Wednesday, 19 June, 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 action.

UN Report Condemns Its Conduct In Myanmar

UN Report Condemns Its Conduct In Myanmar

A damning report by the UN on its own conduct in Myanmar has condemned the organisation’s “obviously dysfunctional performance” over the past decade and concluded there was a systemic failure. The report, seen by the Guardian before publication, was commissioned by the Secretary-General, António Guterres, after accusations that the UN system ignored warning signs

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auma Associated Sleep Disorder

Trauma Associated Sleep Disorder

Nightmares and disruptive nocturnal behaviours that develop after traumatic experiences have long been recognized as having different clinical characteristics that overlap with other established parasomnia diagnoses. The inciting experience is typically in the setting of extreme traumatic stress coupled with periods of sleep disruption and/or deprivation. The limited number of laboratory-documented cases and symptomatic overlap with rapid

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A Local’s Guide To Munich, Germany

A Local’s Guide To Munich, Germany

Munich is the capital and most populous city of Bavaria, the second most populous German federal state. With a population of around 1.5 million, it is the third-largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. Straddling the banks of the River Isar (a tributary of the Danube) north of the Bavarian Alps, it is the seat of the Bavarian administrative region of Upper Bavaria, while being the most densely

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Press Freedom In Downward Spiral In 2019

Press Freedom In Downward Spiral In 2019

Press freedom is declining around the world, with democratic governments joining authoritarian regimes in seeking to suppress independent journalism, a human rights watchdog said on Wednesday. An annual report by Freedom House said press freedom saw notable declines in Europe while US President Donald Trump’s vilification of the media has “seriously exacerbated an ongoing erosion

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