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Update:1 dead, 1 injured in early morning shooting in Longview Video included

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UPDATE: LONGVIEW (KYTX) - The victim that died in this mornings shooting in Longview has been identified. More>>

Life sentence for Dennis Bendy in P.T. Cole Park Murder case

TYLER (KYTX) - A Smith County Judge has sentenced Dennis Bendy to life in prison for the shooting death of 20-year-old Briana Young who was killed in a gang-related shootout at P.T. Cole Park. More>>

Web Exclusive: Money to be made in disappearing pictures; Snapchat valued at billions Video included

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Investors are betting there's a lot of money to be made in disappearing photos.  The Wall Street Journal reports investors are valuing social media app "Snapchat" at about $10 billion dollars. More>>

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  • Justin and Gillian share their journey to Fit City Success... inches and pounds lost, muscle gained

    Justin and Gillian share their journey to Fit City Success... inches and pounds lost, muscle gained

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:56:19 GMT
    Justin Earley and Gillian Sheridan weighed in for the last time for their 90 Day Fitness Challenge at XTC Fitness and Sports.

    Now they begin a new chapter maintaining the weight and inches lost.  

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    Justin Earley and Gillian Sheridan weighed in for the last time for their 90 Day Fitness Challenge at XTC Fitness and Sports.

    Now they begin a new chapter maintaining the weight and inches lost.  

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  • 90 Day Challenge: Gillian's Last Weigh-in

    90 Day Challenge: Gillian's Last Weigh-in

    Final Weigh-InFinal Weigh-In
    Our 90 Day Fitness Challenge at XTC Fitness Sports is over. Now, the real-life challenge begins of maintaining our results. These past three months have been exhausting, exhilarating and eye-opening. More >>
    Our 90 Day Fitness Challenge at XTC Fitness Sports is over. Now, the real-life challenge begins of maintaining our results. These past three months have been exhausting, exhilarating and eye-opening. More >>
  • Hope House for Pets Host Its First-Ever Adoption Event this Weekend

    Hope House for Pets Host Its First-Ever Adoption Event this Weekend

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:37:41 GMT
    GILMER (KYTX) -Debra Bulfinch has lived in Gilmer for years, and says there are countless animals just roaming the streets. "Out in the country it is really bad. Dogs are just getting thrown out, and a lot with babies. They are left just suffering on the street." - Debra Bullfinch, VolunteerRight now, Hope House for Pets has a make-shift shelter just behind this vet clinic and takes in as many of Gilmer's strays as possible. The founder of the non-profit, Dr. Cherie Nazzal spent $10,000 of he...More >>
    GILMER (KYTX) -Debra Bulfinch has lived in Gilmer for years, and says there are countless animals just roaming the streets. "Out in the country it is really bad. Dogs are just getting thrown out, and a lot with babies. They are left just suffering on the street." - Debra Bullfinch, VolunteerRight now, Hope House for Pets has a make-shift shelter just behind this vet clinic and takes in as many of Gilmer's strays as possible. The founder of the non-profit, Dr. Cherie Nazzal spent $10,000 of he...More >>
  • 90 Day Challenge: Justin's Last Weigh-in

    90 Day Challenge: Justin's Last Weigh-in

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:30:25 GMT
    The 90-day challenge at XTC over! But the journey is not. Gillian and I started this not knowing exactly what to expect. But I can safely say the results were surprising to both of us in a good way.More >>
    The 90-day challenge at XTC over! But the journey is not. Gillian and I started this not knowing exactly what to expect. But I can safely say the results were surprising to both of us in a good way.More >>
  • Police: Body found in Israeli forest is missing American hiker

    Police: Body found in Israeli forest is missing American hiker

    A body found in a Jerusalem-area forest is that of missing American Aaron Sofer, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday.More >>
    A body found in a Jerusalem-area forest is that of missing American Aaron Sofer, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday.More >>
  • Team of doctors help save Houston Zoo's oldest orangutan

    Team of doctors help save Houston Zoo's oldest orangutan

    A sick orangutan at the Houston Zoo is recovering thanks to a team of doctors who normally only treat humans. According to the zoo, Cheyenne, 42, wasn't eating well and became severely ill.More >>
    A sick orangutan at the Houston Zoo is recovering thanks to a team of doctors who normally only treat humans. According to the zoo, Cheyenne, 42, wasn't eating well and became severely ill.More >>
  • East Texans have a six-pack. It is just hidden

    East Texans have a six-pack. It is just hidden

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:25:55 GMT
    (CNN) -- You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.More >>
    (CNN) -- You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.More >>
  • 15 months after "ending" War on Terror, US struggles with new strategy against terrorists

    15 months after "ending" War on Terror, US struggles with new strategy against terrorists

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:08:01 GMT
    (CNN) -- It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday."I don't want to put the cart before the horse," Obama said. "We don't have a strategy yet."Obama said he's asked U.S. military leaders to prepare "a range of options" about what the United States could do to go after ISIS in Syria.More >>
    (CNN) -- It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday."I don't want to put the cart before the horse," Obama said. "We don't have a strategy yet."Obama said he's asked U.S. military leaders to prepare "a range of options" about what the United States could do to go after ISIS in Syria.
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  • Convicted P.T. Cole Park murderer gets life in prison, family believes he is innocent

    Convicted P.T. Cole Park murderer gets life in prison, family believes he is innocent

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:07:55 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX)- Dennis Bendy sat silent, in handcuffs as Judge Skeen delivered his sentence for the murder of Briana Young at P.T. Cole Park last year."The court assesses your sentence in the case as life confinement in the Texas Department of Corrections institution," Judge Jack Skeen Jr. said.More >>
    TYLER (KYTX)- Dennis Bendy sat silent, in handcuffs as Judge Skeen delivered his sentence for the murder of Briana Young at P.T. Cole Park last year."The court assesses your sentence in the case as life confinement in the Texas Department of Corrections institution," Judge Jack Skeen Jr. said.More >>
  • Truck driver killed in 3 vehicle accident in ETX

    Truck driver killed in 3 vehicle accident in ETX

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:07:45 GMT
    MORRIS CO. (KYTX) - A Dallas area man is dead after his 18-wheeler collided with another tractor-trailer on I-30 in Morris County Thursday.More >>
    MORRIS CO. (KYTX) - A Dallas area man is dead after his 18-wheeler collided with another tractor-trailer on I-30 in Morris County Thursday.
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  • NFL toughens domestic violence policy

    NFL toughens domestic violence policy

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:52:53 GMT
    (CNN) -- In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league's policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday.More >>
    (CNN) -- In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league's policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday.More >>
  • Titus County Constable killed in one-vehicle wreck

    Titus County Constable killed in one-vehicle wreck

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:52:01 GMT
    Cleve Johnson (photo: Titus County Justice Center)Cleve Johnson (photo: Titus County Justice Center)
    TITUS CO. (KYTX) - A one-vehicle accident has claimed the life of a Titus County Constable.DPS Trooper Sylvia Jennings says 57-year-old Cleveland Johnson of Mount Pleasant was killed Thursday morning after his patrol vehicle left the roadway and struck a culvert.More >>
    TITUS CO. (KYTX) - A one-vehicle accident has claimed the life of a Titus County Constable.DPS Trooper Sylvia Jennings says 57-year-old Cleveland Johnson of Mount Pleasant was killed Thursday morning after his patrol vehicle left the roadway and struck a culvert.More >>
  • Tony Stewart to return to NASCAR racing this weekend

    Tony Stewart to return to NASCAR racing this weekend

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:29:51 GMT
    Photo: CNNPhoto: CNN
    (CNN) -- Tony Stewart, who hasn't raced since he struck and killed a fellow driver with his car during a dirt track race earlier this month, will return to NASCAR racing at Atlanta, his team announced on its Twitter feed.More >>
    (CNN) -- Tony Stewart, who hasn't raced since he struck and killed a fellow driver with his car during a dirt track race earlier this month, will return to NASCAR racing at Atlanta, his team announced on its Twitter feed.More >>
  • Smart necklace from Samsung

    Smart necklace from Samsung

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:26:12 GMT
    Photo: CNNPhoto: CNN
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney)- Samsung also introduced another wearable device that sets it apart from the crowd: earbuds that feature a magnet you can clasp around your neck called the Gear Circle.More >>
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney)- Samsung also introduced another wearable device that sets it apart from the crowd: earbuds that feature a magnet you can clasp around your neck called the Gear Circle.More >>
  • Brutal winter? Almanac could be wrong, scientists say

    Brutal winter? Almanac could be wrong, scientists say

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:22:47 GMT
    (CBS NEWS) - The United States is in for another long, cold winter, according to the newest edition of the Farmers' Almanac. But before you get out your snow shovel and fuzzy mittens, keep reading.More >>
    (CBS NEWS) - The United States is in for another long, cold winter, according to the newest edition of the Farmers' Almanac. But before you get out your snow shovel and fuzzy mittens, keep reading.
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  • Hello Kitty is not a cat

    Hello Kitty is not a cat

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:13:21 GMT
    Photo: CNNPhoto: CNN
    Hong Kong (CNN) -- Six simple words have sent Hello Kitty lovers into a spin. "Hello Kitty is not a cat."More >>
    Hong Kong (CNN) -- Six simple words have sent Hello Kitty lovers into a spin. "Hello Kitty is not a cat."More >>
  • TJC increases budget to add more programs

    TJC increases budget to add more programs

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:13:07 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX)-Tyler Junior College announced today that the tax rate will stay the same for the 2015 fiscal year but the budget is being increased by 4.6 percent.More >>
    TYLER (KYTX)-Tyler Junior College announced today that the tax rate will stay the same for the 2015 fiscal year but the budget is being increased by 4.6 percent.More >>
  • Performing in front of live audience not always a laughing matter

    Performing in front of live audience not always a laughing matter

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:08:23 GMT
    TYLER (KYTV) -- Give this comedian six weeks, and he will help you perform in front of audiences. Maybe it will also help you get through life without a laugh track. “Improv was an outlet for me when I was going through a rough time in life." said Jamey Whitley. a founding member of Tyler's first and only improv troupe, Card 53.More >>
    TYLER (KYTV) -- Give this comedian six weeks, and he will help you perform in front of audiences. Maybe it will also help you get through life without a laugh track. “Improv was an outlet for me when I was going through a rough time in life." said Jamey Whitley. a founding member of Tyler's first and only improv troupe, Card 53.
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  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:00:41 GMT
    Photo: CNNPhoto: CNN
    (CNN) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married over the weekend in France, a representative for Jolie confirmed Thursday.More >>
    (CNN) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married over the weekend in France, a representative for Jolie confirmed Thursday.More >>
  • Segments of I-20 to get spruced up with pine trees

    Segments of I-20 to get spruced up with pine trees

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:44:02 GMT
    Photo: Robert O'Brien/Texas A&MPhoto: Robert O'Brien/Texas A&M
    (KYTX) -- Pine trees and bushes will spruce up segments of Interstate 20 in October. Ornamental trees and bushes will be planted at two locations in Harrison and Upshur Counties during the coming year, according to plans approved in August by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).More >>
    (KYTX) -- Pine trees and bushes will spruce up segments of Interstate 20 in October. Ornamental trees and bushes will be planted at two locations in Harrison and Upshur Counties during the coming year, according to plans approved in August by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).More >>
  • U.S. says Russia has 'outright lied' about Ukraine

