Patient under evaluation with Ebola-like symptoms in Washington D.C.

A patient was admitted to a hospital in Washington, D.C. after showing Ebola-like symptoms, according to a statement yesterday by hospital spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton. Hamilton confirmed Howard University Hospital admitted the patient in stable condition. The patient had been to … Continue reading

Hong Kong democracy protesters call for CY Leung resignation as demonstrations continue

Protestors in Hong Kong have called for the resignation of CY Leung, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, and vowed to continue the protests. If their demands are not met today, the protestors have said they will start occupying government … Continue reading

British National Party expel ex-leader Nick Griffin

The British National Party (BNP), a UK political party, has expelled Nick Griffin, previously for fifteen years its leader. The party stated they informed Griffin of their decision yesterday and gave multiple reasons for the expulsion, including distributing inaccurate information, … Continue reading

New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sworn in

Today Ashraf Ghani, a former Afghan finance minister and World Bank official, was sworn in as President of Afghanistan following a months-long dispute over election results. The transfer of power from former President Hamid Karzai marks the first democratic leadership … Continue reading

Chicago air traffic facility evacuated for basement fire

A Chicago, Illinois air traffic facility was evacuated early this morning due to a fire in the basement. The fire occurred in a telecommunications room in the basement. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded all metropolitan Chicago flights and transferred … Continue reading

Tropical storm Fung-wong makes landfall in Eastern China

Tropical Storm Fung-wong made landfall in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China, at about 7:35 p.m local time (1135 UTC) yesterday, bringing with it reportedly 100kph (60mph) winds and heavy rains. China prepared for the storms by recalling nearly 33,000 ships and … Continue reading

Students protest against police action in Jadavpur University, Kolkata

35 students of Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India protesting against an August 28 sexual assault case in the university, were arrested by police in the early morning of Wednesday. The arrests and alleged baton charge on students led to further protests … Continue reading