Latest news from Geneva.

Ebola death toll rises, fewer cases in Guinea than thought: WHO

Ebola death toll rises, fewer cases in Guinea than thought: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - The Ebola epidemic has killed 4,951 people out of 13,567 infected in eight countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday, slightly revising downwards its figures for cases mainly due to suspected cases in Guinea being discarded.


October 31, 2014 - 18:12 GMT
Routines most vital in avoiding Ebola infection: WHO

Routines most vital in avoiding Ebola infection: WHO

 

Meticulously following stringent routines when putting on and removing protective equipment is more important than the kind of gear health care workers use to ward off Ebola infection, the World Health Organization said Friday.


October 31, 2014 - 18:02 GMT
Mali Ebola victim had contact with 141 people, 57 still sought

Mali Ebola victim had contact with 141 people, 57 still sought

 

A 2-year-old girl who brought Ebola to Mali may have had contact with as many as 141 people, 57 of whom have yet to be traced, according to health experts concerned the disease could spread in Mali and beyond.


October 31, 2014 - 17:09 GMT
Iran hits back after West chastises Tehran on rights

Iran hits back after West chastises Tehran on rights

 

GENEVA Reuters - Iran defended its human rights record on Friday, striking back at the West for its criticism about a woman hanged for murder in an alleged rape case.


October 31, 2014 - 11:51 GMT
WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

 

GENEVA - The U.N.


October 31, 2014 - 10:54 GMT

Switzerland: IS suspects arrested over attack plan

 

GENEVA - Prosecutors say three people suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and thought to have been planning an attack in Europe were arrested in Switzerland earlier this year.


October 31, 2014 - 10:45 GMT
UN watchdog slams Israel abuses, demands Gaza war probe

UN watchdog slams Israel abuses, demands Gaza war probe

 

A UN human rights watchdog on Thursday urged Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians, and demanded the country probe violations committed during repeated assaults on Gaza.


October 30, 2014 - 14:58 GMT

Liberia Ebola deaths down, Sierra Leone up after revision: WHO

 

Almost 300 fewer people are known to have died from Ebola in Liberia than previously thought, while more than 200 have been added to Sierra Leone's death toll, the World Health Organization said in a regular Ebola update on Wednesday.


October 29, 2014 - 23:22 GMT
New Ebola cases slowing in Liberia but too soon to celebrate: WHO

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

 

Geneva AFP - The World Health Organization confirmed Wednesday that the rate of Ebola infections appeared to be slowing in hard-hit Liberia, but warned the crisis was far from over.


October 29, 2014 - 15:19 GMT
Ebola appears to be slowing in Liberia: WHO

Ebola appears to be slowing in Liberia: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - Liberia may be seeing decline in the spread of Ebola, with a decline in the number of burials and a plateau in laboratory-confirmed cases, World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward said on Wednesday.


October 29, 2014 - 14:39 GMT
Ebola vaccine trials to start in Switzerland this week

Ebola vaccine trials to start in Switzerland this week

 

Ebola vaccine trials are set to start in Switzerland this week after receiving the green light from the country's authorities, the World Health Organization WHO said Tuesday.


October 28, 2014 - 18:42 GMT
Economic crisis pulls 2.6 mn children below poverty line: UNICEF

Economic crisis pulls 2.6 mn children below poverty line: UNICEF

 

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.


October 28, 2014 - 14:12 GMT
Swiss agency approves trial for Ebola vaccine

Swiss agency approves trial for Ebola vaccine

 

GENEVA - The Swiss agency that regulates new drugs said Tuesday it has approved an application for a clinical trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital.


October 28, 2014 - 14:01 GMT
Swiss test GSK Ebola vaccine in some volunteers going to Africa

Swiss test GSK Ebola vaccine in some volunteers going to Africa

 

GENEVA Reuters - Switzerland's drug regulator said on Tuesday it had approved the testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline on healthy volunteers, some of whom will be traveling to West Africa as medical staff.


October 28, 2014 - 13:01 GMT
WHO says 82 being monitored for Ebola in Mali

WHO says 82 being monitored for Ebola in Mali

 

GENEVA Reuters - Health workers are monitoring 82 people who had contact with a toddler who died of Ebola in Mali last week, but no new cases of the disease have yet been reported, World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said on Tuesday.


October 28, 2014 - 10:59 GMT

Swiss bank UBS posts 32 percent gain in 3Q profit

 

GENEVA - Swiss banking giant U.SAG is reporting a third-quarter net profit of 762 million Swiss francs $803 million, up 32 percent from the comparable period a year ago based on solid returns from its investment banking and wealth management.


October 28, 2014 - 07:26 GMT

Ebola death toll tops 4,900 out of more than 10,000 cases: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct.


October 25, 2014 - 10:02 GMT
WHO vaccines boss signs up as Ebola trial guinea pig

WHO vaccines boss signs up as Ebola trial guinea pig

 

The woman overseeing the rush to develop an Ebola jab has become one of the first volunteers to sign up to test the safety of candidate vaccines being developed.


October 25, 2014 - 08:29 GMT
WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

 

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.


