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Developing Story: Canadian Capital Under Attack


A disturbing incident is unfolding this morning in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. At least one shooter unleashed mayhem on Parliament Hill this morning, mere days after an incident in Quebec where two members of the Canadian Armed Forces were mowed down by a car.

Map of the Day: Where People Die From Tuberculosis


Tuberculosis is a preventable and treatable disease, yet 1.5 million people died from TB last year–including 360,000 people who were HIV positive.

Why Banning Travel from Ebola Affected Countries Makes it More Likely That Ebola Spreads in the USA


Some members of the US Congress are proposing visa restrictions  for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

RIP, Efua Dorkenoo


Want these clips delivered to your inbox? Click here  The international icon Efua Dorkenoo is the reason there’s an international movement to end female genital mutilation.

The Central African Republic is Once Again on the Verge of Total Meltdown


Following a few months of relative calm, tensions have once again flared up in the Central African Republic.

Episode 37: Anneke van Woudenberg


Anneke Von Woudenberg first came to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1997 on a drunken dare. The rest is history.

A Remarkable Politician Takes Office


Want these stories delivered to your inbox? Sign up Joko Widodo is sworn into office as president of Indonesia today.

This is the World Health Organization that Member States Created


The Associated Press got its hands on internal WHO documents that show a degree of self-criticism by top level WHO staffers about their organization’s handling of the ebola crisis.

How the UN is Learning to Love Drones


It’s one of modern technology’s biggest public relations problems: the ever-increasing popularity and proliferation of drones.

How Much Money is in the UN’s Ebola Trust Fund?


$100,000. That’s it. There are millions in pledges. But so far, only $100,000 has actually been committed to a fund intended enable UN agencies to rapidly respond to an evolving crisis.

Getting to Know the “Sustainable Development Goals”


The Millennium Development Goals are expiring in 2015 and they will be replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals.

And the Newest Members of the Security Council Are…


The General Assembly held elections today to replace five permanent members of the Security Council. The two year terms of Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, Korea, Rwanda are expiring.

Shoddy Infection Controls in Texas


Sign up here to get these clips delivered to your inbox As word comes of a second American health worker is infected with ebola, there’s news that the Dallas Hospital did not implement recommended safety measures, suggesting that even more hospital workers may be at risk.

Not on A-1: Stopping Stunting in Malawi


Stunting occurs when a child does not receive proper nutrition in her first months and years of life.

This Does Not Bode Well For Afghanistan


Get these clips sent directly to your inbox Funding shortfalls have forced the World Food Programme to cut rations for up to a million people in Afghanistan, an early sign that aid money may dwindle as the international combat mission winds down.

Some Good News On Ebola


First, the bad news. As of today, there’s been 8,914 cases and 4,457 reported deaths from ebola. There is no evidence that the outbreaks in Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia are coming under control.

A Big Election in Bosnia Brings More…Stasis


Bosnians went to the polls on Sunday amidst growing frustrations with the government over deadlock and poor economic opportunity.

These Countries Have the Worst “Hidden Hunger”


Want these clips delivered to your inbox every morning? Sign up here.  The Global Hunger Index released its annual report of micronutrient deficiency, otherwise known as “hidden hunger.” In all 16 countries have “alarming” levels of this undernourishment.

Episode 36: George Mitchell


Most people know George Mitchell for overseeing successful peace talks in Northern Ireland and his celebrated tenure in the United States Senate.

Malala Gave the Greatest Speech EVER in the United Nations 69 Year History


Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi are the winners of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize! It’s a well deserved recognition for two child rights activists–one of whom is still a child.


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