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  • African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth

    African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth
    The little boy born just before sunset was lucky. He had stopped breathing just after his mother delivered him into a shawl as she lay in a cramped hospital ward here in this provincial town 100 miles north of the capital, Maputo. Fortunately, a group...
  • Lawrence Summers: We can't hide from pandemics

    Lawrence Summers: We can't hide from pandemics
    Epidemics and pandemics are like earthquakes. Tragic, inevitable and unpredictable. It starts as a random event. A virus jumps species from a bird, bat or other animal to "patient zero" who passes it on to other human beings. More likely than not, over...
  • Man who coined word 'genocide' spotlighted

    Man who coined word 'genocide' spotlighted
    Raphael Lemkin — a Polish lawyer of Jewish descent who emigrated to the United States in 1941 — worked his entire life to make the crime of "genocide" punishable by law to change the world for the betterment of all people. As a lawyer and...
  • How Ebola spread to Mali: The lessons learned

    How Ebola spread to Mali: The lessons learned
    When the father of Mali’s first confirmed Ebola victim, a 2-year-old girl, fell ill while working at a private clinic in neighboring Guinea, fellow townspeople suspected witchcraft. The man's father advised him to return to their native village of...
  • Putin's belligerence today has its roots in the fall of the Berlin Wall

    Putin's belligerence today has its roots in the fall of the Berlin Wall
    To those old enough to remember the frostiest days of the Cold War, today's headlines and images seem very familiar. Military troops under the control of Moscow cross borders with impunity. Heads of NATO states struggle to generate an effective response....
  • Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says

    Columns of Russian armor and troops entering Ukraine, NATO says
    Moscow’s tension with the West sharpened Wednesday with NATO's top commander saying the alliance has seen Russian armored columns entering eastern Ukraine in recent days and Russia’s defense minister announcing resumption of Cold War-era...
  • Russia resuming Cold War-era bomber flights close to U.S. shores

    Russia resuming Cold War-era bomber flights close to U.S. shores
    In response to NATO's "anti-Russia inclinations," the Kremlin will resume its Cold War-era practice of sending long-range bombers to patrol the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific, Russia's defense minister announced Wednesday. The flights, which...
  • At G-20 summit, U.S. likely to press others to help lift global economy

    At G-20 summit, U.S. likely to press others to help lift global economy
    As President Obama and other world leaders arrive Saturday in Brisbane, Australia, for the annual G-20 summit, they will face a daunting challenge: steering a global economy that has seen most of its major players slowing down. One notable exception...
  • Interpol reboots after career crossroads

    Interpol reboots after career crossroads
    Interpol recently released one of its most accomplished albums, "El Pintor" (Matador), its first in four years. But founding guitarist Daniel Kessler says he had no idea what to expect when it first started taking shape with the band at a career...
  • Mali races to contain new Ebola outbreak as deaths worldwide top 5,000

    Mali races to contain new Ebola outbreak as deaths worldwide top 5,000
    Authorities in Mali were scrambling Wednesday to contain a new outbreak of Ebola, just as they thought they had the deadly virus under control. More than 90 people were placed in quarantine after a 25-year-old nurse working at the privately owned...
  • Ebola-free Nigeria hailed as 'success story' in battling outbreak

    Ebola-free Nigeria hailed as 'success story' in battling outbreak
    It was an epidemiologist’s worst nightmare: one of the world’s deadliest contagious diseases loose in one of the world’s most densely populated and sometimes chaotic megacities — Lagos, Nigeria. With its teeming slums, bogus...