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UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

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The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a “human catastrophe.”

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Gates Foundation to spend $50M on Ebola response 


This undated handout photo provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline (NIAID/GSK) shows a vaccine candidate, in a vial, that will be used in human Ebola trials. The hope is that the first human safety study of the vaccine might eventually be used in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The National Institute of Health on Sunday, Sep. 7, 2014, published some of the key animal research behind such injections. One reason the vaccine was deemed promising was that a single dose protected all four vaccinated monkeys when they were exposed to high levels of Ebola virus just five weeks later, researchers reported in the journal Nature Medicine. (AP Photo/NIAID/GSK)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it will spend $50 million — on top of $10 million already committed — to support emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, marking the group’s largest donation to a humanitarian effort.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN says Syria refugees top 3-million mark

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for humanitarian aid at Nowruz camp, in Derike, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. In the camps here, Iraqi refugees have new heroes: Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve an escape route to tens of thousands trapped on a mountaintop. While the U.S. and Iraqi militaries dropped food and water to the starving members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, the Kurds took it on themselves to rescue them, a sign of how Syria’s Kurds, like Iraq’s, are using the region’s conflicts to establish their own rule. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed

The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

This Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 file image made available on Thursday, Aug. 22, by Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show bodies after an attack on Ghouta, Syria. One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO/Shaam News Network

The death toll from Syria’s civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people killed between March 2011 and April 2014, the United Nations reported Friday.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Kerry condemns ‘outrageous’ Gaza truce violations

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Secretary of State John Kerry.  AP FILE PHOTO

Secretary of State John Kerry is condemning an “outrageous” violation by Palestinian militants of the Gaza cease-fire he helped to broker. Kerry is demanding the immediate release of an Israeli soldier apparently abducted by the radical Hamas movement.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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