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Despite Gains in Controlling Malaria, Drug Resistance Remains a Concern Malaria is a disease that kills more than 600,000 people every year. It debilitates even more. Each year on World Malaria Day, we take stock of the disease, whats been done to contain it, and what still needs to be done. Children are the most likely victi
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Washington: Military Aid to Egypt Serves US National Security Interests The United States is defending its decision to allow some military aid to flow to Egypt, despite concerns that the country's promised transition back to democracy has been anything but smooth. Egyptian police in Alexandria respond to protesting students W
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Global Technology Report Notes Increased Digital Divide Cornell University and the World Economic Forum have released their 13th Global Information Technology Report 2014. It ranks 148 of the worlds nations according to how effectively they use information and communication technology to increase their global
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Bomb Blast in Kenya Leaves 4 Dead Kenyan officials say a bomb attack outside a police station in Nairobi late Wednesday killed four people, including two police officers. The incident came in the midst of a countrywide security crackdown against illegal immigrants and terror suspects. Pol
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News Business in US Faces Big Challenges The business of providing news and current affairs commentary in the United States is facing big challenges as the older audience diminishes and new digital services struggle to gain a foothold with younger people. The future of journalism may depend on t
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Rights Group Urges Nigeria's Government to Rescue Captured Girls A human rights group is urging Nigeria's government to do more to rescue the many teenage girls who are still missing after being abducted last week by Islamist extremists. A member of the group Baobab for Women's Human Rights, Hajiya Aishatu Ngulde, said
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US Airborne Lands in Eastern Europe as Ukraine Tensions Rise U.S. Army paratroopers landed in Poland Wednesday, at the start of military maneuvers aimed at easing anxieties in allied eastern European countries alarmed at Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.The Pentagon said the exercises, slated to l
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Rival Palestinian Groups Announce Unity Deal The two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, have announced a reconciliation deal, saying they will try to form a unity government in the coming weeks. Hamas and Fatah split violently in 2007, and have since divided their people between two sets of
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Uganda Capital City Official Unhappy With Prolonged Court Battle The Lord Mayor of Ugandas capital, Kampala, says the prolonged litigation battle with President Yoweri Musevenis government over his controversial impeachment has taken a negative toll on his finances, his familys health and plunged his political future i
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Over 60 Killed in DRC Train Derailment The death toll from a freight train accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to at least 63. Investigators at the crash scene, in southeastern Katanga province, said some passengers were still unaccounted for on Wednesday, and believed to be
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