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(MENAFN - AFP) Rupert Murdoch's media-entertainment group 21st Century Fox on Wednesday posted a quarterly profit of $999 million, lifted by blockbuster box-office results from its Hollywood studio.

The swing to profit came a year after a loss of $371 million for the conglomerate which operates the Fox studios and television properties.

Revenues jumped to $8.4 billion ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Spain sent an air force plane on Wednesday to Liberia to fly home an elderly Spanish missionary infected with Ebola, the first patient to be returned to Europe in a fast-spreading outbreak of the deadly disease.

The military Airbus A310, specially equipped for a medical evacuation, took off for the west African country from Madrid's Torrejon military air base ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The death toll of the Ebola epidemic neared 1,000 Wednesday as fears rose that the disease is now taking hold in Africa's most populous nation of Nigeria after a second death among seven confirmed cases in Lagos.

The spread of the disease comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) met in an emergency session in Geneva to decide whether to declare an international ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it was convening an ethics meeting next week to explore the use of experimental treatment in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The move comes after two health workers from the US charity Samaritan's Purse were treated with medication that the WHO said had never been tested and shown to be safe in people.

"We ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) India's central bank governor, renowned for forecasting the 2008 financial meltdown, has warned that the world economy faces risk of another market crash as asset prices surge.

Increasing global financial instability stems from investors chasing ever higher yields, Raghuram Rajan, a former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief economist, told the Central ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday slapped a one-year ban and restrictions on food and agricultural product imports from nations that have imposed sanctions on Russia over its defiant stance on Ukraine.

The decision marks yet another escalation in a furious diplomatic standoff that has seen Russia slip into growing international isolation and the onset of ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A Spanish air force plane left Wednesday for Liberia to fly home a 75-year-old Spanish missionary infected with Ebola, the first patient to be returned to Europe in a fast-spreading outbreak of the deadly disease.

The military Airbus A310, specially equipped for a medical evacuation, took off for the west African country from Madrid's Torrejon military air ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has hit 932, with the number of cases surpassing 1,700, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

In a statement, the UN health agency said that its latest updated figures took account of 108 new cases and 45 deaths reported by Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone between last Saturday and Monday.

The ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The death toll of the Ebola epidemic neared 1,000 Wednesday as fears rose that the disease is now taking hold in Africa's most populous nation of Nigeria after a second death among seven confirmed cases in Lagos.

The spread of the disease comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) met in an emergency session in Geneva to decide whether to declare an international ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The global art market rose in value by 17 percent to a record $7 billion in the first half of 2014, according to new industry figures.

Artprice, a French company which tracks art sales worldwide, said that during the first six months of the year art works sold at public auction totalled $7.15 billion ($5.22 billion euros), up on $6.11 billion for the same period ...

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