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Stories with subject: Humanitarian crises
  • Fighting rages in Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-16 2:19 pm

    BEIRUT - The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding on its first day.

  • Yearning for North Korea - the nation they fled story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:21 am

    INCHEON, South Korea - For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger.

  • UN: More aid deliveries in Syria, but people still starving 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 7:16 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that despite increased aid deliveries in Syria, people are still starving without medical care and said the world should be "ashamed" at the devastating human toll in five years of "senseless" fighting.

  • Advocates hold NYC protest over price of pneumonia vaccine story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 5:17 pm

    NEW YORK - Doctors Without Borders protested the price of pneumonia vaccines Wednesday by leading a march through midtown Manhattan and delivering a crib filled with flowers to a pharmaceutical company.

  • South Sudan rebel leader returns to the capital story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:17 pm

    JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba on Tuesday afternoon, to become vice president and to try to end the civil war that in two and a half years has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 2 million from their homes.

  • In Damascus, an uneasy stability boosts Syria's Assad story has photos
    Updated: Apr-23-16 10:49 am

    DAMASCUS, Syria - Looking out from the Syrian capital these days, one can understand why President Bashar Assad would be in no hurry to make concessions at peace talks in Geneva, let alone consider stepping down as the opposition demands.

  • The Latest: Ecuador to raise taxes to fund quake recovery story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-20-16 9:19 pm

    MONTECRISTI, Ecuador - The latest on the impact of the Ecuadorean earthquake (all times local):

  • Pope brings 12 Syrian refugees to Italy in lesson for Europe story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-16-16 5:15 pm

    MORIA, Greece - In an extraordinary gesture both political and personal, Pope Francis brought 12 Syrian Muslims to Italy aboard his plane Saturday after an emotional visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, which has faced the brunt of Europe's migration crisis.

  • The Latest: Syrians thank pope for bringing them to Italy story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-16-16 2:55 pm

    MYTILENE, Greece - The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to the Greek island of Lesbos (all times local):

  • Editorials from around New England 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 12:14 pm

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

  • With migrant mission to Greece, pope pushes Ortho story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 2:15 pm

    VATICAN CITY - When Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, visit migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos this weekend, they'll be doing more than sending a political message about the need to welcome refugees.

  • Connecticut to conduct statewide health emergency exercise 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 9:26 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's Department of Public Health is conducting a statewide exercise to test the effectiveness of the state and local emergency response system to an infectious disease outbreak, such as a pandemic flu.

  • They flee North Korea, only to be adrift in the South story has photos
    Updated: Apr-04-16 10:32 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A middle-aged man is walking through a quiet Seoul neighborhood when he suddenly stops. He lights a cigarette, cupping his hands to shield the flame from the winter wind, and takes a deep draw, remembering how things used to be. He's a former policeman, a broad-shouldered man with a growling voice and a crushing handshake.