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  1. News - World - DISEASE

    Liberia shuts schools as Ebola spreads, US Peace Corps leaves West Africa

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 10:02am by Reuters in Dakar

    ... the spread,” Lewis Brown, Liberia’s information minister, told reporters. “We need the support of the international community now more than ever. We desperately need all the help we can get.” Security ... Health Organisation. Liberia accounts for just under one-fifth of those deaths. The first cases of this outbreak were confirmed in Guinea’s remote southeast early this year. It then spread ...

  2. News - World - DISEASE

    Fears raised of Ebola outbreak spreading to other countries

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... hero' Fears of Ebola spread to other countries Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to Europe grew yesterday, with the EU allocating extra spending and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would only get worse and could not rule out it spreading ...

  3. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola death prompts fears disease could spread through air travel

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:33pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dakar, Senegal Unsettling questions over how to prevent the spread of the disease Ebola death prompts air travel fears No one knows for sure just how many people ... sister recently died from Ebola manage to board a plane? And worse: could Ebola become the latest disease to be spread by international air travel? Sawyer's death on Friday has led ...

  4. News - World - DISEASE

    Alarm rises over Ebola outbreak’s spread in west Africa with doctors infected

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Freetown, Sierra Leone International travel and public gatherings limited as deadliest outbreak yet of disease continues to spread in west Africa and infects health ... of contracting the disease, which spreads via contact with bodily fluids. Besides Brantly and the two doctors in Liberia, Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor and a doctor in Liberia's central Bong ...

  5. News - World - FOOD SAFETY

    China food scandal spreads to Japan as Burger King, Starbucks admit using tainted supplier

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:18pm

    ... in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King and others, as well as McDonald’s products as far away as Japan. McDonald’s and KFC’s parent Yum Brands apologised ... earnings later on Tuesday. The scare has stirred local consumers and become one of the most discussed topics online, with some users spreading long lists of firms thought to be tarnished. ...

  6. News - World - DISEASE

    Mosquitoes spreading chikungunya virus brought home by US travellers

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by AP

    ... Associated Press in West Palm Beach, Florida Florida witnesses first cases of locally acquired chikungunya infection Mosquitoes spreading virus in US Health officials are saying that for the first time, US mosquitoes are spreading a virus that has been tearing through the Caribbean. Two people in Florida have domestically acquired chikungunya infections, officials said on Thursday. ...

  7. News - China - COUNTERTERRORISM

    32 people jailed in Xinjiang for ‘downloading and spreading terrorist videos’

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:49pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Three given life sentences in a ruling that exiled Uygur congress says is merely an attempt to curtail ethnic group's rights to access information online China sentenced 32 people in its western Xinjiang region to prison terms for ...

  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... peninsula Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region, a World Health Organisation expert said ... the threat from the virus has dissipated. But Jacobs said the virus posed little regional threat. “A spread in our part of the world is small,” Jacobs told reporters. “If the virus stays unchanged, ...

  9. Optimism spreads across property market

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 02:11pm by Julian Ryall

    ... and consultancy for Savills Japan. "Japan's total property transaction volume was up more than 70 per cent in 2013, compared to 2012." That optimism spreads across the four key sectors ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Police patrol tense Mandalay amid fears sectarian riots may spread across Myanmar

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:28pm by Reuters

    ... that the country's fragile transition to democracy could be in trouble. Violence broke out on Tuesday after an accusation spread on the internet that a Buddhist woman had been raped by two Muslim men from a tea shop. A crowd of hundreds gathered near the business, hurling stones and abuse. "The violence happened because of hate speech and misinformation spread online," an official from ...




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