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Clever’ Japan firm donates high-tech masks for Ebola fight

This January 16, 2014 handout picture released by Clever company on October 24 shows the company's Pittarich mask. Japanese small-sized mask maker Clever donated 10,000 highly functioning masks to Ebola-hit African countries and is now receiving calls from New York, which has confirmed the first Ebola case in the city. AFP/CLEVER

A little-known Japanese company has donated 10,000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations and says it is now getting calls from New York City, which confirmed its first case of the virus Thursday.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

China launches first mission to moon and back

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China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing’s ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth’s only natural satellite.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Peruvian mayor wins job by coin toss

The tiny Peru town of Paruro chose its new mayor in a strange way — a coin toss — after the two candidates tied at the ballot box earlier this month, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000—WHO

---RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT - AFP PHOTO / WHO / MATHILDE MISSIONEIRO - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS---This handout photo released by the World Health Organization on October 22, 2014 shows reception by Geneva University Hospital (HUG) of a batch of experimental rVSV Ebola vaccine developed at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Canada. Licenced by the Canadian government to US firm NewLink Genetics, rVSV is one of two experimental Ebola vaccines identified by the WHO as having shown promising results when tested on monkeys. Trials of the vaccine on humans are expected to begin at the end of the month or early in November   AFP PHOTO / WHO / MATHILDE MISSIONEIRO

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Man arrested after climbing White House fence

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A man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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