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Mali becomes sixth West African nation hit by Ebola

Oct 24, 2014

Mali becomes sixth West African nation hit by Ebola

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola on Thursday, becoming the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the haemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 4,900 people. Mali's Health Minister Ousmane Kone told state television that the patient in the western town of Kayes was a two-year-old girl who had recently arrived from neighbouring Guinea, where the outbreak began. "The condition of the girl, according to our services, is improving thanks to her rapid treatment," the minister told state television. #Business #facebook #United States #India #France #Middle East #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Canadian police see no apparent links in Quebec, Ottawa attacks

Oct 24, 2014

Canadian police see no apparent links in Quebec, Ottawa attacks

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital acted alone and, despite a criminal record, had no apparent links to a convert to Islam who killed a soldier in Quebec earlier in the week, police said on Thursday. Wednesday's gunman, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was a Canadian who may also have held Libyan citizenship, said Bob Paulson, commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). #Business #Technology #Arabic #Middle East #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Quebec #opinion
New York City says hospital testing healthcare worker for Ebola

Oct 24, 2014

New York City says hospital testing healthcare worker for Ebola

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City hospital is running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker who returned to the United States from West Africa with a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, the city's Health Department said on Thursday. Preliminary test results were expected in the next 12 hours, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement. The patient being treated at Bellevue Hospital is a healthcare worker who returned to the United States within the past 21 days from one of the three African countries facing the Ebola outbreak, it said. #facebook #India #China #Japan #Brazil #Middle East #markets #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Canada's Harper vows tighter security after Parliament attack

Oct 24, 2014

Canada's Harper vows tighter security after Parliament attack

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged to boost security forces' surveillance and detention powers on Thursday, a day after a gunman killed a soldier and raced through parliament before being shot dead. Addressing the House of Commons just meters from the spot where the gunman, a reported convert to Islam, was shot dead on Wednesday, Harper said lawmakers would expedite new powers to counter the threat of radicals. "The objective of these attacks was to instill fear and panic in our country," Harper said #Business #facebook #India #Japan #Brazil #Arabic #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom
Saudi Arabia warns women not to join protest against ban on driving

Oct 24, 2014

Saudi Arabia warns women not to join protest against ban on driving

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry on Thursday issued a warning to women not to get behind the wheel in defiance of the kingdom's men-only road rules after a renewed social media campaign to challenge the law by driving in public. #India #China #Brazil #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #Latin America