Quotations in the News

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Posted: Oct 18, 2014 4:23 AM

"It's the regional office in Africa that's the front line. And they didn't do anything. That office is really not competent." — Dr. Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, after an internal report revealed the World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of the virus in West Africa.

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"To be struck twice by two different cyclones is unusual, to say the least." — Max Mayfield, a former director of the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami, after Hurricane Gonzalo pummeled Bermuda, the second time in a week it was hit by a powerful storm.

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"The possession of these aircrafts will have a minimal military impact — however, they will provide a significant psychological boost to IS, especially if IS can find a way to periodically employ them against military or civilian targets." — Richard Brennan, an Iraq expert at RAND Corporation, after Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group captured some MiG fighter jets.