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Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to west Africa by the middle of next year, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the killer virus were reported in New York and Mali.

Turks and Caicos sign green energy agreement

Turks and Caicos is the latest territory to join the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge, committing to making the transition from fossil-fuel dependency to 100% renewable energy.

'Let me survive this' says fugitive cop-killer lookalike

Pity James Tully who has the misfortune of resembling Eric Frein, the object of a massive manhunt following the ambush shooting of two police officers six weeks ago, and who lives in Canadensis, Pa., the epicenter of the search.

Bee Lawns: The little change which could save a species Special

A new trend in ‘bee lawns’ has seen lawn maintenance flipped on its head in a bid to preserve the population of the struggling insect.

Mother of undercover policeman's child gets £425,000 award

A UK police force will pay compensation of £425,000 ($682,000) to a woman who became pregnant to an undercover police officer and subsequently gave birth.

Six 'militants' killed ahead of key Tunisia polls

A raid by Tunisian security forces on an armed group near the capital Friday left six suspected militants dead, including five women, fanning tensions days ahead of a landmark election.

Pro-Russian mood lingers in ex-rebel city as Ukraine vote looms

In the war-scarred city of Slavyansk in east Ukraine few people are looking to the future with hope as they gear up for a parliamentary poll this Sunday.

EU boosts Ebola aid for west Africa to 1.0 billion euros

European Union leaders agreed Friday to boost aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa to one billion euros ($1.26 billion), EU president Herman Van Rompuy said."EU will increase financial help to 1.

Man with 'Islamic extremist leanings' attacks NY police

The man who attacked New York City police officers with a hatchet before being shot dead was reported to have Islamic "extremist leanings" police and a monitoring group said.

Israel police on alert after Jerusalem clashes

Israel deployed police in force in Jerusalem Friday for weekly Muslim prayers and restricted access to a flashpoint mosque, after a deadly attack by a Palestinian sent tensions soaring.

Sweden calls off search for mystery subs

Sweden called off a massive hunt Friday for at least one mystery foreign submarine in its waters that had worrying echoes of Cold War stand-offs, after calling the incursion "unacceptable".

Hong Kong protesters to hold street vote

Hong Kong's democracy activists are planning a street vote to gauge protesters' views on conciliatory offers from the government, as the city's former leader on Friday called on them to clear the streets.

Australian doctors transplant 'dead' hearts in surgical breakthrough

Australian surgeons said Friday they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in what they said was a world first that could change the way organs are donated.

The Torrid Zone: A new global dynamic

A conference titled “The Future of Tropical Economies” was recently held in Cairns, Australia and focused on the quality of life for those residing within the Torrid Zone.

Turkey to allow Syria rebels to reinforce Kobane

Hundreds of Syrian rebels are to reinforce Kurdish fighters defending the border town of Kobane, neighbouring Turkey said Friday, as Washington voiced confidence its fall to jihadists could be averted.

Women, children caught in deadly firefight near Tunis

Women and children were caught up in a police siege near the Tunisian capital Friday, with "terrorists" killing one officer in a firefight, ahead of elections that have sparked fears of jihadist attacks.

China launches first mission to moon and back

China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite.

Grace shakes up Mugabe succession battle

Zimbabwe's ruling party could be heading for a devastating split as bickering between rival factions jostling to succeed ageing ruler Robert Mugabe escalates ahead of a key congress.

Botswana votes as ruling party faces invigorated opposition

Polls opened Friday in Botswana's general elections where the ruling party faces a stern test against an invigorated opposition in a country known as one of Africa's most stable democracies.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked General Haftar's Libyan coup complete

General Khalifa Haftar often called a "renegade" now has the support of the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tobruk. His coup has been successful.

Mountaintop removal now linked to over 60,000 new cancers

Almost 1.2 million people live in the Appalachia region of the Eastern United States. The region is best known for the mountaintop removal mining (MTR) that is carried out by coal companies to extract the fossil fuel needed to meet our coal demands. .

