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Japanese Holistic Healer in NYC to Build Tibetan School

New York, N.Y.  I first met Kazuko Tatsumura, OMD at a Christie’s benefit for Tibet House at Rockefeller Center. We began to chat about Japan, where I had once studied, as well as Tibet and the many Tibetans living along the Chinese border in India. What captured my attention was that she had agreed to […]

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North Korea Declares ‘Quasi-State of War’ With South

Seoul, S. Korea.  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed his military on high alert and declared a “quasi-state of war” in frontline areas Friday after North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire near the border. Seoul also has raised its military readiness to its highest level, suggesting imminent threat. A Member of the […]

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Three Reasons a Balanced Life is a Better Life

At Work And At Home, Success Depends On Finding Equilibrium, Magazine Editor And Stroke Survivor Says

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Former U.S. President Carter ‘At Ease’ Fighting Cancer

Atlanta, GA.  Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter says tests on a mass removed from his liver reveal he has melanoma, usually a type of skin cancer, that has spread from his liver to his brain.   “At first, I thought it was confined to my liver and that the operation had completely removed it, so […]

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Half a Million Palestinian Youth Set to Return to U.N.-Run Schools

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations relief agency dealing with Palestinian refugees has declared the school year open will on time today for the 500,000 boys and girls in the increasingly unstable Middle East, where multiple crises and a major funding shortage nearly forced the delayed of the opening of 685 schools in the region. […]

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Nearing Milestone, Queen Elizabeth Shows No Sign of Stopping

London, England. After 63 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth next month becomes Britain’s longest-ruling monarch but there is little prospect of her stepping aside, as other aging European crowned heads have done, in favor of her son, Charles. In May 2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Ireland. It was the first time a […]

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UNESCO Deplores Killing of Leading Scholars of Syrian Antiquities

New York, N.Y.  Within one week, the Syrian cultural heritage community suffered two immense blows with the murder of archaeologist Khaled Assad in Palmyra, and the killing of the Assistant Director of laboratories at the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums, Qasem Abdullah Yehiya, in Damascus, according to the United Nations. Archaeological site of Palmyra […]

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China Reports Corruption in Tianjin Safety Licensing

Washington, D.C.  The well-connected owners of a warehouse that exploded in the northeastern Chinese port city of Tianjin last week used their relationships with officials to obtain apparently fraudulent safety licenses, according to state media. Buildings damaged or destroyed by the Tianjin explosion. Image: VOA. The corruption allegation, which surfaced Wednesday, is likely to prompt […]

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Women’s Equality Day: U.S. not in Global Top Ten

New York, N.Y. With Aug. 26 being Women’s Equality Day and the U.S. failing to make the top 10 on the Global Gender Gap Index, the leading personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best and Worst States for Women’s Equality. Congresswoman Pelosi joins small business owners Connie Rivera and Kim Le, […]

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World Humanitarian Day: We Can Each Make A Difference

New York, N.Y.  On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is drawing attention to the 100 million people affected by natural disasters, conflict, hunger and disease, whose needs are far outstripping the capacity to help them, but he is also reminding the international community that “each one of us can […]

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Help Me to Support Education and Orphan Care in Bihar, India

U.N. Urges Greece, Europe to Boost Humanitarian Response

340 Rabbis Urge Congress to Support Nuclear Deal with Iran

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