2014.08.28

News Headlines - 28 August 2014

WHO Fears Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People

The World Health Organization is launching a so-called roadmap aimed at bringing the largest Ebola outbreak in history under control. WHO warns it could take up to nine months, cost nearly a half-billion dollars, and cause thousands of deaths before the epidemic raging in West Africa ends.

Crisis, renewal and the prospects for science advice in Japan | theguardian.com

Public and political confidence in Japan’s science system collapsed after the devastating earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011. Tateo Arimoto and Yasushi Sato describe the process of rebuilding trust and reforming Japanese science policy.

Hello Kitty is not a cat - she's a British school kid - BBC Newsbeat

After all, she does kind of look like one - and she is called Kitty.
But her creators Sanrio are adamant. She is a British school kid called Kitty White and she lives just outside London (although no-one is saying exactly where).

Don't pee outside this hotel - you'll end up on YouTube - Telegraph

A Czech hotel is hoping to deter public urination by threatening to post videos of offenders on YouTube.
A sign warning peeing passers-by has appeared outside a hotel in the town of Mikulov, close to the border with Austria, the website Citylab.com reports.

BBC Sport - Wayne Rooney: England name Man Utd striker as new captain

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been named the new England captain by manager Roy Hodgson.
The 28-year-old takes over from Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, who retired after England's World Cup elimination.


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