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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...

Liberia has admitted that 17 suspected Ebola patients are missing after Monrovia quarantine unit was looted

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Liberia has admitted that 17 suspected Ebola patients are "missing" after a quarantine unit in capital Monrovia was looted. The government previously denied the patients...

The Liberian quarantine centre for suspected Ebola patients in Monrovia has been attacked and looted by protesters

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A Liberian quarantine centre for suspected Ebola patients in capital Monrovia has been attacked and looted by protesters, police say. The incident happened in the...

Kenya is closing its borders to travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak

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Kenya is closing its borders to travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak. The health secretary said Kenyans...

A second senior doctor in Sierra Leone was confirmed dead from Ebola

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A second senior doctor in Sierra Leone, Modupeh Cole, was confirmed dead from Ebola on Wednesday as West Africa anxiously awaited the arrival of...

Canada will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease's outbreak in West Africa

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Canada will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease's outbreak in West Africa. The announcement comes after...

South Africa's Kruger National Park will evacuate hundreds of rhinos to save them from poachers

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South Africa's Kruger National Park will evacuate hundreds of rhinos to save them from poachers. The move, which is part of a plan to curb...

Liberia will receive an untested experimental drug, Zmapp, to treat people infected with Ebola

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Liberia will receive ZMapp, an untested experimental Ebola drug, to treat infected patients, the government announces. The move came after a request to the US...

Guinea has decided to close its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone to contain the spread of Ebola

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Guinea has decided to close its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone to contain the spread of Ebola, which has killed 959 people in...

Nigeria has declared the outbreak of Ebola a national emergency

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Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has declared the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approved more than $11 million to help contain it. The move...

Oscar Pistorius denies prosecution claims that he deliberately shot Reeva Steenkamp

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Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer has said in closing remarks that prosecutors have twisted the facts to discredit the South African athlete in his murder trial. Barry...

Oscar Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

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At the start of closing arguments in his murder trial, Oscar Pistorius has been accused of being a "deceitful witness" who dropped the "baton...

Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a state of emergency over the Ebola outbreak

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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has declared a state of emergency over the Ebola outbreak. Speaking on national television Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said some civil...

The thrice-married Nelson Mandela divorced Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in 1996

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Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has demanded his village home for her children, potentially triggering the first legal dispute since former South African president’s...

The World Bank will allocate $200 million in emergency assistance for West African countries battling to contain the Ebola outbreak

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The World Bank is to allocate $200 million in emergency assistance for West African countries battling to contain the Ebola outbreak. The money will be...

Carl Pistorius is in ICU after a head-on collision near Pretoria

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Oscar Pistorius’ brother, Carl Pistorius, has been "badly hurt" in a car accident, his family said. Local media report that Carl Pistorius is in ICU...