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24 October 2014 Last updated at 05:07 ET

First Ebola case in Mali confirmed

Mali says a two-year-old girl - believed to have recently visited Guinea - becomes the country's first person to be infected by the deadly virus.


Boko Haram militants from a video released by the groupBoko Haram 'abducts more women'

Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.

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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

Sent by Isaac T Payedoe, Gbarnga, Liberia, and Bartholomew Bropleh, Providence, Rhode Island, US

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