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Governments increase spending on surveillance

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:42 PM

National budgets for internal security are seeing a massive hike around the world, as governments increase spending over fears of internal threats. Cyber surveillance, border security and protection of infrastructure are big priorities; with Asia, Africa and the Middle East seeing huge increases in their domestic security budgets.

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US ebola procedures tightened for health workers

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:42 PM

The US is tightening its procedures for health workers treating Ebola patients to ensure that they wear protective gear correctly and avoid possible infection.

Healthcare»

Aid ramps up for Ebola-hit countries

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:42 PM

The UN and neighbouring African countries step up aid to help areas hit by the Ebola disease.

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Germany's pilot strike grounds 1,500 flights

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:42 PM

The German airline Lufthansa has been hit by another 24 hour strike. It's the latest in a series of walkouts over retirement benefits. A German court has refused to declare the strikes illegal even though the transport minister says they're killing the economy.

Culture & Society»

Global leaders push to protect Antarctic marine life

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 1:26 PM

Scientists and policy makers from around the world are meeting in Australia to try and stop over-fishing in Antarctica

Culture & Society»

One charged with murder of Saudi student

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 1:26 PM

A 28-year-old man was charged with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found alongside a freeway in California

Healthcare»

EU to create Ebola czar

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:43 PM

The EU wants to create an Ebola czar to bring together funding and resources to tackle the deadly disease.

Politics & Economics»

UN estimates 1.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:43 PM

The UN's humanitarian chief, Baroness Amos, said on Sunday, October 19, 2014, that the real number of Syrian refugees in Turkey is far higher than estimated.

Politics & Economics»

Toll rises as clashes continue in Libyan city

Monday, 20 October 2014 12:10 PM

Intense fighting in Libya has killed more than a hundred people in the past ten days.

Healthcare»

Experts discuss Ebola crisis in Berlin

Monday, 20 October 2014 12:10 PM

More than a thousand health experts meet in the German capital to discuss ways to stop Ebola from spreading further.

Politics & Economics»

Turkey remains reluctant on fight against ISIL

Monday, 20 October 2014 12:10 PM

Turkey remains reluctant to take a more active role in the US-led coalition against ISIL.

Videos»

ISIL pushed out of Kobane hilltop by Kurds

Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:18 PM

Fighter jets from the US and its allies have launched a new round of attacks on the ISIL.

Videos»

Western powers condemn ongoing violence in Libya

Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:18 PM

Forces loyal to retired general Khalifa Haftar have launched new attacks against militias in the city of Benghazi and also in the town of Kikla in the country's west.

Videos»

Iraqi forces tighten security around Kirkuk

Sunday, 19 October 2014 12:18 PM

ISIL threatens to close in on Kirkuk, an oil rich city in Iraq, causing Iraqi forces to tighten security around the city in fear of being attacked.

Videos»

Are we losing the race against Ebola?

Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:41 PM

Experts warn the disease is outpacing efforts to contain it.


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