WHO chief says Ebola out of control but can be stopped

GENEVA - West Africa's Ebola outbreak is out of control but it can be stopped, World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan told the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast at a meeting in Conakry on Friday.

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U.S. advises against non-essential travel to countries hit by Ebola

CHICAGO - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued a travel advisory against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to curb the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has claimed more than 700 lives.

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WHO launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola

GENEVA - The World Health Organization is launching a $100 million response plan to combat an "unprecedented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed 729 people out of 1,323 infected since February, the U.N. agency said on Thursday.

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Ebola to be discussed at Washington summit next week: U.S. official

WASHINGTON - The spread of the deadly Ebola virus and assistance for affected countries will be discussed during an African summit in Washington next week, a senior State Department official said on Thursday.

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Kenya charges nine foreigners over 377-kg heroin haul

MOMBASA Kenya - Nine foreign nationals were charged in a Kenyan court on Thursday with trafficking the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

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Corruption trial for son of Senegal's ex-President opens

DAKAR - Karim Wade, son of Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade, appeared in court on Thursday to face corruption charges in a high-stakes case that has raised tensions in one of Africa's most stable democracies.

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