Today, we now see a great divide in the world. In Europe we have the occupation of Crimea by Russia and a “civil” war in Ukraine. We have the collapse of Yemen with Iran and Saudi Arabia engaging in a proxy war. 5 years of civil war in Syria has seen the death of over 200,000 people, including nearly 11,000 children and nearly 7,000 women. The rise of ISIS has seen the deaths of thousands as militia from Syria, Turkey, Iraq, the Kurds, the Iraqi Army, Jordan, and west try to contain ISIS.
Due to this, we see the deaths of thousands of innocent people in these conflict zones. Trapped refugees, lack of food and the lack of action will only see the number dead rise and those in trouble will increase.
What we need to do is to start engaging in more balanced negotiations. The favouring of one side at whatever cost has never helped (Palestine and Israel) but prolonged the conflict and increased the possibility of it spreading.
To sum up, keep the west out of the middle east and Africa (militarily).
- Two Brothers aged 9 have been killed after stabbing incident in Charleville, Co.Cork. A third body was also found, 16kms south.
- Prison Officers have announced work stoppages for two prisons later this month.
- Labour TD has stated that campaigner Philomena Lee deserves and apology from the state.
- Talks between Greyhound Recycling Company and SIPTU have adjourned at the Labour Relations Commission.
- Bishop objects to LGBT centre grant on moral grounds.
- NATO leaders agree Russia should face more sanctions for its actions in eastern Ukraine.
- Women found beheaded in London back garden.
- UK to arm Kurds fighting in Northern Iraq
- The death toll from the ebola virus has risen to more than 1,900 – WHO.
- Suicide kills 1 in every 40 seconds – WHO.
- Oklahoma, medical failures to blame for botched execution.
- Columbia University Senior to Carry Dorm Mattress Around Campus in Call for Rapist’s Expulsion.
- Fast Food workers in the United States to hold national strike for $15 wage.
- Comedian Joan Rivers dies aged 81.
- More than 35 people have been killed in heavy monsoon rain in Pakistan.
- Protesters camp outside the parliament in Pakistan.
- South Korean soldiers face murder charge after bullying claim.
- Lesotho Prime Minister forced into hiding after claims of an attempted military coup on Saturday.
- Rare outbreak of Dengue fever in Tokyo.
- 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Peru.
- Caribbean storm Cristobal strengthens.
- UN calls for the release of Fijian peacekeepers held by Syrian Rebels.
- Asteroid 2014 RC to pass earth by 25,000 miles this Sunday.
Soucres: Irish Times, The Journal, CNN, BBC, The Guardian and Time.
News headlines from around the world.
- Senegal closes border closure with Guinea.
- A woman who was gang-raped and burned in her house tells a DR Congo war crimes trial she saw an army colonel give the orders.
- 33 people dead and 41 injured after two tourist buses collide in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula.
- Syrian conflict death toll has risen above 191,000 according to the UN.
- 18 suspected informants killed by Hamas.
- Israel kills top Hamas commanders.
- General Prayuth Chan-ocha named Prime Minister of Thailand
- 20 Malaysian passengers arrived back in Kuala Lumpur as Malaysia observed a national day of mourning.
- Davutoglu named Turkeys new Prime Minister.
- Russian convoy crosses border into Ukraine without Permission.
- Moroccan authorities raid camp of migrants waiting to cross into Spain.
- US court rules Argentinian debt plan illegal.
US and Canada
- Fed chair Janet Yellen cautious in speech.
Life, really what is it all about? Are we supposed to do what everyone else does? Like go to school until we are 17 then go to college for 4 years followed by working until you can retire? And even then? When you retire what do you do?
It seems evolution as we knew it has been halted by no other than ‘US’. We don’t seem to be pushing the boundaries of life living. We like routine, should we all not aim to be that person on the top of life? Society? Work? Etc It seems with the average length of life been in the 70’s we just don’t do enough.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending”
I’ll admit many individuals do enough for themselves but not enough for others.
Some people are not even given the chance to live what we understand to be a ‘life’. As I write this there is a famine in the horn of Africa, thousands of deaths a year due to unnecessary war and Violence, Thousands of deaths by curable diseases and illnesses. Is this what we now call life ?
Yes life has positives of course but why focus on them if they (people or situations) are doing well. Sort out the inhumane situations, Take every individual out of poverty and then we can give ourselves a tap on the back but until then,