Venezuela plans salary cuts due to oil price slide

Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he and other government officials should take salary cuts as part of budget reductions in response to the lower price of oil.

11 killed, 29 hurt in Nepal bus crash

A bus has veered off a mountain road in west Nepal, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 29.

Syria army kills dozens in ambush east of Damascus

Syrian troops have killed 50 ‘terrorists’ in an ambush in the largely rebel-controlled countryside east of Damascus, according to state media. ‘An army unit killed 50 terrorists in an ambush while they tried to flee Mediya village,’

Briton among 6 dead as Kabul blast hits embassy vehicle

A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-packed car into a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on Thursday, killing one Briton and five Afghans in the latest attack to highlight fragile security as NATO troops withdraw.

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, US researchers reported Wednesday.

Israeli leader seeks to revoke rights of inciters

Israel’s prime minister says he will work to revoke residency rights and social benefits of people who commit politically motivated violence and those who support them. Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal, made in parliament Wednesday, appeared to be aimed at Palestinians in east Jerusalem.

Modi assures Hasina on LBA, Teesta again

Although the Indian prime minister and the Bangladesh prime minister have met twice in three months, Narendra Modi is yet to present specific progress in settling decades-old irritants such as the Land Boundary Agreement and Teesta water sharing deal between the two neighbours.

Police order protesters off Ferguson streets

Officers have ordered protesters off the streets of Ferguson after what had been several hours of largely peaceful demonstrations. Protesters had gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department on Tuesday for a second night following a grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

IS group got $45m in ransoms: UN

The Islamic State group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, a UN expert monitoring sanctions against al-Qaeda said Monday.