18 7 / 2014

Obama: Plane Downed by Missile, 1 American Dead

The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia.

10 7 / 2014

Ebola discoverer: ‘This is unprecedented’ “out of control” Ebola epidemic in West Africa

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour speaks with Dr. Peter Piot about an “out of control” Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

10 7 / 2014

Health Crisis: WHO Reports 635+ Deaths Due to Ebola in West Africa

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Epidemiology and surveillance

WHO continues to monitor the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The current epidemic trend shows a mixed picture, as follows:

  • Liberia reported 16 new EVD cases and Sierra Leone, 34 new cases – since 3 July. These numbers indicate that active viral transmission continues in the community.
  • There has been a reduction in the number…

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10 7 / 2014

Humanitarian Crisis: 50,000 undocumented children in need of help at U.S. border

Following a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others, President Obama makes a statement on immigration reform in Dallas, Texas, July 9, 2014.

“The first thing we can think of is to send our children to the United States,” said a mother of two in La Pradera, who declined to give her name because she feared gang reprisals.…

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10 7 / 2014

Death Toll Rises in Gaza to 70+ due to Israeli Airstrikes

Palestinian side still launching rockets into Israel 100+, with no deaths reported on Israeli side so far.

10 7 / 2014

Report: 90% Of NSA Data Isn’t From Intended Targets

Nine out of every 10 records in a sample of NSA surveillance data came from unrelated account holders — many of which were U.S.

10 7 / 2014

Chinese hackers ‘broke into US personnel network’

A New York Times report says Chinese hackers accessed databases in the Office of Personnel Management, where sensitive employee data is stored.

12 5 / 2014

Health officials say second US Mers case confirmed

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As soon as I find out more details of the newest MERS case, I will post.

“Details about the newest case were not immediately released.

Mers belongs to the coronavirus family that includes the common cold and Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which caused some 800 deaths globally in 2003.

The Mers virus has been found in camels, but officials don’t know how it is spreading to humans. It…

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06 5 / 2014

WHO Says Polio Now Worldwide Health Emergency

WHO reports the polio virus has re-emerged in 10 countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, calling for “extraordinary measures.”

06 5 / 2014

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap eight girls in north east Nigeria


Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped eight girls between the age of 12 and 15 from a village in the north east of the country.

Witnesses claim they were loaded onto military trucks and driven away with stolen livestock.

The Islamist group is still holding more than 200 teenagers taken from a school in Chibok on April 14.

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06 5 / 2014

Africa: Stop Exploiting African Miners Through Low Wages, Protest Continue

A strike by South African platinum miners has entered its 15th week after workers rejected the latest wage offer from employers just days from the country’s general elections.

06 5 / 2014

Report: gap between rich and poor is undermining economic growth

The economic dangers of widening inequality are highlighted in a new report presented at the OECD Forum in Paris.

It said the gap between rich and poor is at its highest in decades in many countries, and efforts to tackle that will only succeed if they look beyond income and focus on better access to high-quality education,…

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04 5 / 2014

First case of MERS virus confirmed in U.S., patient stable, total global deaths 107

Global death toll 107 from MERS virus. Read  more here. “MERS is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the SARS virus that erupted in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people, nine percent of whom died. 

First case of MERS virus confirmed in U.S., patient stable, total global deaths 107

Global death toll 107 from MERS virus. Read  more here. “MERS is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the SARS virus that erupted in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people, nine percent of whom died. 

12 3 / 2014

BREAKING: Two Buildings Collapse in Explosion in East Harlem in New York City, a Piano Shop and Spanish Christian Church

UPDATE: Resident says there was a strong smell of gas the night before, this may or may not be linked to explosion, and fire. 1 person dead, 15 injured.

Huge explosion uptown new york city near metro north train tracks close to 116th..#developing pic.twitter.com/uNZaFsRSKa

— Obi Okere (@obiokere) March 12, 2014

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20 2 / 2014

Brutal video shows all-out street war in Kiev, death toll rises in fresh clashes

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“Latest images show street riots in Kiev on the morning of Thursday, Februray 20, 2014. News media has filmed protesters being shot at in front of hotel Ukraina as clashes continue in the Ukrainian capital. The number of victims is still rising, news agencies say at least 25+ people have been killed.”

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