Ebola expert says China at risk due to workers traveling to Africa
Oct 30, 2014 at 13:22 | Source:
Tokyo: A scientist who helped to discover the Ebola virus says he is concerned that the disease could spread to China given the large numbers of Chinese workers traveling to and from Africa.Peter Piot, who is director of the London School of Hygiene ...
Ebola decline in Liberia could be the real trend, says WHO
Oct 30, 2014 at 10:37 | Source:
Dakar, Senegal: The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over.The disease is still raging in parts of Sierra...
Kurdish convoy heads to Syria to take on Islamic State
Oct 29, 2014 at 23:15 | Source:
SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi peshmerga fighters and weaponry made its way across southeastern Turkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U....
Congress names 15 candidates for first phase of J&K polls
Oct 29, 2014 at 22:41 | Source:
New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday announced 15 candidates for the first phase of assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir which included Imtiyaz Paray, son of anti-militancy group founder Kuka Paray, among others.The party also declared Mohammad Sharie...
Sri Lanka landslide: Death toll rises to 14, nearly 300 missing
Oct 29, 2014 at 22:31 | Source:
Colombo: At least 14 people were killed and around 300 others are missing in a landslide in central Sri Lanka Wednesday as President Mahinda Rajapaksa directed the government to fully support rescue efforts.Rajapaksa has instructed the ministry of di...
Text messages could help fight malaria, say Harvard scientists
Oct 29, 2014 at 13:23 | Source:
Washington:Simple text message reminders to take malaria medication can help in the fight against the deadly disease, Harvard scientists say.Researchers with the non-profit Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and Harvard University found that text m...
3 days after swearing in, Haryana ministers still waiting for portfolios
Oct 29, 2014 at 08:33 | Source:
Chandigarh: Nearly three days after being sworn-in, Haryana ministers continued to wait for portfolios being alloted to them.The newly-inducted ministers in the Manohar Lal Khattar government were on Tuesday allotted official rooms in the state secre...
Australia bans travel from Ebola-hit countries; U.S. isolates troops
Oct 29, 2014 at 01:15 | Source:
MONROVIA/FREETOWN (Reuters) - Australia became the first developed country on Tuesday to shut its borders to citizens of the countries worst-hit by the West African Ebola outbreak, a move those states said stigmatised healthy people and would make it...
Qatar emir to face questions on militant funding on UK state visit
Oct 29, 2014 at 00:15 | Source:
LONDON (Reuters) - The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is expected to reject allegations that his country is funding Islamic State (IS) militants during a three-day state visit to Britain which began on Tuesday. Sheikh Tamim's fir...
Afghanistan's new President starts landmark China visit
Oct 28, 2014 at 19:46 | Source:
Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, has started a landmark visit to China. In a welcoming ceremony he was hailed by Chinese President Xi Jinping as an old friend of the Chinese people. In the coming days, President Ghani is expected to fo...
Malaysia court hears Anwar sodomy final appeal
Oct 28, 2014 at 11:57 | Source:
A court in Malaysia is hearing a final appeal filed by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against his sodomy conviction. Mr Anwar was accused of sodomising a male aide in 2008. Sodomy is illegal in Muslim-majority Malaysia, but very few people are ever ...
Malaysia's Anwar faces final appeal against sodomy conviction
Oct 28, 2014 at 06:15 | Source:
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian court is due to decide this week on an appeal by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim against a sodomy conviction and five-year prison term, with a ruling against him likely to all but end his political career and infl...
Ukraine leader wins pro-West mandate but wary of Russia
Oct 28, 2014 at 04:15 | Source:
KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after an election handed President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end a separatist conflict and steer the country further out of Russia's orbit into Europe's mainstream.Poroshenko...
Defying stigma, survivors join the Ebola fight in West Africa
Oct 28, 2014 at 03:30 | Source:
CONAKRY/LIBERIA (Reuters) - High school teacherFanta Oulen Camara spent two weeks in March fighting for her life against the deadly Ebola virus but her darkest days came after she was cured of the disease and returned to her home in Guinea."Most...
Rousseff win rattles Brazil markets, focus turns to economy
Oct 28, 2014 at 01:15 | Source:
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff's narrow re-election victory met with cold reality on Monday as Brazil's financial markets tumbled on doubts that she can restore confidence in the economy and maintain political support in a sharply div...
Don't let quarantine hysteria deter Ebola health workers: U.N
Oct 28, 2014 at 00:30 | Source:
ACCRA (Reuters) - Governments must not deter health workers from coming to West Africa to fight Ebola and quarantine decisions should not be based on hysteria, the head of the U.N. mission battling the virus said on Monday.The U.S. states of New York...