Oscar Pistorius's brother and sister have vowed to stand by the South African athlete ahead of his sentencing for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend.

Nigeria declared Ebola-free

The World Health Organisation has declared Nigeria free of Ebola, in a case that it says shows the virus can be contained.
Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.
Aid organisation Oxfam has called on the government to send troops into the west-African regions hardest hit by Ebola.
Fierce fighting has been raging in several parts of Libya's second city Benghazi between pro-government forces and Islamist militias.

Suspected bombers killed in Kenya

Kenyan authorities say they've killed five suspected bombers and recovered 100kg of TNT from their vehicle as it tried to cross the border.
A man convicted over the Cape Town murder of Swedish woman Anni Dewani, has died in the hospital unit of a South African prison.
A Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola after caring for two patients in Madrid has now tested negative to the tropical fever.
Madagascar's ex-president Marc Ravalomanana, ousted in a 2009 coup, will be asked to take part in national reconciliation after he returned to the country.
Nigeria's military and presidency claim to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
A man has been arrested by Ugandan police over the death of an Australian who collapsed in his hotel room after going out drinking.
A South African prosecutor says Oscar Pistorius should be jailed for at least 10 years for killing his girlfriend.
Amid growing fears that Ebola will spread outside West Africa, Western countries are stepping up safety measures at their borders.
An Australian man was found dead in his hotel room in Uganda after making a stop on his way home after working in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Reeva Steenkamp's cousin has told a court in Pretoria that Oscar Pistorius should be jailed for killing the 29-year-old model.
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