World Health Organisation backs the use of experimental Ebola drugs
After intense debate, several medical experts have agreed that it is ethical to test experimental treatments on patients who are suffering from Ebola. The experimental drug, ZMapp, has never been tested on people before however the World Heath Organisation and Doctors Without Borders have backed the drug. Both said the cure is unknown and this could be a potential treatment or prevention. It has recently been tested on two Americans and a Spanish priest. The results were promising for the Americans, but the priest died on Tuesday.
Suicide bomb explodes near Iraq PM’s home
Police sources and local media have reported a suicide bomber has blown himself up at a checkpoint near the home of Iraq’s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi. Reports say there have been no casualties.
Vladimir Putin has promised Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi the delivery of arms, worth billions of dollars, will be sped up. He also invited Cairo to forge free trade ties after a meeting between the two on Tuesday.
Brooklyn Bridge white flag culprits come forward
Two German artists have admitted they replaced the American flag with white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge last month. Berlin-based Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wemke have footage to prove they were the culprits of the stunt that left New York citizens and tourists thinking there had been a severe breach of security. Leinkauf and Wemke insisted that the white flags were to celebrate “the beauty of public space.”
Aussie photographer survives a helicopter crash in Iraq
It was a lucky escape for Australian photographer Adam Ferguson who survived a helicopter crash in Iraq yesterday that killed the pilot and injured most on board. Ferguson was one of many passengers on the overcrowded helicopter that crashed into the ground, leaving debris everywhere. The aircraft was on its way to drop off food and water supplies to thousands of refugees escaping Islamic insurgents. An Iraqi helicopter providing aid to refugees in Sinjar has also crashed, killing the pilot after several people tried to climb aboard.
Top photo of Ebola doctors from EU Humanitarian Aid’s Flickr photostream.