AirAsia search focuses on fuselage

AirAsia flight QZ8501 was en route from Surabaya to Singapore on December 28 when it crashed into the Java Sea killing all the 162 people on board.

EU condemns renewed terrorist attacks in Nigeria

Baga was recently seized by the terrorist sect Boko Haram.

Nigeria abstains from voting as UN blocks action on Palestinian statehood

Nigeria had earlier voiced support for the Palestinian cause.

AirAsia plane: 40 bodies recovered from sea

The AirAsia plane was carrying 162 people on board.

U.S. approves new Ebola testing procedure

Roche Holding AG on Monday said U.S. health regulators have approved its Ebola test for emergency use in response to the world’s worst outbreak of the disease in West Africa. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA, approved Roche’s LightMix Ebola Zaire rRT-PCR test for use on patients with signs and symptoms of Ebola Zaire […]

Avian Influenza: 4 dead in Libya‎

WHO has been informed about the deaths.

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.

God’s message of peace stronger than darkness, corruption, Pope Francis says at Christmas

In his homily, Francis, wearing white vestments, said Christmas is a time to remember that God’s message of peace “is stronger than darkness and corruption”

Baghdad’s embattled Christian community worshiped defiantly at Christmas Eve mass

Iraq’s Christians once numbered about 1.5 million.

Former U.S. President Bush hospitalised with breathing difficulties

The former US president has been taken to a hospital in Houston, Texas.

Pakistan to hang convicted militants in wake of school massacre

135 school children and 12 others were killed by Taliban gunmen.

Over 20,000 braziers recalled in Japan due to injury fears

There have been no reports of injuries from the defect.

HIV outbreak in Cambodian village sparks investigation

Officials have alleged that a local health care worker used the same syringe on many people.

Pakistan mourns victims of savage school massacre

141 Pakistanis, mostly children, were murdered by the Taliban insurgents.

China is world’s worst jailer of the press; global tally second worst on record

CPJ annual prison census

Death toll from Indonesia landslide rises to 61

47 people were still missing four days after the disaster, police said.

126 dead as Taliban militants take hundreds hostage at Pakistani military school

Taliban claims responsibility for the attack.

China bans national anthem at weddings

China’s national anthem is “March of the Volunteers,’’ with lyrics by poet Tian Han.

UN Chief appoints new envoy for Ebola

Mr. Ahmed will work with the government of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to fight Ebola.

More than 15 million children affected by violence in 2014, says UNICEF

Tens of thousands of children have been forcibly recruited or abused by armed groups.

ICC drops Crimes Against Humanity charge against Kenya President

Mr. Kenyatta was charged for his alleged role in the post-election that engulfed his country in 2007

North Korea bans naming children after leader

The order is aimed at protecting the authority of the leader.

Iraq says woman detained in Lebanon not ISIS leader’s wife

Security officials in Lebanon said on Tuesday that the Lebanese army had detained a wife and daughter of the ISIS leader.

France to recognise Palestinian State if peace talks fail

The French parliament is debating the recognition.

Pope Francis joins Islamic cleric to pray in Mosque

A similar act by his predecessor Pope Benedict in 2006 drew criticism from conservative Catholics.

Ebola: UN says the identification of patient contacts for daily monitoring in progress

Mali, previously free from Ebola, has been re-infected to become the latest country to register Ebola cases.