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  1. The Best and Worst Places in the World to Run a Business, Ranked by the World BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Wall Street Journal

    ... "minimum follow-up with government agencies and no extra payments." In New Zealand , it takes half a day. In Guinea-Bissau or Suriname , if a client fails to honor a contract, it takes an average of 1,715 days-nearly five years- for a court to ...

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  2. Horse racing position cuts drag up to 66 per centRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Science Daily

    Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have revealed precisely how much different slipstreaming tactics reduce drag on a horse during a race. Wind tunnel simulations showed jockeys who take advantage of slipstreaming, or drafting, by running their horse behind or alongside others can reduce aerodynamic drag force by up to 66 per cent -- saving their horse critical energy.

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  3. Bat influenza viruses unlikely to pose a threat to human healthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Science Daily

    Bats seen at Halloween this year may not be quite as scary as they appear -- at least when it comes to the spread of specific viruses. A research project conducted in part by a team of researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University suggests that influenza viruses carried by bats pose a low risk to humans.

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  4. Ion adsorption matter in biologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Science Daily

    Biological membranes are mainly composed of lipid bilayers. Gaining a better understanding of adsorption of solution ions onto lipid membranes helps clarify functional processes in biological cells.

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  5. Bacteria are hard-wired for survival, E. coli study suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | Science Daily

    Some bacteria are able to thrive even when under continued attack, scientists have found, in a development that may help explain how our immune systems can't always prevent infections. The team studied how E. coli responded when its DNA strands were deliberately broken as it tried to carry out its everyday function of dividing and reproducing.

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  6. Oxfam Launches Ebola Appeal to Stop Disease's Deadly AdvanceRead the original story

    Yesterday | 24-7 Press Release

    Oxfam Australia has launched an appeal to raise funds to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus inWest Africa, warning the outbreak will not be contained unless more is done to prevent new infections. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, October 31, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Oxfam Australia has launched an appeal to raise funds to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa , warning the outbreak will not be contained unless more is done to prevent new infections.

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  7. China's aid to fight Ebola arrives in GhanaRead the original story

    Yesterday | Newkerala.com

    Chinese medical supplies and equipment to aid Ghana's fight against the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Viral Disease arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra late Wednesday night. The materials include protective clothing, protective goggles, sprayers, gauze mask, body thermometer and temperature monitors, Xinhua reported.

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  8. Football - 'Footballer' jailed for 10 years for having cocaine stashed in shortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Yahoo!

    A man purporting to be a professional footballer has been jailed for 10 years after 1.8 kilograms of cocaine was discovered stashed inside his shorts at Dubai International Airport. The defendant, from Guinea-Bissau, was detained in May for having 16 thin pouches of cocaine stitched inside his shorts as he attempted to travel from Brazil to Ivory Coast via Dubai.

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  9. CDC to Award More Money to Fight EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Government Executive

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will award multiple grants totaling about $10 million beginning in December to help fight Ebola in West Africa. The money, appropriated by Congress in the fiscal 2015 continuing resolution passed in September, will go to "select Ministries of Health and their bona fide agents," according to the notice, which the agency will publish on Friday in the Federal Register .

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  10. Indonesian brothel closures hit HIV preventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | IRIN

    A young boy in Burkina Faso takes his father's herd of sheep and goats out in search of food and water DAKAR, 29 October 2014 - Food security and malnutrition rates across the Sahel are deteriorating, due in large part to ongoing conflict and instability in the Central African Republic , northern Mali, and northeast Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs . Nearly five million more people have joined the ranks of the food insecure since the beginning of the year, bringing the estimated total to 24.7 million - more than double the number in 2013, says OCHA.

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  11. The Best and Worst Places in the World to Run a Business, Ranked by the World BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Wall Street Journal

    ... "minimum follow-up with government agencies and no extra payments." In New Zealand , it takes half a day. In Guinea-Bissau or Suriname , if a client fails to honor a contract, it takes an average of 1,715 days-nearly five years- for a court to ...

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  12. LIBERIA: Status ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | CFR.org

    Gyude Bryant was sworn in October 14 as chairman of the new transitional government. Bryant replaced interim president Moses Blah, the country's former vice president.

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  13. West Africa: Nearly 25 Million Food Insecure in SahelRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | AllAfrica.com

    Food security and malnutrition rates across the Sahel are deteriorating, due in large part to ongoing conflict and instability in the Central African Republic , northern Mali, and northeast Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs . Nearly five million more people have joined the ranks of the food insecure since the beginning of the year, bringing the estimated total to 24.7 million - more than double the number in 2013, says OCHA.

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  14. Signs of Ebola Decline in Liberia Offer 'Glimmer of Hope' - UNRead the original story

    Wednesday | Our World 2.0

    The spread of Ebola in Liberia may be slowing, as demonstrated in the decline in burials and sickbed occupancy rates, as well as a plateau in lab-reported new cases in the West African country hardest hit by the virus, the United Nations World Health Organization reported today, while cautioning against drawing premature conclusions. "It appears the trend is real in Liberia," Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General in charge of operational response, told a press conference from the agency's Geneva headquarters.

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  15. Houston Mayor Withdraws Sermon Subpoenas Following OutcryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | Switched

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Wednesday that she has asked the city to withdraw the subpoenas. Photo courtesy of Zblume [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The mayor of Houston on Wednesday withdrew the subpoenas of sermons from five pastors who opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against LGBT people.

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  16. List Of Countries Banning Travelers From Ebola CountriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | Sweetness & Light

    ... Sierra Leone. Seychelles on 8 October suspended entry to travellers who have visited Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Nigeria or Congo (DRC) 28 days prior to their journey, with the exception of Seychellois citizens. South Sudan has ...

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  17. INSIGHT-War-scarred Ivory Coast aims to conquer the world of cashewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | AlertNet

    ... supply of raw nuts, according to the African Cashew Alliance. Many, including growers in top African producers Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria and Mozambique, are watching closely Ivory Coast's efforts to become a major player in a global market valued at up ...

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  18. Nearly 25 million need food aid in SahelRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 | IRIN

    A young boy in Burkina Faso takes his father's herd of sheep and goats out in search of food and water DAKAR, 29 October 2014 - Food security and malnutrition rates across the Sahel are deteriorating, due in large part to ongoing conflict and instability in the Central African Republic , northern Mali, and northeast Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs . Nearly five million more people have joined the ranks of the food insecure since the beginning of the year, bringing the estimated total in need of food aid to 24.7 million - more than double the number in 2013, says OCHA.

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  19. Australia 'Instigates' Ban On Travel From Ebola CountriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Sweetness & Light

    ... and scare away potential help," he saida Someone should tell Mr. Annan and the WHO that the Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal all closed their borders to the Ebola countries, and Nigeria banned flights from Ebola countries. Which just happened ...

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  20. Ebola nations' neighbors enact preventions amid worryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | USA Today

    Ebola nations' neighbors enact preventions amid worry "The state of mind of the people of Guinea-Bissau is fear across the entire country," -- Red Cross Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1u39LiA Senegalese border police check the papers after an aircraft carrying World Food Programme United Nations humanitarian personnel arrived from Conakry, Guinea, at an air base near Dakar on Sept. 27. DAKAR, Senegal - Everywhere in this capital city, signs are on display exhorting people to wash their hands with soap. 1 comment