Tarek Bazley

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Why Nepal is vulnerable to earthquakes

Scientists are now analysing seismic data in an effort to understand the strongest earthquake to hit Nepal in more than 80 years, which has left more than 3,000 people dead.<p>The Earth's crust is made of large tectonic plates. These land masses, which sometimes include whole continents, are …

Natural Disasters

S Leone to withdraw Somalia troops over Ebola

Sierra Leone is withdrawing its troops from Somalia after the African Union blocked the West African country from rotating its soldiers over fears for the Ebola virus.<p>Sierra Leone sent 850 troops to Somalia for a 12-month deployment to fight the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group, al-Shabab, in Somalia in …

N Korea 'back online' after internet outage

North Korea, at the centre of a confrontation with the US over the hacking of Sony Pictures, experienced a complete internet outage for hours before links were restored, according to a US company that monitors internet infrastructure.<p>Dyn, the New Hampshire-based internet monitor, said on Tuesday …

Sierra Leone orders lockdown over Ebola

The Sierra Leone government has declared a five-day lockdown in the country's north to step up efforts to contain the Ebola epidemic, while making an exception for Christmas.<p>The lockdown is designed to intensify the containment of the Ebola virus, the government said on Wednesday.<p>"Muslims and …

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New Delhi bans old vehicles to curb pollution

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Toyota to launch hydrogen-powered car

Toyota has announced it will begin selling fuel cell cars next month, taking a first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles.<p>The sporty-looking, four-door Toyota Mirai - that runs on compressed hydrogen gas without emitting exhaust - will be available in …

Cuban doctor contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

A member of the 165-member Cuban medical team sent to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, and will be sent to Geneva for treatment, Cuban state media reported.<p>Felix Baez, an internal medicine specialist, came down with a fever of more than 100 degrees on Sunday and …

Robbers steal 'Ebola blood samples' in Guinea

Robbers in Guinea have stolen blood samples believed to be infected with Ebola, the Red Cross in the West African nation has said.<p>The samples, stored in tightly wrapped vials tucked into a cooler bag, were in the care of a Red Cross courier who was among nine passengers sharing a taxi when three …

Saudi Arabia 'intensifies Twitter crackdown'

Saudi authorities have stepped up their crackdown on online dissidents, Human Rights Watch said, alleging that prosecutors and judges use "vague law" to charge citizens for peaceful tweets and social media comments.<p>The New York-based rights organisation on Sunday called on the government to end the …

Malware used for 'state' espionage uncovered

Antivirus software maker Symantec Corp says it has uncovered an advanced malicious software application that since 2008 has been used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in at least 10 countries.<p>The California-based maker of Norton antivirus products said …

UN: Deadline to curb Ebola will not be met

A deadline of December 1 to contain the Ebola virus will not be fully met due to escalating numbers of cases in Sierra Leone and elsewhere, the UN Ebola Emergency Response Mission which had set the target, said.<p>The mission set the goal in September, seeking to have 70 percent of Ebola patients …

Ebola workers in Sierra Leone dump bodies

Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities' failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims.<p>Residents said up to 15 corpses had been abandoned in the eastern town of Kenema, three of them at a hospital entrance to stop people …

Human trial of Ebola vaccine 'promising'

Researchers in the US say they are a step closer to developing an Ebola vaccine, with a Phase 1 trial showing promising results, but it will be months at the earliest before it can be used in the field.<p>The news comes amid the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly …

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Sea wall planned to save sinking Jakarta

Human trial of Ebola vaccine 'promising'

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