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UN: Women Disproportionately Affected by Nepal Earthquake

The flag of the Nepal at the United Nations. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Gender discrimination, a lack of maternal health facilities and poor security in temporary camps is making post-earthquake life difficult for Nepali women.

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The World in 2:00 – May 22, 2015

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UN data shows women disproportionately affected by the Nepal earthquake and Irish voters are poised to legalize same-sex marriage in a national vote today.

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West Africa Avoids Brunt of Ebola’s Economic Consequences

2015 economic growth across West Africa is projected to remain on pace with 2014 data, according to a new U.N. report.

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The World in 2:00 – May 19, 2015

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While Canada, Russia and Venezuela feel an economic pinch, a host of other countries are using cheap oil to balance their budgets and finance investment.

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Pentagon: Iranian Cargo Ship Now Under Armed Escort To Yemen

“We are monitoring the Iranian ships every step of the way,” Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters.

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Thousands Flee Ramadi After Islamic State Capture

With surrounding cities also under Islamic State control, escaping Ramadi is hardly a guarantee of safety.

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World in 2:00 – May 15, 2015

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Thousands of Rohingya Muslim asylum seekers are adrift in the Andaman Sea. Will Indonesia, Malaysia or Thailand heed international law and save them?

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The World in 2:00 – May 13, 2015

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A coup attempt is underway in Burundi against President Pierra Nkurunziza and a five-day humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen goes into effect.

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State: U.S. Monitoring Yemen-Bound Iranian Ships “Extremely Closely”

And the five-day cease-fire in Yemen has begun.

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World in 2:00 – May 12, 2015

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As Liberia is declared Ebola-free the WHO applauds the results of accelerated medical research and Nepal experiences a massive earthquake aftershock.

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Tuesday, May 26

● Presidential herd is 300 strong

● Neurosurgeon injured patients with unneeded surgery

● Crime should not be confidential

● Heroin-related deaths on the rise

● City’s lawsuit gimmick is disingenuous

● Myths about rental car taxes

Photos: National Memorial Day Parade

Miss the parade? Don’t worry. We got pictures.

Photos: Obama Honors Service Members At Arlington Cemetery

President Obama traveled to Arlington National Cemetery Monday to marks the first Memorial Day during his presidency where the U.S. “is not engaged in a major ground war.”

Obama Marks Special Significance Of Memorial Day

“It’s the first since our war in Afghanistan came to an end,” Obama said, noting that in more than a decade the U.S. “is not engaged in a major ground war.”