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Health care workers in Monrovia, Liberia

Ebola outbreak: World Bank pledges $170 million in new funding to combat spread of deadly virus in West Africa

The World Bank has pledged another $170 million to help countries in West Africa contain the spread of Ebola infections.

Snapchat lawsuit: Sisters sue founder Evan Spiegel over bikini photos

Sarah and Elizabeth Turner claim they agreed to pose for free in a bikini to promote app- now worth $10 billion- effectively becoming 'slut' face of Snapchat

Nick D'Aloisio

Tech prodigy Nick D'Aloisio swaps Yahoo's HQ for Oxford University

The 18-year old will be studying computer science and philosophy combining managing role at Yahoo

Oracle's Larry Ellison compensation slashed amid investor pressure

Oracle ties compensation to performance in Ellison's final year as CEO

Jack Ma: The richest man in China on how to be happy and successful in business

The Alibaba owner said that realising money can 'give you headaches' and being optimistic are important to be happy and successful

Alibaba's Jack Ma crowned China's richest man

The Alibaba founder knocks Wang Jianlin off top spot as China's richest person

Tesco in crisis but Twitter doesn't care: the most gleeful responses

From 'every fiddle helps' to delight in their demise, we've rounded up the best reaction from #tescogate

Alibaba's Jack Ma says he won't change after monster IPO – and Forrest Gump is his hero

Ma cited Forrest Gump as his personal hero as Alibaba is crowned biggest initial public offering in history

A pedestrian walks past Alibaba.com advertising in Hong Kong.

What is Alibaba and when is the IPO?

The countdown for Alibaba's New York float has begun and the stage is set for what could be the biggest initial public offering of all-time.

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker