News Round-Up 4/23/14: A Humorless Hump Day

A resident gestures during a protest against the death of a man in Pavao-Pavaozinho slum, in the Copacabana neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro
reuters / fire in rio

 

Assorted Stand-Outs:

South Asia:

Southeast & East Asia:

Eurasia & Europe:

Middle East & North Africa:

Eastern, Central, & Western Africa:

  • The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed over 140 people, according to the UN.
  • Nigeria is concerned the 200-something kidnapped girls likely taken by Boko Haram will be used as sex slaves.

Sub-Saharan & Southern Africa:

  • Over 55 people have died in a railway crash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • ANC’s monopoly on South African politics is waning, as discontentment with the current administration grows.
  • NYT: In the Pistorius case, critics see a justice system favoring the rich and famous.

Americas:

Oceania:

Daily Wow: Nat. Geo. photo of the day: Rock of Ages

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