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  • USAID chief Shah urges more focus on poor countries as Ebola spreads

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa has exposed a need to help countries by applying public-private partnerships that will foster economic growth rather leave them dependent on aid, the U.S. Agency for International...
  • Egypt targets last bastion of Muslim Brotherhood dissent, Al Azhar

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has moved to curb one of the last bastions of Muslim Brotherhood dissent with sweeping new rules to curtail violent protest at Al Azhar University, among the world's most venerable centers of Islamic learning. Egypt has banned the...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices: AQUATICA: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $28 when tickets are purchased in...
  • Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases

    Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases
    As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, recent scares at two Baltimore-area hospitals highlight the need for hospitals here and across the United States to prepare space and equipment for what some consider inevitable — the...
  • World Bank: Ebola could be 'catastrophic' for West Africa economies

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could have a “catastrophic” economic effect on the region unless there is a swift response, the World Bank said Wednesday. An analysis by the bank says the Ebola crisis is already wreaking havoc on the...
  • Doctors Without Borders staffer infected with Ebola in Liberia

    A Doctors Without Borders staff member from France has contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, the group announced Wednesday. She is the group's first international staffer to become infected with Ebola in the current outbreak, a spokesman...
  • Ebola survivor Kent Brantly hopes to return to Africa, 'Lord willing'

    Ebola survivor Kent Brantly hopes to return to Africa, 'Lord willing'
    Less than a month after being released from the hospital following his recovery from the Ebola virus, Dr. Kent Brantly says he would like to return to to West Africa, "Lord willing." Brantly appeared in Washington before a congressional panel Wednesday,...
  • Ebola in Africa: Chaos is contagious

     Ebola in Africa: Chaos is contagious
    Faced with a brutal and wily adversary, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered a scaled-up military assault. Not on terrorists in Syria, but Ebola in West Africa. The president dispatched some 3,000 American troops to help build 17 treatment centers....
  • In West Africa, an overwhelming fight to prevent Ebola deaths

    In West Africa, an overwhelming fight to prevent Ebola deaths
    The only Ebola treatment center in central Liberia, which opened Monday, came too late for its first patient, a 12-year-old boy. The boy’s mother died of Ebola a week ago. His father, also sick with Ebola, is being treated in isolation in the...
  • Egypt's military focus is at home, not on Islamic State: minister

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's foreign minister has suggested his country might not provide military assistance to the United States for its battle against the Islamic State militant group, saying the army was focused on the home front. U.S. Secretary of...
  • Finance minister hopeful reforms can revive Egyptian economy

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will press ahead with plans to cut costly energy subsidies and introduce further tax reforms to boost the economy and halve the budget deficit within seven years, the country's finance minister said on Tuesday. President Abdel...