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on Fri Sep 19 3:52 PM

U.S. troops to have no direct contact with Ebola victims | Military Times

MILITARY TIMES

The 3,000 U.S. troops who will deploy to West Africa to help contain the Ebola epidemic will not have direct exposure to patients infected with the potentially deadly virus, a top defense official said Friday.
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on Fri Sep 19 3:30 PM

Will capitalism clean up the world?

THE TELEGRAPH

World leaders gathering in New York to reach a global agreement on climate change have big money behind them, says Geoffrey Lean
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on Fri Sep 19 3:30 PM

11 billion people by 2100? Solving the world’s problems just got a lot harder than we thought

SALON

According to new models, the global population isn't going to peak any time soon
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on Fri Sep 19 2:25 PM

'Angry Birds Epic' In-Game Purchase Supports Room to Read Charity

GAME POLITICS

Rovio has teamed up with Room to Read, a non-profit literacy advocacy group whose goal is to promote reading and gender equality in Asia and Africa. For the next two weeks Rovio will offer a "Good Deed" coin as an in-game purchase for...
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on Fri Sep 19 2:07 PM

Migrants Caught in No-Man's Land In French Port

VOICE OF AMERICA

As the sun set over the French port of Calais, foreigners poured into a dusty lot, transforming it into a makeshift soup kitchen. Volunteers handed out plates of pasta, bread and fresh fruit to groups of men and a few women. Many have made long,...
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on Fri Sep 19 9:35 AM

The Friday Five: Hot topics worth talking about this weekend: opinion

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Congress Passes Measure to Train and Equip Syrian Rebels Fighting the Islamic State – On Thursday, the Senate passed legislation authorizing the Secretary of Defense to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State. The measure...
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on Fri Sep 19 9:00 AM

Egyptian Man Pleads Guilty in Embassy Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania

MSNBC

The attacks, in Kenya and Tanzania, killed 224 people and introduced al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden to most Americans for the first time.
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on Fri Sep 19 7:24 AM

Uganda's Youth Discover the Beauty in Farming (Page 1 of 2)

ALL AFRICA

[IPS]Kampala -Before she entered the Miss Uganda beauty contest, 24-year-old Fiona Nassaka was a farmer.
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on Fri Sep 19 6:00 AM

Why Apple's New Phones Won't Change the World but Nokia's Will

BUSINESS WEEK

In the U.S., mobile technology is having limited impact on economic growth, but the opposite is true in the developing world
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on Thu Sep 18 12:00 AM

A Dancer Recounts Her Journey

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (NEWS)

This October Knopf will release 'Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina,' a YA memoir co-authored by Michaela and her mother, Elaine DePrince, tracing Michaela's journey from a life of war and poverty in Africa to renown as a classical...
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