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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...
  • Book Talk: Retracing the steps of the Great War's 'Trigger'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - In June 1914, a Bosnian Serb teenager named Gavrilo Princip assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, setting in motion a train of events that led to the start of World War One. Cape Town-based author and adventurer...
  • Policeman killed in attack at checkpoint in northern Egypt: state media

    CAIRO (Reuters) - One Egyptian policeman was killed and another wounded in an armed attack at a checkpoint in the northern province of Gharbiya on Monday, state news agency MENA said. Authorities closed of the area and started searching for the...
  • Ebola fear factor threatens to dampen African business buzz

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - From Accra to Windhoek, fear of the Ebola epidemic is provoking a wave of cancellations of business and investment events across Africa, and threatening to taint the continent's hard-won image as a rising economic star. A...
  • In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
  • Streak became a burden for the Boks - Kempson

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's 17-match winning streak under Nick Mallett in the late 1990s was a magnificent achievement but ended up being something of a burden, according to former Springbok prop Robbie Kempson. A combative loosehead, Kempson...
  • 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...
  • WHO declares Ebola outbreak a global health emergency

    WHO declares Ebola outbreak a global health emergency
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an international public health emergency that needs an extraordinary response to stop the disease from spreading further, the World Health Organization declared Friday. Margaret Chan, head of the WHO, said the often-...
  • Ebola outbreak causes postponement of taekwondo tournament

    Ebola outbreak causes postponement of taekwondo tournament
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has prompted organizers to postpone a large taekwondo tournament in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. The Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation event was expected to draw more than 400 athletes from 11 countries in the...
  • 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...
  • Ebola-exposed missionaries returning to North Carolina

    Ebola-exposed missionaries returning to North Carolina
    Missionaries returning to North Carolina after working with or around Ebola patients in West Africa will be quarantined upon their arrival, officials announced Sunday. SIM USA, a mission organization based in Charlotte, said some of its staffers and...
  • Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs

    Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs
    With hundreds of patients in Africa suffering the devastating effects of Ebola, health experts are scrambling to determine which drugs might offer the best experimental treatment, and researchers are being pressed by government officials to speed up their...