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Mark Zuckerberg To Donate us$25m To Ebola

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said today he and his wife were donating us$25 million to help US efforts to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic. “The Ebola epidemic is at a critical turning point. It has infected 8,400 people so far, but it is spreading very quickly and projections suggest it could infect one million people or more over the next ...

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Ebola Patient Dies in Germany Despite Treatment

A UN medical worker, infected with Ebola, died today at a hospital in Germany. Doctors at the hospital in Leipzig said the man, 56, originally from Sudan, died despite receiving experimental drugs to treat the virus. More than 4,400 people have died from the outbreak, mainly in West Africa. The rate of new cases at some of the “epicentre” areas ...

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Second Ebola Case Confirmed in the USA

A Texas health care worker who treated the man Thomas Eric Duncan who later died of Ebola has tested positive for the disease in a preliminary test, doctors said today, this health care worker is the second person to be diagnosed with the Ebola Virus on US soil. “We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for ...

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Ebola Vaccines Should Be Ready Within 6 Months

Russia expects to produce three Ebola vaccines within the next six months, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said today. “We have created three vaccines… and we think they will be ready in the next six months,” the minister said on Rossiya 1 television. “One of them is already ready for a clinical trial,” she said. One of the vaccines was ...

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Police Fatally Shot & Kill Another US Black Teen

An off-duty St. Louis police officer fatally shot and killed an 18-year-old black teen yesterday, firing his gun 17 times, authorities said. Angry residents damaged several police cars in response, even though police say the man fired first. The death comes on the heels of the Michael Brown shooting two months ago in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, USA, ...

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Dog Laid To Rest Because Owner Has Ebola

A dog named Excalibur who belonged to an Ebola-infected nurse in Spain was humanely laid to rest today, even as protesters and animal rights activists surrounded the Madrid home of the nurse and her husband. Excalibur is pictured in this undated image released by an animal rights organization PACMA. An online petition calling for the dog’s life to be spared ...

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Red Bull Sued For us$13m For ‘Not Giving Wings’

Red Bull agreed to pay us$13m in a class action settlement over their slogan and marketing tactics. A plaintiff claims the energy drink did not “give him wings.” For more than two decades, Red Bull has been using the slogan “Red Bull gives you wings,” though according to some disappointed customers, that’s just not true. And if you’ve bought a ...

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First Ebola Patient Diagnosed in USA Dies

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola inside the United States amid an outbreak that has killed thousands in Africa, died this morning at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the hospital said. File Photo: Thomas Eric Duncan He had been in critical condition after being diagnosed with the virus in mid-September. People who have ...

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Ebola Spreads To Spain

The Spanish health minister has confirmed that a nurse who treated a victim of Ebola in Madrid has tested positive for the Ebola disease. The Spanish nurse is the first person in the current outbreak known to have contracted Ebola outside Africa. She was a member of the team that treated Spanish priest Manuel Garcia Viejo, who died from the ...

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‘Cool Runnings’ Writer Michael Goldberg Dies

Michael Goldberg, the American who wrote the screenplay for the 1993 hit movie, Cool Runnings, died last Thursday in California from cancer, according to reports. Goldberg, whose other film credits include Should’ve Been Romeo, Little Giants, Bushwhacked and Snow Dogs, was 55. The Pennsylvania native was best known for Cool Runnings, a comedy based on the exploits of Jamaica’s bobsled ...

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