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A health worker in the United States who provided care for an Ebola patient has tested positive for the disease herself. She was looking after Thomas Duncan who had flown in from Liberia. He died at a hospital in Dallas on Wednesday.
Around 35 people have been killed after three car bombs exploded in a government compound north of Baghdad. Explosions went off in Qara Tappah. Further west, a roadside bomb near Ramadi killed the police chief of Baquba province.
International envoys at a donor conference in Egypt pledged 5.4 billion dollars to rebuild the Gaza Strip after Israel’s recent bombardment of the territory. That’s more than the four billion Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had originally asked for.
Cyclone Hudhud has pummeled a large area of East India. Despite widespread damage, six people have, so far known to have been killed. There is a mass evacuation program.