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saharareporters:

Liberian West Point Slum Residents Riot In Latest Ebola Controversy

Residents living in the West Point district in Monrovia, Liberia, have set-off a revolt, that was put down by military officials, following a controversial government policy that seals-off where they live. It is a desperate Liberian government effort to stem the spread of the Ebola virus. The riots began when a commissioner was allowed to leave the district with her family, while the rest of them were not.

Young men, mostly teenagers numbering in the hundreds, took matters into their own hands and revolted against the government tactic by throwing rocks, and other debris at police and military personnel, who tried to keep them quarantined.

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BREAKING: Truce talks collapse as rocket fire, Gaza strikes resume

(Source: humanrightswatch)

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Oil and Erbil

newyorker:

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Why is the U.S. dropping bombs to defend the Kurdish city, two and a half years after American troops left Iraq? Steve Coll explains: http://nyr.kr/1ykSe1W

“Obama’s defense of Erbil is effectively the defense of an undeclared Kurdish oil state whose sources of geopolitical appeal—as a long-term, non-Russian supplier of oil and gas to Europe, for example—are best not spoken of in polite or naïve company.”

Photograph by Sebastian Meyer/Corbis.

(Source: newyorker.com)

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nprfreshair:

MONDAY - Eric Schlosser joins us to talk about his new book Command and Control, about the secret management and mismanagement of the United States’ nuclear arsenal.

Schlosser is also the author of Fast Food Nation.

This Last Week Tonight piece serves as a funny and informative primer for today’s interview (and features our guest). 

PS. Here’s our recent interview with John Oliver.

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BREAKING NEWS: Airstrikes undertaken as US re-engages in Iraq

yahoonews:

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The rise of the Islamic State

The rapid advance across Iraq by militant fighters from the Islamic State, widely known as Isis, has thrown the country into chaos and is threatening to redefine the Middle East.

The brutal, extremist group, which claims to have fighters from across the world, announced the creation of a “caliphate” - an Islamic state - across its claimed territory in Iraq and Syria a month ago. How did the Islamic State (IS) become such a powerful force?

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breakingnews:

Christians in Iraq flee militants as onslaught continues
BBC News:Islamic militants in Iraq have captured Iraq’s largest Christian town causing thousands to flee the group which has declared itself an Islamic State
Photo: File photo of Islamic State militants (AFP)

breakingnews:

Christians in Iraq flee militants as onslaught continues

BBC News:Islamic militants in Iraq have captured Iraq’s largest Christian town causing thousands to flee the group which has declared itself an Islamic State

Photo: File photo of Islamic State militants (AFP)

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guardian:

Hundreds of soldiers have been deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia in an attempt to quarantine the remote villages at the centre of the Ebola outbreak.
As the epidemic entered its seventh month, 700 troops in Sierra Leone began setting up roadblocks to ensure that only health personnel could move in and out of the hardest-hit communities.
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Photo: Abbas Dulleh/AP

guardian:

Hundreds of soldiers have been deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia in an attempt to quarantine the remote villages at the centre of the Ebola outbreak.

As the epidemic entered its seventh month, 700 troops in Sierra Leone began setting up roadblocks to ensure that only health personnel could move in and out of the hardest-hit communities.

Full story here

Photo: Abbas Dulleh/AP

(Source: theguardian.com)

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