Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea


NEW YORK - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city.


FTSE falls, still set for strongest week since August 2:45pm BST

LONDON - Britain's top share index was set for its strongest week since August despite dropping on Friday, when airlines and hotel stocks were hit by news that a New York City doctor had tested positive for the Ebola virus.

With U.S. Ebola fear running high, African immigrants face ostracism 2:32pm BST

- When Zuru Pewu picked up her 4-year-old son, Micah, from kindergarten at a Staten Island, New York, public school recently, a woman pointed at her in front of about 30 parents and their children, and started shouting.


Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in New York City 1:35pm BST

NEW YORK - A New York City doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America's largest city, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the disease.

In NYC Ebola case, crowded city complicates efforts to track exposure 4:21am BST

NEW YORK/CHICAGO - As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola after volunteering in West Africa, health officials face the challenge of deciding how wide a net to cast for his possible contacts in the largest, most crowded city in the United States.

Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response 3:58am BST

- Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people.


Australia's Qantas returns to profitability in first quarter - CEO 3:37am BST

SYDNEY - Qantas Airways Ltd said on Friday it had returned to underlying profitability in the first three months of the financial year, as it benefited from its strategy of containing seating availability to drive up fares.


New York tests doctor who was in West Africa for Ebola 12:31am BST

NEW YORK - A physician with Doctors without Borders who returned from West Africa recently and developed potential symptoms was being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital, health officials said on Thursday, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the virus.


Russian prosecutors detain more suspects in Total CEO plane crash 23 Oct 2014

MOSCOW - Russian prosecutors detained four Moscow airport workers and denied bail to the driver of a snow plough which hit a private jet killing the CEO of French oil company Total earlier this week, officials said on Thursday.


Caterham F1 team on brink of failure 23 Oct 2014

LONDON - The Caterham Formula One team was on the brink of collapse on Thursday with employees locked out of the factory while past and present management traded accusations over who was to blame.