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Yazidi Women Still Suffering Trauma From IS Captivity Thousands of Yazidi women and girls who were kidnapped by the Islamic State group and forced to become sex slaves continue to suffer the trauma of their captivity long after escaping the militants. Now living in refugee camps, many say they often do not g
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Safety Concerns Rise as Death Toll Climbs on Everest Mount Everest has claimed four lives in as many days, while two other climbers remained missing Tuesday on the crowded, treacherous mountain. An Indian climber died while being helped down from the summit, days after a Dutch man, an Australian woman and a
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Are Sherpas Dying so Rich Foreignenrs can fulfill their Mt. Everest dreams? At least four people have died on Mt. Everest this week. Three of them amateur climbers, and one a Sherpa mountain guide. And he is not the first one. Dozens of Sherpas have lost their lives guiding foreigners to the summit of the world's tallest mountain
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Jailed Chinese Rights Activist in Second Week of Hunger Strike A prominent Chinese democracy activist who was jailed during a Communist Party crackdown on dissent has entered the second week of a hunger strike, according to his family. Guo Feixiong, 49, was sentenced to six years in prison last year after taking part
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Judge Orders TV Icon Cosby to Stand Trial for Sexual Assault A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday ordered American comedy icon Bill Cosby to stand trial on allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in his Philadelphia home in 2004. Judge Elizabeth McHugh ruled there was enough evidence to warrant a criminal trial f
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South Sudan Professors Threaten to Strike at Five Universities Professors and lecturers in South Sudan's five public universities are threatening to go on strike Wednesday unless the government pays their back salaries for the past three months and other benefits for the past year. South Sudan's undersecretary of hig
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Everest Tragedy Highlights Plight of Sherpas At least four people have died on Mt. Everest this week three of them amateur climbers, and one a Sherpa mountain guide. Dozens of Sherpas have lost their lives guiding foreigners to the summit of the world's tallest mountain since 1953, when a New Zealan
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Everest Tragedy Highlights Sherpa's Plight For mountaineers, the allure of Everest is obvious: As the highest place on Earth, its an accomplishment unparalleled. For the Sherpas who live at the foot of the mountain, it is a holy place called Chomolunga Mother God of the Earth. It was first conquer
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Only 5% of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients Fully Understand Prognosis Only a tiny fraction of those diagnosed with terminal cancer are fully aware of their prognosis, according to a new study. Writing in this week's Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine say advanced cancer patients remain una
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Climate Change, Global Health Intimately Linked, UN Official Stresses Global health hinges on drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a chief mover in the field of climate change told delegates Tuesday at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Con
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