CDC warns against travel ban on Ebola-affected countries

US health officials face grilling by lawmakers infuriated over the nation's fumbling response to Ebola, and reveal that the first health care worker infected with the virus will be transferred from a Texas hospital to the NIH near DC. Duration: 00:44 Oct 17, 2014

Serbia gives isolated Putin a hero's welcome

Serbia lays out the red carpet for Russian President Vladimir Putin, on a visit to shore up ties with its loyal European ally as Moscow faces increasing international isolation. Duration: 00:42 Oct 17, 2014

Financial Expert: Global markets facing 'perfect storm'

A 'perfect storm' is playing out on the global markets according to Joe Rundle, Head of Trading ETX Capital in London, as fears surrounding the spread of the Ebola virus, poor US data and stagnant Eurozone growth causes sharp losses. Duration: 00:49 Oct 17, 2014

Ebola survivor lives with tragedy

As Ebola continues to ravage west Africa, some residents in the northwestern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo have recovered from it. Duration: 01:48 Oct 17, 2014

Baghdad car bombs kill at least 26

Car bomb blasts, including a suicide attack, in and around Baghdad Thursday killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens, police and medical sources said. Oct 16, 2014

Nigerian elections chief: Boko Haram will not threaten vote

Nigeria can hold elections in February even if Boko Haram violence makes voting impossible in parts of the northeast, the country's elections chief told AFP, arguing that the disenfranchisement of thousands of people would not undermine the entire vote. Oct 16, 2014

Vizag airport to operate flights from Friday

Visakhapatnam, Oct 16 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju conducted a survey of the airport in cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam on Thursday and confirmed operations to be resumed on Friday. Cyclone Hudhud has left a trail of destruction in Visakhapatnam and the residents are struggling to cope with the havoc as they are facing food, water and power shortages.Visakhapatnam's airport remained closed for commercial flights, after the roof of its main building was blown off by gusts of up to 195 kph. Gajapathi took stalk of the situation at the airport and said that Vizag being a key destination it’s important to make airport functional, therefore, Air India and other airlines will be resuming operations from Friday. Oct 16, 2014

Blast at cigarette factory in Murshidabad

Murshidabad, Oct 16 (ANI): A factory of hand-rolled cigarettes or beedi witnessed an explosion in West Bengal on Thursday (October 16). However, no loss of life was reported. The property owned by a leader of regional Trinamool Congress (TMC) party, Jagannath Choudhury, in Murshidabad district was given on rent to a local cigarette manufacturer. Meanwhile, son of Jagannath Choudhury, Dinesh Choudhury said they are shocked by the incident. The explosion came a fortnight after an accidental blast at a TMC leader's house in Burdwan town on October 02. Oct 16, 2014

Delhi Police ACP brutally assaulted by unidentified men near Lodhi crematorium

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Delhi Police ACP Amit Singh on Thursday was brutally assaulted by a group of unidentified men near Lodhi Crematorium in South Delh. The ACP was on his way to the police headquarters and was in plain clothes when the incident took place. He has been taken to the trauma centre for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for treatment. Special Cell DCP c said that Singh has an injury on his head and is out of danger. He also said that it was a case of road rage and that actions are being undertaken. Oct 16, 2014

Ten-year-old terminally ill Sadiq becomes Hyderabad Police Commisisoner for a day

Hyderabad, Oct 16 (ANI): Ten-year-old terminally ill Sadiq always wanted to catch thieves and uphold the rule of law and his dream came true when Hyderabad Police Commisisoner Mahender Reddy handed over his position to him for a day. Sadiq dreamt of sitting on the Police Commissioner’s chair at his desk, sign important files, and give instructions to the orderlies. Clad in a khadi colour uniform and a cap, Sadiq beamed up with joy. Sadiq, who hails from Karimnagar, is suffering from blood cancer and wanted to be police commissioner. His last wish was fulfilled by the help of an NGO, ‘Make a Wish Foundation’ that decided to fulfill Sadiq’s dream on humanitarian ground. Oct 16, 2014