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Africa's 'Switzerland' Bans Ebola — But At What Cost?

Mauritius won't let in anyone who's been to an Ebola-affected country over the past 60 days. That mindset won't stop the outbreak. But it could deal a blow to the Pan-African economy.
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Europe's 'Moral Obligation' Is To Repair West Africa's Health Care System

With money and manpower, the European Union hopes to help stop the Ebola outbreak. But the EU has a long-term goal as well: Improving health care in West Africa to prevent future medical crises.
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One System, Two Media: How China, Hong Kong Are Covering The Protests

Hong Kong media are providing wall-to-wall coverage of the protests calling for the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, but in mainland China there has been little mention of the unrest.
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Raya The Muppet Talks About Poop And Is Proud Of It

She's an aquamarine puppet with a mission: Stop the practice of open defecation. That's a tall order for a 6-year-old Muppet. But she's up for the job: "Let's face it. We all got to go."
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The Message On Ebola: Don't Panic

Following the first confirmed case of an Ebola patient diagnosed with the disease after reaching U.S. soil, the Centers for Disease Control and the news media caution against an overreaction.
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Death Toll From Japanese Volcano Rises

Nearly 50 people are listed as dead from an eruption of Mount Ontake, located about 125 miles west of Tokyo.
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ISIS Militants Reportedly Behead Kurds In Northern Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Islamic State militants killed the seven men and three women near the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani.
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Hong Kong Protesters Vow To Step Up Pro-Democracy Campaign

With the territory's leader, Leung Chun-ying, refusing to step down, some demonstrators say they will move next to occupy key government buildings.
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Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

The new book Back Channel to Cuba reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.
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Activists In Hong Kong Use Holiday To Amass More Protesters

Protesters in Hong Kong are demanding universal suffrage. The latest protests coincide with the 65th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, a holiday.

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