25 Nov 2016

India confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak in Karnataka

“India has reported an outbreak of a highly contagious bird flu virus in Karnataka, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday, citing a report from the Indian agriculture ministry. The H5N8 virus was confirmed among birds in the village of Itagi, and all 1,593 of the birds

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24 Nov 2016

Death toll rises after “thunderstorm asthma” outbreak strikes Australia

“At least four people have died and hundreds were sent to the hospital this week in Melbourne, Australia after an outbreak of ‘thunderstorm asthma’ struck late Monday. The rare condition is thought to occur when high levels of pollen become saturated by rain and disintegrate into teeny fragments that are

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22 Nov 2016

Syria conflict: Almost one million living under siege

“The number of people living under siege in Syria has doubled this year to almost one million, the UN says.” Source: Syria conflict: Almost one million living under siege – UN – BBC News

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21 Nov 2016

Aleppo Bombs Leave Quarter Million ‘Living in Hell’ and Without Hospital Care

“Bombs launched by the Syrian government over the past three days seriously damaged two general hospitals that were providing trauma care in the war zone and hit the only children’s hospital, according to doctors, nurses and residents. The destruction left more than a quarter-million people in eastern Aleppo without hospital

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15 Nov 2016

Presidency warns of impending famine in Nigeria

“The presidency has warned that Nigeria, Africa’s largest producer of cereals and grains, risks famine from early next year following a huge demand in the global market targeting the country’s surplus production.” Source: Presidency warns of impending famine in Nigeria – Premium Times Nigeria

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28 Oct 2016

Police arrest 141 in crackdown on North Dakota pipeline protesters

“Police arrested 141 Native Americans and other protesters in North Dakota in a tense standoff that spilled into Friday morning between law enforcement and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a disputed oil pipeline.” Source: Police arrest 141 in crackdown on North Dakota pipeline protesters | Reuters

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25 Oct 2016

As South Sudan Fights, Refugees Flow Into Uganda

“One way to measure the growing turmoil in South Sudan is by the rapidly expanding refugee influx in neighboring Uganda. A crowd of refugees press into a food distribution area at Pagirinya Refugee Settlement, one of the newest camps built to accommodate the latest arrivals in northern Uganda, just across

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20 Oct 2016

Deep Freeze mission to Antarctica begins

“The first of roughly 500 airmen have begun flying in ski-equipped planes to Antarctica to begin the Air Force’s annual Operation Deep Freeze mission. Each year, the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing flies hundreds of missions providing airlift within Antarctica as part of Deep Freeze. The operation

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20 Oct 2016

Russia extends ‘humanitarian pause’ in Aleppo attack

“Russia announced that it will broadcast live images of the evacuation of civilians and wounded people from besieged eastern Aleppo during a ‘humanitarian pause’ it has scheduled for Thursday.” Source: Russia extends ‘humanitarian pause’ in Aleppo attack – News from Al Jazeera

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17 Oct 2016

Cholera outbreak tops 22,000 in Democratic Republic of the Congo

“The number of cholera cases and deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to date in 2016 is significantly higher the same period in 2015, according to UNICEF data published today.” Source: Cholera outbreak tops 22,000 in Democratic Republic of the Congo | Outbreak News Today

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