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  • Republicans take aim at U.S. Ebola response after fourth case emerges

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans with an eye on next month's congressional elections ratcheted up their criticism of President Barack Obama's response to Ebola on Friday after the emergence of a fourth U.S. case heightened public anxiety about the...
  • Robert Reich: Ebola virus hysteria overtaking all sense

    We have to get a grip. Ebola is not a crisis in the United States. One person has died and two people who treated him were infected. The real crisis is the hysteria over Ebola that's being fed by media outlets seeking sensationalism and politicians...
  • Ebola hits home for a Liberian faith healer

    Ebola hits home for a Liberian faith healer
    It could be headaches, infertility, sorrow or bad luck. In New Kru Town, where the afflictions of the poor are plenty, there was always work for a prayer warrior like Dorothy Sawer. People with nightmares would come to the faith healer, convinced that...
  • EU leaders agree to raise Ebola aid budget to 1 billion euros

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Friday to roughly double their financial support for efforts to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic in Africa to 1 billion euros, the chairman of their Brussels summit, European Council President Herman...
  • Algeria's Bouteflika consolidates curbs on state intelligence agency

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has signed a decree to curb the presence of Algeria's military intelligence service in public institutions, government sources said, to downgrade his rivals and ensure a smooth transition when he steps...
  • Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in NYC

    Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in NYC
    A New York City doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America's largest city, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the disease. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said residents...
  • Exclusive: Chad says Nigeria deal with Boko Haram to free girls still on

    N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad said it believed Nigeria's secret deal with Boko Haram Islamists to free more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls would go ahead despite the breakdown of a truce, and revealed that the key to the agreement was a prisoner...
  • Yale Researchers Project Spiraling Ebola Numbers Without More International Aid

    Yale Researchers Project Spiraling Ebola Numbers Without More International Aid
    Without an immediate and substantial increase of international aid, Yale researchers say that the Ebola virus will probably get far worse, resulting in tens of thousands of new cases and deaths by Dec. 15. A mathematical transmission model of the...
  • Towns To Foot Ebola Quarantine Bill

     Towns To Foot Ebola Quarantine Bill
    WEST HAVEN — An unmarked police car will sit parked outside the home of the family of six quarantined after arriving from West Africa and food and supplies will be delivered daily, the mayor said Thursday. The city will be shouldering the costs of...
  • Hopkins, UM designated to care for Ebola patients in Maryland as N.Y. case emerges

    Hopkins, UM designated to care for Ebola patients in Maryland as N.Y. case emerges
    Maryland health officials designated three hospitals to receive Ebola patients in Maryland — including Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore — changing course from previous plans almost two weeks...
  • Ethiopia touts ancient churches, dramatic landscape in tourism drive

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - When Scottish explorer James Bruce published a five-volume work in 1790 about his search in Ethiopia for the source of the Nile, European readers dismissed his account of ancient churches and castles: surely no such things...