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on Wed Sep 17 12:01 AM

In Nigerian vacuum, Boko Haram is expanding its base (+video)

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

More than a year after President Goodluck Jonathan vowed to eradicate the radical Islamists, the group is taking towns in the northeast. Can it create an Islamic caliphate? 
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on Wed Sep 17 12:01 AM

Ebola a 'shared' African problem, yet nations look to their own needs (+video)

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

Only Ethiopia and Algeria are judged ready to handle an Ebola crisis. The White House said today it's sending aid and 3,000 American troops to join the battle. 
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on Wed Sep 17 12:01 AM

Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013, study finds | World news

THE GUARDIAN

Norwegian Refugee Council finds mega disasters such as typhoons and hurricanes drove 22 million people from homes Continue reading...
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on Wed Sep 17 12:01 AM

Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013, study finds | World news

THE GUARDIAN

Norwegian Refugee Council finds mega disasters such as typhoons and hurricanes drove 22 million people from homes Continue reading...
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on Wed Sep 17 12:00 AM

Trouble in paradise for Botswana's democratic credentials | World news

THE GUARDIAN

Amid concerns about media freedoms, repressive measures and the death penalty, can Gaborone remain a beacon of progress for the continent? Continue reading...
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on Tue Sep 16 9:27 PM

For Miners, Increasing Risk on a Mountain at the Heart of Bolivia’s Identity

THE NEW YORK TIMES

A silver-rich mountain — seen by many Bolivians as a potent national symbol — is caving in after centuries of mining, but many of the men who work on the mountain do not want to move.
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on Tue Sep 16 8:15 PM

Despite Declines, Child Mortality and Hunger Persist in Developing Nations, U.N. Reports

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Reports by United Nations agencies showed that a goal of reducing child mortality by two-thirds is years behind.
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on Tue Sep 16 3:01 PM

Bobby Jindal Trusts Science Except When He Doesn't

HUFFINGTON POST

WASHINGTON -- America needs a leader to bridge the widening gulf between faith and science, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a devout Roman Catholic with Ivy League-level science training, thinks he can be that person. As a studious man of...
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on Tue Sep 16 1:46 PM

Jindal blows off low CNN poll numbers

CNN

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a possible 2016 White House contender, said Tuesday that he would not be dissuaded by recent CNN poll numbers showing him trailing badly among New Hampshire Republicans.
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on Tue Sep 16 5:29 AM

US ramping up Ebola effort | Politics

WMUR

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to assess and amplify his government's response to two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
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