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WHO to convene ethical review of Ebola treatment
Geneva, Aug 7 (IANS) WHO Wednesday said it will convene a panel of medical ethicists early next week to explore the use of experimental treatment in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Thursday, August 07, 2014 3:24:04 AM

Ebola toll rises to 932: WHO
Geneva, Aug 6 (IANS/WAM) The death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak risen to 932 after 45 patients died between Aug 2-4, with the total number of cases rising to 1,711 in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:56:24 PM

Saudi Arabia's first Ebola patient dies
Riyadh, Aug 6 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's first Ebola-infected patient died Wednesday in Jeddah despite being given treatment, a media report here said.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 9:46:12 PM

ICC not to appeal against verdict on Anderson spat
Dubai, Aug 6 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday decided not to appeal against the decision of judicial commissioner Gordon Lewis in the spat between England pacer James Anderson and Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 8:08:05 PM

Japan comfort women issue still causing violations: UNHCR
Geneva, Aug 6 (IANS) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) Navi Pillay Wednesday expressed regret that Japan has failed to pursue a comprehensive, impartial, and lasting resolution of the wartime sexual slavery issue.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 7:46:19 PM

WHO convenes emergency meeting on Ebola
Geneva, Aug 6 (IANS/WAM) The World Health Organisation (WHO) began a two-day meeting of its emergency committee Wednesday to determine whether the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa is a public health emergency of international concern.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 6:52:17 PM

Saudi men can't marry women from Pakistan, three other countries
Riyadh, Aug 6 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has banned its male citizens from marrying women from four countries - Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad and Myanmar - a police officer said.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 1:04:02 PM

ICC to consider BCCI's appeal against Anderson
Dubai, Aug 5 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Tuesday it was considering a request from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the James Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja spat during the first Test in Trent Bridge.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 7:32:18 PM

Nearly 400 children killed in Israel's offensive on Gaza: Unicef
Geneva, Aug 5 (IANS/EFE) Nearly 400 Palestinian children were killed and 2,500 wounded in the 29-day Israeli offensive on the Gaza strip, and 370,000 more are in need of urgent psychological care, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 7:20:03 PM

Suspected Ebola virus case in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Aug 5 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's health ministry announced Tuesday it is testing blood samples of a man who is suspected of being infected with the Ebola virus after a recent trip to Sierra Leone.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 6:22:15 PM

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