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A crowd in Ouagadougou yesterday demands that the army take over, after President Blaise Compaore’s resignation

Burkina Faso: Dancing in the streets shortlived as President resigns

With hundreds of thousands of protesters packing the streets for a second day, and no sign of international support, Mr Compaoré announced his resignation

Burkino Faso president Blaise Compaore resigns after 27-year rule following violent protests

Resignation comes a day after the army dissolved the government and protesters set fire to parliament

A burial team in protective gear bury the body of a woman suspected to have died from Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia

Ebola outbreak: Donations from the British public will aid safe burial of victims

Local burial customs aiding spread of disease

People gather outside Burkina Faso’s parliament where cars were set alight by protesters yesterday

Burkina Faso: Protesters shot dead and parliament set ablaze as poor call an end to President Blaise Compaoré’s rule

Opposition leaders in talks with retired general and former defence minister about forming transitional government

An Ebola health worker removes rubbish from the Island Clinic Treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, on Wednesday, October 29

Ebola outbreak: Response to epidemic is now 'getting an upper hand on the virus' as number of infections in Liberia slows

World Health Organisation says there has been a plateau in confirmed cases, while the number of burials and new admissions has also fallen

Guy Scott greets Zambia’s defence and security chiefs after taking over as acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Michael Sata, the President of Zambia, died in a London hospital yesterday after a lengthy illness

Ebola patients sit inside the Island Clinic Treatment center, where they are kept under quarantine, in Monrovia, Liberia

Ebola outbreak: Nato must do more to stem crisis, say diplomatic heavyweights

Alliance urged to send hospital ships, heavy-lifting helicopters and medical teams

Shrien Dewani appears at Western Cape High Court

Shrien Dewani trial: Honeymoon murder suspect captured on CCTV carrying package 'handed to wife's killer'

Zola Tongo told the court Dewani, 34, promised to pay him 5,000 rand for his role in the hijacking and killing of his wife

Michael Sata dead: Zambian President dies in London four months after disappearing from public eye

Sata had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness

The DEC has organised some of the biggest aid campaigns in the world including for the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004

Ebola outbreak: The appeal that shows this is no ordinary medical emergency

For the first time in its 50-year history, the Disasters Emergency Committee has issued a call for funds to combat a disease outbreak

Red Cross members carry the body of an Ebola victim in Monrovia, Liberia, earlier this month

Ebola outbreak: 'Sixty days to save West Africa'

Disasters Emergency Committee launches unprecedented appeal to tackle ‘catastrophe’ of Ebola

Residents help guide Bobby Pomney to the home of an Ebola victim in Monrovia so he can try to identify others who have come into contact with the virus

Ebola outbreak: The contact tracers facing a race against time to track down those who have been exposed

It’s Bobby Pomney’s job to track down people who have come into contact with the virus – and isolate them. But in a slum where everyone fears being quarantined, it’s easier said than done

Etienne Ouamouno sits holding baby Emile, who has been identified as the first traceable patient of the current Ebola outbreak

Ebola outbreak's 'Patient Zero' identified as a two-year-old boy from Guinea named Emile Ouamouno

From Emile, the deadly virus spread around the world and has now killed close to 5,000 people

Australian immigration minister Scott Morrison laid out the measures in parliament on Monday

Ebola crisis: Australia imposes visa ban on affected countries as returning US soldiers returning from West Africa are isolated

The latest measures have been condemned by health authorities and the United Nations as extreme

Shrien Dewani appears at Western Cape High Court

Shrien Dewani trial: Honeymoon murder suspect visited male escort on three occasions

Dewani is accused of Anni's murder during their honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.

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By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen

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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

What makes ouija boards and demon dolls scary?

Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

A head injury from a bicycle accident had the surprising effect of robbing Nell Frizzell of two of her senses

Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

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Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
Adrian Heath interview: Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room

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Former Everton striker prepares his Orlando City side for the MLS - and having Kaka in the dressing room
Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are too good to fail and derby allows them to start again, says Simon Hart
Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes