Thousands of protesters in the far-flung Indian state of Assam defied a curfew and attacked police in a fifth day of unrest over a territorial dispute with a neighboring state. via Protesters attack police as two Indian states fight over territory | Reuters.
Thailand’s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics. via Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament | Reuters.
The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has been killed in a helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says. via BBC News – Guatemala’s armed forces chief Rudy Ortiz dies in crash.
Heavy shelling hit residential neighborhoods in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion. via Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling | Reuters.
Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters outside the country’s top court in Jakarta on Thursday, as judges started delivering their verdict into last month’s disputed presidential election. via Indonesia police fire tear gas ahead of court verdict on election | Reuters.
Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350. via Liberia police fire on protesters as West Africa’s Ebola
The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives. via U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist
An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said, the clearest sign yet Israel is focusing its assault on those leading attacks from the Palestinian enclave. via Hamas says Israel killed three top Gaza commanders | Reuters.
It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer’s claims to special powers. The outbreak need never have spread from Guinea, health officials revealed to AFP, except for a herbalist in the remote eastern border village
Residents of Gamboru, a border town between Nigeria and Cameroon in Borno State yesterday said Cameroonian authorities have closed their official borders with Nigeria over fears of the Ebola virus. via allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Cameroon Seals Border With Nigeria.