In Niger and worldwide, legendary surgeon and humanitarian Jean-Marie Servant is mourned

Jean-Marie Servant learned his surgery techniques in the great hospitals of the world. But it was in Niger, the poorest country on the planet, where he was able to pioneer a facial reconstruction technique that now helps poor children suffering from a poverty-related disease that goes back to ancient times. Servant is remembered by his friend and colleague Daniel Cataldo.


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Looking back on the life of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah


Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died Friday morning in Saudi Arabia, in his 90s. The king who had effectively led the Middle East kingdom for two decades, though officially for just one, was known as a reformer — even if it was not always evident to outside observers.