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Borders Close As Ebola Spreads In West Africa

Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
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Doctor: Ebola Fatality Rate Running At 70 Percent

Dr. Gabriel Fitzpatrick has been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders. He spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about what the news of two cured Americans means for his efforts.
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Life Goes On, Even With The Specter Of Ebola

Ebola-stricken West Point is typically described as a slum in Liberia's capital city. That is true. But it is also a place of natural beauty and strong spirits.
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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

With grand, provocative installations, Cai Guo-Qiang addresses the degradation of the country's environment in a popular exhibit at a Shanghai art museum.
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Scotland's Independence Vote And The Fate Of Britain's Nuclear Subs

The Scottish vote next month but it's not entirely clear whether they would keep the pound and the BBC. And then there's the naval base with Britain's nuclear subs.
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A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.
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Suicide Bombing In Iraq Kills Dozens Of Sunni Worshippers

The attack, which killed more than 60 worshippers at Friday prayers, is the latest sectarian violence to rock the deeply divided country.
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Journalist Safety

The kidnapping and beheading of freelance photojournalist James Foley by Islamic State militants in Syria is a grim reminder of the dangers facing reporters in danger zones. We consider the risks involved in covering today's international conflicts and examine how the new media landscape is affecting best practices for journalists.

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Russian Convoy Crosses Ukrainian Border, Prompting Outcry From West

Russia has sent a large number of trucks into eastern Ukraine without the authorization of the Ukrainian government or Red Cross supervision. Moscow says the trucks are carrying aid for civilians, but the Ukrainians — together with NATO, U.S. and European leaders — say the move is a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty.
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Out Of Tragedy, A New Brazilian Presidential Contender Emerges

The death of Brazil's Socialist Party presidential candidate created an opportunity for his running mate, Marina Silva. Her entry into the race has upended the situation. Whereas the man she replaced was running a distant third in polls, support for Silva has surged.

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