At least 26 people, mainly schoolchildren, are believed to have died in Zambia after a ferry capsized on Lake Kariba.

Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears

The WHO has warned the situation in Mali is an emergency and says the biggest Ebola outbreak on record has now killed nearly 5000 people.
A two-year-old girl has died of Ebola in Mali, in the first case of the disease in the west African nation.
At least 20 people, mainly schoolchildren, are believed to have died in Zambia after a boat capsized, police say.
With New York confirming its first Ebola case, the EU has boosted its aid to affected African countries to 1 billion euros.
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The World Health Organisation is working feverishly on a vaccine for Ebola as the number of cases nears 10,000.
Oscar Pistorius has spent his first night in jail in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria.
The global head of the Red Cross says Ebola could be contained in four to six months if measures are taken, including good isolation and treatment.
The five-year jail sentence handed to Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend fits the crime of culpable homicide, legal experts say.
A poll finds that people in the Middle East see religious and ethnic hatred as their biggest threat; Europeans and Americans are more concerned about inequality.
Oscar Pistorius has been taken to the prison where he will being serving his five-year sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend.

Nigeria declared Ebola-free

The World Health Organization says Nigeria - Africa's most populous country - has shown the world "that Ebola can be contained".
Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

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