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1 HOUR AGO - New York Times

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Child Mortality Falling, U.N. Says, but Not Fast Enough

The global mortality rate for children younger than 5 has dropped by nearly half since 1990, but remains high in Africa, the United Nations said.

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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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Ebola fight will cost $1.0bn, 20,000 cases on horizon: UN

Geneva (AFP) - Nearly $1.0 billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that 20,000 could be infected by year end.

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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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World hunger easing but 1 in 9 people undernourished: food agencies

By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - The number of hungry people in the world has fallen sharply over the past decade but 805 million, or one in nine of the global population, still do not have enough to eat, three U.N. food and agriculture agencies said on Tuesday. The number of chronically undernourished people dropped by more than 100 million, ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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UN says $1.0 billion needed to fight Ebola

Geneva (AFP) - Nearly $1.0 billion is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said Tuesday, more than doubling the estimate it made less than a month ago.

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3 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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The Ebola Outbreak In West Africa Is The Worst In History. This Map Shows How Bad It Is

Warning of a worsening health crisis in African nations struck by Ebola, the United States announced on Monday it is sending 3,000 military personnel to the region to help fight the disease. The American Ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, told reporters ahead of the announcement that the Ebola crisis can be contained but must be met with stronger international ...

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