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October 23, 2014

Ebola is in Mali, too.

  A two-year-old Malian girl who traveled to Guinea has tested positive for the virus, making Mali now the sixth West African country to record a recent case. Senegal and Nigeria have since been declared Ebola-free.
October 24, 2014

Shinzo Abe suffers his third scandal in a week.

  An aide to Japan’s trade minister spent public money at a sadomasochistic sex club and later claimed for it on official expenses. The minister, Yoichi Miyazawa, has only been on the job for three days; his predecessor was forced to resign for misuse of public funds.  
3 hours ago

Hong Kong protestors announce a vote.

  The Hong Kong Federation of Students will poll members of the public to see if they should accept proposals from the government to establish a platform to discuss future constitutional changes. The HKFS initially rejected the offer after televised talks on Tuesday.
3 hours ago

Sweden calls off its search for a suspected Russian submarine.

  The country’s defense ministry put a brave face on the failed “Hunt for Reds in October,” saying, “people were proud to see our military can conduct a large operation like this.”  
October 23, 2014
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October 24, 2014

Time to rewrite dinosaur textbooks again.

  To make room for this really ugly one.  
3 hours ago

Cute robots could be the most dangerous.

  Their big eyes encourage people to drop their guard, and their passwords.  

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