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Ebola crisis in Liberia 'escalating by the hour'

The spread of Ebola in Liberia is “escalating by the hour”, Liberia’s ambassador to the US said.

Jeremiah Sulunteh said all Liberians were “really nervous” about the disease, which he said has caused 170 deaths in the country with 362 cases reported. 61 more words


Ebola: 'Unlikely' to reach Europe says expert

A scientist has said the deadly Ebola virus is “unlikely to spread to Europe”.

Professor Peter Piot, who helped discover the virus in the 1970s, said the likelihood the epidemic could spread in the UK was “very, very, very low”. 200 more words


At least 24 dead and 271 injured in Taiwan gas blasts

A gas explosion goes off in the city of Kaohsiung. Credit: AP

At least 24 people have been killed and 271 injured in a series of massive underground gas blasts in Taiwan. 75 more words


US doctor gives single Ebola serum to fellow patient

A microscopic view of the Ebola virus. Credit: DPA

A US doctor battling the deadly Ebola virus gave the only dose of an experimental serum used to treat the disease to his colleague, according to the relief group they were both working for in Liberia. 107 more words


Number of Ebola cases in West Africa top 1,300

Health workers at an Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone. Credit: Reuters

The number of Ebola cases in West Africa has now topped 1,300, according to figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO). 181 more words


Sundance Film Festival Expanding to Hong Kong

The Sundance Film Festival is expanding its reach into Hong Kong through a screening series in September.

The Sundance Institute and Metroplex will present new American independent films,  accompanied by filmmakers and festival organizers at the recently launched cineplex in Kowloon Bay in Hong Kong. 145 more words


The G20 and Gender Equality: How the G20 Can Advance Women's Rights in Employment, Social Protection and Fiscal Policies

The G20 and Gender Equality: How the G20 Can Advance Women’s Rights in Employment, Social Protection and Fiscal Policies. Oxfam International. Shawna Wakefield. July 14, 2014. 82 more words