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Eline Gordts
Eline Gordts is a Senior World Editor at The Huffington Post.

Entries by Eline Gordts

Britain Won't Support Search-And-Rescue Operations For Migrants In Mediterranean

(9) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 6:37 PM

Britain will not support future search-and-rescue operations for migrants at risk of drowning in the Mediterranean while crossing from North Africa to Europe, according to a statement that surfaced on Tuesday and drew heavy criticism.

In a written statement to Parliament dated Oct. 15, Foreign Office Minister...

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Woman Hanged In Iran For Killing Alleged Rapist Sent Her Family A Chilling Message

(283) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 1:32 PM

An Iranian woman who was executed on Saturday despite international pleas for clemency left her family a heartbreaking message several months before her death.

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged on Saturday morning in Tehran's Evin prison after spending five years on death row for the 2007 murder...

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Rare Footage Shows Discovery Of Ebola In 1976

(4) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 1:07 PM

In the fall of 1976, an international team of researchers arrived in Yambuku, a small village in the north of Zaire, the country now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The researchers had traveled thousands of miles to research a mysterious illness that was spreading rapidly and had...

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Policía revela el video del ataque en Ottawa

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 12:16 PM

La policía publicó las imágenes, capturadas este miércoles pasado, durante el ataque al Parlamento canadiense en Ottawa, la capital de ese país.

Los vídeos muestran cuando el sospechoso armado se baja de un auto negro, cerca del edificio parlamentario, antes de disparar y matar al capitán Nathan Cirillo en el...

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Canadian Police Release Video Of Ottawa Shooter

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 9:12 AM

Police released CCTV footage that captured the deadly attack in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, on Wednesday.

The videos appear to show the suspected gunman pulling up in a dark vehicle near the Parliament after having shot Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial. The footage then appears to...

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Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Dead: Canadian Soldier Killed In Ottawa Attack Identified

(14) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 4:49 PM

The soldier killed in Wednesday's shootings near the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa has been identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the Globe and Mail reports.

According to CBC News, Cirillo was a 24-year-old reservist from Hamilton serving in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada regiment.

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Multiple Shootings Near Canadian Parliament In Ottawa, Soldier Killed

(708) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 10:04 AM

Multiple shootings rocked Ottawa on Wednesday, bringing Canada's capital to a halt.

Ottawa police confirmed shots were fired at two locations in close proximity to one another: the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill. Twenty-four-year-old Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot and killed in the attacks....

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Un marathon couru dans le «smog», ça donne ça (PHOTOS, VIDÉOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 9:42 AM

Des milliers de coureurs se sont réunis à Pékin la fin de semaine dernière pour la 34e édition du marathon de la ville. De la place Tiananmen au Stade national, les athlètes ont dû affronter 42km de route, des foules en délire et... un smog impressionnant.

Le South...

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Massive Foam Fight At St. Andrews Is The Best University Tradition Ever

(1) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 4:03 PM

Every fall, students of Scotland's oldest university engage in what can only be described as one of the best, craziest and most ridiculous university traditions ever: Raisin weekend.

Dressed in funky clothes, new students gathered on the lawns of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland, on Monday and indulged in...

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This Is What It's Like To Run A Marathon In Dangerous Smog Levels

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 2:36 PM

Thousand of runners gathered in Beijing this weekend for the 34th edition of the city's international marathon. On their way from Tiananmen Square to the Bird's Nest stadium, athletes faced more than 26 miles of route, massive crowds and ... epic smog.

The South China Morning Post...

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Liberia Faces Devastating Shortages In Battle Against Ebola

(2) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 1:22 PM

While the United States is debating the protocols for health care workers treating Ebola patients in American hospitals, a report recently published in Liberia highlights the devastating shortages the West African nation faces in its battle against the deadly disease.

In a report released on Oct. 10,...

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Everything You Need To Know About The Islamic State

(30) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 1:55 PM

In June 2014, militants of the Islamic State captured Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, in a lightning offensive. Since then, the extremist group, which is also known as ISIS or ISIL, has conquered large swaths of Iraq and Syria. The militants have killed soldiers and civilians in both countries, enslaved...

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Gut-Wrenching Images Show The Brutal Reality Of The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia

(966) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 5:11 PM

Grim news emerged in the battle against Ebola on Friday as the World Health Organization announced that more than 4,000 people have died from the disease since the outbreak began. Most cases were recorded in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The U.N. special envoy for Ebola, David Nabarro,...

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The Fight Against Beijing You Probably Never Heard About

(27) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 11:28 AM

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page.

Tens of thousands of protesters in...

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세발자전거에 실은 중국의 삶을 내려보다(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 8:40 PM

중국 광저우는 광둥 성 지역 최대 무역도시다. 그중 광저우의 북적거리는 원단 시장을 하늘에서 내려다보는 앵글로 찍었다.

이곳의 일상은 1,500대가 넘는 세발자전거와 맞물려 돌아간다. 배달부는 세발자전거에 원단을 싣고 나른다. 그리고 가끔은 손님도 태우고 그들의 가족을 태우기도 하다.

2014년 5월 27일, '광저우 국제 원단 도시'에서 찍은 진한...

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Yemen's Capital Fell To A Rebel Group And The World Hardly Noticed

(83) Comments | Posted October 4, 2014 | 1:14 PM

Every week, The World Post brings you one overlooked aspect of recent events. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page.

Last week, a Shiite rebel group that had taken over swaths of Yemen, including its capital,...

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ISIS Claims To Have Killed British Hostage Alan Henning

(780) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 4:02 PM

A video released by the Islamic State group on Friday appears to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, the Associated Press reports. In the clip, the militants threaten to kill another hostage they identify as American Peter Kassig.

Alan Henning, a 47-year-old taxi driver...

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5 People Are Infected With Ebola Every Hour In Sierra Leone

(25) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 11:42 AM

Five people in Sierra Leone are infected with Ebola every hour, according to new data released Wednesday by the international charity Save the Children. In a statement, the organization warned that the outbreak in the West African country is developing at a terrifying rate and that local health...

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