US President Barack Obama has arrived in Australia to join other world leaders at the G20 summit in Brisbane.
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President Barack Obama has said that Ebola "will be defeated" but added that the world had to "stay vigilant" and be led by scientific knowledge rather than fear.
He emphasised that only two people had contracted the disease on US soil, and that both have now recovered.
He said US volunteers who go to West Africa should be "applauded, thanked and supported".
US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the Americans working to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, noting that their work is "starting to have an impact".
He said he had spoken to some of the workers at the forefront of the effort who reported "some progress in Liberia".
"We don't want to discourage our healthcare workers from going to the frontline," he said, adding that the US "needs to provide support" for them when they return.
He said that Americans are "doing God's work over there" and that they must be "applauded".
President Obama has described the situation in Ottawa as "tragic" after an attack left a soldier dead.
Mr Obama said: "Just two days ago a soldier was killed in an attack...we now know a young man was killed today.
"We don't yet have all the information on what motivated the shooting, if this was the work of a broader network or plan or an individual that chose to take these actions."
He added: "I've very familiar with that area and I'm reminded of how warmly I was received and I'm obviously very shaken by it."
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US President Barack Obama has revealed he recently had his credit card declined at a New York restaurant.
According to NBC News, Mr Obama recounted the incident while signing an executive order to protect consumers from fraud.
"It turned out, I guess, I don't use it enough to so they thought there was some fraud going on," Mr Obama said.
The president's meal was still paid for without any emergency action, thanks to the First Lady.
"Fortunately, Michelle had (her card)," Mr Obama explained.
President Barack Obama has been briefed by US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) director Tom Frieden and senior members of his administration about the second case of Ebola in Dallas.
Obama stressed that "lessons learned" from the CDC's investigation should be shared with hospitals and healthcare workers across the country, the White House said.
President Obama has demanded immediate action to ensure that hospitals and health workers follow the correct protocol when dealing with potential Ebola cases.
It follows confirmation that a female health worker who treated a male Ebola patient in Dallas, Texas has contracted the virus.
ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports: