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Christians in eastern Lebanon prepare for worst - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Christians in eastern Lebanon prepare for worst – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

The statement released by the Ahrar al-Sunnah Brigades, in which they threatened to attack churches and Christians in the region, has had a deep impact on many residents. There are also many reports and scenarios being shared on social media about the possibility of villages inhabited by Christians being raided.

via Christians in eastern Lebanon prepare for worst – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the…

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Thirty-five U.S. states report travel-related cases of chikungunya | Vaccine News Daily

Thirty-five U.S. states report travel-related cases of chikungunya | Vaccine News Daily

Health officials in 35 states have reported a total of 284 cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, according to recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

The total number of cases reported in U.S. and its territories has risen to 497, most of which are associated with travelers returning from the Caribbean and South America. Locally-transmitted cases have been reported in…

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Deja vu: EBOLA Fear Like Early Reactions to HIV/AIDS Liberia: ‘Greet Him From Distance’ - Phebe Doctor Face Ebola Stigma After Survival

Deja vu: EBOLA Fear Like Early Reactions to HIV/AIDS Liberia: ‘Greet Him From Distance’ – Phebe Doctor Face Ebola Stigma After Survival

Even though he is completely healthy, people are afraid to come near him or to have anything to do with him.

For example, Korkor arrived on the campus of Cuttington University Monday to ‘attend to personal issues’ but was kept at bay by friends, students and loved ones. ‘We want to hug our doctor but fear we would come in contact with the virus,’ one student told FrontPageAfrica. I will greet him…

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Gaza crisis: ‘Huge surge’ in displaced people after night of intensified violence – live | World | The Guardian

Gaza crisis: ‘Huge surge’ in displaced people after night of intensified violence – live | World | The Guardian

13:41 EST: 60 minutes ago: Israeli strikes on Gaza continued Tuesday evening after an all-out barrage the night before that was responsible for as many as 110 Palestinian deaths in a 24-hour period.

A strike or strikes in Jabalia camp north of Gaza City killed 10 Palestinians, medics said. Earlier strikes in Khan Younis in the south killed 15 members of three families, and 11 people were killed…

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“We fled Germany on November 9th, 1938. It was called the Crystal Night, because there were demonstrations against Jews all over Germany, and many windows were being broken. We were living on the outskirts of Hanover. When my father came home from work that night, he told us that the synagogue was on fire, and that firemen were standing in a ring around it to prevent the flames from spreading to other buildings. He said: ‘We’re getting out of here.’”

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“We fled Germany on November 9th, 1938. It was called the Crystal Night, because there were demonstrations against Jews all over Germany, and many windows were being broken. We were living on the outskirts of Hanover. When my father came home from work that night, he told us that the synagogue was on fire, and that firemen were standing in a ring around it to prevent the flames from spreading to other buildings. He said: ‘We’re getting out of here.’”

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“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”

humansofnewyork:

“We fled to the Philippines, which was under American occupation at the time. But it wasn’t long before the Japanese took over the islands. We were living in Manila, and when the Japanese occupied the city, they began to teach us to read and write Japanese. When the Americans came to retake the city, they invaded from the north, and the Japanese blew up the bridges and barricaded themselves in the southern part of the city where we lived. Shells were falling all around us, because the Japanese had stationed a gun encampment across from our house. One morning, we decided to make a run for the hospital, so that we could put ourselves under the protection of the Red Cross. Our neighbors were running in front of us, pushing their belongings on a pushcart, when they stepped on a land mine and the whole family was killed. We kept running, but when we got to the main street, there was a checkpoint and we weren’t allowed to cross. So we hid beneath a house, and soon we were discovered by Japanese soldiers. They lined us all up against the wall to be executed. We begged and begged and begged for our lives. They finally allowed my mother and the children to step aside, but they told my father to stay. My mother dropped to her knees and asked the Japanese commander to imagine it was his family. And he finally let all of us go.”

Analysis: “Mercy” of Israeli occupation at work in Gaza | Maan News Agency

Analysis: “Mercy” of Israeli occupation at work in Gaza | Maan News Agency

In the midst of the ongoing onslaught against Gaza — which has resulted in the deaths of more than 1,200 Palestinians and the wiping out of entire families — Israel has at times been accused of targeting civilians.

The Israeli armed forces, however, have made much of their “humanitarian” credentials and concern for civilian life, claims which have been most notably exemplified in the argument…

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Cameron warns illegal immigrants: we will find you and send you home | Uk-news | The Guardian

Cameron warns illegal immigrants: we will find you and send you home | Uk-news | The Guardian

“When we find you, and we will find you, we’ll make sure you are sent back to the country you came from,” he said.

via Cameron warns illegal immigrants: we will find you and send you home | Uk-news | The Guardian.

Thinks he is the Lord High Sheriff and all Brit parties preening for anti-immigrant voters.

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The Satantic Temple uses Hobby Lobby ruling to claim religious exemption from anti-choice biased counseling laws

The Satantic Temple uses Hobby Lobby ruling to claim religious exemption from anti-choice biased counseling laws

The Temple has helpfully provided a letter that people seeking an abortion can print out to explain to their doctor that they are exempt from informed consent mandates:

I regard any information required by state statute to be communicated or offered to me as a precondition for an abortion (separate and apart from any other medical procedure) is based on politics and not science (“Political…

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New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare | Life , Health | THE DAILY STAR

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare | Life , Health | THE DAILY STAR

{Thankfully, more and more news outlets are covering this epidemic now, even if a bit late into the process – any number of people exposed to ebola could fly anywhere in the world within 24 hours and potentially expose thousands – for real! The only saving grace is that, the disease requires direct contact with body fluids of someone infected – so it does not spread that quickly or by air. But!…

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FAVORS IN THREES

Originally posted on keithgarrettpoetry:

How is it possible to change the world,

Can one man get it started, where to begin.?

Do a favor of unselfishness and ask that in return

This person do three favors,

Two more favors of you must be accomplished to start.

It is that someone first did a kindness for you,

They then asked of you to do these three things.

Favors of three may be quite a…

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Zoe Saldana Talks Race Issues in Hollywood

Zoe Saldana Talks Race Issues in Hollywood

Originally posted on Repeating Islands:

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This article by Meredith Seay appeared in Urban Mecca.

Actress Zoe Saldana is one busy woman these days, headlining in three simultaneous giant sci-fi franchises — Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek and Avatar. The busy star sat down with The Hollywood Reporterto talk about her upcoming roles, race in Hollywood and also revealed why she almost quit the…

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