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1 October 2014 Last updated at 10:18 ET

First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.


A rebel in eastern DR Congo pictured in 2012Congo ex-fighters 'starve in camp'

More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their relatives die from hunger and disease in an army camp in DR Congo, according to a rights group.

Dennis Kimetto is mobbed by the media on his return to KenyaHero's return for Kenyan Kimetto

Dennis Kimetto receives a hero's welcome on returning to Kenya after his world record-breaking run at the Berlin Marathon. BBC Sport

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With the political rise of President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, the BBC's Andrew Harding considers if Zimbabwe is witnessing the birth of a dynasty.

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