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Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Tens of thousands marched in Mexico City and Iguala, Mexico on Wednesday to protest the disappearance of 43 student-teachers who went missing on September 26. Reflecting growing outrage over the failure of Mexican authorities to resolve the case, a group of masked protesters separated from the peaceful demonstration of several thousand in Iguala,...
Thalif Deen, IPS News
UNITED NATIONS - The widespread outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Hong Kong chief executive C.Y. Leung. (Photo: europeanbusinesssumit/flickr/cc)
As talks between Hong Kong protesters and the Chinese government began on...

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Because many Americans don't seem to know that Africa is a very large continent but do know it's black and scary, the rabid fearmongering on Ebola has spawned a host of lunatic incidents across the country wherein schools have kept kids home and otherwise freaked out about possible connections to uninfected places thousands of miles from the hot zone. And because nothing's too scary that someone won't try to make a buck off it, the crisis has also spawned Ebola-themed survival kits.