The Vatican has urged Muslim leaders to condemn the actions of the Islamic State fighters in Iraq, calling them unspeakable criminal acts. In a statement, the Vatican listed massacres, beheadings, crucifixions and hanging of bodies in public places and the desecration of Christian and Muslim graves by the militants.
A panel of experts from the World Health Organization has unanimously approved the use of experimental drugs to tackle the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. The WHO said that with more than 1,000 people killed so far, it was ethical to offer drugs that had not been tested on humans. Doctor Marie-Paul Kieny of the WHO told the BBC that the country's concern would now have to request and agree with the pharmaceutical companies on the use of the drugs. Liberia's Health Minister Walter Gwenigale has said the severity of the patients' illness would be taken into account when deciding who should be given the drugs.