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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

The sarcophagus lid is believed to have been brought to the UK by the late Captain ‘Tiger’

Egyptian embassy tries to prevent auction of 2,300-year-old coffin lid in Cambridgeshire

An ancient Egyptian coffin lid being sold at auction in Cambridgeshire today should be withdrawn from sale and repatriated to Egypt, embassy officials in London have said.

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

Oscar Pistorius guilty: Exclusive BBC Three documentary of murder trial to air next week

Oscar Pistorius: The Truth will be the only programme about the case of the South African paralympic athlete

Human rights lawyer Michel Togue

Welcome to Cameroon, where drinking Baileys can lead to imprisonment

Human rights lawyer Michel Togue has described daily discrimination faced by gay people in Cameroon, including a case where a lawyer sentenced a man on the evidence he enjoyed an "woman's drink"

Arnold Pistorius (C), the uncle of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa deliver her verdict at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria September 12, 2014.

Oscar Pistorius verdict: 'There are no victors in this tragedy,' uncle says after athlete freed on bail

He will be sentenced on 13 October for culpable homicide

Scene of the tragedy: the house where Oscar Pistorius lived with Reeva Steenkamp in Silver Woods is heavily protected

Oscar Pistorius guilty: Police release photos of Reeva Steenkamp killing scene after verdict

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