Conflict & Justice
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Israel deploys ground troops to Gaza border as conflict escalates
The World May 14, 2021
Top of The World: Israeli military officials said ground forces have bombarded Gaza with artillery — but have not entered the territory. And, IT systems for the Irish Health Service have been shut down because of a “significant ransomware attack." Also, Colombia’s human rights ombudsman said Tuesday that 168 people have been reported missing
Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack
Associated Press May 14, 2021
Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in what it called a "significant ransomware attack."
Spiritual leaders seek to spur an 'ecological conversion'
Living on Earth May 13, 2021
From Native American traditions to Eastern thought to mainstream Catholicism, spiritual teachings call on humanity to live in harmony with nature.
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Deadly violence in Israel and Gaza raises concerns of war
The World May 13, 2021
Top of The World: Israel carried out more airstrikes in Gaza, killing as many as 10 senior Hamas leaders and Hamas returned fire. And, there's a surge of coronavirus cases in countries in Asia and the Pacific. Also, research by the Uyghur Human Rights Project has found evidence of imprisonment and detention of at least 630 imams and other Muslim religious figures in China’s Xinjiang region
Syrians on the border
A decade of war has devastated Syria's health care system
The World May 12, 2021
Sometimes, the most basic services are not available to patients. And it can lead to dire consequences.
For pregnant women, getting the COVID-19 jab is a challenging choice
The World May 12, 2021
Information on vaccines for pregnant women differs, depending on the country. Making the choice to get the shot while pregnant can get complicated, explains Valerie Fernández, who faced the decision herself in Arizona.
Human rights
A Gaza mother struggles to protect her kids
The World May 12, 2021
A mother of three living in Gaza discussed with The World's host Marco Werman the trauma that her children face while living under airstrikes.
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Deaths mount as violence escalates in Gaza
The World May 12, 2021
Top of The World: Israel has conducted hundreds of airstrikes in Gaza, leveling apartment towers and other targets and a mounting death toll. And, with a surge in COVID-19 cases overwhelming the health system in India, officials reported a new record number of daily deaths at 4,205 people. Also, an independent panel reviewing the WHO’s response to the coronavirus outbreak said on Wednesday that the pandemic was preventable.
Panel suggests WHO should have more power to stop pandemics
Associated Press May 12, 2021
A panel of independent experts who reviewed the World Health Organization's response to the coronavirus pandemic says the UN health agency should be granted "guaranteed rights of access" in countries to investigate emerging outbreaks.
Human rights
New Zealand condemns China’s treatment of Uyghurs but won't call it ‘genocide’
The World May 11, 2021
New Zealand has joined other countries in calling out China for its mistreatment of Uyghurs, but falls short of calling it "genocide." Critics say the condemnation has been "watered down" to protect China as an essential trade partner.
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