Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147
Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147

The World Health Organisation says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

Antarctic experts gather in Queenstown
Antarctic experts gather in Queenstown

Experts have gathered in Queenstown to discuss Antarctic ice sheets and how a fast-increasing human population may change…

Disabled children found dead in UK
Disabled children found dead in UK

A mother who provided round-the-clock care for her three severely disabled children was last night being questioned on suspicion…

Top 10 stories to read today
Top 10 stories to read today

Here are the top news stories today, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about tomorrow.

World

EU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan

PRAGUE (AP) Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states are gathering…

Judge releases tape of would-be assassin's exam

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford…

Obama: Time is now to resolve trade pact issues

TOKYO (AP) President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation…

Obama says further Russia sanctions are "teed up" in response to Ukraine crisis

TOKYO (AP) Obama says further Russia sanctions are "teed up" in response to Ukraine crisis.

Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

TOKYO (AP) President Barack Obama says new sanctions targeting Russia are, quote, "teed up." But he says the United States…

Magnitude 6.7 quake off British Columbia coast

PORT ALICE, British Columbia (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude…

Obama says Russia isn't abiding by spirit or letter of Geneva agreement on Ukraine

TOKYO (AP) Obama says Russia isn't abiding by spirit or letter of Geneva agreement on Ukraine.

Britain's Prince William bids Australia farewell

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Britain's Prince William bid farewell to Australia on Thursday in the only speech of his national…

Obama calls for peaceful end to island dispute

TOKYO (AP) President Barack Obama says he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China…

China frees Japanese boat after boat owner pays up

BEIJING (AP) A Chinese court on Thursday released a seized Japanese freight ship after owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd…

China to open 8 state industries for investment

BEIJING (AP) China's government says it will open 80 projects in eight state-run industries to private and foreign investors…

UN: 3.5 million Syrians desperately need aid

UNITED NATIONS (AP) Almost 3.5 million civilians in Syria have virtually no access to desperately needed humanitarian aid…

Assault may be key to McCann case

A 10-year-old British girl was sexually assaulted in Praia da Luz in 2005 - possibly by a man who is now a key suspect…

Syria: Assad accused of new gas attacks

Syrian government forces have attacked rebel areas with chlorine gas, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking…

#myNYPD hashtag backfires badly
#myNYPD hashtag backfires badly

The New York Police Department discovered the perils of trying to engage with Twitter to boost its own…

Camilla's brother dies in freak accident

The Duchess of Cornwall is "utterly devastated" after her brother died from a serious head injury sustained in a fall in…

Armenian massacre finally acknowledged

It's 99 years since 1.5 million Armenians were massacred at the hands of Ottoman Turks. For the first time Turkey's PM has…

Debris link to missing jet ruled out

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and…

Study: Binge drinking drop means fewer violent crime injuries

A decline in binge drinking in England and Wales has likely contributed to a significant fall in reported injuries from…

Obama tastes the ultimate sushi in Japan
Obama tastes the ultimate sushi in Japan

US President Barack Obama dined last night at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant - a revered spot with three…

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Space

Most Earth-like planet yet discovered
Most Earth-like planet yet discovered

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected a distant, rocky world that's similar…

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Syria elections set for June 3
Syria elections set for June 3

International skepticism has followed Syria's announcement of a presidential election on June 3.

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