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Ebola virus threatens UK - Hammond
The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, is a threat to the UK, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warns. | 30-Jul-2014 11:59

Ebola victim widow: I fear an outbreak in the US
The American widow of Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian government official who died after contracting Ebola says she fears that there could be an outbreak of the virus in the US | 30-Jul-2014 10:46

Dozens Feared Trapped by Landslide in India
More than 150 people are feared trapped after a landslide swept through a village in western India. Officials in Maharashtra state said the mudslide buried at least 40 homes in a village near Pune early Wednesday. Rescue workers were on their way to the area but were hampered by poor roads and continuing rains. Heavy rain has continued to lash the region over the past four days. The Pune district about is 151 kilometers southeast of Mumbai, India's commercial... | 30-Jul-2014 10:32

Russia Defiant in Face of Tougher Sanctions
Russia's central bank promised to support financial institutions hit by new sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union. The United States imposed sanctions on more Russian banks on Tuesday, targeting the country's second-largest lender VTB , its subsidiary the Bank of Moscow, and the Russian Agriculture Bank. The European Union also announced measures limiting access to capital for Moscow. The bank on Wednesday promised to "take adequate... | 30-Jul-2014 10:21

Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday. | 30-Jul-2014 10:17

Toure confirms future is at Man City
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he wants to stay at the Premier League club for "as long as possible". | 30-Jul-2014 10:16

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