“They were very bad to the girls.”

-One 15-year-old Yazidi teenager recounts her brutal capture and narrow escape from the Islamic State group.

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Golden Retrievers, Dolly the sheep, adhesive postage stamps…and Grand Theft Auto. These are some of the things Scotland has brought us over the years.

Learn about some other exports you didn’t know were Scottish.

An estimated 250,000 to 500,000 vitamin A-deficient children become blind every year.

Half of those children die within 12 months of losing their sight.

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China consumes half of the world’s pork. And the country’s growing middle class — bigger than the population of the United States — wants more meat. The Center for Investigative Reporting looks at how China plans to meet that demand.

If you missed President Obama’s address to the nation, you can watch it above.

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This is how you get Ebola, as explained by science.

Ebola spreads through direct contact with infected bodily fluids or tissue.

Even after a person has died, the virus persists.

At the time of death, a patient can have one billion copies of the virus in one cubic centimeter of blood. In comparison, HIV, a similar virus, has the same rate at the time of death. But unlike HIV, which only infects two types of immune cells, Ebola first infects white blood cells that disable the body’s ability to destroy foreign substances,  then seizes nearly every cell type.

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At least 50 percent of all of Gaza’s water and sanitation infrastructure is no longer functioning.

UNICEF officer Pernille Ironside says there are "no safe places" for children in Gaza.

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When the crowds die down in the vacation paradise of Malindi, Kenya, it’s hard to ignore that this is a town struggling with drugs and HIV.

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Following the Malaysia Airlines crash, international flights are steering away from Ukraine for safety concerns.
Flight Radar 24 is capturing the patterns of movement.
Go here for updates on the Malaysia Airlines situation.

Following the Malaysia Airlines crash, international flights are steering away from Ukraine for safety concerns.

Flight Radar 24 is capturing the patterns of movement.

Go here for updates on the Malaysia Airlines situation.

More than 52,000 unaccompanied children were caught trying to cross the U.S. border in the first five months of this year.
Many of them are fleeing drug and gang violence at home. But what happens to them after they’ve made the journey? Where do they go?
Here in the U.S., these children face a new set of challenges — a border patrol system unequipped to handle them and a future filled with uncertainty.
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More than 52,000 unaccompanied children were caught trying to cross the U.S. border in the first five months of this year.

Many of them are fleeing drug and gang violence at home. But what happens to them after they’ve made the journey? Where do they go?

Here in the U.S., these children face a new set of challenges — a border patrol system unequipped to handle them and a future filled with uncertainty.

Learn more.