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    Number of Ebola cases nears 16,000 as Sierra Leone loses ground

    The death toll in the world’s worst Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries by Nov. 23, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Almost all cases and all but...

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    Rate My Hospital Experimental Ebola vaccine passes 1st hurdle in U.S.

    An experimental Ebola vaccine developed in the U.S. appears to be safe and promising in an early clinical trial, according to new findings. The vaccine made by British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline and the U.S. National Institutes of...

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    Bubonic Plague Spreading Through Madagascar

    A bubonic plague outbreak in Madagascar that has seen more than 130 confirmed cases and claimed 47 lives is spreading to the island nation’s capital, officials have warned. Two people in the capital city of Antananarivo have...

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    ‘I kept on screaming, begging for help': gunmen target polio vaccinators in Pakistan, killing four

    Gunmen killed four members of a polio vaccination team in Pakistan’s restive south-west on Wednesday, and one survivor recounted screaming at police and dozens of passers-by for help before it finally arrived. The attack – the latest...

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    Obama’s planned surge against ISIS already in trouble

    The U.S.-led Western coalition is planning a major surge of counter-attacks against ISIS in coming weeks, but informed Middle Eastern security officials say the strategy is partly dependent on cooperation from Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The officials...

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    Pentagon developing hibernation technology to treat battlefield injuries

    Time is a killer on the battlefield when troops are wounded, but the Pentagon is betting that “hibernation” drugs being pioneered by an Australian researcher will mitigate that problem. Dr. Geoffrey Dobson of Queensland’s James Cook University...

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    NATO warns that Russia could exert control over entire Black Sea

    NATO’s top military commander has warned that Russian militarization of the annexed Crimea Peninsula could be used to exert control over the whole Black Sea. NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander for Europe, US General Philip Breedlove, has accused...

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    US Army Denies Deployment of Tanks to Europe Linked With Ukrainian Crisis

    The deployment of additional US military equipment, including tanks, to Europe is in line with the Operation Atlantic Resolve and is not connected with the geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Eastern Europe as previously reported, a US Army spokesperson told Sputnik Wednesday. “This [military...

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    Spy balloons soar above Jerusalem

    Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city’s worst wave of violence in nearly a decade. Police have been flying surveillance balloons over the city’s...

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    World on brink of oil price war as Opec set to keep pumping

    Oil slumped on Wednesday as expectations that Opec will cut production faded following dovish remarks by cartel kingpin Saudi Arabia, which could signal the beginning of a price war. Speaking on the sidelines ahead of Thursday’s critical...

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