A South African animal rights group is planning to sue the
people responsible for the death of a giraffe that smashed
its head on a bridge as it was transported in a trailer on
one of Africa's busiest motorways.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called the 72-hour
ceasefire agreed to by Israel and Hamas in their conflict in
the Gaza Strip a "lull of opportunity" and said it was
imperative that the sides make their best efforts to find
Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in
troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighbouring
Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the
outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing
international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in
Gaza, says he will not accept any ceasefire that stops Israel
completing the destruction of militants' infiltration
Rescuers in India waded waist-deep through swirling sludge to
dig their way into dozens of submerged homes and find more
than 100 people swallowed up by a landslide that flattened
almost an entire village.
Ukraine's parliament rejected Prime Minister Arseny
Yatseniuk's resignation and finally passed legislation he
said was needed to finance an army offensive against a
separatist rebellion in the east and avert a national default
on its debts.
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.