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Ebola crisis: DEC launches unprecedented appeal for public help

The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an unprecedented appeal for help from the public to tackle the Ebola crisis in west Africa, warning that a medical emergency is turning into a humanitarian catastrophe.<p>The DEC – which appeals in times of crisis on behalf of 13 leading aid charities …

Behind Turkey's Humiliating Failure To Win A UN Security Council Seat

Turkey was, it appeared, in the driving seat to be one of five new non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.<p>"We believe, God permitting, that we will get the result of the work we put in" asserted Turkey's new Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaking from Turkey's pre-election gala at …

Lava flow inches closer to homes in Hawaiian community; evacuations possible

With a natural disaster playing out in slow motion as lava from Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island inches towards homes and businesses in Pahoa, officials are preparing to begin evacuations.<p>The 2,000-degree river of molten rock is advancing on up to 12 homes and businesses, Darryl Oliviera, …

White House snubs Israeli official

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon traveled to Washington last week expecting to see top Obama administration officials.<p>Instead, he found himself with a lot of time on his hands.<p>The White House denied him meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry …

North Korea Is Using Infected Mobile Games To Hack The Phones Of South Koreans

The Korea Times reports that the National Intelligence Service has accused the North Korean government of using its hacker army to disguise spying software as mobile apps. The games were linked to on websites popular in South Korea, and people then downloaded the apps.<p>The South Korean government …