BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana — Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can’t get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance’s departure from their home country for their wedding, but refuses to return home because of Ebola.
OTTAWA — A gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital today, then entered Parliament, where numerous shots rang out, police and witnesses said.
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec — Terrorist ideology inspired a recent convert to Islam to drive his car into two Canadian soldiers, killing one, before he was shot dead by police, authorities said today.
LONDON — The World Health Organization has admitted it botched the attempt to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.
HAMILTON, Bermuda — Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda as a powerful Category 3 storm today and the head of the tiny British territory urged people to seek high ground due to a potential storm surge of 10 feet.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The U.N. chief visited Gaza today to give a push to international reconstruction efforts following a devastating summer war, saying the destruction was “beyond description” as Israel allowed the first shipment of construction materials to enter the coastal strip since the fighting ended in August.
TIXTLA, Mexico — Two weeks after 43 students disappeared in a clash with police in rural southern Mexico, authorities say the suspects have led them to more mass graves, though Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam did not say how many bodies are there.
OSLO, Norway — Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize today for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.
HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government today canceled talks with student leaders of a pro-democracy protest that has blocked streets in the city for nearly two weeks, with a senior official saying the discussions were unlikely to be constructive.
MURSITPINAR, Turkey — The U.S.-led coalition ramped up its aerial bombardment of Islamic State positions in the Syrian border town of Kobani today, as the extremist group battled street by street with Kurdish forces and reportedly rushed in reinforcements from surrounding areas.
SANAA, Yemen — Two suicide bombers struck in Yemen today — one targeting a gathering of Shiite rebels in the country’s capital and the other hitting a military outpost in the south — in attacks that killed nearly 70 people, officials said.
STOCKHOLM — Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously thought possible, allowing scientists to see how diseases develop inside the tiniest cells.
Crowds of protesters who filled Hong Kong’s streets with demands for more democracy thinned dramatically Tuesday after student leaders and the government agreed to hold talks in the increasingly frustrated city.
Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for inventing blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that has spurred the development of LED technology to light up homes, computer screens and smartphones worldwide.
ANKARA, Turkey — Kurdish protesters clashed today with police in Turkey and forced their way into the European Parliament in Brussels, part of Europe-wide demonstrations against the Islamic State group’s advance on a town on the Syrian-Turkish border.