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Trafficked, shot and kidnapped: Awet's quest to make Australia home

Trafficked, shot and kidnapped: Awet's quest to make Australia home

Awet had been living in Perth for a little less than two years when he received a devastating call: His mother and his six-year-old brother were missing.

  • by Maddison Sawle

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Two more die of Ebola in Congo as seven new cases are confirmed
Health

Two more die of Ebola in Congo as seven new cases are confirmed

Aid agencies are battling to persuade sceptical residents about the severity of an outbreak that has killed 27 people since April.

  • by Patient Ligodi
Ex-Melbourne Uni student, 23, found guilty of axe murders of family
Courts

Ex-Melbourne Uni student, 23, found guilty of axe murders of family

Henri van Breda, who grew up in Perth, slaughtered his parents and older brother with an axe in their upscale housing estate.

WHO upgrades Ebola threat level, stops short of sounding global alarm
Health

WHO upgrades Ebola threat level, stops short of sounding global alarm

Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo poses a greater danger to the Central African country and the region than previously assumed.

  • by Albert Otti & Sammy Mupfuni
Simple piece of technology saving lives
Opinion
Health

Simple piece of technology saving lives

Rapid technological advances will change the Australian healthcare system beyond recognition over the next few decades. But one piece of technology you most likely own is already changing the world.

  • by Patrick Walker & Daniel D'Hotman
Urban Ebola case is a 'game changer' in Congo outbreak
Health

Urban Ebola case is a 'game changer' in Congo outbreak

Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million, marking the first urban case in the latest outbreak of the disease.

  • by Max Bearak
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Congo's Ebola outbreak in 'new phase' as virus enters three health zones
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Health

Congo's Ebola outbreak in 'new phase' as virus enters three health zones

The disease has already killed 23 people and will be much harder to tackle in a city of 1 million people.

Coffee faces double threat in Ethiopia
Farming

Coffee faces double threat in Ethiopia

For generations, farmers planted the lush earth of Awedai and nearby areas in eastern Ethiopia with coffee trees, earning a livelihood from a crop that is now the country's main export.

  • by Kumerra Gemechu
Two British hostages, driver, released in Congo
UK

Two British hostages, driver, released in Congo

Two Britons and their Congolese driver held hostage in Democratic Republic of Congo have been released, Virunga National Park said on Sunday.

Suspected explosive device found at South Africa mosque
Terrorism

Suspected explosive device found at South Africa mosque

A suspected explosive device was discovered on Sunday in a mosque near the South African port city of Durban, police said.

  • by Ed Stoddard
Thousands of Tanzania's Maasai evicted from their land 'for tourism'
Human rights

Thousands of Tanzania's Maasai evicted from their land 'for tourism'

The people are homeless after the government burnt their houses to keep the savannah open for tourism benefiting two foreign safari companies, policy think-tank says.

  • by Rodney Muhumuza