New York confirms first Ebola case

New York confirmed the first case of Ebola in the largest city in the United States as the EU dramatically ramped up aid Friday to contain the killer epidemic ravaging west Africa.The EU announcement of one billion euros ($1.

British police pay £425,000 to mother of spy's child

British police are to pay compensation to woman who had a child with a man she did not know was an undercover agent, the Guardian and BBC reported.

Islamic State among world's richest militant groups: US

The Islamic State has fast become one of the world's wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said.

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

US-led air strikes in Syria were reported Thursday to have killed more than 500 jihadists in a month as Kurdish fighters readied to reinforce the embattled border town of Kobane.

EU leaders seal landmark 2030 climate deal

European Union leaders agreed Friday what they hailed as the world's most ambitious climate change targets for 2030, paving the way for a new UN-backed global treaty next year.

Staffordshire dog Ziggy shot through head with crossbow bolt

A two-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier named Ziggy was found wandering in woodland with a 20-inch crossbow bolt passing through the side of his head, barely missing his skull, left brain and the delicate structures of his orbital cavity.

Plant science aims to help with world hunger

Three leading scientists have said that basic plant science and its application to agriculture, emphasizing can help to deal with global food demands.

Proud Canada hails stalwart Sergeant-at-Arms

As Canada came to terms with finding itself in the firing line of militant Islamists it turned for reassurance to a 58-year-old former Mountie formerly best known for carrying a golden mace.

Canada shooter planned to go to Syria: police

The shooter who rampaged through Canada's parliament was in Ottawa applying for a passport to travel to war-torn Syria and there was no connection to an attack earlier this week, the federal police commissioner said Thursday.

Brazilian president's alter ego chases votes online

Dishing out advice to Beyonce and chatting about reality TV, Dilma Rousseff's flippant online alter-ego is worlds apart from the actual Brazilian president's image as a stern task-master.But with 300,000 Twitter followers and almost 1.

African nations to send 1,000 health workers to Ebola hotspots

African countries on Thursday pledged to send more than 1,000 health workers to Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, where the World Health Organization says the spread of the killer virus "remains of great concern".

'What vote?': Ukrainian refugees in Russia scorn Kiev poll

While much of Ukraine is abuzz with campaigning for Sunday's parliamentary poll, refugees who have fled fighting in the east for Russia say they want nothing to do with the vote. "Ukrainian elections? What elections?

Bank robber who bummed cigarette sentenced to 10 years

A bank robber will spend ten years in prison because of his addiction to cigarettes. A federal judge in Pittsburgh recently sentenced the convicted robber.

Billionaire Soros urges Europe to 'wake up' and save Ukraine

US billionaire investor George Soros warned Thursday that Europe's very existence was being threatened by Russia, in a scathing criticism of the EU's response to the Ukraine crisis.

Canada attacks follow Al-Qaeda, IS instructions to a tee

While they may not have officially been designated as jihadists, two suspected extremists who killed Canadian soldiers in shooting and driving rampages followed instructions issued by Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group to the letter.

France sends police reinforcements to Calais after migrant clashes

France's interior minister said Thursday he had dispatched 100 extra police to the northern port of Calais where an influx of illegal migrants trying to get to Britain is causing more and more havoc.

Kosovo foreign minister visits rival Serbia as tensions ease

Kosovo's foreign minister made a landmark visit to Serbia on Thursday, the first since the former Serbian province unilaterally declared independence in 2008 to the fury of Belgrade.

Germany calls for end to Azerbaijan-Armenia bloodshed

Germany's foreign minister Thursday urged an end to the festering conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia amid a fresh international drive for peace.

Canada faces jihadist threat after home-grown attacks

Two young Canadian men who launched deadly attacks in their own homeland were extremists tempted by war in Syria but police have found no evidence of a wider plot, officials said Thursday.

Cyprus president ill, to skip EU summit

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades was hospitalised in Brussels with high blood pressure Thursday and asked Greece's premier to stand in for him at an EU summit, the government said."After prolonged nosebleeds the president...


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