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Northwest Congo hospital has four new suspected Ebola cases

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The main hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo's northwestern town of Bikoro received four new suspected Ebola cases on Thursday, the hospital's director told Reuters.

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Overdose 101: New York inmates trained to use opioid antidote kit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The inmates filed into a room at a New York prison, squeezed into classroom-style desks, and watched a guard demonstrate how a small plastic tube could help them save lives when they return to the streets of a nation gripped by an opioid epidemic.

Nation

Citizens hope new administration will not disappoint

KUALA LUMPUR: The massive victory of Pakatan Harapan in the 14th General Election has put an end to six decades of Barisan Nasional administration in Malaysia, bringing a new hope and inspiration for the people.

Nation

Dr M must now walk the talk

WHEN I attended an election rally of Pakatan Harapan in Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur, two weeks ago, I was delighted to see the Malays, Indians and Chinese clapping hands in unison when PKR’s vice-president Tian Chua promised that the coalition would look after the interests of all, regardless of race, once it came into power.

World

Upbeat Trump welcomes U.S. prisoners released by North Korea

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump welcomed three Americans who had been held prisoner in North Korea back home on Thursday, thanking its leader Kim Jong Un for their release and sounding upbeat about a planned U.S.-North Korea summit.

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Church and religion take back seat as a secular Ireland votes on abortion

NENAGH/CORK, Ireland (Reuters) - Three decades after Ireland introduced one of the world's only constitutional bans on abortion, the Church that was so pivotal in securing the law's passage finds itself a minor player in the now mainly secular battle to repeal it.

World

Congo confirms first death in latest Ebola outbreak

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo announced on Thursday the first confirmed death in a new outbreak of Ebola virus and said 11 other people were now confirmed to be infected, including three medical staff.

World

Nigeria increases airport screenings after Ebola outbreak in Congo

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has increased screening tests at airports and other points of entry as a precautionary measure following an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the immigration service said on Thursday.

World

Mind games - North Korean detention may have scarred U.S. prisoners

(Reuters) - Three Americans released from North Korean captivity on Wednesday are at risk of a range of symptoms, from crippling anxiety to severe depression, as a result of the trauma experienced during their imprisonment.

World

Two killed in Tesla car crash in Florida - police

(Reuters) - Two teenagers were killed on Tuesday after the Tesla car they were travelling in crashed and caught fire in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, police said on Wednesday.