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WBR: Ebola clinical drug trials to start 13 Nov 14

November 13th, 2014

Episode 83 of 893 episodes

The medical charity, MSF, says it will host clinical trials of new Ebola treatments in West Africa. We speak to Dr Peter Horby, from Oxford University, who is leading one of the trials. Oil firm Royal Dutch Shell was aware of pipeline problems years before a major oil spill in Nigeria, according to court documents seen by the BBC. Amazon seeks experts to develop a drone-based delivery service in the UK, but can it legally get off the ground? We speak to Airbus, one of the firms behind comet lander Philae, and we have a special report on a $40bn project to protect Jakarta from flooding, which has faced opposition from environmental campaigners and local fishing groups.

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