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Brothers run again and again as Boko Haram terror spreads

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DIFFA, Niger, May 24 (UNHCR) – Bala never imagined he would have to step over dead bodies to save his life. His brother Mahamadou never thought he would have to ...

World Humanitarian Summit 2016 Wrap-Up

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Find out why Loading... The interactive transcript could not be loaded. Loading... Loading... Rating is available when the video has been rented. This feature is not available right now. Please ...

No more excuses. Provide education to all forcibly displaced people

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By the GEM Report and the UNHCR Education Section Days before the World Humanitarian Summit, we have jointly released a new policy paper, ‘No more excuses’, with new data showing ...

State Department inspector general finds Hillary Clinton violated recordkeeping rules

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The State Department's Inspector General has determined that Hillary Clinton violated agency policies on record-keeping, according to a report it released to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. The report—which ...

WHS: New charter for persons with disabilities endorsed at UN humanitarian summit

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24 May 2016 – A new charter to significantly improve living conditions of persons with disabilities during emergencies has been endorsed at the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul,

The secret history of ancient toilets

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Some 2,000 years ago, a high-ceilinged room under of one of Rome's most opulent palaces was a busy, smelly space. Inside the damp chamber, a bench, perforated by about 50 ...

A Huge, Huge Deal

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This morning The New York Times reported an interview with Gawker owner Nick Denton in which Denton said he had begun to believe rumors that some extremely wealthy person had ...

WHS: Humanitarian aid is 'failing' – in an interview, UN advisor tells why

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24 May 2016 – The humanitarian sector is failing to protect civilians from violence, a top UN advisor stressed today at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, Turkey. Jan ...

San Francisco 49ers Call for a Repeal of N.C.'s Anti-LGBT Law

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Okla. Lawmakers Lie, Revive Anti-LGBT Bill Dave Matthews Band to Donate Proceeds of N.C. Show to LGBT Organizations San Francisco 49ers Call for a Repeal of N.C.'s Anti-LGBT Law Out ...

Clinton E-Mail Use Violated Rules, Inspector General Finds

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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail system while she was secretary of state violated State Department rules, the agency’s inspector general concluded in a report that ...

Ryan Said to Tell Confidants He’s Ready to End Trump Standoff

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House Speaker Paul Ryan has begun telling confidants that he wants to end his standoff with Donald Trump in part because he’s worried the split has sharpened divisions in the ...

Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly

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WHO Director-General addresses the 69th World Health Assembly23 May 2016 -- In her opening address, Dr Margaret Chan called for celebration of the stunning health achievements during the MDG era,

Trump's Christian policy adviser believes he single-handedly stopped a tsunami and healed cancer

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Last week, Time reported that Frank Amedia, a televangelist, had recently organized a meeting between Donald Trump and Hispanic evangelicals. The magazine noted that Amedia was the Trump campaign's new ...

Trump finally caves, gives money to vets after media badgers him into it

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Our story so far: on January 28, Donald Trump pledged $1 million at a charity fundraiser for veterans. Four months later, after considerable digging, the Washington Post was unable to ...

Wavii founder and former Googler Adrian Aoun is working on a new healthcare startup, Forward

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Here’s a new startup to keep an eye on — Forward, which plans to use sensors and other technology to rethink the healthcare experience. What exactly does that mean? Well,

Government Of Nigeria And WFP Step Up Assistance To People Bearing Brunt Of Boko Haram Violence

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ISTANBUL – Under the Government of Nigeria’s leadership, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up to assist 430,000 people in Northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has ...

Refugees deserve action and investment, not indifference and cruelty

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In 2015, when more than a million refugees and migrants arrived on European shores, the reaction in many countries quickly turned to tightening border controls and erecting fences. Public opinion ...

Poverty linked to epigenetic changes and mental illness

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Children from impoverished families are more prone to mental illness, and alterations in DNA structure could be to blame, according to a study published on 24 May in Molecular Psychiatry.

White-Collar coup in Brazil becomes ever more coup-like

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I haven't had much to say about the recent impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Roussef, but today comes evidence that certainly makes it look ever more like a white-collar coup ...

Farewell El Nino, It’s La Nina’s Turn to Cause Trouble Now

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El Nino has ended. The tropical Pacific Ocean is in a neutral state and outlooks suggest little chance of indicators returning to El Nino levels, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said ...

Great White Hope: Trump Unites Generations Of White Nationalists

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According to Taylor, this year's conference saw a 100-person jump in attendance from 2015; a show of hands identified half of the participants as first-time attendees and one-third as under ...

The Virginia GOP is trying to keep these two women—and 206,000 like them—from voting in November

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Virginia Republicans have followed through on their threat to sue Gov. Terry McAuliffe over his April 22 decision to restore the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons, filing suit ...

Movement Advancement Project

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Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails Transgender People examines how transgender and gender non-conforming people face high levels of discrimination in many areas of life putting them at ...

A new world, a new agenda for humanity

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We live in a time of unprecedented advancements in global public health. Billions of children are protected by effective vaccines against once-widespread crippling and deadly diseases like polio and measles.

Dead or alive? An expert roundtable on the Selfish Gene – Robert Sapolsky, Laura Hercher, Karen James, John Dupré & David Dobbs

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I can vividly remember reading The Selfish Gene in my local library as a teenager: it was both a page-turner and something of a conversion experience. Richard Dawkins’s explanation of ...

Kelly Slater Built the Perfect Wave. Can He Sell It to the World?

