Quarantined for helping Ebola patients, US nurse slams rules

Hand prints and signatures of survivors of the Ebola virus are seen on a board at the NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in the Liberian capital Monrovia, on October 18, 2014An American nurse on Saturday published a scathing account of her treatment after being put in isolation in the United States following a stint caring for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Kaci Hickox was the first person to enter mandatory 21-day quarantine for medics returning to parts of the United States who may have had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa. The new rules took effect in New York and New Jersey on Friday, the same day Hickox returned. She landed in New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport after working with Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone, hit hard by the hemorrhagic fever.

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Anti-Occupy mob roughs up Hong Kong journalists

Anti-Occupy protesters hold candles and a Chinese flag as they gather to oppose actions of pro-democracy groups in Hong KongBy Clare Jim HONG KONG (Reuters) – Three journalists were roughed up on Saturday evening in Hong Kong after being confronted by pro-government protesters holding a rally to oppose a four-week long “Occupy” movement of the financial hub’s streets by pro-democracy demonstrators. Hong Kong has been roiled by a tenacious, student-led people’s movement demanding full democracy in the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997. …

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