A study of a cluster of Ebola cases that appeared in Liberia last year, months after the country was declared Ebola-free, has found that the virus re-emerged after lying dormant in a female survivor. The results suggest Liberia and the other African countries at the centre of the outbreak should maintain high levels of vigilance for longer than thought to contain any future flare-ups of the deadly haemorrhagic fever. World Health Organization data show West Africa's Ebola epidemic killed more than 11,300 people and infected some 28,600 as it swept through Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia from 2013 in the world's worst outbreak of the disease.
For a few hours on Friday, the White House became the Blues House. Musicians including Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Aretha Franklin and Hugh Masekela joined US President Barack Obama for a special concert to celebrate International Jazz Day. "Perhaps more than any other form of art, jazz is driven by an unmistakably American spirit," Obama said, noting that the genre was shaped in the melting-pot southern city of New Orleans.
German riot police on Saturday arrested around 400 protesters trying to block access to the congress of the right-wing populist AfD political party, as clashes broke out between party members and left-wing activists. The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is meeting in the western city of Stuttgart, where it is expected to adopt an anti-Islamic manifesto, emboldened by the rise of European anti-migrant groups like Austria's Freedom Party. The AfD congress comes a week after the far-right Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer sent shock waves through Austria's political establishment by winning the first round of a presidential ballot.
A car bomb targeting Shiite pilgrims killed at least 23 people near Baghdad on Saturday, as hundreds protested in the capital for reforms and parliament made another attempt to reshuffle the cabinet. Iraq has been hit by weeks of political turmoil surrounding Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's efforts to change the government. Both Washington and the United Nations have warned the crisis could distract from the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, which carries out frequent bombings against civilians.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Seven people were killed and at least 121 others were injured in the collapse of a residential building in Nairobi during heavy rains, Kenyan officials said Saturday.
Torrential rainstorms in the Kenyan capital have left at least 14 people dead, police said Saturday, including at least seven crushed when a six-storey building collapsed, as rescue teams shifted rubble in a desperate search for survivors. One survivor was pulled from the huge pile of debris shortly after dawn, Kenya Red Cross said, some 10 hours after the building collapsed Friday night and as skies cleared after a night of ferocious storms. "We have lost seven people after the house collapsed last night," Nairobi police chief Japheth Koome told AFP.
BERLIN (AP) — Police have detained about 400 leftists who were protesting against the national convention of the populist Alternative for Germany party in Stuttgart.
BEIJING (AP) — China portrayed the visit Saturday by the Japanese foreign minister as an act of outreach to an angry Beijing, as the two sides try to repair relations bedeviled by disputes over territory, history and competition for influence in East Asia.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 indigenous dancers representing hundreds of tribes from across the United States, Canada and other parts of the world kicked off one of North America's most prominent powwows on Friday.
BEIRUT (AP) — Two Syrian opposition monitoring groups are reporting government air strikes on insurgent-held neighborhoods of the northern city of Aleppo.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's moderate-reformist bloc secured more than 30 more seats in parliamentary runoff elections, according to a Saturday report on state TV.
BANGKOK (AP) — The ferris wheel at a newly opened dinosaur theme park in Bangkok has caught fire, but the park says no one was on it at the time, and no injuries were reported.
BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported.
Russia said on Saturday it had sent a fighter plane on Friday to intercept a U.S. aircraft approaching its border over the Baltic Sea because the American plane had turned off its transponder, which is needed for identification. The Pentagon said the U.S. Air Force RC-135 plane had been flying a routine route in international airspace and that the Russian SU-27 fighter had intercepted it in an "unsafe and unprofessional" way. CNN reported that the Russian jet had come within about 100 feet (30 meters) of the U.S. plane and had performed a barrel roll.
Reformist and moderate Iranian politicians allied with President Hassan Rouhani have won second round parliamentary elections, unofficial results showed Saturday, opening the door to them controlling the legislature. It would also be an implicit public vote of confidence for Rouhani, who won a landslide election victory in 2013 and went on to clinch a historic deal with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme that lifted sanctions. Almost a quarter of parliament's seats were at stake in run-offs Friday in what was a crucial showdown between reformists and conservatives seeking to influence the country's future.