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  • Congo's Ebola toll grows: At least 35 deaths suspected

    Congo's Ebola toll grows: At least 35 deaths suspected
    At least 35 people are believed to have died of Ebola in Central Africa, where 31 new cases have been reported since last week, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The outbreak in a remote northwestern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo...
  • Ebola patient Rick Sacra gets transfusions from survivor Kent Brantly

    Ebola patient Rick Sacra gets transfusions from survivor Kent Brantly
    Dr. Rick Sacra, an American missionary who contracted Ebola in Africa, has received blood plasma transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly, a fellow missionary who has recovered from the disease, doctors involved in Sacra's treatment confirmed Thursday. Sacra,...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
  • Cuba to send doctors to fight Ebola outbreak as death toll rises

    The Cuban government will send 165 medical personnel to West Africa as health officials continue to struggle with a furious Ebola outbreak that has left thousands dead since March, officials said during a Friday news briefing. Dr. Roberto Morales Ojeda,...
  • U.S. to increase medical aid to fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    U.S. to increase medical aid to fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa
    Amid criticism that the U.S. has not done enough to block the spread of the Ebola virus across West Africa, President Obama will announce a “significantly ramped up” campaign Tuesday that relies heavily on the U.S. military, senior...
  • Obama to announce boost in U.S. aid for Ebola response

    Obama to announce boost in U.S. aid for Ebola response
    President Obama, facing criticism that the U.S. and other countries have been slow to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak, plans to send additional medical aid to West Africa, according to a White House official. The move, to be announced Tuesday...
  • U.S. to deploy 3,000 troops to West Africa to fight Ebola

    U.S. to deploy 3,000 troops to West Africa to fight Ebola
    The United States announced Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control. The U.S. response to...
  • Lesotho brings forward vote to ease political crisis

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lesotho will hold elections earlier than scheduled in 2017, in an effort to ease a political crisis that resulted in an apparent coup last month, southern African regional leaders said on Tuesday. Lesotho's Prime Minister...
  • Obama to send 3,000 US military to Africa to help against Ebola

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama plans to dispatch 3,000 U.S. military personnel to Africa as part of a major U.S. boost to counter the outbreak of Ebola as world health agencies warn that there aren't enough medical personnel willing to work there to...
  • As many as 700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

    GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said...
  • Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie to life in jail

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Mohamed Badie, top leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in jail along with 14 others on Monday on charges of murder and inciting violence during clashes near Cairo last year. The session had been summoned...