WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
25 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.
Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign
25 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
Iran Saturday hanged a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, who had been on death row for five years, was put to death at dawn, the official IRNA news agency quoted the Tehran prosecutor's office as saying. The execution drew condemnation from the United States and human rights monitor Amnesty International, which dubbed it "a bloody stain on Iran's human rights record" and "an affront to justice". A message posted on the homepage of a Facebook campaign set up to try to save Jabbari noted the "sad news" of her death, adding the words "Rest in Peace" alongside pictures of her as a young child.
Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful
25 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
Korda, Pace share lead in Blue Bay LPGA
25 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — American Jessica Korda rebounded from an opening double bogey for a share of the second-round lead Saturday in the Blue Bay LPGA.
Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist
25 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
By Mehrdad Balali DUBAI (Reuters) - A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager was hanged on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA said, despite international pleas for her life to be spared. Reyhaneh Jabbari walked to the gallows at dawn on Saturday in Tehran's Evin prison after failing to secure a reprieve from the murder victim's relatives within the 10-day deadline set by sharia law in force since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The death sentence sparked U.S. ...
Olesen leads Perth International 3rd round lead
25 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen's bunker shots and putting helped him grind out a 5-under 67 Saturday to lead the Perth International golf tournament by three strokes after the third round.
Waratahs inspire ball-in-hand Golden Lions for Currie Cup final
24 Oct 2014 | 9:41 pm
Golden Lions will draw inspiration from Super 15 champions New South Wales Waratahs when they face Western Province Saturday in the South African Currie Cup final. Johannesburg-based Lions mirror the style of the Australians, scoring 50 tries in 11 matches en route to the final at Newlands stadium, the Cape Town home of Province. "We have adopted a running style similar to that of the Waratahs," Lions coach and former Springboks lock Johan Ackermann told reporters. "The Waratahs were criticised for playing too much running rugby, but they stuck to their beliefs and beat seven-time champions Canterbury Crusaders in the final."
WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015
24 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to west Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali. Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola and one -- Dallas-based Nina Pham -- hugged President Barack Obama at the White House to prove it. "All is being put in place to start efficacy tests in the affected countries as early as December," WHO assistant director general Marie-Paule Kieny said.
WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola
24 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday.
Britain, Sweden donate to struggling UN Ebola Fund
24 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - New pledges of financial aid to a UN Ebola fund have reached $118 million with Britain and Sweden offering sizeable contributions after UN chief Ban Ki-moon pleaded for more money.
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