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24 October 2014 Last updated at 07:12 ET

Dozens monitored for Ebola in Mali

Dozens of people are being monitored in Mali after the nation confirmed a two-year-old girl as its first Ebola case.


Breaking News imageTunis 'militant hideout' stormed

Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.

Residents queue to cast their ballots at a polling station in Serewe on 24 October 2014 for Botswana's general electionsBotswana votes in tight election

Voters are going to the polls in Botswana in what is expected to be the closest general elections in the world's largest diamond producer.

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Pistorius sentencing: Relief as justice is served

The BBC's Andrew Harding reports on the sentencing of athlete Oscar Pistorius who begins a five-year jail sentence for culpable homicide.

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A monkey that eats with both hands will sooner or later fall from the tree

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