Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Winter storms in Middle East: Three children killed, with hundreds of thousands at risk as temperatures plummet in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan

CARE warned in a Tuesday report that the onslaught of heavy winter storms is exacerbating the living situation of internally displaced Syrians, as well as Syrians living in Lebanon and Jordan, where “temperatures are...

Palestinian family home demolished in sensitive East Jerusalem neighborhood

The Jerusalem municipality said the eviction had been carried out following district court approval and would mean a school for local children with special needs could be built on the site. The large operation...

The world’s 20 best soups

(CNN) — If a steaming bowl of soup strikes you as the ultimate in old-fashioned comfort, you’ve got plenty of company. Soup is one of the world’s oldest and most universal foods, said Janet...

Predjama: The world’s largest cave castle

(CNN) — Predjama is one of the most extraordinary castles in the world, built in the mouth of a cave complex at the end of a valley in southwest Slovenia. Set halfway up a...

Peloton is hiking prices because of inflation

Beginning January 31, customers will be required to pay $250 for delivery and setup for Peloton’s $1,495 bike — a service that the company previously included in the price. Customers buying Peloton’s Tread treadmills...

Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO, cares about money, not ‘woke’ politics

Fink’s insistence that companies need to disclose more about their climate plans and seriously consider their role in society has helped change what’s expected of Corporate America. His views have also drawn criticism. Some...

Brazil’s parents want their kids vaccinated against Covid. Bolsonaro has tried to stop it

Manuela had a fever that reached 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), spots all over her skin and a lump growing out of her neck. Her kidneys didn’t function for nearly two days. “Her heart almost...

France Covid-19: Education minister criticized for announcing restrictions from Ibiza

“I regret the symbolism” of Ibiza, Jean-Michel Blanquer told lawmakers on Tuesday. However he did caveat his regret. “In winter it’s not at all like in summer,” he told French TV channel TF1 Tuesday,...

What is the ‘pork pie plot’ and what does it mean for Boris Johnson?

Two polls in the last week suggest as many as two-thirds of voters want Johnson to resign. It’s too soon to tell. One factor that may work in his favor is that the process...