Kaya Wong

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United Nations Peacekeepers in Armed Stand-Off With Syrian Rebels

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A day after 43 United Nations peacekeepers were detained by Islamist rebels from the al-Nusra Front, …

Here's What Radical Islam Looks Like In The UK

Around 500 British Muslims are estimated to have joined groups like ISIS , along with more than a thousand volunteers from other Western countries. Notably, the murderer of American James Foley in video released by ISIS appeared to have a British accent.<p>In a statement delivered from Downing Street …

More Women Than Men Are Dying From Ebola

The current Ebola outbreak may ultimately infect as many as 20,000 people and a disproportionate number of those cases will be women, experts say.<p>Since this strain of the disease first hit Guinea in May, 1,552 people have succumbed to Ebola, which has been rapidly making its way through four …

Unintended consequences: Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

Watch Sanjay Gupta, MD on CNN at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturdays and 7:30 a.m. ET on Sundays.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The face of heroin abuse in America is changing.<p>Back in the 1960s, heroin users were usually young men, who started using around an average age of 16. They were most likely from low-income neighborhoods, …

RESEARCHER: 'Let's Stop Trying To Cure Cancer'

Most cancers cannot be cured and scientists should give up trying and, instead, look for ways to manage the disease, the director of the Centre for Cancer and Evolution at The Institute of Cancer Research, has claimed.<p>Professor Mel Greaves, an expert in childhood leukaemia, said developing more …

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Failed bid to send 157 asylum seekers to India costs $12m

The federal government’s failed bid to return 157 asylum seekers to India cost taxpayers more than $12m, as passengers were held at sea for nearly a month before being brought to the Australian mainland, it has been reported.<p>A cost analysis by Fairfax Media found the money was outlaid by the …

Why nobody should be upset that the ALS foundation only spends 27% of donations on research

The news that ALS Association (ALSA), which has reportedly raised almost $90 million through the viral “ice bucket challenge,” only spends 27% of its money in actual research is generating outrage.<p>Critics say this is far too small a proportion, and some are quoting Christian charity watchdog ECFA’s …

The fear of being seen as racist

<b>A fear of being viewed as racist has been cited as one of the reasons why child sexual exploitation in Rotherham was allowed to proliferate for 16 years. But how much of a factor is this fear in the day-to-day work of social workers and others working to prevent abuse?</b><p>Prof Alexis Jay's harrowing …

U.S. High-Altitude Missile System For S. Korea Upsets China, N. Korea, Russia, Poses Problems For South

The specter of Chinese warplanes buzzing U.S. and Japanese planes adds urgency to U.S. pressure for high-altitude defense in Asia against a still more formidable threat: that of missiles fired by North Korea and maybe even China.<p>Both the Pentagon and Japan’s defense ministry have protested the …

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its border with Guinea over fears that the deadly outbreak could spread, the Senegalese Press Agency reported Friday.<p>Senegal is the fifth country in the region where the virus has spread.<p>Senegal's health …

NATO: Russia supplying Ukraine rebels tanks

Russia has continued to supply pro-Kremlin separatists in Ukraine with tanks, armoured vehicles, rocket launchers and artillery, NATO's Secretary General has said, echoing comments by Western leaders that the separatists seeking independence are being aided militarily by Moscow.<p>Anders Fogh …