WASHINGTON (AP) — The top two leaders of the union representing federal immigration judges say the court system that decides the fate of hundreds of thousands of immigrants facing deportation needs to be separate from the Justice Department.
By Katrina Quick LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the first time since 2007, a United Nations World Food Program (WFP) convoy crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, carrying enough food for around 150,000 people for five days. Eighteen trucks carrying more than 15,000 food parcels containing ready-to-eat items such as canned meat, beans, tea and other drinks, made the seven-hour trip from Alexandria to the Rafah crossing, which has been closed since the start of the Gaza blockade in 2007, the WFP said in a statement. A second load of aid is expected to cross into Gaza in the next three days. Christian Aid said the food was essential as Gaza’s farming sector had been destroyed during the Palestinian enclave’s seven-week conflict with Israel.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe.