HIV/AIDS among Doctors Without Borders’ Top 10 humanitarian crises of 2009

Group: HIV/AIDS among Top 10 crises of the year

UN aid agencies battle hunger in Afghanistan where some children are too weak to cry

Hunger still stalks Afghan children despite aid

Report: 2,000 killed this year as humanitarian crisis worsens in south Sudan

Report: 2,000 killed in 2009 south Sudan violence

Iraq seeks to move Iranian exile group to desert camp

Iraq seeks to shift Iranian group to desert camp

UN appeals for $378 million for food and medicine for Zimbabwe emergency recovery program

UN seeking $378M for food, medicine in Zimbabwe

CDC: Swine flu cases widespread in only 32 states; about 30 more children’s deaths reported

CDC: Swine flu less widespread, down to 32 states

Pope says immigrant children must be integrated, protected from risk of exploitation

Pope: Immigrant kids must be integrated

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI says immigrant children must be fully integrated into their new societies and protected from the risks of exploitation.

CDC warns: Thanksgiving travel, family gatherings could cook up more swine flu

CDC warns: Holiday could bring more swine flu

Sri Lanka to release 136,000 of war-displaced Tamils in detainment camps


US official says Iraqi government needs to do more to help refugees return

US: Iraq needs to do more to help refugees return

Fear of swine flu causes surge of garlic sales in public markets of Serbia

Swine flu causes surge of garlic sales in Serbia

CDC estimates swine flu toll at 22 million sickened, nearly 4,000 killed since April

CDC’s swine flu toll: 4,000 dead, 22 million ill

Diary of British reporter who sacrificed reputation to expose Stalin’s famine goes on display

Diary that helped expose Stalin’s famine displayed

UN children’s agency official warns of looming famine in south Sudan, says more funds needed

UN children’s agency warns of south Sudan famine

Gov’t now estimates swine flu has sickened 22 million in US since April, killed nearly 4,000

CDC: Swine flu has sickened 22 million in 6 months

WHO urges doctors to give antivirals early to at-risk groups with suspected swine flu

WHO: Give at-risk groups anti-flu drugs early

CDC says US swine flu deaths likely 4,000; larger estimate includes flu complications

CDC now says 4,000 swine flu deaths in US

ATLANTA — Federal health officials now say that 4,000 or more Americans likely have died from swine flu — about four times the estimate they’ve been using.

No long lines, no cries of injustice; Europe has more orderly approach to swine flu shots

In Europe, most swine flu shots by invitation only

Obama administration considers genetic testing for some, mainly African, refugee applicants

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Britain uses genetic tests for asylum-seekers, drawing heat from scientists, rights groups

Genetic tests for UK asylum seekers draw criticism

Russia, Slovakia tighten borders with Ukraine as WHO investigates swine flu outbreak

Swine flu scare tightens borders around Ukraine

CDC reports largest one-week increase in swine flu deaths of children; now at 114

CDC: Swine flu kids’ deaths jump to 114

ATLANTA — Swine flu has caused at least 19 more children’s deaths — the largest one-week increase since the pandemic started in April, health officials said Friday.

Controversy over flu vaccine as Dutch scientists say kids should skip it, but others disagree

Dutch scientists: Kids should skip flu vaccine

Health experts reject Dutch scientists’ suggestion that kids should skip seasonal flu shot

Health experts: Kids should get seasonal flu shot

CDC: Nearly 6 million Americans may have had swine flu in pandemic’s first few months

CDC: Up to 6 million swine flu cases in few months

Military experts say failure to address climate change brings national security risks

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Obama declares national emergency for swine flu; goal is to remove red tape, speed treatment

President Barack Obama, daughter Sasha Obama and wife

Police officer says a suicide attacker kills 6 close to military complex in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — A police officer says a suicide bomber has killed six people in an attack on a checkpost close to a military complex in northern Pakistan.

As Mexico secures this season’s swine flu shots, scientists search for a homegrown vaccine

MEXICO CITY — Grappling with low supplies of swine flu vaccines, President Felipe Calderon persuaded drug makers this week to sell him 30 million doses, while 1,000 Mexicans lined up for an experimental vaccine they hope can speed up supplies.

Taliban dig in as Pakistani army slowly advances on their stronghold, refugees say

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Residents fleeing a 6-day-old Pakistani army offensive in a Taliban stronghold along the Afghan border reported Thursday that the insurgents are digging in for a fight and travel the roads freely.


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