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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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Foreigners urged to flee #Libya amid clashes

European nations have called on their citizens to leave Libya as heavy fighting between soldiers loyal to a renegade general and militias in the eastern city of Benghaz left more than 36 people dead.

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Boko Haram kidnaps wife of #Cameroon vice PM

The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister, Amadou Ali, has been kidnapped and at least three other people have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram fighters on Ali's home in the northern town of Kolofata, officials have said.

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UN sounds urgent famine warning for S Sudan

UN aid chiefs have begged donors to increase efforts to stave off a looming famine in South Sudan, where a third of the population are in crisis after months of war.

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Village chief among dozen executed in #Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters have executed 12 people including a village chief in a remote part of northeastern Nigeria, residents have said, amid warnings of anticipated attacks by the group over Eid.

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Tunisian soldiers killed near Algeria border

Two Tunisian soldiers have been killed and six injured in a gunfight near the border with Algeria, the second such attack in less than two weeks.

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