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Philippines checks for African swine fever as pig deaths rise

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MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has set up a crisis management team to determine if the deadly African swine fever virus has reached the country after officials detected a rise in pig deaths in some areas. The Bureau of Animal Industry had reported an increased mortality of pigs “raised by farmers in their backyards”, but Read More

Can Huawei’s new OS make customers ditch Google’s Android?

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Huawei is expected to drop more details about its homegrown Hongmeng operating system at an upcoming conference. But is the world ready to ditch Android for an untested Chinese alternative? And is Google worried? A new Huawei phone equipped with the Hongmeng operating system could go on sale before the end of the year, the Read More

New Ebola cases in DR Congo spark panic and border closures

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The wife and daughter of a man who died from Ebola last week have been diagnosed with the disease, causing panic among DR Congo officials. It marks the first transmission of the disease in the city of Goma on the Rwandan border – something health experts have long feared. They have begun the long work Read More

Bangladesh facing worst dengue fever outbreak in its history, 1,000 people diagnosed in under 1 day

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Hospitals are overflowing and social media is filled with pleas for blood donors as 1,000 people, the majority of whom are children, have been diagnosed with dengue fever in the past 24 hours in a historic outbreak in Bangladesh. Official figures state that eight people have died as a result of infection since January, though Read More

Fear as Ebola epidemic ‘inevitable’ in major DR Congo city

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By John Sparks, Africa correspondent, in the Democratic Republic of Congo The experts know what is happening in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as do the majority of those who live there. The Ebola virus is tracking south, from the epicentre in the city of Beni and on to places like Butembo and Lubero. Read More

Ebola forcing Congolese to change the way they bury the dead

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By John Sparks, Africa correspondent In Beni, they have changed the way they bury the dead. There is little ceremony now and there are no public prayers. Instead, traditional rituals have been replaced by an elaborate process designed to halt the spread of infection. This morning, at the city morgue, there was a little coffin Read More

Ebola declared global health emergency as 2nd-largest outbreak ever inches toward Congolese border

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The second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization after a case was confirmed in a Congo border city of 2 million people with an international airport. The WHO has finally declared the outbreak, which has killed 1,600 people since August, to be a Public Read More

‘Global emergency’ declared over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

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An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo now constitutes a global public health emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Some 1,650 people have lost their lives as government officials and international aid agencies have struggled to contain the virus over the past year, with fears it could spread within a major Read More

Making sense of chaos? Algos scour social media for clues to crypto moves

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LONDON (Reuters) – After months of relative calm in cryptocurrency markets, bitcoin exploded back into life in April with its sharpest price jump in over a year – but few people could convincingly explain why. FILE PHOTO: A copy of bitcoin standing on PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Read More

‘Hundreds of millions of dollars’ needed to stave off Ebola outbreak in Congo, UN aid chief warns

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Containing the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo will require hundreds of millions of dollars, the UN’s aid chief has warned, stating that many lives are at risk if proper action is not taken. Speaking at a meeting in Geneva, Mark Lowcock, who heads the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Read More