Tent City Chapelle

Homeless migrants leave French shelters for the streets

Monday, July 6, 2015

Waking at dawn to the shouts of police and the bright headlights of buses waiting to take them away, Yacoub Mansour and more than 300 other migrants living under a bridge were becoming aware that their time in this part of Paris was up. In the early hours of June 2, 27-year-old Mansour, a Libyan, and the others – mainly from Sudan and Eritrea – were told by police to get on the buses and leave their tents and cardboard for proper shelter. It was not what they had expected.  Read More

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Vaccine preparation at Geneva University Hospital, Nov. 2014

The worldwide race to end a deadly epidemic

Friday, April 3, 2015

Scientists and medical experts in more than a dozen countries are racing to develop vaccines to stop the spread of an epidemic that has wreaked havoc in West Africa, killing more than 10,000 people.   In Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where the virus has devastated communities for more than a year, many wonder whether a vaccine or treatment will arrive in time.  Read More

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Charlie la Une Echo

Following the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, how long will the Solidarity Last?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

When masked gunmen emerged on Wednesday from the magazine’s offices and onto the street proclaiming, “We killed Charlie Hebdo,” it was a reference not only to the 12 people they shot dead in cold blood, but to the satirical magazine itself. An attack, in other words, on the very organs of free speech.  Read More

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The Extremes that Strain a Nation

Charlie Nouvelle Hebdo

The masked gunmen who claimed to have “killed Charlie Hebdo” would be surprised to learn they helped reverse the fortunes of a struggling low-budget paper with a circulation of less than 60,000.  Now the surviving editorial team has had to print five million copies – which may not be enough for readers mortified by a tale of how artists and journalists – and the police hired to protect them – were murdered by men claiming to act in the name of the Prophet. Read More  Read More

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CHILD MORTALITY: A strategy that could help arrest its rise

Not far from the beaches and cafés of seaside Cape Town, is the township of Du Noon, where children play in rubbish-strewn streets near pools of stagnant water and lop-sided rows of outdoor toilets. “They play and eat without washing their hands, so it’s not healthy,” says local health care worker, Nontuthuzelo Debesse, who is […]

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Homeless migrants leave French shelters for the streets

Tent City Chapelle

Waking at dawn to the shouts of police and the bright headlights of buses waiting to take them away, Yacoub Mansour and more than 300 other migrants living under a bridge were becoming aware that their time in this part of Paris was up. In the early hours of June 2, 27-year-old Mansour, a Libyan, […]