This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol prayed together Sunday at a memorial for Korean victims of the 1945 atomic bombing in Hiroshima on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit, as the two leaders continued efforts to mend ties repeatedly hurt by disputes stemming from Japan's wartime brutality. Yoon is in Hiroshima with leaders from seven other guest nations and G7 countries for “outreach” sessions on Sunday, the last day of the three-day summit. Yoon and Kishida, accompanied by their first ladies, stood in front of the memorial where they laid bouquets of white flowers and lowered their heads as they paid tribute to tens of thousands of Koreans who died in the attack 78 years ago. Yoon is the first South Korean leader to visit the memorial, underscoring the thawing in their … [Read more...] about Japan, South Korea leaders pray at memorial for Korean atomic bomb victims in Hiroshima
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Book World: 5 inspiring works of historical fiction shine a light on heroism
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 Out of war and struggle, heroes are born. Sometimes, their acts of courage are public and dramatic; other times, they are quiet and subtle. Five new and upcoming novels shine a light on acts of valor in history, dramatized in captivating fictional tales. - - - 'The Secret Book of Flora Lea,' by Patti Callahan Henry More than 1 million British children were evacuated to the countryside after Britain declared war on Germany in 1939. Henry's new novel revolves around this well-intentioned but sometimes tragic effort to keep young Brits safe from bombing raids. Londoner Camellia Linden sends her daughters Hazel, 14, and Flora, 5, to the relative safety of Oxfordshire. When Flora disappears, Hazel blames herself and spends the next 20 years searching for her sister. After discovering a storybook that reminds her of the fairy-tale world she and Flora created to cope … [Read more...] about Book World: 5 inspiring works of historical fiction shine a light on heroism
Black kids face racism before they even start school. It’s driving a major mental health crisis.
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — To her students who need the most support, India Strother is rarely just “Ms. Strother” — she’s a family figure they call “Mom,” a trusted guide as they negotiate their teenage years. They open up to her about their dating lives. About pregnancy scares. About their fights with their parents, about the trauma they experience outside school. She keeps a mental list of those at risk of self-harm or suicide, and checks to see how they are doing. It's just part of the job of being a counselor at any American high school. But at predominantly Black schools like the one in Columbus, Ohio, where Strother works, students’ mental health is further tested by pressures and discrimination they endure because they are Black, as well as poverty and violence in some communities that have faced years of disinvestment. “Anytime you deal with African American … [Read more...] about Black kids face racism before they even start school. It’s driving a major mental health crisis.
Catholic clergy sexual abuse of kids was far more common than church acknowledged, Illinois AG finds
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois attorney general's office investigation released Tuesday found that 451 Catholic clergy sexually abused nearly 2,000 children in the state over a nearly 70-year period, which was more than four times the 103 individuals the church named when the state began its review in 2018. Attorney General Kwame Raoul said at a news conference that investigators found that Catholic clergy abused 1,997 children in Illinois between 1950 and 2019. “It is my hope that this report will shine light both on those who violated their positions of power and trust to abuse innocent children, and on the men in church leadership who covered up that abuse,” Raoul said, crediting the accusers for making the review possible. “These perpetrators may never be held accountable in a court of law, but by naming them here, the intention is to provide a public accountability and … [Read more...] about Catholic clergy sexual abuse of kids was far more common than church acknowledged, Illinois AG finds
This Toyota Fortuner Costs Rs 1 Crore – Here’s Why
Home Four wheelers oi-Athul By Athul Published: Monday, May 29, 2023, 9:50 [IST] The Toyota Fortuner is among India's best-selling large SUVs and continues to dominate its segment. On top of that, the Toyota Fortuner SUV remains a favourite for many politicians in India. That being said, prices for the Toyota Fortuner SUV starts from Rs 32.59 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes all the way up to Rs 50.34 lakh (ex-showroom) for the GR-S variant. However, this particular Toyota Fortuner SUV used by Dalai Lama costs Rs 1 crore. Speaking about this one-off Toyota Fortuner, the Government of India provided the SUV for Dalai Lama to further bolster his protection in the country. Speaking of protection, this particular example features bulletproofing and hence the exorbitant price tag. While Toyota does not provide bullet-proof Fortuner SUVs in India, there are a few private companies that can customise cars to protect passengers … [Read more...] about This Toyota Fortuner Costs Rs 1 Crore – Here’s Why