U.S. expands Ebola screenings at airports, as congress members advocate travel ban

Calls have mounted for a travel ban from West Africa from Members of the US Congress

Female African journalist, 2 others, win 2014 Courage in Journalism Award

All three journalists have faced threat to their lives.

Second Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola

The employee reported a fever on Tuesday and was immediately isolated.

Israel condemns Britain’s vote to back Palestinian statehood

Israel says the international recognition was sending a troubling message to the Palestinian leadership.

Israel/Gaza air strike

UN urges parties to address root cause of Gaza conflict

“I do not want my successors or yours to make conferences such as this a ritual.”

Malala wins Nobel Peace Prize

Indian child rights campaigner, Kailash Satyarthi, was named the joint winner.

5 people under observation for Ebola in Spain

None of the five have shown any symptoms of the disease so far.

Ebola: Another UN staff tests positive – Official

“An earlier probable case resulted in the death of a staff member on September 25.”

U.S. Ebola patient, Duncan, dies

Mr. Duncan died early Wednesday

World leaders urge Egypt to release Al Jazeera staff

Many world leaders show support for Al Jazeera staff to be freed as the TV network marks UNGA with viral campaign for #FreeAJstaff.

Afghan President, Karzai, signs death warrants of five Kabul rapists

The five had been sentenced to death in swift trials earlier this month.

Ebola patients receiving treatment

Cuba sends 461 doctors, nurses to help fight Ebola in West Africa

The Ebola virus has killed at least 2,500 people in West Africa.

UN Scribe Appoints Special Envoy For Ebola

The UN will convene high level meeting on response to the outbreak of Ebola.

India reaches Mars on maiden attempt

India is the fourth nation to reach Mars.

40 Malaysian victims in Ukraine air crash identified

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There were 298 people aboard flight MH17 when it crashed in Ukraine.

U.S. wants citizens in Uganda to stay home

The U.S. advised it citizens in Uganda to stay at home or proceed to a safe location.

Barack Obama

Obama outlines strategy to defeat ISIS

“Our objective is clear: We will degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained air strikes strategy.”

Nigerian Govt warns embassies over fraudulent visa agents

The government threatens to send security agents after errant embassies

Paedophile Priest: Pope accepts retirement of culpable cardinal

Sean Brady would be replaced by his 52-year-old deputy, Monsignor Eamon Martin.

Afghan court sentences 7 men to death for rape

The case sparked national outrage

Israel/Gaza air strike

Gaza: After journalist killings, potential violations must be investigated

On July 9, a driver for the local agency Media 24, Hamid Shihab, was killed when his car marked as press was hit by an Israeli strike.

Aljazeera journalists appeal Egypt ruling

A date for the hearing has not yet been set.

Ebola: American doctor treated with Zmapp recovers, discharged from hospital

Mr. Brantly was treated with experimental drug, Zmapp.

CPJ: New York Times reporter barred from leaving Afghanistan

CPJ says denying journalists freedom of movement is nothing more than a form of intimidation at a time Afghanistan needs independent reporting

One shot as U.S. protesters defy curfew over killing of black teenager

Police fired tear gas and arrested seven people for defying the curfew