01Aug/14
Margaret-Chan

African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreak

World Health Organisation (WHO) chief says Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone Presidents are determined to take extraordinary measures to stop the spread of Ebola in the region, after more than 700 people died of the disease since February.
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01Aug/14
peter-lerner

Israeli army spokesperson says soldier’s abduction takes conflict to new level

Israeli army spokesperson says two Israeli soldiers were killed and one captured when militants attacked soldiers searching for tunnels in the southern Gaza strip.
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01Aug/14
madonna

Celebrities weigh in on the midest conflict

UNTV / TWITTER.COM/MADONNA / INSTAGRAM.COM/MADONNA / TWITTER.COM/RIHANNA / TWITTER.COM/ZAYNMALIK / INSTAGRAM.COM/SELENAGOMEZ / TWITTER.COM/MIAFARROW / TWITTER.COM/BILLMAHER – Celebrities are using social media to voice their opinions about the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

Pop star Madonna is one of the latest stars to post a message on both twitter and Instagram.
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01Aug/14
UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot ges

Scientist who discovered Ebola frustrated by current response

Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Professor Peter Piot says the longest outbreak of Ebola over the largest area in history is not being adequately addressed.
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31Jul/14
soldier-nigeria

Nigeria opens long-awaited battle of ideas against Boko Haram

Nigerian government launches a programme combating Boko Haram ideology, with schools in the north of the country combining Islam with secular “Western” education.
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