Nigeria abstains from voting as UN blocks action on Palestinian statehood
Nigeria had earlier voiced support for the Palestinian cause.
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 […]
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.
China is world’s worst jailer of the press; global tally second worst on record
CPJ annual prison census
126 dead as Taliban militants take hundreds hostage at Pakistani military school
Taliban claims responsibility for the attack.
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
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.