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Second Ebola case confirmed in US

Second Ebola case confirmed in US

The Texas Department of State Health Services says that a healthcare worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola. In a statement on Sunday, the agency said the case was discovered after a preliminary test and confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The [&hellip

Somalia bomb explosion kills 11

Somalia bomb explosion kills 11

A car bomb blast has killed at least 11 people in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The explosion hit the popular Aroma café in Mogadishu on Sunday, said Mohammed Hussein, a police official. According to reports, at least ten others were injured in the attack. Some sources put the number of the wounded at about 15. Most [&hellip

Bomb attacks kill 34 people in Iraq

Bomb attacks kill 34 people in Iraq

A series of bomb attacks has left at least 34 people dead in Iraq, amid the deadly violence that rages on across the country. According to Wahab Ahmed, the mayor of the town of Qara Tapah, three car bombs hit his office and two other buildings on Sunday, leaving 25 people dead and damaging nearby [&hellip

Tunisia arrests 1,500 militants: PM

Tunisia arrests 1,500 militants: PM

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa has announced that his country has arrested some 1,500 militants as part of efforts to secure its transition to democracy. He said the detainees include hundreds of militants who have fought in Syria against the government of President Bashar al-Assad as well as those who could now pose a danger [&hellip

Nigerians urge release of Chibok girls

Nigerians urge release of Chibok girls

Nigerians have staged a sit-in to renew calls for the release of more than 200 girls kidnapped from their boarding school in April. The sit-in, organized by the Bring Back Our Girls advocacy group, was held in the Nigerian capital, Abuja on Friday. The families of the abducted girls were also among the demonstrators, who [&hellip

Lung cancer can be dormant for 20 yrs

Lung cancer can be dormant for 20 yrs

Scientists have discovered that lung cancer cells can lie dormant for over 20 years before they turn deadly, helping to explain the disease’s persistence that kills 1.5 million people every year. According to two papers published in the journal, Science, scientists discovered that tumor cells quietly shape-shift into numerous new mutations over the evolution of [&hellip

Nine die in Guinea boat sinking

Nine die in Guinea boat sinking

​At least nine people have died in a boat accident in Guinea, with about 30 people still missing, officials and residents say. The boat capsized near the Forecariah district, in the country’s south. Eighteen people on board were rescued. A local security source told AFP news agency that the boat had collided with a mining [&hellip

WHO: Ebola death toll tops 4,000 people

WHO: Ebola death toll tops 4,000 people

​More than 4,000 people have now died from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. Most of those deaths have been in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. On Friday, the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s health body, announced that 4,033 deaths had been confirmed in the current Ebola [&hellip

Malala ‘honored’ by Nobel Peace Prize

Malala ‘honored’ by Nobel Peace Prize

​Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai says she is “honored” as a joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. The 17-year-old education activist finished her normal school day before giving an acceptance speech. Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai said on Friday that she was “honored” to have received the award. She shares it with Indian rights activist [&hellip

Keane says Ferguson wrong to criticise former players

Keane says Ferguson wrong to criticise former players

Roy Keane says ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was wrong to criticise his former players in his autobiography and would not be afraid “to have a go at him” if the two met. Ferguson discussed differences with ex-United players Keane and David Beckham in the book published last year. Keane left Old Trafford in November [&hellip