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Sierra Leone under 3-day national lockdown to curb Ebola

Sierra Leone under 3-day national lockdown to curb Ebola

Desperate to halt the spread of Ebola, Sierra Leone has instituted a three-day nationwide "lockdown" that some health officials worry could worsen the epidemic.
Gabrielle Levy
Nazi death camp gas chambers discovered

Nazi death camp gas chambers discovered

Archeologists have found the location of the gas chambers at Sobibor, a World War II death camp in occupied Poland.
Ed Adamczyk
Catalonia and Spain closely watch Scotland's independence referendum

Catalonia and Spain closely watch Scotland's independence referendum

As the world watches Scotland's independence referendum, perhaps nowhere outside the U.K. has more at stake in the results than the Catalonia region of Spain.
Matt Bradwell
A new Scottish currency? Try Canadian Tire money

A new Scottish currency? Try Canadian Tire money

If Scotland becomes an independent country Thursday, it will need a distinct new currency, and Canadian Tire money has been suggested.
Ed Adamczyk
Islamic State captures 16 Kurdish towns

Islamic State captures 16 Kurdish towns

Islamic State forces captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria, in the Kobani region near the border of Turkey, Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
Rebel rocket attack kills 10 in Ukraine

Rebel rocket attack kills 10 in Ukraine

Despite a ceasefire, 10 civilians were killed when pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine fired rockets into the village of Nyzhnya Krynka, near Donestsk.
Ed Adamczyk
2 skeletons discovered holding hands after 700 years

2 skeletons discovered holding hands after 700 years

Two skeletons were found holding hands after being excavated from a lost chapel in the small English village of Hallaton.
Aileen Graef
China blocks CNN, BBC over reports on hacking group

China blocks CNN, BBC over reports on hacking group

Authorities in China have blocked broadcasts from the BBC and CNN over reports of a military-run group of hackers inside a Shanghai compound.
Gabrielle Levy
U.N.: Syrian food program needs more funding

U.N.: Syrian food program needs more funding

The United Nations' World Food Program said Thursday additional funding is needed to keep food rations for over six million Syrians from being cut.
Ed Adamczyk
Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence

Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski called for a rule change Thursday in the United Nations Security Council to override Russian vetoes.
Ed Adamczyk
Ukraine's President Poroshenko addresses joint session of U.S. Congress

Ukraine's President Poroshenko addresses joint session of U.S. Congress

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived in Washington Thursday, where he delivered an address to a joint session of Congress and asked for lethal aid.
JC Finley
Teenagers could decide the fate of Scotland

Teenagers could decide the fate of Scotland

Scotland's freedom referendum has implications for the world economy, global security and the future of Europe's monarchies -- and it may be decided by teens.
Matt Bradwell
Syria continues air attacks in Damascus suburbs

Syria continues air attacks in Damascus suburbs

Syrian warplanes continued their week-long attack on rebel positions near the capital of Damascus, concentrating on the rebel-held city of Douma.
Ed Adamczyk
India, China sign trade deals

India, China sign trade deals

Leaders of the world's two most populous countries, China and India, have signed 14 agreements thus far in their summit meeting in New Delhi.
Ed Adamczyk
Ukraine's parliamentary speaker calls for bolstering armed forces

Ukraine's parliamentary speaker calls for bolstering armed forces

In the face of continuing Russian aggression toward Ukraine, parliamentary speaker Oleksandr Turchynov called for the strengthening of Ukraine's armed forces.
JC Finley
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrives in U.S.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrives in U.S.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived in Washington Thursday for a series of meetings with U.S. officials.
JC Finley
Iranian nuclear talks to resume in New York

Iranian nuclear talks to resume in New York

The latest round of Iranian nuclear negotiations is scheduled to begin Friday with a plenary session at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
JC Finley
Scottish referendum: Who says 'yes' and who says 'no'

Scottish referendum: Who says 'yes' and who says 'no'

The debate over Scotland's independence has polarized Scots and the world alike, with many Scottish and English celebrities voicing varying opinions.
Matt Bradwell
Boko Haram suspected in deadly attack on Nigerian teachers college

Boko Haram suspected in deadly attack on Nigerian teachers college

Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a college in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 35 others.
JC Finley
Australia disrupts possible public beheading terror plot; 15 arrested

Australia disrupts possible public beheading terror plot; 15 arrested

Australian authorities have arrested 15 people suspected of planning a public beheading at the direction of a senior member of the Islamic State terror group.
JC Finley
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