31 July 2014 Last updated at 14:12 ET

S Leone declares Ebola emergencyHealth workers carry the body of an Ebola virus victim in Kenema, Sierra Leone, 25 June 2014

Sierra Leone's president declares a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak and order epicentres of the disease to be quarantined.


An Israeli soldier stands in a tunnel said to be captured from Hamas militants, 25 July 2014Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels'

Israel says it will not halt its Gaza operation until tunnels built by Hamas are destroyed, as the UN warns Gaza is "facing a precipice".

passengers at GatwickGatwick staff to help with baggage

Gatwick Airport will bring in up to 45 of its own staff to help with luggage handling to ensure there is no repeat of last weekend's delays.

The fat man'Tape measure test' call on diabetes

People are being urged to take out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Pint being poured Tags plan to cut alcohol-linked crime

Repeat offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes could be forced by courts to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.

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