| Apr 4, 2014
Two men, from two of America's pre-eminent families — the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts — are at the center of two new books set in exotic locales, one a novel, the other nonfiction.
In "Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism,...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:00 PM
QUITO, Ecuador — As the four-car train rolls through the clouds and begins its descent of the Andes, Bette Bleeker has a practical concern.
"I hope someone checked the brakes," the Chicago resident asks.
It's a fair question, given the 1,755-...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:34 AM
The World Health Organization is launching a $100 million response plan to combat an "unprecendented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed 729 people out of 1,323 infected since February, the agency said on Thursday.
WHO Director-General ...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Even the word was chilling: Ebola. The virus stole into the girl's house in her small eastern Guinea town, invisible as death, and swiftly killed her grandmother and great-aunt. There were dark rumors everywhere that Ebola was witchcraft.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:35 PM
La Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) lanzará un plan de respuesta "sin precedentes" de 100 millones de dólares en el oeste de África para combatir un brote del virus ébola, que ha matado a 729 personas e infectado a 1.323 desde febrero, dijo el...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Virginia’s team canceled a trip to Africa, scheduled for mid-August, because of concerns about the Ebola virus.
The Cavaliers planned to play three games against teams from South Africa and Senegal. Ebola has...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:13 PM
DAKAR/HAVANA (Reuters) - The death toll from the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organization ...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:49 PM
The Ebola virus would be terrifying no matter where it struck: It’s a disease with no cure that causes headaches and fever, severe diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding and has been known to kill up to 90% of its victims.
But in a corner of West Africa,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Australia's controversial asylum policies have come under renewed fire after reports this week that about a dozen mothers at a Christmas Island detention camp attempted suicide in desperate bids to get their children refugee status and shelter on the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:46 AM
An Ebola outbreak that began in Guinea has turned into a cross-border crisis that could spread to more countries, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, calling for drastic action to halt the deadly epidemic.
Despite efforts by national health...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:41 AM
West African nations neighboring those hit by the Ebola epidemic - Mali, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Guinea Bissau - should prepare for the possible arrival of travelers carrying the deadly virus, the World Health Organization said on Friday.
"We want other...