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CDC Director: Ebola Epidemic Will Get Worse Quickly

Posted On September 02, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- The CDC Director says the world's first Ebola epidemic will get worse quickly if nothing is done to stop it.   Doctor Tom Frieden told NBC's "Today" this outbreak of Ebola is different than any other in the past. He says it's spreading faster and further than they've seen before. Additional Audio:…

Alibaba IPO Planned For Next Week, Report Says

Posted On September 02, 2014

(Undated) -- Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba is going public next week. The "Wall Street Journal" reports Alibaba will launch its IPO early in the week of September 8th. An unnamed source told the "Journal" that means trading in Alibaba shares could begin as soon at September 18th or 19th. The company will be listed on…

Japanese Researchers Develop Fast Ebola Diagnosis

Posted On September 02, 2014

(Undated) -- Researchers in Japan say they've come up with a test that can diagnose Ebola in 30 minutes. They say the new test also is cheaper than the method now being used in West Africa. Ebola has killed more than 15-hundred people in that region this summer. The doctors who led the research team…

Somali Official Says U.S. Drone Strike Hits Militants

Posted On September 02, 2014

(Undated) -- A government official in Somalia says a U.S. drone strike hit a village held by Islamic militants. The regional governor says the attack on Monday appeared to target an al-Shabaab camp where top rebel leaders have been meeting. The official says the leader of the militant group was in the village, but there's…

UN To Investigate Alleged Human Rights Abuses By ISIS

Posted On September 02, 2014

(Undated) -- A special U.N. Human Rights Council team is heading to Iraq to investigate alleged human rights violations by ISIS. During an emergency session in Geneva, U.N. officials reported mosques, shrines and other religious sites have been destroyed and members of different ethnic and religious groups have been persecuted. They went on to say…