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Hospitals and health services close as panic about the disease is putting immense pressure on the resources and services that remain, while NGOs and commercial firms have pulled employees out of the region.

Disinfectant is sprayed on a street in front of a building in a bid to prevent the spread of Ebola

Ebola outbreak: WHO warns disease is ‘out of control’ as fears of global epidemic grow

WHO’s official figures put the death toll  in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria at 729, but the true figure is likely to be higher

Uganda court strikes down tough anti-homosexuality law as 'null and void'

People convicted under the Anti-Homosexuality Act faced life imprisonment

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Authorities have warned the water could be radioactive and cause cancer

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Air Algerie AH5017 crash: Jet fell 30,000 feet in three minutes ‘due to violent storm’

Inexperience of the Spanish crew may have also been a factor

Two giraffes pictured on Garsfontein Road, Centurion, South Africa.

Giraffe killed after hitting head on bridge while being transported in South Africa

An animal cruelty organisation is investigating the incident

Staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse put on protective gear in a Liberian hospital (AP)

Ebola outbreak continues as aid workers plead for more funds

International aid workers combating West Africa’s Ebola outbreak lack basic protective clothing such as face masks, gloves and protective body suits, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, as affected countries announced they would be sending troops to enforce quarantine zones in the worst-hit areas.

Samaritan's Purse medical personnel spray disinfectant on a person who died from the Ebola virus in the Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia

Ebola outbreak: Sharp increase in deaths and new cases across West Africa, WHO reports

Latest figures show 57 new deaths - and no signs the deadly virus's spread is slowing down

Liberia immigration officers wearing protective gloves inspect the travel documents at a border post with Sierra Leone, 30 July (EPA)

Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone and Liberia announce state of emergency

Tough new measures will include house-to-house searches to round up suspected victims being hidden by their families and military-enforced quarantine zones

Clothes and footwear belonging to victims lie on the ground at the site of the Kano State Polytechnic institute where a suicide bombing was carried out on Wednesday

Nigerian forces find girl wearing bomb after stopping two suspected Boko Haram members

Arrests followed four suicide bombings involving females in Kano region over past week

Final frontier: border control at Gatwick

Ebola outbreak: UK officials 'not prepared' to deal with virus arriving at border, union leader warns

Contrary to what Foreign Secretary says, border staff 'don't know what to do or how to protect themselves'

Women study at the Maska Road Islamic School in Kaduna

Nigeria fights back against Boko Haram's radical Islam through the power of learning

As Islamic schools teach tolerance, authorities launch strategy to tackle the roots of extremism

A woman in Somalia has been shot by dead by Islamist militants for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives have said.

Somali woman killed by gunman 'for not wearing veil'

Relatives of the woman claim she was shot dead outside of her hut

Guinea stampede kills 24 during concert on beach

Tragedy occurred during celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan

Sheikh Umar Khan, who has treated 100 Ebola victims, said: ‘I am afraid for my life’ before he died

Ebola virus: Top Sierra Leone doctor, Sheik Umar Khan, dies of disease

The virus that has killed more than 670 people across West Africa this year

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