The Ebola epidemic has killed 4,951 people out of 13,567
infected in eight countries, the World Health Organisation,
slightly revising downwards its figures for cases mainly due
to "suspected cases in Guinea being discarded".
A major public inquiry into the British state's failure to
stop decades of child sex abuse, and whether political
figures tried to cover it up, was in chaos on Friday after
the second head of the investigation quit before it has even
As Orbital Sciences picks up the pieces, literally and
figuratively, after its high-profile rocket launch explosion,
accident investigators are looking closely at a potential
first-stage engine problem.
A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's
Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on
Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California,
killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials
A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has
tested negative for the virus has gone for a bike ride,
defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and
setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage.