Ebola death toll climbs above 7000

Ebola, one of the deadliest viruses known to man, has now killed 7,373 people, most of them in west Africa, says the World Health Organisation.
At least 32 people have been killed in a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria, with dozens of women and girls abducted.
A brawl has erupted in Kenyan parliament as a tough anti-terror bill was passed following heated debate.
Violent clashes between the "anti-balaka" Christian militia and the mainly Muslim rebels in Central African Republic have left at least 28 dead.
54 Nigerian soldiers have been sentenced to death after they allegedly refused to deploy for an operation against Boko Haram Islamists.
Oscar Pistorius's lawyer has rejected a report his client had "thrown a wobbly" after learning prosecutors can appeal to have him convicted of murder.
A two-week lockdown has been ordered in a Sierra Leone mining district after eight cases were detected in one day.
An attack by two female suicide bombers at a market in northern Nigeria has killed them and four others, police say.
Prosecutors in South Africa can appeal Oscar Pistorius' acquittal on murder charges after a judged ruled the case should be reviewed.

Pistorius appeal ruling delayed

A South African judge says she wants more time to decide whether to grant a prosecution appeal against Oscar Pistorius' sentence for culpable homicide.
Greens senator Richard Di Natale, who is visiting Liberia, says there are fears the Ebola virus could decimate some remote villages in the country.
Ebola-hit countries in west Africa are getting an extra 61 million euros from the European Union to fight the epidemic.
A Ugandan maid is facing up to 15 years in jail after admitting to the brutal torture of a toddler that the child's parents caught on a hidden camera.
Days after Australia updated its travel advice for Egypt to warn of terrorist attacks, the UK and Canada have both shut their embassies in Cairo.
The judge who cleared Oscar Pistorius of murder is set to decide whether prosecutors can appeal.

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