24 October 2014 Last updated at 18:35

Two US Ebola nurses free of virus

Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York.


A U.N. chemical weapons expert in Damascus, Syria on 29 August 2013 US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use

The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.

The attacker approaches the officers in Queens, in a photo released by New York police, 24 OctNY axe attack: Islamist link probed

Police in New York investigate whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism.

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The Ebola fumble in Dallas

President Obama once said the risk of an outbreak in the US was small, but mistakes at one Texas hospital have raised questions about how well the US will contain the virus.

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Katty Kay Article written by Katty Kay Katty Kay Presenter, BBC World News

US mid-terms: Southern Democrats run from Obama to survive

Louisiana is one of the key Senate races in November's mid-term elections. The BBC's Katty Kay went to see why southern Democrats are distancing themselves from President Obama.

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