Amesh A. Adalja

Pittsburgh Ebola expert in demand all over the world

Amesh Adalja has become the go-to expert for international media to talk about Ebola.

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State sets Ebola monitoring protocol

The Allegheny Department of Health will be responsible to monitor travelers from West Africa who arrive here for signs of Ebola infection

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Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs

Iraq officials say Islamic State militants are using chlorine gas as a weapon there, and Syrian officials say the extremists also have been

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World briefs: Two attacks in Egypt kill more than 30

Plus: Rights chief faults Mexico; EU hikes Britain’s fees; Dominique Strauss-Kahn business partner dies; Ex-Hong Kong leader speaks.

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China's Communist leaders vow legal reform — under party authority

China pledges legal reforms to allow judges more independence from local officials’ interference, but the party still rules, and the

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 burial team in protective gear buries a person suspected to have died of Ebola Oct. 18 in Monrovia, Liberia.

Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia

Half of Liberian capital’s treatment beds lie empty because the government ordered that all victims’ bodies be cremated, a violation of the

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World briefs / U.S.: Jihadi oil revenues declining

Plus: EU greenhouse gas accord; abductions in Nigeria;13 killed in Pakistan raids; Japan Cabinet scandals; N. Korea Ebola curbs.

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 A man is led away by police today near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper and wife, Laureen, were laying flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Police say a gunman fatally shot reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill Wednesday.

Canada's prime minister vows tighter security after Parliament attack

Police arrested a man at gunpoint just steps from the prime minister as Mr. Harper and his wife were laying a wreath.

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 The Canadian flag flies at half staff on top of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today.

Mother of shooting suspect in Canada says she cries for victims, not son

In a brief and tear-filled telephone call Thursday, Susan Bibeau said she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack.

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 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, third from right, and New York Gov. Andrew Coumo, second from right, lead a news conference at Bellevue Hospital to discuss Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday.

New York physician tests positive for Ebola

A physician with Doctors without Borders who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.

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 Police surround Parliament Hill in Ottawa Wednesday after at least one gunman killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial and then ran into parliament.

Parliament’s lax security at main entry drawing criticism

Canada’s governmental security is questioned in wake of Wednesday’s shootings at the national war memorial and inside Parliament building.

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Canada probes possible suspect in Ottawa shooting

Two U.S. officials said U.S. agencies have been advised that the shooter was a Canadian convert to Islam.

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Ebola survivors turn caregivers, testing their immunity

As an Ebola survivor, Amie Subah believes that she is now immune.

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It's official: the U.S. drug war in Afghanistan is a $7.6 billion failure

The U.S. government wasted $7.6 billion on an ill-conceived drug war in Afghanistan that was doomed to failure from the start.

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Iraqi Kurds send fighters to Syria

Kurds in Iraq authorize their militia, the peshmerga, to deploy to help fellow Kurds in Syria fight the Islamic State militants.

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N. Korea says Kim ordered release of detained American

North Korea says its leader, Kim Jong Un, personally ordered the release of American Jeffrey E. Fowle.

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World briefs: Palestinian driver kills Israeli baby

Plus: 2 Israeli soldiers wounded; Terror charge holds woman; Congolese surgeon honored; Protesters set fire; Christmas tower removed.

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 Witnesses said the soldier posted at the National War Memorial, identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, was gunned down.

Attack stuns Canada; prime minister resolute

The attack came two days after a recent convert to Islam killed one soldier and injured another in a hit-and-run before being shot to death.

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 In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American who was detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea.

North Korean detainee lands back home in Ohio

Jeffrey Fowle arrived in North Korea on April 29 and was arrested in May for leaving a Bible at the nightclub.

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 TV crews of different channels gather near the gates to Vnukovo 3 business airport outside Moscow, Russia. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed Monday when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. Total "confirms with deep regret and sadness" that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane crash at the Moscow airport, the company said in a press release dated Tuesday, Oct. 21, and posted on its website.

French oil firm’s CEO killed as plane hits snowplow

History might record him as a shuttle diplomat, who criticized Western sanctions against Russia.

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N. Korea sets 1 American free

U.S officials declined to give details on the release of American detainee Jeffrey Fowle.

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 Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment Oct. 16 during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.

U.S. expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

Obama administration implements new screening process for travelers arriving to the U.S from West Africa.

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 In this 2008 file photo, former Blackwater Worldwide security guards, Paul Slough, right and Nick Slatten leave federal court in Salt Lake City. A jury Wednesday returned guilty verdicts for Mr. Slough, Mr. Slatten and two other former Blackwater guards charged in Iraq shootings.

Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

The men claimed self-defense, but prosecutors argued they had shown “grave indifference” to the carnage their actions would cause.

