International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said on Tuesday the world was "losing the battle" to contain Ebola and called for a global biological disaster response to get aid and personnel to west Africa.
Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.
A reported comment by President Vladimir Putin that Russia could capture Ukraine's capital Kiev within two weeks was taken out of context, Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Kremlin foreign policy aide as saying on Tuesday.
Pakistan's lawmakers held an emergency session Tuesday over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.
Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said he will neither resign nor go on leave, even as anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri continue to mount pressure on him to step down.
Police on Monday included 'terrorism andblasphemy' charges in the FIR registered against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz and senior officials for their alleged role in the killing of 14 supporters of fiery cleric Tahirul Qadri.
Shrinking water resources across the world will mean that its supply may resemble the market for oil and minerals, according to water experts at the University of Leicester.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of “direct and undisguised aggression” which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev’s forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists.
Iran’s president urged the country’s clerics to be more tolerant of the internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.
Scrambling to meet the security and political challenges posted by British jihadists who travel to Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday announced new measures to stop them from returning to the country.
A Chinese man in his thirties who wants to adopt a well-educated woman to be his mother is offering $162,000 to the right candidate. The applicants should be at least 57 years old, well-educated, with no history of drug use.
Moscow and Kiev representatives will meet in Minsk Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for statehood to be discussed for the restive east of the former Soviet state.
Hundreds of anti-government protestors stormed the headquarters of state-owned Pakistan Television on Monday, forcing the channel briefly off air, as fresh clashes erupted and the army gave the government an ultimatum to end the impasse soon. I will neither resign, nor go on leave, says Pak PM
Special prayers offered by devotees at Pashupatinath Temple have witnessed a remarkable increase since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit earlier this month.
At least 37 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday.