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The industrialization of the developing world is creating unsustainable pollution levels, writes Zou Ji. http://wef.ch/1uPsNYk

Syrian Kurds repulse Islamic State attack on border gate | Reuters

MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Islamic State militants tried to seize a border post in the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish frontier overnight but were repulsed by Kurdish fighters, Kurdish officials and a monitoring group said on Sunday.<p>Kurdish refugees from Kobani watch as thick smoke covers …

U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan, Along With British Force

The Americans are leaving Camp Leatherneck today. In a formal handover of the base they share with British troops, the last U.S. Marine battalion in Afghanistan turned the complex over to Afghan forces and began the process of heading home. The coalition base in southern Helmand Province was first …

Ebola's Incredibly Infectious. Ebola's Also Hard To Catch. Confused? Here's How To Understand.

Ebola has infected just a handful of Americans, but millions of us are already sick with anxiety.<p>More than half of U.S. adults worry that there will be a large-scale Ebola outbreak across the next year, according to a new Harvard poll conducted last week and released on Tuesday. Most of them are …

WHO declares Senegal Ebola-free

Senegal has been declared free of Ebola after 42 days passed without a new confirmed case, the World Health Organisation has said.<p>"WHO officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus," the UN health agency said in …

Amid Ebola Panic, Separating Fact From Fiction

Answers to questions like "Can I get it on a plane?"<p>The more that Ebola makes headlines, the more it sows confusion.<p>Many Americans are asking basic questions about the virus, like whether they can get it from a doorknob or a pet or from riding a plane.<p>The sense of confusion has been fed by a …

GOP slams Klain pick as Ebola czar

Republicans who pressed President Barack Obama for a more coordinated federal response to the Ebola outbreak are blasting the appointment of Ron Klain, a veteran Democratic political aide, as the "Ebola czar."<p>"This appointment is both shocking and frankly tone deaf to what the American people are …

Amgen to join Gates Foundation in effort to produce Ebola drug

Amgen Inc. said it would work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other groups to come up with an alternative production method for ZMapp, the promising experimental drug to treat<p>Ebolawhose supply ran out in August.<p>ZMapp, from Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. in San Diego, is currently made …

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Obama, Katrina and the politics of Ebola

<b>Ebola the virus has infected only a handful of Americans. Ebola the political crisis, however, is reaching epidemic proportions.</b><p>As with most major stories, pundits and politicians are quick to ask what it means for President Barack Obama. Is he up? Is he down? That's even more the case now, with …

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The harsh truth about an Ebola vaccine: it's not so simple

The popular instinct about the potential of vaccines to address the horrific<p>Ebolaoutbreak in West Africa is: Why delay? If there's any chance they'll work, let's get them out now.<p>Unfortunately, things aren't that simple. That was made clear during an emergency conference convened by the World …

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Is 21 Days Long Enough for Ebola Quarantine?

Two to 21 days. If a per­son is ex­posed to the Ebola vir­us, that’s the time­frame in which the symp­toms of the dis­ease can mani­fest. The …

Texas Tells Ebola Health Care Workers Not to Travel

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Did nurse's flight put 800 at risk?

Concerns about even remote chances of Ebola exposure rippled Friday from a U.S. airline to a cruise ship off Belize, with Frontier contacting hundreds who flew with an infected nurse and Carnival quarantining a health worker only tangentially linked to an Ebola patient's care.<p>The airline's move …

Ebola causing some people to change travel plans

DALLAS (AP) — Travel agents say customers are asking whether it's safe to fly, and what steps they should take to guard against Ebola.<p>The virus has …

Kobani key to US strategy against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more …

Islamic State 'training pilots to fly fighter jets'

<b>Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State are training its members in Syria to fly three captured fighter jets, according to a UK-based activist group that monitors the conflict.</b><p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said witnesses had seen the planes being flown around a military airport …

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Canada commits $30-million more to fight against Ebola

As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to worsen, the federal government is doubling its financial commitment to help get the situation under control.<p>Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced Friday that the government will contribute an additional $30-million in aid that will go …