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Ebola death toll rises to 5,459 - WHO

Ebola death toll rises to 5,459 - WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov.


November 22, 2014 - 08:06 GMT

Plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people out of 119 cases -WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the capital, the World Health Organization WHO said on Friday.


November 21, 2014 - 18:58 GMT
Ebola death toll rises to 5,459: WHO

Ebola death toll rises to 5,459: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov.


November 21, 2014 - 16:56 GMT
WHO declares end of separate Ebola outbreak in Congo

WHO declares end of separate Ebola outbreak in Congo

 

GENEVA Reuters - The World Health Organization WHO declared on Friday that an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo was over after no people showed symptoms for two incubation periods since the last case.


November 21, 2014 - 12:19 GMT
WHO braces for bird flu spread in European poultry

WHO braces for bird flu spread in European poultry

 

The World Health Organization cautioned Tuesday that a new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms would spread among birds, after Britain confirmed its outbreak was of the same strain as in the Netherlands and Germany.


November 20, 2014 - 17:26 GMT

U.N. probing alleged Eritrea rights abuses blamed for migrant exodus

 

The United Nations has begun to investigate suspected human rights abuses in Eritrea blamed for an exodus of migrants from the Horn of Africa country, U.N.


November 20, 2014 - 16:14 GMT

UN says killings, displacement rise in Ukraine

 

GENEVA - United Nations human rights investigators say the number of killings and people displaced by fighting in Ukraine continues to rise despite the Sept. 5 announcement of a cease-fire.


November 20, 2014 - 11:11 GMT
Eastern Ukraine fighting kills 13 per day despite ceasefire: U.N.

Eastern Ukraine fighting kills 13 per day despite ceasefire: U.N.

 

GENEVA Reuters - Fighting in Eastern Ukraine has killed an average of 13 people each day in the eight weeks since a Sept.


November 20, 2014 - 10:18 GMT
Nigeria crisis of 'enormous concern': UN

Nigeria crisis of 'enormous concern': UN

 

Growing violence by Islamist extremists has forced more than 1.5 million Nigerians to flee their homes and is deepening an already dire humanitarian situation in Nigeria, the UN warned Wednesday.


November 20, 2014 - 00:05 GMT

Ebola-infected Cuban doctor to be flown to Geneva for treatment

 

GENEVA Reuters - A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone will be flown to Switzerland in the next 48 hours for treatment in a Geneva hospital, Swiss health authorities said on Wednesday.


November 19, 2014 - 20:14 GMT
Bird flu spread likely, human cases unlikely but possible: WHO

Bird flu spread likely, human cases unlikely but possible: WHO

 

New cases of bird flu detected in Europe will likely hit other bird populations and may infect a few people, though the virus is highly unlikely to spread in the human population, the World Health Organization WHO said on Tuesday.


November 19, 2014 - 20:13 GMT

Swiss protesters to stop lobbying annual Davos Economic Forum

 

Anti-corporate activists declared moral victory over the annual Davos World Economic Forum of global business and political leaders on Wednesday and said they would no longer lobby there after the next meeting in January.


November 19, 2014 - 18:29 GMT
Ebola spreading intensely in Sierra Leone as toll rises: WHO

Ebola spreading intensely in Sierra Leone as toll rises: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - The toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,420 deaths out of 15,145 cases in eight countries, the World Health Organization WHO said on Wednesday, with transmission of the deadly virus still intense and widespread in Sierra Leone.


November 19, 2014 - 18:18 GMT

Eckert, Garcia to meet amid FIFA probe crisis

 

GENEVA - The judge and prosecutor behind FIFA's World Cup bid corruption investigation will meet Thursday in an effort to repair their relations and restore the reputation of a case seemingly in disarray.


November 19, 2014 - 17:31 GMT

Anti-corporate groups to stop attending Davos

 

GENEVA - Two anti-corporate campaign groups say they will stop staging protests at the World Economic Forum because the annual meeting of political and business leaders in the Swiss Alps is no longer relevant.


November 19, 2014 - 11:25 GMT

CERN scientists discover 2 new subatomic particles

 

GENEVA - Scientists at the world's largest smasher say they have discovered two new subatomic particles never seen before that could widen our understanding of the universe.


