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CDC to airlines about Ebola: Treat all body fluids as though they are infectious
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has increased its warnings on Ebola to airlines, detailing how to handle passengers who get sick on board the aircraft. The guidance includes cleaning and reporting procedures.

22.09.2014 21:28

Ebola fight: 200 dead found in weekend Sierra Leone lockdown, US troops head to Liberia
A second detachment of US forces set to battle the deadly Ebola virus have arrived in Liberia. They land as a weekend lockdown in Sierra Leone to confine the outbreak resulted in finding at least 200 people infected or dead.

22.09.2014 08:49

NYC stages world's ‘biggest ever’ climate change march (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Not even a gloomy sky could dampen the spirits of climate activists Sunday, as up to 310,000 marched through New York City pushing for international action against global warming. Thousands of rallies across the world called on governments for change.

21.09.2014 20:05

Emergency lockdown in Sierra Leone: 6mn confined to homes in bid to contain Ebola
All Sierra Leone’s six-million population have been confined to their homes. The three-day shutdown is a desperate bid to fight the outbreak, as US health officials warn the disease could spread to over half a million people.

20.09.2014 09:24

Ebola worst-case scenario: Over half a million people infected
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is preparing a worst-case-scenario report on the West African Ebola outbreak. The disease could spread to over half a million people if no additional action is taken to contain it, early estimates predict.

19.09.2014 20:55

​Global population may reach 11 billion by 2100
The world’s population may reach 11 billion by 2100 - 2 billion more than previously anticipated - largely due to high birth rates on the African continent, according to a UN-led study. Can natural resources keep pace?

19.09.2014 09:41

Throats slit: Ebola health team, journalists brutally killed in Guinea
The bodies of eight people – including three journalists – were found in Guinea after an Ebola health team came under attack two days ago, officials said. Meanwhile, the UN plans to deploy a special mission to fight the virus in the worst-hit countries.

19.09.2014 03:12

Happiest country in the world? Global index may surprise you
When you think of how happy people in a whole country are, what do you take into account? True, country well-being and perception of own happiness depend greatly on the economic situation. But it’s Panama that tops Gallup’s Global Well-being Index.

18.09.2014 08:31

Terror from Middle East, Africa on way to Europe - Egypt president
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned there is a chance of conflicts in the Middle East and Africa spilling over to Europe, and has called for a “comprehensive strategy” in combatting the threat.

17.09.2014 06:14

World hunger: No reason for celebration yet, data masks real struggle – UN
While the number of hungry people across the globe has seen a sharp fall over the past decade, one in nine people throughout the world – 805 million – still do not have enough to eat, says a joint report by three UN food and agriculture agencies.

16.09.2014 22:46

US to send 3,000 troops to Africa to fight... Ebola crisis
Out of 5,000 people infected by Ebola in West Africa, 2,500 have died of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. To combat the situation, the US announced it would send thousands of military personnel to the region.

16.09.2014 13:46

High alert in Uganda after terror plot foiled, US issues warning
Hotels and public places have been closed in Kampala, Uganda, after local authorities said that they had uncovered a terrorist plot by a Somali militant group. The US embassy warned its nationals to stay indoors as the counter-terrorist action continues.

13.09.2014 17:04

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