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Two Ebola vaccines to be tested in Switzerland

Two Ebola vaccines to be tested in Switzerland

 

Geneva AFP - Clinical trials of two experimental vaccines against the deadly Ebola virus are due to begin soon in Switzerland, the country's Tropical and Public Health Institute said on Thursday.


September 18, 2014 - 23:34 GMT
Ebola death toll climbs to 2,630 out of 5,357 cases: WHO

Ebola death toll climbs to 2,630 out of 5,357 cases: WHO

 

Geneva AFP - The deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has now infected more than 5,000 people in west Africa and killed around half of them, the World Health Organization said Thursday.


September 18, 2014 - 16:32 GMT
Bayern beats Man City 1-0 in Champions League

Bayern beats Man City 1-0 in Champions League

 

GENEVA - Bayern Munich scored a 90th-minute goal to beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Barcelona had an easier time edging OEL 1-0.


September 17, 2014 - 21:26 GMT
Damascus, opposition must 'compromise' to beat jihadists: UN

Damascus, opposition must 'compromise' to beat jihadists: UN

 

Geneva AFP - The Syrian government and mainstream opposition must seek a compromise to end three and half years of bloody civil war and block the rise of murderous jihadists, UN investigators said Tuesday.


September 16, 2014 - 18:55 GMT
UN says $1.0 billion needed to fight Ebola

UN says $1.0 billion needed to fight Ebola

 

Geneva AFP - Nearly $1.0 billion is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said Tuesday, more than doubling the estimate it made less than a month ago.


September 16, 2014 - 13:46 GMT

Liberia must wait weeks or months for new Ebola centers: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - The Ebola response in Liberia, the country worst hit by the outbreak, will focus on community-level care units since new treatment centers are unlikely to be ready for weeks or months, World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward said on Tuesday.


September 16, 2014 - 13:07 GMT

Ebola cases may be kept within tens of thousands, WHO says

 

GENEVA Reuters - The unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires a $1 billion response to keep its spread within the tens of thousands of cases, United Nations officials said on Tuesday.


September 16, 2014 - 12:58 GMT
Liberia must wait weeks or months for new Ebola centres: WHO

Liberia must wait weeks or months for new Ebola centres: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - The Ebola response in Liberia, the country worst hit by the outbreak, will focus on community-level care units since new bed spaces are unlikely to be ready for weeks or months, World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward said on Tuesday.


September 16, 2014 - 12:30 GMT
UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

 

GENEVA - The U.N.


September 16, 2014 - 10:13 GMT
China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174

China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174

 

Geneva AFP - China will send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174, the UN said Tuesday.


September 16, 2014 - 09:56 GMT

U.N. experts call for sparing civilians in fight against Islamic State

 

GENEVA Reuters - United Nations war crimes investigators for Syria said on Tuesday that world powers preparing military action against Islamic State fighters must respect the rules of war requiring them to protect civilians and be proportionate in their strikes.


September 16, 2014 - 09:55 GMT

Business leaders propose Ukraine steer course between West, Moscow

 

GENEVA Reuters - Ukraine should seek special trade deals with Russia as well as the European Union and consider military non-alignment to help stabilize its economy and secure peace, top business leaders convened by the World Economic Forum said on Monday.


September 15, 2014 - 18:27 GMT

500 migrants feared drowned off Malta coast, IOM says

 

GENEVA Reuters - Some 500 migrants are believed to have died in the Mediterranean after traffickers rammed their boat off Malta's coast last week, the International Organization for Migration said on Monday.


September 15, 2014 - 15:22 GMT

Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed

 

GENEVA - The International Organization for Migration says about 500 migrants are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week.


September 15, 2014 - 14:19 GMT

Migrant organization: About 500 feared dead after boat rammed, sunk off Malta coast last week

 

GENEVA - Migrant organization: About 500 feared dead after boat rammed, sunk off Malta coast last week.


September 15, 2014 - 13:59 GMT
Switzerland beats Italy 3-1 in Davis Cup semifinal

Switzerland beats Italy 3-1 in Davis Cup semifinal

 

GENEVA - Roger Federer has taken Switzerland to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years, beating Fabio Fognini of Italy in the opening reverse singles Sunday for a winning 3-1 lead in their semifinal.


