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Sep 5, 2014
Sep 5, 2014
Sep 5, 2014

U.N. to set up Ebola crisis center, aims to stop spread in six to nine months

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations plans to set up an Ebola crisis center to coordinate the response to the deadly virus and to strive to halt its spread in West African countries in six to nine months, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Friday.

Ban called on the international community to provide $600 million needed for supplies in West Africa, where more than 3,500 confirmed or probable cases of the hemorrhagic fever have been reported and more than 1,900 people have died since March.

Sep 5, 2014

UN to set up Ebola crisis center, aims to stop spread in 6-9 months

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 5 (Reuters) – The United Nations plans
to set up an Ebola crisis center to coordinate the response to
the deadly virus and to strive to halt its spread in West
African countries in six to nine months, U.N. Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon announced on Friday.

Ban called on the international community to provide $600
million needed for supplies in West Africa, where more than
3,500 confirmed or probable cases of the hemorrhagic fever have
been reported and more than 1,900 people have died since March.

Sep 5, 2014
Sep 5, 2014
Sep 4, 2014
Sep 4, 2014

U.N. cites concerns over possible gaps in Syria’s declared chemical arms

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Thursday that discrepancies and questions still surround Syria’s chemical weapons declaration as the United States expressed concern that any omitted toxins could fall into the hands of the Islamic State extremist militants.

Sigrid Kaag, head of a joint U.N. and Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) mission overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, said that since President Bashar al-Assad’s government submitted its original declaration late last year, Damascus had made four amendments.

Sep 4, 2014
Sep 4, 2014
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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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