DAKAR, Senegal - More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released on Oct. 25 by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.
Jaylen Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school's homecoming court just one week ago.
A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said.
The Picasso Museum in Paris reopened on Saturday, Oct. 25 after a five-year closure for a costly renovation with President Francois Hollande urging crisis-hit France to draw inspiration from the Spanish painter.
One factor that influences a country's development is its income. The U.N. used gross national income in its calculation of the Human Development Index to reflect the standard of living in a country. In the most developed countries, gross income per capita is generally quite high.
The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday, Oct. 25.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election (Oct. 26) to replace him but victory is far from assured.
The governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday, Oct. 24 ordered quarantines for all people entering the country through two area airports if they had direct contact with Ebola patients in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
LONDON - World stocks dipped on Oct. 24, as European bank stress test results due at the weekend and New York City's first case of Ebola prompted investors to lock in profits after the best week for shares in well over a year.
TOKYO - U.S. stock futures tumbled while safe-haven assets such as the yen and U.S. bonds gained on Oct. 24 after a doctor who returned to New York City from West Africa tested positive for Ebola.
A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea became the first person in the city to test positive for the virus on Oct. 23, setting off a search for anyone who might have come into contact with him.
OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada on Oct. 23 after a gunman killed a soldier and rampaged through parliament before being shot dead.
A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his brain injury in a skiing accident says the F1 champion has made "some progress".
Canada's prime minister says that his country "will never be intimidated" following attacks this week in Ottawa and near Montreal that have killed two soldiers.
BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Germany is sending a mission to northern Iraq to examine whether its military, and possibly other European nations, can expand the training of Kurdish forces battling jihadists there, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Thursday.
Microsoft has warned about a new, unpatched software vulnerability affecting almost all Windows machines, which is remarkably similar to a flaw used in recent cyberattacks on the Ukrainian government.
The European economy is not out of the danger zone, European Central Bank Executive Board member Yves Mersch said, calling for further financial integration to overcome remaining impediments to growth.
FRANKFURT - Daimler AG's third-quarter operating profit rose 67 percent, driven by a one-off gain from the sale of a joint venture stake to Rolls-Royce and surging demand for luxury cars, it said on Oct. 23.
European Union leaders face heated negotiations today on a deal to toughen emission-reduction policies in the next decade and boost the security of energy supplies amid a natural-gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine.