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(MENAFN - AFP) The body of man who died in Liberia has been quarantined by authorities in southeast Nigeria as a precaution amid growing concern over Ebola, an official said on Friday.

The man's relatives repatriated his remains over the weekend for burial in the Oyi area of Anambra state.

There was no immediate evidence that Ebola caused his death, but panic broke ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The French have long been famed for their unshakeable belief in the health benefits of a glass of wine.

Now, one French hospital plans to take things a step further by opening a wine bar aimed at improving the quality of life of terminally-ill patients.

The bar at Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in central France will open in September.

It ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The World Health Organization warned west Africa's Ebola-hit nations on Friday that the epidemic was spiralling out of control and could spread to other countries, causing "catastrophic" loss of life and severe economic disruption.

WHO chief Margaret Chan told the leaders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia at a regional summit the response to the epidemic ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Europe's stock markets slid for a second day running on Friday, with a broad sell-off in global equities markets showing no signs of abating despite solid US jobs data.

London's benchmark FTSE 100 index fell 0.69 percent to stand at 6,683.76 points, compared with Thursday's closing levels.

Frankfurt's DAX 30 tumbled 1.64 percent to 9,252.77 points and ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls blasted eurozone policies for failing to deliver growth and warned that the European Central Bank seemed "powerless" to ward off deflation, in a speech on Friday.

Valls, struggling to push through reforms of the lagging French economy, also said his government could not boost any further proposed tax breaks for businesses ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The US economy generated 209,000 new jobs in July, down from June but maintaining the solid 200,000-plus monthly streak since February, the Commerce Department said Friday.

The unemployment rate rose only by 0.1 points to 6.2 percent, still near its lowest level since October 2008 and well down from the 7.9 percent at the start of 2013.

New jobs were ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the west African countries suffering the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak met in Guinea on Friday to launch a $100 million emergency response.

The leaders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia gathered in Conakry to organise the deployment of hundreds of medical personnel to help overstretched workers ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) US consumer products giant Procter & Gamble scored a big increase in quarterly earnings, notching sales gains in three of five segments despite the slow-growth economy and tough pricing from competitors.

P&G garnered net income of $1.9 billion for its fiscal fourth quarter ending June 30, a 38 percent increase compared with a year ago.

"P&G ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) World oil prices fell on Friday, coming under pressure following an equities sell-off and ahead of vital US payrolls data, analysts said.

US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for September delivery slid $1.08 to $97.09 a barrel.

Brent crude for September was down 71 cents at $105.31 in London early afternoon trading.

The equities sell-off ...

 
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