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Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015 - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS - Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N. operation said on Wednesday, though she appealed for Beijing to deploy the battalion "sooner rather than later."

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Congo, UN troops fire live rounds amid protest against killings 22 Oct 2014

BENI Democratic Republic of Congo - Congolese troops and United Nations peacekeepers fired live rounds to disperse hundreds of people protesting outside a U.N. base in the eastern Congolese town of Beni on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.

Red Cross head says Ebola travel bans 'irrational' 22 Oct 2014

BEIJING - Closing borders will not effectively curb Ebola infections, the head of the Red Cross said on Wednesday, amid debate over whether bans on travel from hardest-hit African countries would help combat the spread of the deadly virus.

Tekmira starts limited manufacturing of therapeutic for Ebola 22 Oct 2014

- Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp has begun limited manufacturing of a therapeutic targeting the Ebola-Guinea virus.

Cuban doctors proud to risk lives in mission to halt Ebola 21 Oct 2014

HAVANA - Cuban doctors and nurses departing for West Africa to combat Ebola consider themselves lucky. Among the 15,000 who volunteered, they are among only 256 who have been chosen for the job.

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Zambia's Sata to miss 50th independence anniversary 21 Oct 2014

LUSAKA - Zambian President Michael Sata, who left for medical treatment abroad at an undisclosed destination this weekend, will miss the southern African nation's 50th independence anniversary celebrations, his deputy said on Tuesday.