November 19, 2014 - 11:25 GMT
WHO braces for bird flu spread in European poultry

WHO braces for bird flu spread in European poultry

 

The World Health Organization cautioned Tuesday that a new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms would spread among birds, after Britain confirmed its outbreak was of the same strain as in the Netherlands and Germany.


November 19, 2014 - 04:22 GMT
Firmino scores in Brazil victory over Austria

Firmino scores in Brazil victory over Austria

 

GENEVA - Brazil newcomer Roberto Firmino made his mark on the international scene Tuesday, before Lionel Messi's Argentina faced Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in England.


November 18, 2014 - 21:10 GMT
World Health Organisation braces for bird flu spread in Europe

World Health Organisation braces for bird flu spread in Europe

 

A new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms will surely spread among birds, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, urging countries to be vigilant.


November 18, 2014 - 14:55 GMT
Cambodia's government uses courts to silence critics: U.N. rapporteur

Cambodia's government uses courts to silence critics: U.N. rapporteur

 

GENEVA Reuters - Cambodia's government is using the country's judiciary to silence opposition parties and other critics of its policies, a United Nations investigator said on Tuesday.


November 18, 2014 - 14:32 GMT
Bird flu spread likely, human cases unlikely but possible: WHO

Bird flu spread likely, human cases unlikely but possible: WHO

 

New cases of bird flu detected in Europe will likely hit other bird populations and may infect a few people, though the virus is highly unlikely to spread in the human population, the World Health Organization WHO said on Tuesday.


November 18, 2014 - 14:01 GMT

Africans up to 13 times more likely to drown than Europeans

 

Africans -- and young children especially -- are up to 13 times more likely than Western Europeans to become one of the 372,000 people who drown each year, a study by the World Health Organization said Monday.


November 17, 2014 - 20:00 GMT
Qatari whistleblower protests FIFA judge's report

Qatari whistleblower protests FIFA judge's report

 

GENEVA - A Qatari whistleblower has formally complained about FIFA judge Joachim Eckert's treatment of her in his World Cup bid corruption report.


November 17, 2014 - 13:40 GMT
Only tough options now for FIFA prosecutor Garcia

Only tough options now for FIFA prosecutor Garcia

 

GENEVA - Michael Garcia faces a difficult decision after FIFA, soccer's notoriously unaccountable world governing body, released a summary of his investigation into World Cup bidding that the former U.S federal prosecutor calls incomplete and erroneous.


November 17, 2014 - 10:31 GMT
Two dead in landslide-hit building in Switzerland

Two dead in landslide-hit building in Switzerland

 

Geneva AFP - The bodies of two women have been pulled from the rubble of a small apartment building after it was hit by a landslide in Switzerland's rain-drenched southern Ticino region, police said Sunday.


November 16, 2014 - 10:57 GMT
Ebola toll rises, but Liberia's is revised lower - WHO

Ebola toll rises, but Liberia's is revised lower - WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - At least 5,177 people are known to have died in the world's worst recorded Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Friday, an increase of 17 since its last update on Wednesday.


November 15, 2014 - 08:51 GMT
Mali tries to trace 343 contacts in second Ebola wave

Mali tries to trace 343 contacts in second Ebola wave

 

BAMAKO/GENEVA Reuters - Mali is trying to trace as many as 343 people linked to confirmed and probable Ebola victims in an effort to control its second Ebola outbreak, health officials said on Friday.


November 15, 2014 - 07:48 GMT
Slain Ferguson teen's dad seeks justice at U.N.

Slain Ferguson teen's dad seeks justice at U.N.

 

The father of black teenager Michael Brown, shot dead by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, said on Wednesday he and the boy's mother had come to the United Nations in Geneva to seek justice for their son.


November 15, 2014 - 03:19 GMT
Polio cases confirmed in South Sudan, Madagascar: WHO

Polio cases confirmed in South Sudan, Madagascar: WHO

 

The World Health Organization said Friday it had confirmed unrelated cases of polio in South Sudan and in Madagascar, blaming low vaccination coverage.


November 14, 2014 - 21:25 GMT
Ebola toll rises, but Liberia's is revised lower: WHO

Ebola toll rises, but Liberia's is revised lower: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - At least 5,177 people are known to have died in the world's worst recorded Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Friday, an increase of 17 since its last update on Wednesday.


November 14, 2014 - 19:23 GMT



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