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World briefs: Islamic State seizes cache of weapons

Plus: Ukraine, Russia end talks; Soldier killer shot in chase; Nurse overcomes Ebola; Cleric ends protest

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 South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius stands as his sentence is delivered this morning at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend

The double-amputee Olympic athlete has been convicted of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Turkey bolsters efforts to aid Kurds

Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, to cross its border with Syria to help fight militants from the Islamic State.

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Islamic State traps Yazidis again

Besieged fighters from the minority Yazidi sect pleaded for U.S.-led airstrikes to save them.

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AbbVie, Shire to end $52 billion inversion deal

AbbVie pulled its support for the deal in the wake of proposed changes to U.S. rules governing such transactions.

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Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago.

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World briefs: Two women leave Japan PM’s Cabinet

Plus: Jewish settlement; Ukraine, rebels clash; Indonesian president;

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 T.J. Doyle is the medical director at the State-MED communications center at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Pittsburgh service advises airlines on health crises like Ebola

Airlines internationally consult with UPMC’s STAT-MD to treat ill patients during flights or divert the flight for medical emergencies.

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 A typical housing development in Markham has homes packed close together with small lawns, because land is at such a premium

An Asian magnet suburb is Canada's most diverse city

Ethnic Chinese residents comprise 40 percent of the population in Markham, Ontario.

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 A Nigerian health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, in August.

WHO says Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

Nigeria's containment of the lethal disease is a "spectacular success story," WHO Country Director Rui Gama Vaz says.

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 Pope Francis waves in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Sunday after he celebrated the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI and a mass for the closing of a two-week synod on family issues.

Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI died in 1978 after shepherding the church through a period of internal overhaul amid an era of social and political change.

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Friction abounds at Jerusalem’s holiest site

Clashes have flared repeatedly in the past few weeks as increasing numbers of Jews have visited the sacred area during the Jewish holidays.

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U.S. airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed weeks of coalition airstrikes in and near the town on the Turkish border.

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Elections bolster India’s PM Modi

The optimism follows on the heels of Mr. Modi’s Saturday move to scrap controls on diesel prices and increase natural gas tariffs.

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World Briefs: Sides remain far apart in Hong Kong

PLUS: Russia balks in talks; China eyes changes; Catalans call for elections;

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 Deepak Gupta, head of the Applied Research and Innovation Centre at Centennial College in Ontario, says from his experience, the American immigration system works better for professionals like him.​

Indian immigrant says Canadian system better than U.S. for professionals

A chemical engineer with experience living in the U.S. and Canada gives high marks to Canada's immigration laws.

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 A youthful group of pedestrians crosses the corner of Yonge and Dundas streets in Toronto. Nearly a third of the region's residents are under 20, compared with 22 percent in Pittsburgh.

Toronto: 'most multicultural city in the world'

Pittsburgh has a foreign-born population of just 4 percent, while nearly half of the Toronto area’s residents were born in another country.

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Obama opposes Africa travel ban

President Barack Obama said Saturday that Americans “can’t give in to hysteria or fear” about the spread of the virus.

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No consensus at Vatican as synod ends

Catholic synod of bishops watered down the warm and welcoming language about gays and divorced coupled that appeared ina preliminary report.

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Iraqi parliament approves defense, interior ministers

Iraqi parliament approves defense, interior ministers as part of a unity government to help tackle Islamic insurgents.

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Fighting intensifies in besieged Kurdish town

U.S.-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday.

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World briefs: Violent clashes in Hong Kong

PLUS: Rare rhino dead in Kenya; Hurricane hits Bermuda; Militants attack in Nigeria.

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 Jian Ghomeshi has become a celebrity in Canada as the host of Q, an interview program on the arts and public issues. But his identity has been strongly shaped by being a first-generation Iranian immigrant, he says.

Canada's 'Q' host Jian Ghomeshi speaks of life as an immigrant

Radio host Jian Ghomeshi, whose heritage is Iranian, is an immigrant who was born in England and arrived in Canada at age 7 in the mid-’70s.

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Hong Kong protesters defy police

Police used pepper spray and batons as they sought to disperse demonstrators who stormed across barricades.

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 Alleged missing girls abducted in Nigeria are shown in this image released by the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group in May. Nigerian government officials announced Friday that more than 200 girls will be released by the group.

Schoolgirls to be released, Nigeria says

Nigeria said it agreed a cease-fire with Boko Haram militants, but some doubt the government announcement.

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U.N. paper says WHO failed in Ebola response

In a draft document, the World Health Organization blamed factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.

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World Briefs: Hurricane batters Bermuda

PLUS: Putin pressures on gas; dozens killed in Baghdad; deadly S. Korea accident.

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