LONDON (Feb. 4, 2015) — Almost $2.9 billion was pledged by the end of 2014 in donations to fight West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, yet only around 40 percent had actually reached affected countries, researchers said on Tuesday.
CHICAGO, United States (Feb. 2, 2015) — A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the US Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of roughly 2,000 flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some people to rethink their plans to attend Super Bowl parties.
BANGKOK, Thailand (Feb. 2, 2015) — Two explosions at a transit hub near major downtown shopping malls in the Thai capital on Sunday night were caused by small improvised explosive devices, but no one was hurt and damage was minor, police said.
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29, 2015) — A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck just offshore of northern California on Wednesday, rattling a wide coastal area below the Oregon border, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but local officials said no major damage or injuries were reported.
Boston (Jan. 29, 2015) — A blizzard initially billed as possibly one of the worst ever in New York left only moderate snow in the Big Apple – and officials and forecasters red-faced – as New England bore the brunt of the storm Tuesday.