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US Ebola patient 'remains in a serious condition'

A US Ebola patient remains in a serious condition at a Dallas hospital, health officials told Reuters. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in a statement:

The doctors on the medical staff and nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas continue to provide compassionate, quality care to the patient who tested positive for Ebola Virus Disease. As of this morning, the patient's condition is serious.

– Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Hong Kong leader 'will not resign' despite protests

Hong Kong's Chief Executive warned of "serious consequences" if students stormed government buildings, after protesters called for his resignation.

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung Credit: APTN

CY Leung told a press conference that he would appoint Chief Secretary Carrie Lam to discuss the issue of constitutional reform with the protesters.

Mr Leung said he would not resign, adding that he would continue to do the work on Hong Kong's electoral reform.

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Hong Kong officials to meet with student protesters

Hong Kong leader C Y Leung has announced government officials will meet with student protesters to discuss demands. In a press conference, Mr Leung said:

Up to three hours ago the Hong Kong authorities have agreed to a meeting with the Chief Secretary representing the Hong Kong government to discuss the constitutional development.

– C Y Leung

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Payday lenders 'have been missing affordability checks'

Wonga's admission that it lent to people who could not afford repayments is a "symptom of a wider problem" in the payday loans industry, the Citizens Advice Bureau has said.

Rachael Badger told ITV News said the CAB had been hearing that many companies were not properly checking whether customers could afford repayments.

UK will 'sustain its efforts in tackling Ebola'

The UK has agreed to increase its efforts in tackling Ebola, the Foreign Secretary announced in a conference.

Following the conference, Philip Hammond said in a statement:

The UK is leading and coordinating the response [over Ebola], but we need international help and today we have made significant progress in securing it. We've had some concrete pledges here today from a number of countries which range from financial support to airlift capability and health care personnel.

It is clear this is the start of the process and not the end. The fight against Ebola will be won over the course of months, so we need to sustain our effort.

– Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
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