Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for March 12, 2015.
2 officers shot outside Missouri police station released from hospital
The St. Louis County police chief said the two police officers shot outside a Ferguson, Missouri, police station during a largely peaceful protest were victims of "an ambush." The two officers suffered serious injuries, but have since been released from the hospital.
[Read more from The Wall Street Journal]
WHO: Death toll for Ebola passes 10,000
The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 10,000, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Liberia recorded the most deaths thus far with 4,162, followed by Sierra Leone with 3,655 deaths.
[Read more from Reuters]
Secret Service agents being investigated for drunken driving crash
The Obama administration is investigating two Secret Service agents accused of driving a government car into White House security barricades after drinking at a late-night party last week.
[Read more from the Washington Post]
Woman dies after whale crashes into tourist boat off Mexican coast
A Canadian woman died and two other tourists were injured when a grey whale surfaced and crashed into a boat off the coast of the resort city of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This came a day after Mexican officials said there has been a particularly high number of grey whales gathered in the area.
[Read more from The Guardian]