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An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, mooting "the beginning of the end" of the killer West African outbreak. The world is "on the verge of an effective Ebola vaccine," the World Health Organization (WHO) said, hailing the results from the first efficacy test of the VSV-ZEBOV vaccine among people living in a high-danger zone. "This is an extremely promising development," added WHO chief Margaret Chan.
England beat Australia by eight wickets to win the third Test at Edgbaston on Friday with more than two days to spare as they took a 2-1 lead in the five-match Ashes series. England, set a target of 121 to win on the third day, finished on 124 for two after lunch. This victory represented a remarkable turnaround from England's 405-run defeat in the second Test at Lord's, which followed their 169-run win over Australia in the first Test in Cardiff.