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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

American Doctors Volunteer to Fight Ebola as More Health Workers Die

Out of the almost 1,000 Ebola victims, some of the most vulnerable are the medical workers on the front line. They know the risks, yet sacrifice their lives to help others. Despite the outbreak, more Americans are lining up for medical missions to Africa. Aug 9, 2014 1:08 PM PT

Christians Help Jews in East Ukraine

With the plight of Israelis targeted by Hamas rockets at the forefront of mainstream media, the struggle of east Ukraine's Jewish minority often goes unreported. The unstable region is under control of pro-Russian forces who choose to persecute anyone who does not adhere to the Russian Orthodox Church. Christians who are not members of that church, who also face persecution, have reached out to help the Jews. Aug 8, 2014 6:26 AM PT

UN: Ebola Outbreak Likely Caused by Bushmeat

Scientists agree that consumption of bushmeat--a collection of wild animal meat including rats and monkeys-- triggered the Ebola outbreak in Guinea. That outbreak has since spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia, with fears of further contamination in Nigeria. Despite the evidence, however, West Africans continue to believe bush meat is safe to eat, and have expressed panic at the idea of changing their lifestyles and creating a livestock market, according to The Guardian. Aug 6, 2014 10:51 AM PT

ISIS Sets Eyes on Lebanon for Its Caliphate

The Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIS, has launched an initiative to conquer land in Lebanon, even though the terrorist group does not have a strong presence there. The Lebanese army continues to fight after IS captured its first portion of Lebanese land, border town Arsal, on Sunday. Aug 5, 2014 3:00 PM PT

Amid Ethnic Cleansing of Christians, ISIS Now Massacres Iraq's Yezidi Minority

The Yezidis, a religious minority that number 300,000 – 700,000 in Kurdistan, face extermination as the Islamic State (IS), formerly ISIS, spread its Caliphate through northern Iraq. The Pershmerga, the Kurdish army, protects the religious minority, but the soldiers lack equipment and resources. Aug 5, 2014 9:26 AM PT

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