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Pentagon to create medical support team for U.S. Ebola response

Oct 20, 2014

Pentagon to create medical support team for U.S. Ebola response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the creation of a 30-member expeditionary medical support team to provide emergency help in a U.S #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #aut #typeof-registered
Obama appoints Ebola 'czar'; Texas health worker isolated on ship

Oct 17, 2014

Obama appoints Ebola 'czar'; Texas health worker isolated on ship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" on Friday and a Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient was quarantined on a cruise ship amid growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the United States. Obama, facing criticism from some lawmakers over efforts to contain the virus, appointed Ron Klain, a lawyer who previously served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, to oversee the U.S #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar,' opposes travel ban

Oct 17, 2014

Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar,' opposes travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he was considering appointing an Ebola "czar" to coordinate the fight against the virus in the United States but he remained opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
At least 27 killed in attacks in eastern Congo - official

Oct 17, 2014

At least 27 killed in attacks in eastern Congo - official

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed and another seven people seriously injured in overnight raids on villages near the eastern Congolese town of Beni, local officials said on Thursday. Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, blamed the attack on Ugandan ADF-NALU rebels that operate alongside a string of other local and foreign armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo's mineral-rich eastern border zone. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
At least 27 killed in attacks in eastern Congo - official

Oct 17, 2014

At least 27 killed in attacks in eastern Congo - official

KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed and another seven people seriously injured in overnight raids on villages near the eastern Congolese town of Beni, local officials said on Thursday. Julien Paluku, governor of North Kivu province, blamed the attack on Ugandan ADF-NALU rebels that operate alongside a string of other local and foreign armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo's mineral-rich eastern border zone. A Congolese military source, who asked not to be named, said houses were burned and some of the victims were decapitated. #Yahoo! #content #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. nurse with Ebola moving hospitals; officials grilled

Oct 17, 2014

U.S. nurse with Ebola moving hospitals; officials grilled

DALLAS (Reuters) - The U.S. National Institutes of Health said it would take over the care of the first Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola, as lawmakers blasted the government's response to the virus at home. Nina Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating a man who died of the disease, will be transferred late Thursday from Dallas to an isolation unit at the U.S. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
White House resists calls for Ebola point person

Oct 16, 2014

White House resists calls for Ebola point person

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House resisted suggestions on Wednesday it needs to name a new point person to deal with the U.S. response to Ebola. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters there were already clear lines of responsibility on the issue #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Polish doctors test man for Ebola virus

Oct 14, 2014

Polish doctors test man for Ebola virus

WARSAW (Reuters) - A man has been hospitalised in Poland pending blood tests on whether he has the Ebola virus, but he had not travelled to Africa and the tests were being conducted as a precaution only, a health official said. The 31-year-old man called for an ambulance on Monday, saying he was feeling unwell, and was taken to the Bieganski hospital in Lodz, about 130 km (80 miles) west of the Polish capital, according to Zbigniew Solarz, a spokesman for the local epidemiological service #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt
Tropical Storm Fay brushes Bermuda with high winds and rain

Oct 13, 2014

Tropical Storm Fay brushes Bermuda with high winds and rain

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Fay swept past Bermuda drenching the British territory in the Atlantic with winds gusting to hurricane force, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Sunday #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered
Islamist rebels blamed for car bomb in Somalia, at least seven dead

Oct 13, 2014

Islamist rebels blamed for car bomb in Somalia, at least seven dead

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist rebels detonated a car bomb in front of a popular cafe in the centre of the Somali capital on Sunday evening, killing at least seven people, police and the emergency services said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the Islamist militant group al Shabaab has frequently set off bombs or launched gun attacks in Mogadishu. It promised more attacks after it lost control of a major coastal stronghold a week ago #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt