Obama to announce major Ebola effort

Health staff, wearing Personal Protective Equipment, work inside the high-risk area at Elwa hospital in Monrovia, on September 7, 2014Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama will on Tuesday seek to "turn the tide" in the Ebola epidemic by ordering 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa and launching a major health care training and hygiene program.



Alibaba to raise up to $25 bn with revised IPO price

Workers renovate a building at the Alibaba head office in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province on September 15, 2014New York (AFP) - Chinese online giant Alibaba boosted the price range for what was already expected to be the biggest stock offering on record, to as much as $25.03 billion.



Reinstated Peterson says 'I'm not a child abuser'

Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings looks on from the sideline on September 7, 2014 in St. Louis, MissouriMinneapolis (AFP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reinstated on Monday by the NFL team, declared he was not a child abuser despite charges of injuring his four-year-old son with blows from a switch.



George Clooney to get prize for humanitarian work

George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin at an event in Florence, Italy on September 7, 2014Los Angeles (AFP) - Hollywood megastar George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes for his work on screen and off, the organization said.



Ukraine to ratify EU pact, offer rebels self-rule

Ukrainian servicemen sit atop of an armoured personnel carrier during a patrol in Donetsk region, on September 15, 2014Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine is set to ratify a disputed EU agreement and offer limited self-rule to parts of the separatist east as it moves to turn the page on the bloodiest chapter of its post-Soviet history.





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