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FEB 06, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Convicted al Qaeda supporter, U.S. face off in medical malpractice trial

A New York man serving a 15-year prison sentence for providing support to al Qaeda is urging a federal judge to award him $7 million because of a medical condition he says went untreated while in U.S. custody. Lawyers for Wesam El-Hanafi, 40, and the U.S. government made their closing arguments on Friday in a week-long medical malpractice trial over ...

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FEB 06, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Sexually Transmitted Zika Highlights Brazil's Rampant Inequality

On Friday, scientists detected Zika virus in both urine and saliva for the first time, classifying the virus in the bodily fluid samples as "active." That means the fluid samples are capable of transmitting Zika. This finding, coupled with recent reports of a sexually transmitted Zika case in Texas, indicates that sexual contact may become a significant mode of transmission for ...

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FEB 01, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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U.N. rights boss urges Turkey to probe shooting by security forces

The United Nations' top human rights official urged Turkey on Monday to investigate the shooting of unarmed people 10 days ago in its largely Kurdish southeast region and to rein in its security forces. Southeastern Turkey has seen its worst violence in two decades since a 2-1/2 year ceasefire with militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) collapsed last July, ...

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FEB 01, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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U.N. rights boss calls on Turkey to investigate shooting by security forces

The top United Nations human rights official called on Turkish authorities on Monday to investigate the shooting of unarmed people 10 days ago in the mostly Kurdish southeast of the country. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein appeared to be referring to an incident in which 10 people were wounded in the town of Cizre on Jan. 20 when their group, which ...

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FEB 01, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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War crimes should not be part of any Syria amnesty: U.N. rights boss

Starvation of Syrian civilians is a potential war crime and crime against humanity that should be prosecuted and not covered by any amnesty linked to ending the conflict, the top United Nations human rights official said on Monday. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, speaking to a news briefing in Geneva as Syria peace talks were being held said: "In the case ...

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