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Almost 1,000 dead since Ukraine truce

An average of 13 people have been killed daily in eastern Ukraine since a 5 September ceasefire came into place, the UN human rights commissioner says. In the eight weeks since the shaky truce came into force, the UN says ...

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Protesters clash with police at Hong Kong legislature

Clashes have taken place between Hong Kong police and a small group of protesters who tried to break into parliament early on Wednesday. Protesters used metal barricades to break down a side door at the Legislative Council building (Legco). The ...

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Burdwan blast key accused escapes

A key accused in the Burdwan blast case today gave the Indian police the slip in Dhubri district of Assam state when an operation was launched to arrest him. Sahanur Alam, a resident of Assam, fled at around 2:30am on ...

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Ebola research receives $5.7m boost

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $5.7m towards a programme to increase production of experimental Ebola treatments in Guinea and other affected countries. The programme will focus on treatments derived from the blood of survivors. The foundation also ...

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