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#Algeria fighters 'behead' abducted Frenchman

Herve GourdelFighters linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have said they beheaded a Frenchman abducted in Algeria, after giving a 24-hour deadline to Paris.

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#Ebola cases may reach 1.4 million next year

Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million by late January 2015, up from the current total of 5,800, according to a new study by a US medical agency.

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#Ebola 'contained in #Senegal and #Nigeria '

The World Health Organisation has said the Ebola epidemic that has killed 2,811 in West Africa has been contained in Senegal and Nigeria.

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UN proposes Libyan ceasefire and talks

The UN, EU and a group of 13 nations have called for "an immediate, comprehensive ceasefire" in Libya, after the UN mission there proposed talks between backers of rival Libyan parliaments beginning next week.

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Experts advise against #Ebola travel ban

There should be no general ban on travel or trade with countries reeling from the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, independent health advisers to the World Health Organisation (WHO) have assessed.

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Fighters kidnap French citizen in #Algeria

An Algerian armed group has kidnapped a Frenchman and threatened to execute him unless Paris halts air strikes in Iraq on fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the group said in a video posted online.

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Sierra Leone claims #Ebola curfew success

Sierra Leone has ended a three-day curfew to stem the world's worst Ebola epidemic, with authorities claiming a "huge success" in identifying new infections and locating scores of bodies.

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#Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone

A team of health workers trying to bury Ebola victims has come under attack in Sierra Leone, as the country struggled through the second day of a nationwide curfew to help combat the virus.

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Sierra Leone seeks assistance to fight #Ebola

Sierra Leone continues its efforts for the second day to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, but doctors say they are in desperate need of health workers and medical supplies.

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Civilians killed by Boko Haram in #Cameroon

Four civilians were killed in the remote north of Cameroon in a cross-border attack by Boko Haram fighters, state-run radio reported.

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