Ban starts tour of Ebola-hit countries

UN chief Ban Ki-moon Friday arrived in Liberia on the first stop of a visit to Ebola-ravaged west African countries for a first-hand assessment of global efforts to fight the epidemic.

Eight kids found dead at Oz home

Eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years have been found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday, reportedly after a gruesome mass stabbing.

Boston bomber makes court appearance

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made his first public appearance in 17 months Thursday.

MPs brawl as Kenya passes terror law

Kenyan lawmakers on Thursday voted through a tough anti-terror bill amid chaotic scenes in parliament and a brawl between opposition and government MPs.