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Has Ebola gone airborne? Fears spread that virus could mutate

Has Ebola gone airborne? Fears spread that virus could mutate Watch

Africa

Concerns have been raised that the federal government is anticipating a rapid spread of the Ebola virus, as evidenced by the U.S. State ...

Obama declares war on Ebola! 3,000 U.S. Marines and soldiers head to Liberia

Obama declares war on Ebola! 3,000 U.S. Marines and soldiers head to Liberia Watch

Africa

Thousands of U.S. troops will arrive in the West African nation of Liberia as part of President Barack Obama's response to the Ebola outbreak ...

Traditional methods of fighting disease are not working in West Africa

Traditional methods of fighting disease are not working in West Africa Watch

Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which continues to ravage countries like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, has so far proved resistant to ...

STUDY: Ebola outbreak could shortly infect surrounding African nations

STUDY: Ebola outbreak could shortly infect surrounding African nations Watch

Africa

The organ-melting virus known as Ebola tearing through West Africa will most likely grow to infect other African nations, according to a worrisome ...

Some people have all the luck! $13 million diamond found in South Africa

Some people have all the luck! $13 million diamond found in South Africa Watch

Africa

A 232.08-carat D color Type II diamond has been unearthed at a mine in South Africa, with a possible value of nearly $13 million.

The terror grows: Islamic State created in Maghreb and Sahel region

The terror grows: Islamic State created in Maghreb and Sahel region Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

A version of the dreaded Islamic State - which has seized large sections of both Iraq and Syria, subjecting its citizens to terrorist rule - has ...

Boko Haram carving out heinous 'caliphate' in Nigeria

Boko Haram carving out heinous 'caliphate' in Nigeria Watch

Africa

The dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group has been following the lead of Islamic State, going from Nigerian village to village to massacre and ...

African peacekeepers in Somalia routinely rape, pay women for sex

African peacekeepers in Somalia routinely rape, pay women for sex Watch

Africa

African Union peacekeepers in Somalia are there to keep people safe and prevent anything untoward from happening, but alas, this is not the case. ...

WHO warns that Liberia faces extinction by Ebola outbreak

WHO warns that Liberia faces extinction by Ebola outbreak Watch

Africa

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa-the worst in recorded history-jumped by almost 200 in one day, bringing the total to at ...

It may go global... Ebola outbreak has outstripped West Africa's ability to treat the disease

It may go global... Ebola outbreak has outstripped West Africa's ability to treat the disease Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the Ebola outbreak in Liberia is spreading exponentially as patients spread out in an ...

Gambia passes anti-gay legislation that threatens life imprisonment

Gambia passes anti-gay legislation that threatens life imprisonment Watch

Africa

Gambia has passed a bill that punishes homosexuals by imposing a sentence of life imprisonment, worsening the climate for sexual minorities ...

Mentally disturbed man kills three Italian nuns in Africa

Mentally disturbed man kills three Italian nuns in Africa Watch

Africa

Police in the capital of Burundi found three murdered Italian nuns, officials and a priest in the African state reported on September 8.

'They would still be alive!' Security forces reveal the truth behind Benghazi attack

'They would still be alive!' Security forces reveal the truth behind Benghazi attack Watch

Africa

A U.S. security team in Benghazi was held back from immediately responding to the attacks on the American diplomatic mission by orders from the ...

DEATH OF A TERRORIST: Al-Shabab late leader Ahmed Godane was fiery orator

DEATH OF A TERRORIST: Al-Shabab late leader Ahmed Godane was fiery orator Watch

Africa

Ahmed Abdi Godane, a much feared jihadist which ran assassination and bomb squads in Somalia has died in air strike on September 1. Very ...

U.S. CONFIRMS: Terrorist leader Ahmed Godane killed in Somalia

U.S. CONFIRMS: Terrorist leader Ahmed Godane killed in Somalia Watch

Africa

With lots of bad news taking up the world's attention, the world became a little bit safer. The U.S. has confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the leader ...

Ebola cases in Democratic Republic of Congo unrelated to strain circulating in West Africa

Ebola cases in Democratic Republic of Congo unrelated to strain circulating in West Africa Watch

Africa

Ebola, the organ-destroying disease ravaging parts of Africa is as far away from "good news" as you can get. There is one encouraging sign, even ...

Death toll nears 2,000 in West African Ebola outbreak

Death toll nears 2,000 in West African Ebola outbreak Watch

Africa

The death toll from the Ebola epidemic that is currently ravaging West Africa has surpassed 1,900 people, the World Health Organization's (WHO) ...

Missionaries report Boko Haram beheads six-year-old boy on his way to hospital

Missionaries report Boko Haram beheads six-year-old boy on his way to hospital Watch

Africa

The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has beheaded a six-year-old boy as part of an attack staged last June. The boy was killed precisely because ...

Now beyond control: The world is not doing enough to stop the Ebola outbreak that is destroying West Africa

Now beyond control: The world is not doing enough to stop the Ebola outbreak that is destroying West Africa Watch

Africa

The current Ebola outbreak that is ravaging much of western Africa is worse than official figures show and is "spiraling out of control," a ...

Expecting the worst: Why did 11 Libyan airliners go missing?

Expecting the worst: Why did 11 Libyan airliners go missing? Watch

Africa

Rumors are circulating amongst intelligence officials that a massive terrorist attack may happen in commemoration of the September 11 attacks on the ...

If something isn't done soon, millions will die in Somalia

If something isn't done soon, millions will die in Somalia Watch

Africa

Experts from the United Nations released a report saying that more than a million people in war-ravaged Somalia are near to famine, with both ...

Senegal becomes fifth African nation to be ravaged by Ebola

Senegal becomes fifth African nation to be ravaged by Ebola Watch

Africa

Senegal became the fifth West African nation hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak. That nation's first Ebola patient was a visiting student ...

EBOLA BREAKTHROUGH: New drug 'Zmapp' has remarkable success on test subjects

EBOLA BREAKTHROUGH: New drug 'Zmapp' has remarkable success on test subjects Watch

Africa

In the midst of widespread horror, hope: A treatment for the deadly Ebola virus may have finally been found. Scientists are reporting a 100 ...

Ebola outbreak 'continues to accelerate' in West Africa; 1,552 people killed

Ebola outbreak 'continues to accelerate' in West Africa; 1,552 people killed Watch

Africa

Ebola in West Africa has killed 1,552 people, with no end in sight. According to the World Health Organization, the outbreak "continues to ...

Is the current Ebola strain mutating twice as fast as previous strains?

Is the current Ebola strain mutating twice as fast as previous strains? Watch

Africa

Studies done on some of the early Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal the frightening fact that the virus had over 300 genetic mutations as it ...

Quarantined Ebola villages deal with old killer, starvation

Quarantined Ebola villages deal with old killer, starvation Watch

Africa

As the horror of Ebola spreads throughout much of West Africa, a longtime and even more insidious killer is now stalking the land: starvation. ...

With a second Ebola outbreak in the Congo, how will African health officials stop the rising death toll?

With a second Ebola outbreak in the Congo, how will African health officials stop the rising death toll? Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on August 26 that it had shut down a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker became ...

The Ebola outbreak beats all attempts at isolation as new cases appear in the Congo

The Ebola outbreak beats all attempts at isolation as new cases appear in the Congo Watch

Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent protective equipment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for use by medical staff treating ...