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Scientists trial rapid Ebola test in Guinea

aljazeera.com — Scientists have announced trials of a rapid Ebola test in Guinea designed to diagnose victims faster, as health professionals try to curb the spread of the virus that has killed more than 1,200 people there.
Nov 29, 2014

RT @AJENews: France's President Hollande today became the first Western leader to visit an Ebola-hit nation trib.al/af0dsXT pic.twitter.com/qbL11BvAXd

Nov 28, 2014

RT @AJENews: France's President Hollande today became the first Western leader to visit an Ebola-hit nation trib.al/af0dsXT pic.twitter.com/qbL11BvAXd

Nov 28, 2014

RT @AJENews: France's President Hollande today became the first Western leader to visit an Ebola-hit nation trib.al/af0dsXT pic.twitter.com/qbL11BvAXd

Nov 28, 2014

RT @AJENews: France's President Hollande today became the first Western leader to visit an Ebola-hit nation trib.al/af0dsXT pic.twitter.com/qbL11BvAXd

Nov 28, 2014

RT @AJENews: France's President Hollande today became the first Western leader to visit an Ebola-hit nation trib.al/af0dsXT pic.twitter.com/qbL11BvAXd

A disappointing SAARC summit

By SD Muni
aljazeera.com — The 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has concluded in Kathmandu, Nepal, with an outcome far below expectations. On top of the agenda were three connectivity agreements on road, rail and energy, to be endorsed by the eight SAARC leaders.

Example #7: Smarter Headlines

canvas.aljazeera.com — With far more news stories to consume than there is time, the simple headline (the title of an article) still reigns supreme. A good headline gives a clue about the content it's attached to, cuts through the noise around it, and encourages a media consumer to click through and spend their time consuming that particular piece of content instead of the hundreds of other possibilities available.
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Fighting in Iraq's Diyala takes huge toll

aljazeera.com — After five days of intense fighting in Diyala province, Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces have managed to push back the ISIL advance. Many have been killed, and thousands left homeless. Ahmed Nasir is one such resident, who lived under ISIL and then survived the battle for Diyala.
Nov 29, 2014

#Iraq Our latest. Ordinary people stuck in extraordinary situations.... fb.me/7cwImpLkU

Walmart employees go on strike, demand 'respect' on Black Friday

stream.aljazeera.com — US retail corporation accused of providing low wages as workers stage country-wide protests.

Black Friday demonstrations hit Walmart

aljazeera.com — US workers seeking higher pay have staged demonstrations across the country targeting the global retail giant Walmart, on the same day Americans traditionally start their holiday shopping. For the third straight year, hundreds of workers demonstrated on Friday outside thousands of locations of Walmart, accusing the US largest private employer of paying wages below living standards.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @AJENews: #BlackFriday demonstrations hit US retail giant Walmart as hundreds of workers demand better pay: trib.al/qbRVXnz

Nov 28, 2014

RT @AJENews: #BlackFriday demonstrations hit US retail giant Walmart as hundreds of workers demand better pay: trib.al/qbRVXnz

Street protesters in Togo demand term limits

aljazeera.com — Several thousand people have protested in the Togolese capital to call for constitutional change that would bar President Faure Gnassingbe from seeking a third term of office in next year's vote. The Gnassingbe family has run the small West African nation since the current president's father took power in 1967.

Diversify food now!

america.aljazeera.com — The cornucopia, overflowing with fruits and vegetables, has long been a symbol of Thanksgiving, a day when tables across the country will be covered with a bounty of food - whether the traditional fare of turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberries and stuffing or newer menu items such as pomegranate-cranberry sauce, quinoa stuffing and spiced pumpkin and amaranth bread.

