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Here's A Map Of All The Countries With Ebola

Ebola has officially hit the US. On Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a nurse in Dallas contracted the vicious disease from a patient who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas before showing symptoms.<p>Ebola is still mostly concentrated to parts of West …

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Ebola the most severe health emergency in modern world: WHO

The World Health Organization called the Ebola outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times" on Monday but also said that economic disruptions can be curbed if people are adequately informed to prevent irrational moves to dodge infection.<p>WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Wait, You Can Have Ebola and Still Board a Plane?

The pitfalls of relying on temperature screenings to keep infected individuals from flying<p>A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas has become the first Ebola case to be diagnosed within the U.S., the CDC reported Tuesday, and he is currently in isolation at Dallas's Texas Health Presbyterian …

US Ebola patient condition critical

Ebola

US Ebola patient 'fighting for his life' as authorities find homeless man

Unidentified man may have had contact with Thomas Duncan Victim is not receiving experimental treatments for Ebola CDC chief to give a briefing to Barack Obama on Monday NBC cameraman with Ebola reported on way to Nebraska<p>Dallas Ebola patient in critical condition Ebola discoverer: I fear an …

Dallas Ebola patient flew United; airline says 'zero risk' of infection

Five elementary, middle and high school students who had contact with a man diagnosed in Dallas with Ebola are being monitored, Texas officials said Wednesday, as the search was underway for people who may have been exposed to the deadly virus.<p>The children, who attend four different schools, were …

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Enterovirus D68 found in 4 patients who have died, including 10-year-old girl

Samples collected from four patients who recently died have tested positive for enterovirus D68, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>It is unclear what role the virus played in their deaths. In fact, it's possible that enterovirus had nothing to do with them. The virus is …

Death Toll From Japanese Volcano Rises

<i>Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET</i><p>The number of dead from a volcanic eruption in Japan has climbed to nearly 50 after more victims were recovered from Mt. Ontake, which unexpectedly spewed toxic gas last week as people hiked near the 10,000-foot summit.<p>The Japan Times says:<p>"Precarious conditions at the …

Officials begin tracing contacts of Texas patient diagnosed with Ebola

A man who traveled from Liberia to visit family members in Texas tested positive for<p>Ebola on Tuesday, marking the outbreak's first diagnosis outside of Africa, health officials said.<p>The unidentified patient, who is critically ill, has been cared for in a special isolation ward at Texas Health …

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Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years.<p>The children seemed happy and well-adjusted despite occasional spankings, and the family took a summer trip to Disney …

Sept. 11, 2001: A Look Back in Pictures

The Body Electric

Michael Utley does not remember much about his death.<p>Over the years, he has woven together a narrative of what happened using threads collected from witnesses, friends, and family. On May 8, 2000, Utley, a 48-year-old stockbroker, was golfing with his coworkers Dick Gill and Bill Todd, along with …

Weather

Ebola - It's Far, Far Worse Than You Thought

Ebola could kill a million people by the end of January, disaster planners warned this week as experts said the disease might become endemic and clinics started turning away victims.<p>The US is sending 400,000 home care kits with protective gowns, masks, gloves, chlorine and medicines to Liberia, the …

Movie Review: Kevin Smith’s Tusk is little more than the cinematic equivalent of a dare

Moderators of post-screening Q&A sessions often kick things off with a faintly dull ice-breaker: “Where did the idea for this movie come from?” In …

Quentin Tarantino

China, the Climate and the Fate of the Planet

If the world's biggest polluter doesn't radically reduce the amount of coal it burns, nothing anyone does to stabilize the climate will matter. …

Climate

Surprise! Tiny Galaxy Sports A Huge Black Hole, And There Could Be More Like It

In a finding that could turn supermassive black hole formation theories upside-down, astronomers have spotted one of these beasts inside a tiny …

Astrophysics

Surprise! Monster Black Hole Found in Dwarf Galaxy

Astronomers have just discovered the smallest known galaxy that harbors a huge, supermassive black hole at its core.<p>The relatively nearby dwarf …

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Ebola outbreak 'threatens Liberia's national existence'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1107000/1107091_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518123269_0d6159cd0d77651c5da7926a77daf1d8<p><b>Liberia is facing a "serious threat" to its national existence as the deadly Ebola virus "spreads like wildfire" there, its defence minister …

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Archaeologists Find Long-Lost Shipwreck

An expedition in the Victoria Strait in the subpolar Canadian territory of Nunavut has led to the discovery of one of the two ships lost in the Franklin Expedition in 1848. “This is truly a historic moment for Canada,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement on Tuesday, describing the …

Archaeology