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How Cuba is leading the international fight against Ebola

Friday, October 17, 2014

It was a rare political moment: the US Secretary of State paying a compliment to Cuba. But that’s what happened Friday when John Kerry commended Cuba's role in West Africa, where the island nation has sent more health workers than any other country — and plans to send even more in the coming weeks.
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Telling women not to ask for raises wasn't a gaffe — it was a long-established tradition

Friday, October 17, 2014

How should a woman ask for a raise? She shouldn't, said Microsoft's CEO at recent women's tech conference. But if that sounds shocking, it wasn't for many Indian women who have been told throughout their lives to keep quiet while the men are encouraged to get ahead.
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Trick or treat? Not in a northern Canadian town where it's polar bear season

Friday, October 17, 2014

It's the season when kids are planning costumes and parents are stocking up on bags of candy. But in a northern Canadian town, there won't be trick-or-treating in the streets this Halloween because of the danger of roaming polar bears.
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Hong Kongers see their famously freewheeling press under threat

Friday, October 17, 2014

The protests in Hong Kong are about democratic reform. But they’re also putting a spotlight on the issue of press freedom in the Chinese territory, where the news media’s reputation for being fiercely independent is now in question.
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Using a pencil, not a lens, to capture images of the war in Afghanistan

Friday, October 17, 2014

Not many people would bring a sketch pad to a war zone instead of a camera, but Richard Johnson has drawn his way through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now he's turning his attention to "Drawing up the Drawdown" as the US effort in Afghanistan comes to an end.
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One story describes the oppressive Ebola 'siege' in Sierra Leone

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ebola has wormed its way into every facet of life in Sierra Leone, from basic greetings to an overworked medical system. The story of Ebola patient Francis Samuka shows how the country is trying, and often failing, to get a grip on the crisis.
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If you want to know what CDC scientists are going through, check out Hollywood's 'Contagion'

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Scott Burns wrote the screenplay for the 2011 movie "Contagion" after immersing himself in the world of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He says viruses are "bright lights that shine on all of our weaknesses," and wanted to use his movie to prompt people to trust in the science of viruses.
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Elizabeth Peña paved the way for Latinas in Hollywood

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cuban-American actress Elizabeth Peña died on Wednesday in Los Angeles at the age of 55. Fans remember her for taking on those "tent pole" roles that moved her out of stereotypical Latina characters and into the mainstream.
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Rescuers airlift hikers to safety after a deadly blizzard hits the Himalayas

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Heavy snowfall hit Nepal this week, trapping hikers on the popular Annapurna trail. Avalanches killed more than 25 trekkers and climbers, and hundreds more had to be rescued by helicopter. Scientists warn these storms may become more commonplace.
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Japan's timid coverage of Fukushima led this news anchor to revolt — and he's not alone

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Many Japanese believe the media hasn't done its job in holding the government and power companies accountable for the Fukushima disaster. Jun Hori, a former TV anchor, agreed. Now he and others are starting new media companies to break the compliant mold of Japanese reporting.
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A couple returns to their 'heaven' near the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Thursday, October 16, 2014

How do you decide when it's safe to go home after a nuclear accident? Three and a half years after the Fukushima disaster, the government says the clean-up is mostly completed in one nearby town. But only half the residents have returned.
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The Pakistan in 'Homeland' is unrecognizable to this Pakistani author

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The fourth season of "Homeland" take viewers to Pakistan and Afghanistan, or at least some version of those countries. But Pakistanis who watched the recent premiere are angry with the many inaccuracies they've found, saying the show might stoke unwarranted fears about their country.
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Photos of death and torture in Syria echo past horrors at the Holocaust Museum

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tens of thousands of images showing tortured and emaciated bodies were smuggled out of Syria by a former government photographer nicknamed "Caesar." Now some of the photos are being displayed at the US Holocaust Museum as a reminder of the ongoing threat of organized genocide.
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Welcome to the 'non-stop, nerve-wracking, temperature-taking, handshake-prohibiting Ebola ride'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Patrice Juah lives in Monrovia, Liberia where she owns a small boutique. She says she hasn't shaken hands with or hugged friends for several months.
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A new book recalls the Japanese ‘railroad of death’ from World War II

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Man Booker prize for literature in English was awarded to an Aussie author for a novel inspired by his father's experiences as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese, working on the country's World War II era ‘Railroad of Death’ in Thailand and Burma.
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Captain America is a Sikh. You got a problem with that?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Turbaned and proud. That's Vishavjit Singh who responded to the hate directed at him after 9/11 by drawing political cartoons about being Sikh in America. Then he got really bold and dressed up as Captain America and took to the streets of New York City.
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Soccer star Michael Essien doesn't have Ebola — so who started the rumor that he did?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

False rumors briefly spread this week that Ghanaian soccer star Michael Essien had Ebola. But what actually happens if someone spreads a lie like that on the Internet? Not much, as it turns out.
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American warplanes have effectively become Assad's best weapon

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Everyone agrees that ISIS needs to be stopped in Iraq and Syria, but there's almost no agreement among Western countries and their allies on how to get rid of Bashar al-Assad. And as they focus on terrorist groups, they may find themselves actually turning to Assad for help.
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Protesters in Hong Kong denounce police tactics after beating is caught on video

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When Hong Kong police were caught on video kicking a handcuffed protester in their custody, demonstrators and their supporters denounced the tactics as unnecessarily heavy handed. But the incident might prove to be a catalyst for yet another round of pro-democracy protests, now in their third week.
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Soccer goes to war during a match between Serbia and Albania

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A scoreless match turned into a riot in Belgrade on Tuesday — literally. When a banner-toting drone flew over the match between political rivals Albania and Serbia, it touched off a riot between the teams and hardcore Serbian fans.
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