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US airlines highlight problems of Ebola travel ban

US airlines have said little publicly about political pressure to close the country's borders to travellers from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, but in private they have briefed government officials about the challenges to implementi

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Obama expands US role fighting Ebola spread

President Barack Obama has called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the US role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.

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Obama expands US role fighting Ebola spread

President Barack Obama has called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the US role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.

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Ebola deaths jump by 200 in a day, top 2,290

The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in history has jumped by almost 200 in a single day to at least 2,296 and is already likely to be higher than that, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The WHO said it had re

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Ebola outbreak reaches fifth West African country

The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak on Friday, while riots broke out in neighbouring Guinea's remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast. In

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Liberia fights Ebola as W Africa toll tops 1,200

Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200.

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Kenya Airways to cut W Africa service over Ebola

Kenya Airways will suspend flights to Liberia's capital Monrovia and Sierra Leone's capital Freetown due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the company said on Saturday. The suspension of the flights will start at midni

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BA suspends Liberia and Sierra Leone flights

British Airways has suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until the end of the month due to public health concerns, the airline said. More than 800 people have died in an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa which began in

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Taxis, planes and viruses: How deadly Ebola can spread

For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it's not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread. So far, authorities have t

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Arab Spring, Africa in Nobel peace prize talk

The Arab Spring is widely tipped to be recognised with the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, but Africans, from Liberia, or perhaps Sudan, offer a strong challenge that may have more global appeal for the judges. With no woman winning the award

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