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Dozens of children die in Syria after tainted vaccines

Dozens of children die in Syria after tainted vaccines

Despite rumors of sabotage, health experts believe that it was a bad batch of vaccines.
By Aileen Graef | Sept. 17, 2014 at 9:48 AM

ALEPPO, Syria, Sept. 17 (UPI) – At least 36 children are dead after receiving tainted measles vaccines at U.N. clinics Monday night in the rebel-held region of Syria.The children were injected with the vaccines before quickly falling ill and dying in what was…

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15 Syrian Children Die of UN Measles Vaccines

15 Syrian Children Die of UN Measles Vaccines

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The UN has halted a measles vaccination campaign in northern Syria after at least 15 children died after receiving shots, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed in a joint statement.

“UNICEF and WHO have been shocked and saddened to learn of the deaths of at least 15 young children in Idlib, Syria,” the statement said. “The deaths…

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 A village in the Swiss canton of Zurich has expressed anger over the…

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A village in the Swiss canton of Zurich has expressed anger over the situation of just one refugee family. To carry on supporting a mother from Eritrea and her seven children, authorities aim to increase taxes, media report.

Just over 1,000 people live in the village of Hagenbuch, which is forced to spend over 60,000 Swiss francs (around US$64,000 euro) a month on the…

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US Govt Threatened Family of Beheaded Journalist

US Govt Threatened Family of Beheaded Journalist

Saturday, 13 September 2014

The family of US journalist James Foley – who was kidnapped and killed by the Islamic State – had been “threatened” by the US government with charges of aiding terrorists if they tried to raise funds to pay ransom for him, Foley’s mother told the media.

Obama administration officials repeatedly warned the family of murdered journalist James Foley that they might face…

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More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll

More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll

NATIONAL SEP. 11, 2014 – 06:50AM JST ( 25 )


A Japanese F-15 jet approaches a Chinese plane (out of frame) in a spot where the two countries’ air defense zones overlap, in June.AFP
TOKYO —

More than half of Chinese people think their country could go to war with Japan in the future, a new poll revealed Wednesday, after two years of intense diplomatic squabbles.

A survey conducted in both nations…

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Sep 8

Harvard gets record donation from Hong Kong billionaire brothers

Harvard gets record donation from Hong Kong billionaire brothers

English.news.cn   2014-09-09 10:04:52

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) — Harvard University announced Monday its school of public health has received 350-million-U.S.-dollar donation, the largest in Harvard’s history, from a charitable foundation run by Hong Kong billionaire brothers Ronnie and Gerald Chan.

The gift from the Morningside Foundation will also lead to the renaming of the School, which…

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Sep 4

Public Trust Has Dwindled With Rise in Income Inequality

Public Trust Has Dwindled With Rise in Income Inequality

” The data showed, for example, that while 46% of adult Americans agreed that “most people can be trusted” in 1972-1974, only 33% agreed in 2010-2012. And this finding was mirrored by data from 12th graders – while 32% agreed that “most people can be trusted” in 1976-1978, only 18% did so in 2010-2012.”

Trust in others and confidence in societal institutions are at their lowest point in over…

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Sep 2

Feds Issue Bulletin on Google Dorking

Feds Issue Bulletin on Google Dorking

Feds Issue Bulletin on Google Dorking | Public Intelligence

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Examples of Dorking

A bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center earlier this month warns law enforcement and private security personnel that malicious cyber actors can use “advanced search techniques” to discover sensitive information and other vulnerabilities in websites. …

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Sep 2

Up to 1,000 NATO Servicemen to Take Part in Military Drills in Ukraine This Month

Up to 1,000 NATO Servicemen to Take Part in Military Drills in Ukraine This Month

WASHINGTON, September 2 (RIA Novosti) – Despite the ongoing hostilities in southeastern Ukraine, the United States plans to go ahead with the Rapid Trident military exercise, scheduled to take place in western Ukraine later this month and expected to involve up to 1,000 servicemen from NATO countries and other US allies, Reuters reported Tuesday.

“At the moment, we are still planning for [the…

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Sep 2

11 Commercial Jetliners Missing after Islamist takeover of Tripoli Airport

11 Commercial Jetliners Missing after Islamist takeover of Tripoli Airport

Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa.

Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning that one or…

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Sep 1

Islamic State and Syrian regime using cluster munitions, HRW

Islamic State and Syrian regime using cluster munitions, HRW

The jihadist Islamic State (IS) has a training camp in Turkey near the Syrian border, reported Turkish media on Monday

Smoke in the Syrian town of Quneitra during fighting between Syrian army and rebels, as  seen from the Israel side of the border

(ANSAmed) – BEIRUT/ANKARA – Islamic State jihadists have used cluster munitions in Syria in at least one location in recent weeks, Human Rights Watch said on Monday citing ”credible evidence”. The Syrian regime has also been using the widely banned munitions since 2012 and…

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'In many cases Americans can do better on benefits than in an entry level job': Data shows more than a THIRD of the U.S. is on welfare handouts

‘In many cases Americans can do better on benefits than in an entry level job’: Data shows more than a THIRD of the U.S. is on welfare handouts

Around 110 million Americans are now on government welfare benefits
This equates to more than one third of the country relying on handouts
At least 51 million are using food stamps and 83 million are on Medicaid
Analysts are calling for the minimum wage to be increased to $10.10 an hour

By Jenny Awford for MailOnline

Published: 11:24 EST, 29 August 2014 | Updated: 14:54 EST, 29 August 2014

Arou…

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An inconvenient truth: Does responsible consumption benefit corporations more than society?

An inconvenient truth: Does responsible consumption benefit corporations more than society?

Are environmental and social problems such as global warming and poverty the result of inadequate governmental regulations or does the burden fall on our failure as consumers to make better consumption choices? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, responsible consumption shifts the burden for solving global problems from governments to consumers and ultimately benefits…

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China can weigh reconnaissance on US

China can weigh reconnaissance on US

(Global Times) 08:16, August 28, 2014

China and the US started a two-day meeting at the Pentagon on Wednesday to negotiate a code of conduct on the high seas, in the wake of a Chinese fighter jet intercepting a US spy plane near the Hainan Island. Although the meeting was set up before this incident, it is believed the near-miss will make a difference during the negotiations.
Given the fact that…

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Stonehenge gets more Mysterious, New Monuments Discovered Underneath it

Stonehenge gets more Mysterious, New Monuments Discovered Underneath it

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The mystery surrounding Stonehenge has suddenly deepened — literally. A first-of-its-kind study suggests that 15 previously undiscovered or poorly understood monuments lie hidden under the ancient stone monument and its surroundings.

For the study, researchers used a variety of techniques — including ground-penetrating radar and 3D laser scanning — to create a highly…

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