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
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
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
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
GENEVA - The U.N.
October 31, 2014 - 10:54 GMT
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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