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San Francisco General Hos-
pital will soon have a new name
and a new face---thanks to Face-
Specifically, it s thanks to the
social media giant s founder,
Mark Zuckerberg, and his wife,
Dr Priscilla Chan. The San Fran-
cisco General Hospital Founda-
tion says the couple s $75 million
gift is "believed to be the largest
single private gift from individ-
uals to a public hospital in the
It s not just a substantial gift,
but a personal one. Chan worked
for years at the facility.
"Day in and day out, I witness
the compassion and dedication
of my colleagues as they work
tirelessly to deliver the best
available care to all of our
patients," Chan said in a state-
ment released Friday through
the foundation. "Mark and I are
proud to support such an
important public hospital."
The hospital s renovation is
scheduled to open in December.
Zuckerberg, wife give $75 million to San Francisco hospital
At least 34 people have been killed in
three bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital
Baghdad, police say.
The explosions came just hours before a
long-standing overnight curfew was to be
In the first attack, a suicide bomber blew
himself up in a restaurant in the predom-
inantly Shia New Baghdad area, killing 22
and wounding at least 50.
More people were killed in attacks on two
separate markets, one in the centre and one
in the southwest of Baghdad.
Interior ministry spokesman Brigadier
General Saad Maan said he did not believe
that the blasts were linked to the decision
to lift the curfew.
On Thursday, the government announced
that the curfew would end at midnight. The
Iraqi capital has had some form of curfew
in place since the US-led invasion to topple
Saddam Hussein in 2003.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered
the lifting of restrictions to normalise life
and to demonstrate that Baghdad no longer
faces a threat from Islamic State, the militant
group which had gained control of areas of
northern and western Iraq last year.
In one such area yesterday---the Zumar
district in northern Iraq---the excavation of
a mass grave revealed the remains of at least
16 members of the Yazidi religious minority
who came under attack from IS last year,
the Reuters news agency reported.
It is the second such grave found this
Bloody day in Baghdad
Baghdad municipality workers help clean up the site of a suicide bombing that targeted a street filled with hardware stores, killing more
than 20 people and wounding at least 45, in the Iraqi capital's southeastern neighbourhood of New Baghdad, yesterday. AP PHOTO
An Iraqi shop owner cleans up a food stall near the site of a suicide bombing that targeted
a street filled with hardware stores, killing more than 20 people and wounding at least 45.
A Kenyan MP and three of his aides have been
shot dead in the capital Nairobi, in what police
described as a "well planned" attack.
George Muchai was driving home through
Nairobi, when his vehicle was rammed by another
car at a roundabout.
The assailants shot the four at close range.
Muchai, two bodyguards and his driver died at
The motive for the attack, condemned by the
president and the leader of the opposition, remains
"It seems to us like something that was well
planned," an unnamed police officer said.
Police said the attackers stole a briefcase and
the bodyguards pistols.
Muchai was a member of parliament for Kenya s
governing Jubilee coalition and was elected for
the first time two years ago.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said he was
shocked by the attack, calling Muchai "a true ser-
vant of the people."
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has also con-
demned the killing, but said it was part of wider
insecurity in Kenya. (BBC)
shot dead in
DALLAS---The first nationwide strike at US
oil refineries since 1980 is spreading to two
BP plants in the Midwest.
The United Steelworkers union has notified
BP Plc that workers at refineries in Ohio and
Indiana will strike late yesterday night, joining
a walkout that began this week at nine other
A BP spokesman said that the company
expects to continue operating with replacement
workers and doesn t expect a significant effect
About 3,800 steelworkers began a strike on
February 1 at refineries from California to Ken-
tucky, saying that negotiations with Shell Oil
Co had broken down. Shell is negotiating the
national contract for other oil companies.
Union spokeswoman Lynne Hancock said
the workers are seeking better healthcare ben-
efits and limits on the use of contractors to
replace union members in maintenance jobs.
She said wages are not an issue.
In trading Friday, benchmark US crude rose
$1.21 to close at $51.69 per barrel after a strong
employment report hinted at stronger demand
for energy. Oil prices climbed seven per cent
for the week. (AP)
expand strike to BP
refineries in Midwest
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