MONROVIA - The United Nations said on Tuesday the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa was causing food shortages in one of the world's poorest regions and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned the disease was threatening the stability of stricken countries and their neighbours.
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CHICAGO - The Ebola outbreak is threatening the stability of affected and neighbouring countries in West Africa and swift action is needed to scale up the "massive" response that will be required to tamp it down, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is assessing whether an airstrike on an encampment in Somalia killed al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, but if confirmed the militant's death would represent a "very significant" blow to the group, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
- International agencies and governments are struggling to contain the world's worst epidemic of the Ebola haemorrhagic virus that has killed over 1,500 people in West Africa.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has been briefed by top U.S. health officials about the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa, the White House said on Tuesday.
ROME/DAKAR - The world's worst Ebola epidemic has endangered harvests and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in coming months.
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