DAKAR (Reuters) - The three West African countries at the heart of an Ebola epidemic recorded their first week with no new cases since the outbreak was declared in March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The U.N. agency said that more than 11,000 people have died in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the world's worst known occurrence of Ebola, but there were no new cases in the week to Oct. 4. New cases of Ebola have dwindled sharply this year but the WHO said there was still a risk of the disease breaking out again. "Over 500 contacts remain under follow-up in Guinea, and several high-risk contacts associated with active and recently active chains of transmission in Guinea and Sierra Leone have been lost to follow-up," it said in its situation report. Sierra Leone released its last known Ebola patients on Sept. 28 and must wait 42 days until it can be declared free of the disease. Liberia received that declaration for a second time on Sept. 3 after a flare-up in June but remains under heightened surveillance. Guinea's most recent cases were recorded on Sept. 27.
"I’m... embarrassed in a certain sense because, you know, this has become a little bit of a scandal for President Trump,” Fuentes noted on his podcast.
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The extended Senate campaign in Georgia between the Democratic incumbent, Raphael Warnock, and his Republican challenger, football legend Herschel Walker, has grown increasingly bitter as their Dec. 6 runoff nears. With Democrats already assured a Senate majority, it’s a striking contrast from two years ago, when the state's twin runoffs were mostly about which party would control the chamber in Washington. “Herschel Walker ain’t serious,” Warnock told supporters recently in central Georgia, saying that Walker “majors in lying” and fumbles the basics of public policy.
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Losses caused big changes to this week's USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll. Michigan is up to No. 2 behind Georgia and three teams join the top 10.
“So I help a seriously troubled man, who just happens to be black,” Trump wrote Saturday, offering “very much needed ‘advice.’”
- The Telegraph
The King plans to make Princess Charlotte the Duchess of Edinburgh instead of giving the title to the Earl of Wessex, according to reports.
A big rig driver is recovering after a crash shut down I-80.
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Collins is going to get fined or suspended for this.
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While attending the 2021 Venice International Film Festival, 'Persuasion' actress Dakota Johnson left fans speechless with a see-through crystal dress.
- Business Insider
Flying with small children can be challenging, but the internet is calling out the parents of kids who disturb fellow passengers.
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AP top 25 poll, college football rankings prediction, Week 14 What will it be on Sunday morning?
Photos of thousands of people who got naked on iconic Bondi Beach for a nude shoot to raise skin cancer awareness
The 2,500-person crowd at Spencer Tunick's latest art installation represented the number of Australians who die from skin cancer each year.
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Bowl Projections and College Football Playoff Picks after Week 13. They're the last bowl projections before the reveal next Sunday.
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Watch Biden’s Short and Not-So Sweet Reaction to Trump’s Meeting With White Supremacist Nick Fuentes (Video)
Both sides of the aisle are taking swings at the former president’s “canoodling” with the known neo-Nazi
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ANDRI TAMBUNANA long-awaited Thanksgiving feast turned into an unimaginable nightmare for one New Mexico family after out-of-town relatives arrived to find the host “dismembered and disemboweled.”Family members of Karlan and Connie Denio are now left struggling to make sense of how the planned holiday ended with him under arrest for her murder.The day had seemed to be going exactly as planned while relatives made their way to the couple’s home in Albuquerque on Thursday afternoon, with Connie De
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The fleet of vehicles discontinued in 2022 includes a number of passenger cars, as Americans continue to flock to SUVs.
- Buckeyes Wire
ESPN updates its College Football Power Rankings after Rivalry Week. Has Ohio State falling behind two-loss SEC team.
An updated look at where Ohio State is in ESPN's updated College Football Playoff Rankings after Week 13 and the end of the regular season. #GoBucks
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Police reveal new details about why they believe the slayings of four University of Idaho students in their sleep in mid-November was a "targeted" attack.
Glenn Kirschner issued a damning critique of the former vice president's refusal to testify before the House Jan. 6 committee.
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2022 Grammy nominee Miranda Lambert stepped out in a stunning light blue denim jumpsuit as she walked hand-in-hand with her husband Brendan McLoughlin before her performance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'.
Madonna is mom to six children — Lourdes Leon, 26, Rocco Ritchie, 22, David Banda, 17, Chifundo "Mercy" James, 16, and twins Stella and Estere, 10