Bosnia Muslims mourn their dead 25 years after Srebrenica massacre

 Bosnian Muslims began marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre on Saturday, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II, with the memorial ceremony sharply reduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.Proceedings got underway in the morning with many mourners bravi

Lebanon doctor gifts eyes to protesters who lost sight

Abby Sewell   These days, when 17-year-old Abdel Rahman Jaber passes strangers on the street, they don’t look at him twice. He’s a typical, lanky Lebanese teenager with dark brown eyes. But only one of those eyes is natural. The other is a painstakingly constructed prosthesis. J

Saudi Hajj Offers Bottled Holy Water, Sterilized Pebbles

Saudi Arabia has issued guidelines for about 1,000 pilgrims who will be allowed to perform the hajj pilgrimage in Makkah later this month, an experience that will be unlike any before because of the coronavirus pandemic. The pilgrims will only be able to drink holy water from the Zamzam well in Mak

Public restrooms: What you need to know about using them safely amid the pandemic

When Mariel Balaban drove across the United States in the middle of the pandemic, she knew that avoiding public restrooms was not an option for her young family. "Traveling with a toddler and being seven months pregnant means lots of 'potty stops,'" said Balaban, a communications professional who m

Meet The Confederados, The Confederate Loyalists Who Fled To Brazil After The Civil War

In April 1865, the American Civil War was over, and the former states of the Confederacy were in ruins. Astounding damage to infrastructure and the economy greeted Southern soldiers after the battle. As Confederate President Jefferson Davis languished in prison, his former cabinet members dispersed

Barbra Streisand makes George Floyd's daughter Gianna, 6, a Disney stockholder

Gianna Floyd, the 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd, is now a Disney stockholder, courtesy of a gift package from Barbra Streisand. Gianna reached out from her fledgling Instagram account to thank Streisand, 78, on Saturday, posting a series of smiling photos. "Thank You @barbrastreisand&nb

Chinese shoppers are giving luxury brands some hope

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Chinese shoppers are finally starting to snap up high-end handbags, shoes and jewelry again, giving the luxury goods industry hope that a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is on the way. But leading brands still face a tough road ahead, and will likely have to rethink t

5 Secrets About the Soviet Space Program

Most people are familiar with the U.S. version of the space shuttle, the reusable spacecraft with the iconic white-and-black paint job. But did you know that the Soviet Union had a space shuttle, too? When the Soviets caught wind of the American's shuttle program in the 1970s, they worried that the

Donald Trump press secretary inadvertently reveals president's bank details

Efforts to highlight Donald Trump’s largesse during his time in office have backfired after his press secretary appeared to display the US president’s personal bank details to the world. At a press conference on Friday, Kayleigh McEnany announced that Trump would donate his quarterly pa

Church Opens Doors to Muslims for Ramadan as Mosques Face COVID-19 Restrictions in Germany

Achurch in Berlin has opened up to worshippers from a nearby mosque who had nowhere to go for Friday prayers during Ramadan because of coronavirus restrictions on gatherings. Congregations of people in religious services were suspended in Germany during March to mitigate the spread of the virus. Ga

What has the global pandemic taught us about supply chains? A lot, say experts

As the world grapples with the largest human and economic crisis since the World War II, supply chains are finding themselves squarely in the international limelight. The scale of the global coronavirus pandemic – and its staggering effects on supply and demand – has pushed logistics ne

Coronavirus: Muslims try to keep Ramadan spirit amid restrictions

The Associated Press, Bahtim-EgyptTuesday - Every year during Ramadan, the Light of Muhammad Mosque sets up long tables on the street and dishes up free meals at sunset for the poor to break their daily fast. It’s a charity that many rely on in this impoverished district on the edge of the Egy

What caused the coronavirus? A skeptical take on the theories about the outbreak’s Chinese origin.

Of all the mysteries about the novel coronavirus, its origin excites the most fervent debate. At the outbreak’s beginning, there were conspiracy theories that the virus was man-made; recently, questions have focused on whether a natural virus was accidentally spread through research. In the U

Love in the time of closed borders

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many couples are being forced to discover if distance really does make the heart grow fonder. Government efforts to slow the coronavirus’ spread have left many lovers apart and uncertain of when they will next be able to unite. The closing of borders in places whe

The Rising Heroes of the Coronavirus Era? Nations’ Top Scientists

Scientists in Europe are becoming household names, fulfilling societies’ emotional and practical need for the truth. If it weren’t the age of social distancing, people would stop them on the street to take selfies. Instead, they get adoring messages on social media. Others appear on tel

Why Germany's low COVID-19 death rate might be a mirage

The Germans have a pretty good idea of how and when COVID-19 arrived in their country. The first 16 infections were all traced to a Shanghai-based employee of a German auto parts maker, who paid a visit to company headquarters in Bavaria on Jan. 19. Authorities were notified on Jan. 27, the day af

is it just a fleeting high fuelled by brain chemicals?

I am head over heels in love but my cynical friends keep telling me that love is nothing but a cocktail of pheromones, dopamine and oxytocin, and that these wear off after a couple of years. The thought scares me, it makes the whole thing seem meaningless. Is love really just brain chemistry? Jo, Lo

When was toilet paper invented and what did people use before?

As coronavirus becomes an ever-increasing threat to our daily lives, there seems to be one thing that people around the world cannot go without the most: the ability to wipe after a visit to the porcelain throne. Writing for BBC History Revealed, Jonny Wilkes considers the history of toilet paper&he

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