21 Aug 2017

Some 115 migrants rescued from truck in eastern Mexico

“Police in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz have rescued 115 migrants, including 41 minors, traveling in ‘in deplorable conditions’ in a truck, a state official said on Sunday.” Source: Some 115 migrants rescued from truck in eastern Mexico: official

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17 Aug 2017

Uganda struggles to cope as one million South Sudanese refugees pour in

“The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hit one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, as hundreds of desperate families pour across the border every day seeking a haven from the civil war.” Source: Uganda struggles to cope as one million South Sudanese refugees pour in

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16 Aug 2017

Oxfam: 700,000 at Risk of Starvation in Ethiopia

“Food insecurity in the Somali region of Ethiopia has worsened, putting 700,000 people on the verge of starvation, according to Oxfam International. The humanitarian organization says that about 8.5 million people across the country face a high risk of hunger, a 30 percent increase since the beginning of the year.”

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15 Aug 2017

Flooding kills more than 160 people across South Asia

“Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 160 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as authorities rushed to rescue those missing or stranded in flooded areas.” Source: Flooding kills more than 160 people across South Asia

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15 Aug 2017

More than 200 killed in Sierra Leone as mudslide sweeps away homes

“A mudslide killed more than 200 people on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members.” Source: More than 200 killed in Sierra Leone as mudslide sweeps away homes

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14 Aug 2017

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months

“The number of suspected cases of cholera resulting from an epidemic in war-torn Yemen has reached 500,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.” Source: Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months – BBC News

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11 Aug 2017

‘Stolen’ Russian missile explodes after being sold for scrap

“A ‘stolen’ 10m-long (35ft) Soviet-era anti-aircraft missile has exploded at a recycling centre in eastern Russia, killing two and injuring one.” Source: ‘Stolen’ Russian missile explodes after being sold for scrap – BBC News

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10 Aug 2017

Malware Encoded Into DNA Hacks the Computer that Reads It

“A team of researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle have demonstrated the first successful DNA-based exploit of a computer system that executes the malicious code written into the synthesised DNA strands while reading it.” Source: Malware Encoded Into DNA Hacks the Computer that Reads It

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08 Aug 2017

Kenyans Cross into Uganda for Fear of Post-Election Violence

“The Uganda Red Cross says it has begun registering Kenyans who have fled their country in anticipation of violence surrounding elections set for Tuesday. The Uganda Red Cross says it plans to set up receiving sites at the border towns of Busia and Tororo.” Source: Kenyans Cross into Uganda for

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31 Jul 2017

West African Hospitals Still Recovering From Ebola Epidemic

“West Africa’s 2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest outbreak of the disease since its discovery in 1976. Liberia was the country hit hardest during the outbreak, reporting between 300 and 400 new cases each week at the epidemic’s peak. The World Health Organization announced in January 2016 that Liberia was

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