Rebecca Briones

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Marvin Gaye’s Best Creativity Tips

Marvin Gaye might have been best known for albums like <i>I Heard It Through the Grapevine</i> and <i>What’s Going On</i>, but when you look closer, you see an …

U.N. Warned That Myanmar May Be Trying to Expel the Rohingya Population Entirely

<i>By Feliz Solomon</i><p>The U.N. Human Rights Council was urged Monday to establish a commission of inquiry into the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, a mostly stateless Muslim group living in apartheid-like conditions in the country’s western state of Rakhine.<p>Addressing the council in Geneva, …

Asia Pacific
Africa

Duterte May Be Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity, Rights Group Says

MANILA — Human Rights Watch said on Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines may have committed crimes against humanity by inciting killings during his bloody antidrug campaign.<p>Thousands of people have been killed by the police or by vigilantes since Mr. Duterte became president …

Asia

Mexico City's deportee work program hopes to help ousted migrants resettle

Sanctuary city is first to take action to find jobs and provide retraining courses for growing number of US undocumented immigrants forced to leave<p>Jorge Valdéz Rivera emerged in tears from the airport security doors at Mexico City’s international terminal, clutching a small rucksack with a few …

Immigration

Syrian troops recapture Palmyra from Isil for second time

Syrian government forces and their allies were celebrating the recapture of Palmyra from Isil on Thursday, after the militants appeared to be have been driven out of the ancient city for the second time.<p>Syrian troops, backed by Russian air strikes and soldiers on the ground, pushed into the city …

Middle East

Depression Strikes Today's Teen Girls Especially Hard

It's tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pressures escalate and academic expectations loom large. Kids become more aware of their environment in the teen years — down the block and online. The whole mix of changes can increase stress, anxiety and the risk of depression among all teens, …

Social Media

Election of new Hamas Gaza Strip leader increases fears of confrontation

Selection of 55-year-old Yahya Sinwar - who rejects reconciliation with Israel - appears to end Islamist group’s internal struggle<p>Hamas has elected a hardliner from its armed wing as its next leader in the Gaza Strip, escalating fears that Israel and the group may be heading towards yet another …

Israel

Israel wants settlements, not peace

With each new settlement, the prospect of peace and the formation of a Palestinian state become even more unattainable.<p>Israel is above international law, or so it seems. On December 23, the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 2334, re-affirming the illegality of Israeli …

Israel

Sea ice hits record lows at both poles

Loss of sea ice also means more of the Arctic coast is battered by storm waves, erosion and loss of natives<p>Arctic temperatures have finally started to cool off after yet another winter heat wave stunted sea ice growth over the weekend. The repeated bouts of warm weather this season have stunned …

Global Warming

French president calls for more cybersecurity for election

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is calling for new security measures around the country's presidential race, notably to protect against hacking.<p>Hollande's order came after the campaign of centrist Emmanuel Macron accused Russia of trying to sway the April 23-May 7 election.<p>Hollande …

France