Monday, 24 September, 2018

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 of these intractable issues mentioned here need our prayers and action.

The Lynx Constellation

The Lynx Constellation

Lynx is a constellation named after the animal, usually observed in the northern sky. The constellation was introduced in the late 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. It is a faint constellation, with its brightest stars forming a zigzag line. Lynx is bordered by Camelopardalis to the north, Auriga to the west, Gemini to the southwest, Cancer to the south, Leo to the east and

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The World's Most Prolific Writer A Chinese Algorithm

The World’s Most Prolific Writer Is A Chinese Algorithm

“Inflatable duck baby pool with canopy.” “Hot selling colourful temporary full arm tattoo for men.” “Splendid reusable dog pee pad (minimum order: 500).” Load up the homepage for e-commerce giant, Alibaba – a wholesale shopping site that’s more or less China’s answer to eBay – and you’ll find images and descriptions of

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Japan's Attempt To Overturn Commercial Whaling Ban Fails

Japan’s Attempt To Overturn Commercial Whaling Ban Fails

An attempt to overturn the decades-old global ban on commercial whaling has failed, to the relief of conservationists. Anti-whaling nations defeated by decisive margin proposals from the Japanese government that would have allowed for the return of whale hunts. The vote, on the last day of this year’s meeting of the International Whaling

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Phlox

Phlox

Phlox is a genus of 67 species of perennial and annual plants in the family Polemoniaceae. They are found mostly in North America (one in Siberia) in diverse habitats from alpine tundra to open woodland and prairie. Some flower in spring, others in summer and fall. Flowers may be pale blue, violet, pink, bright red, or white. Many are fragrant. It attracts hummingbirds,

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My Soul, Where Are You? Families Of Minorities Missing In China

My Soul, Where Are You? Families Of Minorities Missing In China

The US State Department has said it is deeply concerned over China’s “worsening crackdown” on minority Muslims in China’s north-western territory of Xinjiang as the Trump administration reportedly considers sanctions against senior Chinese officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses. China’s “strike hard” campaign in the name of countering

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Bilbao Baggings: The Ultimate Picnic Road Trip

Bilbao Baggings: The Ultimate Picnic Road Trip

Bilbao, Spain. This Basque beauty has impactful architecture, brilliant beaches, one of the best museums in the world and a unique gastronomic identity. Famously passionate and proudly independent, the Basques are an enigma. Although their unofficial country straddles northern Spain and south-west France, the residents’ impenetrable language, with its Indo-European roots,

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The Lupus Constellation

The Lupus Constellation

Lupus is a constellation located in the deep Southern Sky. Its name is Latin for wolf. Lupus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations, although it was previously an asterism associated with the neighbouring constellation Centaurus. Lupus is bordered by six different constellations, although one

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