13 superfoods you should be eating | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Not all foods are created equal — some are so packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and other beneficial substances that they’ve been deemed “superfoods.” Superfoods have incredible health benefits, packing a powerful nutritional punch that helps protect against cancer and heart disease, lower cholesterol, protect the organs from toxins and improve digestive health. Some nutritionists even say superfoods can help you live longer and lose weight. For the full list click here Continue reading 13 superfoods you should be eating | MNN – Mother Nature Network

AP News: Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital rose to at least 63 on Sunday, including women and children, officials said. The local Islamic State group’s affiliate claimed responsibility for what was the deadliest attack in Kabul this year. Another 182 people were wounded in the Saturday night explosion, government spokesman Feroz Bashari said. Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi confirmed the casualty toll as families began to bury the dead. Some helped to dig graves with their bare hands. To read more just click here Continue reading AP News: Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

Bangladesh crisis

DHAKA (Reuters) – About 3,000 people in Bangladesh were left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the capital city of Dhaka, government officials said on Sunday. Three people were injured in the blaze that struck a congested slum in Mirpur town on Friday night. Video footage showed heavy plumes of smoke billowing all around the slum area, just a few kilometers from the country’s main cricket stadium. To read more just click here Continue reading Bangladesh crisis

Ukraine hotel fire: Eight people killed in blaze at Tokyo Star in Odessa | Euronews

Firefighters were called to the blaze early on Saturday at Tokyo Star in Odessa, a port city on the Black Sea in the south of the country. The State Emergency Service of Ukraine said in a statement that eight people had died and 10 more were injured. It gave no information about how the fire started nor how many people were staying at the hotel when it broke out. The hotel Tokyo Star has 273 rooms. To read more just click here Continue reading Ukraine hotel fire: Eight people killed in blaze at Tokyo Star in Odessa | Euronews

Demonstrations in China

Following the escalation in violence during the past few days, the demonstrations this weekend will provide a litmus test as to whether the protest movement can retain the broad support that it has appeared to enjoy. Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the “one country, two systems” arrangement that enshrined some autonomy for Hong Kong since China took it back from Britain in 1997. To read more just click here Continue reading Demonstrations in China

AP News: Claims: Migrant kids split at border harmed in foster care

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children. ___ After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist’s home, he decided to leave his village behind and flee to the United States, hoping he’d be granted asylum and his little boy, whose heart was failing, would receive lifesaving medical care. To read more just click here Continue reading AP News: Claims: Migrant kids split at border harmed in foster care

AP News: Israel grants Tlaib West Bank visit on humanitarian grounds

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s interior minister says he has received and granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds. Minister Aryeh Deri said in a statement on Friday that Tlaib asked to visit her 90-year-old grandmother in the West Band. In a letter published by Deri’s office, Tlaib said she would respect any restrictions and would “not promote boycotts” during her visit. To read more just click here Continue reading AP News: Israel grants Tlaib West Bank visit on humanitarian grounds