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Ebola outbreak: why people are worried

Ishaan Tharoor The worst Ebola outbreak in history has put a number of countries in West Africa in lockdown, led to the deaths of nearly 700 people since February and brought new reports of doctors, including...

Air Algerie plane wreckage found, 116 people feared dead

Adam Nossiter and Nicola Clark An Air Algérie jetliner with 116 people on board crashed early Thursday in a remote area of Mali near the borders with Burkina Faso and Niger, officials said.

No review over Rolf Harris sentence

Rolf Harris

Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris will not see his jail term challenged by the British government's chief legal adviser for being too lenient.

Ukraine official says pro-Russian separatists planted mines near MH17 crash site

International observers turned back from Ukrainian crash site as a government official said the area near the zone had been mined by pro-Russian separatists.

UK government will not appeal Rolf Harris sentence, despite 150 complaints

Nick Miller The Australian entertainer's five year and nine month sentence over sex offences not likely to be deemed 'unduly lenient', says Attorney General.

Tony Abbott still battling for access to MH17 crash site as Ukraine conflict continues

Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Daniel Flitton The Defence Minister in Kiev wears three stars on his shoulder. The Ukrainian army commander fighting rebels in the east has four stars.

Ceasefire in Tripoli to let firefighters try to control huge oil depot fire caused by rocket

Libyan firefighters try to stop the huge blaze started by fighting in Tripoli.

Aziz El Yaakoubi Rival militias fighting for control of Tripoli airport agreed on Wednesday to a temporary ceasefire to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket.

Israel shelled UN school, killing 20 Palestinians fleeing violence, relief agency says

A displaced Palestinian child takes shelter at the UN school in the Jabalia refugee camp after the shelling.

Ben Hubbard and Jodi Rudoren The UN had told the Israeli military 17 times that the school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp was a shelter, but it was not enough to save them from deadly shelling.

Stampede at rap concert kills at least 34, including children, at Guinea beach resort

The entrance to the left, where the man is sitting, is where the stampede took place.

Saliou Samb At least 34 people, including several children, were killed in a stampede at a beachside rap concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea's capital Conakry.

New poll finds most Russians believe Ukraine shot down flight MH17

Hmmm... Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval ratings are at historically high levels, now at 85 per cent.

Adam Taylor Just 3 per cent of Russians believe separatists in Ukraine might have shot down the plane, a new poll shows.

Afghanistan's Abdullah calls preliminary results a 'coup' against the people

Supporters of Ashraf Ghani dance in the street after the announcement of preliminary results.

Mirwais Harooni Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah's camp rejected preliminary results of the country's election on Monday as a "coup" against the people.

Victorious Jokowi hailed as hero of the people

Joko Widodo, popularly known as

Michael Bachelard The victor has promised to attack corruption and cronyism, improve health, education and infrastructure, and focus on delivering services.

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Mik Grigg and Amy Cooper From launch parties to scouting for bachelors, here is a rundown of last week's events in and around Sydney and Melbourne.

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Laura Csortan, Nova's red room with Tinie Tempah.

Mik Grigg & Jo Casamento From luncheons to opening nights, here's a rundown of last week's events in and around Sydney and Melbourne.

Nine out of 10 people in Edward Snowden's NSA intercepts were not targets

Provided conversations: Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Barton Gellman, Julie Tate and Ashkan Soltani Ordinary internet users far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the NSA from US digital networks.

Girl killed, eight people hurt in Iraqi airstrike: Kurdish official

Secretary-General of the Kurdish peshmerga fighters, Jabbar Yawar.

A 12-year-old girl has been killed and eight other civilians wounded in an Iraqi airstrike on a Kurdish-held town in Iraq's northern province of Salahuddin, a Kurdish security forces official said.

China executes 13 people in Xinjiang as violence grows

Michael Forsythe The Chinese government executed 13 people in the Xinjiang region Monday, part of an intensifying response to growing violence in the region that is spreading to other parts of the country.

Subway trains crash in South Korean capital, 235 people hurt

Christine Kim and Sohee Kim South Korea suffered its second serious transport accident in just over two weeks on Friday when a subway train in the capital, Seoul, crashed into a train at a station, injuring more then 235 people...

2500 people may be buried by landslide in Afghanistan

Map locates Badakhshan province in north-west Afghanistan where the landslides took place.

Azam Ahmed and Haris Kakar More than 2000 people are trapped after a landslide smashed into a village in a remote mountainous area of northeastern Afghanistan on Friday, a spokesman for the local governor said, prompting a...

At least 6 people killed in blast in Somali capital, police say

Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar At least six people were killed in Mogadishu on Saturday, including a senior city council official, when a remotely controlled bomb planted by al Shabaab insurgents exploded on a busy street in the...