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Aid Groups Run Out of Room for Ebola Patients

Doctors Without Borders and other aid groups are comparing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to a war zone as the official death toll surpasses 1,000. Yet large as that number is, many West Africans fear taking sick relatives to the hospitals, which means the death toll might be higher. Aug 15, 2014 12:09 PM PT

Russia Aid to Ukraine in Limbo as Shells Hammer Donetsk

A large Russian aid convoy is close to Ukraine’s borders as shells hammer in the eastern city of Donetsk. It appears the convoy allegedly filled with humanitarian aid to the war-torn east crossed into Ukraine. Aug 14, 2014 3:15 PM PT

Wives Attempt to Stop Husbands Deployment to Fight Against Boko Haram

Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram is still ongoing, but wives of the soldiers are retaliating because the government cannot properly arm their husbands. The wives surrounded a base in Maiduguri to stop deployment to Gwoza in northwest Borno state. Aug 13, 2014 3:04 PM PT

Islamic State Seizes Towns Around Aleppo in Syria

The Islamic State (IS) seized towns in the Aleppo province in Syria in an attempt to form a worldwide caliphate. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the terrorists snatched Masoudiyeh, Dabiq, Akhtarin, and Ghouz from rebel forces against President Bashar al-Assad. The capture of these towns could cut off supplies to the rebels. Aug 13, 2014 9:06 AM PT

Muslim Clerics Decry 'Abuse and Siege' of Muslims by Hamas

Kuwaiti Cleric Othoman Al-Khamis urged Hamas leaders to “show some regard” for the Muslims killed in the Gaza-Israel conflict. The terrorist group often places civilians, including women and children, in the middle of a fight. Aug 12, 2014 4:37 PM PT

Possible Cholera Outbreak Threatens Yazidi and Christian Refugees in Iraq

The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, which monitors human rights in Iraq, released a report on the conditions of the people stranded in northern Iraq. Christians, Yazidis, and Muslims fled to the mountains after the Islamic State captured their towns. These people face horrible conditions, including the possibility of a cholera outbreak. Aug 12, 2014 10:30 AM PT

Russians & Mickey Rourke Wait Two Hours to Purchase Vladimir Putin T-Shirts

T-shirts celebrating the annexation of Crimea by Russian President Vladimir Putin were very popular in June, and have now begun to resurface as designers manufacture more. Enthusiastic customers, including actor Mickey Rourke, waited for two hours this week on line to purchase a t-shirt. Aug 12, 2014 10:28 AM PT

Islamic State Crucifies, Slaughters Civilians in East Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Islamic State (IS) destroyed resistance from local tribes in east Syria, crucifying 2 people and murdering 23 others, mainly from the al-Sheitaat tribe, in the last five days. Aug 11, 2014 6:24 PM PT

Prisoners Escape Ukraine Prison After Ceasefire Talks Collapse

Rockets pummeled a high-security prison in Donetsk, which immediately disabled all alarms. Officials said one person died and three were wounded, but 106 potentially dangerous criminals escaped. This could include people jailed for murder, robbery, and rape. Aug 11, 2014 10:37 AM PT

ISIS Buries 500 Yazidis Alive, Orders Others to Convert to Islam or Die

Not every Yazidi resident in northern Iraq escaped before the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, captured towns in the region. The terrorist group told the people to convert to Islam or die, killed 500 of them, buried some alive, and took hundreds of girls as slaves. Aug 10, 2014 11:52 AM PT

FAA, TSA, CDC All Fail to Provide Information on Ebola Airport Screenings in US

Concerns over Ebola in the United States have escalated due to the prolonged nature of the disease; symptoms can take two weeks to appear. Given the ease with which the virus can travel via plane through a carrier who does not yet know he is infected, Breitbart News attempted to contact the FAA, TSA, and CDC about airport safety procedures. All three agencies did not respond to public concern over the deadly disease. Aug 10, 2014 11:38 AM PT

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