Liberia suspects numerous infections and five deaths are from the Ebola virus spreading from neighbouring Guinea, with one suspected case in Canada.
The head of the Catholic Church has appointed the first eight members of a panel announced in December to tackle paedophilia scandals in the church.
At least 17 people have been killed during clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and police in Egypt.
The United Nations has voiced concern by North Korea's food deficit, which is currently at its lowest level ever.
In a change of plea, Ian Watkins of the Welsh band Lostprophets has pleaded guilty to the attempted rape of a baby, along with other sex offences.
A French newspaper and banking chain were targeted in shootings in Paris, one of which has left a young man fighting for his life.
Cyclist Michael Rasmussen, thrown out of the 2007 Tour de France while on his way to victory, says his entire former Rabobank team also doped.
Disgraced Chinese politician, Bo Xilai, has been convicted and and sentenced to life behind bars for corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power.
Yahoo! chief Marissa Mayer said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data.
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has defended the graphic sex scenes in "Blue is the Warmest Colour", which won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize.