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Eyewitness to Hell: Life in Ebola-Ravaged Liberia

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I graduated college in May. Three months later I boarded a flight to Liberia to cover the Ebola outbreak.

It was only the second assignment of my professional career.

I knew it was dangerous, but going to Liberia answered something far more personal. The people of the Ebola-ravaged country have been living a hell for months. Only recently has the world started to pay attention. I felt it was my responsibility to document it.

This wasn’t a war-torn country, where the dangers are visible. In…

Doctors Returning to NY-Area Airports From West Africa Will Be Quarantined

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This story was updated at 5:15 p.m. ET to reflect the updated screening and quarantine protocols.

As word spread Thursday night that a New York doctor who recently treated Ebola patients in West Africa was now infected with the disease, many began to wonder why he wasn’t quarantined upon his return to a densely populated city of 8 million people.

Those concerns only grew as it was revealed that the doctor,…

What We Now Know About New York’s First Ebola Case

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New York City reported its first case of the deadly Ebola virus on Thursday, when a health care worker who volunteered in Guinea fell ill upon returning home in the U.S.

Dr. Craig Spencer, 32, is now in isolation at Bellevue Hospital.

Spencer had traveled to Guinea with Doctors Without Borders, before returning to New York on Oct. 17. He went about his normal life in the city, even riding the subway, taking an Uber…

The 10 Countries Most Affected by Hunger

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Time is dwindling to meet the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations’ blueprint to tackle an array of large-scale global problems by a target date of 2015. One of those goals, eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, has seen progress, but there’s still work to be done.

According to the International Food Policy Research Institute’s 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), released last week, hunger in developing countries has decreased by 39% since 1990. However, the global state of hunger…

NYPD: Cops Who Threw Away Gloves in Street Didn’t Enter Ebola Patient’s Home

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Two New York Police Department officers working near the residence of Craig Spencer, the doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola, were spotted Thursday dumping protective gloves and masks into a street corner garbage can — prompting some alarm on social media.

Oh wow can it get anymore comical? Let’s not dispose of our gloves & mask in a public street trash can! #Ebola #NYC pic.twitter.com/RPONnSjkWg

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NYPD: Cops Who Threw Away Gloves in Street Didn’t Enter Ebola Patient’s Home

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Two New York Police Department officers working near the residence of Craig Spencer, the doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola, were spotted Thursday dumping protective gloves and masks into a street corner garbage can — prompting some alarm on social media.

Oh wow can it get anymore comical? Let’s not dispose of our gloves & mask in a public street trash can! #Ebola #NYC pic.twitter.com/RPONnSjkWg

— chillbop…

Ottawa Gunman Wanted Jail to Cure His Crack Addiction, Turned to Robbery

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TORONTO — The gunman who killed a Canadian soldier at Ottawa’s National War Memorial, and was later shot dead, attempted to rob a McDonald’s restaurant nearly three years ago in hopes that he would go to jail. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was battling a drug addiction, and thought jail time would help cure it, according to multiple reports.

In December 2011, he held a sharpened stick, and demanded that a McDonald’s employee give him money. The employee refused, so Zehaf-Bibeau waited outside the…

NYC Ebola Patient’s Neighbor: ‘I Don’t See a Need to Panic’

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NEW YORK — Many residents who live in the same neighborhood as New York’s first Ebola patient know their facts and say they aren’t afraid of catching the virus.

“Like they said, it’s only something you can get from direct contact with bodily fluids,” said Ryan Carlos. “So I don’t see a need to panic.”

Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for Ebola on Thursday after he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with a high fever…

Ukraine’s New ‘War Heroes’ Waste No Time Seeking Political Office

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KIEV, Ukraine –-As a journalist, Mustafa Nayyem investigated and exposed the shadowy underworld of Ukrainian oligarchs.

As a civic activist, he is credited with helping ignite the Euromaidan Revolution that ousted the government in February.

Now, Nayyem, a 33-year-old who often dons a T-shirt with the words “Ukraine –- Fuck Corruption,” wants to change the system from within, hoping to trade in his proverbial pen and…

Rap Video Parodies Australian Prime Minister Ahead of G20 Summit

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MELBOURNE — Stimulating growth and creating jobs will be high on the agenda at next month’s G20 summit in Brisbane

But some aren’t entirely convinced Australia has its house in order as it prepares to welcome the world’s leaders on November 15.

In this installment of Juice Rap News, in which Melbourne duo Giordano Nanni and Hugo Farrant present the latest happenings through the…