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Rival Libyan fighters agree to ceasefire

Rival armed groups fighting for control of the international airport in the Libyan capital of Tripoli have agreed to a temporary ceasefire as a Muslim Brotherhood leader described attacks by armed groups on the facility as "legitimate”.

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At least 33 dead in #Guinea concert stampede

A stampede at a rap concert on a beach has killed at least 33 people, including 11 children, in the Guinean capital Conakry, hospital officials said.

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#Ebola epidemic 'out of control' says charity

NigeriaGlobal medical charity Doctors Without Borders has given warning that the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unprecedented, absolutely out of control", as states across the world took steps to prevent its spread.

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Female suicide bomber kills six in #Nigeria

breaking-newsA female suicide bomber blew herself up in a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano, killing six people and critically wounding another six in the fourth such attack by a woman in Kano in less than a week, a security source said.

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Sierra Leone's top #Ebola doctor dies

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor has died from the disease, medical officials have said.

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US tries to calm fears as #Ebola virus spreads

US health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly disease spreading to the US is remote.

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Fighters overrun Libyan special forces base

oil fire Armed groups and militias have overrun a major Libyan army base in the eastern city of Benghazi after a fierce battle involving rockets and jets in which at least 30 people were killed, officials have said.

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#Nigeria city hit by twin suicide blasts

Two blasts by female suicide bombers have killed three people and injured 13 in Nigeria's Kano city, bringing the number of attacks this week in the area to five and overshadowing festivities marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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#Libya oil-tanker fire blazes out of control

A fire from fuel tanks near Tripoli's international airport that has been ignited by rocket attacks is out of control as clashes between rival militias have resumed in the area, the National Oil Company says.

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#Ebola forces #Liberia to shut border crossings

The Liberian government has closed most of the West African nation's border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across the region.

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