Month: Mar 2019

A simple strategy to improve your mood in 12 minutes

New research shows walking around and offering kindness to others can lower anxiety and increase happiness. We all have a remedy -- a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate -- for lifting our spirits when we're in a bad mood. Rather than focusing on ways to make ourselves feel better, a team of Iowa … Continue reading A simple strategy to improve your mood in 12 minutes

Humans keep making brain cells throughout their life, scientists prove

Humans continue creating new brain cells throughout their life, scientists have proved for the first time. Analysis of the anatomy of 58 people who died between the ages 43 and 97 found evidence of “neurogenesis” in even the oldest. The findings are significant because for decades many experts believed that humans are born with all … Continue reading Humans keep making brain cells throughout their life, scientists prove

North Korea recalls diplomats to undergo ‘ideological examinations’ after embarrassing defections

North Korea is recalling diplomats and their dependents overseas to undergo “ideological examinations” in an effort to avoid another embarrassing defection, according to dissident media. “The Ministry of State Security was ordered to conduct comprehensive ideological examinations of diplomats and their families after they returned to North Korea”, a source in Pyongyang told the Seoul-based Daily … Continue reading North Korea recalls diplomats to undergo ‘ideological examinations’ after embarrassing defections

Home Sweet Home: Truly, There is No Place Like Home

“How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father” (Luke 15:17-18). On this fourth Sunday of Lent, we are called to return home. This call is echoed deeply in the voice of the prodigal son who upon … Continue reading Home Sweet Home: Truly, There is No Place Like Home

Pastor arrested for allegedly defiling minors

Detectives in Area D police command, Mushin have arrested a “man of God” who allegedly sodomizes teenagers and children in Ejigbo area of Lagos.  On 22 January, 2019, a case of defilement of a minor (names withheld) by penetration was reported by a good Samaritan at Ejigbo Police Station. Sequel to this intelligence, one Prince Chinecherem, … Continue reading Pastor arrested for allegedly defiling minors

‘Desperate’ situation off Libya as rescued refugees ‘hijack’ ship

An aid group has warned of a "desperate and dangerous situation" in the Mediterranean Sea after authorities in Italy vowed to close their ports to a ship reportedly hijacked by rescued refugees and migrants. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Matteo Salvini, Italy's far-right interior minister, identified the ship as Elhiblu 1 and said the crew had rescued some … Continue reading ‘Desperate’ situation off Libya as rescued refugees ‘hijack’ ship

Maltese forces retake tanker hijacked by migrants, five arrested

A Maltese special operations team boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea and returned control to the captain before escorting it to a Maltese port. Five men suspected of being the leaders of the hiijacking were arrested and taken away in a prison van while others disembarked from the vessel … Continue reading Maltese forces retake tanker hijacked by migrants, five arrested

Pope issues new legislation against child sexual abuse in Vatican

New rules require immediate reporting of abuse allegations, part of Church's efforts to address wave of scandals. Pope Francis has enacted sweeping new laws to prevent child sexual abuse within the Vatican and other Holy See institutions in Rome, as well as by its diplomatic corps around the world. The introduction of the legislation on Friday comes … Continue reading Pope issues new legislation against child sexual abuse in Vatican