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UN Upgrades Yemen to Highest Level on Humanitarian Emergency Scale

The United Nations has upgraded the humanitarian crisis in Yemen to a Level 3 emergency, the most dire possible scenario on the UN scale. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is calling for an immediate ceasefire to allow for food, water, and medicine to enter the nation, as more than 80% of the population is entirely dependent on foreign aid to live.

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US, UK Air Forces Cancel July 4 Plans Amid Terror Threat

A joint July 4 celebration that was scheduled to take place between U.S. and UK military personnel and their families at Britain’s largest U.S. air force base has been canceled, military officials announced Thursday, citing “the most current, local threat assessments.”

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ISIS Exterminates History in Palmyra

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) published pictures of jihadists destroying ancient statues in Palmyra, Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The terrorist group previously promised not to touch the historical landmarks.

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Turkey’s Migrant Boom Creating Market for Low-Quality ‘Life Vests’ to Wear to Greece

Illegal migrants trapped in Turkey and hoping to enter the European Union are invigorating that nation’s black market for life vests, useful in crossing the Aegean Sea into Greece. Manufacturers in Izmir, a popular interim destination for refugees, are warning, however, that many black-market life vests are poorly constructed and actually serve to pull the wearer deeper into the water, not keep them afloat.

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ISIS Massacres At Least 74 Children in the Past Year

The most troubling statistic found in a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, published on the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL) first anniversary, involves the treatment of children. The group believes ISIS murdered at least 74 children in the past year.

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Iranian Government Blocks Holocaust Remembrance Website

The Iranian regime is no stranger to Holocaust denial. The United States Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor’s 2014 report on human rights practices reveals that the Iranian government consistently and continuously blocked a website dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and educating people about the tragic event which cost the lives of 6 million Jews at the hands of Nazis.

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Chinese Army to Protect ‘Overseas Interests’ Under New Law

China’s Communist Party People’s Congress recently passed a sweeping national-security law that directs the People’s Liberation Army to expand the military’s offshore presence to protect China’s “overseas interests” and to support counterterrorism at home, according to Xinhua, China’s state-run news agency.

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Greek Nationals Flee to Australia to Escape Financial Crisis

In the wake of the growing financial crisis, thousands of Greek nationals are fleeing their homeland. Tens of thousands have ended up in Australia. It is the largest wave of migration from Greece to Australia since hundreds of thousands fled the march of fascism in World War II.

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