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World 21 Oct 2014 | 4:55 AM

Home care kits highlight gaps in West Africa's Ebola response

DAKAR/MONROVIA (Reuters) - With the number of Ebola cases spiralling in West Africa and weeks remaining until treatment units promised by Western governments are built, health workers fighting one of the world's deadliest diseases are being forced to improvise.

World 21 Oct 2014 | 1:25 AM

World must stop Ebola in West Africa or face 'pandemic' - Castro

HAVANA (Reuters) - The world must confront Ebola in West Africa to prevent what could become one of the worst pandemics in human history, Cuban President Raul Castro told his closest allies on Monday.

World 21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 AM

Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others

ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States and Spain.

World 20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 PM

EU offers benefits of 'orphan' disease status to Ebola drugs

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's medicines regulator said on Monday it was ready to offer Ebola treatments and vaccines the benefits of "orphan" drug status -- including extended market exclusivity -- in a bid to encourage their development.

Nation 20 Oct 2014 | 10:21 PM

US hails Malaysia’s stand against IS, militancy

JAKARTA: The United States has hailed the strong stand taken by Malaysia against the Islamic State (IS) movement as well as the country's commitment to fight militancy, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

World 20 Oct 2014 | 8:15 PM

Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after six weeks with no new cases, an achievement with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus.

World 20 Oct 2014 | 8:10 PM

Ebola summit in Cuba seeks to unify prevention strategies

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba and its closest allies from Latin America and the Caribbean meet in Havana on Monday to set plans for protecting their countries from Ebola and seek ways to help West Africa.

World 20 Oct 2014 | 6:40 PM

China's companies, billionaires must step up to fight Ebola - WFP

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's corporations and billionaires have lagged behind in contributions to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa despite vast economic ties to the region, the World Food Programme said on Monday.

Nation 20 Oct 2014 | 9:06 AM

Najib attends Jokowi’s swearing-in ceremony

JAKARTA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will join 18 foreign dignitaries and nine heads of government to attend the swearing-in of Joko Widodo as the new president of Indonesia here.

World 20 Oct 2014 | 5:40 AM

U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines, watch lists to shrink

GALVESTON Texas (Reuters) - The United States will issue strict new guidelines telling American health workers to cover their skin and hair when dealing with Ebola patients, a top health official said on Sunday, while some of the dozens of people being watched for possible exposure to the virus are expected to be cleared.