30 Years Ago: Remembering The Anti-Tamil Pogrom And Riots In Sri Lanka · Global Voices

To remember Black July, the anti-Tamil pogrom and riots in Sri Lanka during July 1983, citizen journalism website Groundviews launched a special online publication titled “30 Years Ago“. It consists of an array of contents, from mixed media triptych to info-graphics, audio podcasts to video, photography to compelling write-ups.

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AFRICA/EGYPT – 58 churches destroyed. “But it is not a war between Christians and Muslims”, says the spokesperson of the Catholic Bishops – Fides News Agency

58 churches and Christian institutions were attacked and set on fire in Egypt in past days. This was reported to Fides Agency by Fr. Rafic Greiche, spokesman of the Catholic Bishops of Egypt. “Out of 58 churches attacked 14 are Catholic, the rest belong to the Coptic Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant communities” says Fr. Greiche. “The attacks against the churches took place all over the Country, but are concentrated especially in the areas of Al Minya and Assiut, because it is there that we find the headquarters of the jihadists, responsible for this violence”, adds Fr. Greiche.

“It should be emphasized – the priest says – that Muslims who live in the vicinity of the affected churches have helped men and women religious to put out the fires of the religious buildings”.

“This is not a civil war between Christians and Muslims”, emphasizes Fr. Greiche. “It is not a civil war but a war against terrorism. And the majority of the population is against terrorism and religious extremism”, concludes Fr. Greiche. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 19/08/2013)

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Ecuador to begin Drilling Amazon Oil Field | Use Celsias.com – reduce global °Celsius

The national park that is nearly 10,000km2 is one of the most bio diverse places on the planet, holding a larger variety of species then the entirety of North America. The Yasuni National Park has been listed as UNESCO Biosphere reserve since 1989.

 

Mr. Correa was quick to point the figure at the global community stating, “It was not charity that we sought from the international community, but co-responsibility in the face of climate change.”

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Cilantro Distributed in Four Midwestern States Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination | Food Safety News

Due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, Buurma Farms, Inc., has recalled 465 boxes of fresh cilantro sold to Michigan distributors earlier this month and shipped to retail stores in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

The company, based in Willard, OH, stated that the produce affected by the recall are in four-ounce bundles with Buurma Farms twist-ties. Consumers who may have purchased the product should return it or dispose of it.

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10 Things To Do During The Curfew

Posting a photo of a dessert that tasty and good looking is against the law in the state of mind I am in! Smile.

Egyptian Streets

The streets are empty,  shops are closed, the only souls on the streets are those of the Military. This isn’t a zombie invasion: this is a curfew.  

Instead of being glued to your television sets, watching your favourite host reveal new information on the endless chaos Egypt is witnessing, there are many more ways to escape the politics and actually enjoy being stuck at home from 7pm each night. So, here are 10 things you can do to make the most of your long hours spent at home.

By Farah Khairat, contributor, EgyptianStreets.com

1.) Work out at home; now this might not sound like much fun, but since it’s summer and everyone slacks off during summer, this is a great way to get in shape while you have the time! Whether you have an Android or an iPhone, workout apps are available on both, or even just check a…

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