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Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

Aug 30, 2014

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza’s battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel. The assessment by Shelter Cluster, chaired by the Norwegian Refugee Council with the ...

Vaccine mixture boosts polio immunity

Aug 30, 2014

Vaccine mixture boosts polio immunity

by Lauran Neergaard

New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world’s most remote and conflict-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who’ve already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity. The World Health Organization ...

Site of dinosaur tracks to be unveiled

Aug 30, 2014

Site of dinosaur tracks to be unveiled

by Brady Mccombs

A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall in Utah. There are more than 200 tracks near the city of Moab from ...

Texas judge strikes down new restrictions in state's abortion law

Aug 30, 2014

Texas judge strikes down new restrictions in state's abortion law

A U.S. judge Friday threw out new abortion restrictions that would have effectively banned the procedure at most facilities in Texas, the latest battleground in the ongoing battle over the divisive issue. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one ...

U.S. delivers weapons shipment to beleaguered Lebanese Army

Aug 30, 2014

U.S. delivers weapons shipment to beleaguered Lebanese Army

The United States has delivered an emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon’s military, officials said Friday, part of a broader regional effort to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists. The Lebanese government requested the weapons after militants from Syria attacked the Lebanese ...

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

Aug 30, 2014

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa. The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after they were ...