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Healthcare workers spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in Kenema

Global response to Ebola has ‘failed miserably’, says World Bank chief

Jim Kim demands $20bn fund and says ‘we failed miserably’ as cases in Spain and US fuel fear of western pandemic

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Air strikes cannot roll back Isis without viable Syrian rebel force – White House

US concedes ‘Our strategy is reliant on something that is not yet in place’ as Britain calls on Turkey to do more to help Syrian Kurds

US secretary of state, John Kerry, suggests that protecting the beseiged Syrian town of Kobani is not a primary objective of US-coalition forces. ‘As horrific as it is to watch in real time what’s happening in Kobani … you have to step back and understand the strategic objective,’ he says at a news conference with the UK foreign secretary, Philip Hammond

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Defence secretary Michael Fallon

The defence secretary, Michael Fallon, said Britain and the US could not be the ‘saviours’ of Iraq and Syria on their own. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

UK calls on Turkey to join international fight against Islamic State

9 Oct 2014: As Isis threatens Syrian border town Kobani, defence secretary says UK and allies are pressuring Ankara to get involved

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Kurdish peshmerga fighters: women on the frontline – in pictures

9 Oct 2014: A selection of images of female peshmergas – the Kurdish forces whose name translates as ‘those who confront death’

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Ebola

'In 1976 I discovered Ebola - now I fear an unimaginable tragedy'

‘In 1976 I discovered Ebola – now I fear an unimaginable tragedy’

Anxiety grows in US after death of Texas Ebola patient

Anxiety grows in US after death of Texas Ebola patient

Ebola crisis: how health workers on west African frontline are paying with their lives

Ebola crisis: how health workers on west African frontline are paying with their lives

Al Jazerra

The unsung heroes of conflict reporting

International

The unsung heroes of conflict reporting

Fixers take enormous risks for journalism but remain even more exploited than freelancers

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War

Journalist

Media

International

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China detains supporters of Hong Kong protest

International

China detains supporters of Hong Kong protest

Artists and journalist among several people detained in Beijing, and accused of supporting Hong Kong demonstrations

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China

Hong Kong

Occupy

International

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WHO: No signs of Ebola abating in West Africa

Health

WHO: No signs of Ebola abating in West Africa

But the UN official coordinating international response to the outbreak says it can be contained

Topics:

Ebola

United Nations

World Health Organization

Health

International

Liberia

Sierra Leone

Guinea

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