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Sierra Leone probes alleged misuse of Ebola funds

The anticorruption commission is investigating why a third of taxpayers' money allocated to fighting Ebola was not accounted for.

Response lags behind rapid shifts in Ebola, says MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières has criticised the international community's response to Ebola in West Africa, saying it risks becoming a 'double failure'.

Fresh outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone a major setback

Fears are rising that a new, uncontrolled infection chain could send the death toll soaring.

‘Almost zero’ response to Ebola from Western leaders

Médecins Sans Frontières chief claims the response to the catastrophe is "almost zero", with nations most concerned with self-protection.

Curriculum misses the mark

That's the message to the basic education department from experts in early childhood development.

JFK: A conspiracy of echoes

Theories about the death of John F Kennedy are in overdrive as the 50th ?anniversary of his death approaches — even John Kerry is weighing in.

Giving the snoops the runaround

A small internet service provider that fiercely safeguards users' data is a model of transparency.

Schooling alone won’t fix illiteracy

A recent report ignores preschool and home environments that are crucial to language skills.

Facebook bows to outcry over sexist content

Facebook has agreed to update policies in response to protests by more than 100 advocacy groups over content promoting violence against women.

Leavening Las Vegas

Tony Hsieh, a millionaire rock-star software developer, is turning his attention to urban regeneration in the seedy downtown of Sin City.

Blogging the brutal truth about Mexico’s drug wars

Blog del Narco – – has become a must-read for authorities, drug gangs.

Google warns on China’s attempts to control the internet

Executive chairperson of Google Eric Schmidt has described China as "the most egregious" example of a nation attempting to control the internet.

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