Business Balla - Curated Business News http://www.businessballa.com/latest_stories en Nigerian parliament approves $1 bn loan to fight Boko Haram http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170262/nigerian-parliament-approves-1-bn-loan-fight-boko-haram Lagos, Oct 23 (IANS) The Nigerian House of Representatives Wednesday approved President Goodluck Jonathan's request to borrow not more than one billion dollars to tackle the security challenges...]]> Health/Medicine Portugal News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:54:07 +0000 ians 170262 at http://www.businessballa.com Kenya to train 30,000 health workers on Ebola http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170259/kenya-train-30000-health-workers-ebola Nairobi, Oct 23 (IANS) Kenya has plans to train 30,000 health workers on Ebola screening, prevention, control and case management, the health ministry said Wednesday. The training is being...]]> Health/Medicine Kenya News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:14:04 +0000 ians 170259 at http://www.businessballa.com Germany pledges additional five mn euros to fight Ebola http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170250/germany-pledges-additional-five-mn-euros-fight-ebola Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany Wednesday said it would provide over five million euros ($6 million) in additional funds to promote Ebola research. "We urgently need reliable diagnostic and...]]> Health/Medicine Germany News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:56:06 +0000 ians 170250 at http://www.businessballa.com Indian-origin student named America's Top Young Scientist http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170246/indian-origin-student-named-americas-top-young-scientist Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Sahil Doshi, a 14-year-old Indian-American student has won the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his innovative, eco-friendly battery design that...]]> Science/Tech Education Diaspora United States News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:48:05 +0000 ians 170246 at http://www.businessballa.com Clashes between locals, Ebola team in Sierra Leone, curfew imposed http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170227/clashes-between-locals-ebola-team-sierra-leone-curfew-imposed Freetown, Oct 22 (IANS) A mid-day curfew was imposed in the city of Kono in eastern Sierra Leone after two people were killed in a conflict between local residents and an Ebola team which tried to...]]> Defence/Security Health/Medicine Sierra Leone News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:30:07 +0000 ians 170227 at http://www.businessballa.com Indians in Gambia contribute to fight against Ebola (Lead, superseding earlier story) http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170217/indians-gambia-contribute-fight-against-ebola-lead-superseding-earlier-story Dakar (Senegal), Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian community in the West African nation of Gambia, has provided 865,000 dalasis ($20,567) to that country's government to boost preparatory strategy against...]]> El Salvador Health/Medicine Diaspora News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:58:06 +0000 ians 170217 at http://www.businessballa.com Nepal ministries monitor 'third worst airport' http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170214/nepal-ministries-monitor-third-worst-airport Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) Five Nepalese ministries Wednesday decided to monitor the country's only international airport after it was ranked as the world's third worst airport by a famous travel...]]> Business/Economy Indo-Pak/Pakistan Nepal News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:44:11 +0000 ians 170214 at http://www.businessballa.com Indians in Gambia contribute to Ebola fight http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170189/indians-gambia-contribute-ebola-fight Dakar (Senegal), Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian community in neighbouring Gambia, one of the three countries in West Africa afflicted by the deadly Ebola virus, has provided 865,000 dalasis ($20,567...]]> El Salvador Health/Medicine Diaspora News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:22:07 +0000 ians 170189 at http://www.businessballa.com Cuba to move UN for lifting of US embargo http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170188/cuba-move-un-lifting-us-embargo New York, Oct 22 (IANS) The Cuban government will submit a draft resolution to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Oct 28 to end an economic, financial and trade embargo the US has imposed on it. The...]]> Business/Economy Diplomacy United States News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:20:05 +0000 ians 170188 at http://www.businessballa.com Togo is free from Ebola, asserts PM http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170176/togo-free-ebola-asserts-pm Cairo, Oct 22 (IANS) Togolese Prime Minister Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu has asserted that his country is free from Ebola disease, saying that all preventive measures have been taken on borders, airports...]]> Health/Medicine Egypt News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:54:04 +0000 ians 170176 at http://www.businessballa.com Former Washington Post editor Benjamin Bradlee dead http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170174/former-washington-post-editor-benjamin-bradlee-dead Washington, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) Benjamin Bradlee, the man who turned The Washington Post into a global name and made history with the paper's coverage of the "Watergate" scandal, died at his home in...]]> MEDIA United States News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:32:06 +0000 ians 170174 at http://www.businessballa.com Father of British hostage John Cantlie dies http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170173/father-british-hostage-john-cantlie-dies London, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) The father of British hostage John Cantlie, who has been held captive by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria since 2012, has died days after recording a video...]]