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Ebola, which has swept through West Africa killing nearly 1,000, could have a vaccine by 2015

Ebola virus: Vaccine 'should be ready for 2015', WHO says, as GSK plays down timing

GlaxoSmithKline is reportedly starting trials next month as Ebola continues to spread through West Africa killing nearly 1,000

A woman checks a board containing travel information

Ebola outbreak: Guinea closes its borders to contain virus

It is hoped the country can protect itself from any further surge in cases
Wole Soyinka will be presented with the International Humanist Award

Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka warns of religion's roll call of death

Nigerian says spiritual leaders who fail to confront extremists such as Boko Haram allow fanaticism to thrive
Grace Mugabe might succeed her husband as President of Zimbabwe

The rise of Mrs Mugabe: Dictator's wife named head of ruling party's women's league and tipped for presidency

Grace Mugabe is well positioned to establish a dynasty by succeeding her elderly husband as Zimbabwe’s president

A patient with flu-like symptoms has been isolated at a Canadian hospital

Ebola outbreak: Fear strikes Canadian hospital as patient isolated following 'flu-like symptoms'

The patient, who had recently been to Nigeria, has been isolated as a precaution while tests get underway

Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa

Oscar Pistorius trial: Judge to deliver murder verdict on 11 September

For a trial that long before it even started has seemed to be more about television drama than justice for a dead young woman, it will come as little surprise that its final act is likely to be billed as 9/11 Judgement Day.

Last night Nigeria became the latest country to decalre a state of emergency after four new cases were confirmed in just two days

Ebola outbreak: Burial staff put at risk as dead bodies are more contagious than living

Those who treat and bury the bodies of the dead, which are even more contagious than living Ebola patients, are especially at risk for infection

Liberian nurses prepare to bury an Ebola victim yesterday in the Banjor community on the outskirts of Monrovia

Ebola outbreak: Global health authority warns spread of disease is now 'an international crisis'

As the deadly virus continues its unprecedented spread through West Africa, the global health authority has issued a stark warning

Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa

Oscar Pistorius trial: Six-and-a-half month trial comes down to just 20 disputed seconds

For a trial that long before it even started has seemed to be more about television drama than justice for a dead young woman, it will come as little surprise that its final act is likely to be billed as 9/11 Judgement Day.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Judge Masipa sets verdict date for 11 September

Defence and prosecution end their closing arguments as verdict date is announced

Ebola outbreak: Deadly epidemic declared international public health emergency by WHO

World Health Organisation takes stand as experts predict it will take ‘three to six months’ months to end outbreak

Ebola outbreak: Families of Liberia victims 'leaving bodies to rot in streets' to avoid quarantine

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

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Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel are bringing Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street to the London Coliseum
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Returning to the stage after 20 years makes actress feel 'nauseous'

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The programme sees four specialists creating what they believe are three perfect couples, based on scientific matchmaking. The couples will not meet until they walk down the aisle together
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US pop diva Jennifer Lopez sang “Happy Birthday” to Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, president of Turkmenistan
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You've been framed: Henri Matisse's colourful cut-outs at Tate Modern
artWhat makes a smash-hit art show
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While many films were released, few managed to match the success of James Bond blockbuster 'Skyfall'
filmsDaniel Craig believed to be donning skis as 007 for first time
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The Guildhall School of Music and Drama is to offer a BA degree in Performance and Creative Enterprise
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Top conservatoire offers ‘groundbreaking’ arts degree

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Mikel Arteta pictured during Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal
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Yes supporters gather outside the Usher Hall, which is hosting a Night for Scotland in Edinburgh
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Pulp-fiction lover: Jarvis Cocker
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Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams in the video of the song, which has been accused of justifying rape
music...and he had 'almost no part' in writing it
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The findings suggest that some of the genetic factors which influence birth size may play a part in influencing an infant’s mental development
health...while smaller babies have greater schizophrenia risk, study claims
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techCriminals now targeting e-readers
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Steven Gerrard celebrates after his late winner
champions leagueGerrard and Balotelli ensure victory
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A plane flies close to the eruption of the Icelandic volcano
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Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

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England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
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