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The surfing legend's top-secret machine could change the sport forever. Last December, Kelly Slater, the world’s best and best-known surfer, released a short video on his Instagram feed. It began ...

Algorithms That Learn with Less Data Could Expand AI’s Power

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Geometric Intelligence says its learning algorithms can pick up new skills faster than those behind the recent flurry of investment in AI. by Tom Simonite May 24, 2016 Sponsored by ...

WHS: ‘We need to solve humanitarian crises together,’ says UNESCO envoy Forest Whitaker

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23 May 2016 – On the opening day of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the Special Envoy of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Forest Whitaker,

Xiaomi Pricing Its First Drone at $610 in Challenge to DJI

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Xiaomi Corp., the Chinese smartphone maker that challenged Apple Inc. with sleek designs and low prices, is planning to introduce its first drone at a price more than 20 percent ...

Report: Most sunscreens are bad, but these 7 brands are the worst

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Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to summer, when our calendars fill up with beach days and we begin the obligatory slopping on of sunscreen. Whether you're putting it ...

This Handheld Laser Could Replace the Vegetable Squeeze Test

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We’ve all squeezed a fruit to see if it’s ripe. What if you could gauge its exact calorie count and sugar and fat content while you were at it? A ...

Uber and Toyota confirm strategic investment and auto leasing deal

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Rideshare wars just got even more interesting. Uber has confirmed a strategic investment and auto leasing deal from Toyota. “Toyota is a global leader in the automotive industry and Toyota ...

U.N. says world must stand up for widely flouted humanitarian law

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ISTANBUL U.N. second-in-command Jan Eliasson said on Sunday it was necessary to stand up for international humanitarian law which was being disregarded, citing attacks on hospitals and "practically medieval" sieges ...

VW invests $300M in Uber rival Gett in new ride-sharing partnership

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The on-demand transportation service continues to heat up, and today the spotlight is shining on a New York startup whose business is based primarily in Europe. Gett, a cab-hailing startup ...

Oil’s Rebound Has Citigroup Seeing Worst Over for Commodities

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The commodities market has turned a corner and prices are unlikely to return to lows hit in the first quarter, according to Citigroup Inc., which boosted forecasts from metals to ...

Trumpapalooza for May 23, 2016

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A while back I asked how to handle the fire hose of Donald Trump news, and one suggestion was to ignore it during the day and then put all of ...

Wall Street Lobbyists Decide Against Pushing Trump for Specifics

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The banking industry is flummoxed on what to do about Donald Trump, even as their fears grow that his likely opponent has moved too far to the left. Last Tuesday,

Indonesia: Child Tobacco Workers Suffer as Firms Profit

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(Jakarta) – Thousands of children in Indonesia, some just 8 years old, are working in hazardous conditions on tobacco farms, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Indonesian ...

Saudi Arabia’s Economic Plan Shows It’s Just Not That Into OPEC

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Saudi Arabia, one of the founders of OPEC, is sounding the group’s death knell. The world’s biggest crude exporter has already undermined OPEC’s traditional role of managing supply, instead choosing ...

Safe Birth Even Here

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500 Women die in pregnancy or childbirth every dayin humanitarian and fragile settings. Every day, some 500 women and girls die from childbirth and pregnancy in areas affected by, or ...

Twilio ramps up mobile play with programmable SIMs for IoT and handsets with T-Mobile

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Twilio stormed into the telecoms market several years ago with a set of services that turned core communications features once controlled by carriers, like text messages and phones numbers, into ...

Ex-­Googlers raise $2.5 million for Pattern, a friendly “workspace” for salespeople

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Pattern, a year-old, Redwood City, Ca.- based startup, wants to become a kind of external brain that lightens the load of managing customer relationships for salespeople. Felicis Ventures, SoftTech VC,

WHS: New fund launched at UN humanitarian summit to address education in crisis zones

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23 May 2016 – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children ...

The Media Must Decide Whether to Follow Donald Trump Down the Sewer

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Donald Trump has signaled the direction of his general-election presidential campaign, and it’s straight down the sewer. The question is whether the media will follow him there. In the last ...

WHS: at screening of new Sean Penn film, Ban says movie industry can spotlight humanitarian work

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22 May 2016 – Spotlighting a new film by director Sean Penn, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the importance of the entertainment industry to help raise awareness about ...

Machine Bias: There’s Software Used Across the Country to Predict Future Criminals. And it’s Biased Against Blacks.

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On a spring afternoon in 2014, Brisha Borden was running late to pick up her god-sister from school when she spotted an unlocked kid’s blue Huffy bicycle and a silver ...

Twitter moves away from 140 characters, ditches confusing and restrictive rules

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Partially confirming earlier reports, Twitter announced this morning plans that will begin to distance it from its strict adherence to the rule that tweets can only contain 140 characters. The ...

Afghanistan: End ‘Moral Crimes’ Charges, ‘Virginity’ Tests

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(Kabul) – Afghanistan’s government should urgently act to end wrongful imprisonment and humiliating, scientifically invalid “virginity exams” of women and girls, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite a pledge from ...

Northern invaders threaten Antarctic marine life

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Science News from research organizations Date: Source: Australian National University Summary: Scientists have found evidence that marine life can easily invade Antarctic waters from the north, and could be poised ...

Rising Seas Push Too Much Salt Into The Florida Everglades

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The Florida Everglades is a swampy wilderness the size of Delaware. In some places along the road in southern Florida, it looks like tall saw grass to the horizon, a ...
 

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