In America’s urban centers, 3,081 people were murdered in the first half of 2017, according to the Major Cities Chiefs Association Violent Crimes Survey. That’s up from 2,994 people for the same period in 2016.
Here are murder rates in 61 cities and major urban centers across the U.S. for the first half of 2017. The rates are calculated per 100,000 residents, based on the most recent population data for each city. …more: CBS
Over the past 24 hours, the relentless air raids and artillery fired by Syrian government forces have left the residents of the Damascus suburb in a state of fright and panic.
Khalid Abulabed, a field doctor in the Damascus suburb, under siege since 2013, described the current situation as “crazy and catastrophic….more: aljazeera
Accused Florida school shooter allegedly posting a series of disturbing posts on Instagram about guns…more: Heavy. * Florida school shooting suspect booked on 17 counts of ‘murder….MORE :reuters./ Suspected school shooter trained with white nationalist militia...more: nypost.com – Friedman: What if shooter was Muslim..more: CNN
U.S. patients may have lower mortality rates if their doctors were trained at foreign medical schools rather than at American universities, a recent study suggests.
Researchers examined data for more than 1.2 million hospitalizations handled by general internists at U.S. hospitals and found patients were slightly less likely to die within 30 days after admission if their doctor went to medical school in another country….more: reuters.
The country of Burma (Myanmar), faced with accusations of ethnic cleansing over its brutal campaign against Rohingya Muslims, is on the defensive.
The international community has ratcheted up its condemnation against the country’s military and its Nobel laureate leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for a crackdown which has sent an estimated 688,000 Rohingya fleeing across the border to Bangladesh…more: thedailybeast
America is in the midst of record-breaking influenza outbreak, one that experts say rivals the 2009 swine flu pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s an epidemic that’s active in 48 states and Puerto Rico and has led to 17,000 hospitalizations in the past four months alone. … more: .yahoo.com
Medics doused patients with water after a suspected chlorine attack, one of five in Syria since the start of the year. That was just a fraction of the violence this week in northern Syria, according to residents and rescue workers, as the Syrian government and…
The Messenger of Allah (may peace be npon him) said: We have been made to excel (other) people in three (things): Our rows have been made like the rows of the angels and the whole earth has been made a mosque for us, and its dust has been made a purifier for us in case water is not available. And he mentioned another characteristic too”more: https://sunnah – more: .washingtonpost