September 06, 2018 05:32 PM The residents living near Gleisdreieck, a broad field in Hamburg's Bergedorf neighborhood, weren't too concerned about the war in Syria, the dictatorship in Eritrea or the poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. They were more interested in the fate of the moor frogs in their neighborhood. In Stuttgart, it was the sand lizards, and in the Bavarian town of Eichenau, locals were concerned about the whiskered bat. The latter is under strict environmental protection and, like the other animals, was cited as a reason not to build a refugee hostel in the community. Two trees were to be cut down, and opponents of the shelter were worried that it might disturb the animals' habitat -- or perhaps, first and foremost, their own? Even back then, in the spring of 2015, a time when masses of Germans were stepping up to the task of helping refugees, not all were fans of what came to be known as the country's "welcoming culture" -- especially not if they were directly … [Read more...] about A Matter of Survival: How to Humanely Solve Europe’s Migration Crisis
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A northern Indian city has banned children from walking alone after a 10-year-old girl was mauled to death by a dog in the seventh such death in the last month. Reena was visiting a mango orchard with three other girls in the Khairabad village in the Sitapur district when a pack of dogs attacked the children, locals told police, according to the Times of India. Locals are said to have then rushed to rescue them from the nearby village of Mahespur-Chillawar. While the three other girls managed to survive the ordeal, Reena was badly bitten and villagers were forced to inform her father that she had died. The district administration ordered restrictions to be implemented on the movement of children outside their homes without adult chaperones. World news in pictures 50 show all World news in pictures 1/50 A Palestinian demonstrator runs during a protest against the US embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba at the Israel-Gaza … [Read more...] about Indian city bans children from walking alone after seven children are mauled to death by stray dogs in a month
At least three US Embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem on Monday ahead of next week’s opening of the mission in accordance with President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital. A Reuters witness saw workmen installing the signs, in English, Hebrew and Arabic, near the south Jerusalem location of a US consulate building that will be repurposed as the embassy when it is officially relocated from Tel Aviv on 14 May. Mr Trump announced the move in December, saying he was making good on US legislation and presidential pledges, dating back decades, to back Israel’s designation of Jerusalem as its capital. Read more Trump says recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘was wonderful' EU assures Abbas it continues to oppose Trump over Jerusalem Pence faces complicated trip to Middle East in wake of Trump Jerusalem Other world powers have not done so, sidestepping one of the thorniest disputes between Israel and the … [Read more...] about US embassy road signs appear in Jerusalem ahead of official opening
A former deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) has been criticised for calling Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar, a “typical Indian”. Lord John Kilclooney posted the comment on Twitter in response to a news story in which the Taoiseach was criticised for having “poor manners” on a visit to Northern Ireland. Alliance Party leader Naomi Long immediately took to the social media site to criticise the Lord Kilcooney's comments. Read more MP David Lammy reveals racism over Windrush speeches: ‘Be grateful’ Calling it a "racist slur", she said it was "insulting of not only the Taoiseach and the Irish people, but of Indian people, too." She added the House of Lords needed "to address his conduct: it is deliberate, calculated disrespect.” Mr Varadkar was born in Ireland, has an Irish mother and an Indian father. Following criticism from social media users for his … [Read more...] about British peer calls Irish PM Leo Varadkar a ‘typical Indian’ in ‘racist’ tweet
In February, the Catholic Heraldpublished a letter from Ft. Raymond Hickey, an 82-year old Augustinian monk on mission in Nigeria. In his letter, Hickey expressed his concern about the controversysurrounding the current interpretation of the Latin word ‘temptation’ and advised against the polarization of this issue even though he prefers the new version. I am told that some churches in Malta have already delved intoan adventurous re-interpretation of The Lord’s Prayer and have effected changes using the Italian version of the word temptation as matrix.From a linguistic point of view, the way this sentence has ended up being construed in Maltese is one big mess. But the aim here is not to analyse this new version or how best to represent the concept of temptation in the prayer. I leave that to theologians and experts of the Maltese language. The reason I am writing is another. This controversy sparked in me an interest to look into how the word temptation in … [Read more...] about Lord’s Prayer: Is Temptation in Maltese ‘tiġrif’ or ‘tiġrib’?