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Lessons from Ebola: Health care in Africa needs a PEPFAR-like approach
Commentary: With Ebola hysteria fading in the US, we now risk losing sight of a critical larger issue — the need to build strong health care systems in the poorest parts of Africa. World leaders would do well to take their cues from the PEPFAR program.
Tending to the graves of WWI dead, Gazan gardener weathers modern conflict
As a Palestinian gardener cares for the headstones of fallen soldiers in a World War I cemetery, he also works to protect his family from Hamas-Israel violence.
If you build an innovation hub in Siberia, will they come?
Russia wants to boost its lagging economy by developing its tech industry, but attracting the key ingredient — people — may be the most difficult part.
K-pop fuels a hot new mainstream market: makeup for men
With face powder, eyeliner, and lipstick, you too can look like a male pop star.
Get ready for city living, whether you like it or not
Q&A: When you ask a leading architect to predict the future, this is what it looks like.
EU scheme commits $350 million for research on Ebola vaccines, tests
With a total budget of $4.1 billion for the period 2014 to 2024, Europe's IMI scheme is the world's biggest public-private partnership in life sciences.
Tinder not working for you? A German website may have an alternative
Kaufmich.com is promising a free market for prostitution.
Vietnam's dog thieves now resort to homemade tasers to catch their prey
Though grilled canine is sold legally in roadside stalls, dog snatchers are deeply reviled.
Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off'
In the latest message, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said while laughing: 'We have married them off. They are in their marital homes.'
This Irish cottage may really be haunted by violent fairies
How else to explain a series of mysterious deaths that has villagers talking about ghosts and the benefits of demolition?
These charts show you the places where women are killed by the people close to them
Spoiler alert: it's everyone's problem.
US isolates troops while Australia imposes visa ban on Ebola-hit West Africa states
'Western countries are creating mass panic which is unhelpful in containing a contagious disease like Ebola,' Ugandan government spokesman Ofwono Opondo said.
'If you're going to kill someone in South Africa, use a gun, not a Mini Cooper'
Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence, while South Africans question a system that judged one celebrity killer a murderer and another just negligent.
Rabbi's death brings to life his message of renewal
Reb Zalman believed that the power of faith lies in its ability to be made new again.
Governments must not deter Ebola health workers — quarantine must be rational, UN says
An American nurse who was quarantined after returning from Sierra Leone criticized her isolation on Sunday and said she posed no health threat.
An author questioned God in Afghanistan's press. Here's what happened next
A newspaper closed, an editor arrested, protests popping up in the capital, all over an article that almost no one has seen. What gives?
Half of Ebola victims have died. But half also survived. Their portraits are incredibly moving
Getty photographer John Moore has been capturing some of the most devastating, heart-wrenching, and sometimes hopeful images of the Ebola crisis.
23 ridiculous products you need to survive America's Ebola apocalypse
Amazon, eBay, and Etsy will share the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. Count on it.
India's unemployed youth are going into politics (VIDEO)
More than half of India’s billion-strong population is young and many of them are frustrated. The result is an influx of youth into politics.
This map shows which is the deadliest infectious disease where you live
'Tuberculosis' and 'AIDS' aren't trending on Twitter, but they probably should be.
Red Cross head Elhadj As Sy calls Ebola travel bans 'irrational'
Health experts warn that excessive constraints on air travel could have severe economic consequences that could destabilize the region and possibly disrupt essential health and humanitarian services.
Ebola hits home in Britain even with no victims
Struggling to find the right note of caution at home, the UK is sending aid and volunteers abroad to help with the crisis.
In a second, a bomb destroys one man's dream of reopening his Baghdad hotel
Bombings across Iraq take lives and put others on hold.
And the Oscar goes to jail
The judge took pains to emphasize in her sentencing of the sprinter that South African justice is blind.
These stomach-turning photos will soon be stamped on every pack of cigarettes in India
Smoking in India is about to get a lot more difficult. Like nauseatingly difficult.
Synod leaves questions about Vatican stance on homosexuality
Church leaders moved away from an early draft of the synod's record, but some LGBT rights advocates and clergy say evolution is underway.
Spanish nurse cleared of Ebola
Teresa Romero, who was hospitalized on Oct. 6 at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, has tested negative for the deadly virus.
Hong Kong gov't to open talks with democracy protesters next week
Friday saw a third night of violent clashes between police and protesters, with officers using batons and pepper spray on crowds in the Mongkok shopping district.
Mozambique's got some of the best bad taxidermy you'll ever see
The Natural History Museum of Maputo might have one of the creepiest collections in the world.
Australia is curtailing civil liberties in response to the Islamic State
IS has spooked Australia's government to push through a series of reforms reminiscent of post-9/11 America.
More kids around the world today are living past their fifth birthday
Looks like the UN is good for something.