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Liberia closing most borders to stop the spread of ebola

Outbreak has killed over 670 to date<p>Liberia is closing down most of its borders and quarantining certain communities as it attempts to crack down on the spread of ebola within the region, which has so far killed over 670, including 129 people in Liberia alone, reports the Associated Press. The …

UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire …

Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia’s financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.<p>The new sanctions, which U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders …

Computer chips in food packaging could 'text people when food is going off'

Scientists have developed the gadget for packets of perishable foods, which can tell when the contents are nearing their use-by date<p>Computer chips in futuristic food packaging could warn consumers when their food is about to go off, it has been reported.<p>Scientists have developed the gadget that can …

West Virginia Gov. Earl Tomblin: 'It's Your Decision' To Drink The Water Or Not

W.Va. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin addressed ongoing concerns in parts of his state on Monday, telling residents "it's your decision" to use the water or not.<p>"If you do not feel comfortable drinking or cooking in this water, then use bottled water," Tomblin said at a news conference in Charleston. "I'm …

Blue diamond ' worth millions' found in South African mine

Acorn-sized jewel, from the same mine that produced the diamond in Britain's crown jewels, is expected to fetch up to £12m at auction<p>An "exceptional" blue diamond, with a possible price tag of tens of millions of pounds, has been discovered at a <b>South African</b> mine.<p>The acorn-sized diamond, whose …