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ICC opens CAR 'war crimes' preliminary investigation

<b>The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says she has opened a preliminary investigation into possible war crimes in the Central African Republic (CAR).</b><p>Fatou Bensouda said she had received reports of "extreme brutality by various groups".<p>Tens of thousands of Muslims have …

Africa

Blaze kills pilgrims in Saudi Arabia's Medina

A fire at a hotel in Islam's holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia has left 15 pilgrims dead and injured 130 others, according to the state-run news agency SPA.<p>Officials quoted by SPA did not identify the victims but said about 700 pilgrims had been staying at the hotel in the western city of Medina …

Associated Press News

Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>Nelson Mandela, the human rights leader, Nobel Laureate and first black African president of South Africa, died …

10 million people are trying to tweet, text, and phone home to the storm-ravaged Philippines

The massive Philippine diaspora fuels everything from global shipping to US medical care to Hong Kong maid services, and a huge proportion of those workers are desperately trying reach their family and friends after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the island nation this weekend.<p>The storm is known …

Asia

Bernie Sanders: The steady rise of the ultimate political outlier

Bernie Sanders, the senator and socialist from Vermont, is the unlikeliest of contenders to rival Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.<p>The 74-year old reputed grump has shaken up the Democratic presidential race with his blunt talk about income inequality and excessive …

Before And After Photos Show Exactly Why The Philippines Needs Your Help After Haiyan

Aid continues to trickle into the Philippines as the island nation reels in the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Officials said Tuesday more than 1,700 people were confirmed dead, though that number is expected to rise.<p>As the dispersal of aid moves slowly, many of the worst hit communities have not …

Typhoon Haiyan: eight die in food stampede amid desperate wait for aid

Thousands storm rice warehouse in the devastated central Philippines while Haiyan relief effort flounders<p>Eight people have been killed in the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines after thousands of Haiyan survivors stormed a government-owned rice warehouse seeking food supplies.<p>The Philippines …

It's another complicated and tough day in the Philippines

More than a week after Typhoon Haiyan devastated a wide swath of the Philippines, resources are arriving, but many survivors still haven't seen an aid worker of any kind.<p>Thursday, the USS George Washington and its escort ships arrived off the coast of the Philippines to support the relief effort. …

Philippines typhoon: UK commits extra £30m in aid

<b>The UK government is to give an extra £30m in emergency aid following the devastating Philippines typhoon, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.</b><p>The UK's assistance following Typhoon Haiyan now stands at £50m. Mr Cameron said that the scale of the disaster was "becoming clearer every day".<p>He …

Asia

China's Hospital Ship Stays Home While Typhoon Death Toll Rises In Philippines

By Greg Torode<p>HONG KONG, Nov 15 (Reuters) - While the navies of the United States and its allies rushed to the aid of the typhoon-hit Philippines, a state-of-the-art Chinese hospital ship has stayed at home and in doing so has become a symbol of China's tepid response to the crisis.<p>The decision not …

The Week in Review: Typhoon Haiyan Takes Its Toll

Inside Flipboard / November 15, 2013<p>Nearly a week after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, the local government is still struggling to …

JFK: A Look Back

Inside Flipboard / November 21, 2013<p>Fifty years ago, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was slain by a madman’s bullet. The assassination of the popular and …