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07:20, 21 August 2014 Thursday
Health & Environment

13:49, 18 August 2014 Monday
Man dies from coronavirus in Saudi Arabia

Death toll from coronavirus in Saudi Arabia rises to 300.

12:20, 18 August 2014 Monday
Liberia on alert as Ebola patients break out of quarantine

At least twenty patients broke out of quarantine in the Liberian capital after protesters looted a medical clinic.

11:29, 18 August 2014 Monday
S Korea running out of spent nuclear fuel storage space

At the end of last year, 13,254 tonnes of spent fuel was being held in temporary storage at nuclear plants, according to data from the commission, mostly in water tanks but some in concrete containers.

09:43, 18 August 2014 Monday
Ebola kills Nigerian in UAE en route to India

The 35-year-old Nigerian woman was en route to India on a treatment tour from advanced cancer.

11:10, 16 August 2014 Saturday
Ebola crisis to last 'at least six months'

Doctors Without Borders International President Joanne Liu said it will take six months to bring the Ebola virus under control in West Africa.

11:10, 15 August 2014 Friday
Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated -WHO

The death toll from the world's worst outbreak of Ebola stood on Wednesday at 1,069 from 1,975 confirmed, probable and suspected cases, the agency said

10:13, 14 August 2014 Thursday
Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2 000 years

Chinese scientists said Tibetan glaciers had shrunk 15 percent - around 8,000 square km (3,100 square miles) - over the past 30 years.

09:59, 14 August 2014 Thursday
AU pledges 1mn to contain Ebola epidemic

The A.U. "is committed to ensuring that measures are put in place to prevent the further spread of the epidemic and that adequate support is provided to affected communities," the pan-African body said in a statement.

12:27, 13 August 2014 Wednesday
Canada to donate its own Ebola vaccine for Africa

The Canadian government will donate between 800 to 1,000 doses of the vaccine, with the final number given dependent on how much Canada holds back for research and clinical trials

11:16, 13 August 2014 Wednesday
Nigeria records third Ebola death

Authorities say the virus remains restricted to Lagos.

22:41, 12 August 2014 Tuesday
Listeria-infected cold cuts kill 12 in Denmark

The government only asked SSI to investigate a possible outbreak on June 26 and it took more than a month to find the source

13:18, 12 August 2014 Tuesday
Liberia to give two doctors trial drug Ebola toll at

An experimental Ebola drug called ZMapp, made by U.S. biotech company Mapp Biopharmaceutical, was given to two American health workers infected with Ebola in Liberia.

10:08, 11 August 2014 Monday
Senegal quarantines first suspected Ebola virus case

The suspected case is for a 27-year-old Malian national, Sene said in a statement.

17:28, 09 August 2014 Saturday
Guinea shuts S Leone Liberia borders over Ebola

The U.N. World Health Organization said on Friday that Ebola represents an international health emergency and could continue spreading for months.

10:05, 09 August 2014 Saturday
Nigeria president declares national emergency over Ebola

The president has also approved the establishment of an $11.6mn fund to implement a special intervention plan that aims to prevent the spread of the virus in the country.

10:13, 08 August 2014 Friday
WHO declares Ebola epidemic an international health emergency

The United Nations health agency said the possible consequences of further international spread of the outbreak are "particularly serious" in view of the virulence of the virus.

09:53, 08 August 2014 Friday
ECOWAS suspends meetings over Ebola

Ebola has now spread to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria, all ECOWAS member states.

17:52, 07 August 2014 Thursday
Ebola areas blockaded in Sierra Leone Liberia declares emergency

Some 32 health workers had already died of Ebola in Liberia and many sick people were going untreated after doctors deserted their posts



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