Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report. Only 27 of the cases have occurred outside the three worst-hit countries, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Those three countries account for all but 10 of the fatalities. Mali became the latest nation to record More...

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Vietnam tycoon arrested for ‘fraud’

One of Vietnam’s richest business tycoons has been arrested on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say. Ha Van Tham, a former chairman of the private Ocean Bank, was taken into custody in Hanoi on Friday, More...

Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai

Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai

Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed at least 30 soldiers. The measures will begin on Saturday at 03:00 GMT “for [a] duration More...

Mali Ebola victim travelled while contagious

Mali Ebola victim travelled while contagious

Mali’s first Ebola victim, a two-year-old girl, has died of the disease amid an alert she travelled across the country by bus while contagious. The World Health Organisation on Friday said the two-year-old More...

Iran hangs woman despite condemnation

Iran hangs woman despite condemnation

Iran has executed a 26-year-old woman convicted for killing a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her. Reyhaneh Jabbari was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of More...

Hong Kong protest leaders to hold street vote

Hong Kong protest leaders to hold street vote

Hong Kong protesters plan to hold a straw poll on government proposals they rejected earlier in the week as their street campaign pushing for free elections for the Chinese-controlled city enters its fifth week. With More...

Uruguayan vote rests on a knife-edge

Uruguayan vote rests on a knife-edge

The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalisation of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday’s election to replace him More...

Kurdish fighters regain ground in Kobane

Kurdish fighters regain ground in Kobane

Kurdish fighters have retaken a hill near Kobane from ISIL fighters that could prove essential if further supply airdrops are made by the US and its allies. The hill to the west of the town was retaken overnight More...

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