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Abraaj sets up $200 mln North Africa healthcare group

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Private equity house Abraaj has teamed up with three financial institutions to set up North Africa Hospital Holdings Group, a $200 million healthcare group focused on Egypt and Tunisia, it said on Monday. The three partners are the European Bank for Reconstruction and...(more) 

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Families of victims of California mass shooter sue county, apartment

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The families of three victims slain during a southern California rampage last year that left dead six college students and the killer are suing the county, the sheriff's department and the apartment building where the victims were killed. The parents of George Chen, Weihan Wang, and...(more) 

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North Korea reopens borders after months-long Ebola shutdown

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By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea officially reopened its borders on Tuesday to foreign tourists and businessmen nearly five months after shutting them over fear of the deadly Ebola virus, tour agencies and a diplomatic source told Reuters. "We've had it confirmed officially that...(more) 

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United Airlines sees fit for Boeing 777-300ER planes, not yet 777X

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(Reuters) - United Airlines has no immediate interest in purchasing 777X aircraft from Boeing Co but instead views the plane's predecessor, the 777-300ER, as a potentially good fit for its network, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer, John Rainey, told Reuters in an interview Monday. While Rainey...(more) 

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Origins of HIV virus strains traced to gorillas

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Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists reported in studies published Monday in the United States. The new information means that researchers now know the origins of all strains of the...(more) 

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Life After Ebola: Nurse Nina Pham Says She Has Nightmares, Aches, Hair Loss

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Since surviving a harrowing brush with Ebola last October, Dallas nurse Nina Pham has been plagued with nightmares, body aches and hair loss, her lawyer told ABC News. Pham, 26, cared for Liberian native Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil,...(more) 

UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase

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BRUSSELS (AP) -- The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000.... 

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UK cost body backs Gilead's pricey combination hepatitis pill

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Gilead Sciences' expensive two-in-one hepatitis C pill Harvoni has been endorsed for use on the state health service in Britain, where it costs significantly less than in the United States. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said on Tuesday it had issued draft...(more) 

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Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic: charity

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By Joseph D'Urso LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at risk, a major charity said on Tuesday. An increasingly mobile global population makes deadly outbreaks more...(more) 

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Nurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system

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DALLAS (AP) -- A 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease has filed a lawsuit against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked.... 

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Exclusive: Payment delays dent India's flagship health, AIDS programs

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By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's main public health programs, aimed at millions of rural poor, have been in disarray for months because the government changed the way that over $1.3 billion in federal funds were distributed, according to data and letters seen by...(more) 

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Texas nurse sues Dallas hospital over Ebola infection

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DALLAS (Reuters) - A nurse filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Texas hospital where she worked, saying it did not do enough to prevent her from being infected with Ebola and invaded her privacy after she was diagnosed with the virus. In the suit, Nina...(more) 

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