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Phyllis Sortor, an American missionary kidnapped in Nigeria, has been released

US missionary Reverend Phyllis Sortor freed after kidnapping in Nigeria

Phyllis Sortor, of the Free Methodist Church, was abducted by gunmen on 23 February

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey contracted the disease after volunteering with Save the Children in Sierra Leone

British Ebola nurse appears on misconduct charge over whether symptoms were concealed

Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola, has been summoned for a hearing by the nursing regulator

Boko Haram is likely to plot attacks on the West, according to a Nigerian government minister

Globalisation of Boko Haram: Nigerian minister warns the West faces a new terror threat

The Nigerian jihadist group has so far only strayed into neighbouring countries, but a senior minister in Goodluck Jonathan’s government is warning the West that it faces a new terror threat

Nigerian police in Bauchi

Woman beaten to death in Nigerian market was 'mentally ill and not a suicide bomber', police say

Bauchi state police have said it is believed the woman 'had nothing to do with suicide bombing'

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Egyptian police arrest seven 'transsexuals' in Cairo on debauchery charges

The police say they created fake webpages to entrap the men

A man brandishes a knife in front of the cage

'Isis-themed wedding' sees couple hold first dance in a cage surrounded by men with knives

Balaclava-clad guests can be seen brandishing knives

The steep sides left the male elephant stuck fast in the mud

Watch: Elephant rescued from mud pit in Kenya by JCB

The animal is believed to have been trapped for 12 hours

Firemen battle a blaze near Cape Town

Cape Town wildfire: Dramatic pictures reveal devastation as fire rips through mountains

Huge blaze rages through Table Mountain for third day

A Chadian soldier peers into a burnt armoured vehicle displaying the black and white markings of insurgent group Boko Haram, after the Chadians destroyed it during a battle in Gambaru

Boko Haram fails to unite African allies as Chad and Cameroon wait for Nigerian support

Both Chad and Cameroon are desperate to defeat violent extremists Boko Haram. But they need Nigeria’s support

Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, appears in a video in which he warns Cameroon it faces the same fate as Nigeria
Outgoing President Hifikepunye Pohamba has been in office since 2005

African leadership prize: Namibia's outgoing President Hifikepunye Pohamba scoops the world's most lucrative award worth $5m

The prize was set up by a British-Sudanese telecoms magnate to find a leader who had been democratically elected, governed well and then left office

One of the 'hyena boys' in a show in Nigeria. Picture: Journeyman Pictures

The hyena men of Nigeria: Nomads tame baboons and snakes to make them perform

Trainers claim the animals, which are kept chained and muzzled, 'enjoy' it

Child soldiers sit on 10 February with their rifles at a ceremony of the child soldiers disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration

Hundreds of boys 'kidnapped and forced into becoming child soldiers' in South Sudan

The children were seized while preparing for school exams in Wau Shilluk

Nigerian police in Bauchi

Girl beaten to death by Nigerian crowd after she was accused of being a suicide bomber

Local police say the girl was unlikely to have been guilty

Robert Mugabe eats a zoo for 'obscene' 91st birthday party

Elephants were slaughtered to celebrate the Zimbabwean president's birthday

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Homeless Veterans campaign

Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

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Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

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The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
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Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable