Africa

106 new Ebola deaths

Ebola

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 1350.

Ebola drug patients improve

Doctors during Ebola crisis

Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug to treat Ebola show signs of recovery.

Ivory demand fuels poaching spike

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Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a new study has found.

Escaped Ebola victims hunted

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Liberia is struggling to track down 17 suspected Ebola carriers who fled after a quarantine centre they were in was attacked.

Looting raises Ebola fears

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Liberian slum residents raid an Ebola quarantine centre taking items including bloody sheets and mattresses.

Ebola: 2127 infected, 1145 dead

Ebola scare

The Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa could last another six months, aid group says.

The brutal truth about meerkats

Meerkats

Meerkats look cuddly and endearing, but a new study says they have a dark side.

45 new Ebola deaths

Security guard in Abuja wearing mask during Ebola outbreak.

The WHO reported 128 new Ebola cases and 56 deaths in West Africa, raising the death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the disease to 1069.

Kiwis head to Ebola crisis

Doctors during Ebola crisis

Two New Zealand nurses are en route to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola crisis.

Rhino rescue

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South Africa is sending rhinos to secret locations in a bid to combat poaching.

US trip to help 'rebalance' Asia-Pacific

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In the first visit by a US secretary of state to the Solomon Islands, John Kerry has highlighted historic ties.

Ebola survivor shunned

A female immigration officer uses an infrared digital laser thermometer to take the temperature of a female passenger at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Medical school professors no longer want Kadiatou Fanta in class. Her boyfriend dumped her. She eats alone.

Is the judge convinced?

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius's freedom hangs on South African magistrate Desmond Nair.

Experimental Ebola drug backed

Security guard in Abuja wearing mask during Ebola outbreak.

People infected in the West Africa Ebola outbreak can be offered untested drugs, WHO says.

Priest dies of Ebola

Security guard in Abuja wearing mask during Ebola outbreak.

Spanish missionary died in a Madrid hospital amid a worldwide debate over who should get experimental Ebola drugs.

Officials 'ordered Egypt killings'

Cairo clashes

The killing of hundreds of Egyptian demonstrators last year was systematic, ordered by top officials and probably amounts to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said.

Interactive: Ebola's spread

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Ebola's progress has resulted in a world-wide emergency being declared. Track its progress with our interactive graphic.

Lagos now has 10 Ebola cases

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Ebola has killed two people in Nigeria's commercial capital while another eight cases have been confirmed.

Prayers for deliverance from Ebola

Ebola scare

Liberians defy warnings to avoid public gatherings and pack churches to seek solace from an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola crisis: Pastor cancels NZ trip

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A Nigerian church leader has cancelled his trip here due to the Ebola crisis and increasing Boko Haram-led violence.