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WHO wary of screening arriving passengers for Ebola, but no ban

Oct 23, 2014

WHO wary of screening arriving passengers for Ebola, but no ban

GENEVA (Reuters) - Screening passengers for Ebola on their arrival may have "a limited effect" in stopping the virus spreading but whether it adds anything to exit screening from affected countries is a decision for governments, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The advice from the WHO's Emergency Committee on Ebola came a day after the United States said travellers from three West African countries at the heart of the epidemic must fly into one of five major airports for enhanced screening for the virus. "Entry screening may have a limited effect in reducing international spread when added to exit screening, and its advantages and disadvantages should be carefully considered," the committee said in a statement after its third meeting #facebook #China #Japan #Brazil #France #Arabic #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #opinion
WHO concerned but "reasonably confident" on international Ebola spread

Oct 23, 2014

WHO concerned but "reasonably confident" on international Ebola spread

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was "reasonably confident" that West African countries neighbouring those hardest hit by the current Ebola epidemic are not seeing transmission of the virus across their borders. #China #Japan #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Italy #Mexico
U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong

Oct 23, 2014

U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote. The panel of 18 independent experts, who monitor compliance with an international treaty on civil and political rights ratified by Hong Kong, agreed the move after voicing concern at Beijing's plan to vet candidates in the former British colony. The committee agreed on "the need to ensure universal suffrage, which means both the right to be elected as well as the right to vote #facebook #United States #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Italy #Latin America
Man charged after jumping White House fence, dogs cleared for duty

Oct 23, 2014

Man charged after jumping White House fence, dogs cleared for duty

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night has been charged with three felony counts and four misdemeanors, the U.S. Secret Service said on Thursday. #Business #United States #China #France #Arabic #Middle East #Italy #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Man arrested near Canada's prime minister in sign of tensions

Oct 23, 2014

Man arrested near Canada's prime minister in sign of tensions

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Police arrested a man at gunpoint just steps from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Thursday, underscoring tensions in the capital Ottawa a day after a gunmen killed a soldier and rampaged through parliament. #Business #India #China #Japan #France #Arabic #markets #Crime #Argentina #Latin America