Guinea says two people tested positive for Ebola

By Reuters Two people have tested positive for Ebola in Guinea, the government said on Thursday, hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared neighbouring Sierra Leone's latest outbreak was over. Four people were tested and...

Chile congress approves abortion bill

By BBC Chile's lower house of Congress has approved a proposal that lifts a ban on abortion in cases of rape, when there is health risk for the mother, or when the foetus is not...

North Korea fires ballistic missile

By BBC North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the sea, South Korean and US officials say. They say the missile, launched off the east coast, flew about 800km (500 miles) and fell into the...

EU agrees migrant deal to put to Turkey

By BBC EU leaders have agreed a joint position to put to Turkey in an attempt to reach a deal over the migrant crisis, Luxembourg's prime minister says. Xavier Bettel said the common EU position would...

Kurdish group claims deadly Ankara attack

By BBC The Kurdish militant group TAK says it carried out Sunday's deadly attack in the Turkish capital, Ankara. In an online statement it said the attack, which killed 37 people, was in revenge for military...

Trump presidency rated among top 10 global risks

By BBC Donald Trump winning the US presidency is considered one of the top 10 risks facing the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. The research firm warns he could disrupt the global economy and...

Obama issues new North Korea sanctions

By BBC US President Barack Obama has issued an executive order imposing new sanctions on North Korea, after its "illicit" nuclear test and satellite launch. It freezes North Korean government property in America and bans US...

Morocco threat over UN peacekeepers

By BBC Morocco has threatened to pull its soldiers out of UN global peacekeeping missions in a row over the disputed territory of Western Sahara. It is furious with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon after he used...

Denmark ranked ‘happiest country’ and Burundi last

By BBC Denmark is the world's happiest country while Burundi is the least happy, according to a new survey. The fourth World Happiness Report also found that countries where there was less inequality were happier overall. Switzerland,...

France to deploy force in Burkina Faso

By BBC France has said it will deploy a paramilitary police force in the capital of Burkina Faso to react quickly in the event of new attacks by Islamist militants in West Africa. The move comes...
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