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Irish court fines Italian for 'sick' Ebola joke

31 October 2014, 20:58

An Irish court ordered an Italian man arrested at Dublin airport after "a sick joke" about Ebola during a flight to pay a 2,500-euro ($3,126) fine for charity.

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Terminally ill woman delays planned suicide

31 October 2014, 19:00

A young American woman with terminal cancer who triggered shock and controversy when she said she would kill herself on 1 November now says she may wait a little longer.

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Fire breaks out at iconic French radio building

31 October 2014, 16:07

A fire broke out on the seventh floor of the "Maison de la radio" ("Radio house"), a vast circular building in Paris housing several media operations.

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Man slashes 3 schoolchildren in China

31 October 2014, 13:54

Man slashes 3 schoolchildren, killing 1, in southeastern China, official says.

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China executes man who killed toddler in parking row

31 October 2014, 12:15

A Chinese man who killed a two-year-old girl after a row with her mother over a parking space has been executed.

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Zoo lets people tickle a lion's tummy

31 October 2014, 09:34

Dare ya, double dare ya, to tickle a lion's belly. Or touch his menacing claws.

Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life

31 October 2014, 09:34

For Thomas Eric Duncan's fiancée, life after Ebola comes with challenges.

First lawsuit filed in Malaysia over MH370

31 October 2014, 08:25

A Malaysian family has sued the government and beleaguered national carrier for negligence in the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370, in what is believed to be the first lawsuit filed over the disaster.

Flu or Ebola? US hospitals prepare for confusing season

31 October 2014, 07:05

After weeks of Ebola panic, false alarms and quibbles over quarantine in the United States, health authorities are bracing for a new battle: flu season.

Disney character "Tigger" caught having sex in public

30 October 2014, 22:10

A three-year-old girl has been left shocked after she witnessed Disney character, "Tigger" having sex in a public bathroom while her mother changed her in the baby facility.

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

30 October 2014, 20:13

Ordering firm restrictions for US troops returning from West Africa, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines - longer than required for many civilian health care workers.

Africans in New York complain of Ebola stigma

30 October 2014, 18:21

Members of the west African community in New York complained that their children were being bullied at school and businesses were losing money because of hysteria over Ebola.

Hawaii lava flow is slow, gentle yet unrelenting

30 October 2014, 15:03

Hawaii lava flow is slow, gentle yet unrelenting as it edges close to town's road and homes.

Israel PM orders 'significant' increase in Jerusalem police

30 October 2014, 14:03

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered a "significant increase" in police deployments in Jerusalem following an assassination attempt on a Jewish ultranationalist.

Ebola expert says China at risk

30 October 2014, 10:02

Ebola expert says Chinese workers in Africa could bring disease home, seeks aid from Japan.

US Ebola fight takes different dimension

30 October 2014, 08:30

In the U.S. battle against Ebola, quarantine rules depend on your zip zode.

Girl auctions self to find "Mr Right"

29 October 2014, 22:02

A 27-year-old woman has auctioned herself on eBay in order to find a boyfriend after having several failed relationships

U.S. nurse fights Maine quarantine over Ebola fears

29 October 2014, 20:07

Kaci Hickox, a U.S. nurse who has tested negative for Ebola after returning from West Africa.

US soldiers' Ebola quarantine in Italy causes alarm

29 October 2014, 18:04

The decision to put a dozen American soldiers from Liberia into quarantine for Ebola at their base near Venice rather than the US has sparked controversy in Italy.

Israeli leader lashes back at harsh US criticism

29 October 2014, 15:17

Responding to tough US criticism, Israel's Netanyahu says he's targeted for 'defending Israel'.

200 missing in Sri Lanka after mudslide

29 October 2014, 09:57

Around 200 people were reported missing and three confirmed dead after heavy monsoon rains triggered mudslides in central Sri Lanka, disaster officials said.

New Zealanders to vote on changing flag

29 October 2014, 09:57

New Zealand will hold a binding referendum in 2016 on changing the national flag.

Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

29 October 2014, 08:15

With birth rate slumping, Cuba launches nationwide push to increase number of babies.

Obama, Red Cross see progress in Ebola battle

29 October 2014, 08:15

US President Barack Obama and the Red Cross have offered hope that the battle against the deadly West African Ebola outbreak is being won, amid a dramatic drop in bodies collected in Liberia's capital.

Indian thieves tunnel into bank

28 October 2014, 21:59

Burglars tunnelled into a bank in India to steal cash and valuables worth millions of rupees, officials say.

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