One of the two US nurses who have survived the Ebola virus after contracting the disease from a dying patient has shared a hug with Barack Obama after meeting the president at the White House.
Nina Pham had been transferred to a specialist treatment centre in Maryland, near Washington DC, after initially being treated in Texas.
Ms Pham's meeting with Mr Obama came hours after she was released from hospital after being publicly declared virus free.
Her colleague Amber Vinson was also declared free of Ebola earlier today after receiving treatment in Atlanta.
Leader of the Scottish Labour Party Johann Lamont has resigned.
A Labour source said: "She realised it was time for a change in Scotland. She has put the party first. Ed regards her as an honourable woman who has served party well and we hope will serve the party again in the future."
Human remains found in rural Virginia are those of British-born missing student Hannah Graham, US police have confirmed.
Thousands of volunteers had searched for the University of Virginia student, who lived in Fairfax in the state, since her disappearance in September.
Her remains were found last weekend on an abandoned property near the university campus in Charlottesville.
Local man Jesse Matthew Jr., 32, has been charged in her disappearance.
An attack which saw a man armed with an hatchet charge at a group of police officers, "was a terror attack," Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has told NBC News.
Two police officers who were hurt during the incident remain in the hospital.
A batch of so-called smart drugs worth £200,000 - including substances never tested on humans - has been found in the largest seizure of apparent intelligence-enhancing drugs in the UK.
Around 20,000 units of 13 different "cognitive enhancers" were taken in the raid on a lock-up in the Midlands after a tip off via Norwegian customs.
The drugs have been targeted at students because they aid concentration and ward off sleep.
A spokesperson for the medicines regulator that carried out the raid confirmed a man had been cautioned. He added:
While it would be legal to possess the seized drugs, it is illegal to sell or supply prescription-only or unlicensed medicines.
The body of Canadian soldier Corporal Nathan Cirillo has been taken from an Ottawa funeral home to his hometown of Hamilton.
Cirillo was murdered on Wednesday as he stood guard at the Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa.
Hamilton police and members of Cirillo's regiment, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, joined his family to accompany his casket home.
Three victims are in critical condition after a shooting at a US high school near Seattle, hospital officials have confirmed to the Press Association.
Local police have confirmed that two people have died after a shooting incident at a US high school.
Police earlier confirmed the gunman had been killed.
A two-year-girl who was Mali's first Ebola case has died, Reuters has reported, citing a health official.
The girl had been receiving treatment at a hospital in the country after testing positive for the virus upon arriving from outbreak-hit Guinea.