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WHO eyes Ebola vaccine by Nov as death toll passes 2,000

GENEVA, Sept 6: The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has climbed above 2,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday (Sep 9), as it voiced hopes a vaccine could be available in November. The deadly virus has claimed 2,097 lives out of 3,944 people infected in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, since emerging last December, the UN’s ...Full Article

Australia PM in Malaysia ahead of intensified MH370 search

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6: Australian premier Tony Abbott will visit Malaysia on Saturday (Sep 6) ahead of an intensified search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which went missing six ...Full Article

World experts race to deploy experimental Ebola drugs

GENEVA, Sept 5: World health experts met in Geneva on Thursday (Sep 4) for urgent talks on fast-tracking experimental drugs as doctors in the worst-hit countries pleaded to be ...Full Article

Russia warns Ukraine against joining NATO

MOSCOW, Sept 5: Ukraine’s renewed drive to join NATO risks derailing progress made towards reaching a ceasefire and peace deal to end the conflict in the east of the ...Full Article

NATO leaders accuse Russia, aid Ukraine

NEWPORT, Sept 5: NATO leaders on Thursday (Sep 4) accused Russia of failing to take “a single step towards peace” in Ukraine even as President Petro Poroshenko voiced “careful ...Full Article

India on alert as Al-Qaeda opens South Asia front

NEW DELHI, Sept 5: India placed several states on high alert on Thursday (Sep 4) after Al-Qaeda launched a new branch to “wage jihad” in South Asia, seeking to ...Full Article

Putin unveils Ukraine peace plan ahead of NATO summit

MOSCOW, Sept 4: NATO leaders aim on Thursday (Sep 4) to show unity against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine after President Vladimir Putin unveiled a broad peace plan. ...Full Article

Obama calls for anti-jihadist front as France, UK weigh strikes

BAGHDAD, Sept 4: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday (Sep 3) called for an international front against jihadists in Iraq and Syria after they beheaded a second American reporter, ...Full Article

Ukraine PM rejects Putin ceasefire plan as bid to deceive West

KIEV, Sept 4: Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Wednesday (Sep 3) rejected a ceasefire plan unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin as an attempt to deceive the West about ...Full Article

France suspends delivery of warship to Russia over Ukraine

PARIS, Sept 4: France said on Wednesday (Sep 3) “conditions” were not in place to deliver the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia, a move planned later this ...Full Article