A new report says an estimated 43,000 people died amid Somalia’s longest drought on record last year and half of them were likely children under 5 years old.
It is the first official death toll announced in the drought withering large parts of the Horn of Africa.
At least 18,000 people, and as many as 34,000, are forecast to die in the first six months of this year.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping just concluded a three-day visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a warm affair in which the two men praised each other and spoke of a profound friendship. It is a high point in a complicated, centuries-long relationship during which the two countries have been both allies and enemies.
Chinese and Russian states have loomed large in each other’s foreign affairs since the 17th century when the two empires created a border with a treaty written in Latin.
Neighbors can be good friends or bitter rivals. Sharing a border of thousands of miles, Beijing and Moscow have been both.
The idea of an ever-burning hell has frightened countless millions!
What really happens to the wicked after death? Are they “doomed to hell,” where their “souls” roast in “torment” forever? If hell exists, and the wicked go there, where is it and what is it? And when do they go? What about the resurrection of the dead? And the parable of Lazarus and the rich man?
There are many popular beliefs about the fate of unrepentant sinners. Why such confusion? What are the Bible answers? Here is the truth about hell!
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U.S. cases of a dangerous fungus tripled over just three years, and more than half of states have now reported it, according to a new study.
The United Nations children’s agency on Tuesday warned that after last summer’s devastating floods, 10 million people in Pakistan, including children, still live in flood-affected areas without access to safe drinking water.
Over a week after Cyclone Freddy’s second and more devastating landfall in Malawi and Mozambique and nearly a month since it battered Madagascar, the effects are still being felt as locals, officials and aid workers continue to uncover the full extent of the cyclone’s destruction.
Concerned by China’s shrinking population, political advisors to the government have come up with more than 20 recommendations to boost birth rates, though experts say the best they can do is to slow the population’s decline.
Easter is a worldwide tradition involving many customs that people believe to be Christian.
You say heaven is the reward of the saved. Are you certain? Have you sought proof?
The geology of Brazil’s volcanic Trindade Island has fascinated scientists for years, but the discovery of rocks made from plastic debris in this remote turtle refuge is sparking alarm.
Bookseller Zulema Diaz fled her native Peru after being kidnapped, beaten and robbed, hoping to find safety in the United States. Instead, she said she experienced homelessness and sexual harassment as she worked off-the-books on a hospital cleaning crew.
Every spring, churchgoers around the world gather on Good Friday evening for candlelight services to commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. Then, starting at sunrise the following Sunday, they meet again to celebrate the resurrection.
The number of hate crimes in the U.S. jumped again in 2021, continuing an alarming rise, according to FBI data released Monday.
David Daniel knows his son needs help.
Modern families face unprecedented challenges: financial constraints, work-life imbalances, fractured educational, political and religious institutions, changing societal norms and poor overall health and wellness.
Poorer countries are increasingly losing healthcare workers to wealthier ones as the latter seek to shore up their own staff losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, sometimes through active recruitment, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
Reported sexual assaults at U.S. military academies shot up during the 2021-22 school year, and one in five female students told an anonymous survey that they had experienced unwanted sexual contact, the Pentagon said Friday. The survey results were the highest since the Defense Department began collecting that data.
Twelve years after the triple reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan is preparing to release a massive amount of treated radioactive wastewater into the sea.
Plastics entering the world’s oceans have surged by an “unprecedented” amount since 2005 and could nearly triple by 2040 if no further action is taken, according to research published on Wednesday.