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Ebola crisis: Nigeria declared free of virus

Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz, speaking in the capital Abuja, said it was a “spectacular success story”.

Nigeria won praise for its swift response after a Liberian diplomat brought the disease there in July.

Islamic State: Turkey to let Iraq Kurds join Kobane fight

Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobane, its foreign minister says.

Mevlut Cavusoglu added that talks on the subject were continuing, but gave no further details.

Tens of thousands of people have fled months of fighting in Kobane between IS forces and Syrian Kurd defenders.

Ukraine crisis: Amnesty deplores abuses by both sides

Human rights group Amnesty International says there is evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia.

There is “strong evidence” implicating Ukrainian government forces in the summary killing of four men at Nyzhnya Krynka, a new Amnesty reportsays.

Girl, 11, gang-raped in Imo

Uneasy calm has enveloped the sleepy, rural Ehume autonomous community in Obowo local council area of Imo State, following what the villagers termed “the mindless gang-raping of an innocent 11-year old in the area”.


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