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  • In Rural Ukraine, a Mobile Clinic Provides Medicine and Hope

    In Rural Ukraine, a Mobile Clinic Provides Medicine and Hope

    Young mothers gather with baby carriages in the morning chill and exchange village gossip while waiting to visit a health clinic on a truck. The vehicle’s arrival is a big event. For eight months, the village of Levkivka in eastern Ukraine was under occupation by Russian troops, who cut off roughly 300 residents from the outside world. There was no…

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  • Syrian Refugees Who Died in Turkey Earthquake Are Returned Home

    Syrian Refugees Who Died in Turkey Earthquake Are Returned Home

    They arrived in the back of a van, wrapped in body bags or family blankets. Their names were scrawled on pieces of paper for bereaved family members waiting in the bitter cold to receive them on the other side of the Turkish-Syrian border. In the days after Monday’s earthquake, no humanitarian aid was entering northwestern Syria. Only victims’ bodies. On…

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  • A grieving Turkish diaspora rallies together.

    A grieving Turkish diaspora rallies together.

    As they reckon with shocking images on social media and the long wait for news from home, the world’s Turkish diaspora, which includes some 20 million people, has rallied to provide support to one another and send aid to their family members far away. In Melbourne, Australia, where the Turkish-Australian community exceeds an estimated 300,000 people, dozens of volunteers in…

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  • President Joe Biden gave his second State of the Union address Tuesday night

    Read Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech IN FULL:

    President Joe Biden delivered his second State of The Union address on Tuesday, claiming that Republicans want to ‘sunset’ Medicare and Social Security. He started out his speech calling for ‘unity,’ as he asked to ‘finish the job’ of rebuilding the economy reeling from historic inflation and the pandemic. But it quickly turned tense with his dubious accusations against the…

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  • Super Bowl LVII: the fruitless quest to find a flaw in Patrick Mahomes’s game

    The Philadelphia Eagles will try to do the impossible on Sunday: expose a flaw in the seemingly flawless. Even the greatest usually have some shortcomings in their game that the opposition can expose. Tom Brady was slow. Brett Favre was reckless – in more ways than one. Drew Brees was small. John Elway was accurate, but not always precise. And…

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  • President Zelensky to visit UK today for first visit since Russian invasion

    President Zelensky to visit UK today for first visit since Russian invasion

    Downing Street confirmed the news this morning. The Ukrainian President will use his surprise visit to see his country’s troops being trained by the British armed forces. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will expand the training offered by the UK to include fighter jet pilots and marines and is promising a long-term investment in Ukraine’s military. He said: ‘President Zelensky’s visit…

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  • Fighting back: Madonna lashed out at social media users who criticized her face and appearance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in an Instagram post from Tuesday

    Madonna SLAMS comments about Grammy appearance: ‘I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny’ 

    Madonna has confronted criticism about her appearance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in a lengthy Instagram post hitting out at ‘ageism and misogyny.’ The 64-year-old music legend was defiant as she shared a video of her night at the Grammys, where she partied with Sam Smith and Cardi B. Her accompanying caption hit out at the comments about her ‘unrecognisable’ appearance…

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  • Women wade through floodwater carrying boxes

    I couldn’t sleep. I cried at night. But I had to help the women devastated by the floods in Pakistan | Abida Channa

    The floods in Pakistan last year were frustrating, heartbreaking and on a scale unseen in my lifetime. Hundreds of thousands of homes collapsed, streets were inundated and millions of people were made homeless. My home in Naseerabad, a town in the Qambar Shahdadkot district of Sindh province, was flooded and unlivable. With my children and husband, I moved to my…

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  • Heart-wrenching moment that a sobbing child and family are pulled from earthquake wreckage in Syria

    Heart-wrenching moment that a sobbing child and family are pulled from earthquake wreckage in Syria

    Heart-wrenching moment sobbing child and baby are among family members pulled to safety two days after quake hit Turkey and Syria and left them entombed in the wreckage of their home – as death toll nears 8,000 By Lauren Haughey Published: 20:26 EST, 7 February 2023 | Updated: 02:48 EST, 8 February 2023 <!– <!– <!–<!– <!– <!– <!– Footage…

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  • Twitter probably fumbled the Hunter Biden story. But don’t expect a sane investigation | Margaret Sullivan

    You can’t get Americans to agree on much these days – not on gas stoves, not on Chinese spy balloons, not on the books allowed in school libraries. But one thing they apparently can bond over is whether the Republicans in the House of Representatives are likely to spend the next two years responsibly serving as the loyal opposition to…

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