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Hope For Ebola Treatment Found In Survivors

France's health ministry confirmed on Saturday the full recovery of a nurse who was treated for Ebola in a military hospital outside Paris. The patient was a volunteer nurse who traveled to Liberia to work with the charitable organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).<p>"She …

Sierra Leone Records 121 Ebola Deaths, 81 New Cases in Single Day

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone recorded 121 deaths from Ebola and scores of new infections in one of the single deadliest days since the disease appeared in the West African country more than four months ago, government health statistics showed on Sunday. The figures, which covered the …

Disease

Why Ebola Patients Are Getting Treatment In Nebraska

Freelance journalist Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, arrived at the University of Nebraska Medical Center today, becoming the second patient with the deadly disease to be treated there.<p>Why is he being sent to Nebraska instead of some other facility? Because the hospital is home to …

U.S. working on new screenings for Ebola but no travel ban

WASHINGTON/DALLAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States.<p>The first patient diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil, Thomas …

Ebola: What drugs are in the works

Scientists racing to develop something that will stop the largest Ebola epidemic in history are trying a variety of experimental drugs on patients.<p>Without a cure, the disease has killed at least 3,431 people and infected 7,470 at last count.<p>The first person known to have been diagnosed with the …

Ebola virus: Patients turned away at Sierra Leone treatment centres

Ebola continues to spread in West Africa despite foreign aid and assistance.<p>Doctors are warning there is now only a small window of opportunity left in order to "avoid catastrophe".<p>There is also a warning from researchers plotting the potential path of the virus, that an infected person could touch …

Disease

Isis militants enter Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey

US-led coalition strikes as battles reported between Isis and Kurdish defenders in key Syrian border town<p>Islamic State fighters battle Kurdish militia for Kobani: live updates<p>Warplanes believed to have been sent by the US-led coalition on Tuesday struck positions held by Islamic State (Isis) …

1st case of contracting Ebola outside Africa

A nurse's assistant in Spain is the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa in the current outbreak.<p>Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato announced Monday that a test confirmed the assistant has the virus.<p>The woman helped treat a Spanish missionary and a Spanish priest, both of …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

Hello! Here's what you need to know for Tuesday.<p><b>1. The US and a coalition of Arab nations — Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates — have begun striking Islamic State targets in Syria.</b><p><b>2. The conflict in Syria has sent 130,000 refugees across the border into Turkey in</b> …

Pink Floyd

How Gorilla Poop Could Help Stop Ebola

A new way of tracking the deadly virus that's spreading through West Africa<p>Police drove through Kroo Bay this morning, past the open sewers and snuffling pigs, yelling at people to go inside—largely to no avail. All the 14,000 residents of the shanty town in Freeport, Sierra Leone, had been ordered …

200,000 flee in biggest displacement of Syrian conflict, monitor says

The sudden, massive flood of refugees fleeing ISIS is unlike any other displacement in the 3½-year Syrian conflict.<p>As many as 200,000 people have left the area surrounding the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, in just four days as ISIS advances into the area, the Syrian …

US launches air strikes against Isis targets in Syria

US and allies have deployed jets and missiles against militants Isis stronghold of Raqqa is among targets, says US official ‘Dozens’ of fighters are killed, says monitoring group Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Jordan involved Syria air strikes: latest developments<p>The most intensive barrage …

U.S. scouts for Sunni allies on the ground in Iraq

BAGHDAD/AMMAN (Reuters) - Unwilling to send U.S. troops back to Iraq, Washington is trying to persuade armed Sunni factions and tribal figures to fight Islamic State militants in an echo of the “Awakening” movement that drove al Qaeda from the country six years ago.<p>”There is a lot of traffic right …

Ukraine cease-fire in peril; Merkel urges Putin to respect it

Six civilians and an unknown number of fighters were killed in artillery barrages in violation of a 10-day-old cease-fire in Ukraine, spokesmen for both government and pro-Russia separatist forces said Monday in accusing each other of waging the attacks.<p>Heavy shelling of suburban neighborhoods of …

Russia

U.S. airstrike hits ISIS target near Baghdad, first in 'expanded efforts'

A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad on Monday marked a new phase in the fight against ISIS.<p>The airstrike southwest of the city appears to be the closest the U.S. airstrikes have come to the capital of Iraq since the start of the campaign against ISIS, a senior U.S. military official told CNN. And U.S. …

Officials: PM knows ID of British executioner

<i>Editor's note: Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at the New America Foundation and the author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden."</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- He has beheaded again. The tall, masked British man with the London accent, working with ISIS.<p>His first two victims …

ISIS Became The Richest Terrorist Group Ever By Raising Money Like A Mafia

The extremist group's resources exceed that "of any other terrorist group in history," said a U.S. intelligence official who, like others interviewed, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss classified assessments. Such riches are one reason that American officials are so concerned about the …

Middle East

Putin trying to destroy Ukraine, says its PM

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s prime minister said on Saturday Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed to destroy Ukraine as an independent country and said only NATO could defend the ex-Soviet republic from external aggression.<p>Kiev and its Western backers accuse Moscow of sending troops and tanks into …

Cameron decries apparent beheading of Briton as 'pure evil'

The extremist group known as<p>Islamic Statereleased a video Saturday that purports to show the beheading of a British aid worker who was kidnapped in Syria near the Turkish border in March 2013.<p>The video, apparently showing the death of David Haines, 44, is similar to two others released in recent …

Islamic State (ISIS)

ISIS Releases Video That Appears to Show Execution of British Aid Worker

A video re­leased by the Is­lam­ic State in Ir­aq and Syr­ia on Sat­urday ap­peared to show a masked mil­it­ant ex­ecut­ing Brit­ish aid work­er …