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  • Liberia calls for Ebola 'Marshall Plan' to rebuild economies

    Liberia's president on Tuesday called for an Ebola "Marshall Plan" to help rebuild economies in West African nations devastated by the virus. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that "we need our international partners to remain committed to us," as the number of...
  • Fear of Ebola led to murder - and a whole village was punished

    The lecture about the dangers of Ebola had just begun, but the village had heard enough. A group of women started chanting, to warn the others against the visitors, "They are coming to kill you." A mob of men masked their faces, waved machetes and...
  • UN Ebola chief says community action key to ending Ebola

    The U.N. Ebola chief says the goal set by the presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea of reducing the number of new cases of the deadly disease to zero by April 15 can be reached — but only if local communities stop unsafe burials and hands-...
  • Sierra Leone imposes three-day lockdown in bid to halt Ebola

    Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, according to Sierra Leone’s leader, who ushered in a controversial three-day curfew across the entire country Friday in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola virus. In a measure criticized by...
  • U.N. says it could take nearly $1 billion to fight Ebola

    U.N. says it could take nearly $1 billion to fight Ebola
    The world’s worst outbreak of Ebola is growing exponentially and could take nearly $1 billion to bring under control, officials with the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. The figure is double what the organization estimated last month when...
  • Ebola is outstripping control efforts, top WHO official warns

    Fears rose Friday that the Ebola virus may have spread as Nigerian authorities said they have quarantined two people who may have the disease and have another 69 under observation. With fears the disease may get a toehold in Nigeria’s most...
  • Meet the Original Doctors of 'The Doctors'

    Dr. Travis Stork AKA: 'The Host' Stork's trek to TV was an unlikely one. The Emmy-nominated host is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of Duke and the U. of Virginia, but his TV break came when the easy-on-the-eyes doc was...
  • Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care

    Charles Farthing dies at 60; doctor at forefront of AIDS care
    Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60. Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong...
  • Travel films & events: Slide show on Papua New Guinea

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA Slide show Pierre Odier will share his insights on Papua New Guinea, one of the last places where primitive man can still be seen in his natural Stone Age environment. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond...
  • Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; novelist and naturalist

    In interviews, Peter Matthiessen always had to answer, in his correct, patrician tones, a question seldom put to other writers: Just what kind of writer, exactly, are you? The confusion was understandable. Matthiessen, the only writer to win the...
  • Senegal closes borders with Guinea after Ebola claims 101

    Senegal closes borders with Guinea after Ebola claims 101
    Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea as West Africa braces against the spread of Ebola virus disease. The World Health Organization, which says the outbreak is presenting the toughest public health challenge in four years, has not recommended...