A radical overhaul and an extra £8 billion in funding is needed for the NHS to prevent a funding gap causing severe effects for patients, the head of the health service has said.
Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped 25 girls from a remote village in northeast Nigeria witnesses have claimed.
This is despite talks to free hostages already held by the group.
The European Union has agreed to spend another €24.4 million (£19.3 million) in the fight against Ebola as leaders press ahead to create a €1-billion (£789.2 million) fund, AP reported.
The widow of murdered police officer David Stanley Bertram Wombwell has told ITV News she resents the fact killer Harry Roberts is to be released.
Gillian Wombwell said:
The World Health Organization is "reasonably confident" they are not seeing widespread Ebola transmission into countries bordering Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, an official have said.
However, WHO acknowledged it is still "terrifically difficult" to get enough domestic and international healthcare workers to fight Ebola in West African countries.
Oscar Pistorius' agent is set to meet with the double-amputee athlete in prison in the next few days to discuss his running future.
Peet van Zyl said no talks had been held yet over the Paralympic champion's career as he was taken straight to jail after being sentenced on Tuesday.
Whatever their plans, South African Olympic committee chief executive Tubby Reddy said Pistorius would not be allowed to compete until he completes his five year sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
This would apply even if the 27-year-old was released early after serving one-sixth of his term - or 10 months - to serve the remainer under house arrest.
The International Olympic Committee and the International Association of World Athletics Federations, which controls able-bodied athletics events, declined to comment on Pistorius' case.
A man was arrested at the National War Memorial in Ottawa earlier today shortly after Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harperlaid a wreath at the site where soldier Nathan Cirillo was fatally wounded yesterday.
The Prime Minister can be seen walking toward his car when across the street police draw their guns and force a man to the ground, where he was arrested.
A CBC reporter at the scene, said the man had crossed the police line during Harper's wreath-laying ceremony before he was arrested.
The objective of the Ottawa attacks was to instill fear and panic in the country, the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has told the parliament.
Mr Harper told fellow MPs that they will be vigilant but said: "we will not run scared" and said that plans to give the Canadian security agency more surveillance and detention powers.
Canada's House of Commons gave a standing ovation to Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers, who shot the gunman who opened fire inside Parliament yesterday.
As he performed his ceremonial duties in today, MPs stood and applauded the man they credit with saving lives in yesterday's attack: