Gunfire echoed through the Gothic halls of the Canadian parliament Wednesday as police shot dead a gunman who had killed a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial before storming the building.
The death toll in the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak has edged closer to 4,900, while almost 10,000 people have now been infected, new figures from the World Health Organization showed Wednesday.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unleashed a slew of reforms in the past week, scrapping fuel subsidies, simplifying labour rules and pledging to open coal mining to private players in a bid to kickstart the economy.
A paralysed man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment which one of the British scientists responsible hailed as a breakthrough "more impressive than a man walking on the Moon" -- although others urged caution.
A batch of experimental Ebola vaccine was Tuesday set to arrive in Switzerland from Canada, as researchers scramble to beat the deadly disease which has west Africa in its grip.
Hong Kong's government held its first talks Tuesday with pro-democracy protest leaders but made no breakthrough in their bid to end three weeks of disruptive mass rallies which have posed a major challenge to Beijing.
A generous boss in western India has given 1,200 of his workers new cars, deposits for flats and thousands of dollars worth of diamond jewellery as rewards for loyalty.
A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the third employee from the world organization to succumb to the deadly virus, the UN spokesman said Monday.