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Cuban workers caring for Nepal quake victims

A new chapter in the story of Cuba's outreach to people began with the arrival in Katmandu, Nepal of 49 Cuban health care workers.

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Natural and man-made disasters collide in Nepal

Deemed the worst earthquake to hit the nation in 80 years, the death toll has risen to more than 7,500.

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Today in history: The Lusitania is torpedoed and sinks 100 years ago

The British passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat 18 miles off the Irish coast.

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Nepal calls for help after nation-devastating quake

The death toll soared past 3,700, even without a full accounting from mountain villages that workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.

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UN to EU: Take bold steps to rescue refugees

Senior UN officials demand that EU leaders create sufficient channels for safe and regular migration.

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Report: Indigenous women in Canada face high murder rate

A new report exposes how indigenous women in Canada are being murdered and are disappearing at alarming rates.

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Mexico’s federal police responsible for slaughter of student teachers?

HRW is calling on the Obama administration to halt aid to Mexican security forces until human rights violations are investigated and prosecuted.

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Tragedy and crime in Paris: the Charlie Hebdo attack

The attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo cannot be condoned. The persons responsible must suffer the full consequences for their actions.

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Pakistan declares three-day mourning for school terror victims

The attack drew condemnation from around the world, with even Taliban militants in neighbouring Afghanistan decrying the killing as "un-Islamic."

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Thirty years later, disaster haunts and angers Bhopal survivors

Three decades after lethal gas swept through Bhopal, the central Indian city remains haunted by memories of the world's worst industrial disaster.

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