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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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African athletes miss Olympic sports over Ebola fears

Athletes from the Ebola-affected region of West Africa from will be prohibited from participating in certain events at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said.

There is no known cure for Ebola. Credit: PA

Athletes from the region will not be allowed to compete in combat sports or in the swimming pool as it is impossible to rule out the risk of potential infection, the IOC and the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee said in a joint statement.

The Youth Olympic Games begin this weekend.

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