Ebola deaths pass 1,000 in DRC

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is already the second deadliest in history The death toll from the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has…

US firms face lawsuits over seized Cuban land

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some cruise companies will be among the first defendants. Javier Garcia Bengochea, a medical doctor who migrated to the United States 59 years ago, says he is the true…

Half of German extreme right prone to violence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of far-right supporters waved flags as they marched through the eastern town of Plauen on Wednesday Some 12,700 Germans are inclined towards violence, of an estimated 24,000 far-right…

Christians are most persecuted group

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The report comes less than two weeks after bombings at three churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday The persecution of Christians in parts of the world is at near…

US man survives fall into Hawaiian volcano

Image copyright National Parks Image caption Rescuers abseiled into the volcano to rescue the man A US soldier in Hawaii was critically injured after he fell 70ft (21 metres) into one of the most active…

Half of German far right prone to violence

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of far-right supporters waved flags as they marched through the eastern town of Plauen on Wednesday Some 12,700 far-right Germans are prepared to commit violence, of an estimated…

US jobless rate at lowest since 1969

Image copyright Getty Images The US unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level for more than 49 years in April, according to official figures. The jobless rate fell from 3.8% to 3.6%, the US Labor…

Indians shelter from cyclones onslaught

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCyclone Fani lashes India's eastern coastA powerful cyclone has slammed into India's eastern coastline, bringing torrential rains and winds of up to 200 km/h (125mph). Cyclone Fani,…