Saturday, September 20, 2014
Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Boko Haram militants are in charge of at least 25 towns and
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is “taking the lead now” on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rescue workers have pulled three more bodies from a collapsed guesthouse at a megachurch in Nigeria's financial capital Lagos, raising the death toll to 45, emergency services said on Monday.
An Egyptian court Monday ordered the release on bail of Alaa Abdel Fattah, a top activist of the revolt against ex-president Hosni Mubarak, at his retrial in a case where he had been sentenced to 15 years.
Monday, September 15, 2014
A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country said.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola fever has now killed more than 2,400 people, the U.N. said on Friday, as Cuba pledged the largest foreign medical team deployed so far in the west African health crisis.
Friday, September 12, 2014
In a lengthy verdict phase climaxing Oscar Pistorius' trial, the judge said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility he'll be convicted of culpable homicide.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
World Health Organization (WHO) staff battling an Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone are working in larger quarters and no longer live with people from other agencies, after a scientist with the U.N. group was infected with the dreaded disease last month, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.