Marie Paule Kieny, World Health Organization (WHO) assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation gestures during a news conference on Ebola candidate vaccines, at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva October 21, 2014.     REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Ebola death toll tops 4,900 as virus spreads - WHO

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.  Full Article | Video 


U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq - U.S. Central Command 7:32pm BST

WASHINGTON - The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said. | Video


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

6:48pm 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.

Iraqi security forces, Kurds, gain ground against Islamic State

6:11pm BST

BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq - Iraqi security forces made significant gains against Islamic State in a strategic area near Baghdad on Saturday and Kurdish fighters retook a northern town after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni Islamist insurgents.


'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.