A volcano erupted Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed, officials said.
PTI and PAT leaders Friday met the Army Chief Raheel Sharif to find a solution to end the on-going political crisis. The protests launched by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri began over the issue of the resignation of Nawaz Sharif.
The FIBA decision comes ahead of the Saturday start of FIBA Basketball World Cup amid an outcry over an incident involving two Sikh players who were told by referees to remove their turbans if they were to play in FIBA's Asia Cup.
As the United States continued to pound ISIS positions in Iraq, President Barack Obama on Thursday said he had not decided yet on launching military action in Syria.
Syrian armed groups, some of whom are linked to al-Qaeda, captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights on Thursday and surrounded 81 others, the UN said.
Libya's toothless interim government, led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, announced late on Thursday it had tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created.
At least 25 miners were trapped in a gold mine in Nicaragua's far north on Thursday after a collapse, a government-backed news website and other media reported, adding that rescue efforts would continue through the night.
The Pakistani Taliban abducted Ajmal Khan, vice-chancellor of Islamia College University Peshawar, the capital of northwestern troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in September 2010.
The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having 'outright lied' about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.
Pakistani police on Thursday finally registered a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz, key cabinet members and senior officials for their role in the killing of 14 supporters of Tahir-ul Qadri in Lahore, meeting a major demand of the fiery cleric.
A 33-year-old Indian-American woman, accused of neglect in the death of a newborn whose body was found in a restaurant trash bin, has also been charged with foeticide in the US.
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.