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18 October 2018 11:46 AM DRC Ebola outbreak not global emergency 'at this time': WHO

A deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is deeply worrying, but does not yet merit being labelled a global health emergency, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday. "Based on the current context... the committee recommended that the current Ebola outbreak in DRC does not constitute a public health emergency of international 30

18 October 2018 7:13 AM Zimbabweans react angrily to picture of Mnangagwa being vaccinated against cholera

Zimbabweans have reacted angrily to a picture of President Emmerson Mnangagwa being vaccinated against cholera in Harare. "There is no bad time to get your cholera vaccine, even during a cabinet meeting! We have embarked on a vaccination drive to help protect our communities from this disease, and we encourage those in high density areas to get vaccinated 21

17 October 2018 5:58 AM Kyrgios 'surprised' by Russian love

Moscow - Nick Kyrgios said he was "surprised" to be cheered by the home crowd as he beat Russian youngster Andrey Rublev 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the Kremlin Cup first round on Tuesday. The temperamental Australian, seeded fifth in Moscow, fired 24 aces to win his first-ever meeting with the 20-year-old Rublev. "I love to play indoors and we played a lot with Andrey 23

16 October 2018 6:23 PM Defending champion Dzumhur beaten at Kremlin Cup

Moscow - Reigning champion Damir Dzumhur saw his Kremlin Cup title defence come to an abrupt halt on Tuesday with a first-round loss to Belarusian qualifier Egor Gerasimov. The Bosnian, who won both the St Petersburg and Moscow tournaments last year, slumped to a 6-1 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 loss to the world number 217. Gerasimov will next face charismatic Frenchman 22

14 October 2018 10:16 AM DRC identifies 'second wave' of Ebola in east

A second wave of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where an initial outbreak has already killed 125 people, a minister said Saturday. The latest wave is centred in Beni, a town in North Kivu near the border with Uganda, said Health Minister Dr Oly Ilunga. "We don't yet know the scale of it," he added. "The epicentre 25

13 October 2018 7:35 PM Retired priest who admitted to molesting children dies at 97

Hagatna — A retired priest accused in more than 130 sexual abuse lawsuits and who admitted to molesting children on Guam has died. The Pacific Daily News reports the Archdiocese of Agana says Louis Brouillard, who was ordained on Guam in 1948, died Wednesday in his native Minnesota. The archdiocese, in a statement released on Friday, said Brouillard's 39

13 October 2018 5:36 AM DRC reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

The Democratic Republic of Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment. DRC's health ministry says the number of confirmed Ebola cases is now 170, including 95 deaths, as health workers express concern at the rising rate of new infections 41

12 October 2018 12:42 PM Tutu home from hospital in time to celebrate wife's birthday

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is back home after a stint in hospital for tests, a statement said on Friday. "The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation wishes to thank all who have sent messages and prayers, including on social media, for the Arch's swift return to his feet," the foundation said. His arrival back home coincides with his wife Leah's 43

11 October 2018 1:35 PM Rate of new Ebola cases in DRC has doubled since September

Health officials say the rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo caused response efforts to be briefly suspended. In a statement on Thursday, the International Rescue Committee says it is "alarmed" that there were 33 new cases between October 1 and Tuesday, versus 22

11 October 2018 3:45 AM Togo opposition leader in Ghana after hunger strike

A Togolese opposition leader who had been on hunger strike was evacuated to a hospital in Ghana after his health deteriorated, his relatives said Wednesday. Nicodeme Ayao Habia, who had refused food since September 19, was evacuated to Ghana's capital of Accra on Tuesday after his condition worsened, his communication advisor Achille Mensah told AFP. "Mr. Habia 27