Africa

70-90% efficiency: Russia to send Ebola vaccine to W. Africa in 2 months

In two months, Russia is planning to send a new experimental vaccine against Ebola to Africa, according to the country’s health minister. The efficiency of the drug, which is to be tested on the ground, is about 70-90 percent. “Today we are discussing that we will have enough of Triazoverin vaccine in two months so […]

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Ebola scare: LaGuardia on strike, 58% of Americans want to ban flights from W. Africa

Airplane cabin cleaning crews at New York’s LaGuardia International Airport began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, citing, in part, possible exposure to the Ebola virus. Meanwhile, a poll found most Americans want flights banned from Ebola-ravaged areas. Around 200 Air Serv employees who work on domestic flights to LaGuardia began their strike on Wednesday evening.

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Happiest country in the world? Global index may surprise you

When you think of how happy people in a whole country are, what do you take into account? True, country well-being and perception of own happiness depend greatly on the economic situation. But it’s Panama that tops Gallup’s Global Well-being Index. The Gallup-Healthways index, released for the year 2013, puts the Latin American country at […]

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‘Most challenging’ deadly disease outbreak: WHO speaks out on Ebola dangers

West Africa is seeing the “most challenging”€ outbreak of Ebola virus since the disease was discovered 40 years ago. It comes as the death toll reaches over 100, the World Health Organization reported.

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‘March Against Monsanto’: LIVE UPDATES

The second planned march against agricultural giant Monsanto takes place around the world this weekend. The protesters are rallying against the company’€™s use of genetically modified organisms and trying to raise awareness about its corporate practices.

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