The African Union plans to launch an Ebola fund and disease control centre, officials said today, as aid agency Oxfam warned leaders needed to keep their promises to boost healthcare systems on the continent.
Wednesday January 28, 2015, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Amid controversy, the Saudi Arabian embassy in the US denied media reports that the country's state television had blurred out America's First Lady Michelle Obama as her husband US president Barack Obama met new Saudi King Salman.
The 43 Mexican students who disappeared four months ago were murdered on the orders of a drug cartel who mistook them for members of a rival gang, the government said on Tuesday, finally confirming the deaths of the students who were also trainee teachers.
Hopes faded on Wednesday of finding 92 victims still missing from an AirAsia plane crash as Indonesian search and rescue authorities said the remaining bodies could have been swept away or lost on the seabed.
Three more Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 15 wounded in fighting with Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine's eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said on Wednesday.
Teachers in northwest Pakistan are being given firearms training and will be allowed to take guns into the classroom in a bid to strengthen security following a Taliban massacre at a school last month.