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WHO removes staff from Sierra Leone Ebola center amid infection concerns

WHO removes staff from Sierra Leone Ebola center amid infection concerns

The World Health Organization announced Tuesday it is temporarily withdrawing staff from an Ebola center in Sierra Leone, after a worker became infected.
JC Finley
Nigeria closes school amid Ebola outbreak

Nigeria closes school amid Ebola outbreak

Nigeria delayed the opening of its schools, scheduled for Monday, to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.
Ed Adamczyk
Quake in Iceland stirs fear of volcanic eruption

Quake in Iceland stirs fear of volcanic eruption

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake in Iceland early Wednesday, the latest in a series of quakes, added to concerns a volcanic eruption is imminent.
Ed Adamczyk
Colombia releases notorious hitman 'Popeye'

Colombia releases notorious hitman 'Popeye'

Colombia released Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's top hitman Tuesday after serving 22 years of a 30-year sentence.
Aileen Graef
Syria committing war crimes, U.N. says

Syria committing war crimes, U.N. says

Armies loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad targeted civilians in what a United Nations report, published Wednesday, called crimes against humanity.
Ed Adamczyk
Following talks with Poroshenko, Putin insists Russia has no role in Ukraine cease-fire

Following talks with Poroshenko, Putin insists Russia has no role in Ukraine cease-fire

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met Tuesday in Minsk to discuss the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine.
JC Finley
American journalist returns to U.S. after 2-year captivity in Syria

American journalist returns to U.S. after 2-year captivity in Syria

American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was was held captive by Sunni extremists in Syria for 22 months, has returned to the United States.
JC Finley
Minister to U.N.: Investigate Israel for war crimes in Gaza

Minister to U.N.: Investigate Israel for war crimes in Gaza

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki sent a letter urging foreign governments to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes during the Gaza conflict.
Gabrielle Levy
IMF's Lagarde investigated in French fraud case

IMF's Lagarde investigated in French fraud case

IMF Director Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation for her role in a case from 2008, when she was France's finance minister.
Gabrielle Levy
South Korean president annouces public safety overhaul in wake of ferry accident

South Korean president annouces public safety overhaul in wake of ferry accident

South Korean President Park Geun-hye announced a nationwide safety inspection overhaul on Tuesday aimed at preventing future disasters.
JC Finley
People use bucket challenge to bring attention to poverty and conflict

People use bucket challenge to bring attention to poverty and conflict

People around the world have taken a cue from the ALS fundraiser to bring attention to the conflict in Gaza, poverty and a lack of clean water.
Aileen Graef
Dead bodies floating in Burundi lake prompts investigation

Dead bodies floating in Burundi lake prompts investigation

Authorities in Burundi have launched an investigation after recovering seven bodies wrapped in plastic that were floating in Lake Rweru near the Rwandan border.
JC Finley
California man Douglas McCain killed fighting alongside Islamic State in Syria

California man Douglas McCain killed fighting alongside Islamic State in Syria

A 33-year-old American man named Douglas McCain from California allegedly traveled to Syria to fight as a jihadi, where he was killed last weekend.
JC Finley
Doris Lessing leaves books to Zimbabwe library

Doris Lessing leaves books to Zimbabwe library

Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing, who died in November, bequeathed her collection of 3,000 books to the Harare, Zimbabwe, library.
Ed Adamczyk
Gaza open-ended cease-fire begins in Gaza after 50 days of fighting

Gaza open-ended cease-fire begins in Gaza after 50 days of fighting

An indefinite cease-fire between Hamas and Israel went into effect Tuesday after the sides came to an agreement after weeks of halting negotiations.
Gabrielle Levy
Priest accused of sexual abuse loses immunity

Priest accused of sexual abuse loses immunity

Former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, a former Vatican diplomat accused of child sexual abuse, has lost his diplomatic immunity.
Ed Adamczyk
French President Hollande announces new cabinet 24 hours after dissolving government

French President Hollande announces new cabinet 24 hours after dissolving government

French President Francois Hollande announced a new cabinet Tuesday, a day after dissolving the government following ministerial criticism of his leadership.
JC Finley
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant owner liable in suicide, court says

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant owner liable in suicide, court says

A Fukushima, Japan, court ruled Tuesday a power plant owner is liable for a woman's suicide, prompted by the 2011 nuclear plant meltdown.
Ed Adamczyk
Deadly 45-hour standoff at Brazilian prison ends

Deadly 45-hour standoff at Brazilian prison ends

A deadly 45-hour prison riot in the southern Brazilian city of Cascavel has ended after an agreement was reached Tuesday.
JC Finley
Central African Republic forms new transitional government

Central African Republic forms new transitional government

Shortly after his appointment as Central African Republic's acting prime minister, Kamoun Mahamat, announced the establishment of a new transitional government.
JC Finley
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