US probes 'stray Syria air drop'

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.

Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.

US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.

UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.

DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.

Infant bodies found in Canada locker

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

The bodies of up to four infants "of a very young age" have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, say police.

Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

US $7bn fails to stop opium growth

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

US counter-narcotics efforts costing $7.6bn fail to stop production of opium poppies in Afghanistan reaching an all-time high, a new report says.

North Korea frees detained US man

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say.

US Marine held for Philippine murder

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines is moved to a Philippine army base, but fails to attend an initial hearing.

Canada seized car killer's passport

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car, killing one of them, had had his passport seized by police for suspected terror ties.

Designer Oscar de la Renta mourned

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

The Dominican Republic declares Wednesday an official day of mourning for Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has died at 82.

Rapper: Australian flag linked with racism

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Australian hip hop artist 360 provoked a fierce debate when he said he associated his country's national flag with bigotry.

Man vs. Subway

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

How racing the tube became a worldwide trend.

Ebola, race and fear

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Are portrayals of the Ebola as a "black" disease fueling existing Western racism - or are claims of prejudice distracting from efforts to control the outbreak?

VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

VIDEO: Pistorius: The unanswered questions

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

VIDEO: Ukraine separatists shun elections

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

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VIDEO: Doctor on sister's Ebola death

Posted on Tuesday October 21, 2014

Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.