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Sierra Leone’s three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been declared a success by authorities

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Sierra Leone’s three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been declared a success by authorities. They say more than a million households were...

A three-day lockdown has come into effect in Sierra Leone in a bid to stop the spread of the Ebola virus

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A three-day lockdown has come into effect in Sierra Leone in a bid to stop the spread of the Ebola virus. The aim of the...

Guinean authorities searching for a team of health workers and journalists who went missing while trying to raise awareness of Ebola have found several bodies

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Guinean authorities searching for a team of health workers and journalists who went missing while trying to raise awareness of Ebola have found several...

In July 2014, Kano suffered a spate of five attacks in four days, one of which also targeted a college and killed six people

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At least 13 people have been killed after gunmen have attacked a teacher training college in the Nigerian city of Kano, officials said. Students were...

Barack Obama is planning to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus

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President Barack Obama will announce today his plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say. It is...

Judge Thokozile Masipa is due to announce if Oscar Pistorius is guilty of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp

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Judge Thokozile Masipa is due to announce if Oscar Pistorius is guilty of the culpable homicide of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The judge cleared Oscar...

Oscar Pistorius denies murdering Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day of 2013, saying he thought there was an intruder

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Judge Thokozile Masipa has ruled out a verdict of premeditated murder in the Oscar Pistorius trial, saying the prosecution failed to prove he killed...

Oscar Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to all the charges he faces at his Pretoria trial

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Judge Thokosile Masipa in the Oscar Pistorius trial has questioned the reliability of several witnesses in court, as she delivers her verdict on the...

Oscar Pistorius denies intentionally killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day of 2013

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Judge Thokosile Masipa is due to give her verdict at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, South Africa. The 27-year-old Paralympic champion faces...

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 2,288 people, with half of them dying in the last three weeks

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According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 2,288 people, with half of them dying in the last...

Sierra Leone has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the Ebola disease

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Sierra Leone has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the Ebola disease. According to a senior official, from 18 to 21 September people...

Leader of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed following a US attack earlier this week

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Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, was killed following a US attack earlier this week, the Pentagon has confirmed. The...

More than 1,900 people have now died in West Africa's Ebola outbreak

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More than 1,900 people have now died in West Africa's Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. WHO head Margaret Chan said there were...

The MiG-21 fighter jet hit a block of flats near the new parliamentary building in Tobruk after developing a technical fault

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A military jet has crashed near the Libyan parliamentary building in the eastern city of Tobruk, causing a huge inferno and killing a child...

Boko Haram established an Islamic state in the towns and villages it controls in north-eastern Nigeria

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Boko Haram has seized Nigeria’s key north-eastern town of Bama after fierce fighting with government forces, residents say. Thousands of civilians have fled the town,...

Libya’s PM Abdullah al-Thani has resigned in a move to end the power struggle in the country

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Libya’s PM Abdullah al-Thani has resigned in a move to end the power struggle in the country. Abdullah al-Thani's cabinet said it was resigning to...

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people before it is brought under control

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people before it is brought...

Nigerian schools have been ordered to remain closed until October 13 as part of measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus

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Nigerian schools have been ordered to remain closed until October 13 as part of measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. The new...

ZMapp has been credited with helping several Ebola patients recover

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Liberian doctor Abraham Borbor has died despite taking experimental anti-Ebola drug ZMapp, Liberia's information minister says. Abraham Borbor was one of three doctors in Liberia...

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was speaking in a video released to congratulate his fighters for seizing the town of Gwoza earlier this month

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Terrorist group Boko Haram has said it has set up an Islamic state in the towns and villages it has seized in north-eastern Nigeria. Boko...

Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two Ebola deaths in the country's north-west

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Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two Ebola deaths in the country's north-west. They are the first reported Ebola cases outside West Africa since the...

Islamist-affiliated forces from Misrata and other cities took over Tripoli's airport from the Zintan militia

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The Libyan Central Shield says its fighters have captured Tripoli's international airport after ten days of clashes with nationalist armed groups. Islamist-affiliated forces from Misrata and...

Sierra Leone’s parliament voted to pass a new amendment to its health act, imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient

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Sierra Leone’s parliament voted to pass a new amendment to its health act, imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient. Hiding...

Liberia has imposed a night-time curfew in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak

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Liberia has imposed a night-time curfew in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak. In addition, it has quarantined an area of the capital...

Seventeen suspected Ebola patients who went missing in Liberia after a Monrovia quarantine centre was attacked have been found

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Liberia's information ministry has announced that 17 suspected Ebola patients who went missing after a Monrovia quarantine centre was attacked have been found. The government...