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Global youth population at its highest: UN

Global youth population at its highest: UN

UNITED NATIONS — There are more adolescents today than ever before in human history. Whether they lift their nations to prosperity — or tear them to shreds — will depend on how...

Ebola death toll tops 5,000, Mali quarantines 90

Ebola death toll tops 5,000, Mali quarantines 90

BAMAKO/GENEVA — The death of a nurse in Mali from Ebola prompted yesterday (Nov 12) the quarantine of more than 90 people in the West African country’s capital, as the World...

UN Ebola chief optimistic of future drop in cases

UN Ebola chief optimistic of future drop in cases

UNITED NATIONS — The UN’s Ebola chief said an extraordinary global response over the past month has made him hopeful the outbreak could end in 2015, though he cautioned that the...

Thousands break Ebola quarantine to find food

Thousands break Ebola quarantine to find food

DAKAR — A group of aid agencies says that thousands of people in Sierra Leone are being forced to violate Ebola quarantines to find food because deliveries are not reaching them.

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