MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine - Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said they would open up a "humanitarian corridor" to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled. Full Article
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States has not yet developed a strategy for confronting Islamic State in Syria, an acknowledgement that a decision had not been made on whether to launch air strikes against the militant group.
GENEVA - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations said. Full Article
GENEVA/LAGOS - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak. Full Article
BOSTON - An influential financial services industry group that shares information about cyber threats has said it is unaware of any "significant" cyber attacks, downplaying concerns about possible breaches at JPMorgan Chase and other banks. Full Article