Nigeria has been declared officially Ebola-free after a six week period with no new cases. Nigeria previously had 20 cases in total, of which eight died. Speaking at a conference in Tunis, the World Health Organization’s Director General Margaret Chan praised Nigeria’s success in controlling the deadly disease – brought to the country by a Liberian diplomat in July. Nigeria’s battle to stamp out the deadly fever was hailed a “spectacular success story” by WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz.
A new study shows that nearly half of Americans are so concerned about catching the Ebola virus that they are unwilling to travel abroad at all. A school in Cleveland cancelled classes, after learning that one staff member might have flown on the same airline – not even the same route – as one of the infected nurses. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan looks at how Ebola fear-mongering, conspiracies, myths, and cures are spreading – including an Ebola zombie post on social media that went viral.
Imagine a major city where 35 percent of all traffic is people on bikes. Or think even bigger–an entire nation where 27 percent of all trips are pedal-powered. These are real places located in modern societies with high levels of car ownership. Places not so different from the US named Copenhagen and the Netherlands.
Now, seven months after the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, Sir Tim has cast doubt on the official version of events.
The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their work on promoting children’s rights.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the two were chosen for “their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”
Indian Kailash Satyarthi is a child rights activist who founded the Global March Against Child Labor. He has led the fight against child slavery and enabled the rescue of more than 80,000 children over three decades.
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzay made the headlines for defying the Taliban. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for arguing that girls have a right to go to school. She has since set up the Malala Fund to help girls access their right to education.
“Umbrella Revolution” protesters in Hong Kong held their largest rally yet Saturday night, a defiant show of force following a threat by Hong Kong’s chief executive that he would “clear the streets” by Monday morning.
In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant. The 36-year-old, who remains anonymous, had a baby boy last month after receiving a uterus from a close family friend.
Argentina President Cristina Fernandez, speaking to the U.N. General Assembly, exposes the debt vultures who enslave entire nations, the constantly changing definition of a terrorist, and the need for peace and self-determination for all nations. ‘In times of economic vultures and war falcons, we need more doves of peace.’
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying refused to resign in a midnight press conference Thursday, saying the chief secretary of the territory, Carrie Lam, would open a dialogue with student leaders as soon as possible. Police warn of “serious consequences” if demonstrators occupy government buildings
By the end of this year, a little Spanish island called El Hierro will get 100 percent of its power from renewable sources.
Despite tough tactics by security units, Occupy Central and its pro-democracy supporters use ‘peace and love’ to hold ground and increase numbers
“Motherhood generates life. War is the antithesis of motherhood. When we have children, we create to live, not to kill. We at Mothers Against War in Puerto Rico have the inescapable historical commitment and responsibility to preserve life, not just of our children’s, but of the thousands of innocent victims who we do not know and are killed in war.”
British MP George Galloway has been met with praise and criticism for his speech given in Parliament today, where he set out his case against military intervention in Iraq. “There was no Islamist fundamentalism in Iraq before Mr Blair… and Mr Bush invaded and occupied,” he said.
An Indian spacecraft affectionately nicknamed MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) reached Mars orbit on Wednesday, doing so on a maiden voyage and a shoestring budget. Why exactly is its mission so much cheaper than NASA’s?
Discovered using Google Earth, the geoglyphs are designed in a variety of geometric shapes, including squares, rings, crosses and swastikas (the swastika is a design that was used in ancient times). Ranging from 90 to 400 meters (295 to 1,312 feet) in diameter, some of them are longer than a modern-day aircraft carrier.