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Ebola cases slow in Liberia, but too soon to celebrate: WHO

Geneva - The rate of new Ebola infections appears to be slowing in hard-hit Liberia, but the crisis is far from over, according to the World Health Organization.

New Ebola cases slowing in Liberia but too soon to celebrate: WHO

Geneva - The rate of new Ebola infections appears to be slowing in hard-hit Liberia, but the crisis is far from over, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Economic crisis pulls 2.6 mn children below poverty line: UNICEF

Geneva - At least 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line in the world's richest nations since the economic crisis struck in 2008, UNICEF said in a hard-hitting report Tuesday.

Gender equality at work more than 80 years off

Geneva - If you're waiting for gender equality in the workplace, be prepared to wait a long time.

Ebola cases pass 10,000

Geneva - The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has today exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Global tuberculosis cases increase

Geneva - A new study by the World Health Organization indicates that tuberculosis has infected hundreds of thousands more people around the world. The actual figures are far higher than those estimated a year ago.

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Geneva - Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said, after a new case of the virus was reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Geneva - Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to west Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.

Ebola still of 'great concern' in west Africa epicentre: WHO

Geneva - Top Ebola experts raised grave concerns Thursday about the worsening epidemic in west Africa as the number of infections soared to almost 10,000 and the death toll edged closer to 4,900.

UN watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms

Geneva - A United Nations rights watchdog on Thursday pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed.

Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000

Geneva - The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

Coffee cream with Hitler on the label causes Swiss uproar

Zurich - A creamy controversy has reared its head in Switzerland Wednesday after the Swiss retailer Migros supplied a range of coffee cream pots, with the faces of both Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini on the labels, to local coffee shops and restaurants.

80-foot high 'sex toy' sculpture raises a furore in Paris

Paris - An inflatable sculpture erected on a famous Parisian square has kicked up a fuss, with its artist even being attacked in the street.

World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost

Geneva - The World Bank warned the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat the escalating epidemic and global travel fears mounted.

World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost

Geneva - The World Bank warned Friday the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat the escalating epidemic and global travel fears mounted.

Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216: WHO

Geneva - More than 4,500 people have died in the deadly Ebola outbreak that began in west Africa at the beginning of the year, fresh World Health Organization figures showed Friday.

World steps up Ebola action as fear mounts

Geneva - Western countries scrambled to review safety measures at airports and borders amid a mounting wave of fear that West Africa's Ebola outbreak will spread worldwide.

World steps up Ebola action as fear mounts

Geneva - Western countries scrambled to review safety measures at airports and borders on Thursday amid a mounting wave of fear that West Africa's Ebola outbreak will spread worldwide.

World pledges Ebola action as infections soar

Geneva - Ebola's escalating spread constitutes the worst global health emergency in years, world leaders warned, vowing to dramatically step up the response to the virus that has already killed nearly 4,500 people.

Natural disasters killed over 22,000 in 2013, Red Cross says

Geneva - Natural disasters claimed over 22,000 lives last year, with Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines the deadliest of all, the Red Cross said Thursday.
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