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WHO: Ebola outbreak among 'most challenging'

West Africa's Ebola outbreak is among the "most challenging" ever to strike since the disease emerged four decades ago, the WHO said, as the suspected death toll from the virus hit 111.

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Guinea Ebola patients discharged

Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) has said it has discharged a number of people in the West African nation of Guinea who have been receiving treatment for the Ebola virus, which has recently killed at least 95 people.

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Al-Qaeda-linked fighter found dead in Libya

An al-Qaeda-linked fighter thought to have been behind a recent wave of kidnappings and killings in Libya has been found dead, security sources say.

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Rwanda marks 20th anniversary of genocide

Rwandans have marked the 20th anniversary of the genocide that killed at least 800,000 people over a period of 100 days.

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Libya parliament asks PM to form new cabinet

Abdullah al-Thinni replaced ousted premier Ali Zeidan last month [Reuters]Libya's parliament has asked newly appointed Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni to form a new cabinet within one week, a parliamentary spokesman said.

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Sudan's Bashir unveils political reforms

Sudanese President Omar al Bashir has ordered the release of political prisoners and easing of restrictions on political parties to "encourage success in a national dialogue".

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Rwanda bars France from genocide ceremony

The French ambassador to Rwanda has been barred from attending events marking the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, amid a major diplomatic row surrounding France's controversial role in the events of 1994.

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Pistorius apologises for killing girlfriend

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has taken the witness stand in his own defence at his murder trial, saying the shooting of his girlfriend had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares.

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Libyan rebels agree to end oil terminal siege

Rebels in Libya have agreed to re-open two of the four oil terminals they have blockaded since July, according to the country's official news agency, LANA.

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Mass strike paralyses Libya's Benghazi

Public and private sector staff including oil workers went on strike in the Libyan port city of Benghazi, protesting against worsening security and demanding the resignation of parliament whose mandate has expired.

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