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EU on high alert as Germany agrees to accept Ebola patients
A German hospital has agreed to treat Ebola patients amid widespread fears of a possible outbreak of the deadly disease in Europe. Over 670 people have already been killed by the disease in West Africa with doctors struggling to control the epidemic.

30.07.2014 07:18

Plane sinks in melting asphalt at Moscow airport
A passenger aircraft got stuck at Domodedovo airport for over 4 hours after its landing gear sank in melting asphalt of one of the taxiways due to a strong heat wave that hit Moscow.

30.07.2014 03:03

​Top Ebola doctor dies of virus in Sierra Leone
Sheik Umar Khan, Sierra Leone’s only specialist in the virus who was leading the country’s battle against the West African Ebola outbreak has died from the disease less than a week after being diagnosed with Ebola.

29.07.2014 19:59

Modern Brits: Ignorant, intolerant, overly-nationalistic binge drinkers?
Ignorant, intolerant, overly nationalistic folk who drink too much and stomach terrible food? Those grim attitudes reflect how many young people view the UK from the outside, according to a recent study published by the British Council.

29.07.2014 12:39

UK doctors sound alarm over potential Ebola outbreak
Doctors in the UK are preparing for a possible outbreak of Ebola, one of the most virulent diseases known to humankind according to the World Health Organization.

29.07.2014 09:27

Hit by Hailstones: Heavy storm causes injuries, damage in Russian’s Altay Region
Seven people have been injured and thousands of homes and facilities damaged after a heavy hailstorm hit the Russian region of Altay. The hailstones were the size of quail’s eggs, and some even as big as tennis balls.

29.07.2014 08:30

New figures show 9/11 cancer cases have doubled among first-responders
The number of emergency workers and first responders who have developed different types of cancer after being at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has doubled since last year.

28.07.2014 19:19

Earth is headed for its sixth mass extinction - study
The rapid depletion of Earth’s biodiversity indicates that the planet is in the early stages of its sixth mass extinction of life since becoming habitable 3.5 billion years ago, according to a new study published in Science.

28.07.2014 14:25

Some antibiotics with your Сheeseburger? Russia regulator probes McDonald’s
Russia’s consumer watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has opened an investigation into the quality of food products used at McDonald’s, in addition to a lawsuit that could ban some signature products from the Russian market, curtailing operations.

28.07.2014 09:41

Two Americans contract Ebola, as fears of virus spread intensify
Two US citizens helping to treat Ebola in West Africa - a doctor and an aid worker – are in intensive care, having tested positive for the deadly virus. Governments and airports across the region are struggling to curb the spread of the disease.

28.07.2014 05:34

Don’t shake on it? Fist-bump ‘cleaner than handshakes’
Besides looking totally cool, bumping fists may actually be a more hygienic greeting than the stuffy traditional handshake, experiments at UK’s Aberystwyth University have revealed.

28.07.2014 10:56

Bee studies feel sting of pesticide manufacturers – MPs
Corporate funding from pesticide manufacturers threatens to contaminate research into the impact of agricultural chemicals on the declining bee population, warn a committee of MPs.

28.07.2014 08:22

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