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By James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) - Scores of healthcare workers at Liberia's main hospital have gone on strike over unpaid wages, complicating the fight against the world's worst Ebola epidemic that the U.S. As well as the quickly mounting human toll, the United Nations warned the spread of the fever could lead to food shortages in West Africa, potentially further depleting the resources of governments frantically trying to contain it. The World Health Organisation and other international bodies are scrambling to support of fragile healthcare systems in some of the world's poorest countries, but so far additional staff and resources have been slow to arrive on the ground. More than 120 healthworkers have died during the Ebola outbreak amid shortages of equipment and trained staff in the region.
The Washington Post has a new publisher, owner Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday in his latest move to reshape the prestigious daily for the digital era, Bezos, the Internet entrepreneur and founder of Amazon, named Fred Ryan as publisher and chief executive, replacing family scion Katharine Weymouth. Ryan is a former Reagan administration official and part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a successful digital news organization covering the Washington political scene. The transition will occur October 1, ending the long era of family management since Weymouth's great-grandfather Eugene Meyer bought the Post in 1933.