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Al-Shabab fighters gun down Somali MP

Somali rebel group al-Shabab has shot dead a legislator in the capital Mogadishu, the fifth killing of an MP in less than four months.

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Kenyan leader orders seizure of coastal zone

Kenya's president has ordered the repossession of land, stretching over 2,000 square kilometres, which he said was taken "under dubious and corrupt circumstances" by 22 companies between 2011 and 2012.

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#WHO: #Ebola out of control

World Health OrganisationThe World Health Organisation's chief Margaret Chan has warned that West Africa's Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 700 people since February, is spreading quicker than efforts to contain the disease.

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#Benghazi 'falls to al-Qaeda-linked rebels'

Armed groups claimed to have taken control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after defeating units loyal to a renegade general, taking over thei barracks and seizing tanks, rockets and hundreds of boxes of ammunition.

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Filipinos told to leave #Libya after beheading

The Philippines has dispatched its foreign secretary to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino construction worker was beheaded and a nurse gang-raped there.

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#Ebola epidemic 'out of control' says charity

Global 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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#Ebola forces state emergency in Sierra Leone

EbolaSierra Leone began quarantining areas of Ebola infection after declaring a state of public emergency to tackle the worst outbreak of Ebola in history, which has killed more than 700 people in West Africa.

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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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