| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:49 PM
The Ebola virus would be terrifying no matter where it struck: It’s a disease with no cure that causes headaches and fever, severe diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding and has been known to kill up to 90% of its victims.
But in a corner of West Africa,...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:14 AM
ACRA (Reuters) - Autoridades del oeste de África y organizaciones sanitarias internacionales adoptaron una nueva estrategia para combatir la mortífera epidemia mundial de ébola, que ha dejado cientos de fallecidos en Guinea, Sierra Leona y Liberia.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Australia's controversial asylum policies have come under renewed fire after reports this week that about a dozen mothers at a Christmas Island detention camp attempted suicide in desperate bids to get their children refugee status and shelter on the...
| Jun 8, 2014
The following animals are available for adoption at the Humane Society of Carroll County, 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster. Some of these animals may have been adopted before press time.
Bully Breed, spayed female, brindle and white, 5 years....
| May 23, 2014
| 11:16 AM
WASHINGTON — Coups always seem to come in clusters. And this week, we seem to be having a flurry of coup-related news from around the world. The ongoing chaos in Libya is starting to look more like a slow-motion coup, with the country's interior...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:37 AM
GLOUCESTER – An unattended pan of oil on a hot stove is believed to have been the cause of a house fire on Guinea Road on Friday.
According to Herb Austin, assistant chief with the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, a passerby...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:45 AM
After three fine works of fiction focused on contemporary families, Lily King broadens her horizons, geographically as well as emotionally, in a novel inspired by a real-life trio of anthropologists in New Guinea during a few fraught months in 1933.
| Apr 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Pierre Odier will share his insights on Papua New Guinea, one of the last places where primitive man can still be seen in his natural Stone Age environment.
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:00 PM
QUITO, Ecuador — As the four-car train rolls through the clouds and begins its descent of the Andes, Bette Bleeker has a practical concern.
"I hope someone checked the brakes," the Chicago resident asks.
It's a fair question, given the 1,755-...
| Apr 4, 2014
Two men, from two of America's pre-eminent families — the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts — are at the center of two new books set in exotic locales, one a novel, the other nonfiction.
In "Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism,...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60.
Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:50 PM
In interviews, Peter Matthiessen always had to answer, in his correct, patrician tones, a question seldom put to other writers: Just what kind of writer, exactly, are you?
The confusion was understandable. Matthiessen, the only writer to win the...