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Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

LONDON/GENEVA, July 31 Reuters - The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100 percent effective.

   July 31, 2015 - 14:12 GMT
WHO's Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'

WHO's Chan says initial results from Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'

GENEVA Reuters - Initial results from an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea are exciting and promising and suggest the shot could help bring an end to West Africa's epidemic, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said on Friday.

   July 31, 2015 - 13:04 GMT
Ebola vaccine shows 'promising' results: WHO

Ebola vaccine shows 'promising' results: WHO

Preliminary results of tests on an Ebola vaccine to be published in British science magazine The Lancet later Friday have shown promising results, World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said.

   July 31, 2015 - 11:37 GMT
Platini kicks off political fight for future of FIFA

Platini kicks off political fight for future of FIFA

GENEVA - Michel Platini hopes he made a decisive move early in the seven-month campaign to become FIFA president.

   July 30, 2015 - 16:40 GMT

U.N. panel questions Iraq over use of torture

Iraqi officials were challenged on Wednesday to name a single person the country had jailed for torture by a U.N.

   July 29, 2015 - 15:09 GMT

Moroccan journalist ends hunger strike on passport promise

RABAT, Morocco - A member of the support committee for a dissident Moroccan journalist says he has been persuaded to end his month-long hunger strike in protest of the government and has been admitted to a hospital in Geneva.

   July 28, 2015 - 16:12 GMT
UN 'disturbed' by Libya death sentences for Kadhafi loyalists

UN 'disturbed' by Libya death sentences for Kadhafi loyalists

The United Nations said it was deeply disturbed by the death sentences handed down in Libya on Wednesday against a son and eight aides of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

   July 28, 2015 - 15:51 GMT
Sources: Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

Sources: Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

GENEVA - Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week.

   July 28, 2015 - 15:09 GMT
Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean in 2015

Record 137,000 refugees, migrants crossed Mediterranean in 2015

Europe is living through a maritime refugee crisis of historic proportions, the UN refugee agency warned in a report.

   July 28, 2015 - 14:47 GMT
Mediterranean migrant crossings to Europe 'hit 150,000 in 2015'

Mediterranean migrant crossings to Europe 'hit 150,000 in 2015'

Some 150,000 migrants and refugees have so far this year made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe, and more than 1,900 of them have died, the International Organization for Migration said Friday.

   July 28, 2015 - 14:47 GMT

U.N. human rights office deeply disturbed' by Libya death sentences

GENEVA Reuters - The United Nations human rights office is deeply disturbed by death sentences handed down in a trial of former officials who served under Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, it said on Tuesday.

   July 28, 2015 - 11:37 GMT
Civilian suffering in Yemen at 'unprecedented' level: Red Cross

Civilian suffering in Yemen at 'unprecedented' level: Red Cross

Civilian suffering in Yemen has reached unprecedented levels, the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC said Friday, warning that intensifying violence in the country's south was hamstringing emergency medical aid.

   July 24, 2015 - 14:41 GMT
Possible FIFA rivals Platini, Prince Ali meet for talks

Possible FIFA rivals Platini, Prince Ali meet for talks

GENEVA - Potential FIFA presidential election rivals Michel Platini and Prince Ali bin al-Hussein have met for the first time since Sepp Blatter announced his exit.

   July 22, 2015 - 20:54 GMT
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