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  1. Africans worst responders in Ebola crisisFri, 31 Oct 2014 12:46:58 GMT
    JOHANNESBURG: The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. The E-word did not even figure on the agenda of a session on peace and security at the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa last week - more than a month after the U.N. Security Council declared the Ebola outbreak a "threat to international peace and security." More...
  2. The Prince of Wales visiting Cano Cristales, a multi coloured river during his tour of ColombiaFri, 31 Oct 2014 05:06:35 GMT
    The Prince of Wales was almost heir today and gone tomorrow when he larked about on the edge of a steep river bank in Colombia. Charles jokingly waved his arms in the air as if saving himself from falling in when he visited one of the world's most stunning natural phenomena - a river that runs red. More...
  3. One missing in firework plant blazeFri, 31 Oct 2014 01:11:49 GMT
    Two people were taken to hospital after emergency services were called to "an explosion" and fire at SP Fireworks in Tilcon Avenue, Stafford. Superintendent Jane Hewett, of Staffordshire Police, said: "At this stage police and fire are working to establish the cause of the explosion. More...
  4. Harry welcomes poppy campaign busThu, 30 Oct 2014 21:00:24 GMT
    Prince Harry welcomed soap royalty Barbara Windsor and war veterans as they called into Buckingham Palace to mark London Poppy Day - on a bus. Harry joked that the driver of the 1960s Routemaster was "the most expensive bus driver in London today" after it pulled into the forecourt of the palace. More...
  5. Aid ship arrives in Sierra LeoneThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:54:18 GMT
    A British ship carrying aid, supplies and vehicles has arrived in Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus reached Freetown Port Dockside this afternoon, complete with 32 UK-funded pick-up trucks which will be vital to keeping the hard-pressed Ebola treatment centres in action. More...
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