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  • Rachel Marsden: Humanitarianism can be an effective disguise for profiteering

    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet satellite states; Syria; immigration rights in America; the U.S. banking system; and the Great Lakes region of Africa, where all the mining opportunities just happen to be. Perhaps he could lay off the generosity long enough for us to recover from it all.
  • 'Walking Dead,' 'Simpsons,' 'Good Wife': big weekend

    'Walking Dead,' 'Simpsons,' 'Good Wife': big weekend
    The weekend highlights include top dramas, football and Halloween fare. Here are a few programs to keep in mind: "60 Minutes," 7 p.m. Sunday, CBS Were Christians killed in the Colosseum? No, according to a Morley Safer report on the CBS news magazine....

    Trudy Rubin: Here are ways you can help Mideast, elsewhere

    Readers often ask how they can help address some of the humanitarian tragedies I write about, including the impact of the Syrian civil war and the savagery of ISIS, which have produced floods of traumatized refugees. So, at the holiday season, when we...

    Inside Iraq's 'killing zones'

    Inside Iraq's 'killing zones'
    Shi'ite militias and Iraqi security forces, engaged in an all-or-nothing struggle with radical Sunni group Islamic State, are blasting the Sunni farmlands that encircle Baghdad with heavy weapons. Military officers call their target areas in the rural...

    Typhoon slams into Philippines, 1 million evacuated

    Typhoon slams into Philippines, 1 million evacuated
    A powerful typhoon roared into the eastern Philippines on Saturday, bringing lashing rain and strong winds that felled trees, ripped off tin roofs and toppled power lines in areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago. About 1 million...