursday. Denying certain refugee applicants the right to appeal based on their country of origin violates Charter [continue reading].
Border patrol agents pull out of Donald Trump’s tour The border patrol agents who were scheduled to show Donald Trump around the Mexico-U.S. crossing have cancelled the tour, but the billionaire is still heading south. Local 2455, the union representing the Texas-based guards, [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].
OTTAWA – New powers for Canada’s spy agency are unconstitutional and represent an extraordinary reversal of the traditional role of the judiciary, two national groups say in a newly filed legal challenge of the Conservative government’s omnibus security bill. [continue reading].
Jon Stewart Shreds Donald Trump: ‘Our First Openly Assh-le President’. At long last, does the man who accused the vast majority of Mexican immigrants of being drug-addicted rapists have no sense of decency,” the show’s host asks? Jon Stewart returned [continue reading].
Facebook Inc. cannot challenge search warrants New York prosecutors used to get information from its site on hundreds of users suspected of Social Security fraud, a state appeals court said on Tuesday, in a decision likely making it harder for New Yorkers to keep their digital [continue reading].
Natural disasters forced more than 19 million people from their homes in 2014, mostly the result of typhoons, flooding and other weather-related events that are becoming more intense and more frequent, a leading European aid agency said Monday. Close to 90 percent of the 19.3 [continue reading].