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World 18 Sep 2014 | 1:25 PM

Online volunteers map uncharted Ebola zones to help save lives

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Donating to disasters used to mean writing a check to Oxfam or the Red Cross.

World 18 Sep 2014 | 8:50 AM

Liberia hopes U.S. Ebola pledge will spur others to act

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Wednesday she hoped U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to send 3,000 troops to West Africa to battle the worst Ebola outbreak on record would spur other countries to help.

World 18 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM

French nurse for medical charity MSF contracts Ebola in Liberia

PARIS/MONROVIA (Reuters) - A French volunteer working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Liberia has contracted Ebola, the medical charity said on Wednesday, adding that seven local staff members have already fallen ill from the deadly virus.

Nation 18 Sep 2014 | 7:42 AM

Don’t be confused - symptoms of Ebola similar to dengue

PUTRAJAYA: The symptoms of Ebola virus disease (EVD) are similar to dengue fever but people are at risk if they had been in contact with EVD-infected patients or visited EVD-infected countries.

World 18 Sep 2014 | 12:50 AM

West African powerhouse Ivory Coast battles to keep out Ebola

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The billboard depicts a masked health worker in a biohazard suit looming over a bed-ridden patient. Above them, bright red letters warn commuters on a busy Abidjan street that "The Ebola risk is always there".

World 17 Sep 2014 | 10:22 AM

Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role in fighting Ebola

ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.

World 17 Sep 2014 | 8:40 AM

U.S. leaders call for 'war' on Ebola outbreak, pledge troops

ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers called for a government-funded "war" to contain West Africa's deadly Ebola epidemic before it threatens more countries, building on an American pledge to send 3,000 military engineers and medical personnel to combat the virus.

World 17 Sep 2014 | 2:55 AM

U.N. Security Council eyes action to heighten Ebola response

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council could adopt a resolution later this week to expand the global response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa by calling on countries to lift travel restrictions and provide urgent assistance, including field hospitals and staff.

Lifestyle 17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

'The Last Ship' is entertaining TV despite bleak premise

'The Last Ship' presents an eerie picture of what the future could look like if a killer virus infected much of our planet.

World 16 Sep 2014 | 11:35 PM

World hunger easing but 1 in 9 people undernourished - food agencies

ROME (Reuters) - The number of hungry people in the world has fallen sharply over the past decade but 805 million, or one in nine of the global population, still do not have enough to eat, three U.N. food and agriculture agencies said on Tuesday.