September 14, 2014 - 12:35 GMT
Federer skips doubles in Davis Cup semifinal

Federer skips doubles in Davis Cup semifinal

 

GENEVA - Roger Federer has been given the day off as Switzerland seeks to seal its place in the Davis Cup final by winning Saturday's doubles.


September 13, 2014 - 10:49 GMT
Fragile ozone layer shows first sign of recovery: U.N.

Fragile ozone layer shows first sign of recovery: U.N.

 

The ozone layer that shields life from the sun's cancer-causing ultraviolet rays is showing its first sign of thickening after years of dangerous depletion, a U.N.


September 12, 2014 - 14:29 GMT
Switzerland leads Italy 1-0 in Davis Cup

Switzerland leads Italy 1-0 in Davis Cup

 

GENEVA - Roger Federer gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Italy in the Davis Cup semifinals by beating Simone Bolelli 7-6 5, 6-4, 6-4 Friday.


September 12, 2014 - 14:01 GMT

Cuba to send 165 health workers to fight Ebola in Africa

 

Cuba is to send 165 healthcare workers to West Africa to help in the battle against the world's worst ever epidemic of the Ebola virus, the country's health minister said on Friday.


September 12, 2014 - 12:39 GMT
UN begins food aid to Ukraine's war-torn east

UN begins food aid to Ukraine's war-torn east

 

The UN's World Food Programme announced Friday the launch of its first food aid operation in Ukraine, saying it had begun distributing rations in the country's conflict-torn east.


September 12, 2014 - 10:58 GMT
Ebola death toll hits 2,400: WHO

Ebola death toll hits 2,400: WHO

 

Geneva AFP - The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola fever has now killed more than 2,400 people and infected twice that number, according to a new toll released on Friday by the World Health Organization.


September 12, 2014 - 09:58 GMT
Cuba to send 165 health workers to Sierra Leone in Ebola fight

Cuba to send 165 health workers to Sierra Leone in Ebola fight

 

Geneva AFP - Cuba will send 165 doctors and nurses to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak, Cuba's health minister and the World Health Organization announced Friday.


September 12, 2014 - 09:31 GMT
Red Cross to train more volunteers to scale up Ebola fight

Red Cross to train more volunteers to scale up Ebola fight

 

The Red Cross said Thursday it planned to train more than 2,000 extra volunteers to step up its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging west Africa.


September 11, 2014 - 20:25 GMT
Monrovia soccer stadium to house Ebola centre: FIFA

Monrovia soccer stadium to house Ebola centre: FIFA

 

Geneva AFP - A large football stadium in Monrovia will be converted to house two large Ebola treatment units, FIFA said Thursday.


September 11, 2014 - 20:06 GMT
New curbs on trade in threatened sharks

New curbs on trade in threatened sharks

 

The 178 members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species CITES agreed in March 2013 to tighten regulations on the trade of the three types of hammerhead shark, the porbeagle and oceanic whitetip shark, and two types of manta ray.


September 11, 2014 - 14:32 GMT
Federer opens against Bolelli in Davis Cup semis

Federer opens against Bolelli in Davis Cup semis

 

GENEVA - Lacking a Davis Cup title on his career record, Roger Federer leads Switzerland into its first semifinal in 11 years against Italy on Friday.


September 11, 2014 - 12:44 GMT

Threatened ozone layer shows first sign of recovery: U.N.

 

The ozone layer that shields life from the sun's cancer-causing ultraviolet rays is showing its first sign of thickening after years of dangerous depletion, a U.N.


September 10, 2014 - 18:32 GMT
No vaccine stocks in crisis-hit Ukraine: WHO

No vaccine stocks in crisis-hit Ukraine: WHO

 

Conflict-torn Ukraine is facing a health emergency, with no stocks of any vaccines and dire shortages of many medicines, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday.


September 09, 2014 - 21:16 GMT

European clubs step up match-fixing prevention

 

GENEVA - Europe's top football clubs have been asked to increase their commitment to prevent match-fixing.


September 09, 2014 - 20:56 GMT
Ebola has killed 2,288, nearly half in past 21 days: WHO

Ebola has killed 2,288, nearly half in past 21 days: WHO

 

The Ebola epidemic in west Africa has claimed 2,288 lives, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, stressing that nearly half had died in less than a month.


