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Help is a phone call away for displaced Yemenis

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5 mentions2 hours ago
Text size| | | News Stories, 5 February 2016 © UNHCR/A.AlsayaghiA new call centre in Sana'a provides an essential bridge between Yemenis and the humanitarian community. SANA'A, Yemen, Feb 5 ...

Guillain–Barré syndrome

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2 mentions9 hours ago
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare condition in which a person’s immune system attacks their peripheral nerves. People of all ages can be affected, but it is more common in adults ...


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2 mentions11 hours ago
Epilepsy is a chronic noncommunicable disorder of the brain that affects people of all ages. Approximately 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological ...

UN Agencies Warn Of Escalating Food Crisis In South Sudan

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Drought In Ethiopia: 10 Million People In Need Sierra Leone: Moms And Their Babies Are Returning To The Health Centres University of Notre Dame Students Fighting Hunger

IEA Raises Estimate of Surplus Oil Supply on Higher OPEC Output

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The global oil surplus will be bigger than previously estimated in the first half, increasing the risk of further price losses, as OPEC members Iran and Iraq bolster production while ...

Deutsche Bank Says Reserves Sufficient for AT1 Coupons in 2017

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Deutsche Bank AG, seeking to reassure investors about its ability to pay coupons on its riskiest debt, said it has sufficient payment capacity this year and next, backed in part ...

Natural History Museums Are Teeming With Undiscovered Species

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7 mentions3 hours ago
In the darkness of the Akeley Hall of Mammals, swarms of kids gawk at beautifully staged dioramas of Africa’s wildlife. The stuffed safari, nestled in the American Museum of Natural ...

Youth empowerment

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2 mentions17 hours ago
In response to the worldwide phenomenon of young men and women calling for meaningful civic, economic, social and political participation, UNDP’s Youth Strategy 2014-2017 recognizes the involvement of young men ...

Negative Rates Seen as Option for Fed as BOJ, ECB Pave the Way

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Global central banks have opened the door to negative U.S. interest rates, in Wall Street’s view. After the Bank of Japan cut some rates below zero last month to spur ...

54th Session of the Commission for Social Development

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2 mentions20 hours ago
The 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD54) will take place in New York from 3 to 12 February 2016 at United Nations Headquarters in New York under ...

A High-Stakes Contest to 'Reinvent' Paris Fails to Impress

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5 mentions5 hours ago
The huge “Reinventing Paris” competition was the sort of opportunity most cities are lucky to get once in a generation. Launched by Paris City Hall last year, the contest picked ...

Another Dynasty Shaken as Oil Crash Tests Azeri Leader's Rule

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For Azerbaijan, plunging foreign reserves and two currency devaluations last year provided a stern test for the energy-reliant nation. For its long-time leader, the economic and political challenges are just ...

Here's What Executives Say About Possibility of U.S. Recession

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Executives across corporate America are being asked for their views on whether a recession is in the offing. Growth in the U.S. decelerated to a 0.7 percent annualized rate in ...

Wired Is Launching an Ad-Free Website to Appease Ad Blockers

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More than 1 in 5 people who visit Wired Magazine’s website use ad-blocking software. Starting Feb. 16, the magazine will give those readers a choice: stop blocking ads, pay to ...

Fed May Lack Legal Authority for Negative Rates: 2010 Fed Memo

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The Federal Reserve may not have the legal authority to set negative interest rates in the U.S., according to a 2010 staff memo that was posted late last month on ...

One Chart That Shows the Dramatic Repricing of Fed Expectations So Far This Year

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The year 2016 has been characterized by rising volatility, selloffs in markets all around the world, and growing concern about the state of the economy. So naturally, there's been a ...

The Phone Companies People Actually Love

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Robert Arnold, 68, worked for AT&T for 35 years, testing phone lines and cables for its TV service. While he worked there, he used his employer’s cell plan. After retiring,

Jefferies Strategist: The ECB and the BoJ Need to Go Way Bigger for Their Easing to Work

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The Bank of Japan and European Central Bank are pumping roughly $70 billion into the financial system each month, yet global markets are sputtering, inflation is low, and economic momentum ...

Traders Going for Exit Target Greece, Sending Stocks to 1990 Low

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As the global market rout deepens, Greek assets are again the ones that are suffering the most. The nation’s stocks are back to being the biggest decliners of the year ...

Greek Bank Woes Intensify in 2016 as Shares Sink by Half: Chart

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Greek banks have plunged by more than 55 percent this year, as uncertainty over yet another stalled bailout review weighs on the country’s economic recovery prospects. That’s bad news for ...


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$200 Could help keep a refugee family warm for two months $600 Could provide a most vulnerable family with the essentials to get them through the entire winter season $1200 ...

European Stocks Fall With U.S. Futures as German Bonds Rise

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European stocks fell for a sixth day, credit markets weakened and German bonds advanced. Crude erased gains while currencies of commodity-producing countries and Gulf shares rose. Equities in Europe headed ...

Despite war at home, more Syrian refugees return from Iraq

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2 mentions20 hours ago
Text size| | | News Stories, 8 February 2016 © UNHCR/R. Hussein RasheedSyrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq load their luggage on to a boat on the Tigris ...

World's Largest Energy Trader Sees a Decade of Low Oil Prices

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Oil prices will stay low for as long as 10 years as Chinese economic growth slows and the U.S. shale industry acts as a cap on any rally, according to ...

Changing "hearts and minds" over LGBT rights through power of stamps

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3 mentions21 hours ago
Listen / The beauty and power of postage stamps are an ideal vehicle for changing "hearts and minds" over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. That's the very heart-felt view ...

