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Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone

A team of health workers trying to bury Ebola victims has come under attack in Sierra Leone, as the country struggled through the second day of a nationwide curfew to help combat the virus.<p>Police were called on Saturday to help the team in the village of Matainkay, 20km east of the capital …

Ebola hospital workers walk out over pay

<b>Kenema, Sierra Leone -</b> Local workers have gone on strike in an overcrowded Ebola ward at a major district hospital in Sierra Leone's disease-stricken east over claims the government is failing to pay them.<p>Up to 80 workers crowded the entrance compound to the hospital on Friday, deserting their …

New clinic key to Sierra Leone's Ebola fight

<b>Kenema, Sierra Leone -</b> The second Ebola treatment centre to be built from scratch in Sierra Leone is set to admit its first wave of patients this weekend.<p>The white-tented site stands in lush greenery off a main highway a few kilometres outside the Ebola-ravaged eastern city of Kenema, about six …

UN estimates Ebola fight to cost nearly $1bn

The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1bn to contain the crisis, the World Health Organisation has warned.<p>In a report released on Tuesday, WHO said about $987.8m is needed for everything from paying health workers and …

Obama unveils $500m plan to beat Ebola

US President Barack Obama has said the US is prepared to take leadership in tackling Ebola, warning that the epidemic in West Africa is "spiralling out of control".<p>Obama urged a global expanded effort to fight the deadly disease, as he unveiled a new $500m US initiative that will see 3,000 military …

Liberia says world needs to do more on Ebola

Liberia's president has called on the world to do more to end a spiralling Ebola outbreak that has crippled her country. <br>President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Wednesday described US President Barack Obama's commitment to ramp up efforts against the virus as "significant", but said she hoped it would …

Confronting Ebola

Calling Ebola a threat to both global health and national security, US President Barack Obama announced he is sending 3,000 soldiers to West Africa to help contain the virus.<p>The plan he outlined calls for more doctors and healthcare professionals; more mobile hospitals, laboratories, and other …

UK university starts Ebola vaccine tests

A healthy British volunteer has become the first person to receive a new vaccine for the Ebola virus in a trial at the University of Oxford.<p>The testing began on Wednesday as Britain announced it would increase aid to Sierra Leone to provide 700 treatment beds over the coming months, with military …

WHO: 700 new Ebola cases emerge in one week

More than 700 more Ebola cases have emerged in West Africa in the past week week, a statistic that showed the outbreak was rapidly accelerating, the World Health Organisation has said.<p>The UN health agency said on Thursday that more than 5,300 people have now contracted the virus, and that the …

Deadly attack in Guinea on Ebola team

Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman has said.<p>"The eight bodies were found in the village latrine. Three of them had their …

Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown empties streets | Sierra Leone News

Sierra Leone has begun a three-day nationwide lockdown, confining its population of six million to their homes in an effort to halt the spread of the deady Ebola virus by allowing health workers find and isolate cases.<p>After the lockdown came into effect on Friday, the Associated Press news agency …

Sierra Leone seeks help to fight Ebola

Sierra Leone is in the middle of an unprecedented three-day lockdown intended to stop the spread of Ebola, but doctors say they are in desperate need of health workers and medical supplies.<p>Thousands of workers join together to visit every single household in the country to educate people about the …

Sierra Leone to enter lockdown over Ebola crisis

In Pictures: Sierra Leone's Ebola survivors

<b>Kenema, Sierra Leone -</b> The Ebola outbreak, which began in Guinea back in March, is both the largest on record and the only one to reach major urban centres. The World Health Organisation says more than half of identified cases have proved fatal, and it's warning that the death toll could exceed …

Fresh water drives landlocked Lesotho's economy

Rebooting the Large Hadron Collider

Taming The Tiger (2003)

The Road Home - Afghan refugee contemplate returning home from Pakistan (2002)

The Kings Films (2001)

UK to destroy more Syria chemical weapons

The UK has said it will destroy a further 50 tonnes of material from Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.<p>The move on Wednesday would take the total amount the country has agreed to process to 200 tonnes.<p>Facing the threat of US air strikes, Bashar al-Assad's government last year promised to dismantle …

Fukushima builds 'ice wall' to contain leaks

Officials at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan have shown an underground wall of ice they are building to stop radioactive water from leaking from the facility.<p>Tepco, the owner of the station, which is still crippled three years after an earthquake and tsunami set off nuclear …

Snowden seeks to extend stay in Russia

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has applied to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer has said.<p>Anatoly Kucherena told the AP news agency on Wednesday that Snowden applied to Russia's migration authorities "a long time ago".<p>His one-year permit will expire at the end of July.<p>Kucherena refused to say …

NSA 'spied on prominent Muslim-Americans'

An online magazine has reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the US government's secret surveillance programme aimed at national security threats.<p>The article in the <i>Intercept</i>, a venture by journalist Glenn …

Aid group sounds South Sudan cholera warning

An outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of South Sudan, worsening the country's humanitarian crisis amid ongoing violence, according to the aid group Save the Children.<p>The disease has infected more than 2,600 people and killed at least 60 since the first cases were …

Ebola claims more victims in West Africa

Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6 and 8, the World Health Organisation has said.<p>This brought the total in West Africa's first outbreak of the deadly disease to 888 cases, including 539 deaths since February. It …

Merkel urges US 'not to spy on partners'

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, says new allegations of US spying show Berlin and Washington are completely at odds over how they view the role of intelligence, and she hopes German action will persuade the US not to spy on partners.<p>Merkel's comments to German broadcaster ZDF on Saturday came …

Nuclear analyst concerned over Fukushima 'ice wall'

UK finds cooling reduces baby brain damage

The Cure - Facial Reconstruction

Canadians abandon islands as fish stocks drop