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UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 21, 2014

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New aid deliveries arrive in West Africa, but the U.N.’s Ebola relief fund remains only 5% funded, and 15 countries win seats on the Human Rights Council.

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LISTEN: The Day Ahead – October 21, 2014

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More British army medics deploy to Sierra Leone, Ukraine and Russia talk energy in Brussels and the U.N. elects new members to the Human Rights Council.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 20, 2014

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The U.S. transports Kurdish weapons to Kobani, disturbing reports of sexual violence in South Sudan and a very dirty Beijing Marathon.

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UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 20, 2014

U.N. human rights experts condemn Detroit for shutting off water to residents, Nigeria is declared ‘Ebola-free,’ and Iraqi aid need far outstrips capacity.

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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – October 18-20

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A pair of memorials for an American and Brit killed by the Islamic State, a human rights visit to Detroit and a U.N. meeting on the peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 17, 2014

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Senegal is declared ‘Ebola-free,’ a breakthrough between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, and the Swedish military on high alert.

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WHO: Ebola Outbreak in Senegal ‘Over’

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Senegalese health officials have undertaken 42 days of ‘case finding’ without reporting a new infection.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 16, 2014

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Spain edges out Turkey for a seat on the U.N. Security Council.

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LISTEN: The Day Ahead – October 16, 2014

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CDC Director Tom Frieden testifies before Congress, the U.N. picks five new Security Council members and (another) Apple product announcement.

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UN Human Rights Experts To Visit Detroit This Weekend

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Two independent experts will gauge the ‘impact of large-scale water disconnections on low-income, marginalized and vulnerable groups.’

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UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 21, 2014

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New aid deliveries arrive in West Africa, but the U.N.’s Ebola relief fund remains only 5% funded, and 15 countries win seats on the Human Rights Council.

NC Senate Race: Tillis To Appear Solo At Candidate Forum

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan declined to appear at the event.

U.S. Olympic Committee CEO: Time Is Right For U.S. To Host

The United States should host another Olympic Games, as long as it makes economic sense, according to the US Olympic Committee CEO.

Christie Convinced Next President Will Be A Governor

“We need to have a big broad bench of good, experienced Republican governors to select from in 2016,” said Christie.

WHO Committee To Hold Third Emergency Meeting On Ebola

The Committee will make recommendations on courses of action since the last emergency meeting in September.

North Korea Releases U.S. Citizen

Jeffery Fowle was released Tuesday by the North Korean government. There are still two other U.S. citizens being held in the isolated country.