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Mr Sisi said there are foreign powers that want to 'break the back of Egypt'

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Ebola outbreak: Medics at ever greater risk as the deadly disease continues to spread

Of 450 health workers infected, 244 have died, despite safety procedures

Tunisians will vote for their first five-year parliament since they overthrew dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011

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Polling shows support for democracy has dropped from 63 per cent in 2012 to 48 per cent

No kissing or sex allowed, Zimbabwe tells students

Students at the University of Zimbabwe face expulsion should they break new rules

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Egypt offers to train anti-militant, pro-government Libyan forces while it tries to contain the Sinai insurgency

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court for the second day of sentencing in his murder trial in Pretoria

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June Steenkamp says she was 'unmoved' by athlete's apology

Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai after checkpoint attack kills at least 30 soldiers

'Well-planned' began with a car bomb which may have been set off by a suicide attacker

Health workers dressed in protective clothing in Liberia, one of six West African nations to be affected by Ebola.

Ebola outbreak: Two-year-old dies of virus in Mali

Mali is now the sixth West African country to record a case of the disease.

Health workers carry the body of a suspected Ebola victim in Bomi county on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia

Ebola outbreak: Virus to kill 67,000 in Monrovia by December, claims academic study

Experts say international commitments to combat the virus are 'grossly inadequate'

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Ebola outbreak: Quarantine camps in West Africa at breaking-point

Break-out attempts as food shortages add to inmates’ desperation

Andargachew “Andy” Tsege from London was seized at an airport in Yemen in June

David Cameron writes to Ethiopian PM on behalf of British political dissident on death row

Andargachew “Andy” Tsege, a critic of the Ethiopian regime, was kidnapped in Yemen

Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards

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Oscar Pistorius: Women's rights groups call for action to combat 'worryingly short' prison sentences for domestic violence

Womankind Worldwide branded violence against women a 'global pandemic' and said short sentences 'violate a woman’s right to justice'

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Oscar Pistorius trial: 'There's more to the story than everybody knows. Only Oscar knows', claim Reeva Steenkamp's family

Video: The parents of Reeva Steenkamp spoke to ITV's Good Morning Britain after Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

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Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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