FREETOWN, (Reuters) - The doctor leading Sierra Leone’s fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus yesterday, the country’s chief medical officer said .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The United States accused Venezuela yesterday of using economic pressure, including a reported threat to close an oil refinery, to apply pressure on the Netherlands not to extradite an official whom Washington wants on drugs charges .
GAZA/JERUSALEM, (Reuters) - Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets yesterday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist guerrillas in the enclave .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Senator Patrick Leahy introduced legislation yesterday to ban the U .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the “Godfather of Soul” in the new biopic “Get On Up .
MOSCOW, (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin risks becoming an international pariah over the Ukraine crisis but the Russian president is battening down the hatches for the gathering economic and political storm .
NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) - Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof unexpectedly arrived in New York yesterday to join last-minute debt negotiations with “holdout” investors in a bid to avert a default .
BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The European Union and the United States yesterday announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defence sectors in the strongest international action yet over Moscow’s support for rebels in eastern Ukraine .
NEW YORK, (Reuters) - The former chief operating officer of the Dominican Republic’s main counter-drug agency pleaded guilty yesterday to U .
BEIJING, (Reuters) - Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday .
KABUL, (Reuters) - President Hamid Karzai's powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed today in a suicide bomb attack at his home, the governor's office in the southern province of Kandahar said .
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned yesterday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid .
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi police found 15 corpses yesterday, including three women shot in the head, in a bloody start to the holiday ending the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, security sources said .
KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a trade show and a petrol station in northern Nigeria’s biggest city of Kano yesterday, killing one other person and injuring at least six others, police and a military source said .
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A UN Security Council committee yesterday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms, including two MiG-21 jet fighters, under thousands of tonnes of sugar .
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents have opened an office in northern Syria where single women and widows can register to marry fighters from the radical al Qaeda offshoot, a monitoring group said yesterday .
GAZA/JERUSALEM, (Reuters) - Fighting subsided in Gaza yesterday after Hamas Islamist militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce and U .
YAOUNDE, (Reuters) - Nigerian Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister and killed at least three people yesterday in a cross-border attack involving more than 200 assailants in the northern town of Kolofata, Cameroon officials said .
DONETSK, Ukraine, (Reuters) - Fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed further complicated an investigation yesterday as Europe and the United States prepared economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict .
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya yesterday, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli .
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Police were guarding an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone yesterday, the day after thousands marched on the clinic following allegations by a former nurse the deadly virus was invented to conceal “cannibalistic rituals” there, a regional police chief said .
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for remaining silent about incidents deemed anti-Muslim in the past week, underscoring fears that his Hindu nationalist followers will upset religious relations in the multi-faith nation .
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s security cabinet approved extending the humanitarian ceasefire begun early yesterday until midnight local time (2100 GMT) today, an Israeli government official said .
SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) - Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week .
NEW DELHI/GENEVA, (Reuters) - India threatened yesterday to block a worldwide reform of custom rules, which some estimates say could add $1 trillion to the global economy and create 21 million jobs, prompting a U .
BRUSSELS, (Reuters) - The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behaviour in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector .
GAZA/JERUSALEM, (Reuters) - Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a U .
ALGIERS/BAMAKO, (Reuters) - Authorities said yesterday they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - U .
GAZA/JERUSALEM, (Reuters) - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U .
BAGHDAD, (Reuters) - A shooting and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad killed 52 prisoners and nine policemen yesterday, Ministry of Justice sources said, as politicians faced pressure to form a power-sharing government that can tackle a Sunni insurgency .
(Reuters) - An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said yesterday .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - U .
WARSAW, (Reuters) - The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled yesterday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington’s closest allies, to break its long silence about the global programme for detaining al Qaeda suspects .
ALGIERS (Reuters) - An Air Algerie flight crashed today en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said .
BAGHDAD, (Reuters) - A shooting and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad killed 52 prisoners and nine policemen today, Ministry of Justice sources said, as politicians faced pressure to form a power-sharing government that can tackle a Sunni insurgency .
GAZA/JERUSALEM, (Reuters) - Gaza fighting raged yesterday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U .