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Ebola in Congo Starts Scramble to Contain Outbreak

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The WHO has not yet imposed any travel restrictions for the area in which the cases were discovered, but it confirmed in a press release the investigation into the outbreak's severity was ongoing. World Health Organization said one death has tested positive for an Ebola strain seen in the country before. The maker of the vaccine, Merck, has stated that they are ready and prepared to ship them to the DCR as soon as the government requests it. Read More »

German state vote shows Merkel on track

The state's SPD-led governing coalition has also been under fire over security failures, and junior partner Greens also suffered a setback Sunday with polling reaching 6.0%, just above half of the 2012 score of 11.3%. There's a trend here, and some political observers are now saying that Merkel has essentially clinched September's general election. The polls showed the Social Democrats (SPD) coming in second, garnering 31.2 percent of the vote in its stronghold state, down over 7 points from ... Read More »

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol

The Internet community was able to breathe a temporary sigh of relief after a 22-year-old security researcher accidentally discovered a way to thwart WannaCrypt, a fast-spreading strain of malware that was stolen from the National Security Agency. Read More »

Organisations urged to take security steps after cyber-attack

The attack plunged dozens of hospitals and doctors surgeries in England and Wales into chaos, with operations cancelled, ambulances diverted and patients moved. Europol, the pan-EU crime-fighting agency, says the threat is escalating and predicted the number of ransomware victims is likely to grow across the public and private sectors. Read More »

China says 68 countries, global organizations have signed OBOR pacts

Touted as the biggest diplomatic event initiated by China, the inaugural Belt and Road Forum saw the attendance of some 1,500 government officials and experts from more than 130 countries. "We need to seek win-win results through greater openness and cooperation, avoid fragmentation, refrain from setting inhibitive thresholds for cooperation or pursuing exclusive arrangement and reject protectionism". Read More »

King scores again for Bournemouth in 2-1 win over Burnley

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Reaching 40 points essentially guarantees safety - indeed, it is often more than enough. 'Most of my board members are very wealthy in my lifetime but not in terms of owning Premier League clubs. Bournemouth , whose previous highest top-flight finish was 16th a year ago, sit 10th with 45 points from 37 games. Nothing really went right for them and in the end, they were fortunate that they stayed in the game as long as they did. Read More »

Armed rebels in C. African Republic city agree to leave

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The Bangassou field office of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was also attacked overnight by members of this coalition. At this time it is hard to ascertain the humanitarian situation in Bangassou . The head of MINUSCA Parfait Onanga-Anyanga warned the militias that the authorities would be "relentless" in finding and arresting those responsible for the killings. Read More »

World Health Organization confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

Confirmation was made by the National Biomedical Research Institute (INRB) and announced by Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, Minister of Public Health of the DRC. Have something to add to this article or suggestions? The GAVI vaccine alliance said Friday that about 300,000 emergency doses of an Ebola vaccine could be available in case of a severe outbreak, and was ready to support the Congolese government. Read More »

Five creative DIY Mother's Day gift ideas

The National Retail Federation expects spending to reach $23.6 billion this year, with flowers taking the top spot as the gift to get for mom. She passed away before Christmas of 2010 and it will be sad to not talk to her, send her flowers and recall fond memories. Read More »

Dogs don't smell better than us, we're just sniffier

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In reality, McGann says, there is no support for the notion that a larger olfactory bulb increases sense of smell based exclusively on size and insists that the human sense of smell is just as good and that of animals. It's rare that people consciously take in the smells around them, but a new review argues that the human sense of smell is more powerful than it's usually given credit for, and that it plays a bigger role in human health and behavior than many medical experts realize. Read More »

Hamilton claims sensational Spanish GP win

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Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen collided with Red Bull's 2016 victor Max Verstappen and was out of the tournament whereas World Champion Fernando Alonso was forced to enter the gravel in a tussle with Williams's Felipe Massa. Mercedes made a decision to keep Hamilton out, and he immediately pumped in the fastest lap of the race and stretched his stint by an extra five laps. Read More »

