Top of the Morning: South East Asia Polio Free

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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

Buddhist-led mobs tore through streets hurling stones at the offices and residences of international aid workers in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state. (AP

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

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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

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

A new $50 million grants scheme by Bloomberg Philanthropies will support delivery of reproductive health services in Uganda, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Nicaragua. (Guardian

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

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