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The pledge to create a force to assist in fighting the self-declared Islamic State comes a day after Ankara called for creating a buffer zone around its border with Syria.
October 10, 2014
Vaccination isn't a perfect defense against flu. But vaccines remain the most reliable way to reduce the risk from an illness that causes thousands of deaths in the U.S. during a typical flu season.
October 10, 2014
The passenger, who was taken off a flight after it landed in the Dominican Republic, reportedly coughed and then said: "I have Ebola. You're all screwed."
October 10, 2014
The storm, briefly classified a "super typhoon," will still have winds in excess of 100mph when it hits Okinawa on Saturday.
October 10, 2014
In low-income countries, a person with schizophrenia might be chained to a tree or to a hospital bed. On World Mental Health Day, WHO is urging an end such practices.
October 10, 2014
There were no reported injuries from the machine gun exchange along the two countries' tense border. The incident comes as the North Korean leader has not been seen in public for more than a month.
October 10, 2014
The latest unrest comes after an off-duty police officer killed 18-year-old Vonderrit D. Myers, who authorities say fired three times in the encounter.
October 10, 2014
The activist who was shot by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls will share the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against the exploitation of children.
October 10, 2014
The prize was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."
October 10, 2014
The new female Thor has picked up her hammer, but the mainstream comics industry is still experiencing some growing pains as it figures out where women fit in as characters, creators, and fans.
October 10, 2014
On her way up, Adm. Michelle Howard found herself becoming a spokesperson for women in the military. Complaining to her mom, she got this reply: "As long as you stay in the Navy, this will not stop."
October 10, 2014
Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes, epidemiologists at the CDC, recently spent several weeks in Sierra Leone. The Ebola epidemic, they explain, has taken a heavy toll on local health care workers.
October 10, 2014
At a pep rally in 1955, Harley Clark displayed his index and pinky fingers extended and the two middle fingers tucked under the thumb.
October 10, 2014
After an appeals court put Wisconsin's law back into effect, the Supreme Court's liberal wing, plus Justices Kennedy and Roberts, voted put the law on hold while they decide whether to take the case.
October 09, 2014
During a talk at a conference about women in technology, Satya Nadella said those women who don't ask for raises would be compensated by "karma."
October 09, 2014
Hooks was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991, playing key characters like Hillary Clinton and Sinead O'Connor.
October 09, 2014
The Wall Street Journal reports the online retailer's store will also serve as a mini-warehouse that could provide same-day delivery the New York region.
October 09, 2014
They're not the Obama-adoring college students of 2008 anymore. They're the generation hard-hit by the economy.
October 09, 2014
A series of developments over the past 24 hours have made one Ebola case feel like an epidemic. But the truth is: The risk of Ebola spreading in the United States is the same its been for months.
October 09, 2014
The leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone pleaded for help at the annual World Bank-IMF meeting: "This slower-than-the-virus response needs to change."
October 09, 2014

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