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4:27 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

They Are The Body Collectors: A Perilous Job In The Time Of Ebola

A team of body collectors carry the corpse of a woman suspected of dying of Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia's capital.
Tommy Trenchard for NPR

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:28 pm

"When I wake up in the morning, I will pray to God to give me strength and focus," says 21-year-old Sorie Fofana.

His job is collecting the bodies of those who die from Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia's capital city of roughly 1 million people. Before, Fofana was an artist, making designs for T-shirts. The new job pays better — $1,000 a month. But every morning, the lanky, laid-back Fofana has to steel himself to go out and do the job.

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Science
4:27 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Night Of The Cemetery Bats

Big brown bats like this one are relatively common in urban areas, sometimes roosting in buildings. Contrary to popular belief, bats rarely carry rabies and are not rodents. They belong to the order Chiroptera, which means "hand-wing."
Courtesy of Robert Marquis

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 6:08 pm

I've visited St. Louis' Bellefontaine cemetery before, but never at night.

It's really dark. The looming trees are black against the sky, where a half-moon is just barely visible behind some clouds.

I can see eerie lights and strange, shadowy figures moving among the gravestones.

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Middle East
4:27 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Rebels Storm Key Border Crossing Between Syria And Israel

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 4:45 pm

The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights, which has long been monitored by United Nations peacekeeping forces.

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Europe
4:27 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Momentum Gathers For The West's Response To Russia

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 4:45 pm

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Business
4:27 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

JPMorgan's Been Hacked, But Answers — And Fraud — Are Hard To Find

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 4:45 pm

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U.S.
4:27 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

With Drones In Flight Over Syria, Questions Of Airstrikes Rise With Them

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 6:08 pm

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Business
4:27 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Market Basket Workers Win Return Of Supermarket's Former President

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 6:08 pm

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Asia
4:27 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Security Vs. Free Speech: India Blocks Film On Assassination

Kuam De Heere, or Diamonds of the Community, depicts the assassination of Indira Gandhi from her killlers' point of view. The film has been screened in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, but its release has been blocked in India.
Kaum de Heere

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:02 pm

A new film projects a decidedly different perspective about one of the most convulsive episodes in India's modern age.

Kaum De Heere, or Diamonds of the Community, looks at the 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi — through the lens of her assassins.

Producer Satish Katyal acknowledged the complaints that the film eulogizes Gandhi's killers. "It has a human angle," he says. "It's about their personal lives. Why did they suddenly commit this act?"

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Shots - Health News
4:16 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Scentless: Losing Your Sense Of Smell May Make Life Riskier

If you can't smell this, you could be in big trouble.
Henrik Sorensen Getty Images

Losing your sense of smell may not sound like a big deal, but it can increase your risk of injury, researchers say. Without the sniffer serving as early warning system, it can be hard to know if the pan is burning on the stove or the chicken has gone bad.

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Goats and Soda
3:55 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Homer Simpson's Visit To Bangalore Makes Us Go 'D'Oh!'

Homer thinks he is a god in the episode of The Simpsons set in Bangalore.
via metatube

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 4:59 pm

Some of us here at Goats and Soda were pretty excited when the cable channel FXX said it was going to run every Simpsons episode ever, 24/7 for 12 days. We are a global blog, and The Simpsons is a global show, airing in at least nine other countries.

What really caught our eye was an episode scheduled to air tomorrow at 4 a.m. ET, in which the Simpsons visit Bangalore, India.

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