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Airstrikes In Syria Are Angering People The US Needs To Win Over

Instead it would build up moderate rebels to the point where, with American help, they could take on both IS and, eventually, Mr Assad's forces. Five Sunni Arab states joined the air campaign in Syria, where Western friends declined to go. Across the border in Iraq, a new prime minister was …

Middle East

ISIS targets find welcome shelter

They arrived at the church with only what they could carry: clothes, pictures and a few family heirlooms.<p>It's all that is left of a life before the Islamic State terror group swept into northern Iraq, giving the Christians of Qaraqosh and Mosul an ultimatum: Convert, leave or die.<p>Most, like Ammar …

What does ‘direct contact’ mean? The truth about Ebola transmission

In light of the first diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S. earlier this week, concerns over whether the disease will spread— and by what means— still linger.<p>The family of the Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has been quarantined in the Dallas apartment he was visiting before being admitted to an area …

US Ebola 'blunder' stokes anger

<b>Until Tuesday the US plan for responding to the presence of the Ebola virus on its soil existed only on paper. When Thomas Eric Duncan ended his journey from Liberia in Dallas, Texas, last week that hypothetical situation became a reality.</b><p>What happened next has left many US commentators wondering …

Disease

US Ebola case: Texas flat sealed by Hazmat team

The flat in Texas where a man lay sick for days with Ebola has been sealed up by a specialist team.<p>Thomas Duncan, who caught the virus in his native Liberia, is now in a serious condition in a Dallas hospital.<p>Fifty people he had contact with are being closely monitored for signs of the …

Disease

Who's in charge of stopping Ebola in the U.S.?

Ebola has come to the United States -- first in the form of sick Americans brought home for treatment, now with one confirmed case in Dallas and others being monitored -- and public concern over that reality includes a pointed question: Who's in charge of stopping Ebola before it can spread?<p>The …

Ebola As ISIS Bio-Weapon?

ISIS may already be thinking of using Ebola as a low-tech weapon of bio-terror, says a national security expert, who notes that the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” and terror groups like it wouldn’t even have to weaponize the virus to attempt to wreak strategic global infection.<p>Such groups could …

Top Four Possible Global Impacts of the Ebola Outbreak

Wikistrat recently concluded a crowdsourced strategic simulation to study the implications of the Ebola virus outbreak. The infographic released …

Disease

Discovery of the Ebola virus: Peter Piot on why we weren’t prepared for the current outbreak.

<i>Peter Piot is a professor of global health and director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 1976 he co-discovered the Ebola</i> …

Ebola Explained: What You Should and Shouldn’t Worry About

Author: Nadia Drake. Nadia Drake Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.03.14.<p>Time of Publication: 3:01 pm. 3:01 pm<p>You should be afraid of Ebola—if you live …

King fire in Northern California weakens thanks to days of rain

A massive wildfire that consumed more than 97,000 acres just east of Sacramento is dying out after a storm dumped several inches of rain in the region.<p>The King fire burning in the Eldorado National Forest is nearly 90% contained after four days of rain halted the advance of flames, according to the …

Weather

Netanyahu Tells World Leaders ‘Hamas is ISIS and ISIS is Hamas’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed back Monday against Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ claims that Israel was waging a “genocide” …

Israel

Sierra Leone records 121 Ebola deaths in a single day | Reuters

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone recorded 121 deaths from Ebola and scores of new infections in one of the single deadliest days since the disease appeared in the West African country more than four months ago, government health statistics showed on Sunday.<p>The figures, which covered the period …