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The world's biggest energy hogs aren't who you think they are

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

You might expect the US and Canada to be home to some of the biggest energy consumers in the world, but Iceland and Luxembourg? Oilprice.com calculated the top 10 countries with the highest energy use per person and the results may surprise.
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2 hours 11 minutes ago

W. Africa Ebola Crisis Hits Tourism, Compounds Hunger in Gambia

ALL AFRICA

[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Pestilence, cyclical droughts and floods, and the West Africa Ebola crisis have pushed hunger to record levels in Gambia, where 200,000 people need urgent food assistance, the United Nations says.
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2 hours 54 minutes ago

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Ebola in the US

DAILYKOS

Reuters: A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread...
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on Wed Oct 1 7:07 AM

Heavyweight South African state union demands 15 percent pay rise | Reuters

REUTERS

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's top public health worker union said on Wednesday it wanted a 15 percent across-the-board wage increase and would begin a series of protest marches over poor government services this week.
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on Wed Oct 1 7:04 AM

From 9/11 to ISIS: The massive failure of U.S. intelligence

SALON

Taxpayers are pouring $68 billion annually into 17 intelligence outfits. Why do they seem to offer anything but?
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on Wed Oct 1 7:03 AM

Latin American Herald Tribune - Ebola Leaves 3,700 Orphans Face Homelessness, Family Rejection

LATIN AMERICAN HERALD TRIBUNE

At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both their parents to the deadly Ebola virus which has caused 3,100 deaths in West Africa, according to updated UNICEF estimates released on Tuesday.
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on Wed Oct 1 6:25 AM

The focus on first US Ebola case shows how cheaply we value African lives | Owen Jones | Comment is free

THE GUARDIAN

The sad reality is that African victims continue to suffer an excruciating death, while westerners are flown out, treated and become near-celebritiesThe life of a westerner is judged to be of greater worth than that of a black African and by a...
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on Wed Oct 1 5:55 AM

West Africa Ebola crisis hits tourism, compounds hunger in Gambia | Reuters

REUTERS

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pestilence, cyclical droughts and floods, and the West Africa Ebola crisis have pushed hunger to record levels in Gambia, where 200,000 people need urgent food assistance, the United Nations says.
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on Wed Oct 1 5:25 AM

Africa's Richest Man Aliko Dangote Explores New Opportunities With Dubai Sovereign Fund ICD

FORBES

The Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), the sovereign wealth fund owned by the government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is exploring further investment opportunities in Africa in collaboration with Dangote Group, the Nigerian conglomerate...
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on Wed Oct 1 3:13 AM

Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

WFLD TV 32

U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first...
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