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Nurse arrested after US woman gave birth in vegetative state

Report: Armed Conflicts Kill More than 100,000 Babies Annually

An estimated 274 babies are killed each day on average in just ten countries located in the Middle East and Africa where children are believed to be most affected by armed conflict, the non-governmental organization (NGO) Save the Children revealed in a report on Friday.

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Angelina Jolie takes part in a press conference on Capitol Hill November 17, 2005 in Washington, DC. Jolie was in Washington to help bring attention to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and to help call for full funding of the new Assistance for Orphans …

Angelina Jolie Urges Myanmar to End Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims

COX’S BAZAR,Bangladesh (AP) — Angelina Jolie on Tuesday urged Myanmar to show a genuine commitment to ending violence and displacement in its Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh for safety.

How to explain the return of Nigeria's Boko Haram militants?

Nigeria: Thousands Flee as Boko Haram Kills 100-Plus Soldiers in Nigeria

Jihadists, mainly members of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked Boko Haram, have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a “huge stock [of] weapons” during clashes in northeast Nigeria raging since December 26, a coalition of United Nations-affiliated aid agencies reported Friday.

UN seeks $4 bn for Yemen

U.N.: 70 Percent of Yemen Is Starving

A staggering 70 percent of the population in Yemen — 20 million people — are facing acute food insecurity raging from minimal to catastrophic levels, marking a 15 percent increase from last year, the United Nations humanitarian chief revealed on Monday, echoing a recent inter-agency report issued by the international body’s aid divisions.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center, talks with students in the Wind Technology program at Des Moines Area Community College, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Ankeny, Iowa.

Ethanol Opposition Haunts Michael Bloomberg in Iowa

Billionaire and 2020 Democrat presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg traveled to Iowa Tuesday to discuss wind energy.
Bloomberg backtracked on his previous statements regarding his opposition to corn-based ethanol, one of Iowa’s major economic drivers.

Three Southeast Asians in IS beheading video blacklisted by US

U.N.: Islamic State Buried Up to 12,000 Bodies in over 200 Mass Graves

United Nations investigators this week revealed that Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadis put between 6,000 and 12,000 bodies – including women, children, and invalids – in 202 mass graves discovered across Iraq alone, mainly in the country’s Nineveh and Kirkuk provinces, home to high concentrations of Christians and other minorities. 

Huthi rebel fighters inspect the damage after a reported air strike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition targeted the presidential palace in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on December 5, 2017. Saudi-led warplanes pounded the rebel-held capital before dawn after the rebels killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh as he fled …

Saudis, UAE Provide Nearly $1 Billion in Humanitarian Aid to Yemen

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a $930 million donation to the United Nations humanitarian efforts in Yemen as the war between the Saudi-led Sunni coalition and Shiite Iran-allied Houthi militants continues to rage.