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South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius arrives at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Pistorius returned to the court on the third day of sentencing procedures for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Reeva Steenkamp's sister pleads with judge not to let athlete 'use his disability as an excuse' for homicide

'[Are they saying that] if you are missing an arm or a leg or whatever, you don't go to jail? They should put him in a wheelchair,' Simone Cowburn said

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A boy’s temperature is taken using an infrared laser thermometer at the international airport in Abuja, Nigeria

Ebola crisis: Nigeria declared Ebola-free three days after Senegal beats virus

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Pistorius in court last week

Oscar Pistorius sentencing: South African prison services deny they have prepared jail cell for paralympian

Athlete will be sentenced by judge tomorrow, having been convicted of culpable homicide

Liberians read a daily Ebola noticeboard in Monrovia

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'Ebola is not just a health crisis. Across West Africa, a generation of young people risks being lost to an economic catastrophe,' she said

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The 34-year-old animal was one of the last two male breeding white rhinos in the world

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Oscar Pistorius, arriving at court on Friday, will be sentenced this week

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If he is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates who endure overcrowding, illness and abuse
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