September 09, 2014 - 16:02 GMT
Schumacher moved home from hospital for further care, family says

Schumacher moved home from hospital for further care, family says

 

Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his treatment at home after a devastating ski accident in December, his family said Tuesday.


September 09, 2014 - 15:43 GMT
Ebola death toll rises to at least 2,296: WHO

Ebola death toll rises to at least 2,296: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in history has risen to at least 2,296 out of 4,293 cases in five West African countries, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.


September 09, 2014 - 15:24 GMT

Champions League clubs can expect 30 percent raise

 

GENEVA - UEFA has told European clubs to expect a 30 percent raise in Champions League revenues for the next three seasons.


September 09, 2014 - 14:01 GMT

European clubs unsure over 2022 WCup in winter

 

GENEVA - Europe's top football clubs still need to be convinced the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should move from summer.


September 09, 2014 - 13:14 GMT

Clubs could get money from fines paid by rivals

 

GENEVA - The European Club Association says it wants UEFA to give more than $30 million collected from Financial Fair Play fines back to other clubs.


September 09, 2014 - 12:04 GMT

UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

 

GENEVA - The U.N. weather agency says carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013.


September 09, 2014 - 09:12 GMT

Liberia could see 'thousands' more Ebola cases in coming weeks: WHO

 

Liberia, already hardest-hit by the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, should brace for thousands of new cases in coming weeks, the World Health Organization warned Monday.


September 08, 2014 - 17:50 GMT
Ebola spread is exponential in Liberia, thousands of cases expected soon: WHO

Ebola spread is exponential in Liberia, thousands of cases expected soon: WHO

 

The Ebola virus is spreading fast in Liberia, where many thousands of new cases are expected over the coming three weeks, the World Health Organization said on Monday.


September 08, 2014 - 17:11 GMT

Swiss President not optimistic about Ukraine ceasefire, urges political solution

 

Swiss President Didier Burkhalter said on Monday that he was not optimistic about the Ukraine ceasefire, saying it was not enough just to have a cessation of hostilities but both sides must push for political solution.


September 08, 2014 - 11:12 GMT
New UN rights chief: Syria, Iraq is first priority

New UN rights chief: Syria, Iraq is first priority

 

GENEVA - The Jordanian prince taking the helm of the U.N.'s human rights office urged the world Monday to set as its first priority bringing a halt to the gruesome and conjoined conflicts in Iraq and Syria.


September 08, 2014 - 10:34 GMT
Jihadists want to create 'house of blood': new UN rights chief

Jihadists want to create 'house of blood': new UN rights chief

 

The jihadist militants who have seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria are intent upon creating a house of blood, the UN's new human rights chief said Monday.


September 08, 2014 - 10:15 GMT
Jihadists aim to create 'house of blood': new UN rights chief

Jihadists aim to create 'house of blood': new UN rights chief

 

Geneva AFP - The jihadist militants who have seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria are intent upon creating a house of blood, the UN's new human rights chief said Monday.


September 08, 2014 - 09:09 GMT
New U.N. rights boss urges world to protect civilians in Iraq, Syria

New U.N. rights boss urges world to protect civilians in Iraq, Syria

 

The new U.N.


September 08, 2014 - 08:23 GMT
UN criticises Bahrain over arrest of human rights activist

UN criticises Bahrain over arrest of human rights activist

 

The UN called on Friday for Bahrain to release a prominent human rights activist and expressed concern about ongoing violations of freedom of expression in the Gulf kingdom.


September 05, 2014 - 20:56 GMT
UN races to shelter refugees in Iraq before winter

UN races to shelter refugees in Iraq before winter

 

Hundreds of thousands of people who have fled to northern Iraq to escape jihadist fighters are in desperate need of housing, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.


September 05, 2014 - 20:06 GMT

Ebola vaccine for health workers by November if safe: UN

 

Geneva AFP - An Ebola vaccine could be available by November for health workers, hard-hit by the killer disease, with testing of two candidate vaccines under way, the World Health Organization said Friday.


September 05, 2014 - 18:06 GMT

Ebola toll tops 2,000, cases near 4,000: World Health Organization

 

More than 2,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Friday, out of about 4,000 patients thought to have been infected in the three countries worst hit by the disease.


