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Health workers bury the body of a woman who is suspected of having died of the Ebola virus in Bomi county, on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra LeoneAcross the country from where Ebola emerged in Sierra Leone, rise of new cases causes concern
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Parents of the late Reeva Steenkamp, June, front, and Barry back, leave court in Pretoria, South Africa, after Oscar Pistorius was handed down a five-year sentence by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Steenkamp last year.  (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Independent Newspapers)  SOUTH AFRICA OUT
'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years for killing girlfriend, but could be freed earlier
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A heavily guarded vehicle carrying Oscar Pistorius, drives from the court in Pretoria, South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 to prison. Pistorius was handed down a five-year sentence by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.  (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Independent Newspapers)  SOUTH AFRICA OUT
Pistorius sentencing: What it meansOscar Pistorius: How much prison time will he serve? Will the Blade Runner run again?
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Rwanda requires US, Spain visitor health reportsEbola fears: Rwanda requiring US, Spain visitors to report health conditions
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US military drone makes 'hard landing' in NigerUS says a military drone makes 'hard landing' at airport in Niger, damages runway
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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva SteenkampOscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
The Associated Press20 hours ago
UN says worker dies from Ebola in Sierra LeoneUN says another worker dies from Ebola, this time in Sierra Leone
The Associated Press1 day ago
Moody's raises Egypt's outlook to stableMoody's raises Egypt's outlook to stable from negative but keeps government bond rating low
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, people demonstrate calling on the Nigerian government to rescue girls taken from a secondary school in Chibok  region, in the city of Abuja, Nigeria. There is cautious optimism in Nigeria,  Monday, Oct.  20, 2014 over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be released soon as part of a cease-fire agreement with the country’s Islamic rebels, Boko Haram. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga, File)
Nigerians await news on missing girlsNigerians cautious about reports that kidnapped schoolgirls will be released soon
The Associated Press1 day ago
Prominent South African politician shot in robberyProminent South African politician shot during robbery at an ATM, survives, party says
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File: In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 file photo voters queue to cast their votes at a polling station, in Maputo, Mozambique. The country's national elections commission said Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 that vote counting in the northwestern province was stopped due to possible fraud with more than 60 percent of votes coounted so far.  (AP Photo/Ferhat Momade, File)
Mozambique vote counting stops amid fraud worriesMozambique vote counting stops in northwestern province amid fraud allegations, report says
The Associated Press1 day ago
Oscar Pistorius sits in court before the fourth day of sentencing proceedings in the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Yesterday saw the first family member, first cousin of the late Reeva Steenkamp, Kim Martin, testified at the double-amputee athlete's trial. Pistorius faces up to 15 years in prison after being convicted of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, for shooting Steenkamp, although he could also receive a suspended jail sentence and a fine. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius to finally learn his sentenceOscar Pistorius to be sentenced for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
The Associated Press1 day ago
Liberia president describes heavy cost of EbolaEbola: Liberia's president appeals to world for help; food deliveries continue in Sierra Leone
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Kenya: 5 suspected bombers killedKenya military: Soldiers kill 5 suspected bombers, recover car bomb and 6 suicide vests
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Mozambique: Opposition leaders reject early resultMozambique: Opposition leaders reject early results which give lead to ruling Frelimo party
The Associated Press2 days ago
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