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Ebola Plush Toy Becomes Sell-Out 'Hot Commodity' for Educational Toy Company

A company specializing in selling plush toy models of microorganisms tells Breitbart News interest in their Ebola products-- both stuffed animal Ebola viruses and the putty "petri dish" variety toy-- have been selling out, with high interest coming from both individual customers and public schools. Oct 8, 2014 8:40 AM PT

Turkish PM: Turkey Will Send Ground Troops to Syria Only if US Targets Assad

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told CNN's Christiane Amanpour this week that Turkey was open to putting boots on the ground in Syria, but only if "we can be sure that our border can be protected," to which he later added, "We don't want the regime anymore against our border." Oct 7, 2014 10:24 AM PT

Unprecedented: Kurdish Female Suicide Bomber Attacks ISIS to Defend Key Syrian Town

In what is being reported as the first recorded instance of suicide bomber tactics being used against the terrorist Islamic State group, a female commander in the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) blew herself up to attack an Islamic State fort close to Kobane, a highly-disputed Syrian Kurdish border town. Oct 6, 2014 9:53 AM PT

Malaysia Vows FBI Cooperation to Fight ISIS Recruitment in Nation

On a visit to Washington, D.C. to discuss, among other things, the global war on terrorism, Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced that authorities in his home nation would work with America's FBI to secure their country from Islamic State recruitment. Oct 5, 2014 6:58 AM PT

Experts: Malaria Could Threaten US Military Ebola Mission in West Africa

Officials and medical personnel have expressed concern that American troops being deployed in Liberia to fight the spread of the Ebola virus may be at risk for contracting malaria, an often just-as-deadly disease more easily spread in an insecure sanitary atmosphere. Oct 4, 2014 10:38 AM PT

Ebola: More than 8,000 Households Quarantined in Sierra Leone Since May

Sierra Leone remains one of the west African nations hardest hit by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the region. To emphasize the scale of the operation the Leonean government has undertaken to attempt to stop the virus in its tracks, officials announced this week that 8,478 households have been specifically quarantined since May. Oct 4, 2014 10:05 AM PT

Top Ebola Virologist: Liberia's Airport Checks 'Useless' and a 'Disaster'

Virologist Heinz Feldmann, who has studied Ebola for 20 years and is currently working on one of several experimental vaccines for the virus, warned in a September interview that the airport was the place in Monrovia where he felt the most unsafe, and that screening for Ebola at the airport was a "disaster." Oct 3, 2014 12:40 PM PT

17-Year-Old Protest Veteran Joshua Wong Is Face of Hong Kong Protests

The protests against the Communist Party of China currently engulfing China have been described as largely a student-led movement, and within that movement, one teen has distinguished himself as a veteran activist, with wins against the Chinese government under his belt. Oct 3, 2014 10:24 AM PT

US Ebola Patient Decided to 'Just Go' to US After Firing from Liberian Job

As the international media and law enforcement authorities begin to investigate how a man who had contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia came to arrive in Texas, new details are surfacing about Thomas Eric Duncan and his voyage to the United States. Before coming to America to visit family, Duncan worked as the driver for a manager of a FedEx contract company from which he was dismissed, after which he decided to "just go" to Texas. Oct 2, 2014 12:04 PM PT

Liberia to Prosecute US Ebola Patient for Lying About Contact with Ebola Patients

The government of Liberia has announced that they plan on prosecuting Thomas Eric Duncan, the first man to ever be diagnosed with the Ebola virus on U.S. soil. Duncan, they claim, may have lied about having contact with people who had contracted the Ebola virus during an airport screening before leaving Monrovia. Oct 2, 2014 11:22 AM PT

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