September 05, 2014 - 17:28 GMT

Ebola death toll soars past 2,000: WHO

 

Geneva AFP - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic in west Africa has climbed above 2,000, the UN's World Health Organisation said on Friday after a two-day crisis meeting.


September 05, 2014 - 17:19 GMT
World health experts study untested Ebola drugs

World health experts study untested Ebola drugs

 

Health experts honed in Friday on a handful of unproven drugs they hope might turn the lethal tide of Ebola, as key figures urged that funds go for frontline crisis care in some of the world's poorest states.


September 05, 2014 - 13:57 GMT
World experts race to deploy experimental Ebola drugs

World experts race to deploy experimental Ebola drugs

 

World health experts will meet in Geneva on Friday for the second day of urgent talks on fast-tracking experimental Ebola drugs as doctors in the worst-hit countries pleaded to be given the serums.


September 05, 2014 - 02:18 GMT
One person commits suicide every 40 seconds: WHO

One person commits suicide every 40 seconds: WHO

 

One person commits suicide every 40 seconds -- more than all the yearly victims of wars and natural disaster -- with the highest toll among the elderly, the United Nations said Thursday.


September 04, 2014 - 14:00 GMT
Experts debate experimental treatments for Ebola

Experts debate experimental treatments for Ebola

 

Some 200 experts huddled in Geneva on Thursday to debate experimental treatments for the Ebola virus as the world's worst-ever outbreak raged in west Africa, having killed more than 1,900 people so far.


September 04, 2014 - 10:38 GMT
Iran, U.S. in another round of bilateral nuclear talks in Geneva

Iran, U.S. in another round of bilateral nuclear talks in Geneva

 

Iran and the United States began bilateral nuclear talks in Geneva on Thursday, the second time the two sides have met since Iran and six world powers failed to meet a July 20 deadline to resolve differences in the long-standing dispute.


September 04, 2014 - 09:07 GMT
Crisis-hit Palestinian economy battered further: UN

Crisis-hit Palestinian economy battered further: UN

 

The already faltering Palestinian economy further shrank in 2013 and 2014, even without taking into account devastation caused by the recent conflict with Israel, a UN development agency said Wednesday.


September 03, 2014 - 22:02 GMT

Swiss urged to toughen anti-corruption law

 

GENEVA - Advocacy group Transparency International is criticizing Swiss law as too soft on financial corruption.


September 02, 2014 - 16:32 GMT

More than 1 million Ukrainians displaced by conflict: UNHCR

 

More than one million people have been displaced by the conflict in Ukraine, including 814,000 Ukrainians now in Russia with various forms of status, the UNHCR United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.


September 02, 2014 - 10:58 GMT
At least half a million displaced in Ukraine: UN

At least half a million displaced in Ukraine: UN

 

Geneva AFP - Fighting in Ukraine has forced over half a million people to flee their homes, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.


September 02, 2014 - 10:01 GMT

U.N. refugee agency fears mass displacement in Ukraine

 

GENEVA Reuters - The number of people displaced in Ukraine by fighting has nearly doubled in the past there weeks to at least 260,000 and more are fleeing amid fears of mass displacement, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.


September 02, 2014 - 10:00 GMT
Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

 

A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.'s World Food Programme WFP said on Tuesday.


September 02, 2014 - 09:44 GMT
Islamic State poses global threat, Iraqi minister says

Islamic State poses global threat, Iraqi minister says

 

Islamic State has committed barbaric acts against civilians in Iraq, threatening the country's territorial integrity and posing a global threat, the Iraqi government's human rights minister said on Monday in an appeal for international support.


September 01, 2014 - 10:12 GMT
UN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes

UN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes

 

GENEVA - The U.N.'s top human rights body is being asked to investigate the alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq.


September 01, 2014 - 09:39 GMT
U.N. debate on Iraq hears of atrocities committed by both sides

U.N. debate on Iraq hears of atrocities committed by both sides

 

GENEVA Reuters - Islamic State forces are committing atrocities amounting to crimes against humanity against minorities while Iraqi government forces have executed detainees and shelled civilian areas in acts that may constitute war crimes, the United Nations said on Monday.


