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  • WHO reports 128 new Ebola cases, 56 deaths in West Africa

    WHO reports 128 new Ebola cases, 56 deaths in West Africa
    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday reported 128 new Ebola cases and 56 deaths in West Africa in the two days to August 11, raising the death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the disease to 1,069. Since the outbreak was identified in...
  • WHO OKs use of experimental drugs for Ebola patients in West Africa

    A World Health Organization panel advised Tuesday that it was ethical to use experimental, non-approved drugs to combat the Ebola virus in West Africa, and that five such treatments were being considered for “compassionate use.” “There...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eighteen months ago when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
  • President Obama's troubling dinner party

     President Obama's troubling dinner party
    The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates. The guest list featured some of Africa's nastiest tyrants,...
  • Amid Ebola concerns, Obama urges increased trade with Africa

    Amid Ebola concerns, Obama urges increased trade with Africa
    President Obama on Tuesday urged American businesses to build stronger ties with the emerging markets of Africa, suggesting that trade even with some troubled African nations might be in the best interests of both sides.  “It is the youngest and...
  • Ebola death toll rises to 887 as spread of disease picks up speed

    The deadly Ebola virus sweeping through West Africa continues to accelerate, according to numbers released Monday by the World Health Organization. The virus has now claimed at least 887 lives, the WHO reported, with 163 new cases and 61 deaths in...
  • Hounsou raises his profile by playing a heavy in blockbuster 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

    ORLANDO Growing up, first in Benin in West Africa and later in France, Djimon Hounsou had "no experience of comic books. I only came to them much later in life." So it wasn't as if the two-time Oscar nominee was on the lookout for a role in a big comic...
  • Ebola patient got experimental serum, missionary group says

    Ebola patient got experimental serum, missionary group says
    Kent Brantly, an American doctor who contracted Ebola in West Africa while caring for victims of the disease, received an experimental serum before leaving Liberia for the U.S., the organization he works for said Sunday. Samaritan's Purse said in a...
  • Health official downplays hopes for experimental Ebola drugs

    A top federal health official sought Thursday to downplay hopes that new drugs to combat the Ebola virus are imminent despite reports that experimental drugs may have helped two stricken U.S. aid workers as the deadly epidemic continued to ravage parts of...
  • American missionary battling Ebola to arrive in U.S. on Tuesday

    As a deadly Ebola virus outbreak produced more victims in West Africa, an American missionary stricken with the disease was expected to arrive in the United States on Tuesday to join a U.S. doctor receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital in...
  • Bringing the US and Africa closer together

    This week, the first and largest U.S.-Africa summit is underway in Washington D.C. Building on President Barack Obama's 2013 trip to Africa, the summit reaffirms what is becoming increasingly apparent to more business and policy leaders every day: that...