Anne Meara, known to millions for her work as a comedian and actress in films and TV shows, has died aged 85. Her partnership with husband Jerry Stiller was an early highlight in her career.
Sierra Leone marks one year since the first Ebola case was detected +++ Ethiopians go to the polls +++ Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls for more support for the elderly on All Ages Day
Switzerland has begun online publication of names of foreigners and foreign firms wanted in tax probes by their countries of origin, including Germany. American citizens are identified only by their initials.
An Israeli court has handed down an eight-month prison sentence to former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, media reports say. He is also facing a six-year prison sentence in a separate bribery case.
It's one year since the first Ebola case was officially diagnosed in Sierra Leone. Ebola survivor Haja Kargbo has dedicated her time to protecting people from the virus.
The takeover of Ramadi by "Islamic State" militants showed that Iraqi soldiers lacked the "will to fight," the United States defense chief has said. The retreating soldiers left behind US-supplied military gear.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has launched an offensive to reclaim territory from extremist Islamist group ISIS. The terrorist organization has also been fighting elsewhere in the Middle East, including Syria.
Spain's "Indignados" have battered the ruling right-wingers and the second place centrists. Protest factions topped the vote in Barcelona and shattered the Popular Party's majority in Madrid.
US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the Hollywood film "A Beautiful Mind," has been killed in a car accident in New Jersey. The Nobel laureate was travelling in taxi with his wife when it crashed into a guard rail.
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Along with the EU and UN, African countries have urged Burundian factions to keep up dialogue. Opposition groups have vowed to boycott talks with the government after a dissident leader was shot dead on Saturday.