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Sep 19, 2014

Two Ebola vaccines to be tested in Switzerland

Clinical trials of two experimental vaccines against the deadly Ebola virus are due to begin soon in Switzerland, the country’s Tropical and Public Health Institute said on Thursday. “Switzerland is playing a central role in the clinical trials of two vaccines against Ebola,” Marcel ...

Security Council resolution: Ebola threatens world peace

Sep 19, 2014

Security Council resolution: Ebola threatens world peace

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday adopted a resolution declaring the Ebola outbreak a threat to world peace and security, and calling on countries to provide urgent aid. The resolution was adopted unanimously after U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the number of Ebola ...

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

Sep 19, 2014

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of embattled Ukraine to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor’s urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko renewed his call for American weaponry during ...

Sep 19, 2014

Spaceship designer who helped send Gagarin into orbit dies at 92

A spaceship designer who worked on Yury Gagarin’s Vostok spaceship and was the last to shake his hand before liftoff, Oleg Ivanovsky, died on Thursday at 92, the Russian space agency said. Ivanovsky was a senior designer at the facility codenamed OKB-1, which built ...

Sep 19, 2014

Assad broke chemical arms pact with chlorine gas this year: Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of breaking the terms of a global pact on chemical weapons by unleashing chlorine gas this year. “We believe there is evidence of Assad’s use of chlorine, which when you use ...

Sep 19, 2014

Cardinals debate marriage, divorce before crucial meeting

The battle lines are being drawn before a major church meeting on family issues that represents a key test for Pope Francis. Five high-ranking cardinals have taken one of Francis’ favorite theologians to task over an issue dear to the pope’s heart: Whether Catholics ...

Sep 19, 2014

U.S. strikes jihadist training camp in Iraq; France to join air war

U.S. warplanes hit an Islamic State group training camp in Iraq Thursday in their first strike not directly supporting Iraqi or Kurdish forces as France announced it will join the air war. The jihadists posted their latest video of a Western hostage, British journalist ...