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Rare footage captures Ebola discovery in 1976 (VIDEO)
As the largest recorded Ebola epidemic in West Africa has infected over 10,000 people, a Belgian newspaper publishes rare footage from 1976 when the deadly virus was first identified in Congo, or in Zaire as it was then known.

25.10.2014 16:35

Nigerian drug mule left to die at Madrid Airport over Ebola fears
A Nigerian drug smuggler was left to his death at Madrid’s main airport after several bags of cocaine burst in his stomach. He spent 50 minutes without any medical attention as he was deemed an Ebola risk after he started shaking on the floor.

24.10.2014 14:03

Dallas nurse Nina Pham declared free of Ebola, discharged from hospital
Nina Pham, the Dallas, Texas nurse who recently became the first person to contract the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, has overcome the disease and will be released from the hospital.

24.10.2014 15:25

NYPD caught dumping gloves, masks from Ebola site into street garbage can (VIDEO)
New York City police officers working around the Harlem apartment of Craig Spencer, the doctor who tested positive for the Ebola virus on Thursday, were caught discarding their protective gloves and masks in a street-corner trash bin.

24.10.2014 14:06

South Sudan women suggest sex strike to stop civil war
South Sudanese women peace activists have come up with a solution to stop the ongoing bloody civil war: men should be denied sex until they cease fighting, they say.

24.10.2014 12:15

Student passion-killers: Zimbabwe University bans kissing, sex in public
Zimbabwe University has warned its students caught “kissing or having sex in public places” will be subject to punishment according to a new pamphlet being circulated around the student halls of residence.

23.10.2014 18:20

No tours to N. Korea and all because of Ebola?
Foreign tourists with any travel history are now not welcome in North Korea - concerns about Ebola made Pyongyang bar any tours from entering the country. At least this is what North Korean specialized travel agencies tell media.

23.10.2014 14:07

​‘Immigration burden not equal in EU’
The burden of immigration is not shared equally between EU members, with the majority of refugees concentrating in Germany and it getting no additional financial support from the block, Juergen Elsaesser, Editor-in-chief of Compact magazine, told RT.

23.10.2014 11:03

‘I am a Liberian, not a virus’ campaign fights Ebola stigma plaguing West Africans
A grassroots campaign growing in the United States is aiming to eradicate the stigmatization that people of West African descent are increasingly seeing amidst the most deadly Ebola virus outbreak ever.

22.10.2014 14:23

US to monitor anyone coming from Ebola-stricken countries for 21 days
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will soon begin monitoring all persons entering the United States from West Africa for 21 days as part of the group’s ongoing effort to combat the spread of Ebola.

22.10.2014 15:48

What I say to the UK Foreign Office on ISIS
Russia firmly supports the efforts of the Iraqi government to combat terrorism in all its aspects. It is necessary to unite the efforts of the country’s political movements and parties to confront the common threat posed by the IS terrorist group.

22.10.2014 14:07

The Trans-Pacific Partnership – one sick treaty?
The secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will increase patent protection for the benefit of big pharmaceutical companies, but are such policies really in the interests of global health?

21.10.2014 13:48

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