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UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

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.

Pak police file murder case against PM Sharif

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.

Indian-American woman charged with infanticide in US

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.

Ukraine leader, after losses, says situation 'difficult but controllable'

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.

Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000, says UN

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.

Russian troops are ‘directly involved’ in Ukraine conflict

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.

Nigeria confirms Ebola death in oil city of Port Harcourt

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.

'Russians' among rebels advancing in east Ukraine

Separatists, backed by Russian soldiers, have entered the town of Novoazovsk in south-eastern Ukraine, a pro-government militia fighter said on Thursday.

IS executes dozens of captured Syrian soldiers: NGO

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.

Ebola death tops 1,550, with 3,062 cases: WHO

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.

Japan confirms first dengue fever infections in 70 years

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.

S Korea ferry victim's father ends 45-day hunger strike

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.

Fresh warning over Ebola as crisis talks start

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.

On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role

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.

Thai court drops murder charge against ex-PM Abhisit

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.
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