The Obama administration is preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to combat the Ebola crisis that has overwhelmed local health care systems and drawn appeals for help from the region and aid organizations.
There was a mood of optimism tinged with apprehension at Suva's eerily quiet central market Tuesday ahead of the first election for eight years in Fiji - a South Pacific island nation with a history of coups.
The US House of Representatives will begin debating legislation on Tuesday to give President Barack Obama approval for arming and training rebels who oppose both Islamic State militants and Syria's government.
With Scotland's independence referendum apparently too close to call, Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday used his final speech to Scots before Thursday's vote to warn that there would be no turning back from a "painful divorce" from Britain.
Tuesday September 16, 2014, Cape Canaveral
NASA won't meet a congressionally ordered goal to find 90 percent of nearby and potentially dangerous asteroids larger than 460 feet (140 metres) in diameter, the agency's Inspector General said on Monday.