An armoured vehicle belonging to the Iraqi army patrols in Jurf al-Sakhar October 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground

BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.  Full Article 


Ebola death toll tops 4,900 as virus spreads - WHO 9:42pm BST

GENEVA - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. | Video


On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course

4:45pm BST

KIEV - President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past. | Video


Brazil's election too close to call on eve of runoff

9:57pm BST

BRASILIA - Opposition candidate Aecio Neves is running neck-and-neck with leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff on the eve of a runoff vote that will decide Brazil's presidential election, a poll published on Saturday said.


'We won't pay,' furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill

2:16am BST

BRUSSELS - In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro (1.65 billion pounds) bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used. | Video


Protesters march against Renzi labour reforms in Rome

3:46pm BST

ROME - Demonstrators from across Italy filled the streets of Rome on Saturday to protest against labour market reforms which the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has made a cornerstone of its policy.


China's auto market growth may halve to 7 percent this year - industry body head

7:34am BST

SHANGHAI - Growth in China's auto market, the world's biggest, will halve to 7 percent this year weighed down by a slowing economy, the head of an industry body said on Saturday.

Hidden cameras capture Peru's diverse wildlife

Hidden cameras reveal daily life of animals - from jaguars to pumas, anteaters and otters - in Peru's Manu National Park, the area with the greatest biodiversity on the planet. Vanessa Johnston reports.