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World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 22:35

Fears that the West African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew today with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

EU boosts funding to fight Ebola epidemic

EU boosts funding to fight Ebola epidemic

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 22:27

The European Union Wednesday allocated an additional 2 million euros ($2.68 million) in aid to tackle the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Airtel may hike mobile call rates; sell mobile towers in Africa

Airtel may hike mobile call rates; sell mobile towers in Africa

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 19:15

Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Wednesday indicated that it may cut down on discounts it offers on mobile call rates to push revenue from voice services.

EU offers extra 2mn euros to fight West Africa Ebola crisis

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 16:46

The European Union on Wednesday allocated an extra two million euros ($2.7mn) to fight the Ebola outbreak spiralling out of control in West Africa, bringing total EU funding to 3.9 million euros.

Woman strips naked to hug Mandela statue in South Africa

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 16:29

A woman stripped naked in Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg and caressed a huge statue of the liberation hero as astonished bystanders looked on, local media reported Wednesday.

Phil Hughes makes Australia case with one-day double ton

Phil Hughes makes Australia case with one-day double ton

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 14:59

Australia batsman Phil Hughes, who put aside personal grief with a record unbeaten double century in an A match against South Africa on Tuesday, is happy to let his runs do the talking as he presses his case for an international recall.

African girls to sue British Airways over alleged sexual abuse by pilot

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 14:27

Girls and young women who allege they were sexually abused by a British Airways (BA) pilot in African schools and orphanages plan to sue the airline, a law firm representing them said on Wednesday.

First ever malaria vaccines comes closer to reality

First ever malaria vaccines comes closer to reality

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 18:42

A new study has demonstrated how a first-ever controlled malaria infection clinical trial in Africa has paved a way for the development of anti-malarial drugs and vaccines.

China wants peace cooperation between UN, regional organisations

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 07:34

China has called for enhanced peacekeeping cooperation and coordination between the UN and regional organisations to maximise their respective advantages.

Ebola can spread like `forest fire,` US warns

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 06:35

The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities have said, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history.

Millions fled homes in 2013 due to religious beliefs: US

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 03:24

Conflicts and repression around the world in 2013 triggered the largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory, a US report said today, revealing millions had fled their homes.

Andha Pradesh urges MEA for steps to bring back workers stuck in Libya

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 01:46

Amidst spiralling violence in Libya, Andhra Pradesh government on Monday sought the Centre`s intervention to evacuate the people from the state who are working in the North African country.