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Israeli shelling causes carnage in Gaza school: U.N.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - United Nations officials had told the Israeli military 17 times that a school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp was a shelter for Palestinian civilians fleeing fighting in the teeming coastal strip, but it was not enough to save them from deadly shelling. Blown to pieces as they huddled asleep on mattresses on classroom floors, ...

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JUL 29, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Ebola Not A Significant Threat To U.S., CDC Says

The deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is unlikely to spread outside of that region and into the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday (July 28). “No Ebola cases have been reported in the United States and the likelihood of this outbreak spreading outside of West Africa is very low," CDC spokesperson Stephan ...

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JUL 27, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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U.N. warns of alarming malnutrition rates in Somali capital

The United Nations has reported alarming rates of malnutrition in the Somali capital where aid agencies cannot meet the needs of 350,000 people due to insufficient funds, drought and conflict. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the Somali government had compared the situation to the run-up to a 2011 famine that killed 260,000 people. The ...

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JUL 25, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Malaria is the leading killer in Central African Republic: aid group

By Mirjam Donath UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group warned on Thursday that malaria was the leading killer in the impoverished landlocked country. Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said it had seen a jump in cases in Central African Republic, where violence between ...

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JUL 24, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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U.N. chief condemns attack on U.N. school in Gaza

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday he was appalled by an attack on a United Nations-run school in the Gaza strip that killed civilians, including children, and U.N. staff. "Many have been killed – including women and children, as well as U.N. staff." The Gaza health ministry said at least 15 people ...

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