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  • Ebola survivors in Liberia are symbols of hope and help

    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ebola survivors in Liberia are quickly becoming an important part of the fight against the deadly virus that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa since being detected in the region in March. Once...
  • Cuban doctors, nurses land in Liberia to fight Ebola alongside U.S.

    MONROVIA (Reuters) - A team of Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in Liberia on Wednesday to help to fight the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus on record alongside a U.S. military mission deploying in the West Africa country. A jet from the...
  • Central African Republic to create rapid intervention unit, reform army

    BANGUI (Reuters) - Central African Republic plans to create a rapid intervention unit to help rebuild its army and stamp out persistent inter-religious clashes, the country's interim leader said. Thousands have died and around a million people have...
  • CDC: Pennsylvania to expand Ebola monitoring

    Pennsylvania is one of six states that will implement expanded monitoring of travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken countries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Starting Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of...
  • EU earmarks $250 million to help develop Ebola vaccines: sources

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe is to plow 200 million euros ($250 million) into the development of Ebola vaccines, as well as drugs and diagnostic tests, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. The funding is set to be announced this...
  • At least three drugs smugglers killed in attack along Egypt border: Israel

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - At least three attackers in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, probably drugs smugglers, were killed after they opened fire on Israeli soldiers across the border on Wednesday and wounded two, the Israeli military said. The attackers fired...
  • Peace declared between Platini, Hayatou

    BERNE (Reuters) - Peace has been declared between UEFA president Michel Platini and his African counterpart Issa Hayatou after the Frenchman reacted angrily to suggestions that he had interfered in the affairs of the Confederation of African Football...
  • U.S. CDC announces new Ebola monitoring steps for travelers

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday announced new measures to monitor for Ebola anyone entering the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea for a 21-day period. Under the measures starting Monday,...
  • U.S. trial for Libyan al Qaeda suspect, bin Laden associate delayed

    U.S. trial for Libyan al Qaeda suspect, bin Laden associate delayed
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. terrorism trial of suspected al Qaeda figure Abu Anas Al-Liby and accused Osama Bin Laden associate Khalid al-Fawwaz has been postponed for more than two months until Jan. 12, 2015. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in New...
  • Ebola-free: How did Nigeria and Senegal do it?

    International health authorities have heralded Nigeria and Senegal as examples of how countries can beat back Ebola. Both nations reacted quickly when the disease that is still ravaging parts of West Africa showed up within their borders by isolating...
  • Repeating the mistakes of the AIDS epidemic with Ebola

    Repeating the mistakes of the AIDS epidemic with Ebola
    We must pay attention to the mistakes of history, some wise person once said, so we can do a better job of making them in the future. That's how I feel during the current Ebola crisis when I see how well we Americans seem to be repeating the mistakes of...