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US orders new screening for Ebola

21 October 2014, 18:30

Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the centre of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports.

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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

21 October 2014, 17:26

The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in West Africa by January.

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US republicans look to gain election ground on Ebola

21 October 2014, 16:23

Ebola has moved to the front of campaign issues before US November elections, as criticism of the government's response opened a new line of republican attacks against President Obama and democrats.

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WHO to probe Ebola response, but says focus is on fight

21 October 2014, 15:32

The World Health Organization insisted on Tuesday it would probe complaints that it had been slow to wake up to the scale of Ebola, but insisted the focus now must be on battling the epidemic.

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US urges DRC to rescind expulsion of UN rights envoy

21 October 2014, 13:23

The US has urged Kinshasa to reverse a decision to expel the UN's rights envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo after a damning report on police violence.

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South Sudan sexual violence rampant, says UN

21 October 2014, 13:19

Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread and a 2-year-old child is among the victims, the UN says.

Home care kits highlight gaps in W Africa's Ebola response

21 October 2014, 12:17

With the number of Ebola cases spiralling in West Africa, health workers fighting one of the world’s deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.

US issues stricter guidelines for treating Ebola

21 October 2014, 08:55

US health authorities have issued stricter guidelines for protecting health care workers against Ebola after two Texas nurses were infected while caring for a Liberian patient.

US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

21 October 2014, 08:55

With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities are cautious but hopeful that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.

China donates $6 million to WFP for Ebola response

21 October 2014, 07:58

China has contributed six million U.S. dollars to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to support the agency's emergency operation in response to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

Screen travellers on exit, not entry - Ebola study

21 October 2014, 07:58

Screening air travellers on departure from Ebola-hit countries is far smarter than monitoring them when they arrive abroad, experts say.

Ebola threatens West Africa

21 October 2014, 07:58

An "alarming picture" of the risk Ebola poses to some west African countries has emerged, according to a new report.

Protester nails testicle to the ground, then cuts ear off

20 October 2014, 22:28

A Russian artist first nailed his testicle to the ground and thereafter cut his ear off because he was protesting against his country's regime.

Dad kills son for wetting bed

20 October 2014, 21:36

A father has been arrested after slitting his son's throat and slicing off his genitals for wetting his bed.

Lebanon imposes new measures against Ebola

20 October 2014, 20:28

Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation.

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in US

20 October 2014, 19:29

About 120 people are now being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people in Dallas who had the disease.

EU seeks $1.27 billion in Ebola aid for W. Africa

20 October 2014, 18:26

The European Union committed itself to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa and rejected the idea of halting direct flights coming from the region.

Ebola summit in Cuba seeks to unify prevention strategies

20 October 2014, 17:15

Cuba and its closest allies from Latin America and the Caribbean meet in Havana to set plans for protecting their countries from Ebola and seek ways to help West Africa.

South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-hit region

20 October 2014, 14:39

South Korea will send doctors, nurses and military officers next month to the West African region hit by Ebola amid growing concerns over the outbreak.

Brussels becomes latest EU airport to screen for Ebola

20 October 2014, 13:32

Belgium's Brussels Airport has became the latest European hub to screen passengers for the deadly Ebola virus when a flight landed from Guinea via Sierra Leone, an airport spokesperson says.

Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

20 October 2014, 12:14

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says Ebola has killed more than 2 000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill".

Kenya: 5 suspected bombers killed

20 October 2014, 11:11

Kenyan and Somali soldiers have killed five suspected Islamic extremist bombers attempting to cross into the country from Ethiopia in a car laden with explosives and suicide vests, a spokesperson says.

75 killed in 5 days of fighting in Benghazi

20 October 2014, 10:01

Nine people have been killed in new violence in Benghazi where pro-=government forces have launched an offensive against Islamist militia, raising the toll to 75 dead in five days, medics say.

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

20 October 2014, 10:01

Ebola fears are starting to ease for some in Dallas as a monitoring period passes for those who had contact with a victim of the disease.

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