Ebola death toll nears 8,000 – WHO

The death toll from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has reached 7,905, out of a total 20,206 confirmed, probable and suspected cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The figures ...

Uganda maid admits torturing toddler after secret filming

A maid in Uganda who was secretly filmed beating and kicking a toddler has pleaded guilty to torture. Jolly Tumuhirwe, 22, was charged in court with the torture of a girl of 18 months. A video of the assault caused ...

Sony hacked again, this time the PlayStation Network

Anonymous hackers have claimed responsibility for shutting the online store earlier. Sony has been hit by another hack — the PlayStation Network and store has been targeted and taken offline. Although the ...

Nayele Ametefeh was arrested on 7th trip: Investigations reveal

Investigations have revealed that the Ghanaian lady arrested at Heathrow Airport in Lon­don for carrying 12.5kg of cocaine, travelled to Europe, particularly the United Kingdom, frequent­ly, the last one being her ...

Ebola is at least 16 million years old, says study

Ebola’s first documented outbreak was in 1976. But the Ebola virus family has been around for 16 to 23 million years, says new research. The family of viruses to which Ebola and its lethal relative Marburg belong ...

North Korea accuses US of spreading Ebola and choosing Africa as a bio-weapon testing ground

KCNA called for the US to face a human rights trial North Korea is accusing the US of spreading the Ebola virus, claiming it has been “bent on the development of bio-weapons” in order to achieve world supremacy. ...

HEART OF TURKEY| 1 December 2014 Tuba Unsal: The face of an online generation

Half the population of Turkey is under 30. In such a young society, social media is hugely important. Nikki Bedi tells this story through the work of one person – Tuba Unsal. Tuba is an actress, model and ...

Congo warlord loses ICC appeal

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has rejected an appeal by the Congolese militia leader, Thomas Lubanga, against his conviction for using child soldiers. Prosecutors said boys as young as 11 had ...

Ebola: World Bank lowers 2014 growth for worst-hit nations

The World Bank has revised downwards its 2014 GDP growth projections for the three nations worst hit by the current Ebola outbreak – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. “The Ebola epidemic continues to ...

Baby’s body found buried on Maroubra beach in Sydney

Australian police have urged the mother of a baby found dead and buried in the sand at Sydney’s Maroubra beach to come forward. The body, which was discovered by two young boys, was buried under 30cm (12in) of ...

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