Thirty-five people were injured, four of them seriously, when a passenger train collided with a freight train late Friday (August 1) near Mannheim station in southern Germany, the operator Deutsche Bahn said.
West Africa's Ebola-hit nations announced a cross-border isolation zone on Friday (August 1), sealing off the epicentre of the world's worst-ever outbreak as health chiefs warned the epidemic was spiralling out of control.
US President Barack Obama told Russia's leader Friday (August 1) of his "deep concerns" about Moscow's increased support for separatists in Ukraine as international experts finally gathered more remains at the downed MH17 flight's crash site.
Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa will be evacuated back to the United States in the coming days to be cared for in strict isolation, officials said Friday (August 1).
International police investigators at the MH17 crash site in war-torn Ukraine will not for now carry weapons, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday (August 1), as more remains were recovered.
A bitter row erupted Friday (August 1) between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his main rival in the presidential election after the premier accused his opponent of not recognising the Turkish national anthem.
A humanitarian truce in Gaza collapsed only hours after it began Friday (August 1) amid a deadly new wave of violence and the apparent capture by Hamas of an Israeli soldier.
Tropical Storm Bertha barreled toward Barbados on Friday (August 1), prompting eastern islands in the region to brace for high winds and heavy rain.
Just hours after stepping down as US House majority leader, Republican Representative Eric Cantor announced he would resign from his congressional seat later this month.
A European probe approaching a comet in deep space has found the body's surface to be relatively warm, suggesting it has a mostly "dark, dusty crust", mission controllers said on Friday (August 1).