The World Health Organization (WHO) set out plans on Friday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundreds of thousands of doses should be ready for use in West Africa by the middle of 2015.
Travel experts at Lonely Planet have gazed into their crystal balls and come up with lists of the top 10 cities, regions and countries to visit in 2015, giving top nods to Singapore, Washington DC, and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Thursday on Russia to fully respect a ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine, hours before she was due to meet President Vladimir Putin for a renewed diplomatic push to resolve the crisis.
Earlier yesterday, I was en route to OR Tambo International Airport to embark on a flight to Cape Town. I had just passed through the tunnel leading from the R59 onto the N12 East in the Alberton area.
A truck is stuck on a road crack after a powerful earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. There were several strong aftershocks and a warning of a 10-metre tsunami following the quake, which also caused buildings to shake violently in the capital Tokyo. A tsunami warning has been issued for the entire Pacific basin except for the mainland United States and Canada following a huge earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. REUTERS/KYODO (JAPAN - - Tags: DISASTER TRANSPORT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. YES Image by: KYODO