Yemen declares state of emergency over cholera outbreak

Yemen is reeling from the conflict between Houthi rebels, aligned with Iran , and a Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition. Dr. Nevio Zagaria, WHO representative in Yemen, said in a statement, "We are very concerned with the re-emergence of cholera across several areas of Yemen in the past couple of weeks". Read More »

At least 100000 groups in 150 countries hit by ransomware

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Organisations around the world have spent weekend trying to recover after being hit by a virus that seeks to seize control of computers until victims pay a ransom. "I'm anxious about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn on their machines on Monday". Allaying concerns, Mathews said mobile phone companies strictly comply with the security requirements specified by the telecom department, in that, all "network elements along with their softwares are tested ... Read More »

BC Green leader begins talks with other parties

The Liberals only need one more seat for a majority. Several ridings were decided by fewer than 300 votes, including Courtenay-Comox, where the NDP won by a mere nine votes. politics", Weaver told reporters Wednesday. Leonard Krog of the NDP, who was re-elected as Nanaimo MLA, called Tuesday's provincial vote "a unique, historical result" and said it will be several weeks before it's known what the B.C. Read More »

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

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China should not politicize Taiwan's participation in a United Nations health meeting, Taiwan health activists said on Monday, and China's president should "do the right thing" and let the island attend for the benefit of global health. Joining the US and Canada, Japan expressed Tuesday its support for the island to continue taking part in the WHA as an observer. The health of people in Taiwan and the island's lack of attendance at the meeting were two different matters, An Fengshan, ... Read More »

Next global cyber-attack likely on Monday

LONDON (AP) - As terrifying as the unprecedented global "ransomware" attack was, cybersecurity experts say it's nothing compared to what might be coming - especially if companies, organizations and governments don't make major fixes. "We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible", it said. Major global companies said they also came under attack. Security experts said the attack appeared to be caused by a self-replicating piece of software that enters companies and ... Read More »

Agreement on oil production cut may be extended for a longer time

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July Brent on London's ICE Futures exchange LCON7, +2.01% gained 90 cents, or 1.8% at $51.75. Mr. Falih said that the terms of the deal or the targeted levels of production are unlikely to get revised while the tenure is extended. A strong recovery in United States crude production - not subject to the cuts implemented by OPEC and other crude-producing nations - is one factor that has contributed to that decline, creating concern that it will make it more hard to rebalance crude markets as ... Read More »

McNeese NCAA softball selection show viewing Sunday night

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The 2017 NCAA Auburn Regional will mark the first time that Notre Dame has traveled to Auburn during NCAA Championship play. California (30-22) finished the Pac-12 slate with a 6-17 record, placing eighth in the league standings. "We are excited to be in the NCAA tournament again", BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. The super regional winners advance to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City June 1-7. Read More »

Aust firms back to work after cyber attack

The ransomware attack unleashed on Friday has affected more than 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, according to Europe's law enforcement agency Europol on Sunday. The ransomware exploited a security flaw in Microsoft's Windows operating system. What's worse, those responsible were able to borrow a weaponized "exploit", apparently created by the U.S. Read More »

Projection: PM would win Commons majority of 48

Former retail sector boss Andy Street won a tight contest with Labour for the West Midlands area around Britain's second city Birmingham, although former Labour cabinet member Andy Burnham won Greater Manchester. Even in Scotland, which since the late 1990s has largely shunned the governing party, early results showed the Conservatives gaining strongly to the detriment of both Labour and, to a lesser extent, the Scottish National Party, which still looked likely to win the lion's share of ... Read More »

New Ebola Virus Case Confirmed in Africa

According to WHO, the country's health minister requested the United Nations agency's support after one of five blood specimens tested positive for the Ebola virus disease. A 2007 outbreak of this strain in Congo had a fatality rate of 74 percent, claiming 200 lives. "The WHO and others will determine if and when deployment of vaccine into this outbreak is warranted", it said in a statement. Read More »

