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Africa

5.7k dead, 16k infected: Ebola toll rises in W. Africa amid 'stable' situation
The Ebola death toll is up to 5,689 out of nearly 16,000 cases reported in eight countries by November 23, the World Health Organization said in its latest update.

27.11.2014 13:54

Fighting deadly flab: Half a million cancers a year caused by obesity – WHO
Obesity and being overweight are to blame for at least half a million cases of cancer a year, says the World Health Organization's cancer research agency. Women are especially at risk, and the problem is most serious in North America.

26.11.2014 08:00

47 already dead in Madagascar plague outbreak
Over 40 people have already died in a plague outbreak on Madagascar and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a “rapid” spread of the bacterial disease carried by rats in the capital Antananarivo.

25.11.2014 20:48

​Guinea bandits steal blood suspected to be Ebola-contaminated
Some road bandits in West Africa’s Guinea have stolen blood samples suspected to be contaminated with Ebola. Authorities have appealed to the unidentified robbers to return the blood samples.

21.11.2014 19:00

‘AIDS, Ebola, Obama – Thanks Africa’ roadside sign causes a stir in Nebraska
​A homemade sign proclaiming “AIDS, Ebola, Obama – Thanks Africa” caused a commotion in the town of Minden, Nebraska this week after a local man drew the ire of area residents when he erected it on his own property.

21.11.2014 15:20

Yes, Cameron - there's a 3rd recession coming - and you're to blame!
Reading David Cameron’s article in The Guardian on the G20, analyzing why the Eurozone is “teetering on the brink of a third recession” and the world is beset with chaos and instability, you could be forgiven for thinking none of it is his fault.

18.11.2014 15:20

Doctor with Ebola dies at Nebraska hospital
Dr Martin Salia, a surgeon who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone, has died at a hospital in Nebraska.

17.11.2014 13:26

Tanzania’s Masai face homeland eviction…so Dubai royals can hunt
Masai people living in northern Tanzania are facing eviction from their historical homeland, as the government has reportedly reneged on a promise and is proceeding with plans to remake the land into a hunting reserve for Dubai's royal family.

17.11.2014 04:35

‘I like having my life in my own hands’: Victoria Falls highwire-walker to RT
Daredevil highwire-walker and Austrian crime author Reinhard Kleindl has shot to fame after crossing the 108 meter Victoria Falls on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. He spoke to RT about his motivations and safety precautions.

15.11.2014 11:45

Incredible video of young elephant repelling 14 hungry lions
In a desperate bid for survival, a young elephant showed tremendous courage to fight off a pride of 14 female lions. A video shows them chasing the animal to a riverbank, before it fights back, reverses the tables and escapes.

15.11.2014 08:44

Shell ignored ‘risk & hazard’ of Nigeria pipes, downplayed size of 2008 spills – court documents
Royal Dutch Shell was aware that its Nigerian pipelines were poorly maintained prior to the 2008 Bodo oil spills, and later underestimated the size of the leaks to avoid paying compensation, Amnesty International reported after studying court documents.

13.11.2014 15:22

​Mandatory overseas aid law ‘bizarre’ – UK foreign secretary
Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond has rejected a proposal to enshrine a foreign aid target, set out by the United Nations (UN), in UK law. He described the proposed bill as “bizarre.”

13.11.2014 16:51