October 25, 2014 - 05:16 GMT
Mali scrambles to trace Ebola toddler's contacts: WHO

Mali scrambles to trace Ebola toddler's contacts: WHO

 

Health authorities in Mali are monitoring at least 43 people who had contact with a toddler declared the country's first Ebola case, the World Health Organization said Friday.


October 24, 2014 - 20:21 GMT
Ebola vaccine doses could reach Africa by mid-2015: UN health agency

Ebola vaccine doses could reach Africa by mid-2015: UN health agency

 

Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to west Africa by the middle of next year, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the killer virus were reported in New York and Mali.


October 24, 2014 - 14:38 GMT
WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali, 43 people monitored for virus

WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali, 43 people monitored for virus

 

GENEVA Reuters - The World Health Organization WHO said on Friday it was sending experts to help Mali fight Ebola, a day after the first case of the disease was confirmed there.


October 24, 2014 - 09:46 GMT
At least 824,000 displaced by Ukraine conflict: UN

At least 824,000 displaced by Ukraine conflict: UN

 

The conflict in Ukraine has driven more than 824,000 people from their homes, the UN refugee agency said on Friday, warning that it was having to scramble aid to offset the impact of winter.


October 24, 2014 - 09:45 GMT
UN watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms

UN watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms

 

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


October 23, 2014 - 19:25 GMT
WHO concerned but 'reasonably confident' on international Ebola spread

WHO concerned but 'reasonably confident' on international Ebola spread

 

GENEVA/LONDON Reuters - The World Health Organization WHO said on Thursday it was reasonably confident that West African countries neighboring those hardest hit by the current Ebola epidemic are not seeing transmission of the virus across their borders.


October 23, 2014 - 15:23 GMT
WHO wary of screening arriving passengers for Ebola, but no ban

WHO wary of screening arriving passengers for Ebola, but no ban

 

GENEVA Reuters - Screening passengers for Ebola on their arrival may have a limited effect in stopping the virus spreading but whether it adds anything to exit screening from affected countries is a decision for governments, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.


October 23, 2014 - 14:24 GMT
Ebola remains global public health emergency: WHO

Ebola remains global public health emergency: WHO

 

Geneva AFP - Ebola remains a global emergency, the World Health Organization said Thursday, flagging grave concerns over hard-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.


October 23, 2014 - 14:03 GMT

Swiss chain sorry for 'unforgivable' packaging

 

GENEVA - A leading Swiss supermarket chain is apologizing for what it calls an unforgivable blunder: distributing mini-containers of coffee cream bearing portraits of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.


October 23, 2014 - 12:55 GMT
U.N. rights body calls for open elections in Hong Kong

U.N. rights body calls for open elections in Hong Kong

 

GENEVA Reuters - The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, including the right to stand for election and not be subject to vetting.


October 23, 2014 - 11:40 GMT
Credit Suisse Q3 profit more than doubles

Credit Suisse Q3 profit more than doubles

 

GENEVA - Credit Suisse's profits more than doubled in the third quarter as Switzerland's second-largest bank benefited from cost cutting, brisk business in emerging markets and the services it provides for wealthy clients.


October 23, 2014 - 09:15 GMT
  LATEST NEWS BY CITIES
OTTAWA
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka
AUSTIN, Texas
LOS ANGELES
SURUC Turkey
HAVANA
HARTFORD, Conn
NEW YORK
ANN ARBOR, Mich
FRANKFORT, KY
LONDON, ENGLAND
STOUIS
MOJAVE, California
MOUNTAINHOME, Pa
ROME
ATHENS, Greece
ALBUQUERQUE, N
Paris
TEGUCIGALPA
NICOSIA, Cyprus
PARIS, FRANCE
GENEVA
NEW BEDFORD, Mass
CHICAGO



  NEWS BY DATE
2014/10/30
Cubs had little choice but to act swiftly, coldly in pursuit of their ray of hope


2014/10/29
Court orders for Texas pastors' speeches withdrawn


2014/10/28
Check Out This Stunning Picture Of The Moon From Space


2014/10/27
Safe Ebola burials in Sierra Leone a bright spot for U.S. envoy


2014/10/26
3 Things You Can Literally Learn In Your Sleep


2014/10/25
Complex investigation follows killing of deputies





Tue, 28 Oct 2014
Chadwick Boseman, Captain Marvel, Marvel, Carol Danvers

Mon, 27 Oct 2014
Green Bay Packers, Packers, New Orleans Saints, Aaron Rodgers, Saints, Drew Brees

Sat, 25 Oct 2014
Real Madrid, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, El Clasico, Barcelona Vs Real Madrid, Barcelona, El Clasico

Thu, 23 Oct 2014
Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning, Broncos, Broncos Schedule, Emmanuel Sanders, Chargers, San Diego Chargers, Philip Rivers

Mon, 20 Oct 2014
iOS 8.1, IBM, AAPL, Apple Pay

Fri, 17 Oct 2014
Percy Harvin, Percy Harvin trade

Wed, 15 Oct 2014
Amber Vinson, Amber Joy Vinson

Sun, 12 Oct 2014
Green Bay Packers, Packers, Miami Dolphins

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Amanda Bynes, Amanda Bynes Twitter

Thu, 09 Oct 2014
Red Bull, Red Bull Lawsuit, Red Bull Settlement