> Defence/Security MEDIA Terrorism United Kingdom News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:28:04 +0000 ians 170173 at http://www.businessballa.com US ready to cooperate with Cuba in Ebola fight http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170165/us-ready-cooperate-cuba-ebola-fight Washington, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) The US is ready to cooperate with Cuba in the international fight against Ebola in West Africa, a spokesperson for the US State Department confirmed to Spanish news...]]> Health/Medicine Diplomacy United States News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:28:03 +0000 ians 170165 at http://www.businessballa.com When Ethiopians joined hands with Indians to celebrate Diwali http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170162/when-ethiopians-joined-hands-indians-celebrate-diwali Addis Ababa, Oct 22 (IANS) This year in Ethiopia, the celebration of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, started early in a unique way with many new participants, both Indian and Ethiopian....]]> Ethiopia Lifestyle/Fashion Features Diaspora News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:10:42 +0000 ians 170162 at http://www.businessballa.com OPEC daily basket price closes lower http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170159/opec-daily-basket-price-closes-lower Vienna, Oct 22 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $82.09 a barrel Tuesday compared to $82.37 Monday, the OPEC Secretariat...]]> Business/Economy United States News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:58:08 +0000 ians 170159 at http://www.businessballa.com Marital woes can make you fat http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170158/marital-woes-can-make-you-fat New York, Oct 22 (IANS) If you have a history of depression, picking up fights with your better half could increase the risk of obesity by altering how the body processes high-fat foods, says a new...]]> Health/Medicine Lifestyle/Fashion Science/Tech United States News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:54:09 +0000 ians 170158 at http://www.businessballa.com Cosmic rays threaten manned missions to Mars http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170142/cosmic-rays-threaten-manned-missions-mars Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Cosmic rays have created radiation hazards in space that potentially threaten future deep-space astronaut missions, said researchers. Due to a highly abnormal solar...]]> Science/Tech Technology United States News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:34:09 +0000 ians 170142 at http://www.businessballa.com US panel to probe Twitter study http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170138/us-panel-probe-twitter-study Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US House Science Committee has announced a probe into an ambitious study by the Indiana University to collect and analyse 'social pollution' that is spreading on...]]> Business/Economy Science/Tech Technology United States News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:12:03 +0000 ians 170138 at http://www.businessballa.com Spanish nurse cured of Ebola http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170100/spanish-nurse-cured-ebola Madrid, Oct 21 (Xinhua) Spanish nursing auxiliary Teresa Romero was pronounced cured of the Ebola virus disease according to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines after the results of a second...]]> Health/Medicine Madrid News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:38:05 +0000 ians 170100 at http://www.businessballa.com Clinical trials of Ebola vaccine start Nov 1 in Switzerland http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170096/clinical-trials-ebola-vaccine-start-nov-1-switzerland Geneva, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced Tuesday that it will begin clinical trials Nov 1 in Switzerland of one of the two anti-Ebola vaccines currently under...]]> Health/Medicine United Arab Emirates News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:56:04 +0000 ians 170096 at http://www.businessballa.com Colombia to launch world's first floating gas liquefaction plant http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170095/colombia-launch-worlds-first-floating-gas-liquefaction-plant Bogota, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) The world's first floating gas liquefaction plant is due to begin operating next year off the coast of northern Colombia under a pact between Canada-based Pacific Rubiales...]]> Business/Economy Colombia Technology News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:50:05 +0000 ians 170095 at http://www.businessballa.com Paralysed man walks again after pioneering cell therapy http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170093/paralysed-man-walks-again-after-pioneering-cell-therapy London, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) A paralysed man has been able to walk again after therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord, the BBC reported Tuesday....]]> Health/Medicine Science/Tech United Kingdom News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:32:06 +0000 ians 170093 at http://www.businessballa.com Non-smokers face major health risks in smoking homes http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170068/non-smokers-face-major-health-risks-smoking-homes London, Oct 21 (IANS) Living with smokers is as bad as living in smoke-free homes in heavily polluted cities such as Beijing or London, researchers said. Moving to a smoke-free home could have...]]> Health/Medicine Lifestyle/Fashion Science/Tech United Kingdom News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:10:05 +0000 ians 170068 at http://www.businessballa.com Finally Nepal, India sign power trade agreement http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170067/finally-nepal-india-sign-power-trade-agreement Kathmandu, Oct 21 (IANS) Nepal and India here Tuesday formally signed a landmark power trade agreement (PTA), allowing exchange of electricity, which is expected to open up new vistas of...]]> Business/Economy Indo-Pak/Pakistan Nepal Diplomacy News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:06:05 +0000 ians 170067 at http://www.businessballa.com Depressed people, too, believe in brighter future http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170065/depressed-people-too-believe-brighter-future Toronto, Oct 21 (IANS) Like most adults, even depressed people believe in a brighter future, but for them this optimistic belief may not lead to better outcomes, found a research. Middle-aged...]]> Lifestyle/Fashion Science/Tech Canada News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:52:04 +0000 ians 170065 at http://www.businessballa.com