Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some
communities, it says, rolling out the toughest measures yet
imposed by a West African government to halt the worst
outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.
Russia has fought back over new US and EU sanctions imposed
over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps,
while Ukraine's government accused pro-Russian rebels of
placing land mines near the site of a crashed Malaysian
airliner to prevent a proper investigation.
Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering
in a UN-run school and another 17 near a street market,
Gaza's Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after
more than three weeks of fighting.
Elmo and Cookie Monster have long delighted young viewers on
TV's "Sesame Street," but the recent antics of New York
street performers dressed as the beloved characters have
drawn the ire of city officials and now the show's producers.