The man acted alone and there was no apparent link to an attack in Quebec earlier in the week

Ottawa gunman identified as muslim convert

21.48 Canadian police have identified the gunman behind the Ottawa gun attack as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a 32-year-old muslim convert that had reportedly been planning to leave for Syria.

Bellevue is one of eight hospitals in New York equipped to handle patients diagnosed with Ebola

Doctor in New York being tested for Ebola

21.08 A New York City hospital is running Ebola tests on a doctor who returned to the US from West Africa with a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, according to the city's health department.

The kidnapping comes as talks on freeing over 200 other female hostages seized in April continue

25 girls kidnapped by militants in Nigeria

20.36 Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in north eastern Nigeria, despite talks on freeing over 200 other female hostages they seized last April.

Teresa Romero was cleared of the deadly virus by doctors at Madrid's Carlos III hospital this week

Five discharged after Ebola tests in Spain

18.50 A Spanish hospital has released five patients who had been under observation in an isolation ward after having been in contact with a nurse who was infected with Ebola.

An Apple-1 computer at the First Bytes: Iconic Technology From the Twentieth Century exhibition last year

Early Apple computer fetches €715k at auction

10.40 One of the first Apple computers ever built sold in New York last night for $905,000 (€715,655), leading Bonhams auction house to declare it the world's most expensive computer relic.

Local residents watch smoke from an explosion rising over the Syrian city of Kobane

US air strikes kill 553 in Syria - report

10.54 Air strikes by the US-led coalition in Syria have killed 553 people since their launch a month ago, the vast majority of them jihadists, a monitoring group said this morning.