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World 19 Oct 2014 | 1:10 PM

Americans 'can't give in to hysteria or fear' over Ebola - Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States and more than 100 people being monitored for possible infection, President Barack Obama said on Saturday that Americans "can't give in to hysteria or fear" about the spread of the virus.

World 19 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM

U.S. and China look to manage differences, cooperate against threats

BOSTON (Reuters) - America and China's top diplomats stressed the need to manage differences and cooperate against global threats including Islamic State and Ebola, as they sought to warm the mood between their countries ahead of a summit next month.

World 19 Oct 2014 | 3:05 AM

GSK says Ebola vaccine development progressing at "unprecedented rate"

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said on Saturday work to develop a vaccine to combat Ebola, which has killed thousands in West Africa, was moving at a rapid pace.

World 19 Oct 2014 | 1:00 AM

Canada to ship experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO in Geneva

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government will ship 800 vials of its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization in Geneva beginning on Monday, the Public Health Agency of Canada said on Saturday.

World 19 Oct 2014 | 12:40 AM

Congo lends a hand to fight Ebola, urges African solidarity

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo plans to train more than 1,000 volunteers to help fight an Ebola epidemic raging across West Africa, even as it battles the last traces of an outbreak at home.

AseanPlus News 19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM

Heightened public awareness should always be order of the day

Another Asean mechanism is the Regional Multi-Sectoral Pandemic Preparedness Strategic Framework. The framework combines collaborative pandemic preparedness with multi-level disaster management leveraging on the central role of the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre).

AseanPlus News 19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM

Keeping Ebola away from Asia

Even with the current cooperative mechanisms in place, the region cannot let its guard down against this grave threat to global health security.

World 18 Oct 2014 | 9:40 PM

WHO promises analysis of Ebola response, won't comment on reported flaws

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization promised on Saturday that it would publish a full review of its handling of the Ebola crisis once the outbreak was under control, in response to a leaked document that appeared to acknowledge it had failed to do enough.

World 18 Oct 2014 | 6:10 PM

Obama says Ebola travel ban could make things worse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining that restrictions could make things worse.

World 18 Oct 2014 | 9:20 AM

U.S. travel ban could sour ties with Ebola-hit nations

DAKAR/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first casualty of a possible U.S. ban on travel to and from Ebola-stricken West African nations could be Washington's ties with the region and, to a lesser degree, travel and resources businesses exposed to it.