Chad said it believed Nigeria's secret deal with Boko Haram Islamists to free over 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls would go ahead despite the breakdown of a truce, and revealed the key to the agreement was a prisoner swap.
A man who brazenly attacked a group of police officers with a hatchet on a busy street described himself as a Muslim convert and ranted online against America, but he had no clear ties to international terrorism, police said on Friday.
The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, Muslim leaders said on Friday.
At least 60 militants have been killed while over 100 others have surrendered to security forces during the last eight days of the military operation to flush out terrorists in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region, the army said today.
British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Friday he would not pay an "unacceptable" bill for 2.1 billion euros ($2.6 billion) that the European Union had unexpectedly demanded from London by December 1.
China today launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth to test technologies to be used in the country's first lunar mission, but made an early adjustment in its orbit after the orbiter deviated from the path due to external factors.
A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city.
Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West.
Friday October 24, 2014, Ismailia, Egypt
A car bomb killed at least 25 Egyptian security personnel in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst violence against the state since Islamist President Mursi was overthrown last year.