Turkey snubs NATO allies and buys missile systems from Russia

NATO member Turkey has the alliance’s second-largest military.

from NBC News World News https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/turkey-snubs-nato-allies-buys-missile-systems-russia-n828641?cid=public-rss_20171212


Growing up in Gaza in the dark

What’s it like to be a 13-year-old growing up in Gaza? For Bilal, it means practicing wheelies, listening for drones in the sky and rushing to finish his homework before his neighborhood electricity runs out and the lights go out. For 70 years, the regional conflict has impacted the lives of generations with blockades, armed clashes and multiple wars. But for a kid, the conflict becomes more than a daily burden that impacts all aspects of life.

from NBC News World News https://www.nbcnews.com/leftfield/video/growing-up-in-the-gaza-strip-in-the-dark-1114372163560

U.S. destroyers simulate attack targeting North Korea’s ballistic missiles

North Korea last week said the outbreak of war was “an established fact” following another set of U.S.-South Korea exercises.

from NBC News World News https://www.nbcnews.com/news/north-korea/u-s-joint-drills-simulate-attack-targeting-north-korea-missiles-n828321?cid=public-rss_20171212

Trump plan to choke Kim’s oil supply could trigger famine, experts warn

Following several rounds of sanctions, the White House is now urging China to turn off the tap on oil supplies to Kim Jong Un’s regime.

from NBC News World News https://www.nbcnews.com/news/north-korea/trump-s-north-korea-policy-could-trigger-famine-experts-warn-n827621?cid=public-rss_20171212

Mayan healers still curing, caring with ancient, sacred rituals

The ancient and sacred practices of Maya healers are stunningly captured by photographer Fran Antmann in her new book ‘Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams.’

from NBC News World News https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/despite-centuries-mayan-healers-are-still-curing-caring-ancient-sacred-n824936?cid=public-rss_20171212

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