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Dr. Craig Spencer treated Ebola patients while working for the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres in Guinea

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New York doctor Craig Spencer, who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa, has tested positive for the virus. Dr. Craig Spencer, who treated...

More than 4,800 people have died of Ebola since March 2014

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Mali has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the country. The Malian government said a two-year-old girl had tested positive for the haemorrhagic virus....

Boko Haram militants have reportedly abducted dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa state

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Boko Haram militants have reportedly abducted dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria's north-eastern Adamawa state. The abductions have not been confirmed...

Dominic Adesanya was attacked by dogs after jumping the White House fence

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White House intruder Dominic Adesanya was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security breach at the president's official residence. Dominic Adesanya, 23,...

The NHTSA has expanded a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has expanded a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million. The NHTSA warned that...

Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments in 2015

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Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7% increase in their monthly payments in 2015, the US government announced on October 22. It's...

Several shots have been fired inside and outside the Canadian parliament in Ottawa, leaving one soldier wounded

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Several shots have been fired inside and outside the Canadian parliament in Ottawa, leaving one soldier wounded. A gunman fired at the National War Memorial...

Jodi Arias is back in court for her sentencing retrial in Travis Alexander murder case

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Jodi Arias is back in court for her sentencing retrial in Travis Alexander murder case. As he delivered his opening statement, prosecutor Juan Martinez displayed...

Paul Cantlie recorded a video message from his hospital bed earlier urging ISIS militants to release John Cantlie

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Paul Cantlie, the father of British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by militant group Islamic State (ISIS), has died, his family have...

South Korea has taken down a tower used to construct a Christmas tree at the border with North Korea

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South Korea has taken down a tower used to construct a Christmas tree at the border with North Korea. The ritual, in which the 60ft...

Ben Bradlee played a key role in the Watergate scandal that toppled President Richard Nixon

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Washington Post former editor Ben Bradlee, who played a key role in the Watergate scandal that toppled President Richard Nixon, has died aged 93. According...

Jeffrey Fowle entered North Korea on April 29 and was detained in early June as he was leaving the country

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American citizen Jeffrey Fowle has been released by the North Korean authorities, US officials say. Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was one of three US citizens detained...

Oscar Pistorius has begun jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

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Oscar Pistorius has begun jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The South African Paralympic champion was driven to Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison where...

Kate Middleton has made her first public appearance since announcing her second pregnancy, joining Prince William to welcome the president of Singapore

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Kate Middleton has made her first public appearance since announcing her second pregnancy, joining Prince William to welcome the president of Singapore in the...

Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed were sentenced to seven years in jail in Egypt

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Cairo’s Court of Cassation has set the appeals hearing of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists for January 1, 2015, says Mohamed Fahmy's family. Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed...

Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi-Kani, a former acting prime minister and interior minister in the 80s, had been in a coma since June

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The head of Iran’s chief clerical body, Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi-Kani, has died at the age of 83. Iran’s clerical body is in charged with choosing...

Criminal negligence caused the plane crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport that resulted in the death of Total CEO Christophe de Margerie

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Criminal negligence caused the plane crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport that resulted in the death of Total CEO Christophe de Margerie, Russian investigators...

Hannah Graham’s abductor Jesse Leroy Matthew was also indicted on charges of attempted capital murder in Fairfax County

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Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., the man suspected in the disappearance of Hannah Graham, has been charged with abducting and raping another woman in 2005. Jesse...

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

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Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling in court in...

Christophe de Margerie had been chief executive of Europe's third largest oil company since 2007

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Total CEO Christophe de Margerie has died in an air crash in Moscow. Christophe de Margerie’s corporate jet collided with a snow plough and then...

China's economic growth has reached its slowest pace since the global financial crisis

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China's economic growth has reached its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures. China’s GDP rose...

Monica Lewinsky joined Twitter on October 20, quickly earning thousands of followers

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Monica Lewinsky joined Twitter on October 20, quickly earning thousands of followers. The 41-year-old former White House intern tweeted: "#HereWeGo." Monica Lewinsky’s Twitter profile brands...

Michelle Knight said she has been able to forgive kidnapper Ariel Castro and find peace in her life

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In a recent interview, Michelle Knight said she has been able to forgive kidnapper Ariel Castro and find peace in her life. Michelle Knight, 33,...

Seven female bodies have been recovered in Indiana as suspect Darren Vann confessed to a recent murder and led authorities to more

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Seven female bodies have been recovered in Indiana as suspect Darren Vann confessed to a recent murder and led authorities to more. Darren Vann, 43,...

Lufthansa pilots strike has triggered the cancelation of 1,511 flights

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A new Lufthansa pilots strike has triggered the cancelation of 1,511 flights over October 20 and October 21. The strike was initially aimed at mostly...