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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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Britons warned against travelling to Ebola-hit countries

British people have been warned against travelling to countries affected by the outbreak of Ebola unless absolutely necessary.

As air companies including British Airways suspend flights to parts of West Africa, the Foreign Office said people should avoid going to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia unless they are involved in the response to the epidemic.

Officials warned increasing restrictions on travel may mean people who do visit the countries could find it difficult to leave.

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