Trump Says Pompeo Will Witness Signing of Deal with Taliban
on February 28, 2020 at 8:56 pm
President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s dispatching Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the signing of an agreement with the Afghan Taliban aimed at beginning a drawdown of thousands of US troops and ending America’s 18-year involvement in the war.
From Tiny Beginnings, Catholic Charismatics Celebrate 53 Years of Holy Spirit-Led Renewal
on February 28, 2020 at 7:39 pm
In 1967, 25 Catholic college students experienced a move of the Holy Spirit at a retreat center in Pittsburgh. From there, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal has spread around the world and today there are more than 120 million Catholic Charismatics in 240 countries. On the 53rd anniversary of the movement, its pioneers look back and remember.
‘A Sign of Hope’: Christian Charity Commits to Rebuilding Towns Decimated by ISIS
on February 28, 2020 at 2:19 pm
A small Christian village in Iraq is finally getting back on its feet after being largely destroyed by ISIS fighters.
‘The Century of the Holy Spirit:’ How One Nun’s Prayers in 1895 Led to the Modern Pentecostal Movement
on February 28, 2020 at 12:55 pm
The modern Pentecostal movement and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Twentieth Century can be traced back to the prayers of Sister Elena, a Catholic nun who, in 1895, began praying that God the Father would send forth the Holy Spirit to renew the world.
Young Missionaries Bring Gifts of Hope to Ukraine’s Battle-Scarred War Zone
on February 27, 2020 at 8:49 pm
The battle between Russia-backed fighters and Ukraine’s army still rages although a ceasefire agreement was signed five years ago. The war continues to ravage those living on the frontlines.
Malaysia’s Mahathir says he has support to return as PM
on February 29, 2020 at 4:13 am
Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad indicated Saturday that he will reconcile with the former ruling alliance he led with rival Anwar Ibrahim in an about-turn that follows a week of political turmoil that followed his resignation as prime minister.
US postpones ASEAN regional summit due to coronavirus: US official
on February 29, 2020 at 4:07 am
“As the international community works together to defeat the novel coronavirus, the United States, in consultation with ASEAN partners, has made the difficult decision to postpone the ASEAN leaders meeting,” said the official on condition of not being named.
Opposition inciting riots over CAA: Amit Shah
on February 29, 2020 at 4:07 am
“Opposition parties are spreading misinformation that Muslims will lose their Indian citizenship because of CAA. They are instigating people and fomenting riots,” Amit Shah said at a pro-CAA BJP rally in Bhubaneshwar.
Delhi riots: Death toll rises to 42, 148 FIRs registered
on February 29, 2020 at 3:12 am
Delhi Police spokesperson Mandeep Singh Randhawa said Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) officials were called in and the crime scenes were being revisited.
View: Trump’s trip showed India-US ties bet on long-term capital gain
on February 29, 2020 at 3:11 am
Reports suggested that a trade package of $10 billion was nearly ready before the visit. Going beyond the economic, there were some clear strategic convergences, and some current differences in positions, inevitable since countries take positions based on their own short and longer term interests.
How to prepare for a viral outbreak like COVID-19
by John Kennedy on February 28, 2020 at 10:40 pm
Viruses love us. That’s a fact. Every year, run-of-the-mill respiratory diseases like the common cold and the flu infect millions of people, and once in a while, brand new afflictions like the coronavirus dubbed COVID-19 rise up and grab headlines worldwide. While the fatality rate for most of these illnesses is low, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.
NASA TV Coverage Set for SpaceX’s Next Space Station Resupply Mission
on February 28, 2020 at 10:34 pm
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 11:49 p.m. EST Friday, March 6, for the launch of its 20th resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Shopify pulls plug on Unite conference as list of corporate events cancelled because of coronavirus swells
by James McLeod on February 28, 2020 at 9:21 pm
The announcement comes one day after Facebook cancelled its conference, with speculation swirling over whether Google and Apple will follow suit
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for the Psyche Mission
on February 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm
NASA has selected SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Psyche mission. The Psyche mission currently is targeted to launch in July 2022 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson dies at 96
by Sara Kiley Watson on February 28, 2020 at 8:47 pm
The theoretical physicist was known for his work on quantum electrodynamics and climate change hot takes.
Ontario records eighth coronavirus case
by Bryan Passifiume on February 29, 2020 at 4:15 am
TORONTO — Ontario health officials say they have confirmed a new positive case of COVID-19 in Toronto. Dr. David Williams, medical officer of health, said Friday night that this is the eighth case of novel coronavirus in the province. Officials said the patient is a man in his 80s with a travel history to Egypt.
Tough test for Rock against Saskatchewan
by btowie on February 29, 2020 at 3:57 am
The Toronto Rock will face another difficult challenge on Saturday. The Rock (6-3) travel to Saskatoon to face the Saskatchewan Rush (8:30 p.m.), trying to get back on track after a 9-8 loss to the Halifax Thunderbirds last week. “It was a tough night for us,” head coach Matt Sawyer said. “They controlled the loose
Early shooting struggles doom Raptors in tough loss to Hornets
by Mike Ganter on February 29, 2020 at 3:42 am
Normally, the stinker comes when a team returns home from a lengthy west coast road trip. Well, looks like the Raptors got that one out of the way a little early with a 99-96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. In truth this was really only a stinker for about a half, when the Raptors couldn’t
LILLEY: Public knows Ontario can’t afford more raises for teachers
by Brian Lilley on February 29, 2020 at 3:40 am
The public is well aware of what teachers are doing on the picket lines. The question is whether they support it. There have been plenty of polls done on this issue, some better than others. The teachers claim they have the public fully behind them by asking such questions as whether you support paying down
TOWHEY: It’s time Canada’s First Nations got their acts together
by Mark Towhey on February 29, 2020 at 3:32 am
When European settlers first arrived here, North America was not a land of peace and harmony. Many indigenous clans tried immediately to enlist Europeans into their ongoing wars with traditional enemies. There was no homogeneous society then. There isn’t now. Clans lived and died on the strength of their leaders. When clans chose wise leaders,