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Boko Haram militants ride on a tank: the group has just captured the town of Chibok

Dozens killed in suspected Boko Haram bombing and shooting attack on mosque

Militants attacked a mosque in Kano, northern Nigeria, during Friday prayers

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Video of nanny abusing toddler shocks Uganda after father posts footage online

Concerned father planted hidden cameras in his home after finding bruises on his 18-month-old daughter

Boko Haram militants ride on a tank: the group has just captured the town of Chibok

Two teenage suicide bombers linked to Boko Haram kill dozens

Double blast at a busy market in north-eastern Nigeria

Thérèse Mema Mapenzi has been awarded the Coventry International Prize for Peace and Reconciliation

Sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo: ‘I went to speak about human rights... people believed they had none’

The DRC is plagued by sexual violence. But thanks to Thérèse Mema Mapenzi, there is now some hope for victims

Shrien Dewani sits in the dock before the start of his trial at the Western Cape High Court, Cape Town

Shrien Dewani trial: Judge to decide on whether to throw out murder trial

Shrien Dewani, accused of ordering the killing of his late wife, could return to UK if case is dismissed

Emeli Sande, pictured as she arrives for the Band Aid 30 recording
28 people were killed in the attack

Kenya bus attack: Primary school head teacher played dead to escape slaughter by Islamic extremists

Douglas Ochwodho was travelling home for the Christmas holidays when his bus was attacked by religious terrorists

Kalthoum Kannou, a 55-year-old judge, on the campaign trail

Tunisia presidential election: The birthplace of the Arab Spring continues on path to full democracy

A woman is on the candidates list shows just how far the country has come
British policemen stand guard over men from the village of Kariobangi, north-east of Nairobi, while their huts are searched for evidence that they participated in the Mau Mau rebellion

Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Thousands of elderly people claim mistreatment, rape and torture by colonial forces
A health workers from the Sierra Leone's Red Cross Society Burial Team 7 is sprayed with desinfectant after removing a corpse from a house in Freetown

NHS volunteers head to Sierra Leona to fight Ebola

UK government says those flying out to help are 'heroes'

It remains unclear who is responsible for the attack, but it is thought to be al-Shabaab

Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabaab militants slaughter 28 non-Muslims who failed to recite Koran

Local media have reported that around 60 people were travelling on the bus to capital city Nairobi

A bubonic plague smear, prepared from a lymph removed from an adenopathic lymph node, or bubo, of a plague patient

Plague outbreak in Madagascar kills 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases

The majority of people affected have the bubonic plague

Health workers in protective suits transport Dr. Martin Salia to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Ebola in US: West African immigrants given protected status because their home countries are now 'too dangerous to deport them to'

Officials say people from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone will be given special permits for 18 months

The author with a baby called Warrah in Sierra Leone. Helping those with the disease recover from it brought about a feeling of elation on his return to Britain – but it did not last long

Dispatches from the Ebola zone: The traumas and successes of working in a Sierra Leone treatment centre

Behind the biohazard suits and masks in West Africa are volunteers who daily face the horrors of the disease and with the emotional consequences. One of them is Dr Javid Abdelmoneim from London, who writes here of his experiences

New one dollar contraceptive shot for women in developing countries announced

The contraceptive is to be made available to women in 69 of the world's poorest countries

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Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

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Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game