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Americans Are Stocking Up On Ebola Survival Gear

WASHINGTON -- The first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil may have died Wednesday, but health experts say Americans don't need to stock up on survival gear.<p>"I really can’t see that that’s an appropriate or reasonable response," Arthur Reingold, Head of Epidemiology at the University of …

Iggy Pop Will Play a Serial Killer in Dario Argento's Film The Sandman

The iconic Italian horror director Dario Argento (<i>Suspiria, Inferno</i>) has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund his next film, <i>The Sandman</i>. It's a thriller about a serial killer called the Sandman. Iggy Pop will play that killer.<p>The film's description reads:<p><i>THE SANDMAN</i> tells the story of Nathan, a …

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'Unrealistic' for Turkey to send ground troops to Syria

Turkey tells the West it cannot be expected to lead a ground operation against jihadists in Syria alone as US carries out air strikes against jihadists in Kobane<p>Turkey on Thursday told the West it cannot be expected to lead a ground operation against jihadists in Syria alone, rebuffing growing …

Meet the 21-year-old YouTuber who made millions playing video games

School drop-out, video-game obsessive, multi-millionaire.<p>You may not have heard of Olajide Olatunji - better known by his alias, <b>KSIOlajidebt,</b> or KSI for short - but there’s a good chance your children, nieces or nephews will be very familiar with him.<p>The 21-year-old is one of the UK’s most popular …

Ebola: Spanish doctor says protective suit 'too short'

Three more health workers quarantined in Spain as doctor says his protective suit left bare skin exposed and the health of infected Spanish nurse worsens<p>The health of a Spanish nurse with Ebola worsened on Thursday as one of the doctors who initially treated her at a local hospital said the …

MH17 crash: Dutch minister says passenger 'wore oxygen mask'

<b>Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans has said that one of the 298 people killed in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine was found wearing an oxygen mask.</b><p>He indicated that not everybody on board had died instantly when the plane was hit by a missile.<p>An initial report said …

Official: Police shooting suspect left notes

Suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein appears to have left handwritten notes in the Pennsylvania woods in which he chillingly describes his ambush of two state troopers last month, State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Wednesday.<p>"Friday September 12, got a shot around 11 p.m. and took it. He …

Mother of captured US aid worker Peter Kassig appeals to head of Isil

Paula Kassig directs message to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed Caliph of the Islamic State, to find out about their son's fate, as thousands gather for vigil<p>The mother of the American aid worker held hostage by Islamic State militants has issued a direct plea to the leader of the …

Kobane: New IS push amid US warning on air strikes

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1114000/1114625_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532192990_0e2f7515968c91f61b751cdc7841a760<p><b>The US and UK have warned that air strikes alone will not prevent Islamic State (IS) fighters from seizing the strategic Syrian town of Kobane.</b><p>A …

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Ebola training focuses on astronaut-like gear

CHICAGO (AP) — The serious-faced physicians practice pulling on bulky white suits and helmets that make them look more like astronauts than doctors preparing to fight a deadly enemy. These training sessions at U.S. hospitals on Ebola alert and for health workers heading to Africa can make the …

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Ebola outbreak could cost West Africa’s economy $32.6 billion

The 2014 Ebola outbreak, already the largest in history, could result in a two-year $32.6 billion economic loss by the end of next year, according to …

Pentagon: 100 US Marines heading to Liberia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says 100 Marines will go to Liberia on Thursday with helicopters and other transportation to help the military get to …

Thomas Eric Duncan, Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S., dies

Texas Officials Say They Will Cremate Ebola Patient's Remains

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died Wednesday morning at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. As relatives and friends grieve and plan an evening service for the 42-year-old man, public health officials are putting in action plans to safely …

Doctors unsure why only certain Ebola patients bleed

One of Ebola's most notorious symptoms is bleeding from places like the nose and mouth, but such bleeding has only occurred in a minority of cases in the current outbreak.<p>It remains a mystery why some people experience this bleeding while others don't. The bleeding, which is properly called …

The Tragic Story Behind The Dallas Ebola Patient Who Just Died

According to details reported by Kevin Sack in The New York Times, he had just reunited with Louise Troh, the mother of his son, after a 16-year separation. She had moved to Dallas; Duncan lived in a rented room an hour from the center of Monrovia, Liberia's crowded capital, where he worked as a …

Here's How Many Americans Have Died From Top Causes Since The First Reported Case Of US Ebola

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the US to be confirmed with Ebola, just died from the horrific illness.<p>We estimated the approximate number of deaths in the US from various causes in the eight days between Sept. 30, when the CDC confirmed that Duncan had Ebola, and Oct. 8, when he died:<p>We …

Five US airports to begin Ebola screenings for west Africa arrivals

Passengers travelling from west Africa will face additional Ebola screenings at five US airports, the White House said on Wednesday, amid mounting concern that not enough controls were in place to prevent the deadly disease from entering the US.<p>The additional screenings will be carried out by …

Ebola-infected nursing assistant's dog euthanized, Spanish officials say

A dog belonging to a Spanish nursing assistant diagnosed with Ebola has been euthanized, health officials in Madrid confirmed Wednesday.<p>In a statement, Madrid's Ministry of Health officials said they had euthanized Excalibur, the tawny mixed-breed belonging to Teresa Romero Ramos, who was …

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Ebola crisis: Britain urged to bring in airport screening like US

Health officials have been urged to begin screening for Ebola at the border after the US announced it would be enhancing security at airports<p>Britain has been urged to bring in Ebola screening at airports as it clashed with the US over how to handle the growing crisis.<p>The US Secretary of State, John …

Animal Rights Protests Erupt Over Dog Exposed to Ebola

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A Strong Voice From The Ebola Front: Lorenzo Dorr

"Now we're in it."<p>That's what Liberian health worker Lorenzo Dorr tells me. The first two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Grand Gedeh County, in Liberia's southeast, where Dorr is based.<p>Dorr first spoke with Goats and Soda a few weeks ago about his work with Last Mile Health, a nonprofit in …

Ebola battle through nurse's eyes

Dallas sheriff's deputy who went inside Ebola victim's apartment rushed to hospital

A Dallas County sheriff's deputy who went inside the Dallas Ebola victim's apartment last week without protective gear was transported from an urgent care center in Frisco to the Texas Presbyterian Hosptial Wednesday.<p>The patient, Sgt. Michael Monning, went to the Frisco healthcare facility as a …

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Texas Man With Possible Ebola Exposure Tests Negative

<b>UPDATE:</b> 10/9: Michael Monnig, the Dallas County Sheriff's Office employee who was taken to the hospital Wednesday amid fears of Ebola virus exposure, tested negative for the virus, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced Thursday.<p>Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where …

Halting Flights to Ebola Regions Could Threaten Relief Efforts, Experts Warn

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Why Ebola is not a ‘hot’ crisis – yet

Maybe there should be an ice-bucket challenge for the Ebola virus.<p>Worldwide funding to fight Ebola totals $391 million as of Wednesday, according to …

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'Quarantine stations,' Ebola questions, thermometers coming to 5 U.S. airports

One person has come to the United States and come down with Ebola here.<p>Authorities want to keep it that way.<p>To that end, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday beefed-up measures at five of America's biggest, busiest airports aimed at preventing the deadly virus' further …