Explosive Polio Outbreak Continues in Somalia

As of August 16, health officials have reported 105 cases of wild poliovirus in Somalia, including at least 11 deaths, since April. Healthcare in Somalia is extremely limited, especially since medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF - Doctors without Borders) closed its programs in…

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Bomb Threat at Istanbul Airport

Turkish police searched five Turkish Airlines (TK) flights at Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) due to a bomb threat after 1830 Aug. 14. Passengers were evacuated, and baggage was unloaded to be inspected.\n\n\n\nNo explosive devices were discovered during the four-hour search and authorities…

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Volcano Eruption in Indonesia, 6 dead on Palue

Six people have been killed in a volcanic eruption on a tiny island in Indonesia, officials have said. Mount Rokatenda, on the island of Palue some 2,000km (1,250 miles) east of Jakarta, spewed ash and rocks 2km into the air. Disaster officials said hot ash covered a nearby beach, leaving four…

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Milan U.S. Consulate Evacuated

US Consulate MilanAnti-terrorism police in Milan say the city’s U.S. Consulate was evacuated late on 6th August after receiving a letter containing a bomb threat. An officer said the letter carried a symbol frequently used by Italian anarchists in the past.\nThe officer said police were…

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Honduras Declares State of Emergency Over Dengue Fever

Sixteen people have died this year in Honduras from dengue fever prompting the government of Honduras to declare a state of emergency.  This year alone over 12,000 people have been diagnosed with the disease. Attempts are being made to control the disease and fight the mosquitoes that spread…

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