Ebola toll tops 10,000

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Official figures show more than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, as the outbreak continues to spread.

Chilling final tweets

'It won't last...It'll never last....' the final social media postings of the prom homecoming prince who shot four of his classmates.

Mali fights Ebola fears

Mali authorities are scrambling to calm fears after Ebola claimed its first victim in the African country.

Pistorius 'pathetic figure'

The mother of the model shot dead by Oscar Pistorius has let fly at the jailed athlete in a new book.

Overdoses suspected in rail deaths

A prescription drug overdose may have killed two men found dead at a Sydney rail station.

Victim to be buried in NZ

An Indonesian woman arrested for organising a hit on her Australian husband claims he kept her poor, but neighbours disagree.

'Dead' hearts transplanted

In a world first, Australian surgeons say they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants.

McDonald's protester fined

Elomar in video with Sydney teen?

Ebola nurse meets Obama

Texas nurse who caught Ebola released from hospital, free of the virus, meets President Barack Obama at White House.

US: Two police deputies shot dead

A day of carnage by a suspect armed with a rifle left two area deputies dead, a motorist gravely injured and another deputy wounded.

Hawaii dome a test for Mars

New York hatchet attack

Gun politics to fore

It took only 90 minutes for the anti-gun lobby to fire up after the Washington high school shooting.

'We did not start this': Putin shifts blame

Accuses the US of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world.

Swedish waters trespassed

Sweden said it appeared that at least one foreign vessel had likely operated in waters near its capital in recent days, calling such activity "unacceptable."

Hitler coffee creamer hits sour note

Arrest as ammunition found

Queen sends her first tweet

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - though she kept things traditional, signing off with 'Elizabeth R'.

Free Syria fighters join Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says 1300 Free Syrian Army fighters would join Kurds in defending Kobane.

Isis 'uses chemical weapons'

Islamic State militants has used chlorine gas several times against Iraqi police, violating a weapons convention.

500 Isis jihadists killed

553 fighters, 32 civilians killed

Iran: Woman hanged

Iran has hanged a woman who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her.

Japan minister under more pressure

Japan's industry minister is under renewed pressure over his stake in operator of Fukushima nuclear plant that he oversees, just a day after admitting his underlings spent office cash at sex bar.

Man mauled, bitten by tiger

Aussie recovering in Thai hospital after fending off attack in tourist petting enclosure.

Eight dead in bus attack

Fine paid, but not free

Injured man crawled for three days

Man crawled for three days to a village after crash off a Malaysian highway into ravine left him injured and passenger dead.

Pistorius cries to sleep

Behind his cell door, guards heard sobbing that didn't stop till the disgraced athlete fell asleep.

Boko Haram fighters kidnap girls

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria.

Ebola cases near 10,000

Steenkamps 'don't want revenge'

Ebola crisis hits NYC

Doctor who had treated Ebola victims in West Africa tests positive for deadly virus.

Locking up 3-year-old defended

Samoa’s police are defending themselves after locking up a three-year-old boy.

Kiwi funds frozen in Nauru stoush

New Zealand aid money to Nauru has been caught up in a financial spat after an Australian court froze the island nation's accounts.

Search for MH370 to resume

Bainimarama sworn in

Fiji stability 'threatened'

Voreqe Bainimarama says destructive forces re-emerging in Fiji as video of captured soldiers released.