Bangalore, Sept 19: In an unprecedented action, an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council has declared the Ebola virus disease "a threat to international peace and security" while Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the formation of an emergency mission to fight the deadly disease.
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama met Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
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Christ the Redeemer goes green
The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up in green as a symbolic warning of the dangers of climate change, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This event is in support of the Global People's Climate March, scheduled for the next Sunday.
Poroshenko meets Obama
President Barack Obama meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
Pilgrims screened in Nigeria
A Nigerian port health official uses a thermometer to screen Muslim pilgrims for Ebola at the Hajj camp before boarding a plane for Saudi Arabia at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
Li Na to retire from tennis
File photo Li Na, of China during a match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California. Li formally announced her retirement on Friday.
Saraiya accepts the Ig Nobel Prize for Medicine
Dr. Sonal Saraiya accepts the Ig Nobel Prize for Medicine from Nobel Laureate Carol Greider during a performance at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony at Harvard University, in Cambridge.
Loren's life captured in frames
Italy's actress Sophia Loren and her son Carlo Ponti walk through an exhibit about Loren's life and work at the Soumaya art museum in Mexico City.