U.N. to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630


NEW YORK/PARIS - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security" as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its support.

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