Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking on Thursday after the army lost a key town to separatists, said the situation in the conflict zone in the east was 'extraordinarily difficult... but controllable', Interfax news agency reported.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
Ukraine and the West said Thursday that Russian troops were actively involved in the fighting tearing apart the east of the country, raising fears of a direct military confrontation between Kiev and its former Soviet master.
Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said the medic died on August 22 after treating a patient who had contact with the Liberian-American man who brought the virus to Nigeria, and who died in a Lagos hospital on July 25.
Separatists, backed by Russian soldiers, have entered the town of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine, a pro-government militia fighter said on Thursday.
Islamic State fighters have executed 'dozens' of Syrian soldiers fleeing Tabqa military airport in the north, a monitor said Thursday, with the jihadists boasting on Twitter they had killed 200 troops.
The death toll from the Ebola outbreak tearing through West Africa has passed the 1,500 mark while the number of cases has soared past 3,000, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
Japanese health officials said on Thursday that three young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in the country in nearly 70 years.
The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea's ferry disaster on Thursday abandoned a hunger strike aimed at forcing lawmakers to set up a full independent inquiry.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there was no quick fix to what the WHO has called an "unprecedented" outbreak of Ebola. A total of 1,427 people have died since the start of the year.
Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision? He was barreling toward strikes last summer when he announced he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers.
A Thai court on Thursday dismissed charges of murder and abuse of power against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy over a bloody crackdown on opposition protests in 2010.
Wilson Raj Perumal, who claims he influenced top-tier games including those at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the Atlanta Olympics in 1994, said there was little guilt involved in being a match-fixer.
Shirley Sotloff's plea came as a UN commission accused IS of committing crimes against humanity and US President Barack Obama weighs options for targeting the extremists' stronghold in Syria.
Australia said on Thursday the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after new information suggested it 'may have turned south' earlier than thought.