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Liberians rejoice as Ebola curfew is lifted

Feb 24, 2015

Liberians rejoice as Ebola curfew is lifted

It is the early hours of the morning and bars in the Liberian capital are packed as revellers drink, sing and rejoice their first night of freedom with the Ebola curfew lifted. For long, miserable months people have trudged home in the evenings under ...

Feb 24, 2015

Sierra Leone quarantines Ebola-hit orphanage

More than 20 children have been quarantined at a British-run orphanage in Sierra Leone after one of its staff was diagnosed with Ebola. St. George Foundation orphanage, on the outskirts of Freetown, said Sierra Leonean employee Augustin Baker collapsed during a meeting last week. ...

Liberia leader urges help in post-Ebola phase

Feb 23, 2015

Liberia leader urges help in post-Ebola phase

Liberia’s leader on Sunday urged the United States and other countries to keep up their support to the West African nation as it recovers from the Ebola epidemic and refocuses attention on infrastructure projects that will better position it to tackle future outbreaks of ...

Feb 22, 2015

ISS astronauts route cable in first of three spacewalks

Spacewalking astronauts routed more than 300 feet (90 meters) of cable outside the International Space Station on Saturday, tricky and tiring advance work for the arrival of new American-made crew capsules. It was the first of three spacewalks planned for NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore ...

Liberia lifts Ebola curfew, re-opens borders

Feb 21, 2015

Liberia lifts Ebola curfew, re-opens borders

Liberia said Friday it was lifting nationwide curfews and re-opening borders following the retreat of the Ebola epidemic, which has killed thousands. Liberia and its neighbors Guinea and Sierra Leone have seen new infections drop to a tenth of the numbers that were reported ...

Feb 20, 2015

WHO gives green light to 15-minute Ebola test

The World Health Organization announced Friday it has approved a 15-minute test for Ebola that could be a fast and rugged tool in countries hit by the disease. The test is a little less accurate than the so-called gold standard of lab assessment, but ...