Going Viral : Communicating Health in Age of Social Media

In the age of social media, fears and rumours about outbreaks and epidemics can quickly spread out of control. How can health officials help contain the panic? By Mike Ives In the spring of 2014, Vietnam’s state-controlled news media reported that dozens of children had died after turning up at hospitals in the capital, Hanoi, […]

As US AirStrikes Begin, Syria Calls for Prayer; Civilian Casualties Reported

Syria news media is reporting civilian casualties in Damascus, said to be one of the targets of the joint military operations by the USA, France and the UK in what is called “precision strikes” to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities.   Earlier, a call to prayer went out across the Damascus city of Syria as […]

Updated: US Pres Trump on Military Action Against Syria: Russia’s Reaction

Updated: This video post brings you the full address by USA President Donald Trump, plus short videos of France and UK leaders who, along with the USA, committed French and UK military forces to airstrikes against Syria earlier today. France and Britain speak in response to the airstrikes; and Germany’s leader also responds.  Scroll down to […]

Climate Change: New Zealand Halts Further Permits for Deep Sea Oil and Gas Exploration

New Zealand’s Coalition Labour-led Government with New Zealand First and the Greens is taking an important step to address climate change and create a clean, green and sustainable future for the country, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “There will be no further offshore oil and gas exploration permits granted,” said Jacinda Ardern. Minister Woods […]

Pacific Legends of Kiwi Rugby League Backing Kiwi vs England, USA Match

Former Kiwi and Samoan rugby league legends are rallying together in support of the mid-year clash between the New Zealand Kiwis and England scheduled to go ahead in Denver. Stomping ground of the Denver Broncos, Mile High Stadium will host the international match on 23 June where Americans will get a taste of world-class rugby […]

Fiji Braces for Another Possible Cyclone, Heavy Rains and Flooding Returns

Fiji flooding after Tropical Cyclone Josie hit Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, only days before this next wave of storm and a possible cyclone. Photo credit: Good Day Bread for Life Australia. Sunday 8 April 3:30pm Fiji MetService Cyclone Update As anticipated in this information on Friday, tropical depression currently tracking towards Fiji and […]

Fiji: Five Confirmed Dead, 2 Missing After Tropical Cyclone Flooding

Photo credit: Good Day Bread for Life Australia Information Source: Fiji Village/NDMO/Fiji Police/Fiji Roads Authority The latest news today from Fiji after Category 1 Tropical Cyclone Josie caused widespread flooding in the weekend on the country’s biggest island, Viti Levu.  Nadi and Nadi airport are located on the western side of the island. Police have […]

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Has Died

Photo taken 11th February, 1990 – The day that Nelson Mandela walked free from a South African prison after serving 27 years as a political prisoner charged with treason. This historic event was beamed out live to television and radio networks around the world. His wife Winnie Mandela was waiting for him and together they […]

Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Lands in Pacific Ocean, Near Tahiti

It landed today back on Planet Earth in the Pacific Ocean, near Tahiti. That’s Easter Monday in the Pacific region. Tiangong-1 is no more. China’s prototype space station, whose name translates as “Heavenly Palace 1,” met a fiery end in Earth’s atmosphere today (April 1), breaking apart and burning up in the skies over the […]

This Obscure Plea Deal Offers Freedom to the Wrongfully Convicted at a Huge Cost

By Ranjani Chakraborty and Megan Rose, Propublica In 1987, police detectives — who’d later be made famous by David Simon, creator of “The Wire” — used flimsy evidence to pin a burglary, rape and murder case on James Thompson and James Owens. They were both sentenced to life in prison. Then, 20 years later, DNA evidence cleared them […]

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