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Ebola virus outbreak: President of Sierra Leone unable to attend summit in London after plane breaks down

Ernest Bai Koroma had been due to attend the conference in London

Oscar Pistorius made 'nine minute phone call to ex-girlfriend Jenna Edkins' before he killed Reeva Steenkamp, new report claims

The conversation did not constitute as evidence during his six-month trial because police were apparently unaware it had ever existed

A Liberian man holding a Civet being sold on a roadside as bush meat in Lofa County. Bush meat is one of the major carriers of the Ebola virus

How the Ebola virus got its name and how we caught it from animals

It has infected at least 8,000, killed more than 3,000 and has led to the breakdown of the healthcare systems of entire states in the worst affected countries

A burial team in protective clothing remove a body in Sierra Leone. Five people are being infected every hour.

Ebola virus outbreak: 'Five people infected every hour' in Sierra Leone

Save the Children warns virus is spreading at ‘a terrifying rate’

Two container ships on the Suez Canal crashed on Monday

Watch two container ships collide on Egypt's Suez Canal

The German and Singaporean vessels made contact on Monday, causing delays on the important trade route

Ebola in US: 'There is no reason to panic about the disease spreading,' expert says

The man was in Texas for days before being admitted to hospital

Kumba Fayah, 11, lost both parents and her sister to the Ebola virus and is now living with her extended family.

Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

Unicef says 3,700 children in West Africa have lost one or both of parents to disease

A day to remember in Kivuye, Congo, as residents gather at their market. This return to normality was made possible by government forces driving militia from the village

A day of peace for a village at the centre of Congo's bloody war - but the militias could return at any time

The experience of Kivuye epitomises the violence and misery of one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts, with its inhabitants living in a state of constant fear

In Monrovia a woman walks past a mural used by the Liberian authorities to alert the public to the risks of Ebola – including a warning not to play with monkeys

Ebola virus outbreak: Liberia doctor treating patients with HIV drugs reports success

Dr Gobee Logan  says 13 out of his 15 patients survived

Nigerian health official wearing a protective suit waits to screen passengers for the Ebola virus at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria.

Ebola outbreak: Death toll passes 3,000 as WHO warns numbers are 'vastly underestimated'

The disease has killed people in five African countries and is spreading

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Grindr urges LGBT community to hide their identities as Egypt persecutes nation's gay community

Six were sentenced in Egypt yesterday after posting on Facebook

Barack Obama has told delegates at the United Nations that the response to the Ebola outbreak is still lacking

Ebola outbreak: We’re not doing enough to stop the spread of the virus, President Obama warns UN General Assembly

Sierra Leone has announced it is placing another one million of its inhabitants under forced quarantine

The girls were abducted from the Nigerian town of Chibok back in April

Boko Haram frees Nigerian schoolgirl but still holds hundreds of others

The Islamists offered to release the girls in a prisoner swap in May, but the proposal was rejected by the government

President Barack Obama speaks at a high level meeting on the Ebola outbreak

Ebola virus: The transcript of Barack Obama's speech to the UN

President Obama addresses the UN on Africa's crisis

A man claiming to be the leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau.

Boko Haram members surrender to Nigerian military after 'leader killed'

The group sparked an international outcry when it kidnapped 200 schoolgirls

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Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

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An app for the amorous

Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?
Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid. Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?

Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid

Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?
Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

After a few early missteps with Chekhov, her acting career has taken her to Hollywood. Next up is a role in the BBC’s gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’
She's having a laugh: Britain's female comedians have never had it so good

She's having a laugh

Britain's female comedians have never had it so good, says stand-up Natalie Haynes
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Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LEDs designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
Great British Bake Off, semi-final, review: Richard remains the baker to beat

Tensions rise in Bake Off's pastry week

Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
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It's time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris
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The 10 best bedspreads

Before you up the tog count on your duvet, add an extra layer and a room-changing piece to your bed this autumn
Arsenal vs Galatasaray: Five things we learnt from the Emirates

Arsenal vs Galatasaray

Five things we learnt from the Gunners' Champions League victory at the Emirates
Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup, says Chris Hewett
Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
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