Monthly Archives: August 2014


Anti-PM Sharif clashes continue in Pakistan

Clashes are continuing in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif. Police again fired tear gas as the demonstrators tried to regroup after a night…


EU set to tighten Russia sanctions ‘within a week’

The European Union has given Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said the EU was working urgently on…


Ukraine crisis: EU leaders consider response to Russia

EU leaders are to meet in Brussels to consider fresh sanctions against Russia following accusations that its troops are fighting inside Ukraine. Russia denies that its regular forces are backing…


Test Ebola drug ‘100% effective’

The only clinical trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection. The researchers,¬†publishing their data…


Nato accuses Russia of violating Ukraine sovereignty

Nato has accused Russia of a “blatant violation” of Ukraine’s sovereignty, saying it is engaged in direct military operations to support rebels. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that “despite hollow…


Plain packs ‘no illegal smoking link’

A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is “no evidence” that the introduction of ‘plain’ cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes. Researchers writing in BMJ Open…


Ebola outbreak: US official says epidemic will worsen

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is going to get worse before it gets better, according to the top US public health official. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers…


Ukraine crisis: Rebels advance on Mariupol in south

Pro-Russian rebels have opened up a new front in south-eastern Ukraine. Reports say they have taken the town of Novoazovsk, on the Sea of Azov, and are heading for the…


Margulies wins Emmy as best actress in drama

Julianna Margulies, the embattled lawyer, mom and mate on “The Good Wife,” is the winner of her second Emmy Award for best actress in a drama series, reports Associated Press….


Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out…