Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

The enormity of our world's needs is overwhelming, and without a compassionate heart, distressing news can appear to be just black and white. A few intractable issues mentioned here may require our prayers, and possibly, action.

China Falsified Organ Donation Numbers

China Falsified Organ Donation Numbers

The Chinese government may have been systematically falsifying its organ donation numbers, raising renewed concerns over the use of executed prisoners and other forced donors for transplants, a new academic paper says. In 2015, China publicly promised it would no longer source organs from executed prisoners, previously almost its sole source. But

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War Crimes Court Approves Inquiry Into Violence Against Rohingya

War Crimes Court Approves Inquiry Into Violence Against Rohingya

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have authorised a full-scale investigation into allegations of mass persecution and crimes against humanity that forced at least 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh. The ruling, which sets a significant precedent in expanding the jurisdiction of the war crimes court, is the

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gladiolus murielae

Gladiolus Murielae

Gladiolus murielae is a species of flowering plant in the family Iridaceae, native to Eastern Africa, from Ethiopia to Malawi. It has been given a number of English names, including Abyssinian gladiolus and fragrant gladiolus. It is a cormous perennial growing to 70–100 cm (28–39 in) tall, with linear leaves and in late summer, numerous fragrant white flowers with a maroon (occasionally orange)

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