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EastEnders Star Rudolph Walker and Football legend Les Ferdinand get behind the Be Clear on Cancer ‘Prostate Cancer’ campaign E-mail

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Monday 20 October, 2014

EastEnders Star Rudolph Walker and Football legend Les Ferdinand get behind the Be Clear on Cancer ‘Prostate Cancer’ campaign

1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime

EastEnders actor Rudolph Walker OBE and former England international footballer and Premier League coach Les Ferdinand MBE, are just two of the high profile names that have joined forces to raise awareness of the increased risk of prostate cancer amongst black men, as part of the ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign.

 
Premier League football clubs kick-off Be Clear on Cancer ‘Blood in Pee’ campaign E-mail

Only 1 in 3 survive bladder or kidney cancer beyond a year if diagnosed at late stage

Four Premier League clubs from across the country have put their rivalry to one side to support Public Health England’s campaign to increase awareness of a key symptom of bladder and kidney cancers – blood in pee. Latest figures reveal that only 1 in 3 people survive bladder or kidney cancer beyond 12 months if diagnosed at a late stage, compared with more than 9 in 10 who survive at least a year if diagnosed at the earliest stage.

 
Ebola crisis: Infections 'slowing in Liberia' E-mail

liberiaThe World Health Organization (WHO) says there has been a decline in the spread of Ebola in Liberia, the country hardest hit in the outbreak.

The WHO's Bruce Aylward said it was confident the response to the virus was now gaining the upper hand.

But he warned against any suggestion that the crisis was over.

He said the new number of cases globally was 13,703 and that the death toll, to be published later on Wednesday, would probably pass 5,000.

'Pet tiger'

The figure of 13,703 is a significant leap on the previous WHO situation report on Saturday, which showed cases rising above 10,000 for the first time - to 10,141.

 
Major hunt for killers of S Africa footballer Senzo Meyiwa E-mail

SENZOSouth African police have launched a major manhunt to find the killers of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa, shot dead by suspected burglars.

They have offered a reward of 250,000 rand (£14,000; $23,000) for information about the attack, which highlights the country's high rates of violent crime.

Meyiwa, 27, was reportedly shot after men entered his girlfriend's house.

President Jacob Zuma led tributes to the goalkeeper, saying "words cannot express the nation's shock".

Police said two men had entered the house in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg, at around 20:00 (18:00 GMT), demanding mobile phones and valuables. A third man remained outside.

 
Nigeria says Boko Haram negotiations are 'ongoing' E-mail

bbogNigeria says it is still holding talks with Boko Haram, two weeks after the government said it had agreed a truce with the Islamist militant group.

A presidential spokesman said he was optimistic that something "concrete and positive" would come out of the talks.

There has been no comment from Boko Haram, and violence in northern Nigeria has continued.

More than 200 schoolgirls are still being held by the group, which has been fighting an insurgency since 2009.

 
Zambian President Sata death: White interim leader appointed E-mail


zambian new presidentZambian Vice-President Guy Scott has been named acting leader following the death of President Michael Sata.

Presidential elections to choose a permanent successor will be held within 90 days, Defence Minister Edgar Lungu said.

Mr Scott, who is of Scottish descent, becomes Africa's first white head of state for many years.

 

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