Weekly News Round-Up 9/22/14-9/26/14: Milk & Honey

Shana tovah and a happy near year to all the Jews observing Rosh Hashanah this week! Chag sameach!

 

Eric Gweah, 25, weeps as he watches members of a Red Cross burial team carry the body of his father, Ofori, a suspected Ebola victim who was turned away from treatment centers for lack of beds in Monrovia, Liberia. “The only thing the government can do is come for bodies,” he said. “They are killing us.”
Eric Gweah, 25, weeps as he watches members of a Red Cross burial team carry the body of his father, Ofori, a suspected Ebola victim who was turned away from treatment centers for lack of beds in Monrovia, Liberia. “The only thing the government can do is come for bodies,” he said. “They are killing us.”
Nicole Tashly, 2, lies on the ground holding a white rose to remember her father on Sept. 21, her father Paul Muriithi Muriuki died in the Westgate Mall attack a year ago. Families gathered at the Amani Garden memorial site in Nairobi's Karura Forest on Sunday to mark one year since gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in the Kenyan captial, killing at least 67 people. A memorial plaque with the names of the victims was unveiled at the popular forest on the edge of the city.
Nicole Tashly, 2, lies on the ground holding a white rose to remember her father on Sept. 21, her father Paul Muriithi Muriuki died in the Westgate Mall attack a year ago. Families gathered at the Amani Garden memorial site in Nairobi’s Karura Forest on Sunday to mark one year since gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in the Kenyan captial, killing at least 67 people. A memorial plaque with the names of the victims was unveiled at the popular forest on the edge of the city.
A Kurdish woman runs away from a water cannon near the Syrian border after Turkish authorities temporarily closed the border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Turkey's Sanliurfa province on Sept. 22. Turkey said that some 130,000 people had flooded across its border from Syria as Kurdish fighters battled ISIS militants trying to capture a strategic town.
A Kurdish woman runs away from a water cannon near the Syrian border after Turkish authorities temporarily closed the border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Turkey’s Sanliurfa province on Sept. 22. Turkey said that some 130,000 people had flooded across its border from Syria as Kurdish fighters battled ISIS militants trying to capture a strategic town.
Turkish soldiers stand guard as a Syrian refugee boy carries his belongings at the border in Suruc, Turkey, on Sept. 20. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria.
Turkish soldiers stand guard as a Syrian refugee boy carries his belongings at the border in Suruc, Turkey, on Sept. 20. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria.

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Assorted Stand-Outs:

South Asia:

Southeast & East Asia:

  • Another round of peace talks has been kicked off in Burma.

Europe & Eurasia:

Middle East & North Africa:

Sub-Saharan Africa:

Americas:

  • The tragic demise of Venezuela‘s health care system.
  • The racial divide in America‘s gun deaths is stark.
  • Addressing the UN, Obama says, “We welcome the scrutiny of the world.”
  • The FBI has identified the militant who murdered two American journalists and a British aid worker.
  • A Louisianan judge has ruled the state’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional.
  • Southern states are the epicenter of HIV/AIDS in the US.
  • In a landmark settlement the US is set to pay millions upon millions of dollars to the Navajo Nation.
  • ESPN and the NFL: What the suspension of Bill Simmons says about sports, journalism, and corporations.

Oceania:

  • An Australian mufti has rejected the Daesh fatwa.

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