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Drastic measures have been brought in to stop the spread of the deadly disease

A Liberian foreign minister has said that the health care system in Liberia is collapsing as hospitals shut down and medical workers flee from the Ebola epidemic

Ebola outbreak: Liberia's health care system 'collapsing' amid epidemic

The number of trained doctors and nurses, already in critical short supply after years of civil war, is shrinking as medical workers get infected

Liberian nurses in protective clothing bury the body of an Ebola victim in the Banjor community on the outskirts of Monrovia, a city in the grip of a real-life nightmare

Ebola outbreak: Liberia - a country plagued by fear

In the West African nation, a single dread dominates all daily life. People avoid each other’s sweat and spit; they do not touch one another in busy streets; and they pray for deliverance from the deadly virus

Oscar Pistorius trial: Athlete 'cannot escape a verdict of murder'

Prosecution launches scathing attack against the athlete describing him as an 'appalling and deceitful witness' as it calls for his testimony to be rejected

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 virus: Liberia church leaders claim deadly outbreak is 'plague' sent by God for 'homosexualism' and 'immoral acts'

The Liberia Council of Churches believes 'God is angry' and is punishing Liberians

Oscar Pistorius leaves court in Pretoria, South Africa in his ongoing murder trail. Prosecutors and lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have one last chance to convince a South African judge when they present closing arguments this week

Oscar Pistorius trial: Prosecution calls for athlete's testimony to be rejected in closing arguments

Defence and prosecution set for final courtroom battle as closing arguments for and against the athlete are heard in court

Oscar Pistorius leaves court in Pretoria, South Africa in his ongoing murder trail. Prosecutors and lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have one last chance to convince a South African judge when they present closing arguments this week

Oscar Pistorius murder trial: The case for and against

As the closing arguments in the biggest murder trial in the world begin, what are the key arguments that will decide his fate?

Liberian nurses carry the body of an Ebola victim from a house for burial in the Banjor Community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia 6 August 2014.

Ebola virus: Obama says it is too early to send experimental drug to Africa as WHO considers if outbreak is 'global health emergency'

The experimental drug Zmapp has been used to treat two US aid workers

Oscar Pistorius speaks with his defence lawyer Barry Roux at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria prior to a hearing of his murder trial

Oscar Pistorius trial: Gerrie Nel and Barry Roux set for final court showdown

Defence and prosecution set to present main arguments for and against Pistorius ahead of murder trial verdict

Oscar Pistorius places his head in his hands as he listens to the cross examination during his trial in court in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius trial: When will there be a judgement, what’s his defence – and what happens next?

Oscar Pistorius verdict looms as prosecution and defence present final arguments

Oscar Pistorius cries during his ongoing murder trial, at the high court in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius back in the dock as verdict looms

Defence and prosecution will present their closing arguments tomorrow

A Nigerian health official wearing a protective suit waits to screen passengers at the arrivals hall in Lagos, Nigeria on 4 August 2014

Ebola virus: British experts urge US and WHO to ‘give Africans cure’

Authorities in West Africa have expressed outrage that treatment was given to two US aid workers in Liberia – where disease has killed 255 people

A medical expert in Frankfurt, Germany, puts on a ventilated plastic suit in preparation for a simulation exercise

Ebola outbreak: Stricken US missionary staff ‘improving’ after taking experimental serum

Doses of the unproven 'ZMapp' treatment had only previously been tested on monkeys

Soldiers and a man pictured allegedly during a massacre of suspected Boko Haram members in Nigeria.

Boko Haram and Nigerian military both accused of war crimes as conflict escalates

Both Boko Haram militants and the army are accused of violations

This photo provided by the CDC shows the Ebola Virus

Ebola outbreak: BA cancels West Africa services as Nigeria reports new cases

The death toll across West Africa has now soared to almost 900

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