Growing unrest sets back Liberia's Ebola fight

Aug 19, 2014

Growing unrest sets back Liberia's Ebola fight

Authorities in Liberia urgently searched on Monday for 17 people who fled an Ebola medical center over the weekend when it was attacked by looters who stole blood-stained sheets and mattresses and took them into an enormous slum. Health officials were combing Monrovia’s West ...

Aug 15, 2014

Japan to provide $1.5 million in aid to Ebola-hit West Africa

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday that Japan will provide $1.5 million in emergency grant aid via three international organizations to West African nations hit by the deadly Ebola virus, including Sierra Leone and Liberia. The virus, which causes hemorrhagic fever and can ...

Jul 30, 2014

Liberians in U.S. worry about Ebola outbreak

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear in Minnesota, home to thousands of Liberian immigrants. The potentially Ebola-related death last week of a Liberian government official whose wife and children ...

May 16, 2014

Japan's women first, men eighth in longevity poll

Japanese women remained No. 1 in average life expectancy in 2012, outpacing their counterparts in Spain, Switzerland and Singapore, while the men ranked eighth, tying Sweden, according to the World Health Organization. Japan has ranked high on the list for more than 20 years, ...