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World 20 Sep 2014 | 12:05 AM

Germany, France to start joint airlift to Ebola-affected countries

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and France agreed on Friday to launch a joint airlift to send aid supplies to western African states hit by Ebola, a spokesman for the German defence ministry said, adding the operation might start within 48 hours.

World 19 Sep 2014 | 11:55 PM

Killings in Guinea show mistrust in Africa Ebola fight - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The killing in Guinea of eight people trying to educate locals about Ebola showed how much rural populations in West Africa mistrust authorities after years of instability and conflict, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.

World 19 Sep 2014 | 3:35 PM

French Ebola case to receive test treatment, minister says

PARIS (Reuters) - A French volunteer nurse working for Medecins Sans Frontieres who contracted Ebola in Liberia will receive an experimental treatment for the virus in France, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said.

World 19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM

U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security" as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its support.

World 19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 AM

U.N. Security Council declares Ebola threat to peace and security

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in Africa a "threat to international peace and security" and called on all states to provide urgent resources and assistance to help tackle the crisis.

World 19 Sep 2014 | 3:25 AM

United Nations to deploy Ebola mission in worst-affected states

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations will create a special mission to combat Ebola, deploying staff in the worst-affected states - Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone - to push a "rapid and massive mobilization" of people, material and financial resources.

World 19 Sep 2014 | 3:25 AM

U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

PARIS/CONAKRY (Reuters) - The United Nations unveiled plans on Thursday for a special mission to combat the worst Ebola epidemic on record in West Africa, as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its support.

World 19 Sep 2014 | 12:06 AM

Fear and hope as Sierra Leone braces for three-day Ebola lockdown

FREETOWN (Reuters) - In her free time Isha Turay, an 18-year-old Sierra Leonean student, sells vegetables on Malama Thomas Street in the heart of the bustling capital, Freetown, so that she and her siblings can eat.

World 19 Sep 2014 | 12:05 AM

Nine missing after Guinea Ebola team attacked in remote southeast

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Nine Guineans, including two journalists and several officials trying to educate the local population on the risks of Ebola, have gone missing after being attacked by stone-throwing residents, the government said on Thursday.

World 18 Sep 2014 | 11:55 PM

Malta bars cargo vessel on its way from Guinea on Ebola fears

VALLETTA (Reuters) - Malta stopped a cargo vessel that was travelling from Guinea to Ukraine from entering its harbour for a medical emergency on Wednesday night on fears the sick person on board could be infected with Ebola, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said.