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Humanity Affirming News of the Day: All of Southeast Asia has been certified Polio Free. That includes India, which just five years ago accounted for half of all polio cases. (LAT http://lat.ms/1fpMw5H)

Buddhist-led mobs tore through streets hurling stones at the offices and residences of international aid workers in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state. (AP http://yhoo.it/1jSyE7l)

The Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim rebel group have signed a historic peace deal to formally end decades of fighting that has left over 120,000 people dead. (VOA http://bit.ly/1jzLxaF)

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The IMF agreed to a $14-18 billion bailout for Ukraine, a deal that will unlock further credits to reach a total of $27 billion over the next two years. (Reuters http://yhoo.it/1jzPOLg)

The U.N.’s top human rights body launched an investigation Thursday into Sri Lanka’s civil war, approving a U.S.-led resolution over the strong protests of Sri Lanka’s government. (AP http://yhoo.it/1jzPxIi)

A new $50 million grants scheme by Bloomberg Philanthropies will support delivery of reproductive health services in Uganda, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Nicaragua. (Guardian http://bit.ly/1jSsJPx)

Attitudes toward women’s equality are dimmer in North Africa than in the rest of the continent, according to a new poll of about 50,000 people across 34 African countries. (AP http://yhoo.it/1jzQn7K)

Health authorities in Liberia say there have been no new suspected deaths from the deadly Ebola virus since the admission four reported cases earlier this week. (FrongPageAfrica http://bit.ly/1jSjsqL)

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