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First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 13 mins ago - 7 reports

Traffickers ‘laughed’ as they rammed refugee boat

Survivors of Europe’s most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, as the EU cried murder and vowed to step up the fight against people smugglers. Fresh witness testimony ... [Published DailyTribune - 13 mins ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 18 mins ago - 6 reports

Threat of South Sudan Famine Recedes After Rains, Aid, UN Says

South Sudan has averted a famineafter seasonal rains boosted food supplies and relief workersdistributed aid to people displaced by nine months of conflict,while millions still face hunger, United Nations officials said.Rains that began falling in May ... [Published Bloomberg - 1 hour ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 23 mins ago - 14 reports

Poverty rate falls; 1st time since ’06

The poverty rate declined slightly last year for the first time since 2006, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, but there was no statistically significant change in the number of poor people or in the income level of the typical American household.Subscribers ... [Published North West Arkansas Times - 23 mins ago]
Entities: Census, Declination
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 23 mins ago - 5 reports

Ukraine grants self-governance, amnesty to Russian separatists in east

London, Sep 17 : Ukrainian government has granted self-rule and amnesty to pro-Russian separatists in eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.Various ministers criticized the law affecting the eastern regions and called it as 'capitulation'. According ... [Published - 24 mins ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 36 mins ago - 11 reports

Ukraine Legislators Ratify Landmark EU Deal

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko thanks parliamentary deputies after the ratification of a landmark association agreement with the European Union during a parliament session in Kiev, September 16.KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's parliament ratified a landmark ... [Published Moscow Times - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 51 mins ago - 16 reports

Survey on rape reveals disturbing attitudes

A survey of more than 17 thousand Australians looking at violence against women has found many continue to apportion blame to the victim.One in five agreed that a woman is partly responsible for rape if she's intoxicated.Nearly two-thirds said violence ... [Published Special Broadcasting Service - 51 mins ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 18 reports

World hunger: No reason for celebration yet, data masks real struggle – UN

23:28Reuters / Susana VeraWhile the number of hungry people across the globe has seen a sharp fall over the past decade, one in nine people throughout the world – 805 million – still do not have enough to eat, says a joint report by three UN food and ... [Published Russia Today - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 8 reports

No negotiations for held Lebanese troops, say rebels

World Bulletin / News DeskNo negotiations are currently taking place for the release of 13 captured Lebanese troops, a leader of the Al-Nusra Front – which is holding the soldiers captured in the eastern Lebanese town of Arsal – has said."We have not ... [Published World Bulletin - 3 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 9 reports

Taiwan ranked relatively high in world well-being index

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) Taiwan ranked 55th out of 135 countries in a survey of how happy people feel about their lives, ahead of other major Asian countries such as China , Japan and South Korea . Eighteen percent of respondents in Taiwan considered ... [Published Taiwan News Online - 3 hours ago]
Entities: Well-being, Taiwan, Index
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 16 reports

Child Poverty Drops Amid Overall Stagnant Income Levels, U.S. Poverty Report says

Six years after the economic crisis took place, we are witnessing the first time when the poverty level decreased. The Census Bureau released a report on income and poverty in the U.S. in 2013. According to the bureau, the poverty level decreased by 0.5 ... [Published The Utah People's Post - 5 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 12 reports

U.S. poverty rate drops for first time since 2006

The nation's poverty rate dropped for the first time in seven years, an announcement that comes as new poverty data for the Erie region will be released later this week.Tuesday's report from the U.S. Census Bureau did not include poverty findings for ... [Published Erie Times-News - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 14 reports

U.S. troops to help healthcare workers fight Ebola in Africa

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative ContributorAtlanta, GA, United States (4E) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced that 3,000 American troops will be sent to West Africa to help healthcare workers build hospitals and distribute relief ... [Published - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Ebola, Healthcare, Workers


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