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  • Pictures in the News | October 21, 2014

    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where South African double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius went from global sporting icon to prisoner as he was sentenced to five years behind bars for the negligent killing of his girlfriend on Valentine
  • Ebola-free Nigeria hailed as 'success story' in battling outbreak

    It was an epidemiologist’s worst nightmare: one of the world’s deadliest contagious diseases loose in one of the world’s most densely populated and sometimes chaotic megacities — Lagos, Nigeria. With its teeming slums, bogus...

    WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free in 'spectacular success'

    LAGOS/LUXEMBOURG With no new confirmed cases reported for 42 days, which is twice the incubation period for the deadly Ebola virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday declared Nigeria free of Ebola transmission. "This is a spectacular...

    Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support

    Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support
    Last year, I interviewed both Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of the virus that causes AIDS, and Dr. Alfred Sommer, whose work on vitamin A deficiency is credited with saving millions of lives around the world. Without prompting, both men expressed...

    Bill Gates warns Ebola could spread beyond West Africa

    Bill Gates warns Ebola could spread beyond West Africa
    WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is impossible to guess whether world leaders have done enough to bring the Ebola epidemic under control, given the risks that it will spread to countries beyond West Africa, the technology billionaire and...