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Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 07:19
William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.

An Urban Village Pops Up To Comfort Hong Kong Protesters

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 07:06

What began as a pro-democracy roadblock has grown into a combination street fair/art gallery, with an outdoor study hall, movie screenings, speeches — even a free library.

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Sinden honoured at theatre awards

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 07:04
Actor Sir Donald Sinden is honoured posthumously at the UK Theatre Awards with an accolade named after fellow actor knight Sir John Gielgud.

Paisley 'cast influential shadow'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 06:57
Former first minister Ian Paisley "cast an influential shadow over three generations", guests at a memorial service in Belfast are told.

Health Care Worker On Cruise Ship Tests Negative For Ebola

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 06:55

The news comes after the woman voluntarily quarantined herself aboard the ship and after Mexico declined to let the ship dock. The woman was allowed off the ship with the rest of the passengers.

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VIDEO: Cliff diving champions crowned

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 05:51
There were spectacular scenes in Yuctan, Mexico, this Saturday for the final event of the 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.

All nations 'have a stake' in Ebola

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 05:06
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says all nations have a stake in the fight against Ebola, which "respects no borders".

Texas Hospital: 'We Are Deeply Sorry' For Missing Ebola Diagnosis

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:57

In a letter published on Sunday, Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said it had made mistakes in the diagnosis of index patient Thomas Eric Duncan.

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Will Ebola Impact Midterm Elections?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:43

Weekend Edition Sunday's new segment, "For the Record," kicks off with politics and Ebola. NPR's Rachel Martin asks NPR's Mara Liasson and Dallas columnist J. Floyd about the politics of the disease.

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California Farmers: We Are Getting 'Much Less Water'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:43

Farmers say they aren't using up groundwater supplies, nor are they solely to blame for the water crisis. Almond grower Dan Errotabere talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the situation on his farm.

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DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:43

The Department of Defense says climate change is an "immediate risk" to the nation. Adm. David Titley talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how the military must respond.

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U.N. Ebola Chief: We Are Working 'At Full Speed'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:43

After criticism of a poor response to the Ebola crisis, the United Nations is establishing a management hub in Ghana. The head of UNMEER says the agency is in a race against the disease.

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ISIS Threat Is 'Extremely Worrying' Says Counter-Insurgency Expert

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:43

A decade after the U.S. took control of Fallujah, America is at war again. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with former Lt. Col. John Nagl, whose counter-insurgency manual helped shape U.S. strategy in Iraq.

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After A Flurry Of Literary Awards, A Book On The 'Wonder' Of Words

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:03

It's literary awards season. The Nobel, the National Book Awards shortlists, and the Man Booker Prize were all recently announced. Author Jason Sheehan recommends some reading on all this reading.

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Liberians Wonder If Duncan's Death Was A Result Of Racism

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:03

Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, died of Ebola in an American hospital. But white American patients have survived. Some Liberians believe racism is the reason for Duncan's demise.

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VIDEO: The quest for an Ebola vaccine

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:01
Authorities in West Africa are struggling to deal with the Ebola outbreak which has already claimed thousands of lives in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

'Share money from economic growth'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 02:54
Public services need their "fair share" of money from economic growth if they are to continue to be affordable in the future, the health minister says.

VIDEO: 'I'd be lost without poetry'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 02:41
Writer and broadcaster Clive James talks about his new volume of essays and how poetry helps him deal with his terminal cancer.

Cutty Sark deck damaged in blaze

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 02:30
Famous 19th Century ship Cutty Sark is damaged in a fire in London.

The Kissimmee: A River Recurved

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 01:33

In Florida, a key river is undergoing the largest environmental restoration effort in the world. But when complete, a looming water shortage means the river's waters still face an uncertain future.

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