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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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Ebola: Unrest as locals try to leave quarantined area

Police have fired tear gas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd who want to leave a neighbourhood in Monrovia, Liberia which was placed under quarantine because of the Ebola virus.

Liberia is under a nationwide curfew due to the Ebola virus. Credit: Reuters

Liberian authorities introduced a nationwide curfew yesterday and put the neighbourhood, West Point, under quarantine.

The rundown area in the capital has been hit by Ebola, which has killed more than 1,200 people in four West African countries.

Witnesses said there were no injuries as a result of the unrest.

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