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6 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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WHO holding talks next month on Ebola treatments

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday it would convene talks early next month on potential treatments and vaccines to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The infectious disease has killed 1,350 people among 2,473 cases in four countries - Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone - according to the United Nations health agency. The WHO this ...

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15 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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West Africa must confront political weaknesses to curb drugs trade: Obasanjo

West Africa must openly confront its political and governance weaknesses to curb the growing drug trade in the region, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday. "West Africa is no longer only a transit zone of drugs but an attractive destination where pushers take advantage of the weak political system to perpetuate their trade," Obasanjo, who chairs the West ...

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16 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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West Africa must confront political weaknesses to curb drugs trade -Obasanjo

West Africa must openly confront its political and governance weaknesses to curb the growing drug trade in the region, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday. "West Africa is no longer only a transit zone of drugs but an attractive destination where pushers take advantage of the weak political system to perpetuate their trade," Obasanjo, who chairs the West ...

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18 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Australia's highest court to hear test case on asylum seekers

By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's highest court set a date on Thursday for a full hearing into how a group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers were detained at sea, a case that will test the government's authority to pursue its secretive immigration policies. Lawyers for the group of Tamil asylum seekers said it was likely the United Nations ...

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AUG 19, 2014 - Washington Times

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UN Ebola coordinator to visit West Africa

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The public health expert coordinating U.N. efforts to fight Ebola says he's heading to Washington and then to West Africa to determine the best ways the world body can support affected people, communities and governments. David Nabarro told a news conference Tuesday that he ...

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