Three Ebola patients slip out of Congo hospital, medics race to control outbreak

Three Ebola patients slip out of Congo hospital, medics race to control outbreak

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in the Congolese city of Mbandaka, an aid group said, as medics raced to stop the disease spreading in the busy river port.

Trapped behind the walls

Trapped behind the walls

John Carpenter’s film Escape From New York made quite an impact when it was released in 1981. The movie takes place in a dark future where Manhattan Island had been transformed into a massive, maximum-security open-air prison surrounded by 15-m high walls.

4,000 rebels leave Aleppo in 'last stages' of evacuation

4,000 rebels leave Aleppo in 'last stages' of evacuation

More than 4,000 fighters left rebel-held areas of Aleppo, the Red Cross said on Thursday, in the "last stages" of an evacuation clearing the way for Syria's army to retake the city.