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Hong Kong protesters issue threat

Hong Kong protesters issue threat

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters have threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns by the end of the day.

Ebola patient 'sent home from ER'

Ebola patient 'sent home from ER'

The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the US initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said.

Karadzic closes war crimes defence

Karadzic closes war crimes defence

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has insisted that United Nations prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war, and accused them of putting the entire Serb people on trial.

Doubts remain over army shootings

Doubts remain over army shootings

An official probe is continuing after a Mexican army patrol escaped practically unharmed from a gunfight that left 22 suspected criminals dead in a grain warehouse.

Ukraine rebels in airport advance

Ukraine rebels in airport advance

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have advanced on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides discuss a troop pullout.
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Beheading case death penalty sought

Beheading case death penalty sought

US prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food processing plant.
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Wreck identified as Franklin's ship

Wreck identified as Franklin's ship

A wreck uncovered in the Arctic last month has been identified as HMS Erebus, the ship British Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin is believed to have been on when it vanished along with another vessel 170 years ago, Canada's prime minister has announced.
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Japan volcano death toll hits 47

Japan volcano death toll hits 47

More bodies have been found near the ash-covered summit of a Japanese volcano as searches resumed amid concern of toxic gas and another eruption.
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France faces hefty spending cuts

France faces hefty spending cuts

France's Socialist government has detailed a 21 billion euro (£16.3 billion) cost-cutting plan, the biggest in the country's modern history, saying it will focus on trimming welfare benefits.
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Chief quits over White House lapses

Chief quits over White House lapses

US Secret Service director Julia Pierson has resigned in the face of multiple revelations about bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe.
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