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Sierra Leone's Ebola lockdown likely to be extended

a shared story    3 hours 28 minutes ago
By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone aimed at stemming the worst Ebola epidemic on record has identified dozens of new infections, but has not reached everyone in the country and is likely to be extended, a senior official said on...(more) 

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U.S. Military to Fight Ebola: 'What Does Victory Look Like?'

a shared story    6 hours 28 minutes ago
In an August 22 column on the Ebola crisis, I noted that the current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa -- "the worst in recorded history" -- had claimed 1,350 lives. Less than a month later the World Health Organization reports that the number of people...(more) 

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5 Training Tips for the Last-Minute Runner

a shared story    7 hours 28 minutes ago
It's September, which means it's officially race season. And while many runners have been out pounding the pavement this summer, some runners are realizing just how quickly time can run away from them. If you fell off the training wagon this summer, don't fret, there is...(more) 

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Spain to repatriate from Sierra Leone priest diagnosed with Ebola

a shared story    10 hours 28 minutes ago
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain on Sunday sent a military plane to Sierra Leone to repatriate a Spanish Catholic priest working in the African country who has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the government said. Spain's health ministry said in a statement that Manuel Garcia Viejo,...(more) 

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G20 says nearing growth goal, but more needed from Europe

a shared story    12 hours 28 minutes ago
By Ian Chua and Cecile Lefort CAIRNS Australia (Reuters) - The Group of 20 leading nations say they are tantalisingly close to adding an extra $2 trillion to the global economy and creating millions of new jobs, but Europe's extended stagnation remains a major stumbling block....(more) 

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Soccer-Ebola football ban on west African countries to remain

a shared story    13 hours 28 minutes ago
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Bans on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone hosting any international football because of fears of spreading Ebola were kept in place by the Confederation of African Football, its executive committee decided on Saturday. The three west African countries -- at the epicentre...(more) 

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British Ebola nurse travels to US

a shared story    20 hours 28 minutes ago
A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus. 

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Mexican authorities say mine still leaking acid

a shared story    22 hours 28 minutes ago
Mexico City (AFP) - A Mexican copper mine which spewed millions of gallons of acid into a river last month is still causing pollution and the facility's owners are blocking the work of investigators probing the accident, authorities said. 

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Spain to fly back missionary with Ebola from S.Leone

a shared story    1 day 28 minutes ago
Madrid (AFP) - Spain is sending a plane to fly a Catholic missionary infected with the deadly Ebola virus home from Sierra Leone, officials said Saturday. 

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The Fittest Colleges in America 2014

a shared story    1 day 4 hours 28 minutes ago
College. Some say it's the best four years of your life, others say you won't remember most of it, but only one thing is for sure -- college is the first big pillar of adult independence. Heading off to school is the initial opportunity for young...(more) 

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U.S. Congress urged to pass bill to speed development of antibiotics

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By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Financial incentives and a more flexible regulatory approach are needed to persuade drug companies to develop new antibiotics, drug industry and public health experts told U.S. lawmakers on Friday, though some warned that modifying the drug approval process could jeopardize...(more) 

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UN entrepreneur taps African oil for child health

a shared story    1 day 8 hours 28 minutes ago
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Republic of Congo has become the first country to agree to divert part of its oil revenues toward childhood nutrition, a victory for "innovative financing" to help the world's poorest, the scheme's creator Philippe Douste-Blazy said in an interview. The...(more) 

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