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3:16 pm
Thu December 25, 2014

Where Ebola Has Closed Schools, A Radio Program Provides A Faint Signal Of Hope

Florence Allen Jones, right, is part of the education ministry's classes-by-radio team.
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Originally published on Thu December 25, 2014 3:29 pm

Florence Allen Jones used to teach in Washington, D.C., before coming back home to Liberia.

Now she's part of the education ministry's teaching-by-radio team. Working with UNICEF and another nonprofit, Talking Drum, in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, the government aims to provide lessons to children across the country, hit by the Ebola outbreak. Most schools closed this past summer and will likely remain closed for months.

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Latin America
3:16 pm
Thu December 25, 2014

For Venezuela, Drop In Global Oil Prices Could Be Catastrophic

Originally published on Thu December 25, 2014 3:29 pm

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Business
3:16 pm
Thu December 25, 2014

How 'The Interview' May Change How Big Studios Do Business

Originally published on Thu December 25, 2014 3:29 pm

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Europe
3:16 pm
Thu December 25, 2014

In Britain, A Christmas Tradition Of Slapstick And Silliness

Originally published on Thu December 25, 2014 3:29 pm

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The Two-Way
2:33 pm
Thu December 25, 2014

Father Of Jordanian Pilot Held By ISIS Issues Plea For His Release

The father of a Jordanian pilot taken by militants of the self-declared Islamic State is urging his release.

As we reported on Wednesday, Jordan said Flight Lt. Moaz al-Kaseasbeh was captured by ISIS after his plane crashed over northern Syria.

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