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Largest camp for Syrian refugees becoming a city

Largest camp for Syrian refugees becoming a city

Nov 01, – Zaatari, a desert camp near Jordan’s border with Syria, is far from that ideal. Life is tough here. The strong often take from the weak, women fear going to communal bathrooms after dark, sewage runs between pre-fab trailers and boys hustle for pennies carting goods in wheelbarrows instead of going to school. […]

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U.S. Preemie Birth Rate Continues to Fall: Report

U.S. Preemie Birth Rate Continues to Fall: Report

Nov 01, – The preterm birth rate in the United States fell for a sixth consecutive year in 2012 — and that 11.5 percent rate is a 15-year low, a new report says. Six states — Alaska, California, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon and Vermont — earned an “A” on the March of Dimes’ annual premature […]

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UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in October

UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in October

Nov 01, – The bloodshed accelerated sharply after a deadly April 23 crackdown by security forces on a Sunni protest camp in a northern Iraqi town, which set off near-daily attacks, mostly by Sunni extremists and al-Qaida militants determined to undermine the country’s Shiite-led government. Attacks and other violence across Iraq killed 979 people in […]

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Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, 4 Hamas militants killed

Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, 4 Hamas militants killed

Nov 01, – The military said it carried out the strike after five of its soldiers were wounded as they tried to demolish another tunnel used by the Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza. That incident drew Israeli fire that killed one Hamas militant. Israeli aircraft bombed what the military described as a […]

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Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Nov 01, – Plans to create two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect the pristine wilderness failed on Friday for a third time with Russia and China blocking the bids, delegates at multi-nation talks said. The proposals for two huge Marine Protected Areas were on the table at the Commission for the Conservation of […]

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U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High

U.S. Malaria Cases Hit 40-Year High

Nov 01, – Malaria cases in the United States hit a 40-year high in 2011, federal health officials reported Thursday. There were 1,925 cases of malaria that year, the highest number since 1971. That represents a 14 percent increase from 2010 to 2011. Five people died from malaria or associated complications in 2011, according to […]

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Dark Side of ‘Chat Rooms’ for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Dark Side of ‘Chat Rooms’ for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Oct 31, – While social media can help vulnerable teenagers seeking support, Internet use can do more harm than good for young people at risk of self-harm or suicide, a new study suggests. Researchers from Oxford University in England found conflicting evidence on whether online activity poses a positive or negative influence for vulnerable teens, […]

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Kids are pimping out kids for sex in Indonesia

Kids are pimping out kids for sex in Indonesia

Oct 31, – Her no-nonsense, tough-girl attitude projects the confidence of a woman in her 30s, yet she’s only 17. Colorful angel and butterfly tattoos cover her skin, and she wears a black T-shirt emblazoned with a huge skull. Chimoy flicks a lighter and draws a long drag until her cheeks collapse on the skinny […]

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Cancer vaccine developed to boost lifespan of patients

Cancer vaccine developed to boost lifespan of patients

Oct 31, – The vaccine, developed at the Institute of Clinical Immunology in the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in Novosibirsk, has already successfully passed clinical tests, said institute’s director Vladimir Kozlov. Currently, it is being administered to patients by injection at the third and fourth stages of cancer. ”We are […]

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Veil of darkness lifts for Myanmar’s blind

Veil of darkness lifts for Myanmar’s blind

Oct 31, – Doctors say it’s easy, cheap and fast — taking as little as five minutes. In just 10 days, Sandut Ruit, the Nepalese surgeon who pioneered the technique, and his team performed nearly 1,300 operations at two massive eye camps as dozens of local ophthalmologists looked on. Five decades of isolation, military rule […]

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