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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, right meets with Ebola survivors in Conakry, Guinea

Ebola outbreak: Top American diplomat promises USA is in the fight 'for the long haul'

Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the UN, pledges more assistance

Oscar Pistorius pictured listening to his sentence at the High Court in Pretoria last week

Oscar Pistorius trial: South African prosecutors announce decision to appeal culpable homicide verdict and sentence of disgraced Paralympian

The athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and sentenced to five years in prison

Inside Boko Haram: Women and girls forced to marry, convert and endure forced labour and rape in captivity

Video: Human Rights Watch spoke to over 46 witnesses and victims of Boko Haram abductions, including those who escaped from the Chibok secondary school abduction

Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot at his home in Vosloorus, a township 20km south of Johannesburg

Senzo Meyiwa dead: Tributes paid to goalkeeper as sporting world mourns loss of Bafana Bafana captain

Meyiwa was fatally shot when protecting his girlfriend against two gunmen who entered his house in Johannesburg on Sunday night

Senzo Robert Meyiwa makes a diving save against Australia during their friendly soccer match in Sydney

Senzo Meyiwa shot dead: South African president leads tributes to national football team captain

Police said there was an 'altercation' at the home of singer and actress Kelly Khumalo on Sunday night, during which the 27-year-old goalkeeper was fatally shot

Al-Sisi launches three days of mourning following the two attacks in the Sinai Peninsula

Egypt halts peace talks after attack on Sinai

Egypt announced yesterday that it was postponing the talks in Cairo aimed at cementing the Gaza dispute ceasefire, after it closed its border with the Palestinian enclave in response to deadly attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa died after being shot at his home in Vosloorus, a township 20km south of Johannesburg

Senzo Meyiwa shot dead: South Africa captain killed 'protecting girlfriend Kelly Khumalo from burglars'

There was an 'altercation' after several men entered the singer's house in Vosloorus near Johannesburg on Sunday, police said

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to take drastic measures to uproot the militants

Egypt crisis: Sisi vows to uproot militants after checkpoint killings

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

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

Tunisia falls out of love with democracy - right on the eve of elections

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

Egypt: Double attack in Sinai kills 33 as al-Sisi expresses serious concerns over Islamists

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

Oscar Pistorius was 'gun-toting', 'trigger-happy' and 'combustible', says Reeva Steenkamp's mother

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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Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
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Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

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Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
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Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game