Scores killed in Nigeria mosque blasts

m.aljazeera.com — At least two cars blow up outside central mosque in city of Kano as residents gathered for Friday prayers. At least two car bombs have exploded outside the central mosque of north Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, just as residents were packing into the area for Friday prayers, witnesses said.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @SolheimDAC: Horrible attack on mosque in northern #Nigeria. Time to understand that most victims of Muslim terrorism are Muslims! m.aljazeera.com/story/20141128…

In Pictures: Nepal's slaughter festival

aljazeera.com — Amid worldwide protests, online campaigns and petitions by animal rights groups, the town of Bariyarpur in southeastern Nepal witnessed one of the goriest festivals in the world - the Gadhimai festival. Celebrated every five years, this festival is considered to be one of the largest animal sacrifices in the world.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @ghoshworld: Why all this fuss over the animal slaughter in Nepal? It's OK to kill them in slaughterhouses, but not outdoors? trib.al/rMUjYGy

Nov 28, 2014

Why all this fuss over the animal slaughter in Nepal? It's OK to kill them in slaughterhouses, but not outdoors? trib.al/rMUjYGy

Bomb explodes outside Nigeria mosque

aljazeera.com — A bomb has exploded outside the central mosque of north Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, just as residents were packing into the area for Friday prayers, witnesses said. Witnesses said there were many casualties. More soon...
Nov 28, 2014

RT @AJENews: Just in: At least 64 people dead and over 100 injured after two cars exploded outside central mosque in #Nigeria trib.al/bjAberm

Nov 28, 2014

RT @AJENews: Just in: At least 64 people dead and over 100 injured after two cars exploded outside central mosque in #Nigeria trib.al/bjAberm

Nov 28, 2014

RT @AJENews: Developing | Two blasts hit outside mosque in northern Nigeria. trib.al/UgMNQao More soon...

On Erdogan and Muslim mothers

m.aljazeera.com — On Erdogan and Muslim mothers Are Erdogan's remarks on women's nature and role as mothers reflected in Islamic scriptures? On November 24, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the world headlines when he declared that " women are not equal to men" at the Women and Justice Summit in Istanbul.

Facing the tests of global family planning

aljazeera.com — The recent deaths of 14 women who had sterilisation surgery in India has cast a spotlight on the world's oldest family planning programme. While global efforts are bringing contraception to millions more women and girls, there are bigger obstacles that need to be overcome.

Europe: Is the Union over?

aljazeera.com — "There has been no unelected prime minister in Europe. We are not banana republics. We are democracies," argues Viviane Reding, the former vice president of the European Commission and fierce defender of the European Union. But are European institutions truly democratic? And are the EU's austerity policies to blame for the rise of the far-right?

Mexicans mock president's proposed national 911 system

stream.aljazeera.com — Pena Nieto vows to overhaul corrupt police amid outrage over missing students.

Stop hanging pregnant workers out to dry

america.aljazeera.com — Rep. Tammy Duckworth stands out in the U.S. Congress for three reasons: She has a disability, a uterus and a record of active military service in a recent war. She's also the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress from Illinois.

Deadly bombings hit Afghan provinces

aljazeera.com — A car-bomb attack on police in Afghanistan's Helmand province has killed three policemen and wounded three others, local officials say. Friday's raid on a police checkpoint in Nawzad district was just one of three attacks in three different provinces. At least 20 people were injured after a bomb exploded in a mosque in the northeastern Nangarhar province, officials said.
Nov 28, 2014

Deadly bombings hit Afghan provinces: Three policemen dead and dozens of others injured in Helmand, Nangarhar ... aje.me/1ryeQ1P

OPEC in the age of climate change

aljazeera.com — Thursday's OPEC meeting in Vienna was widely billed as the most important in years. OPEC ministers decided to resist calls to cut their oil production in response to the fall in oil prices since June. After three years of holding steady around $110 a barrel, oil had dropped below $80.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @carrzee: Venezuela's Ramirez told Al Jazeera that expanded US oil output was "a disaster for #climate change" aje.me/1y8ay2Q via @AJEnglish