September 01, 2014 - 08:57 GMT

UN: Pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine target civilians

 

GENEVA - The U.N. human rights office says around three dozen people a day are being killed in eastern Ukraine where the death toll has risen to at least 2,220.


August 29, 2014 - 08:42 GMT
Number of Syrian refugees tops three million mark, UN says

Number of Syrian refugees tops three million mark, UN says

 

Syria's intensifying refugee crisis will today surpass a record three million people, the UN's refugee agency said in a statement, adding that the number did not include hundreds of thousands of others who fled without registering as refugees.


August 29, 2014 - 05:50 GMT

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

 

GENEVA - The United Nations refugee agency says the civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country, an increase of 1 million from almost exactly a year ago.


August 29, 2014 - 05:29 GMT

WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.

 

GENEVA - WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.


August 28, 2014 - 10:29 GMT
Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates: WHO

Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates: WHO

 

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and continues to accelerate, the World Health Organisation WHO said on Thursday.


August 28, 2014 - 10:12 GMT
Ebola toll tops 1,550, continues to accelerate: WHO

Ebola toll tops 1,550, continues to accelerate: WHO

 

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has taken 1,552 lives out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and continues to accelerate, the World Health Organization WHO said on Thursday.


August 28, 2014 - 09:41 GMT
Climate change poses growing health threat: UN

Climate change poses growing health threat: UN

 

Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN warned on Wednesday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease.


August 27, 2014 - 17:20 GMT
Executions a 'common spectacle' in jihadist-held Syria: UN

Executions a 'common spectacle' in jihadist-held Syria: UN

 

Public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixion are a regular fixture in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a UN probe charged Wednesday, also accusing Damascus of repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians.


August 27, 2014 - 17:12 GMT
Wife of jailed Morsi aide pleads for world to act on Egypt

Wife of jailed Morsi aide pleads for world to act on Egypt

 

The wife of an imprisoned former aide to deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is in Geneva this week seeking UN help to free her husband and end horrific rights abuses at home.


August 27, 2014 - 15:45 GMT

U.N. investigators fear for children in ISIS training camps

 

United Nations investigators voiced concern on Wednesday at the fate of boys forced to join Islamic State training camps in Syria and said that any decision by the United States to bomb the Sunni militant group must respect the laws of war.


August 27, 2014 - 10:16 GMT

UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

 

GENEVA - The independent U.N.


August 27, 2014 - 09:42 GMT
UN health agency: E-cigarettes must be regulated

UN health agency: E-cigarettes must be regulated

 

GENEVA - The U.N. health agency says electronic cigarettes should be regulated and banned from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders.


August 26, 2014 - 10:53 GMT
WHO recommends banning e-cigarette sales to minors

WHO recommends banning e-cigarette sales to minors

 

Geneva AFP - Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that they pose a serious threat to foetuses and youths.


August 26, 2014 - 09:39 GMT
WHO urges regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

WHO urges regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

 

The World Health Organization WHO issued a long-awaited report on Tuesday on electronic cigarettes that called for regulation of the devices and their contents, as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors.


August 26, 2014 - 09:22 GMT
WHO says sending supplies for Ebola outbreak in Congo

WHO says sending supplies for Ebola outbreak in Congo

 

The World Health Organisation WHO said on Monday it has sent protective equipment for medical staff to Democratic Republic of Congo, where authorities have confirmed two cases of Ebola in a remote area.


August 25, 2014 - 14:32 GMT
UN rights chief: Crimes against humanity in Iraq

UN rights chief: Crimes against humanity in Iraq

 

GENEVA - U.N.


August 25, 2014 - 12:03 GMT

U.N. rights boss condemns 'widespread' Islamic State crimes

 

United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Monday condemned appalling, widespread crimes being committed by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including killings, slavery, sexual crimes and targeting people on ethnic or religious grounds.


August 25, 2014 - 10:50 GMT
WHO holding talks next month on Ebola treatments

WHO holding talks next month on Ebola treatments

 

The World Health Organisation WHO said on Thursday it would convene talks early next month on potential treatments and vaccines to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


August 24, 2014 - 00:07 GMT
Ebola death toll rises to 1,427: WHO

Ebola death toll rises to 1,427: WHO

 

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak sweeping through west African countries has risen to 1,427 out of more than 2,600 cases, the World Health Organization said Friday.


