Africa

Ebola doctor in grave condition

Ebola outbreak

Texas-trained doctor says he is "terrified" of the disease progressing further.

All you need to know about ebola

Ebola

This is the worst ebola outbreak in history. Here's why you should be worried.

Rush for answers after Ebola death

Ebola

No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia.

Ebola outbreak infecting doctors

ebola strap

The world's deadliest Ebola outbreak is infecting health care workers and forcing nations to close border crossings.

Boko Haram in high-profile kidnap

DANGEROUS MAN: Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister kidnapped during an attack by Boko Haram militants.

Weather likely cause of crash

air algerie

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight that killed 116 people.

Air Algerie crash: 'no survivors'

 	 swift air plane

Wreckage found of jet missing in Africa with 116 on board, in third major aviation crash in a week.

Persecuted woman meets Pope

Meriam Ibrahim

Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese woman who escaped a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith.

Nigeria's deadly secrets

Nigeria kidnap parents

In the three months since 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Islamic extremists, 11 of their parents have died.

Peacekeeper killings arrest

Arrest, arrested, handcuffs

A suspect in the abduction, torture and killing of two Irish United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago has been arrested.

Gunmen kill 21 in Egypt

Egypt

Gunmen killed 21 Egyptian military border guards near the frontier with Libya.

Critical injuries in turbulence

Plane

South African Airways says 20 people on a Hong Kong-bound flight were injured when the plane ran into severe turbulence.

Pistorius in night club altercation

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius involved in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family says.

Tripoli airport shelled

tripoli

Libyan government spokesman says 90 per cent of planes destroyed as UN pulls staff out of country.

Over 500 dead

sierra leone

West Africa's Ebola crisis deepens as infection of one of the world's deadliest diseases spreads.

Daddy's quest for his little girl

Jeremiah Heaton

An American father has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess.

Two different attacks on Benghazi

Ahmed Abu Khatallah

Military suggests those behind attack on CIA complex different from those who penetrated US diplomatic mission.

Troops retake Somali palace

Gun

After more than two hours of fighting, army foils Islamic extremists' attack on presidential palace.

Pistorius' defence rests

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius murder trial moves closer to a verdict as the defence team ends its case.

Girls escape from militants

boko haram

More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape.

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