Ebola hospital defends patient’s care
11 Oct
2014
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The Texas hospital that treated Ebola victim Eric Duncan has said his nationality had no bearing on the care he received before his death. Some of his relatives have said he did not get as good treatment as other people because he was Liberian.But a hospital statement said he received "the same high level of attention and care... regardless of nationality or ability to pay".

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Ebola: National exercise to test UK’s plans for virus
11 Oct
2014
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Ebola: National exercise to test UK’s plans for virus »

A national exercise will be held later to test how the UK would deal with a potential outbreak of the Ebola virus. The eight-hour exercise will see actors in various parts of the UK simulate symptoms of the virus to test the responses of emergency services, government ministers and health chiefs.

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Ebola outbreak: Postpone Africa Cup of Nations, say hosts Morocco
11 Oct
2014
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Ebola outbreak: Postpone Africa Cup of Nations, say hosts Morocco »

Ebola outbreak: Postpone Africa Cup of Nations, say hosts Morocco

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New York’s JFK airport starts Ebola checks
11 Oct
2014
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New York’s JFK airport starts Ebola checks »

New York's JFK airport has started screening to try to stem the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people. Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea - the worst-hit countries - will have their temperatures taken and have to answer a series of questions.

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Kobane fighting: IS meets its match in Syrian Kurdish forces
11 Oct
2014
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Kobane fighting: IS meets its match in Syrian Kurdish forces »

Several thousand Kurdish fighters are still in control of Syrian border town of Kobane despite an all-out attack by a much better-equipped and numerically superior ─░slamic State army since mid-September. However, their resistance has failed to impress US military planners, whose aim is to "degrade" IS by air strikes in Syria as well as Iraq.

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Kobane: Islamic State battles to encircle Syrian Kurds
11 Oct
2014
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Kobane: Islamic State battles to encircle Syrian Kurds »

Islamic State fighters have launched fresh attacks in the Syrian border town of Kobane in an attempt to encircle the Kurdish defenders. The IS militants attacked western parts of the town but have yet to take the border crossing point with Turkey.The crossing point is a vital supply and exit route, correspondents say.

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Google’s Schmidt fears spying could ‘break’ Internet
9 Oct
2014
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Google’s Schmidt fears spying could ‘break’ Internet »

SAN FRANCISCO - Google's Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday US online spying is a threat so dire it could wind up "breaking the Internet." Schmidt's concern was echoed by Facebook, Microsoft, Dropbox and others involved in a panel discussion in Silicon Valley led by Senate finance committee chairman Ron Wyden.

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US alerts citizens in PH over bombing plot
9 Oct
2014
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US alerts citizens in PH over bombing plot »

MANILA - The United States Embassy on Thursday warned its citizens in the Philippines about a bombing plot in Metro Manila that was recently uncovered by authorities.

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Purisima in hot water over Werfast deal
9 Oct
2014
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Purisima in hot water over Werfast deal »

MANILA - Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima isn't just facing a lifestyle check over his assets, he is also the subject of an investigation for approving an allegedly irregular courier service contract with Werfast Documentary Agency in 2011. In a statement, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales ordered the creation of a special panel to conduct preliminary investigation and administrative adjudication of two separate complaints filed against Purisima and other top PNP officials over the contract

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Ebola: Sierra Leone boy’s visit to Stockport school cancelled after ‘misguided hysteria’
9 Oct
2014
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Ebola: Sierra Leone boy’s visit to Stockport school cancelled after ‘misguided hysteria’ »

A headteacher has blamed "misguided hysteria" about Ebola for the cancellation of a school visit by a nine-year-old boy from Sierra Leone.Kofi Mason-Sesay had been due to attend classes this month at St Simon's Catholic Primary School in Stockport.The boy, who has studied there during previous visits to England with his mother, does not have the disease and the headteacher said she had obtained public health reassurances.

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