August 22, 2014 - 19:38 GMT
WHO warns of 'shadow zones', hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

WHO warns of 'shadow zones', hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

 

The scale of the world's worst Ebola outbreak has been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes and the existence of shadow zones that medics cannot enter, the World Health Organization WHO said on Friday.


August 22, 2014 - 15:55 GMT
UN rights chief slams 'paralysis' on Syria as deaths top 191,000

UN rights chief slams 'paralysis' on Syria as deaths top 191,000

 

Geneva AFP - More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay said Friday, hitting out at international paralysis on the nearly three-and-a-half year conflict.


August 22, 2014 - 09:01 GMT

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

 

GENEVA - The United Nations says the death toll from Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people killed between March 2011 and April 2014.


August 22, 2014 - 09:01 GMT

WHO holding talks next month on Ebola treatments

 

The World Health Organisation WHO said on Thursday it would convene talks early next month on potential treatments and vaccines to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


August 21, 2014 - 17:10 GMT
Porto, Celtic well set in Champs League playoffs

Porto, Celtic well set in Champs League playoffs

 

GENEVA - Former European Cup winners Porto and Celtic took big steps toward the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, as home teams struggled in their playoff round, first-leg matches.


August 20, 2014 - 21:11 GMT

ICRC team enters eastern Ukraine to smooth way for Russian convoy

 

Red Cross officials entered eastern Ukraine on Wednesday to smooth the planned delivery of relief supplies aboard a Russian aid convoy, the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC said.


August 20, 2014 - 18:10 GMT

Aid airlift to northern Iraq under way, U.N. says

 

A humanitarian airlift to northern Iraq began on Wednesday, kicking off a 10-day operation to provide tents and other aid to half a million displaced people who are struggling for survival, United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said.


August 20, 2014 - 13:05 GMT
Novartis licences drugs to non-profit TB group

Novartis licences drugs to non-profit TB group

 

Swiss-based pharmaceuticals giant Novartis said Wednesday that it had signed a licensing deal with an international organisation that fights tuberculosis.


August 20, 2014 - 09:27 GMT

U.N. sends aid to half a million fleeing violence in Iraq

 

The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was launching a major aid operation to get supplies to more than half a million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq.


August 19, 2014 - 11:15 GMT
WHO says Ebola has killed more than 1,200

WHO says Ebola has killed more than 1,200

 

GENEVA - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,200 people since it began in December 2013, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.


August 19, 2014 - 10:32 GMT
Ebola kills 84 in three days: UN

Ebola kills 84 in three days: UN

 

The Ebola virus killed 84 people in just three days, bringing the global death toll to 1,229, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.


August 19, 2014 - 09:22 GMT
West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food - WHO

West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food - WHO

 

Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation WHO said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria.


August 19, 2014 - 08:57 GMT
West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food: WHO

West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food: WHO

 

Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organization WHO said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria.


August 19, 2014 - 08:56 GMT
WHO sets up Ebola task force with global airline and travel sector

WHO sets up Ebola task force with global airline and travel sector

 

The World Health Organization said Monday that it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola.


August 18, 2014 - 19:20 GMT

UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

 

GENEVA - Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency said on Monday.


August 18, 2014 - 18:36 GMT
Ebola-hit countries must screen all departing travellers: WHO

Ebola-hit countries must screen all departing travellers: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - Authorities in countries affected by Ebola should check people departing at international airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with signs of the virus from travelling, the World Health Organization WHO said on Monday.


August 18, 2014 - 14:26 GMT
Ebola-hit states plead for more help, WHO rebuked for slow response

Ebola-hit states plead for more help, WHO rebuked for slow response

 

GENEVA/FREETOWN, Aug 15 Reuters - Two West African nations and a medical charity fighting the world's worst Ebola epidemic chided the World Health Organisation WHO on Friday for its slow response, saying more action was needed to save victims threatened by the disease and hunger.


August 16, 2014 - 09:53 GMT
MSF says Ebola outbreak moving too fast to handle

MSF says Ebola outbreak moving too fast to handle

 

The Ebola outbreak that has already claimed more than 1,000 lives in west Africa is moving faster than aid organisations can handle, the medical charity MSF said Friday.


August 15, 2014 - 12:07 GMT
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