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Canada advises citizens to leave Ebola-hit countries OTTAWA: The Canadian government advised its citizens Friday to leave the West African countries hardest hit by Ebola, while taking measures at its own borders to screen for potentially exposed travelers."We are asking Canadians living in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to consider leaving by commercial means while they are still available," Health Minister Rona Ambrose said.The minister also said that anyone traveling to Canada from the countries affected by the epidemic will be screened at airports. Ambrose stressed that "the risk to Canadians here at home is very low," but said, as a precaution, quarantine officers will check those who may have been exposed to the hemorrhagic virus for fever and "determine whether additional public health measures are required."The West African Ebola outbreak erupted at the beginning of the year, killing nearly 4,000 people so far -- roughly half of those infected. This week saw the first Ebola death ...

US court bars 'discriminatory' Texas voter law WASHINGTON: A US federal court on Thursday barred Texas from enforcing a law requiring voters to produce photo ID when casting ballots, agreeing with opponents of the measure who said it unfairly targeted minorities.With November elections just weeks away, US Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos said in a written opinion the law created an "unconstitutional burden on the right to vote."It also "has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an ...
Mexico arrests Juarez drug cartel leader MEXICO CITY: Mexican police arrested Juarez drug cartel boss Vicente Carrillo Fuentes on Thursday, catching a man known as "El Viceroy" whose gang's turf wars with enemies were blamed for thousands of deaths.Wearing a short-sleeve blue shirt and jeans, Carrillo Fuentes was hauled in front of television cameras at Mexico City's airport and escorted into a helicopter by a masked federal police officer holding him down by the neck. On TV, he later denied killing ...
Mexico formally charges Beltran Leyva cartel boss MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities formally charged drug kingpin Hector Beltran Leyva with organized crime, drug offenses and kidnapping on Tuesday, a week after his capture in a seafood restaurant.Beltran Leyva, 49, was captured along with an associate on October 1 in the colonial city of San Miguel de Allende after living a discreet life posing as a businessman in a neighboring state.The attorney general's office said Beltran Leyva was also charged with illegal gun possession.Authorities ...
American doctor exposed to Ebola allowed home WASHINGTON: An American physician who was hospitalized in the United States after being exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone was allowed home Tuesday, health officials said.The doctor, whose identity was not released, had been volunteering in a unit for those suffering from the hemorrhagic fever that has already killed nearly 3,500 people in West Africa since the end of last year.After suffering a needle-prick injury, he was admitted for observation at the National ...
Mexico pressed to solve 43 students' disappearance IGUALA: Mexico faced growing international pressure Tuesday to solve the disappearance of 43 students who vanished after they were attacked by police linked to a drug gang.The United States and the Organization of American States joined appeals for the country to find the young men, who were last seen 10 days ago in Iguala, a city in the violence-plagued southern state of Guerrero.Fears over their fate rose over the weekend after authorities found a mass ...
Michelle Obama: still popular and driving Democratic votes WASHINGTON: Dispensing from her fund of valuable political capital, Michelle Obama is criss-crossing the United States with a single objective -- slaying the familiar foe haunting Democrats in mid-term elections: low turnout.The still popular first lady can reach parts of the electoral battleground that her husband cannot, because his tattered approval ratings after nearly six years in office make vulnerable Democrats loath to be seen with him.But Obama is tireless in her defense of her ...

 



 
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