U.S. to tighten controls on travelers to fight Ebola

Oct 8, 2014

U.S. to tighten controls on travelers to fight Ebola

The United States will announce tightened controls on international travelers in the coming days to prevent Ebola from spreading on U.S. soil, health officials said Tuesday. Since the first case of Ebola in the United States was detected a week ago — a Liberian ...

Sep 19, 2014

World population may hit 11 billion by 2100: U.N. study

The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century’s end, according to a U.N.-led analysis published Thursday. That would mean 2 billion more people on Earth than expected by 2100, largely due to high birthrates in Africa, said ...

Tottori man starts walk across Africa with two-wheeled cart

Sep 8, 2014

Tottori man starts walk across Africa with two-wheeled cart

A 33-year-old Tottori man began walking across Africa on Sunday with a two-wheeled cart after completing a cart-pulling walk through three continents last year. Masahito Yoshida left Alexandria to embark on an 11,000-km walk to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa pulling ...

Sep 4, 2014

Boko Haram battles for land in northeast Nigeria, 26,000 displaced

Boko Haram militants have driven more than 26,000 people from the northeastern town of Bama amid fierce fighting, witnesses and security sources said on Wednesday, as the Islamists focus more on taking and holding territory. The government of Borno state, where Bama is located, ...

U.N. issues dire warning about food shortages in Ebola-hit nations

Sep 2, 2014

U.N. issues dire warning about food shortages in Ebola-hit nations

Labor shortages and disrupted cross-border trade caused by the deadly Ebola outbreak have sparked “grave food security concerns” in the worst-hit countries, the United Nations said Tuesday. Restrictions on movement in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has led to panic buying, food shortages and ...