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The WHO said that it and its partners are supporting the Ministry of Health in all aspects of the response, including "epidemiological investigation, surveillance, logistics and supplies, communications and community engagement". This marks the eighth outbreak of the deadly virus since it was first discovered 1976. The organization also said that an experimental vaccine could be used, reports CNN .
  • 30 civilians killed by militants in Bangassou town, vehicle

    30 civilians killed by militants in Bangassou town, vehicle

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    It said the attackers were members of a wide coalition including the mainly Christian anti-Balaka group who "attacked civilian populations, targeting in particular Muslims", another sign of the continuing sectarian violence that has ravaged the country.
  • 2 women killed in shooting on highway in Virginia

    2 women killed in shooting on highway in Virginia

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    It is not clear at this time what caused the officers to discharge their weapons, but police said that no one was injured in the incident. The 2017 Nissan that Gardner and Holland were in was headed northbound on I-95 when a newer model white four-door sedan pulled up along the driver's side and fired at the auto.
  • Australia the

    Australia the "food allergy capital of the world"

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    The study showed most Australians are aware of common food allergies to peanuts, shellfish and seafood, but few people realise other triggers like bananas, kiwifruit and celery could also lead to potentially fatal allergic reactions. Children born in Australia with Asian-born parents had higher rates of food allergies, she said. On Sunday, May 14, the Empire State Building was illuminated in teal to honor the 20th annual Food Allergy Awareness Week, an initiative meant to educate the public ...
  • Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

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    Previously known as the Ebola haemorrhagic fever, Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a deadly and rare disease that is caused by one of five different strains of the Ebola virus: Zaire ebolavirus, Sudan ebolavirus, Tai Forest ebolavirus, Bundibugyo ebolavirus, and Reston virus.
  • Happy Mother's Day: 10 facts

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    MOTHER'S Day weather should be flawless this year for the cookouts, trips to restaurants and visits that have come to typify the holiday. I wish to emphasize at this point the importance of accepting all forms of motherhood. Mother's Day is celebrated from the Greek and Romans time. I've taken over that for her, but Lord knows she would have enjoyed it. Dad and mom gave me $5 and bought me a bicycle if I agreed to have my tonsils removed when I was about 7 years old.
  • The human power of smell is just as good as a dog's

    The human power of smell is just as good as a dog's

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    McGann has spent the past 14 years studying the human sense of smell , and over the past year, he reviewed much of the existing research on the olfactory system to find the root cause of this long-held belief that people were inferior to other animals when it came to detecting scents.
  • Hamilton downs Vettel in Spanish GP thriller

    Hamilton downs Vettel in Spanish GP thriller

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    Dutch teenager Max Verstappen, who became Formula One's youngest victor in Spain previous year after Hamilton and then teammate and 2016 champion Nico Rosberg collided at the start, will start Sunday's race in fifth place for Red Bull. "That was unsafe", a breathless Hamilton said over the team radio. "He was all over the place with the tyres, so they used him a bit to block me".
  • Sacked Yemeni governor departs to Saudi Arabia

    Sacked Yemeni governor departs to Saudi Arabia

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    The law in question, known as Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism, was passed by Congress in September of 2016 and has resulted in massive lawsuits being filed by 9/11 families and first responders against the Saudi government. "This time there is a growing opposition from across the political spectrum, with the draft Labour manifesto being the first to commit to ending them - we hope to see the same from commitment from other parties in the days ahead".
  • Cholera strikes Yemen's Sanaa; state of emergency called

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    The ICRC has made a decision to "significantly expand" operations in Yemen owing to not only cholera but the overall humanitarian situation, Stillhart told reporters. The ministry, after meeting in Sanaa with UN Humanitarian Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick and other worldwide officials, called on humanitarian organisations and aid donors to help it avert an "unprecedented disaster".
  • Dozens of countries hit by record cyberextortion attack

    Dozens of countries hit by record cyberextortion attack

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    But the researcher's actions may have saved companies and governments millions of dollars and slowed the outbreak before computers in the US were more widely affected. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said all but six of the NHS trusts back to normal Saturday. The ransomware, called Wanna Decryptor, struck hospitals at the U.K.'s National Health Service on Friday, taking down some of their network.
  • Uninvited Taiwan says going to UN health meeting, warns China on ties

    Uninvited Taiwan says going to UN health meeting, warns China on ties

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    The 2999 WHA was the first time Taiwan was able to participate in a meeting of a specialized United Nations agency since it lost the "China" seat at the U.N.to Beijing in 1971. Then President Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang (KMT), which favors better ties with the mainland, took office, and from 2009 onwards China allowed Taiwan to observe at the WHA.