Thursday, 17 January, 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 of these intractable issues mentioned here need our prayers and action.

Childhood Infections Associated With Risk Of Subsequent Mental Disorders

Childhood Infections Associated With Risk Of Subsequent Mental Disorders

Infections during childhood are linked to an elevated risks for mental disorders, according to research published in JAMA Psychiatry. “The etiology of mental disorders is rather unknown, and several studies have indicated that the immune system may play a role in at least a subgroup of individuals with mental disorders,” said

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China’s Actions Could Be Precursors To Genocide

China’s Actions Could Be Precursors To Genocide

Uighur leaders have called on democratic governments to confront China over its treatment of ethnic minority Uighur Muslims, saying the government’s actions against the ethnic minority group are “precursors to genocide.” On a visit to Australia, leaders of the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), based in Washington, said governments, businesses, academics

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Viburnum

Viburnum

Viburnum is a genus of about 150–175 species of shrubs or small trees in the moschatel family, Adoxaceae. Its current classification is based on molecular phylogeny. It was previously included in the family Caprifoliaceae. The member species are native throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere, with a few species extending into tropical montane regions in South America, Ukraine, Russia, and South East Asia. In Africa, the genus is

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The Pisces Constellation

The Pisces Constellation

Pisces is a constellation of the zodiac. Its name is the Latin plural for fish. Pisces is located northeast of Aquarius and to the northwest of the constellation Cetus the Sea-monster. Other constellations bordering Pisces are Triangulum, Andromeda, Pegasus and Aries. The ecliptic and the celestial equator intersect within this constellation and in Virgo. It

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WSJ Investigation: China Offered To Bail Out 1MDB

WSJ Investigation: China Offered To Bail Out 1MDB

Senior Chinese leaders offered in 2016 to help bail out a Malaysian government fund at the centre of a swelling, multibillion-dollar graft scandal, according to minutes from a series of previously undisclosed meetings reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Chinese officials told visiting Malaysians that China would use its influence to

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21 UK Winter Walks With A Wow Factor

21 UK Winter Walks With A Wow Factor

The Malvern Hills are a range of hills in the English counties of Worcestershire Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire, dominating the surrounding countryside and the towns and villages of the district of Malvern. The highest summit of the hills affords a panorama of the Severn valley with the hills of Herefordshire and the Welsh

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The Substance of Humility

The Substance of Humility

Philippians 2: 1 – 11. Humility and the human spiritual condition are inextricably interconnected. In fallen humanity, they become mutually exclusive, habitually confounding genuine obedience with superficial conformity; profoundly confronting our behavioural inconsistencies through our insecurities toward individualism and subterfuge. Nevertheless, the Apostle Paul urged the Philippian believers to adopt

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The Pictor Constellation

The Pictor Constellation

Pictor is a constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere, located between the star Canopus and the Large Magellanic Cloud. Its name is Latin for a painter and is an abbreviation of the older name Equuleus Pictoris (the “painter’s easel”). Normally represented as an easel, Pictor was named by Abbé Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century. Pictor is a small constellation bordered by Columba to the north, Puppis and Carina to

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