New cases of Ebola have gone up for first time this year in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the WHO says, as it releases its latest weekly figures.
The White House's pick for defence secretary says he is "inclined" to send weapons to Ukraine to fight against Russian-backed rebels.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras says he wants a "viable" deal on repaying the country's debt, after meetings with creditors in the EU.
The crisis in the Gulf provoked by Islamic State is probably the worst since WWII and could endure for another 10 to 15 years, says Sir John Jenkins, who has just stood down as Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
US markets end Wednesday mixed, as investors fret over news that the European Central Bank withdrew a waiver allowing banks to use Greek debt as collateral.
Shares in North American car giant General Motors rise more than 5% after it announces fourth-quarter net income of $1.1bn.
Ivory Coast make it into their third Africa Cup of Nations final in nine years after proving too strong for DR Congo.
Boko Haram militants have reportedly killed at least 70 people in an attack on a Cameroonian town near the Nigerian border.
The head of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras and five senior executives resign amid the fallout from a corruption scandal.
Convicted al-Qaeda plotter Zacarias Moussaoui has claimed members of the Saudi royal family helped fund the 9/11 attacks.
Louis van Gaal is charged by the FA over comments he made after Manchester United's FA Cup tie at Cambridge.
The Six Nations opener between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium will be played under an open roof.
Government commissioners are lined up to intervene at Rotherham Council after a report exposes its "culture of denial" over the town's child abuse scandal.
Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala condemns the Paris attack in a trial in which he faces charges of condoning terrorism.
Jordan has executed two convicts, including a female jihadist, following the killing of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh by Islamic State militants.
The leader of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party, Nikos Michaloliakos, and more than 70 party members are to go on trial, court officials say.
The FBI says that one of its "most wanted terrorists" is likely to have been killed in a police raid in the Philippines.
Zimbabweans in Mashonaland Central Province say they are being forced off their land by the government to make way for a game park.
Records of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere millions of years ago support current predictions on the likely future course of climate change, say scientists.
A Taiwanese passenger plane carrying mostly Chinese tourists crashes into a river shortly after take-off, killing at least 31 people.