Egyptian fireman and soldiers at the scene of explosion outside Cairo University on Wednesday

Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai

25 Oct Two attacks in Egypt Sinai Peninsula have left 33 security personnel dead, in some of the worst anti-state violence since President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

A refugee from eastern Ukraine walks in a refugee camp in Russia's Rostov region

UN says 824,000 displaced by Ukrainian conflict

24 Oct The conflict in Ukraine has driven more than 824,000 people from their homes, the UN refugee agency said this morning, warning that it was having to quickly prepare aid to offset the impact of winter.

The current Ebola epidemic has killed nearly 5,000 people; mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea

Ebola vaccine to be rolled out by middle of 2015

24 Oct The World Health Organization (WHO) has set out plans for speeding up development of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundreds of thousands of doses should be ready for use in West Africa by the middle of 2015.