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Number of Ebola cases nears 16,000 as Sierra Leone loses ground - WHO

The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported...

Second night of Ferguson-area protests sees 58 arrested

Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.

Russia vows support for Syria's Assad to combat 'terrorism'

Russia said on Wednesday it would support President Bashar al‑Assad to combat "terrorism" in the Middle East, indicating there was no new...

Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site

HONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro‑democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one...

India girl dies after being set on fire for resisting molestation

A teenage girl has died in northern India one week after a gang of men set her on fire as punishment...

Japan's new whaling plan will prove hunt is science - negotiator

A two‑thirds cut in Japan's Antarctic whaling quota announced this month should be enough to...

Juncker unveils massive EU investment plan

European Commission chief Jean‑Claude Juncker was set to unveil an eagerly awaited 300-billion‑euro investment plan in European Parliament on...

Song swooning over presidential couple goes viral in China

Christmas appears to have come early for China's ruling Communist party after a video literally singing the praises of President Xi Jinping and his...

Egypt reopens Gaza crossing

Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Wednesday for the first time since its closure in late October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said. The crossing, which is the only...