Jan 15, 2017

Study uncovers long-term effects of deadly Ebola virus

People who survive Ebola may still battle debilitating health problems a year after being declared infection-free, according to an ongoing trial in Guinea that highlighted the need for patient follow-up. Three-quarters of survivors had post-Ebola symptoms when they enrolled for the trial about a ...

Iraq makes swift territorial gains against IS in Mosul

Jan 15, 2017

Iraq makes swift territorial gains against IS in Mosul

Iraqi forces have won a string of swift territorial gains in Mosul in the fight against the Islamic State group after months of slow progress, with a senior officer on Saturday laying claim to a cluster of buildings inside Mosul University and another edge ...

Jan 15, 2017

Islamic State assault on eastern Syrian city leaves 30 dead

The Islamic State group on Saturday launched one of its fiercest assaults yet on the besieged Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, leaving more than 30 regime fighters and jihadis dead. The brutal attack — on a day that saw many outbreaks of violence across ...

Jan 15, 2017

Trudeau says Canada's oil sands must be phased out

Canada must “phase out” Alberta’s oil sands and end the country’s dependence on hydrocarbons, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday. “We can’t shut down the oil sands tomorrow. We need to phase them out,” he said. “We need to manage the transition off ...