Day: January 24, 2018

What the living can learn from the dying

We know that we will die, yet we spend much of our lives trying very hard not to think about it. But is it wise to ignore death? Could we live better if we spent more time thinking about our own mortality? Frank Ostaseski is the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can […]

Senate confirms new Health and Human Services secretary

The U.S. Senate today confirmed Alex Azar as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services with a vote of 55-43. Six Democrats — Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons of Delaware, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Doug Jones of Alabama — […]

Tens of Thousands Flee as Philippines Volcano Spews Ash Three Miles High

Tens of Thousands Flee as Philippines Volcano Spews Ash Three Miles High © AP Photo/ Dan AmarantoEnvironment21:57 24.01.2018(updated 21:58 24.01.2018) Get short URL101 On Wednesday, the Philippines’ disaster agency announced that more than 61,000 people have been displaced by the flaming eruption of Mount Mayon, which began showing signs of activity a couple of weeks […]

Erdogan Calls On Trump to Stop Support of Kurdish Armed Groups in Syria

Erdogan Calls On Trump to Stop Support of Kurdish Armed Groups in Syria © REUTERS/ Asin Bulbul/Kevin LamarqueMiddle East22:43 24.01.2018(updated 23:28 24.01.2018) Get short URLTopic: Turkey Starts Operation ‘Olive Branch’ in Syria (37) 110 Trkish President and his US counterpart have discussed the situation in Syria’s Afrin, where Ankara is currently conducting a military operation. […]

US Confirms Receiving Invite to Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi

US Confirms Receiving Invite to Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi © Sputnik/ Konstantin ChalabovMiddle East22:22 24.01.2018(updated 22:26 24.01.2018) Get short URL110 WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A US State Department official told Sputnik on Wednesday that it can confirm the United States received an invitation to the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi but could not […]