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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

Police brutality in Egypt remains a major concern

Egyptian policeman accused of sexually assaulting mentally ill woman

The alleged attack took place while the girl was being detained

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Ebola outbreak: Red Cross workers attacked while burying dead bodies in Guinea

Ebola has killed over 2,000 people this year

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

Ebola outbreak: Swiss nurse flown back to Geneva after being bitten by child infected with disease

The health worker has been placed in quarantine in Switzerland

Ebola outbreak: Experts warn cases could number one million by January as 'window closes' to stop disease becoming endemic

Dire predictions suggest Ebola is on course to become a permanent fixture in Africa, like malaria or the flu

Connaught Hospital in Freetown during a three-day lockdown to prevent the spread on the Ebola virus

Ebola virus outbreak: 92 bodies recovered as more cases found in Sierra Leone lockdown

The controversial emergency measures ordered people to stay in their homes

Only around 40 per cent of Liberia's healthcare facilities are currently functioning and all schools are closed

Ebola virus outbreak: Collapse of three African states possible

Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone's very existence under threat, says Liberian minister

End of hope: Princess Mayers in 2012 with her daughter, Angie, who has since died

Ebola virus outbreak: A first-hand Liberian tragedy – 'We begged, take the baby to hospital... They refused'

Authorities are overcome by the epidemic. Gabriella Jozwiak reports

Max Barclay, collections manager, at the Natural History Museum, displays one of Dr Livingstone’s collection

Dr Livingstone's, I presume? Natural History Museum finds explorer's African insect collection

Chance find contains 20 pinned beetles from Zambezi river expedition

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker