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How Food Can Make Us Sick (Video)

info-pictogram1 How often does food make us sick? Our complicated food production system, and the underreporting of food poisoning, makes it hard to tell. But by monitoring the risks in our food chain, we all might dine with a little more confidence.

Airlines assess risks above war zones (Video)


info-pictogram1 The tragedy of Malaysia Airlines MH17, which was shot down over a rebel-held part of Ukraine, has focused world attention on war zones and the skies above them. Airline-industry managers are due to meet in Montreal to discuss the risks of flying over war zones. Al Jazeera’s Daniel Lak reports from the Canadian city.

Ebola forces Liberia to shut border crossings

President orders most crossings closed and restricts public gatherings as worst outbreak in history continues to spread.


Ebola can kill up to 90 percent of those who catch it [EPA]


The Liberian government has closed most of the West African nation’s border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across the region.

The new measures announced by the government on Sunday came as Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone struggle to contain the worst outbreak yet of the virus.

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