Cameron calls on EU to double Ebola funding

David Cameron has called for EU leaders to double their funding in the fight against Ebola to £800 million.

It comes after one of the doctors who discovered the virus, Professor Peter Piot, said the rest of Europe was not doing enough to tackle the epidemic.

Downing Street said the current total contribution from the EU was just £400 million.

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Liberia 'suspends all football activity' as Ebola spreads

Liberia has suspended all football activity in an effort to prevent the spreading the deadly Ebola virus, it has been reported.

Liberian Football Association President Musa Hassan Bility told the BBC that all football activity had been indefinitely suspended to protect players and fans as there was "a risk of infection because football is a contact sport".

Mr Bility said the association had written to football governing body Fifa, asking it to call off two visits to Liberia planned for August and September.

Children play football at Paynesville, DuPort Road area, in Monrovia. Credit: Reuters

Ebola, which spreads through contact with an infected person's bodily fluids, is believed to have killed 672 people in West Africa.

A major regional airliner Asky has suspended flights to and from Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the growing concern over the spread of the virus.

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