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February 20, 2015 9:07 PM Channel NewsAsia

MONROVIA: Liberia said on Friday (Feb 20) it was lifting nationwide curfews and re-opening borders shut last year at the height of the Ebola crisis, after the retreat of an epidemic that has killed thousands. The move comes with Liberia and its neighbours Guinea and Sierra Leone seeing new infections drop to a tenth of the numbers being reported at the September-October 26

February 20, 2015 8:17 PM Liberia to End Ebola Curfew, Open Land Border Crossings

Liberia's president has ordered the lifting of an overnight curfew put in place six months ago to fight the Ebola epidemic as well as the opening of the country's land border crossings. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced the decision in a statement Friday. It said the orders would take effect Sunday. Liberia, once the epicenter of the worst Ebola 13

February 20, 2015 8:15 PM Liberia To End Ebola Curfew, Open Land Border Crossings

Rigiatu Kamara (R), 38, who has recovered from the Ebola virus disease poses in her house in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on August 26, 2014. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Rigiatu Kamara (R), 38, who has recovered from the Ebola virus disease poses with her husband Baibai Kamara (L), 40, in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on August 26, 2014. (Mohammed 29

February 20, 2015 8:15 PM Liberia to end Ebola curfew, open land border crossings

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has ordered the lifting of an overnight curfew put in place six months ago to fight the Ebola epidemic as well as the opening of the country's land border crossings. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced the decision in a statement Friday. It said the orders would take effect Sunday. Liberia, once the epicenter 14

February 20, 2015 7:59 PM London Fashion Week Kicks off, Hot on Heels of New York

After battling sub-zero temperatures at New York Fashion Week, fashionistas are decamping to London for another whirlwind week of catwalk shows, champagne and parties. The London event, which opens Friday, features new designs from almost 80 designers, including from powerhouses like Burberry and Topshop Unique and young names Christopher Kane and Erdem 16

February 20, 2015 7:49 PM WHO Approves First Rapid Test Kit for Ebola

The World Health Organization has approved the first Rapid Test Kit for use in Ebola affected countries in West Africa. WHO says the test will significantly speed up the process of ferreting out people who have become infected with the deadly Ebola virus. WHO calls this new Antigen Rapid Test a breakthrough in efforts to detect the Ebola virus, which 41

February 20, 2015 7:37 PM Sharp Decline in Ebola Cases Has Now Leveled Off - ABC News

The official leading the World Health Organization's response to the Ebola outbreak says a steep decline in case numbers has leveled off over the past month and that the development is a cause for concern. Dr. Bruce Aylward told reporters Friday "today is the first time we have the data to demonstrate this" flattening of the curve. The U.N. has said 10 times 15

February 20, 2015 7:31 PM Here's Who Is Helping Women Forced Into Prostitution, Teen Pregnancy During Ebola Outbreak

The U.N. is optimistic that West Africa can hit zero Ebola cases by mid-April, but vulnerable girls in the region are facing a new debilitating epidemic -- a spike in teen pregnancy and prostitution. Due to prolonged school closings and widespread deaths of parents and caregivers, girls in Sierra Leone and Liberia -- two of the hardest-hit regions -- have become 32

February 20, 2015 6:40 PM Laura Van Den Berg’s ‘Find Me’ | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

The lure of escape beckons, seduces and often overpowers us. Joy, the 19-year-old protagonist of Laura Van Den Berg’s new novel, practically embodies the idea, whether she’s fleeing foster homes or disconnecting from life via cough-medicine highs. When Find Me opens, Joy has seized the opportunity to escape anew, this time from a United States beleaguered 30

February 20, 2015 6:40 PM 805 Million Names and How It All Happened | Marina Catena

On February 14, the Paris Saint-German football club played against Caen at Parc des Princes. For most players this game was just another day on the job. For Zlatan Ibrahimović this was his most important game to date; for me, it was the realization of a dream. Underneath his shirt, Zlatan had tattooed fifty names -- names of people he'd never met, but who were very special 18