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Here's the latest news for Thursday, August 28th: Israel keeps a close watch on Syria; IMF supports Lagarde; Joan Rivers hospitalized; Australian sheep gets 52 pound coat shorn.

Ebola death toll passes 1,500 as regional crisis talks begin

The West African bloc ECOWAS is meeting in Accra on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak. Duration: 01:00

France hosts knife-throwing world championship

147 knife- and ax‑throwers from 15 countries met to compete in the sport's world championship held in western France. Duration: 01:01

All the Hollywood news

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were married Saturday at Château Miraval in France.

Kurdish forces pound Islamic State militants northeast of Baghdad

Iraqi Kurdish forces are in a push to dislodge Islamic State militants from two strategic positions...

Elephants 'lovin' polo tournament

Some elephants in Thailand are getting a much needed break from begging in the city streets thanks to an annual polo tournament. Jeanne Yurman reports.

Erdogan sworn in as Turkey's President

Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's 12th president on Thursday (August 28), cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in...

Is it a plane? No, it's a hoverbike

UK‑based Malloy Aeronautics is preparing to test a manned quadcopter capable of out‑manouvering a helicopter and presenting a new paradigm for...