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Living with Ebola, Charlie Manson and the rise of the Spanish left wing.
Nov 19th 2014, 1:05 PM 6,604 0

LOOKING FOR SOME articles and videos to help break up the afternoon, but only have 10 minutes to spare?

Try these nuggets for size – all take 10 minutes or less to enjoy.

1. Living with Ebola 

Liberia US Ebola Volunteers Dilemma Source: Abbas Dulleh/Associated Press

Ashoka Mukpo contracted the Ebola virus while working as a freelance journalist in Liberia. [Vice - 10 mins] 

2. Charles Manson 

Manson Killings Anniversary Source: Harold Filan/Associated Press

This week it was announced that notorious murderer Charles Manson would be getting married in prison. Here the BBC examine the ongoing fascination with him. [BBC - 6 mins]

3. Band Aid 30 

Source: Sammi's Extras/YouTube

The new Band Aid 30 single has been released by Bob Geldof, Midge Ure and Co. Here Vox has a few questions about the track. [Vox - 2 mins]

4. Ched Evans and rape denial 

Ched Evans returns to training Source: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

This week the PFAI came under heavy criticism over a blog post defending rapist footballer Ched Evans. Is this a problem with wider attitudes? [TheJournal.ie - 5 mins]

5. The rise of the Spanish left wing

Spain European Elections Pablo Iglesias - leader of the leftist Podemos (We can) group Source: Associated Press/Paul White

If you think Sinn Féin have the Fine Gaels and Fianna Fáils of this world worried – you should see ‘Podemos’ – a radical left-wing Spanish party. The group was formed earlier this year and has gained ground rapidly. [OpenDemocracy.net - 9 mins]

6. How dodgy is FIFA? 

Soccer - England criticised over 2018 bid - File Photo Source: Adam Davy/Press Association

FIFA’s report clearing Qatar and Russia of all wrong doing and implicating the UK was released last week to a host of raised eyebrows. This week the New York Times had them as the focus on an editorial. [New York Times - 2 mins]

Read: Did you see the ‘giant fireball’ over the east of the country tonight?

Also: Opinion: Some men (and women) still don’t believe that rape exists

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