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U.S. right-to-die woman holds on, in new video

Los Angeles - A young American woman with terminal cancer who triggered shock and controversy when she said she would kill herself on November 1 now says she may wait a little longer.

Experts urge caution over Ebola hopes

Monrovia - Health authorities called Thursday for renewed vigilance over the Ebola epidemic and urged caution over claims it is retreating as the World Bank announced a $100-million fund for more health workers.

U.S. nurse bikes away, despite Ebola quarantine

Washington - A U.S. nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa took a bike ride early Thursday despite a state order to stay at home in quarantine.

UN chief launches campaign to end female genital mutilation

Nairobi - UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched Thursday a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had "shattered" their lives.

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.

Putin spokesman tells press to 'shut trap' on cancer rumours

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin's spokesman on Wednesday ridiculed US media reports that the Russian strongman may be suffering from cancer, saying he was fine and that journalists should "shut their trap".

Red Cross, Obama see progress in Ebola battle

Monrovia - The Red Cross and US President Barack Obama and have offered hope that the battle against the deadly West African Ebola outbreak is being won, amid a dramatic drop in bodies collected in Liberia's capital.

Aid workers see hope as Ebola body count drops in Liberia

Monrovia - The Red Cross offered hope Tuesday of a turning point in the battle against the deadly west African Ebola outbreak, saying it had seen a dramatic drop in bodies collected in Liberia's capital.

U.S. modifies Ebola guidelines after quarantine uproar

Washington - U.S. health authorities have issued new guidelines for health workers returning from Ebola-hit nations after a firestorm of criticism over state quarantine restrictions, including from the UN chief.

U.S. modifies Ebola guidelines after quarantine uproar

Washington - U.S. health authorities on Monday issued new guidelines for health workers returning from Ebola-hit nations after a firestorm of criticism over state quarantine restrictions, including from the UN chief.

Cuban sent to fight Ebola in Guinea dies of malaria

Conakry - A Cuban man working in Guinea to help battle the killer Ebola virus has died of malaria, the west African nation said on Monday.

Angry U.S. envoy hits out at global response to Ebola

Conakry - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has criticised the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she begins a tour of west African nations at the epicentre of the deadly outbreak.

New York state backtracks on Ebola rules after nurse quarantine row

Washington - New York state eased its rules for how those arriving from Ebola-stricken West Africa must be treated, ending a mandatory isolation period for people who had no contact with an infected patient.

US envoy visiting Ebola-hit Africa condemns world response

Conakry - The US ambassador to the United Nations criticised the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she began a tour Sunday of west African nations at the epicentre of the deadly outbreak.

Quarantined U.S. nurse says 'made to feel like a criminal'

New York - An American nurse published a scathing account of her treatment after being put in isolation in the United States following a stint caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, saying she was made to feel like "a criminal.

Russia turns back clocks to permanent Winter Time

Moscow - Russia on Sunday is set to turn back its clocks to winter time permanently in a move backed by President Vladimir Putin, reversing a three-year experiment with non-stop summer time that proved highly unpopular.

Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears after girl dies

Bamako - Mali authorities on Saturday sought to calm fears after Ebola claimed its first victim in the African country, a contagious toddler who took a 1,000-kilometre bus journey before being treated.

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.

Two US states order tough Ebola quarantine rules

New York - New York and New Jersey ordered mandatory quarantine for medics who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa, after the deadly virus spread to America's largest city.

Two US nurses are declared cured of Ebola

Washington - Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave the hospital and meet President Barack Obama for a hug.

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.

EU boosts Ebola aid for west Africa to 1.0 billion euros

Brussels - European Union leaders agreed Friday to boost aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa to one billion euros ($1.26 billion), EU president Herman Van Rompuy said."EU will increase financial help to 1.

Australian doctors transplant 'dead' hearts in surgical breakthrough

Sydney - Australian surgeons said Friday they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in what they said was a world first that could change the way organs are donated.

New York confirms first Ebola case

New York - New York confirmed the first case of Ebola in the largest city in the United States as the EU dramatically ramped up aid Friday to contain the killer epidemic ravaging west Africa.The EU announcement of one billion euros ($1.

African nations to send 1,000 health workers to Ebola hotspots

Freetown - African countries on Thursday pledged to send more than 1,000 health workers to Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, where the World Health Organization says the spread of the killer virus "remains of great concern".

Cyprus president ill, to skip EU summit

Nicosia - Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades was hospitalised in Brussels with high blood pressure Thursday and asked Greece's premier to stand in for him at an EU summit, the government said."After prolonged nosebleeds the president...

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.

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.

Cuba sends more doctors to Ebola-hit west Africa

Monrovia - Cuban nurses and doctors headed to Liberia and Guinea Wednesday to help the fight against Ebola, as the death toll from the outbreak neared 4,900 and countries raced to get experimental vaccines ready for "real-world use".
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