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Ebola Virus

Number of Ebola cases rises above 10,000: UN health agency

ImageMore than 10,000 people have now been infected with the Ebola virus, according to the WHO. Medical workers returning to the US are facing tighter controls, while Mali has reported its first Ebola death.


Egypt's president blames Sinai attacks on foreign conspiracy

Speaking in the aftermath of attacks in Sinai that killed at least 31 Egyptian soldiers, President el-Sissi claimed foreign powers were behind the attack. He vowed to take extreme measures to uproot militants.


UK brings guns and training to peshmerga

As the US airdrops supplies and weapons to Kurds fighting "Islamic State" (IS) militants, the UK has sent a group of soldiers to Iraqi Kurdistan to arm and train the peshmerga with heavy-duty machine guns.


Tunisia is expected to reshuffle political cards in historical election

Tunisians are set to go to polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament for the first time since the 2011 revolution. But many citizens don't know who they will vote for - if at all.


Brazil's economy could decide election

Economic questions could end up deciding the Brazilian election. But analysts say it won't work the other way round - economic development is unlikely to be affected by the outcome of the run-off.


Poroshenko calls for 'entirely new' future as Ukraine prepares for vote

Ukrainians are preparing to go to the polls in snap elections that are expected to dramatically change the make-up of the country's parliament. Polls put incumbent President Petro Poroshenko's bloc in the lead.


Italians protest against PM Renzi's contested labor reforms

Tens of thousands of people have marched in Rome to voice their opposition to Prime Minister Renzi's plans to overhaul the labor market. The reforms aim to tackle unemployment and reboot Italy's stagnating economy.


Brazil's presidential candidates face close run-off

Polls show that Brazil's incumbent President Dilma Rousseff is likely to face stiff competition from challenger Aecio Neves in Sunday's presidential run-off. Around 143 million people are eligible to vote.

Ebola Virus

Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola fears

Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after the country reported its first Ebola death near the frontier shared by the two countries. The WHO says more than 10,000 people have now been infected with the virus.


Thousands of Muslim Rohingyas flee Myanmar

Myanmar is experiencing yet another exodus of more than 8,000 Rohingya Muslims who are leaving the country by boat. The group has been repeatedly attacked by Buddhist mobs in the past few years.