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Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

31 July 2015, 19:40

An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa.

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Plane debris to arrive in France: airport sources

31 July 2015, 18:45

The piece of wing found on a beach on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion will arrive in mainland France for investigation, airport sources said.

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Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

31 July 2015, 17:30

American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said.

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The secret to Ethiopia's counterterrorism success

31 July 2015, 16:03

Obama has expressed keen interest in learning from Ethiopia's counterterrorism and counterinsurgency strategies, a report says.

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UN closes Ebola emergency mission

31 July 2015, 15:13

The UN Ebola Emergency Response Mission is winding down, with the WHO to once again take the reins in the fight against the deadly virus that has killed over 11 000 people in West Africa since 2013.

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US spied on Japan government, companies - WikiLeaks

31 July 2015, 15:13

The US spied on senior Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major companies including conglomerate Mitsubishi, according to documents released by WikiLeaks, which published a list of at least 35 targets.

70 000 Liberian births unrecorded in Ebola crisis - Unicef

31 July 2015, 14:15

More than 70 000 Liberian babies have been born without being registered as the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaged the impoverished west African nation, leaving them without healthcare and vulnerable to trafficking, Unicef says.

Mexico issues warrant for extradition of escaped 'El Chapo'

31 July 2015, 12:08

Mexico issues warrant for extradition for escaped drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

Afghan Taliban announce new leadership

31 July 2015, 11:02

The Taliban announced Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, marking a historic power transition for the militant movement that has waged a 14-year insurgency in Afghanistan.

70 000 Liberian births unrecorded in Ebola crisis - Unicef

31 July 2015, 09:47

More than 70 000 Liberian babies have been born without being registered as the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaged the impoverished west African nation, leaving them without healthcare and vulnerable to trafficking, Unicef says.

Malawi can be African model for liberalising abortion - activists

31 July 2015, 08:46

Malawi's use of evidence-based research to build support for a more liberal stance on abortion can make it a role model for Africa, campaigners say.

Chad reintroduces death penalty with anti-terror law

31 July 2015, 08:46

Chad has reintroduced the death penalty just six months after its abolition, as legislators passed a stringent anti-terror bill in the face of a spate of deadly Boko Haram attacks.

Surfer punches shark to escape attack in Australia

31 July 2015, 07:52

A surfer has punched a shark after being attacked on Australia's east coast, suffering bite wounds to his legs and hands in what a witness said was like ‘a Mick Fanning replay’.

Australia plays down MH370 luggage link

31 July 2015, 07:52

Australian MH370 search chiefs have played down any link between part of a bag discovered on the French island of La Reunion and the doomed flight.

Burundi politicians make peace

31 July 2015, 07:52

Agathon Rwasa has been elected deputy head of parliament after support from the ruling party of president Nkurunziza.

Astronomers find star with three super-Earths

30 July 2015, 22:38

Astronomers said they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf star one of them likely a volcanic world of molten rock.

For some, hunting lions in Africa is the ultimate experience

30 July 2015, 21:23

It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the so-called "Big Five" animals.

Court hearing delayed for Zimbabwe lion hunt co-accused

30 July 2015, 20:08

A court hearing for a Zimbabwean landowner who is accused of allowing the hunt that killed Cecil the lion was postponed amid continuing worldwide outrage at the animal's death.

Russian state "involved" in ex-KGB agent's London murder, inquiry hears

30 July 2015, 19:14

The Russian state must have been involved in the 2006 poisoning of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko with a radioactive isotope, which amounted to "a nuclear attack on the streets" of London.

Ohio campus police officer indicted for killing black man due in court

30 July 2015, 18:14

A former Cincinnati campus police officer arrested in the murder of an unarmed black man he had stopped for a missing license plate was due in court on to face charges.

Modern mugging: Sweden thieves demand money via mobile app

30 July 2015, 17:05

In a tale of a very modern mugging, thieves in Sweden forced their victim to give them his money via an electronic transfer, making the police investigation a no-brainer, Swedish media reported.

Somalia president: No elections in 2016

30 July 2015, 16:01

Somalia's president is ruling out the possibility of holding elections that are due next year, citing security challenges stemming from an Islamic insurgency.

Egypt court delays verdict in Al Jazeera trial

30 July 2015, 14:17

A Cairo court session which had been expected to deliver a verdict in the retrial of Al Jazeera television journalists has been adjourned, Al Jazeera says.

Clinton to testify before Benghazi panel

30 July 2015, 14:17

The House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, says Hillary Clinton has agreed to appear before the panel on October 22.

Investigators scramble to analyse wreckage for MH370 link

30 July 2015, 13:17

Aviation investigators are heading to the French Indian Ocean island of Le Reunion to determine whether a piece of plane wreckage that washed up on its shores is part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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