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( How to Tweak New Year's Resolutions for Success
Dec 29th 2023, 11:11

Source: ( CBS News - U.S. NewsThe new year is almost here, which means people are starting to focus on their New Year's resolutions, despite research suggesting these annual vows of self-improvement only work a fraction of the time. So, how can we boost the odds of success? Experts suggest several ways to tweak resolutions. For example, instead of aiming to lose a certain number of pounds—which is an all-or-nothing approach—set a daily goal to do 20 minutes of physical...


( UK Police Record Rise in Religious Hate Crimes After Hamas Attack
Dec 29th 2023, 11:11

Source: ( BBC News - Top HeadlinesAntisemitic hate crimes rose sharply in the month after Hamas attacked Israel, figures from some of the United Kingdoms largest police forces suggest. Some forces also recorded a rise in Islamophobic offenses, although the picture is more mixed. The Community Safety Trust, a Jewish charity, has called the figures "shocking." Likewise, campaigners against anti-Muslim abuse have described them as "deeply worrying."


( In Much of Africa, Catholic Same-Sex Couples See No Blessings Soon
Dec 29th 2023, 11:10

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportNigerian Catholic couple Jane and Lucy have little hope their local parish church will bless their same-sex union anytime soon, as conservative priests across Africa choose to ignore a landmark Vatican ruling allowing such blessings. The pope has pushed back against this opposition, but in many African countries—such as the continent's most populous one, Nigeria—even having a same-sex relationship is outlawed and often punishable by long...


( South Africa Opens U.N. Court Case Accusing Israel of Genocide in Gaza
Dec 29th 2023, 02:06

Source: ( Canadian Broadcasting Company - Top Stories NewsSouth Africa launched a case on Friday at the United Nations' top court, accusing Israel of genocide against Palestinians in Gaza and asking the court to order Israel to halt its attacks. Israel swiftly rejected the filing "with disgust." South Africa's submission to the International Court of Justice alleges that "acts and omissions by Israel ... are genocidal in character" and committed with the intent "to destroy Palestinians in Gaza."


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