Ebola outbreak: US nurse criticises quarantine treatment
26 October 2014 Last updated at 00:31
A nurse quarantined on her return to the US from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has criticised the way she was dealt with at Newark airport.
Kaci Hickox said the experience was frightening and could deter other health workers from travelling to West Africa to help tackle the Ebola virus.
Illinois has become the third state after New York and New Jersey to impose stricter quarantine rules.
Meanwhile the US ambassador to the United Nations is to visit West Africa.
Samantha Power will travel to Guinea on Sunday, continuing later to Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three worst-hit countries.
The mystery of the 1,000 greyhounds who retire and then vanish
A new report says that self-regulation is not working
ROSAMUND UNWIN Sunday 26 October 2014
Every year, one in eight greyhounds “disappears” at the end of its racing career, with some dogs being sold for research and dissection, a leading animal welfare charity claims.
The League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) estimates that around 1,000 of the approximately 8,000 greyhounds retiring from racing annually are not rehomed and are unaccounted for.
Although the industry’s governing body, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB), requires owners to register retirements and provide information on the fate of each dog, they are not obliged to provide any supporting evidence that a new home has been found. Some unwanted dogs are known to be returned to Ireland, where the majority were originally bred.
The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails
Six years after the Lehman disaster, the industrialized world is suffering from Japan Syndrome. Growth is minimal, another crash may be brewing and the gulf between rich and poor continues to widen. Can the global economy reinvent itself?
By Michael Sauga
A new buzzword is circulating in the world’s convention centers and auditoriums. It can be heard at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund. Bankers sprinkle it into the presentations; politicians use it leave an impression on discussion panels.
The buzzword is “inclusion” and it refers to a trait that Western industrialized nations seem to be on the verge of losing: the ability to allow as many layers of society as possible to benefit from economic advancement and participate in political life.
ISIL waterboarding hostages, says John Cantlie
October 26, 2014 – 12:51PM
London: A British hostage of Islamic State, John Cantlie, has told how prisoners have been waterboarded for trying to escape in the latest video released by the terror group.
The 43-year-old British photojournalist, who has been held captive for over two years, appeared in the fifth episode of propaganda films entitled “Lend Me Your Ears”.
Its release comes just days after his father Paul Cantlie, 80, died from complications following pneumonia in Britain.
As in previous instalments, John Cantlie can be seen delivering his message from behind a desk, wearing an orange jumpsuit and criticising the British and US governments.
Uruguay votes for new president; marijuana reform hangs in balance
By Malena Castaldi
Uruguayans vote on Sunday in a presidential election with the ruling leftist party trying to fend off a young center-right challenger who promises to undo a pioneering marijuana law.
Outgoing President Jose Mujica, a 79-year-old former guerrilla, is seeking to hand power back to his predecessor Tabare Vazquez.
Between them, Mujica and the 74-year-old Vazquez have delivered a decade of strong economic growth while Mujica legalized abortion, gay marriage and the production, distribution and sale of marijuana.
Open-air art display in D.C. meant to show plight of Syria’s refugees
BY HANNAH ALLAM McClatchy Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON – The bombs look like root-beer barrels, falling from the sky toward unsuspecting stick figures. A tent labeled “UN” is ablaze, with orange scribbles for flames. There are remembered houses and tiny handprints, as well as a heart, cleaved in two, dripping cartoon blood.
These colorful, crudely drawn renderings are the handiwork of Syrian refugee children who now live in the city-sized Zaatari camp in Jordan. A 1,700-foot mural of their work went on display Thursday on the National Mall in Washington; thousands of runners will pass the installation this weekend at Mile 19 on the route for the Marine Corps Marathon.