Kurdish Fighters Hold Off Islamic State, Await More Help From Us, Baghdad | Fox News

are rife, yet a number of sources confirm they have not yet been seen. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT We hear about them, yes, but we dont see them, a Kurdish officer in Kirkuk told FoxNews.com. They simply havent arrived. The Islamic States move on Kurdish territory, after weeks of threatening to expand its so-called caliphate into the south, has left many in the region puzzled. Islamic State initially said it planned to push South, towards the holy Shia sites of Karbala and Najaf, but a few days ago they turned suddenly North, ultimately triggering the U.S..response IS troops simply want to go everywhere – Paris, Washington, Cairo, London, Rooz Bahjat, a senior Kurdish Intelligence officer, told FoxNews.com. They want to take it all. IS troops simply want to go everywhere – Paris, Washington, Cairo, London. – Rooz Bahjat, a senior Kurdish Intelligence officer Bringing the Kurds into the fight, and putting a host of religious minorities in the crossfire, could prove costly to the Islamic State, Bahjat said. They made a grave error, he said. The U.S. air strikes have been effective, Bahjat said, but much more is needed.
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What’s scary about Ebola — and reasons not to fear it | WashingtonExaminer.com

In the United States, where heart attacks and cancer are the biggest killers, the risk of contracting the Ebola virus is close to zero. Americans fretting about their own health would be better off focusing on getting a flu shot this fall. Flu is blamed for about 24,000 U.S. deaths per year. To put the Ebola threat in perspective, here are some reasons to be concerned about the outbreak, and reasons not to fear it: ___ WHY IT’S SCARY There is no cure for Ebola hemorrhagic fever. More than half of people infected in this outbreak have died. Death rates in some past outbreaks reached 90 percent.
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Understanding Ebola: A ‘dreadful, merciless virus’ that need not spread fear around the world | Star Tribune

The WHO is urging nations worldwide to send money and resources to help. It’s true that Ebola could be carried into the United States by a traveler, possibly putting family members or health care workers at risk. It’s never happened before. But if the disease does show up in the U.S., Frieden said, doctors and hospitals know how to contain it quickly. “We are confident that a large Ebola outbreak in the United States will not occur,” Frieden told a congressional hearing Thursday. ___ OTHER THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT Ebola’s toll is minuscule compared with other diseases that killing millions of people. “The difference is the diseases that do kill a lot of people malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia they cause their problems over time,” Black said. “They’re not generally epidemic.
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