    U.S. says Russia has 'outright lied' about Ukraine

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:22:41 GMT
    (USA TODAY) - The U.S. told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Thursday that Russia has "outright lied" over its military activity inside Ukraine, where Russian-backed separatists have been fighting the Ukrainian armed forces.More >>
    (USA TODAY) - The U.S. told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Thursday that Russia has "outright lied" over its military activity inside Ukraine, where Russian-backed separatists have been fighting the Ukrainian armed forces.More >>
  • Tyler airport runway prepares for larger models

    Tyler airport runway prepares for larger models

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:17:59 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) -- The Tyler airport is getting a facelift. Not only will the reconstructed runway be able to handle larger aircraft, inclement weather will be less of a challenge.  The Tyler City Council authorized Tyler Pounds Regional Airport to accept a new FAA Grant totaling more than $9.6 millionMore >>
    TYLER (KYTX) -- The Tyler airport is getting a facelift. Not only will the reconstructed runway be able to handle larger aircraft, inclement weather will be less of a challenge.  The Tyler City Council authorized Tyler Pounds Regional Airport to accept a new FAA Grant totaling more than $9.6 millionMore >>
  • Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

    Joan Rivers rushed to hospital

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:30:46 GMT
    Joan RiversJoan Rivers
    (CNN) -- Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing a source confirmed to CNN.More >>
    (CNN) -- Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after she stopped breathing a source confirmed to CNN.More >>
  • Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in Mexico after 10 years on the run

    Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested in Mexico after 10 years on the run

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:12:02 GMT
    Dallas Wayne Waddell (photo: TXDPS)Dallas Wayne Waddell (photo: TXDPS)
    AUSTIN – A Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested last week in Mexico. 49-year-old Dallas Wayne Waddell was wanted in Hill County, Texas, after eluding capture for nearly ten yearsMore >>
    AUSTIN – A Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested last week in Mexico. 49-year-old Dallas Wayne Waddell was wanted in Hill County, Texas, after eluding capture for nearly ten yearsMore >>
  • 1,400 cases of 'appalling' sexual exploitation revealed in UK report

    1,400 cases of 'appalling' sexual exploitation revealed in UK report

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:09:52 GMT
    (CNN) -- Hundreds of children have been systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town for more than 12 years. And it is still going on, a government commissioned report says.More >>
    (CNN) -- Hundreds of children have been systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town for more than 12 years. And it is still going on, a government commissioned report says.More >>
  • Former Tyler City Manager’s tenure praised by colleagues

    Former Tyler City Manager’s tenure praised by colleagues

    Mark McDanielMark McDaniel
    (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - As Mark McDaniel prepares to take on his new assistant city manager position with the city of Dallas, he and his former colleagues are positive in their reflections of his tenure in Tyler.McDaniel, who had served as Tyler's city manager since 2009, will begin his new position on Tuesday.More >>
    (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - As Mark McDaniel prepares to take on his new assistant city manager position with the city of Dallas, he and his former colleagues are positive in their reflections of his tenure in Tyler.McDaniel, who had served as Tyler's city manager since 2009, will begin his new position on Tuesday.More >>
  • House destroyed in large grass fire and explosion

    House destroyed in large grass fire and explosion

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:22:43 GMT
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    A home near Golden was destroyed Wednesday afternoon when a grass fire burned nearly 12 acres.More >>
    A home near Golden was destroyed Wednesday afternoon when a grass fire burned nearly 12 acres.More >>
  • Report: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married Saturday

    Report: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married Saturday

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:50:34 GMT
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are married!! People Magazine, citing multiple sources, reports the couple tied the knot Saturday in France. The private ceremony was held at a sprawling wine-growing estate. More >>
    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are married!! People Magazine, citing multiple sources, reports the couple tied the knot Saturday in France. The private ceremony was held at a sprawling wine-growing estate. More >>
  • Death toll passes 1,550 as Ebola outbreak accelerates, officials say

