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Curfew, state of emergency declared in Ferguson, governor says

In an unusual declaration for an American city, Gov. Jay Nixon imposed a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew Saturday after fresh violence erupted here amid public anger over the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.<p>The governor's curfew and state-of-emergency decree underscored …

Nigeria sacks 16,000 doctors in midst of rising Ebola concerns

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly fired 16,000 resident doctors this week, causing concern as the country fights a number of Ebola cases. The government also reportedly suspended the residency training programme in federal hospitals, citing the need to better address challenges …

Ebola-hit states plead for more help, WHO rebuked for slow response

GENEVA/FREETOWN, (Reuters) - Two West African nations and a medical charity fighting the world’s worst Ebola epidemic chided the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday for its slow response, saying more action was needed to save victims threatened by the disease and hunger.<p>With the death toll …

Here Is One Thing We Can Do to Control the Spread of Ebola

Growing up in the village of Konjo in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, I remember the walks. After waking up to the crowing of hens, I’d take …

New restrictions in Kenya for travelers amid Ebola fears

Kenya Airways will suspend flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone, the latest airline to curb flights because of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The suspension is temporary, and the airline will continue operating flights to Nigeria and Ghana, Kenya Airways said.<p>The Kenyan …

Rubber gloves stand between death and life for Ebola doctors

SERGEANT KOLLIE TOWN, Liberia — Rubber gloves were nearly as scarce as doctors in this part of rural Liberia, so Melvin Korkor would swaddle his …