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Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

Oct 21, 2014

Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama is working the phones with world leaders, appealing to them ...

Cuba invites U.S. to cooperate on Ebola

Oct 21, 2014

Cuba invites U.S. to cooperate on Ebola

Cuban is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola, President Raul Castro said at a summit of leftist Latin American nations Monday. Castro said that the world must avoid politicization of the effort. He spoke at a summit of ...

Oct 20, 2014

Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria to be free of Ebola on Monday after a 42-day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus. “Nigeria is now free of Ebola,” WHO representative ...

Oct 20, 2014

South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-hit region

South Korea will send doctors, nurses and military officers next month to the West African region hit by Ebola amid growing concerns over the outbreak, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. South Korea has pledged to spend $5.6 million to help curb the virus. An ...

Spain: Nursing assistant clear of Ebola virus

Oct 20, 2014

Spain: Nursing assistant clear of Ebola virus

An initial test shows that a nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola in Spain is now clear of all traces of the virus nearly two weeks after she was hospitalized, authorities said Sunday. Teresa Romero, 44, is the first person known to have ...

All robotic eyes on comet for Mars flyby

Oct 20, 2014

All robotic eyes on comet for Mars flyby

All eyes on Mars — robotic or otherwise — were focused toward a comet the size of a small mountain set to whiz past the Red Planet on Sunday. NASA’s fleet of Mars-orbiting satellites and robots on the planet’s surface were primed for the ...