Texas Officials Want Controversial Family Detention Centers To Be Labeled As ‘Child Care’ Centers

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Texas state officials are moving ahead with a proposal to license controversial detention centers for detained immigrant families as child care facilities. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services ...

Condemning DPR Korea's missile launch, Security Council to pursue 'significant measures' in response

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2 mentions20 hours ago
7 February 2016 – Following emergency consultations today, the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the missile launched by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and announced that it ...

A Look At The Marketplace Lending Originator Ecosystem

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2 mentions15 hours ago
At the end of 2015, Canaan hosted its first FinTech Central event, which included a panel that had leaders from across the marketplace lending originator ecosystem. A marketplace lending originator ...

Instead of Helping Flint, Michigan Republicans Just Passed a Bill That Makes Anal Sex Illegal

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10 mentions5 hours ago
Up to 8,000 children in Flint, Michigan have potentially been poisoned by their own water supply, and so the Michigan Senate has bravely come together to push through a bill ...

Why Britain’s Housing Crisis Heralds the Next Financial Crash

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Why Britain’s Housing Crisis Heralds the Next Financial Crash Housing prices in London have risen by 50% in the last five years. If the U.K. property bubble goes boom, it ...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Statements

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Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Distinguished Faculty Members, Distinguished Guests, Dear Students, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning Thank you for this recognition you have just ...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Statements

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It is deeply deplorable that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has conducted a launch using ballistic missile technology in violation of relevant Security Council resolutions on 6 February ...

Was Black Friday A DiSaaSter Or Simply Reversion To The Mean?

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5 mentions11 hours ago
Last Friday, LinkedIn, Salesforce and Workday lost $18B in market capitalization. To put that in perspective, these three SaaS companies lost more in market cap on Friday than 15 current ...

105-year-old Australian Aboriginal artist honored with U.S. exhibition

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She only took up the paint brush in her-mid 90s. And now, at what she calls the “still very lively” age of 105, Aboriginal Australian artist Loongkoonan is being honored ...

Do baby dolphins hear their parents?

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7 mentions23 hours ago
Yes, according to a recent study by Lancaster and colleagues.Many marine mammals are precocial in that the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth. Juvenile dolphins ...

The Shared Interests of White Supremacy

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3 mentions16 hours ago
There have been number of useful entries in the weeks since Senator Bernie Sanders declared himself against reparations. Perhaps the most clarifying comes from Cedric Johnson in a piece entitled,

The Big Picture: Aiding Syrian refugees, one iris scan at a time

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2 mentions2 days ago
Over six million people are thought to have been displaced by the Syrian civil war, leading to a human crisis on a scale not seen in decades. While countries around ...

Portrait on Daily Tous Les Jours

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2 mentions1 day ago
Our lives have become so self-involved that we rarely interact with fellow urbanites. Montreal-based design studio Daily Tous Les Jours aims to change all that – by revitalizing an anonymous ...

Shark nets at NSW beaches 'do nothing' to reduce attacks

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7 mentions23 hours ago
Updated February 08, 2016 06:44:15 Related Story: Shark attack victims recount their ordeals Related Story: WA-designed shark detection system trialled in NSW Related Story: Surfers 'shocked and horrified' by Ballina ...

New Evidence That Protected Bike Lanes Get People Cycling More

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Cities making the most progress on protected bike lanes are seeing bicycling rates go up. But at the scale of a specific street with a new protected lane, it’s hard ...

SolarCity Study Calls For Revamped Electric Grid

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2 mentions14 hours ago
February 8th, 2016 by Glenn MeyersA revamped electric grid could yield huge cost savings, states a SolarCity study. Reacting to the California-based study, SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive said Californians could ...

#PeoplesMonday makes a stop by the #BryantPark ice skating rink for #BlackLivesMatter. #EricGarner #TamirRice

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2 mentions8 hours ago
StopMotionsolo Uploaded at 2016-02-09T01:29:59 #PeoplesMonday makes a stop by the #BryantPark ice skating rink for #BlackLivesMatter. #EricGarner #TamirRice 1 Loops 0 Likes 0 Revines 0 Comments

What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?

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4 mentions17 hours ago
Originally published on Ensia. A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an ...

LA Mayor Sings a Sexy Lullaby to Comfort Angelenos About Closing the Freeway

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3 mentions2 days ago
When LA closes a major freeway for construction, the city usually comes up with scary names for it to keep people off the roads. Carmageddon. Jamzilla. This weekend, the city ...

Israeli actor addresses sexual assault allegations on stage

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2 mentions18 hours ago
Famed actor Moshe Ivgy publicly responded on Sunday evening to allegations of sexual assault insisting that he never "intentionally hurt anyone." At the conclusion of his play in Tel Aviv,

UNHCR concerned about conditions in Calais and Dunkerque

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4 mentions3 days ago
Text size| | | News Stories, 5 February 2016 © UNHCR/F.ScoppaA young boy lights a fire outside his tent in the Grande Synthe Jungle. GENEVA, Feb 5 (UNHCR) – The ...

Barbara Bush Shuffles Through the Snow for Her Boy

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Barbara Bush gingerly shuffled behind her red rolling walker, pushing her way through the slush of a suddenly snowy New Hampshire on Friday as she made her way into a ...

Cruz Aide: No Plans to Invest More Resources in New Hampshire

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the winner of the first Republican presidential nominating contest this year, is looking past the second one as the race in New Hampshire favors mainstream appeal ...

Republicans to Begin Final Debate Before New Hampshire Votes

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Seven Republican presidential candidates, including previous no-show Donald Trump, prepared to begin the final debate before New Hampshire voters go to the polls. With as many as one-third of the ...

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