Officials are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to clamp down on traditional burials in Sierra Leone, where Ebola is now spreading fastest. The head of the Ebola response has even threatened to jail people who prepare the corpses of their loved ones.
A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they are "infidels" or non-believers.
Sunday December 21, 2014, Washington, DC
United States President Barack Obama has said, in a TV interview set for broadcast on Sunday, that he will do "everything I can" to close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after four Afghan detainees held there were sent home.
The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, US President Barack Obama said as the US decides how to respond to the cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The local branch Al-Qaeda in Pakistan's Peshawar said on Sunday its heart was "bursting with pain" over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces.