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27 January 2015 Last updated at 20:45 ET

Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack

Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say.


A young member of the South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army (SSDM/A) faction stands in Gumuruk on May 13, 2014Child soldiers freed in South Sudan

A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency says.

Workers prepare for burial for victims of Ebola virus, in Monrovia, Liberia. 5 January 2015Bank chief warns of pandemic threat

The president of the World Bank warns that the world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak.

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