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Obama to hold Ebola meeting at White House, postpones trip WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama abruptly postponed a political trip he was to make on Wednesday to stay at the White House to convene a high-level meeting about the Ebola outbreak.The White House said Obama's trip to New Jersey and Connecticut has been postponed."Later this afternoon, the president will convene a meeting at the White House of his team coordinating the government's response to the Ebola outbreak," spokesman Josh Earnest said.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Second health worker in Texas tests positive for Ebola WASHINGTON: A second health worker at the Texas hospital where the first case of Ebola contamination on US soil occurred has tested positive for the disease, the state government said Wednesday.Like the first case, the second concerned a caregiver who treated a Liberian Ebola sufferer who later died at the Dallas hospital, the Texas Department of State Health Services said.The second worker came down with a fever on Tuesday and was isolated at the hospital ...
Missing Mexico students not among 28 in mass grave MEXICO CITY: DNA results show that 28 bodies found in a mass grave in southern Mexico are not those of a group of missing students, the country's attorney general said Tuesday.Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam also said that 14 more local police officers were detained in the case and accused of handing the 43 students over to the Guerreros Unidos gang.Authorities have found several clandestine graves outside the city of Iguala since the students disappeared ...
No hospital 'protocols' for Ebola treatment: US nurses' group WASHINGTON: Nurses at the Texas hospital where a Liberian Ebola patient died last week complain they were given few rules and little guidance on how to treat the severely ill man, contrary to assertions by US health authorities.The head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Thomas Frieden, said earlier this week that a "breach in protocol" by health workers led to a nurse becoming infected with the potentially fatal virus.But a ...
Obama, Hollande discuss need for Ebola treatment centers WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama spoke with French President Francois Hollande on Monday about the urgent need to establish treatment centers for the Ebola outbreak in affected African nations, the White House said.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Police arrest at least 50 protesting shootings of blacks in St. Louis area FERGUSON: More than 50 people were arrested in a series of peaceful rolling protests in the St. Louis area on Monday, staged to draw attention to police violence more than two months after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager in a local suburb. Several dozen protesters - many of them ministers and activists from out of town - were arrested in the pouring rain in civil disobedience acts in Ferguson, the suburb where ...
Hurricane Gonzalo gains strength, nears British Virgin Islands SAN JUAN: Hurricane Gonzalo picked up power as it churned through the northern Caribbean late on Monday headed for the British Virgin Islands, the US National Hurricane Center said. Gonzalo was expected to pass northeast of the Virgin Islands overnight and was packing top sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 km per hour), the center said. The storm was about 105 miles (170 km) east of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, ...


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