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13 whales die after stranding on a beach in County Donegal, Ireland

Almost all members of a pod of 13 whales which live-stranded on a beach in Co Donegal yesterday have died despite the best efforts of locals to save them.

A spokesperson for the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) told breakingnews.ie that nine of the animals had passed away and been buried, and the remaining four were expected to expire in the coming hours.

“It’s obviously a sad occasion but the best thing to do at this point is to leave them alone and let nature take its course,” NPSW ranger Emmet Johnson said, advising curious onlookers to stay away from the beach.

“Council officials have buried the dead whales, and all will be buried in time.”

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Deadly Ebola virus spreading, say WHO officials

Ebola Virus

The World Health Organization, also known as WHO, is reporting 50 new cases of the Ebola virus today.  
 

In all, the disease has triggered 500 deaths since February in the three West African nations of Sierre Leone, Liberia and Guinea. 

 
A WHO spokesperson said education is the key to preventing more Ebola deaths.  
 
“There is still a lot of resistance from the population to cooperate with health workers. They are still not willing to report to health clinics to get treatment,” says WHO spokesperson Fadela Chalib.
 
Ebola is a highly contagious virus that begins with a sudden fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat.  
It is first transmitted from wild animals to humans, and if it is not treated, it can spread quickly from person to person, just by contact.