Monthly Archives: December 2014

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Ebola nurse may be offered recovered patients’ plasma

The treatment contains antibodies that should help fight the infection. British nurse William Pooley has donated plasma, Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies confirmed. Other available treatments include antiviral drugs,…

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India captain quits Test cricket

The 33-year-old, who made his debut in 2005 and was captain for 60 of his 90 Tests, quit after India drew the third Test against Australia on Tuesday. Dhoni has…

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Bad weather hampers recovery of bodies

Efforts to locate victims and wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 which crashed into the Java Sea in Indonesia on Sunday are being hampered by stormy weather and strong tides. Indonesian…

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Too much confusion clouding facts

The amount of confusion surrounding the tragic case of four-year-old Jihad, whose lifeless body was recovered from a deep, uncovered well on Saturday afternoon, almost a full day after he…

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Forty bodies found in missing plane search

At least 40 bodies have been recovered from the sea in the search for missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501, the Indonesian navy says. The bodies were spotted along with debris floating…

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Whooping cough proteins evolving ‘unusually’ fast

Analysis of strains from 2012 shows the parts of the pertussis bacterium that the vaccine primes the immune system to recognise are changing. It may have “serious consequences” in future…

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The Interview makes $15m in online release

Controversial Sony film The Interview has become the number one online movie ever released by the studio just four days after its release on 24 December. The film raked in…

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Indonesia plane search resumes

The search continues for AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501, a day after it went missing with 162 people on board. “Based on our coordinate estimation, initial estimation is [the plane is]…

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Ukraine crisis: Fresh prisoner swaps expected

More prisoner exchanges are expected between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels in the east – a day after the two sides swapped hundreds of captives. Ukrainian officials say they are hoping…

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Christmas Eve pilgrims gather in Bethlehem

Christians from across the world have gathered in the West Bank town of Bethlehem to mark Christmas Eve in the place they believe Jesus was born. Celebrations culminated with midnight…