Ebola outbreak: WHO adopts measures to support DR Congo

One case of the hemorrhagic fever was confirmed out of the five tested since the outbreak emerged April 22 in Bas-Uele province, Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said. The WHO was criticized at the time for responding too slowly and failing to grasp the gravity of the latest outbreak of a disease first recorded in DR Congo in 1976. Read More »

Donald Trump's tax law firm has 'deep' ties to Russia

When Trump was pressed during a campaign conference last year about his ties to Russia, he said: "You know the closest I came to Russia, I bought a house a number of years ago in Palm Beach", adding that "I sold it to a Russian for $100 million". Read More »

Lawyers outline Trump's Russian income

The letter , written by lawyers Sheri Dillon and William Nelson from the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, simultaneously leaves open the possibility of other Russian ties while attempting to dismiss them. A lot of people thought I owned office buildings in Moscow . Trump has directly denied having business dealings in Russian Federation, though he has acknowledged his stake in the Miss Universe pageant. Read More »

Ebola kills at least one person in Congo, WHO says

The declaration of a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the DRC came after the country's health ministry officially notified the WHO of a "lab-confirmed case" of the disease from the northeast part of the country. Nigeria was declared free of Ebola virus by the World Health Organization in October 2014 and the country praised for its handling of the disease which caused about 4,500 deaths across‎ West Africa. Read More »

Video Proves 8-Year-Old Was Bullied Before Killing Himself

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Leader said the boy came home from school on January 26, spoke with his mother and went into his bedroom. Cincinnati Public Schools has released some of the video surrounding an incident involving an 8-year-old who later committed suicide, reports CBS affiliate WKRC . Read More »

Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

Jeffrey Duchin, immediate past chairman of the public health committee for the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). The Congo Ministry of Health notified the WHO of nine suspected cases of Ebola in the Aketi territory, in the northeastern province of Bas-Uele, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said. Read More »

Increase in diseased ticks prompts health warning

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Not all ticks carry lyme disease - so being bitten doesn't necessarily mean a person will be infected. Given the serious nature of the disease, experts say it's best to try to do what you can to avoid being bitten by a tick in the first place. Read More »

CIA plotting to kill Kim Jong-Un: North Korea

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North Korean officials have also threatened a "counter-terrorist attack" against its aggressors, the United States and South Korea, as a response to these claims . Pyongyang presented extensive details but offered no concrete proof to back its accusations of the plot, which it said could never have succeeded. It remains unknown how many people have been arrested, but the statement said "a terrorist group" was involved in the plot and named several agents, mainly NIS operatives who made the ... Read More »

Three deaths linked to new Ebola outbreak in Congo

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Oly Ilunga Kalenga, the Minister of Health of DR Congo. The latest reports of Ebola began to emerge on Thursday when the WHO said that a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths was reported in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in north DRC, bordering Central African Republic. Read More »

Hamas Stands in Solidarity with Hunger-Striking Palestinians

The conflict between the Islamist Hamas which controls the Gaza Strip, and the Fatah movement, led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, continues to deepen. Haniya, a father of 13, began his rise to prominence in Hamas as a close associate of the group's founder and spiritual leader, Sheik Ahmed Yassin, who was assassinated by an Israeli airstrike in 2004. Read More »

300 students hospitalised after gas leaks from chemical container

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Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot, an officer said. Around 450 girl students were hospitalised today after toxic fumes spread due to chemical leakage at a container depot near two schools in southeast Delhi's Tughlaqabad area. The school with a strength of 3,500 students had two shifts - one from 6.45 AM to 12.30 PM, and another from 1 PM to 6 PM. Of them, 43 students and teachers were discharged later.Another batch of 225 child ren was admitted to Majithia Hospital while the rest ... Read More »

Truex finally wins at Kansas Speedway after late restart

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Ryan Blaney (21) opened up a 2 second lead on the field before a caution and restart on lap 150 reeled him back in. "Any of those restarts I could have gotten beat on". "Let's hope that Aric is alright". This weekend at Kansas is tailor made for Kevin Harvick's first win of the season and his first victory for the Ford Motor Company. Read More »