Saturday October 25, 2014, New York/Washington
New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday.
Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said on Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.
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.