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  • South Africa's economic doldrums heighten disillusionment with ANC

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene will have his work cut out at next week's budget to try and reassure disillusioned South Africans that the government still has gas in its tank to pull the economy out of the doldrums. Twenty...
  • Brussels Airport to screen baggage from Ebola-infected areas

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Brussels Airport, a hub for flights coming from Africa, said on Friday it had hired a specialized firm to check baggage coming from Ebola-hit regions, after a union told its members to no longer handle such items. The company will...
  • Ebola vs. civil liberties

    Ebola vs. civil liberties
    WASHINGTON — Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden assured the nation. It will stop the epidemic "in its...
  • Ebola death toll rises to 4,546 in hardest-hit countries: WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 4,546 out of 9,191 known cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. A further 20 cases including eight deaths in Nigeria, and one...
  • Robert Steinback: Ebola health crisis proving that government is needed

    When you don't need government, anything government does is too much. When you do, nothing government does is enough.  That pretty much captures the intensifying polarization of the American electorate: warring ideological camps that refuse to agree or...
  • Food prices soar in Ebola-hit countries, aid workers deliver rations

    GENEVA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Food prices have risen by an average of 24 percent across the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, the World Food Program (WFP) said on Friday, as aid workers scrambled to distribute emergency rations to the hungry....
  • Ebola outbreak has caused funding crisis at Sierra Leone chimp sanctuary; Busch Gardens donating money

    Fifty-seven wildlife conservation projects around the world are receiving money from the SeaWorld® & Busch Gardens® Conservation Fund this year. Just over $1 million is being distributed among these projects bringing the amount awarded since the Fund...
  • WHO declares Ebola over in Senegal

    WHO declares Ebola over in Senegal
    The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak over in Senegal, saying the country’s response is a good example of what to do when faced with an imported case of the deadly disease. Senegal had only one patient, a man who contracted...
  • Ebola is no Spanish Flu [Commentary]

    Ebola is no Spanish Flu [Commentary]
    The recent death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the 42-year-old who traveled to Dallas from disease-ravaged Liberia while infected with the Ebola virus, along with the confirmed infection of two of Duncan's nurses, has created widespread concern that an...
  • Ebola scare is the latest issue to cloud midterm election debate

    Fears that the West Africa Ebola outbreak could spread more widely in America have roiled a midterm election campaign that's already taken numerous unexpected detours, putting candidates in a reactive mode at a time when they had hoped to deliver their...
  • Ebola outbreak hits close to home for two Heat players

    Ebola outbreak hits close to home for two Heat players
    It was shortly after Miami Heat center Chris Bosh returned home from Ghana this offseason that he first heard news of the outbreak that since has turned into an epidemic. "By the time I got back home, that's when we started hearing of things," Bosh said...