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Hostage Rescued After Using Pizza Hut Order to Plead for Help

A woman being held hostage with her three children in Avon Park, Fla. figured out a way to escape—with some help from Pizza Hut.<p>The trouble began …

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Muhammad Cartoon 'Contest' Shooting

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the Sunday shooting outside a controversial cartoon competition …

Video released of migrants diving into Mediterranean to save themselves

Dramatic footage has emerged of migrants diving into the Mediterranean in an attempt to save themselves from the same waters that killed at least 46 on Monday morning.<p>Several migrants, some of whom are struggling to swim, can be seen leaping from an inflatable dinghy which is crammed with …

It’s war out there, Obama

As two of mankind’s great religions prepared to celebrate  Easter and Passover, terrifying  events on a single day involving a third religion …

Andrew Cuomo

Germanwings co-pilot told Lufthansa flight school of 'serious depressive episode' | DW | 31.03.2015

Amid media speculation about Lufthansa's psychological screening of its pilots, the German airline released a statement on Tuesday about what was …

Ebola Has Left More Than 11,000 Children Orphaned In West Africa

The Ebola outbreak that plagued several African countries in 2014 is slowing down and even coming to an end in certain nations, but the aftermath of the disease continues to devastate communities, particularly the many children who have been left without parents.<p>Ebola in Africa has orphaned …

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Survivors cope with new Ebola after-effects

Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.<p><b>Kenema, Sierra Leone -</b> Massah Kamara sat patiently with her brother Momoh, her haunted eyes focused somewhere in the middle distance beyond the walls of the post-Ebola clinic.<p>Three months …

Ebola Vaccine ‘Safe, Effective’ According To First Study

Sporadic cases of Ebola in the United States have left scientists scrambling to manufacture a vaccine against the deadly virus. While the disease has …

Ebola Epidemic Began with One Toddler – Guardian Liberty Voice

The start has been traced to a two-year-old boy who became sick last December in a remote village. The strange sickness spread rapidly to family …

Number of Ebola infections in west Africa passes 16,000

The number of people with Ebola in west Africa has risen above 16,000, with the death toll from the outbreak reaching almost 7,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.<p>The number of deaths is more than 1,000 higher than the figure issued by the WHO just two days ago, but it is thought to …

Ebola Death Toll Climbs to Nearly 7,000: WHO

New data released by the World Health Organization on Wednesday reveals that 6,802 people have died from the Ebola virus.<p>There have been 16,169 …

WHO: Ebola Toll Leaps Higher to Nearly 7,000 in West Africa

World<p>DAKAR — The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has reached nearly 7,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The toll of 6,928 dead showed a leap of just over 1,200 since the WHO released its previous report on Wednesday. The U.N. health agency did …

Ebola outbreak: $5.7m pledged for blood plasma trials

<b>The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $5.7m towards a programme to increase production of experimental Ebola treatments in Guinea and other affected countries.</b><p>The programme will focus on treatments derived from the blood of survivors.<p>The foundation also said the grant would be used to …

UPDATE 1-Seventh Sierra Leone doctor killed by Ebola -source

(Adds details, background)<p>FREETOWN, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A Sierra Leonean doctor died of Ebola on Tuesday, a medical source said, bringing to seven the number of doctors killed by the virus savaging the nation’s healthcare system.<p>Still recovering from years of conflict, Sierra Leone has seen at least …

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'wounded in air strike'

Iraqi officials say an air strike wounded the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi<p>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), was wounded in a United States-led coalition air strike, Iraqi officials said last night.<p>Both Iraqi defence and …

Nik Wallenda completes tightrope walk above Chicago | CNN Travel

British schoolboy jailed for stabbing teacher to death in class

LONDON (Reuters) - A teenage British schoolboy was jailed for at least 20 years on Monday after pleading guilty to stabbing to death a teacher he had developed a hatred of in front of horrified pupils during a lesson at a college in northern England.<p>A police mug-shot received via West Yorkshire …

Eight million rats in New York? Not even close, a new study says

Are there really 8 million rats living among the 8 million humans of New York City?<p>If you find that particular urban myth hard to believe, it seems you may be right. A study published in Significance, a publication of the Royal Statistical Society, finds that the number of rats scurrying around the …

Man charged in hit-run Halloween deaths of 3 teens

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against a driver charged with fleeing in his SUV after fatally striking three Southern …

Thousands of Ebola orphans shunned by relatives: UNICEF

The outbreak has claimed more than 3,000 lives this year in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and UNICEF estimates around 3,700 children have lost at least one parent -- with the number expected to double by mid-October.<p>"Ebola is turning a basic human reaction like comforting a sick child into a …

CDC: First diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S.

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced Tuesday.<p>The unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for …

Ebola outbreak: 'Thousands of orphans shunned'

<b>At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN children's organisation has said.</b><p>Carers were urgently needed for these orphans, Unicef said.<p>A basic human reaction like comforting a sick child has been turned …