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3 hrs ago | Jalopnik

San Diego's Airport Won't Allow 'Stinky' Cab Drivers

Cab drivers in San Diego are upset that they're being subject to body odor tests as one of the criteria that they have to pass in order to work from San Diego's Lindbergh Field. They're saying the rule is prejudicial and discriminatory.

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7 hrs ago | Air Force Times

Air Force expects high op tempo for Europe rotations

Capt. Sean McKee meets with Polish paratroopers in April before they conduct low-level jumps during training at Powidz Air Base, Poland. The Air Force has spent the last 20 years reducing its footprint in Europe, but the last six months of Russian military aggression, among other world events, could force the service to rethink that strategy.

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11 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Pretoria Zoo increases security

The Pretoria Zoo on Sunday said it had insured that security measures have been increased in the wake of two crimes committed in its proximity. "We are aware of two cases of crime-related incidents involving visitors outside the Zoo and all measures are in place to avoid any further possible incidents," Zoo spokesman Craig Allenby said in a statement.

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15 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Nakasa 'no longer a native of nowhere'

A "Native of Nowhere" is now back home, resting among his people. Fifty years after his death in New York, anti-apartheid journalist Nat Ndazana Nakasa has found his final resting place, in the area he grew up in, buried alongside renowned Struggle heroes.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Questions of identity arise in Detroit-set 'Into the Go-Slow'

By Bridgett M. Davis The Feminist Press at CUNY, 320 pages, $16.95 ■ Bridgett M. Davis will be at a book event at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at Signal-Return, Detroit. www.signalreturnpress.org Bridgett M. Davis is a Detroit native whose hometown takes center stage in her novels, although she's since made her home in Brooklyn, N.Y. Davis' newest book, 'Into the Go-Slow,' opens in Detroit in 1986.

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Voice of America

Ebola Has Devastating Impact on Children in Liberia

Health workers place the body of a man, whom they suspect of dying of the Ebola virus, inside a plastic body bag as a small crowd watches in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 4, 2014.

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AllAfrica.com

West Africa: Airlines Cut West Africa Flights, Delay Ebola Aid

The Ebola crisis in West Africa has closed borders and international airlines have cut flights to the area, but some say the measures aimed at controlling the outbreak also are holding up humanitarian aid deliveries. Senegal and Ivory Coast have closed airports to planes coming from Ebola-affected countries, and many airlines have cut services to the capitals of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia despite World Health Organization calls to keep air traffic moving.

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Examiner.com

Singles Travel International brings special travel deals to the solo adventurer

Singles Travel International just announced their Fall/Winter travel schedules, and there are some trips on here that have me sighing. Whether you are interested in wine tasting in Tuscany or Halloween in Las Vegas, they have you covered.

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Yes! Magazine

This Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year:...

This Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Monica Byrne on "The Girl in the Road" This Former NASA Intern Just Wrote The Best Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Monica Byrne on "The Girl in the Road" A future where India is the major world superpower, gender is flexible, and energy comes from waves? This writer's version of the near future feels much more real than apocalyptic nightmares we've come to dread. Monica Byrne on a train to Mumbai during a research trip.

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Christian Science Monitor

Humongous dinosaur was 'half duck, half crocodile'

Digital skeletal reconstruction and transparent flesh outline of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. Color codes are used to show the origin of different parts of the digital skeletal model.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Star Online

Sailor's sausages: Out of Africa and into Langkawi via the Pickers

Serendipity is a funny thing, often leading one to places unexpected and wonderful, down paths unknown and previously not considered. For self-proclaimed foodie Sarah Malik and friends, a chance encounter at a breakfast table led to their discovery of Sailor's sausages.

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Reuters

U.S. wins regional support for Syria/Iraq military campaign

RESENDING STORY WITH SPLIT AUDIO TRACKS U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Turkey, drumming up more support for an international alliance that can root out Islamic State. His visit comes on the heels of meetings with Arab leaders in the Saudi capital Jeddah.

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Washington Examiner

Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola

President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama will be in Atlanta on Tuesday.

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Network World

Kenya takes lead in booming African mobile money market

A recent report by the Central Bank of Kenya shows that mobile money transfer service providers moved close to 2 trillion Kenyan shillings via 733 million transactions last year alone. That was up from 579 million transactions worth 1.5 trillion shillings in 2012.

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The Independent

South Africa's red tape tangle: Inside Travel

Simon Calder's career in travel started at Gatwick Airport, where he cleaned aircraft for Laker Airways and later worked as a security officer. He became The Independent's Travel Correspondent in 1994, and is known as "the Man Who Pays His Way" because he does not accept free travel facilities.

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Mail & Guardian

Warm heart of Malawi: Africa's imperfect charm

Malawi's going to need more than the Lake of Stars festival to provide the dramatic tourist boost it's in dire need of, writes Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine. A country of contrasts: River view from a chalet at Mkulumadzi Lodge, situated deep in the Majete Wildlife Reserve, part of the Great Rift Valley.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Forbes.com

10 Emerging Women Entrepreneurs To Watch In Africa

I previously worked as a reporter for Business Daily, Kenya's largest business newspaper. Now I travel across Africa, helping FORBES track the richest people on the continent and telling their stories.

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Berkshire Eagle

Lee-based Africa Connect hosts benefit to extend outreach efforts

In recent months, the latest Ebola virus outbreak has put an international lens on West Africa. But in East Africa, people are battling another public health pandemic -- HIV/AIDS.

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Manawatu Evening Standard

Gold Coast Ebola case a false alarm

An Ebola false alarm at Australia's premier beachside tourist city on Thursday triggered cancelled vacation bookings, early hotel checkouts and children missing school, an official said. A sick miner was admitted to a hospital isolation unit in Gold Coast city in the morning because he had recently returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

A Happy Marriage, A Terrible Secret, A Healthy Baby

She's a mother talking to another mother - and both are HIV-positive. That's the mentoring role played by Phelokazi Tinzi, who works for mothers2mothers in South Africa.

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