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Ebola `spiralling out of control'

WHO chief Margaret Chan says the response to the Ebola epidemic in west Africa has been "woefully inadequate", and it's spiralling out of control.
The Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death for apostasy has finally arrived in the US, where she will make her home.
Ebola-hit west African nations have launched emergency measures and are meeting with the WHO to thresh out a joint plan to stop the spread of the virus.
A Filipino construction worker was beheaded and a nurse gang-raped, prompting the Philippines to urge its citizens to leave Libya as violence escalates.
Two American aid workers who have contracted Ebola in west Africa are reportedly being flown home to the US for treatment.
Four people have been arrested after a stampede at a rap concert in Guinea left 34 people dead.
One of two giraffes has died while being transported from Pretoria to Johannesburg in an operation the SPCA says was incorrect and inadequate.
Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents has grown with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity...

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How eating bats, washing victims' bodies, and a lack of doctors are all contributing to the worst Ebola outbreak of all time.
The US Peace Corps and Christian charity Samaritan's Purse have withdrawn volunteers and staff from west Africa over fears the Ebola virus is spreading.
Liberia's schools and border-area markets been ordered closed as the country trues to stop the spread of the Ebola epidemic.
Ten petitioners, including two Ugandan rights organisations, have gone to the constitutional court arguing anti-gay laws were not passed correctly.

Nurse kidnapped and raped in Libya

A Filipina nurse was seized by unknown gunmen on her way to work in Tripoli, and was raped before being released several hours later.
Prosecutors in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial have handed a summary of their arguments to the judge as it moves into its final stages.
An international aviation group has held talks with global health officials on potential measures to halt the spread of the Ebola virus globally.
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