The hatchet-wielding man who attacked several police officers in Queens was described by police officials on Friday as a "self-radicalized" Muslim convert who was inspired by terrorist groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida, but who most likely acted alone and on his own initiative.
Three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, increasing the number of new cases in the country to a record 220, the WHO said on Friday as countries across the globe observed World Polio Day to raise awareness about the crippling disease.
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.
The hatchet-wielding man who wounded two New York City police officers, critically injuring one, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam who is believed to have acted alone in what police on Friday called a terrorist attack.
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.