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Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

3 hours 17 mins ago
RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind. Full Story
Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

1 day ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health. Full Story
Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

1 day ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease. Full Story
WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

1 day ago
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday. Full Story
Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

Tour agents: N. Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

2 days ago
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confirmed that the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon. Full Story

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UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations

2 days ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. Full Story
Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

3 days ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said. Full Story
Warehouse holding Ebola supplies in Guinea catches fire

Warehouse holding Ebola supplies in Guinea catches fire

3 days ago
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — A Guinean official says a fire at a warehouse at the Conakry airport has destroyed crucial medicine to help fight Ebola. Full Story