Brazil's Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva its presidential candidate Wednesday, reshaping the political landscape after her late running mate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash last week.
The US has said that it does not support any extra-constitutional changes in Pakistan, where deadlock continues between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two key opposition figures seeking his resignation over allegations of corruption and election rigging.
A friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of removing evidence from Tsarnaev's dormitory room, has agreed to plead guilty to charges of obstructing the investigation into the blasts, his attorney said on Wednesday.
The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed "grave concern" at the resumption of hostilities in Gaza between Israel and Palestinians and called upon the parties to resume negotiations to urgently reach a "sustainable and lasting ceasefire."
Thursday August 21, 2014, Monrovia, Liberia
Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350.
After week-long protests, rallies, threats and picketing at the political heart of Islamabad, Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or PTI, finally came to the table with government negotiators to resolve the crisis that threatens Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's 14-month-old government.
Afghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into his reporting, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday.
Twenty-four hours after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan stormed Islamabad's political heart - the Red Zone - at the head of 30,000 protesters, his team started talks with the government to end the impasse. Earlier, the other leader of the protest, populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, was engaged by negotiators from the government and the opposition.