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February 11, 2019

Nearly 100 children dead as world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak surpasses 800 cases

Manjurul/iStock(LONDON) -- The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has claimed the lives of nearly 100 children. At least 97 children, 65 of whom were younger than 5 years old, have died from Ebola virus disease in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo since the outbreak was declared there Aug. 1, according to a press release from Save the Children, a charity supporting the fight against the current epidemic. "We are at a crossroads," Heather Kerr, Save the Children..
February 11, 2019

Prince William, Duchess Kate step out for BAFTAs

Karwai Tang/WireImage(LONDON) -- Duchess Kate walked down the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) red carpet Sunday night in a white asymmetrical dress. Kate, 37, stepped out for the British Awards show accompanied by her husband, Prince William, 36, who is the BAFTA president and one of the presenters of the night. Kate's white, one-shouldered, Alexander McQueen dress was accompanied with simple accessories including a white clutch and diamond bracelet. Kate also wore an Alexander McQueen..
February 11, 2019

US sails two warships past disputed island chain in South China Sea

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Diffie/Released(WASHINGTON) -- Two U.S. Navy ships sailed within 12 miles of a disputed artificial island -- claimed by China -- in the South China Sea early Monday, according to a U.S. Navy statement. The move is sure to once again draw criticism from China, which has criticized the passage of U.S. Navy ships challenging its maritime claims in the South China Sea. “On February 11 (local time), guided-missile destroyers USS Spruan..
February 9, 2019

Humanitarian aid for Venezuelans stored at bridge crossing border as military blocks passage

ABC News(CUCUTA, Columbia) -- The first round of humanitarian aid provided by the United States government to Venezuela was unveiled at the Tienditas Bridge in Colombia on Friday. It was stored only a few miles away from thousands of Venezuelans who desperately need it. “We expect more to come,” U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker told reporters during a press conference at the bridge. “This is a down payment. This is just the beginning. It’s important. It’s significant,” Whitaker said. ..