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  • Texas nurse Nina Pham cured of Ebola

    WASHINGTON, Oct 24 - An American nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a Liberian patient in Texas has been declared free of the virus and will leave the hospital Friday. The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside the capital will hold a... Read more

  • Ebola vaccine doses could reach Africa by mid-2015: WHO

    GENEVA, Oct 24 - Ebola vaccine trials could start in west Africa in December, with hundreds of thousands of doses potentially being rolled out by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday. "All is being put in place to start efficacy tests in the affected countries... Read more

  • At least 824,000 displaced by Ukraine conflict

    GENEVA, October 24 - The conflict in Ukraine has driven more than 824,000 people from their homes, the UN refugee agency said on Friday, warning that it was having to scramble aid to offset the impact of winter. At least 430,000 people had been displaced within Ukraine... Read more

  • Australian doctors transplant ‘dead’ hearts in surgical breakthrough

    Sydney, Oct 24 - Australian surgeons said Friday they have used hearts that had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first that could change the way organs are donated. Until now, doctors have relied on using the still-beating hearts of donors who have... Read more

  • Grace shakes up Mugabe succession battle

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct 24 - Zimbabwe's ruling party could be heading for a devastating split as bickering between rival factions jostling to succeed ageing ruler Robert Mugabe escalates ahead of a key congress. Over the years, ZANU-PF's leaders have papered over the cracks... Read more