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Egyptian authorities are allegedly using social media and mobile phone apps to hunt gay people

Egypt's police 'using social media and apps like Grindr to trap gay people'

LGBT activists and groups in Egypt warn members not to use GPS-tracking applications or social media that can be monitored by the authorities

US President Barack Obama has warned that the Ebola epidemic is 'spiralling out of control'

Ebola outbreak: Obama says epidemic 'spiralling out of control', as Australia pledges £3.9m

The President warned that if the west African countries break down there could be a "potential threat to global security", with the US now sending military personnel to affected regions

Seven British hostages died during a four-day siege at the In Amenas complex in 2013 in Algeria

Disgruntled worker 'had threatened bloodshed' at Algerian gas plant where seven British hostages died

Seven British hostages were killed during four-day siege

Meriam Yahya Ibrahim just after her release from a Sudanese prison

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim speaks of her prison ordeal for the first time

Mother says she made stand on behalf of all facing persecution because of their religious beliefs

Oscar Pistorius: Reeva Steenkamp's parents request a meeting with athlete in emotional new interview after verdict

The model’s father, Barry Steenkamp, said he can only begin to come to terms with their loss once he’s questioned the athlete face to face

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Obama pledges 3,000 military personnel to west Africa as Ebola outbreak worses

United States has approved sending thousands of personal to Liberia to set up 17 Ebola centres

Mohamed Badie and 14 others were sentenced to life in jail on charges of murder and inciting violence during a protest near Cairo in 2013

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie jailed for life in Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood’s top official Mohamed Badie and 14 others were sentenced to life in jail today on charges of murder and inciting violence during a protest near Cairo last year. The court session had been designated for witness statements to be heard but the judge issued a verdict.

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Oscar Pistorius 'got away with murder', Reeva Steenkamp's British brother Adam claims in emotive new interview

Adam Steenkamp, 39, is the half brother of Reeva. He moved to England in his teens and now lives with his partner and two young children in Suffolk

Spent force: Peacekeepers at a displaced persons camp in Nyala, southern Darfur

Darfur peace mission chaos is revealed

African Union-UN failures help put region on the rack once more

People shout slogans and hold a banner during a demonstration in Abuja, Nigeria. The girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are still missing

Nigerian military repels Boko Haram attack in Borno

Boko Haram militants have overrun a string of towns in the area in recent weeks

Oscar Pistorius leaves court in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius guilty: Found guilty of culpable homicide, athlete is led – briefly – to cells

Pistorius awaits sentencing, but how far has justice been served by media circus of a trial?

Oscar Pistorius wins gold at the London Games in 2012

How can the ‘fastest Paralympian on Earth’ argue vulnerability?

Pistorius’ defence team’s claim that disabled people are more vulnerable has left us worse off

Oscar Pistorius guilty: Reeva Steenkamp's mother says verdict is 'not justice'

June Steenkamp says she just 'wants the truth', as Oscar Pistorius walks free on bail ahead of his sentencing

A gun in Pistorius's house where his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot

Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide: Another trial spawned by South Africa's gun problem – that kills 18 people a day

If there wasn't a gun in the home, Reeva Steenkamp would likely still be alive today, says Adèle Kirsten from Gun Free South Africa

Oscar Pistorius reacts to the verdict in his murder trial at the High Court in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide – an English legal perspective: Has the judicial system failed? And how did Oscar just walk free?

London solicitor Julian Young analyses the case from a UK viewpoint, and questions how the outcome might have been different had it taken place in an English court

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

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England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

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Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

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