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Eid holidaymakers take trains to leave Dhaka at ease
Although thousands are suffering at the bus counters and on highways due to huge tailbacks, it is a completely different scene at the Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka for people leaving the capital to spend the Eid-ul-Azha vacations with their families.
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Construction worker dies at Geneva Commons
A construction worker died on Friday while working on a tower sign in west suburban Geneva, according to authorities.
-2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Kane County Illinois Autopsy McHenry County Illinois Coroner Geneva Illinois Pathology
Worker found in Geneva Commons bell tower was likely crushed to death, authorities say
Authorities say a construction worker found dead inside a 35-foot-tall bell tower at the Geneva Commons shopping center in Geneva Friday was likely crushed to death. "He was working in an aerial lift. We believe he was crushed between the aerial lift and part of the tower," said Scott Allen, spokesman...
460 points by Chicago Tribune | Death Coroner Shopping mall Kane County Illinois Constable Geneva Illinois Bell tower Bell
Zika is no longer considered an emergency
GENEVA — Acknowledging Zika is here to stay, the United Nations health agency is lifting a 9-month-old emergency declaration against the mosquito-borne virus that can result in severe birth defects when pregnant women are infected. The World Health Organization is instead shifting to a longer-term approach against a virus that has spread across Latin America,...
11 points by New York Post | United States World Health Organization United Nations Malaria Brazil Geneva Haiti Americas
U.N. suspends Syria aid convoys after ‘savage’ attack
BEIRUT — Volunteers were still dousing the fires from an overnight attack on an aid convoy that killed 20 civilians as the U.N. announced Tuesday it was suspending overland aid deliveries in Syria, jeopardizing food and medical security for millions of besieged and hard-to-reach civilians.
1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Humanitarian aid Syria Aleppo Ban Ki-moon International Committee of the Red Cross Attack! Geneva Damascus
UN suspends Syria aid convoys after 'savage' attack
BEIRUT — Volunteers were still dousing the fires from an overnight attack on an aid convoy that killed 20 civilians as the U.N. announced Tuesday it was suspending overland aid deliveries in Syria, jeopardizing food and medical security for millions of besieged and hard-to-reach civilians.
1 points by Boston Herald | Humanitarian aid Syria United Nations Aleppo Geneva Humanitarianism Damascus Associated Press
UN suspends aid convoys in Syria after hit, ICRC warns on impact
The United Nations suspended aid convoys across Syria on Tuesday a day after an air strike hit relief trucks near the city of Aleppo, killing at least one aid worker and around 20 civilians, and destroying a warehouse and hospital.
138 points by | International Committee of the Red Cross Humanitarian aid Syria Geneva Geneva Conventions International humanitarian law Civilian International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Syria Aid Convoys Suspended After Attack; U.N. Leader Condemns ‘Cowards’
United Nations officials were dumbfounded by the airstrike, which occurred after the Syrian military declared that a partial cease-fire was over.
-1 points by The New York Times | United Nations Ban Ki-moon Humanitarian aid Geneva Syria Humanitarianism Secretary-General of the United Nations United Nations General Assembly
U.N. Suspends Convoys to Syria After Attack on Aid Trucks
A top official at the organization said the airstrike would amount to a war crime if found to have targeted humanitarian workers.
-1 points by The New York Times | United Nations Geneva Syria Human rights Humanitarian aid International Committee of the Red Cross World Health Organization Lebanon
U.N. suspends aid convoys in Syria after hit, ICRC warns on impact
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations suspended aid convoys across Syria on Tuesday a day after an air strike hit relief trucks near the city of Aleppo, killing at least one aid worker and around 20 civilians, and destroying a warehouse and hospital.
578 points by Reuters | International Committee of the Red Cross Humanitarian aid Geneva Geneva Conventions Syria International humanitarian law Civilian International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
133 killed, 395 missing, 107K displaced in N. Korean flooding – UN
Severe flooding in North Korea has led to the deaths of 133 people, with 395 reported missing, according to the UN. More than 100,000 have been forced to flee their homes. Read Full Article at RT.com
1582 points by Russia Today | North Korea International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Pyongyang Korea Geneva Tumen River South Korea American Red Cross