    Death toll passes 1,550 as Ebola outbreak accelerates, officials say

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:32:22 GMT
    The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people so far, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The total number of cases stands at 3,069, with 40% occurring in the past three weeks.More >>
    The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people so far, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The total number of cases stands at 3,069, with 40% occurring in the past three weeks.More >>
  • Australia: MH370 may have turned south earlier than previously thought

    Australia: MH370 may have turned south earlier than previously thought

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:25:46 GMT
    There is new information on the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Authorities say the plane may have turned south earlier than previously thought. More >>
    There is new information on the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Authorities say the plane may have turned south earlier than previously thought. More >>
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  • New semester brings more fake IDs but local bar owners say they have a 0 tolerance policy

    New semester brings more fake IDs but local bar owners say they have a 0 tolerance policy

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:16:35 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX)-We're talking a lot about heading back to school these days and college students are part of that group. A new semester brings new textbooks and professors, but what about a new fake ID?As summer ends and college students return to East Texas, some may be bringing back more than they left with, like a fake ID. More >>
    TYLER (KYTX)-We're talking a lot about heading back to school these days and college students are part of that group. A new semester brings new textbooks and professors, but what about a new fake ID?As summer ends and college students return to East Texas, some may be bringing back more than they left with, like a fake ID. More >>
  • National Guard troops arrived in Rio Grande Valley

    National Guard troops arrived in Rio Grande Valley

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-08-15 12:48:27 GMT
    The first wave National Guard Troops are in the Rio Grande Valley. They're manning observation posts at several locations.More >>
    The first wave National Guard Troops are in the Rio Grande Valley. They're manning observation posts at several locations.More >>
  • Musical events head to East Texas

    Musical events head to East Texas

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-08-15 12:13:46 GMT
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Music fans ... get ready to mark your calendars. Dozens of artists and bands will make their way to east texas in the next few weeks. Danny Mogle from our news partner the Tyler Paper joined us for a preview.More >>
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Music fans ... get ready to mark your calendars. Dozens of artists and bands will make their way to east texas in the next few weeks. Danny Mogle from our news partner the Tyler Paper joined us for a preview.More >>
  • Friday morning weather: Mostly sunny, high 93

    Friday morning weather: Mostly sunny, high 93

    East Texas (KYTX)-Good Friday morning! A hotter forecast is in store for us over the next several days. More >>
    East Texas (KYTX)-Good Friday morning! A hotter forecast is in store for us over the next several days. More >>
  • Emergency Medical Students to benefit from TJC, ETMC partnership

    Emergency Medical Students to benefit from TJC, ETMC partnership

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:07:49 GMT
    Tyler Junior College and East Texas Medical Center today announced a partnership agreement designed to strengthen the College's emergency medical services professions (EMSP) program – which provides certificates and associate degrees to graduates – as well as provide improved professional development opportunities for ETMC.More >>
    Tyler Junior College and East Texas Medical Center today announced a partnership agreement designed to strengthen the College's emergency medical services professions (EMSP) program – which provides certificates and associate degrees to graduates – as well as provide improved professional development opportunities for ETMC.
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  • TISD registration begins today

    TISD registration begins today

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:26:51 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX)-Registration for Tyler ISD schools for the upcoming school year begins today .Parents must bring their child's birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, proof of residency and withdrawal form, if the student is moving from another district. More >>
    TYLER (KYTX)-Registration for Tyler ISD schools for the upcoming school year begins today .Parents must bring their child's birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, proof of residency and withdrawal form, if the student is moving from another district. More >>
  • Ebola health worker: 'Sierra Leone is not able to deal with this outbreak'

    Ebola health worker: 'Sierra Leone is not able to deal with this outbreak'

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-08-06 13:03:47 GMT
    One of the countries hard hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not able to cope. There is now a call out to the international community to step up support.More >>
    One of the countries hard hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not able to cope. There is now a call out to the international community to step up support.More >>
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