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Thalif Deen, IPS News
UNITED NATIONS - The widespread outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has resulted in over 4,500 deaths so far, is also threatening to trigger a food crisis in the three countries already plagued by poverty and hunger. Dr. Shenggen Fen, director-general of the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), told IPS the...
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...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
2014 is set to be the warmest calendar year in recorded human history, the...

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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.