23 May 2017

More Than 31 Million Internally Displaced in 2016

“More than 30 million people were displaced within their own countries last year, says a new report.” Source: More Than 31 Million Internally Displaced in 2016

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22 May 2017

WHO Optimistic on Controlling DRC Ebola Outbreak

“The World Health Organization’s regional chief for Africa reports prospects for rapidly controlling the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo are good.” Source: WHO Optimistic on Controlling DRC Ebola Outbreak

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22 May 2017

Libya must release refugees held in detention centers, says UNHCR chief

“Thousands of people fleeing conflict and persecution have been detained by Libyan authorities. The UN refugee agency’s chief has called for them to be freed as the agency boosts its presence in the North African country.” Source: Libya must release refugees held in detention centers, says UNHCR chief | News

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22 May 2017

China to host global meeting of Antarctic Treaty | South China Morning Post

“China will for the first time host a meeting of the group overseeing management of the Antarctic at a time when Beijing is seeking to bolster its presence in both polar regions.” Source: China to host global meeting of Antarctic Treaty | South China Morning Post

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18 May 2017

WHO: 400 contacts being traced in Congo’s Ebola outbreak

“Health workers are monitoring more than 400 people amid an Ebola outbreak in a remote corner of Congo where already three deaths have been blamed on the virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday.” Source: WHO: 400 contacts being traced in Congo’s Ebola outbreak

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17 May 2017

Ebola: African countries activate response plans

“While the investigation into the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues, several African countries discussed and activated their preparedness plans or increased vigilance at their borders in response to the DRC outbreak.” Source: Ebola: African countries activate response plans –

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17 May 2017

‘Performance enhancing drugs’ considered for Special Operations soldiers

“Special Operations Command wants to create super-soldiers through pushing the limits of human performance, and its looking to nutritional supplements and even performance enhancing drugs as options.” Source: ‘Performance enhancing drugs’ considered for Special Operations soldiers

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16 May 2017

Ebola Returns: What You Need to Know About the Outbreak in Congo

“A year after the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever in Africa, the virus has returned. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Saturday that an outbreak of Ebola in the far north of the country had been declared by Congo’s health minister.” Source: Ebola Returns: What You Need to Know About the

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15 May 2017

Congo Faces New Ebola Outbreak

“The World Health Organization says the Democratic Republic of the Congo is again facing an outbreak of the contagious and deadly Ebola virus.” Source: Congo Faces New Ebola Outbreak

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15 May 2017

Cholera strikes Yemen’s Sanaa; state of emergency called

“Cholera has killed at least 115 people in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the local Saba news agency said, after authorities on Sunday declared a state of emergency over the outbreak and called for international help to avert disaster.” Source: Cholera strikes Yemen’s Sanaa; state of emergency called | Reuters

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